Four-quarter effort fuels Navarre’s success

Talent plays a big part in Navarre’s success. But nothing stands out more, perhaps, than the effort the Raiders put forth week in and week out.

Six weeks into the 2018 campaign, Navarre has dodged two bullets, rallying twice for thrilling wins, including once in overtime, and shook off a tightly contested first half with Pace in its District 2-6A opener Friday night to roll past the Patriots 49-30.

“We really take a lot of pride in playing four quarters. We really do,” Navarre head coach Jay Walls.

Fifth-ranked Navarre trailed 10-7 after one quarter and was down 17-14 in the second before taking control. The Raiders (6-0) led 21-17 at halftime.

“I’m proud of the way our kids keep their poise and keep playing hard,” Walls said. “At halftime we had the lead and our coaches are working hard, looking at what’s happening and making adjustments. I’m proud of the whole team.”

The Raiders gave up just 16 points after halftime and haven’t given up more than 16 points in the second half of any game this season.

Read the full article in the Oct. 4 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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