Gilchrist determined to leave memorable mark on program

Alex Gilchrist tweeted in early May that he doesn’t want to be remembered by everyone. He just wants to help his Navarre teammates get a ring so that he can remember them.

After the spring game two months ago, the senior defensive lineman explained what he meant by that post on social media.

“It would be the first time we’ve done it (win a state championship) in school history, and it would mean a lot to all of us. We’ve worked hard and are just waiting for that opportunity,” Gilchrist said.

It’s a lofty goal for sure, but one he believes in 100 percent. Of course, as a veteran player, someone who will be counted on for leadership, he understands that you can’t look too far ahead. It’s all about taking it one game at a time.

And for the Raiders to have success, Gilchrist needs to be among the players who are at their best.

He’s coming off a junior season in which he made 30 tackles and recorded five sacks. He also blocked a punt for a Navarre team that finished 9-2 and won a district championship.

But that doesn’t mean he’s satisfied with the point he has reached as a player.

Read the full article in the July 12 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.


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