Navarre aims to bounce back this week

Navarre is ready to move forward.

After a 27-point lead slipped away in a 35-27 loss to Escambia Friday night, the Raiders will look to get back on track Friday night when it takes on Milton in a District 2-6A game at 7:30 p.m.

The Raiders are 5-1 overall, 1-0 in the district and ranked 10th in the state. The Panthers are 2-4 overall and 0-1 in district action.

Navarre has lost only twice in its last 28 regular-season games. Navarre head coach Jay Walls doesn’t want his team to let last week’s loss affect it’s ability to be ready to roll this week.

“We can’t let Escambia beat us twice,” Walls said. “We can’t point the finger and we can’t make excuses. We just have to go to work and go on the road for a tough district game against Milton.”

Walls is confident his team will make the necessary adjustments to be ready for the Panthers and set the stage for what should be a showdown for the district championship in two weeks against rival Gulf Breeze.

“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We have a big game coming up against (against Milton),” Walls said. “We’ll correct our mistakes and fix some things.”

Notable Numbers

14: Consecutive road games the Raiders have won.

227: Points Navarre has scored this season. Raiders scored a season-best 56 against Catholic and have scored 27 three times.

12: Offensive touchdowns Dante Wright has scored this season. He has also returned a pick for a score.

9: Rushing touchdowns by Omari Green. He leads the team in that category.

55: Tackle total for Josh Carter, who has also racked up 2.5 sacks. He leads the team in tackles.

Star Power: Sage Chambers completed 10 of his 20 passes for 146 yards against Escambia. He threw one touchdown pass…Dante Wright caught a touchdown pass and scored off an interception return against the Gators…Omari Green scored a touchdown against Escambia. Josh Carter returned a pick for a score. It’s his third defensive touchdown of the year. Carter finished with 16.5 tackles last week…Cade Taylor came up with 10 tackles while Wright and Bryson Brewer finished with 9.5 tackles apiece.

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