Navarre head coach Jay Walls was asked an important question after the Raiders survived a 49-47 shootout against Niceville Friday night in a 6A playoff opener.
Someone wanted to know what he thought of Dante Wright’s hair. The junior wide receiver/defensive back left hair near the front of his head but shaved the top and back of it.
“It looks good on him,” Walls said with a laugh.
The change of hairstyle did nothing to change the way Wright plays the game. The area’s most electrifying player caught three touchdown passes and scored another off a 16-yard run as Navarre advanced on to the Sweet 16. The Raiders take on St. Augustine Friday night in a 6:30 p.m. game.
Senior quarterback Sage Chambers didn’t do anything to his hair but he did sport a Fu Manchu kind of look. He said he got the idea from Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield.
“He’s my favorite quarterback and that’s where I got it from,” Chambers said. “We got a bunch of other guys with blonde hair. Dante has no hair on top of his head and bunch around his skull. It’s pretty cool. It’s playoff tradition.”
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