Raiders find success in first flag football season

As the final seconds tick off the clock late Tuesday night, Navarre’s flag football team prepares to celebrate another win.

The Raiders have just bulldozed their way past Tate, winning 26-7 at Bennett C. Russell Stadium to notch their fourth win of this inaugural season.

In less than 24 hours, the players will be back to work on the field, practicing bright and early at 7 a.m. They will also spend time watching game film. The dedication has helped propel this team to success. Halfway through the season, the Raiders are 4-2 and riding a two-game winning streak.

“It’s a testament to all the work the girls have put in,” head coach Sean Tomey said. “Almost all of them are running track, so they practice with us in the morning and have track practice in the afternoon. “That’s tough on a kid. But they have done everything we’ve asked of them and are great kids,” Tomey said. “They are having fun with it.”

Indeed, they are. Abigail Pantlitz will tell you as much. A star sprinter on the track team, Pantlitz has excelled on both sides of the ball on this team. She returned an interception for a touchdown to put the exclamation point on the convincing win over the Aggies.

Read the full article in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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