Raiders gear up for road test against Bulldogs

A showdown is set for Friday night.

Navarre and Crestview will square off at Jack Foster Stadium in a battle between two teams that made the postseason a year ago.

It’s the first meeting between the two teams since 2014 when the Raiders rolled to a 21-0 win.

The Raiders are 2-0 and ranked seventh in the state in 6A. The Bulldogs are just outside the top 10 in the latest Associated Press poll, receiving three votes this week.

Navarre topped Washington 27-12 Friday night and Crestview continued its dominance with a 32-0 win over St. Martin out of Mississippi. The Bulldogs have outscored their first two opponents 69-2.

But Navarre has shown its potential as well through the first two weeks. The Raiders dropped 56 on Pensacola Catholic and kept in check a Washington team that had scored 45 the previous week.

The game will be a test for both teams for sure and it’s possible there will be a second meeting between these two teams when the playoffs roll around in November.

Notable Numbers

554: Rushing yards the Raiders have racked up in their first two games

5: Touchdown total for Omari Green through the first two weeks. The senior has rolled up 235 rushing yards as well.

3: Turnovers forced by Navarre in its win over Washington

13: Consecutive road games the Raiders have won

23: Number of times Navarre has won in its last 24 outings in the regular season

Star Power

Sage Chambers: He is 16-of-32 for 199 yards

Omari Green: Has carried the ball 46 times for 235 yards and five scores, rushing for over 100 yards in each of his first two games

Dante Wright: Has rushed for 181 yards on seven carries and has scored four touchdowns. He also has six catches for 72 yards. The junior has also picked off a pass and has blocked an extra point

Cade Taylor: He has come through with 15 tackles and has picked off a pass

Josh Carter: Has racked up 11 tackles and a sack

James Segrest: He has come up with 9.5 tackles and a sack. Has also recovered a fumble

Gabriel Davis: Has come up with 9.5 tackles

Jordan Jefferson: Has racked up eight tackles to go along with a sack

Mitchell Hunt and Cameron Thomas: The two have racked up eight tackles apiece

Nolan Garrett: He has tallied seven tackles and has also picked off a pass

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