Raiders making progress as spring football practice rolls on

One week of spring football practice is in the books and Navarre head coach Jay Walls is pleased with the attitude his team has brought to the field.

“The first couple of days are always rusty, but the effort and enthusiasm has been great,” Walls said. “The kids are learning and doing what they can do to get better.”

Installing the offense and putting defensive schemes in place have been a focus for the Raiders. Walls said progress is being made on both fronts.

“A lot of our offense is in. We’ve thrown a lot at them the first week,” Walls said. “We wanted to get it in the first week and then continue to rep and get better over the next two weeks.”

The same can be said about the defense.

“Defensively, we’ve been a little conservative. Our defensive package isn’t huge,” Walls said. “We only run a few fronts and coverages but we’re aggressive with our blitzing. We don’t have a lot of returning players, so we have a lot of younger players learning the defense.”

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