Raiders ready to open district play against Patriots

Navarre’s football team closes out September at home with its District 2-6A opener against Pace. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bennett C. Russell Stadium.

The Raiders are 4-0 and ranked sixth in the state and are looking to take the first step forward in their quest to win a district crown for the first time since 2015. Navarre is also looking to complete a perfect run through September for the fourth consecutive year.

Last week, Navarre knocked off Pine Forest 27-14 to stretch its road win streak to 14 games. The Raiders have won 25 of their last 26 games in the regular season.

Navarre now turns its attention to the Patriots, who enter the game 1-3. Pace is coming off a 49-21 loss to Choctaw.

Raiders head coach Jay Walls said his team is looking forward to the start of district play.

“It’s our first district game and the race is wide open,” Walls said. “Everyone is going to be pumped up for the game.”

Notable Numbers

54: Wins Navarre head coach Jay Walls has racked up in his career with the Raiders.  In his sixth season, he has lost only 13 times and is 26-3 in his last 29 games.

50: Points Navarre has allowed in its last three games. The Raiders have given up just 20 points combined in the second half during the stretch.

29: Sacks the Raiders have registered this season. James Segrest leads the way with 5.5.

939: Rushing yards the Raiders have rolled up in four games. Omari Green has more than a third of those yards (393).

Star Power

Sage Chambers: He threw for 184 yards in win over Pine Forest and has thrown six touchdown passes in his last two games.

Chris Williams: Rushed for a season-high 92 yards against the Eagles and has 236 yards on the season.

Omari Green:  Only carried the ball five times against Pine Forest but he has 393 yards and six scores.

Dante Wright: Caught three touchdown passes in latest win and has five touchdown receptions in all.

Cade Taylor: Tallied eight tackles Friday and also rang up two sacks. Leads team in tackles with 29.

James Segrest: Finished with 6.5 tackles against Pine Forest and has 25.5 tackles this year.

Jordan Jefferson: Racked up 4.5 tackles in win over Eagles and has 20 overall. He also has three sacks.

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