Raiders set to hit the road for game against Wildcats

Navarre’s football team hits the road for the first time this season when it travels to Washington Friday night for a 7 p.m. game.

The Raiders enter the showdown riding the high of a 56-35 win over Pensacola Catholic in their season opener. Navarre is ranked eighth in the state in 6A and its win was fueled by a potent rushing attack.

The Wildcats are also 1-0 after topping Milton 45-26. Joe Slattery threw for 279 yards and four touchdown passes, with two of his passes finding the hands of Mystikal McGhee. Eric Goldsmith returned a punt for a score.

Navarre defeated Washington 36-20 last season.

Notable Numbers

405: The number of rushing yards Navarre churned out against Pensacola Catholic.

8:  The number of rushing touchdowns the Raiders scored, including three apiece from Dante Wright and Omari Green. Chris Williams scored twice.

12: Consecutive road games the Raiders have won over the last two seasons.

22: The number of wins Navarre has in its last 23 regular-season games.

2:  Turnovers forced by the Raiders in their win over Catholic. Cade Taylor and Bryson Brewer each picked off a pass.

Star Power

Dante Wright: Carried the ball five times for 154 yards and scored three touchdowns against Catholic.

Omari Green: Rushed for 121 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns.

Chris Williams: Picked up 90 yards on 15 carries and scored two touchdowns.

Sage Chambers: Completed seven of his 13 passes for 79 yards and also rushed for 12 yards.

Cade Taylor: Racked up eight tackles against the Crusaders to lead the defense, which gave up 228 yards but managed to keep Catholic off the scoreboard in the fourth quarter.

Read more about the Navarre football team in the Aug. 31 edition of the Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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