Top seed in region potentially on line for Navarre Friday

Before Navarre begins its quest for a state championship, the Raiders must first focus on their regular-season finale against Niceville.

The Raiders (8-1) and Eagles (7-2) square off Friday night in Niceville at 7 p.m. Both teams are postseason bound and the No. 1 seed in the regional playoffs is potentially on the line for the Raiders.

“No question it’s another big game, and we have to go over there, which is always tough,” Navarre head coach Jay Walls said. “It’s become a rivalry game and we want to finish the regular season strong, finish on a positive note and have a chance to be the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.”

The Raiders met shortly before 8 a.m. Monday, kicking off the day with a team meeting after having the weekend to savor their 40-12 win over rival Gulf Breeze.

Navarre is the District 2-6A champion for the third time in four years and is the Beach Bowl champ for the 10th time.

“They know it’s time to get back to work and we told the players we want to build on what we did last week,” Walls said.

Read the full article in the Nov. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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