Abdalla Elbaioumy

Navarre makes a statement in win over Washington

Navarre makes a statement in win over Washington

A cell phone rang during the middle of a first-half water break for Navarre during its boys soccer showdown against Washington Wednesday night in Pensacola. It was head coach Abdalla Elbaioumy. Suspended for three weeks after his ejection for arguing a questionable call in the Raiders’ shutout loss to Pensacola Catholic two nights earlier, Elbaioumy […]

Navarre cruises to win over Milton in boys soccer

Navarre cruises to win over Milton in boys soccer

As his team warmed up on a chilly December evening, a date with Milton a little over 20 minutes away, Navarre head soccer coach Abdalla Elbaioumy talked about the nature of soccer. He pointed out sometimes a team just knows it is going to control the game. And even if it falls behind, its confidence […]

Raiders have sights set on contending for district title

Raiders have sights set on contending for district title

Playing for the district championship the season before means the bar has been raised for the season ahead. Navarre’s boys soccer team finished as the runner-up, and the players understand that expectations are much higher this season. “We’ve set a precedent of what we should do. We’re expecting to go further,” senior team captain Mason […]

Raiders advance to district final with win over Wildcats

Raiders advance to district final with win over Wildcats

Heartbroken a year ago, Navarre was wrapped in pure joy late Wednesday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium, a 2-1 semifinal win over area powerhouse Washington in the books, a trip to the District 1-4A championship game guaranteed. Senior Bobby Holderman never forgot that 1-0 semifinal loss to the Wildcats last season. “That was sad. […]

Raider soccer team making progress despite tough losses

Raider soccer team making progress despite tough losses

Rain poured down last Monday night as Navarre’s boys soccer team battled Niceville in a crucial district game at the NYSA Complex. The Raiders had already lost to the Eagles once this season and were hoping for a little revenge and to put an end to a three-game winless streak. They trailed 1-0 at halftime […]

Raiders endure painful ending to soccer season

Raiders endure painful ending to soccer season

Mario Cruz sat on the field at the Ashton Brosneham Complex Wednesday night, his face, with tears streaming down it, buried in his hands. Navarre head soccer coach Abdalla Elbaioumy walked over to him, knelt down and did his best to console the senior, who was just beginning to feel the sting of a 1-0 […]

Raiders cash in on scoring chances in win over Bulldogs

Raiders cash in on scoring chances in win over Bulldogs

Capitalizing on opportunities has been something Navarre’s boys soccer team has struggled to do at times this season. But the story was different Monday night, the Raiders executing their offense perhaps as well as they have all season in a 4-1 win over Crestview in the opening round of the District 1-4A tournament at Bennett […]