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Winning was the only option for the Navarre Raider football team on Friday night.

Anything less than victory over Pace simply wouldn’t have been good enough. Not with the Raiders sitting three spots below the Patriots in the latest regional rankings.

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Brian Out Loud

We live in an interesting country, one that picks and chooses when it wants to hear what athletes have to say about a relevant topic.

We know that if the opinion of the athlete fits their belief or narrative, or if it doesn’t make them uncomfortable, people are quick to buy tickets for that bandwagon.

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It’s a beautiful Monday afternoon. The sun is shining. No rain threat in sight. Playing golf at the Club at Hidden Creek seems like a great idea for the Navarre golf teams as they head into another week.

That great idea, however, might as well not be an idea at all because the Raiders have no chance of playing golf on this day in late September.

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Sometimes I scratch my head when it comes to great athletes that just don’t seem to be getting the recruiting looks that they should be late in their high school careers.

Navarre’s Devin Wright is one of them.

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Loss. Loss. Loss. Loss.

It is kind of a dreary start to a column but it’s a simple way of stating that the beginning of the 2018 volleyball season, Ryan Davenport’s first as the head coach, did not start off well.

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In some ways the high school football world mirrors the current state of the job market in this country.

While there isn’t pay involved, a need to go to an open interview, or even a sign-on bonus available, there is an opportunity for teams to fill a void if they happen to have one.

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Brian Out Loud

I feel at times as if I’m dodging bullets doing my job amid the COVID-19 pandemic, wondering if I’ve been exposed and torn at times on when to wear my mask in a sports setting and when I’m good without one.

For the record, I’ve been vaccinated, and there was a time not too long ago where worries of the pandemic had faded away shortly after that vaccination. Our country seemed to be moving in the right direction.

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