Cade Taylor

Taylor, Cocker close out prep careers in all-star game

Taylor, Cocker close out prep careers in all-star game

Cade Taylor and Ryan Cocker are playing college baseball next year, but Thursday night they had one last chance to experience life as high school athletes. The two Navarre standouts competed for the East in the Subway All-Star Game at the University of West Florida’s Jim Spooner Field in a game that ended with the […]

Six Raiders taking their athletic talents to college level

Six Raiders taking their athletic talents to college level

Six Navarre athletes signed national letters of intent Monday. Sage Chambers, Sam Register, Darrell Hixon and Garrett Schluter are all taking their talents to Huntingdon, an NCAA Division III school in Montgomery, AL. Cade Taylor and Andre Smith also signed letters. Taylor is going to play baseball for Southwest Tennessee Community College and Smith will […]

Raiders punctuate senior night with a victory

Raiders punctuate senior night with a victory

Austin Tebo couldn’t have asked for a better way for senior night to play out. He and fellow Navarre seniors Cade Taylor and Ryan Cocker went out winners with a 5-1 win over Crestview. “We played great and executed our plays and got the win,” Tebo said. The Raiders have won seven of their last […]

All-Star spots awarded to five Raiders

All-Star spots awarded to five Raiders

Five players from Navarre have earned spots on the East squad for the 2017 Subway All-Star Football Game. The game between the East and the West will be played Dec. 15 at Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Quarterback Sage Chambers, offensive lineman Darrell Hixon, running back Omari Green, wide receiver/strong safety […]

St. Augustine next stop for Navarre on playoff journey

St. Augustine next stop for Navarre on playoff journey

The game is bigger than the trip. That was the message Navarre head coach Jay Walls gave his team after its 49-47 win over Niceville in the opening round of the 6A playoffs Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The game Walls is referring to is the regional semifinal showdown with top-seeded St. Augustine […]

Greatness available as Raiders gear up for postseason play

Greatness available as Raiders gear up for postseason play

Greatness is available. Navarre head coach Jay Walls told his team that after it closed out the regular season with a 42-20 win over Niceville Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. In the postseason for the ninth time in program history, the Raiders are focused on making a run at the program’s first state […]

Raiders rise to occasion in regular-season finale

Raiders rise to occasion in regular-season finale

           In case you were wondering how good the defense of the Navarre Raiders really is, look no further than a two-minute span in the second quarter Friday night. It was during that stretch that Kevon Washington and Dante Wright picked off passes and swung the momentum in the Raiders’ favor […]

Raiders close out regular season against Niceville

Raiders close out regular season against Niceville

Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium, Navarre’s football team will close out its regular season against Niceville in a 7:30 p.m. showdown. Ranked 10th in the state and 7-1 on the season, the Raiders will be looking to take down the Eagles for the third consecutive year and take a ton of momentum into […]

It’s Beach Bowl time

It’s Beach Bowl time

It’s Beach Bowl time. Navarre and Gulf Breeze will play their annual rivalry game Friday night at Dolphin Stadium in Gulf Breeze. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. This will be the 10th meeting between the schools in which a trophy will be on the line. The Raiders have won eight of the nine meetings. […]

Taylor looking forward to one last Beach Bowl with his dad

Taylor looking forward to one last Beach Bowl with his dad

Navarre senior linebacker Cade Taylor has mixed emotions about his final Beach Bowl Friday night. “I’m sad because it’s the last one, but I’m also really excited about it. It’s a big game and I’m glad I get to be a part of it with my dad.” His dad is Greg Taylor, Navarre’s defensive coordinator, […]

Navarre aims to bounce back this week

Navarre aims to bounce back this week

Navarre is ready to move forward. After a 27-point lead slipped away in a 35-27 loss to Escambia Friday night, the Raiders will look to get back on track Friday night when it takes on Milton in a District 2-6A game at 7:30 p.m. The Raiders are 5-1 overall, 1-0 in the district and ranked […]

Raiders’ showdown with Gators will have playoff-like feel to it

Raiders’ showdown with Gators will have playoff-like feel to it

Navarre’s Homecoming showdown with Escambia Friday night will have a postseason feel to it considering playoff points will be on the line when the seventh-ranked Raiders battle the Gators in a 7:30 p.m. showdown at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Under the new playoff format, district champions in each of the regions are assured of a […]

Raiders ready to open district play against Patriots

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 […]

Raiders put road win streak on the line against Eagles

Raiders put road win streak on the line against Eagles

Navarre’s football team will put its impressive road win streak on the line Friday night when it takes on Pine Forest at 7 p.m. in Pensacola. The Raiders have won their last 13 road games and 24 of their last 25 games overall in the regular season. They are 3-0 after topping Choctaw 41-24 last […]

Raiders gear up for road test against Bulldogs

Raiders gear up for road test against Bulldogs

A showdown is set for Friday night. Navarre and Crestview will square off at Jack Foster Stadium in a battle between two teams that made the postseason a year ago. It’s the first meeting between the two teams since 2014 when the Raiders rolled to a 21-0 win. The Raiders are 2-0 and ranked seventh […]

Raiders set to hit the road for game against Wildcats

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 […]

Highlights not in short supply in Raiders’ season-opening win over Crusaders

Highlights not in short supply in Raiders’ season-opening win over Crusaders

Omari Green and Dante Wright both scored three touchdowns. Chris Williams found the end zone a couple of times. Cade Taylor and Bryson Brewer picked off passes. It was no doubt a night of highlights for the Navarre Raiders in their season opener against Pensacola Catholic Friday at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. But there is […]

Navarre kicks off season against Catholic

Navarre kicks off season against Catholic

It’s time for football. The Navarre Raiders begin what they hope is a long season when they kick off their 2017 campaign against Pensacola Catholic tonight at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. Navarre was 12-2 a year ago and reached the state semifinals for the second time in program […]

Taylor brings experience, leadership to Raiders’ defense

Taylor brings experience, leadership to Raiders’ defense

With only four returning starters, Navarre’s defense is short on experience heading into the football season. That’s where great leadership comes into play and senior linebacker Cade Taylor is ready to help provide it for a Raiders team with high expectations. “You definitely have to set a good example by working hard,” Taylor said. “The […]

Navarre’s baseball team splits games in final week of regular season

Navarre’s baseball team splits games in final week of regular season

Navarre’s baseball team experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in a pair of games last week, beating West Florida 9-8 and falling 7-5 to rival Gulf Breeze on senior night. It had been five years since Navarre’s baseball team had won a game in walk-off fashion. Last Thursday at home, the […]

Raiders have tough week on the baseball field

Raiders have tough week on the baseball field

Navarre’s baseball team suffered three tough losses last week. After falling 5-3 to Pace Tuesday, the Raiders were swept by Niceville in district play Thursday and Friday. They lost 6-2 in the first game and 4-3 in the second. In the game against Pace, the Patriots took advantage of two hits, a walk, and a Raider […]