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Season comes to painful close for Navarre

Season comes to painful close for Navarre

Losing a playoff game hurts. Tears and long embraces among the Navarre Raiders followed a 49-27 loss to Crestview in the Region 1-6A championship game on a chilly and wet Friday evening at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Despite the loss, the Raiders (11-2) are holding their heads high. “It’s tough to lose a playoff game your […]

Navarre battles Crestview for regional championship

Navarre battles Crestview for regional championship

A trip to the state final four is on the line tonight when Navarre takes on Crestview in the Region 1-6A Regional championship game at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. The Raiders (11-1) and Bulldogs (9-2) are meeting for the second time this year. Navarre won the regular-season showdown in September […]

Raiders ready for rematch with Bulldogs

Raiders ready for rematch with Bulldogs

A chip is on the shoulder of Navarre, a chip built from the talk on the Crestview side of how the Raiders were lucky to beat the Bulldogs in September. Down 28 points at halftime, Navarre defied the odds and dominated the second half in a thrilling 41-35 overtime win. Senior defensive lineman Mitchell Hunt […]

Instant Classic! Raiders rally for wild win

Instant Classic! Raiders rally for wild win

From 28 to 0-no to oh what a win. In an instant classic between two state ranked teams, Navarre scratched, clawed and grinded its way to an unbelievable 41-35 comeback victory over Crestview Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. Dante Wright punctuated the heart-stopping win when he bolted for the end zone on a […]

Raiders set to battle Bulldogs in early-season showdown

Raiders set to battle Bulldogs in early-season showdown

Navarre faces its biggest test of the season tonight when it battles Crestview in a 7:30 p.m. showdown at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Raiders (2-0) and Bulldogs  (2-0) are squaring off in a matchup of state-ranked teams. Navarre is sixth and Crestview is ninth in the Associated Press poll. Navarre rolled over Washington last […]

Navarre stuns Gulf Breeze in regular-season finale

Navarre stuns Gulf Breeze in regular-season finale

Navarre stunned Gulf Breeze 1-0 Friday night to close out the regular season in impressive fashion and then opened district tournament play Monday with a 10-0 win over Crestview. The Raiders handed the rival Dolphins their first loss of the season. A goal by Autumn Slaybaugh accounted for the only scoring in the game. Jessika […]

Raiders get back to work on the football field

Raiders get back to work on the football field

Navarre’s football team returned to the practice field Tuesday in preparation for Friday night’s game against Choctaw. The seventh-ranked Raiders had last Friday’s game against Crestview wiped out due to the threat of Hurricane Irma. The Santa Rosa County School District cancelled school Friday and Monday and all but a handful of athletic events were […]

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 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 […]