Jacobi Smith

Seniors set tone for Raiders’ run to title

Seniors set tone for Raiders’ run to title

Jacobi Smith was almost brought to tears by the fact that he and his fellow seniors have helped put the Navarre boys weightlifting program on the map, leading the Raiders to a 2A state championship Friday at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach. “It almost makes you want to cry, having grown up together. […]

Raiders second to no one at state meet

Raiders second to no one at state meet

One point put the exclamation point on Navarre’s first boys state weightlifting championship in program history. Behind two state champions (Josh Carter and Jordan Jefferson), as well as three other medal winners, the Raiders edged Spruce Creek by the slimmest of margins. Noah Melendez placed fourth, and the three points he received for that effort […]

Raiders hoping to jam to state championship tune

Raiders hoping to jam to state championship tune

Rap or Rock? That was the question Garrett Bagley posed to Jacobi Smith prior to the start of a mid-day workout a week before Friday’s 2A state weightlifting meet at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach. Smith chose rock. But had he chosen rap, or really, any other brand of music, that wouldn’t have […]

Navarre gearing up for run at regional title repeat

Navarre gearing up for run at regional title repeat

Rock music blares to the point where it almost shakes the weight room on a Thursday morning, the sound loud enough to carry into the parking lot. Members of Navarre’s weightlifting team are having fun and working hard as they gear up for Friday’s Region 1-2A meet, which the Raiders are hosting starting at noon. […]

Raiders enjoy chance to play in all-star game

Raiders enjoy chance to play in all-star game

Late in the third quarter of the Subway All-Star Football Game Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium, the East was knocking on the door of the end zone. Navarre’s Chris Williams had just picked up a couple of more yards inside the 10-yard line of the West, putting the East in a position to strike. […]

Raider yuletide revelers

Raider yuletide revelers

Navarre head coach Jay Walls and members of his football team spent Thursday, Dec. 6 going around town singing Christmas Carols as a way to thank the sponsors of the team for their support during the season. Walls was joined by Chris Williams, Quinn Caballero, Jacobi Smith, Josh Carter, Matt Downey, Dante Wright and Evan […]

Navarre falls in showdown between state-ranked teams

Navarre falls in showdown between state-ranked teams

Some nights a team just has to learn from a loss and move on. Navarre’s football team found itself in that situation Friday night against Escambia. The Raiders fell 37-27 to the Gators in a showdown between state-ranked teams at Emmitt Smith Field in Pensacola. Navarre trailed 20-7 at halftime but closed the gap to […]

Jacobi Smith uses versatility to his advantage on the field

Jacobi Smith uses versatility to his advantage on the field

Jacobi Smith was introduced to University of West Florida head football coach Pete Shinnick after the Argonauts’ camp last week by Navarre running backs coach Tony Carter. Carter didn’t define Smith by one position during the introduction, instead telling Shinnick that Smith can basically play wherever you need him to. That versatility is something Smith […]