Navarre Raiders

Raiders struggle with momentum in loss to Eagles

Raiders struggle with momentum in loss to Eagles

Navarre Raiders head coach Jay Walls stood outside the visiting locker room late Friday night and said to himself that ‘we have to get better.’  Those words summed up the night a difficult night that ended with the Raiders falling 24-6 to Pine Forest. It’s their second consecutive loss. Not since 2014 has Navarre lost […]

Tough night for Raiders in Tallahassee

Tough night for Raiders in Tallahassee

The final score tells the ending of the story but not the whole story. Navarre had a chance to swing the momentum in its favor in this showdown with Lincoln Thursday night here in Tallahassee.  Down seven early in the third quarter, the Raiders had forced the Trojans off the field on their opening drive […]

Raiders on the road for district opener

Raiders on the road for district opener

Navarre begins District 1-7A play under the lights on a Thursday night. The Raiders head on the road today to Tallahassee to take on Lincoln at Gene Cox Stadium. Kickoff is 7 p.m. EST. The Raiders (3-0) come in unbeaten and looking for their first win in a new district. They held on for a […]

Raiders ready to begin district play in football

Raiders ready to begin district play in football

Navarre makes its District 1-7A debut Thursday night when it heads to Tallahassee to take on Lincoln at Gene Cox Stadium. The Raiders moved up from 6A this season and haven’t played the Trojans since 2010, when they met in the playoffs. Lincoln prevailed 34-33. So, for the current players on Navarre’s team, a trip […]

Defense propels Raiders to win over Panthers

Defense propels Raiders to win over Panthers

Kobe Johnson threw the football into the air moments after getting it in his hands after a big play on defense. Moments earlier, the ball had been knocked out of a Milton receiver’s hands on a hard hit by Bailey Huston in the end zone. Johnson’s recovery of the fumble  with 1:41 to go sealed […]

Raiders battle Panthers in first road game

Raiders battle Panthers in first road game

Navarre heads to Milton tonight for its first road game of the season. The Raiders and Panthers kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Haywood Hanna Panther Stadium. Navarre (2-0) is coming off its first shutout win of the season, blanking Pace 34-0. Milton (1-0) played its opener last week and won 36-6 over Pensacola. The […]

Raiders put away Patriots in shutout fashion

Raiders put away Patriots in shutout fashion

Business-like in the locker room Friday night, Navarre mildly celebrated its shutout win over Pace at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. There were a few cheers here and there in the wake of a 34-0 win. However, most of the excitement among the players seemed to stem from watching replays of Raider alum Dante Wright catching […]

New twist to Beach Bowl rivalry ends with familiar result

New twist to Beach Bowl rivalry ends with familiar result

It went down to the wire, which is what a rivalry game is supposed to do. Navarre and Gulf Breeze battled until the end Friday night in the Beach Bowl. But instead of playing in week 10, reclassification and district changes pushed Navarre and Gulf Breeze into a season-opening showdown. Yet, this new twist to […]

Raiders ready to kick off year with Beach Bowl

Raiders ready to kick off year with Beach Bowl

There will be no district title on the line and an automatic berth to the playoffs won’t be hanging in the balance Friday night when Navarre and Gulf Breeze square off in the Beach Bowl at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. A week 10 game the past four seasons, with the last three featuring a showdown […]

Raider mom’s club embraces challenge of feeding the football team

Raider mom’s club embraces challenge of feeding the football team

Erica Schultz jokes that it’s like feeding an army or two when talking about the mom’s club providing meals for Navarre’s JV and varsity football players during the first week of camp. The Raiders are treated to breakfast and lunch every day.   Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Randolph a walking success story

Randolph a walking success story

Quentin Randolph wrote in an Instagram post earlier this summer about the darkness he encountered in his football life, darkness that seemed to envelop him. He was staring at an uncertain future in the game he is so passionate about. He had talks with his family as well as with one of his closest friends […]

Heinke turns love of running into success story

Heinke turns love of running into success story

Branden Heinke comes walking onto the Navarre track late Thursday morning carrying a handful of medals. They serve as reminders of all he has accomplished this summer running AAU track with Golden Elite Track and Field Club out of Pensacola. Once upon a time the rising Raider junior couldn’t have imagined being this successful in […]

Carter heads to California in pursuit of football dream

Carter heads to California in pursuit of football dream

Dwayne Carter is on the high school practice field at Navarre on a sweltering July morning. He’s working out with the Raiders, the team he once played for and went on to become one of the greatest running backs in program history. On Thursday, he’ll be on a plane to California where he’ll spend the […]

Heel Yeah! Carter named to Doak Walker watch list

Heel Yeah! Carter named to Doak Walker watch list

Michael Carter is on the Doak Walker Award watch list once again. The junior University of North Carolina running back is one of 72 to make the list. It’s his second consecutive appearance on it. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Navarre alum is in the running for an award that goes to the best running back in […]

Pantlitz sprints into Junior Olympics

Pantlitz sprints into Junior Olympics

Abigail Pantlitz received an email from her coach at Liberty University earlier this summer. He wanted to remind her that it was important to stay in track shape over the summer ahead of her freshman season. The Navarre sprinter laughed about it, knowing she was doing just that already. “I told him I’m doing AAU […]

Raiders use camp as opportunity to improve

Raiders use camp as opportunity to improve

Navarre defensive back Kobe Johnson relished the opportunity to showcase his skills at the University of West Florida football Friday Night Lights camp. After all, it breaks the up the routine of the summer, making it a little more interesting. “Every day in practice it gets boring sometimes going up against the same guys,” Johnson […]

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