Offensive line

Raider offensive line brings size and strength to table

Raider offensive line brings size and strength to table

Dawson Higginbotham found himself in a backup role last season. He’s expected to be a starter this year for an offensive line that should be one of the biggest in the area. “The atmosphere of playing varsity last year was great,” Higginbotham said. “It was a big step up. It definitely makes you work harder […]

Offensive line grows up in win over Bulldogs

Offensive line grows up in win over Bulldogs

Only one starter returned for Navarre’s offensive line this season. Youth and inexperience can be challenging to overcome, especially against a contender like Crestview, which has strength, size and experience. Most of the first half Friday, the offensive line of the sixth-ranked Raiders (3-0) was bullied by the ninth-ranked Bulldogs (2-1). Navarre didn’t score a […]

Raider offensive line prides itself on hard work and being the best

Raider offensive line prides itself on hard work and being the best

They come off the field sweaty and aching, even a little tired, the grind of a two-hour practice on a hot Friday afternoon clearly taking its toll, but they feel good about the work they have put in, not just for this day but the first week of preseason  camp as a whole. Navarre’s four […]

Raiders counting on Garner to lead on the line

Raiders counting on Garner to lead on the line

One might be a little surprised to find out Bryson Garner played quarterback when he was younger. Typically, you don’t think of linemen playing anywhere but on the line. Garner is now tasked with the job of protecting the quarterback. He said he ended up on the line because of his size. And that’s okay […]

Young offensive line taking big steps forward

Young offensive line taking big steps forward

Navarre returns only one starter on the offensive line. But that hasn’t changed the way offensive line coach Greg Greenhaw approaches working with his players. “The great thing about coaching the O-line is you get to build guys from the ground up,” Greenhaw said. “I’m not a big picture guy. I try to teach guys […]

Hixon ready to help lead offensive line

Hixon ready to help lead offensive line

Watch the highlights of Darrell Hixon at the national Top Gun Showcase in South Carolina and it’s easy to be impressed with the way the Navarre offensive lineman handles the competition he is up against. The 5-foot-11 senior dominates every lineman he faces, even the ones who have a clear-cut size advantage, and he comes […]