Rivalry

Raiders rally for win over rival Dolphins

Raiders rally for win over rival Dolphins

In the past, Navarre’s girls basketball team has found itself in a hole and has been unable to dig itself out of it. The Raiders flipped the script Friday night against rival Gulf Breeze. Trailing by five at halftime, Navarre made the shots it needed to make and intensified its defensive effort as well in […]

Celebration time! Raiders win the Beach Bowl

Celebration time! Raiders win the Beach Bowl

Teammates tried to distract Chris Williams during a post game interview. Williams smiled and even a laughed a little. But he  never lost his focus. The same can be said about the Navarre Raiders in their 40-12 dismantling of Gulf Breeze  in the Beach Bowl Friday night. The Raiders dominated all three phases of the […]

Navarre, Gulf Breeze set to square off in rivalry game

Navarre, Gulf Breeze set to square off in rivalry game

Bring on the Beach Bowl. Navarre and Gulf Breeze play their rivalry game tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. A lot is on the line. There’s the District 2-6A championship and automatic berth to the playoffs. There’s also bragging rights and a Beach Bowl trophy. This is 11th time the Raiders and […]

Sweet revenge for Raiders in Beach Bowl

Sweet revenge for Raiders in Beach Bowl

Josh Carter held the Navarre flag in his hand, the same flag he had planted in the middle of Dolphin Stadium after the 10th-ranked Raiders held on for a riveting 29-23 win over rival Gulf Breeze Friday night in front of a standing-room only crowd. He was happy. So were his teammates. The fans were […]

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, […]

Rotary breakfast spotlights respect, competition in Raiders’-Dolphins’ rivalry

Rotary breakfast spotlights respect, competition in Raiders’-Dolphins’ rivalry

Intensity rises to another level in a game between two rivals, setting the stage for a showdown that can either bring out the best in athletic competition or shine a light on the worst of it. In the wake of what has happened in recent years during the Navarre-Gulf Breeze rivalry week — property has […]

School rivalry leads to criminal mischief

School rivalry leads to criminal mischief

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying those responsible for criminal mischief and graffiti to the facilities of both Gulf Breeze and Navarre High Schools. According to a police report, an officer working an off-duty detail at Navarre High School on Oct. 29 located a number of spots […]

Rivalry factor spices up spring game for Raiders

Rivalry factor spices up spring game for Raiders

Spring practice is nearing an end for Navarre’s football team. The Raiders will close it out Friday night with a 7:30 p.m. game against rival Gulf Breeze at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. It will be a nice change from a year ago when the Raiders had to settle for a scrimmage. “In the past we […]