The view from the press box

Emily Madril hasn’t played soccer in two seasons. Injuries have kept the former Navarre standout on the sideline at Florida State.

So, if you are looking for inspiration, look no further than Madril. She returned to action last week for the Seminoles and scored a goal in the Seminoles’ 5-0 win over the Fighting Irish.

Madril looked like her old self, blowing by the defense to punch in a goal. It’s her first goal since October of 2017.

Madril has overcome two ACL tears to get to this point and she seems destined to put together a solid season for the Seminoles. Knowing the kind of athlete that she is and the competitive fire she plays with, there’s no doubt she’ll make the most of her opportunities.

Her story is one that proves that even when adversity strikes, there’s always a way to bounce back.

Lone Star Statement?

Texas Tech takes on Texas Saturday in Lubbock, and for former Navarre Raider Tommy Leggett, it’s a huge opportunity for the Red Raiders.

“It’s always a big week for us,” Leggett said. It’s a statement game. Nobody believes in us. We want to get that win.”

Leggett tallied seven tackles in his first game of the season, helping Tech beat Houston Baptist 35-33 two weeks ago. Leggett is a senior captain for the Red Raiders this year.

Offer Time

Two Navarre Raiders have snagged offers from colleges. Raider running back Jaden Rivera landed an offer from Huntingdon College, which has come to be known as Navarre North because of the number of former athletes that go on to play there.

Kicker Preston Penton received an offer from Valley State Academy, a post-grad academy in Orlando.

In the News

Be sure to pick up the Navarre Press this week. Or read it online. Check out a story on Navarre swimmer Kaitlyn Wollenzien earning her pilot’s license as well as a story on Navarre’s girls golf team. There’s also a story on Navarre’s volleyball team playing its first match of the season.

On this Date in Sports History

Babe Ruth becomes the first to hit 50 home runs in a season on Sept. 24, 1920.

Dale Murphy becomes the sixth player in history to hit 30 home runs and tally 30 steals in a season on Sept. 24, 1983.

Carl Lewis runs a world-record 9.92 in the 100-meter dash on Sept. 24, 1988.

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