Navarre Raider History – 2000

Navarre Raiders - 2000
Navarre started out the 2000 season with two straight wins, but went 1-7 over the last eight games to finish the season at 3-7.
 
Game Results
Navarre 20, Port St Joe 14
Navarre 49, Quincy Shanks 42
Gulf Breeze 31, Navarre 10
Marianna 50, Navarre 26
Choctaw 44, Navarre 10
Pace 56, Navarre 21
Catholic 35, Navarre 21
Navarre 54, Gulf Shores (AL) 0

Northview 34, Navarre 20

Raiders were outscored by their opponents 329-250 on the season.
 
Navarre Raider Class of 2001:
7 – Trey Rose
8 – Maurice Allen
15 – Chris Watson
31 – Michael Porter
42 – Kevin Moore
45 – Kris Phelps
54 – Lloyd Heflin
60 – Ben Daughtery
61 – Rocky Brock
65 – Stephen Willoughby
71 – Clay Bryan
79 – Paul Ke-a
 
The scores from the Marianna and Choctaw games were incorrectly posted in this photo; the correct scores from these two games are listed above. This information was received from Florida High School Football Historian, Richard Burton.

Countdown to Original Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 13 days

Tommy Correa - Class of 2016
Brandon Marquis - Class of 2018
Jebari Mitchell - Class of 2021
13 days to the original kickoff of the 2020 HS Football season as Navarre would have been traveling to Gulf Breeze on 21 Aug 20. The season originally was scheduled to start on 27 Jul 20 (practice); but has now been delayed until 24 Aug 20.
 
13 games ago – Navarre 38, Pace 6 (2018) – Playoffs
 
Box Score
Pace……..0 0 0 6 – 6
Navarre..17 0 7 14 – 38
 
The Raiders (10-1) beat the Patriots for the second time on the season, this time at home. Kevin Taich got the scoring underway with a 24-yard FG at 7:03. At the 6:07 mark, Dante Wright stepped in front of a Kason Lincke pass and returned it 20 yards for a score. The final of the first quarter came when Marlon Courtney III connected with Tyler England on a 44-yard TD pass. 17-0 Navarre after one.
 
After a scoreless second quarter, Chris Williams scored on a 33 yard run at 7:23 of the third to increase the lead to 24-0. Raiders would get rushing TDs from Wright (40 yards) and Garon Finley (2 yards) in the fourth to start a running clock. Pace finally got on the board as time expired when Lincke connected with Caleb Buckner on a 35-yard pass.
 
Courtney finished the night going 6-10 for 133 yards and a score and Chris Williams led the ground attack with 66 yards on 10 carries and a TD. England was the Raiders leading receiver as he finished with four receptions for 99 yards and a TD. Pace was led by Damean Bivins 133 yards on 28 carries.
 
Joshua Carter led the Navarre defense once again with 12 tackles (10 solo/2 assists/TFL) and Isaiah Heyward contributed 8 (5 solo/3 assists). Wright had three of the Raiders four interceptions in the game. Taich finished 5-5 on extra points and was successful on his only FG attempt.
 
Raiders who wore #13:
WR Tommy Correa – Class of 2016
WR/P Brandon Marquis – Class of 2018
 
Current Raider wearing #13:
RB/WR Jebari Mitchell
 
13 – receptions in a game – Chris Weaver (2007) – Navarre Record
13 – touchdowns in a career – Gatlin Casey (2012-13) – 3rd all-time
13 – tackles for loss in a season – Christian Gill (2013)
13 – tackles for loss in a season – Anthony “The Unit” Miller (2015)
13 – points scored in a game – 7 times from 1999-present
13 – most wins against one opponent – Gulf Breeze & Catholic
 
Navarre is 8-5 in their last 13 games and leads the series again Pace, 11-7.

Countdown to Original Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 14 days

Hasaan Williams - Class of 2016
Hasaan Williams - U.S. Air Force
Quinn Caballero - Class of 2019
Quinn Caballero - Charleston Southern
Trent Hall - Class of 2022
14 days to the original kickoff of the 2020 HS Football season as Navarre would have been traveling to Gulf Breeze on 21 Aug 20. The season originally was scheduled to start on 27 Jul 20 (practice); but has now been delayed until 24 Aug 20.
 
14 games ago – Navarre 38, Niceville 13 (2018)
 
Box Score
Navarre…..7 14 14 3 – 38
Niceville….0 0 13 0 – 13
 
The Raiders (9-1, 3-0) finished the regular season with a strong performance on the road against the Eagles. Marlon Courtney III started the scoring in the first quarter with a one yard run. Navarre would find the end zone two more times in the second, Chris Williams with a nine yard run and Dante Wright with a 44-yard run. Raiders up 21-0 at the half.
 
Wright would extend the lead to 28 as he hauled in a 67-yard pass from Courtney on the first play from scrimmage to start the second half. Niceville would get on the board as T.J. Pope scored from the one. The Eagles then cut the lead to 15 as Jack White hit Dominic Annachiraco on a 25-yard pass play with eight seconds left in the quarter. But, Navarre would answer right back as Courtney connected with Wright on a 80-yard score with no time left on the clock…Raiders 35-13.
 
Kevin Taich finished up the scoring in the fourth quarter as he split the uprights from 33 yards out. Courtney finished the night, 8-13 for 276 yards and two TDs. Wright brought in four receptions for 177 yards (school record) and two scores. Williams led the ground attack with 68 yards on nine carries and a TD.
 
Navarre’s defense was led by Josh Carter with 11 tackles (8 solo/3 assists/TFL) and Quinn Caballero with 10 (8 solo/2 assists). Raiders registered eight tackles for loss and four sacks (three by Jordan Jefferson). Taich finished the night perfectly, as he went 5-5 on extra points and hit his only field goal attempt.
 
Raiders who wore #14:
RB Hasaan Williams – Class of 2016 – serving in U.S. Air Force
WR Quinn Caballero – Class of 2019 – playing at Charleston Southern
 
Current Raider wearing #14:
WR Trent Hall – Class of 2022
 
14 – rushing touchdowns in a season – Frank Willis (1999)
14 – tackles for loss in a career – Brandon Williams (2001-02)
14 – sacks in a career – Andrew Garcia (2008-10)
14 – rushing touchdowns in a season – Chris Williams (2018)
 
Navarre is 9-5 in their last 14 games and leads the series against Niceville, 8-3.

Navarre Raider History – 1999

Navarre Raiders - 1999
1996 – First Freshmen class
1997 – First JV season – Freshmen and Sophomores
1998 – First Varsity season – Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors
1999 – First Varsity season with Seniors
2000 – First Graduating Class
 
I want to thank Former Raider John Simmons with his assistance in obtaining Year Book team photos.
 
Attached is the 1999 Navarre Raider team photo. If you look in the second row from the top, you will see Coach Greg Taylor. Coach Taylor is the only coach to be on staff from the beginning in 1996. He finished his coaching stint in 2019.
 
First year head coach Danny Williams led the Raiders to a 4-6 season.
 
Game Results
Navarre 39, Port St Joe 20
Navarre 38, Straughn (AL) 8
Walton 62, Navarre 29
Gulf Breeze 52, Navarre 21
Marianna 42, Navarre 21
Navarre 20, Holmes County 14
Navarre 35, Northview 13
Chipley 34, Navarre 27
Catholic 35, Navarre 14
Escambia 40, Navarre 20

Countdown to Original Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 15 days

Donte' Rome - Class of 2007
Steven Householder - Class of 2011
Marquis Hagewood - Class of 2012
Sage Chambers - Class of 2018
Zach Simpson - Class of 2019
Jaden Rivera - Class of 2021
15 days to the original kickoff of the 2020 HS Football season as Navarre would have been traveling to Gulf Breeze on 21 Aug 20. The season originally was scheduled to start on 27 Jul 20 (practice); but has now been delayed until 24 Aug 20.
 
16 games ago – Navarre 40, Gulf Breeze 12 (2018)
 
Box Score
Gulf Breeze…0 0 0 12 – 12
Navarre…..19 7 14 0 – 40
 
The Raiders (8-1, 3-0) go undefeated in District play for the second straight year. Navarre jumped out to a 19-0 lead after one, the first coming on a 70-yard pass from Marlon Courtney III to Dante Wright at 10:59. The defense got into the scoring column as well as Evan Gourley recovered a fumble in the end zone at 9:01 and then Quinn Caballeo ran one in from the 12 at the 1:19 mark.
 
Tyler England would find the end zone on a 29-yard pass from Wright at 1:04 for the only score of the second quarter…26-0 Navarre at the half.
 
Chris Williams (13-yard run) and Josh Carter (3-yard run) extended the lead to 40-0 by the end of the third quarter, so there would be a running clock in the fourth quarter.
 
The Dolphins would score two late touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Tyler Dittmer scored on a 34-yard run at 2:28 and Nic Deweese hauled in a 28-yard reception from Cooper Harris as time expired.
 
It was a quiet nice of passing for Courtney as he went 3-6 for 115 yards and a score, he also added 46 yards on nine carries. Chris Williams led the ground attack with 79 yards on nine carries and a TD.
 
Josh Carter led the way on defense with 14 tackles (5 solo/9 assists) and a blocked punt and the Raiders produced double digit tackles for loss (10) for the third straight game. Jordan Jefferson leading the way with four and Grady Kelly added three. Wright was 4-4 on extra points.
 
Raiders who wore #15:
Zach Silvey – Class of 2002
Nick Feilner – Class of 2004
Donte’ Rome – Class of 2007
Steven Householder – Class of 2011
Marquis Hagewood – Class of 2012
Dwayne Walls – Class of 2013
Sage Chambers – Class of 2018
Zach Simpson – Class of 2019
 
Current Raider wearing #15:
Jaden Rivera – Class of 2021
 
15 – touchdown passes in a season – Zach Cook (2001)
15 – points scored in a game – Woodham (Week 4 – 2002)
15 – points scored in a game – University Christian (Week 2 – 2005)
15 – touchdown passes in a career – Colton Kane (2010)
15 – points scored in a game – Choctaw (Week 8 – 2014)
15 – rushing touchdowns in a career – Hasaan Williams (2014-15)
15 – touchdown receptions in a season – Dante Wright – Navarre Record
15 – touchdown passes in a season – Marlon Courtney III (2019)
 
Navarre is 10-5 in their last 15 games and leads the series against Gulf Breeze, 13-8.

Countdown to Original Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 16 days

Bryant Watson - Class of 2014
Ryan Diamco - Class of 2016
Jacob White - Class of 2017
Kevin Taich - Class of 2019
Jalyn Wilson - Class of 2020
16 days to the original kickoff of the 2020 HS Football season as Navarre would have been traveling to Gulf Breeze on 21 Aug 20. The season originally was scheduled to start on 27 Jul 20 (practice); but has now been delayed until 24 Aug 20.
 
16 games ago – Navarre 49, Milton 12 (2018)
 
Box Score
Milton…….6 6 0 0 – 12
Navarre…..7 21 14 7 – 49
 
The Raiders (7-1, 2-0) fell behind 22 seconds into the game as Tyler Buchanan found Marquise McCroy on a 84-yard TD pass. But, Navarre would score 49 of the next 55 points, starting with a Chris Williams 5-yard TD run. Raiders ahead 7-6 after one.
 
Navarre scored on their first three possessions of the second quarter. Williams scored the first TD on a 25-yard run. Dante Wright hauled in a 77-yard TD pass from Marlon Courtney and Josh Carter added a 3-yard run. Lamonte Cunningham scored the last points of the night for Milton on a 2-yard run. Raiders 28-12 at the half.
 
The second half was all Navarre as Williams returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a TD; Courtney used his legs to score from the 22 and Jaydin Antonio capped off the scoring with a 3-yard run.
Courtney went 11-16 for 202 yards and a TD and carried the ball 11 times for 60 yards and another score. Carter also had 11 carries for 76 yards and a TD. Wright hauled in five receptions for 140 yards and a TD.
 
Gabe Davis and Josh Carter led the way on defense with six tackles and the Raiders produced double digit tackles for loss for the second straight game with 10 (Davis and Mitchell Hunt with two each). Navarre blocked two FGs and one punt as well in the contest. Kevin Taich was 4-4 on extra points and Wright was 3-3.
 
Raiders who wear #16:
WR Bryant Watson – Class of 2014
DB Ryan Diamco – Class of 2016 – serving in U.S. Air Force
WR Jacob White – Class of 2017
WR Ben Scharron – Class of 2018
K Kevin Taich – Class of 2019
WR Jayln Wilson – Class of 2020
 
Navarre is 11-5 in their last 16 games and leads the series against Milton, 12-8.

Countdown to Original Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 17 days

Robby Miller - Class of 2013
John Grazyck - Class of 2014
Zack Hamm - Class of 2016
Jason Deal - Class of 2021
17 days to the original kickoff of the 2020 HS Football season as Navarre would have been traveling to Gulf Breeze on 21 Aug 20. The season originally was scheduled to start on 27 Jul 20 (practice); but has now been delayed until 24 Aug 20.
 
17 games ago – Escambia 37, Navarre 27 (2018)
 
Box Score
Navarre……0 7 7 13 – 27
Escambia….20 0 7 10 – 37
 
The Raiders (6-1, 1-0) fell behind early as the Gators jumped out to a 20-0 lead after one. Escambia’s Frank Pesant rushed for two touchdowns (16 & 87) and Av Smith found the end zone from three yards out.
 
Navarre cut it to 13 at the half when Dante Wright caught a 34 yard pass from Marlon Courtney III…Gators 20, Raiders 7.
 
Josh Carter had a three yard TD run as Navarre would get within six early the third quarter. But, Pesant scored on a four yard run for his third TD of the night to stretch the lead back out to 13 going to the fourth quarter…Escambia up 27-14.
 
Ronnie Perez added a 37-yard FG at 8:36 for the Gators. Then, Navarre’s Quinn Caballero hauled in a 13-yard TD pass from Courtney and the Raiders were within 10 with 7:30 to go in the game. Escambia would get a 47-yard TD pass from Smith to JoJo Blackmon and Navarre a 21-yard TD pass from Courtney to Wright to close out the scoring.
 
Courtney had his best game of the season yardage-wise as he threw for 307 yards on 20-25 passing and three TDs. Chris Williams had four receptions for 101 yards and Wright added five receptions for 98 yards and two TDs.
 
The Raiders were led on defense by Carter’s 12 tackles (11 solo/assist) and Jordan Jefferson’s 9 tackles (4 solo/5 assists/2 TFL). Navarre compiled 11 tackles for the loss on the night with Isaiah Heyward and Grady Kelly with three each. Wright was 3-3 on extra points.
 
Raiders who wore #17:
QB Robby Miller – Class of 2013
WR John Graczyk – Class of 2014
DB Zack Hamm – Class of 2016
WR Alex Vega – Class of 2017
WR Anthony Brockum – Class of 2019
 
Current Raider wearing #17:
QB Jason Deal – Class of 2021
 
17 – points scored in a game – Florida High (Week 8 – 2006)
17 – touchdown passes in a season – Austin Grimm (2007)
17 – touchdown passes in a season – Dusty Jones (2011)
17 – points scored in a game – Crestview (Week 4 – 2013)
17 – points scored in a game – Escambia (Week 6 – 2016)
 
Navarre is 11-6 in their last 17 games and leads the series against Escambia, 7-3.

Countdown to Original Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 18 days

Luke Morton - Class of 2015
Tyler Rebber - Class of 2017
Matthew Pareja - Class of 2021
18 days to the original kickoff of the 2020 HS Football season as Navarre would have been traveling to Gulf Breeze on 21 Aug 20. The season originally was scheduled to start on 27 Jul 20 (practice); but has now been delayed until 24 Aug 20.
 
18 games ago – Navarre 49, Pace 30 (2018)
 
Box Score
Navarre…7 14 14 14 – 49
Pace……..10 7 0 13 – 30
 
The Patriots got on the board first when Blake Bullock connected on a 32 yard FG. The Raiders (6-0, 1-0) responded right back as Chris William tallied his first of three TDs on the night. Pace would add another score at 2:43 on a four yard run by Damean Bivins…Patriots up 10-7 after one.
 
Marlon Courtney III hit Quinn Caballero with a 31-yard TD pass just 12 seconds into second quarter to the Raiders on top. But the Patriots would take advantage of Navarre’s only miscue on the night when J. C. Preacher stepped in front of a Courtney pass and returned it for a score. The Raiders would grab the lead on a 54-yard run by Dante Wright…Navarre 21-17 at the half.
 
The Raiders scored the only points of the third quarter as Courtney found Tyler England on a 49-yard TD pass and Williams would find a hole in the Pace defense with a 31-yard TD run…Navarre 35-17 heading to the fourth.
 
Teams traded touchdowns in the fourth. Navarre first as Courtney connected with England on a 23-yard pass. Then, Bivins from 4 yards out for Pace. Williams with his third TD of night extended the lead to 22 for the Raiders and then the Patriots scored with 58 seconds left as Kason Lincke found Caleb Buckner on 20 yard pass.
 
Courtney went 14-22 for 194 yards and three TDs and Chris Williams finished the night with 102 yards on 10 carries. England added 124 yards on seven receptions and Caballero added 70 yards on seven receptions.
 
Josh Carter led the defense with 14 tackles (11 solo/3 assists) and Matthew Downey chipped in 9 (6 solo/3 assists). Jeffery Mattox and Grady Kelly produced the only sacks on the night. Wright went 7-7 on extra points.
 
Raiders who wore #18:
RB Jaquil Johnson – Class of 2014
K Luke Morton – Class of 2015
TE/RB Tyler Rebber – Class of 2017 – played baseball in college
 
Current Raider wearing #18:
WR Matthew Pareja – Class of 2021
 
18 – assisted tackles in a career – Josh Nicdao (2006-07)
18 – rushing touchdowns in a career – Michael Pettus (2007-09)
18 – points scored in a game – Gulf Breeze (Week 10 – 2008)
18 – sacks in a career – Christian Gill (2011-13) – 3rd all-time
18 – sacks in a career – Xavier Fernandez (2014-16) – 3rd all-time
18 – sacks in a season – Grady Kelly (2019) – Navarre Record
 
Navarre is 12-6 in their last 18 games and leads the series against Pace, 11-7.

Countdown to Original Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 19 days

Teddy Harrell - Class of 2016
Navarre Raiders
19 days to the original kickoff of the 2020 HS Football season as Navarre would have been traveling to Gulf Breeze on 21 Aug 20. The season originally was scheduled to start on 27 Jul 20 (practice); but has now been delayed until 24 Aug 20.
 
19 games ago – Navarre 26, Pine Forest 25 (2018)
 
Box Score
Pine Forest…6 6 6 7 – 25
Navarre……3 13 3 7 – 26
 
The Raiders (5-0) fell behind early as the Eagles Ladarius Clardy hit Eric Young on a 82-yard score just 59 seconds into the game. Navarre would finally get on the board when Dante Wright split the uprights from 29 yards out and the first quarter ended with Pine Forest on top 6-3.
 
Raiders took their first lead early in the second when Wright found the end zone from 11 yards out. The Eagles would answer back with 3:32 to go in the first half on a Clardy 28-yard run. But, Navarre took back the lead with 1:23 on the clock on a Chris Williams 12-yard run….16-12 Raiders at the half.
 
In a back and forth game, Clardy scampered in from 28 yards out six minutes into the third to put Pine Forest back in the lead, but the Eagles couldn’t convert on their third straight extra point. Three minutes later, Wright hit his second field goal of the night (30 yards) and the Raiders led after three, 19-18.
 
With the rain continuing to fall, Pine Forest reclaimed the lead when Anwar Lewis split the Raider defense for a 46-yard touchdown run and the Eagles led 25-19 with 4:25 left. Fear not though, as Navarre got the ball back and moved meticulously down the field getting down to the Eagles 10 yard line with under a minute to play.
 
The Eagle defense did their job and forced Marlon Courtney III to throw a desperation pass on fourth down into the end zone, an Eagle defender was there for the interception, but the wet ball slipped off his hands into Tyler England’s in the back of the end zone for the win.
 
Courtney went 15-23 for 204 yards and a score and England had one of his best games in a Raider uniform with five receptions for 84 yards. On the ground, Chris Williams had a big night with 30 carries for 181 yards. Pine Forest’s Clardy completed 7-17 for 161 yards and produced 152 yards on 19 carries.
 
The Navarre defense had 11 tackles for loss, with Jordan Jefferson leading the way with three. Alex Gilchrist, Peyton Law and Xayvion Thomas each added a sack.
 
Raiders who wore #19:
LB Teddy Harrell – Class of 2016 – serving in U.S. Army
 
Current Raider wearing #19:
RB T. J. Peltier – Class of 2021
 
19 – points scored in a game – Choctaw (Week 5 – 2000)
19 – rushing touchdowns in a career – Frank Willis (1999-2001)
19 – touchdown passes in a career – Dusty Jones (2009-11)
19 – rushing touchdowns in a season – Jay Warren (2010)
19 – points scored in a game – Pace (Week 3 – 2012)
19 – points scored in a game – Milton (Week 5 – 2013)
19 – tackles for loss in a season – Anthony Miller (2014)
19 – sacks in a career – Grady Kelly (2018-present) – 2nd all-time
 
Navarre is 13-6 in their last 19 games and is tied in the series against Pine Forest, 4-4.

Countdown to Original Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 20 days

Sam Harton - Class of 2007
Joel Beauchemin - Class of 2011
Gunnar Casey - Class of 2012
Kody Kelley - Class of 2013
Quentin Randolph - Class of 2014
Quentin Randolph - University of West Florida
Nolan Garrett - Class of 2018
20 days to the original kickoff of the 2020 HS Football season as Navarre would have been traveling to Gulf Breeze on 21 Aug 20. The season originally was scheduled to start on 27 Jul 20 (practice); but has now been delayed until 24 Aug 20.
 
20 games ago – Navarre 53, Choctaw 7 (2018)
 
Box Score
Navarre……17 15 14 7 – 53
Choctaw…..0 7 0 0 – 7
 
As soon as the Raiders (4-0) got off the bus, they were putting points up on the board in this one. Kevin Taich got the scoring started with a 28-yard FG and Jaydin Antonio (77 yard TD reception) and Quinn Caballero (69 yard TD reception) would give Navarre a 17-0 lead after one.
 
Even the defense got into the scoring as Matthew Downey recorded a safety. Josh Carter added a 1-yard TD run and Dante Wright hauled in a 40-yard TD pass from Marlon Courtney and the Raiders found themselves comfortably ahead at the half, 32-7. Navarre would add three rushing TDs in the second; one each from Chris Williams, Jebari Mitchell and Antonio.
 
Courtney went 7-11 for 211 yards and two TDs and Navarre rushed for 229 yards on 36 carries, with Antonio leading the way with 81 yards on five carries. Caballero contributed 89 yards on two receptions. On defense, Carter and Xayvion Thomas lead the way with seven tackles each and the Raiders totaled 12 tackles for loss, with Jordan Jefferson and Alex Gilchrist registering three each in the win.
 
Raiders who wore #20:
RB/DB Patrick Hess – Class of 2004
DB Sam Harton – Class of 2007
WR Joel Beauchemin – Class of 2011
WR Gunnar Casey – Class of 2012
LB Kody Kelley – Class of 2013
WR Quentin Randolph – Class of 2014 – played at University of West Florida where they won a National Championship in 2019.
LB Nolan Garrett – Class of 2018
 
Current Raider wearing #20:
RB Joe Simmons – Class of 2021
 
20 – points scored in a game – 10 times from 1998-2019
20 – rushing touchdowns in a season – Dwayne Carter (2010) – 3rd all-time
20 – touchdown receptions in a career – Brad Leggett (2009-11) – 2nd all-time
20 – touchdowns in a career – Brad Leggett (2009-11)
20 – tackles for loss in a career – Christian Gill (2011-13)
20 – completions in a game – Caine Adamson (2016)
20 – touchdown passes in a season – Sage Chambers (2017) – Navarre Record
 
Navarre is 14-6 in their last 20 games and lead the series against Choctaw, 8-7.