Countdown to Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 10 Days

Zack Cook
Austin Grimm
Andrew Velasquez
Ian Lockwood
Ian Lockwood
10 days to kickoff of the 2021 High School Football season for the Navarre Raiders as they will host Fort Walton Beach on 27 Aug 2021.
10 games ago – Chiles 49, Navarre 31 (2019)
Box Score
Chiles…..14 7 14 14 – 49
Navarre…7 10 7 7 – 31
The Raiders (4-4, 1-3) still looking for their first win against a team from Tallahassee since 2006 (beat Florida High, 17-6), couldn’t stop the running game of Chase Gillespie (24 carries, 182 yards) and Garrett Greene (21 carries, 178 yards) as they fell at home in District action.
Chiles’ Gillespie started the scoring at 7:35 when he broke off a 50-yard run. Marlon Courtney III connected on a 30-yard pass to Jaden Rivera to tie the score up at 7-7 at 5:36. With 37.3 seconds left in the quarter, Gillespie added his second score of the night from 23 yards out…Chiles up 14-7.
On the Raiders first possession of the second quarter, Preston Penton would draw Navarre within four with a 29-yard field goal at 10:17. Then, Courtney would give the Raiders their only lead of the night as he scampered in from 14 at 6:33. But West Virginia commit, Garrett Greene would score his first of three touchdowns on the night at 4:07, this one on a 52-yard run. 21-17 Timberwolves at the half.
Greene put Chiles up by 11 at 7:50 of the third on a 2-yard run. Navarre would cut it back to four when Bailey Huston answered from 18 yards out at 6:38. Then Greene found Jalen Herring on a 38-yard pass play at 3:20. 35-24 Timberwolves.
Twenty nine seconds into the fourth the Raiders were back within four, as Rivera scored his second touchdown on the night. But that’s where scoring would end for Navarre as Chiles put the game away with a Greene one yard plunge and a 100-yard interception return by Herring.
Courtney went 15-25 for 192 yards and a score and two interceptions. Rivera had his breakout night, finishing with 170 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. Tyler England led the receiving core with eight receptions for 73 yards.
England also led the defense with 12 tackles (8 solo/4 assists) and Huston and Sebastian Melendez added 8 tackles each (5 solo/3 assists). Penton finished 4-4 on extra points and made his only field goal attempt.
Raiders who wore #10:
QB Zack Cook – Class of 2002
QB Austin Grimm – Class of 2008
QB Andrew Velasquez – Class of 2010
WR Ian Lockwood – Class of 2011
The #10 was retired in 2011 to honor Ian after his passing on 28 Jan 2011. “Live for the day, Fight for tomorrow, Live Strong”.
Statistics that involve #10:
10 – sacks in a career – Eugene Robinson (2007-09)
10 – sacks in a season – Victor Byers (2010)
10 – sacks in a career – Victor Byers (2009-10)
10 – sacks in a career – Bo Hering (2014-16)
10 – tackles for loss in a season – Grady Kelly (2018)
10 – points scored in a game – 4 times (1998-present)
Navarre is 8-2 in their last 10 games and trails in the series against Chiles, 1-0.

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