Countdown to Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 12 Days

Derek Nelson
Noel Cook
Nick Benton
Nick Benton - Jacksonville University
Michael Sandle
Michael Sandle - South Alabama
Michael Sandle - Houston Astros
Sam Register
Evan Gourley
Connor Eastwood
Tyrell Marshall
12 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.
12 games ago – Niceville 20, Navarre 7 (2019)
Box Score
Niceville…0 13 0 7 – 20
Navarre….0 7 0 0 – 7
The last time the Raiders (3-3, 0-2) lost three games in a row was the last game of 2012 and the first two games of 2013. The last time that Navarre scored less than 10 points in back to back games was in 2009 against Catholic and Pine Forest.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Eagles got the board first when Will Koch scored on a 21 yard run at 10:56 of the second quarter. Koch would add touchdown number two on a 12-yard run at 6:18. Navarre’s only score of the night came on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Marlon Courtney III to Jaydin Antonio with 4:26 left in the half…Niceville 13-7 at the half.
Neither team could muster any points in the third quarter as both teams defense stood tall. Niceville would put the icing on the cake, when Koch connected with Dominic Annichiarico on a 30-yard score at 11:50 of the fourth quarter.
Courtney went 11-19 for 122 yards and a score and Tyler England hauled in six passes for 95 yards to lead Navarre’s offense. Antonio led the ground attack with 62 yards on 15 carries.
Koch finished the night 13-17 for 167 yards and a touchdown and added 56 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns. Shawn Parker had 110 yards on 17 carries. Annichiarico was the leading receiver with four receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown.
Xayvion Thomas led the Raider defense with 10 tackles (8 solo/2 assists) and Jeffery Mattox added 8 tackles (3 solo/5 assists). Grady Kelly contributed three tackles for loss, a sack and two quarterback hurries.
Raiders who wore #12:
QB Seth Clark – Class of 2004
RB Derek Nelson – Class of 2007 – serving in U.S. Marine Corps
DB Noel Cook – Class of 2010
DB Nick Benton – Class of 2013 – played at Jacksonville University
DB/WR Michael Sandle – Class of 2016 – played baseball at South Alabama; drafted by the Houston Astros in 2021
WR Sam Register – Class of 2018
DB/RB Evan Gourley – Class of 2019
LB Connor Eastwood – Class of 2021
Current Raider wearing #12:
DB/WR Tyrell Marshall – Class of 2024
Statistics that involve #12:
12 – total games won by a coach – Danny Williams (1999-2001)
12 – points scored against an opponent – vs. GB (Week 9 – 2001)
12 – sacks in a season – Andrew Garcia (2010) – 2nd all-time
12 – tackles for loss in a career – Johnny Robinson-Pettus (2010-12)
12 – receiving touchdowns in a career – Jordan Leggett (2010-12)
12 – tackles for loss in a season – Bo Hering (2016)
12 – receiving touchdowns in a career – Tyler England (2018-19)
12 – wins against an opponent (Pace & Milton)
Navarre is 10-2 in their last 12 games and leads the all-time series against Niceville, 8-3. The Raiders have outscored the Eagles in the series, 353-270.
Photo of Tyrell Marshall is courtesy of Tammie Norton.

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