Countdown to Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 14 Days

Hasaan Williams
Hasaan Williams - U.S. Air Force
Quinn Caballero
Quinn Caballero - Charleston Southern
Trent Hall
14 days (2 weeks) to kickoff of the 2021 High School Football season for the Navarre Raiders as they will host Fort Walton Beach on 27 Aug 2021.
14 games ago – Lincoln 35, Navarre 20 (2019)
Box Score
Navarre…7 7 0 6 – 20
Lincoln…..7 14 7 7 – 35

The Raiders (3-1, 0-1) had not faced an opponent from Tallahassee since the heartbreaking 34-33 triple overtime loss to Lincoln in the 2010 Region Finals. On this Thursday night, they found themselves up against the Trojans once again.
Navarre scored first as Marlon Courtney III connected with Xayvion Thomas on a 39-yard scoring play at 7:32 of the first quarter. Lincoln would answer at the 6:28 mark when Marko Skarica hauled in a 56-yard catch from Chris Beard…7-7 after one.
Courtney put the Raiders back on top when he scampered in from the three at 8:59 of the second. Lincoln would respond with two touchdown passes, Beard to Sage Ennis (Clemson commit) for 27 yards and Perry Fisher to Ennis for 64 yards…Trojans 21-14 at the half.
The lone touchdown in the third quarter came when Beard threw his third touchdown pass of the night, 22 yards to Dominic Larry…28-14 Lincoln.
The Trojans stretched that lead out to 21 when Ennis ran one in from four yards out. Navarre would get on the board one more time, as Jaydin Antonio found the end zone from the 6…Lincoln 35-20.
Courtney finished the night 13-21 for 228 yards and a touchdown. Tyler England had four receptions for 111 yards and Xayvion Thomas hauled in four for 77 yards and a score. Navarre was limited to 42 yards on 31 carries on the night.
The Raiders held the Trojans to 31 yards on 32 carries, but Lincoln passed for 333 yards on the night. It was a record breaking performance for Navarre defensive end Grady Kelly, as he led the defense with 11 tackles (8 TFL/7 sacks/8 QBH). The seven sacks in a game is a Navarre record.
Raiders who wore #14:
RB Hasaan Williams – Class of 2016 – serving in U.S. Air Force
WR Quinn Caballero – Class of 2019 – playing at East Tennessee State University
Current Raider wearing #14:
WR Trent Hall – Class of 2022
Statistics that involve #14:
14 – points scored in game (12 times) – (1998-2020)
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)
14 – tackles for loss in a season – Grady Kelly (2020)
Navarre is 10-4 in their last 14 games and trails in the series against Lincoln, 2-0. The Trojans have outscored the Raiders in the series, 69-53.

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