Countdown to Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 17 Days

Robby Miller
John Graczyk
Zack Hamm
Isaac Vega
17 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.
17 games ago – Navarre 28, Gulf Breeze 21 (2019)
Box Score
Gulf Breeze…7 7 0 7 – 21
Navarre…..14 7 7 0 – 28
The Raiders (1-0) knocked off their Santa Rosa county foe for the 12th time in 13 tries, after dropping 7 of the first 8 games played in the series. On Navarre’s first drive of the season, Marlon Courtney III capped it off with a 20-yard pass to Jaydin Antonio. The Dolphins tied things with 3:38 to go in the quarter on a 2-yard run by Ryland McCurdy. The Raiders would answer right back as Courtney’s legs would get him in the end zone on a 16-yard scamper….14-7 after one.
Both teams would add rushing touchdowns in the second quarter. Courtney with his second rushing touchdown of the night and the Dolphins via Derek Nelsen’s 14-yard run. Navarre went on to score the only touchdown of the third quarter as Courtney connected with Tyler England on a 21-yard pass…28-14 Raiders.
McCurdy would add his second touchdown of the night on a 4-yard run at 8:30 of the fourth, but that would be as close as the Dolphins would get.
Courtney went 9-14 for 132 yards and two scores. Tyler England hauled in three receptions for 74 yards and Antonio pitched in two receptions for 56 yards. Antonio led the way on the ground with 70 yards on 15 carries.
The defense was led by Jeffery Mattox with 12 tackles (5 solo/7 assists), Mekhi Domino with 10 tackles (7 solo/3 assists/TFL) and Grady Kelly with 10 tackles (7 solo/3 assists/TFL). Jaden Rivera and Nate Hering each had a sack and Trent Hall added an interception and a fumble recovery.
Raiders who wore #17:
QB Robby Miller – Class of 2013
WR John Graczyk – Class of 2014
DB Zack Hamm – Class of 2016
WR Anthony Vega – Class of 2017
WR Anthony Brockum – Class of 2019
WR Chris Bridges – Class of 2021
Current Raider wearing #17:
QB Phillip Robas – Class of 2024
Statistics that involve #17:
17 – points scored in a game – vs. Florida High (Week 8 – 2006)
17 – touchdown passes in a season – Austin Grimm (2007)
17 – takeaways in a career (11 interceptions/6 fumble recoveries) – Nick Benton (2010-12) *
17 – touchdown passes in a season – Dusty Jones (2011)
17 – points scored in a game – vs. Crestview (Week 4 – 2013)
17 – points scored in a game – vs. Escambia (Week 6 – 2016)
17 – points scored in a game – vs. Pace (Week 1 – 2020)
* Denotes Navarre Record
Navarre is 12-5 in their last 17 games and lead the all-time series against Gulf Breeze, 14-8. The Raiders have outscored the Dolphins in the series, 554-427.

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