Countdown to Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 21 Days

Robert Roux
Larry Leonard
Mason Mikul
Tyrell Courtney
Salamon Buss
Kevon Washington
Kobe Johnson
Isaiah Miller
21 days (3 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.
21 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 #21:
DB Justin Wilson – Class of 2005
LB Robert Roux – Class of 2008
DB Larry Leonard – Class of 2011
DB Mason Mikul – Class of 2013
WR Tyrell Courtney – Class of 2015
DB Salamon Buss – Class of 2017
DB Kevon Washington – Class of 2018
DB Kobe Johnson – Class of 2020
TE/RB Isaiah Miller – Class of 2021
Current Raider wearing #21:
WR Nate Hanson – Class of 2024
Statistics that involve #21:
21 – games played against Pensacola Catholic (1998-2020)
21 – points scored in a game – 21 times (1998 to 2020)
21 – tackles for loss (11) & sacks (10) in a career – Eugene Robinson (2007-09)
21 – completions in a game – Dusty Jones (2011)
21 – assisted tackles in a career – Elijah Appel (2011-12)
21 – sacks in a career – Josh Carter (2015-18) – 2nd All-Time

Navarre is 15-6 in their last 21 games and leads the all-time series against Niceville, 8-3. The Raiders have outscored the Eagles in the series, 353-270.

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