Countdown to Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 23 Days

Alex Wattley
Alex Wattley - Trinity Bible College (ND)
Caden Howard
23 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.
23 games ago – Navarre 49, Milton 12 (2018)
Box Score
Milton…..6 6 0 0 – 12
Navarre…7 21 14 7 – 49
The Raiders (7-1, 2-0) fell behind 22 seconds into the game as Tyler Buchanan found Marquise McCroy on a 84-yard TD pass. But, Navarre would score 49 of the next 55 points, starting with a Chris Williams 5-yard TD run. Raiders ahead 7-6 after one.
Navarre scored on their first three possessions of the second quarter. Williams scored the first TD on a 25-yard run. Dante Wright hauled in a 77-yard TD pass from Marlon Courtney and Josh Carter added a 3-yard run. Lamonte Cunningham scored the last points of the night for Milton on a 2-yard run. Raiders 28-12 at the half.
The second half was all Navarre as Williams returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a TD; Courtney used his legs to score from the 22 and Jaydin Antonio capped off the scoring with a 3-yard run.
Courtney went 11-16 for 202 yards and a TD and carried the ball 11 times for 60 yards and another score. Carter also had 11 carries for 76 yards and a TD. Wright hauled in five receptions for 140 yards and a TD.
Gabe Davis and Josh Carter led the way on defense with six tackles and the Raiders produced double digit tackles for loss for the second straight game with 10 (Davis and Mitchell Hunt with two each). Navarre blocked two FGs and one punt as well in the contest. Kevin Taich was 4-4 on extra points and Wright was 3-3.
Raiders who wore #23:
WR Alex Wattley – Class of 2014 – played at Trinity Bible College (ND)
Raider currently wearing #23:
DB Caden Howard – Class of 2022
Statistics that involve #23:
23 – points scored in a game – vs. Catholic (Week 3 – 2008)
23 – points scored in a game – vs. Pace (Week 3 – 2011)
23 – assisted tackles in a season – Lee Jones (2016)
23 – assisted tackles in a season – Isaiah Heyward (2018)
23 – solo tackles in a season – Quinn Caballero (2018)
Navarre is 17-6 in their last 23 games and leads the all-timeseries against Milton, 12-8. The Raiders have outscored the Panthers in the series, 554-413.

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