Countdown to Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 25 Days

Kwamane Howard
Jay Warren
Jay Warren - Florida Atlantic University
Dylan Main
Dylan Main - Birmingham Southern
Xavier Fernandez
Xavier Fernandez - U.S. Air Force
Gabe Davis
25 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.
25 games ago – Navarre 49, Pace 30 (2018)
Box Score
Navarre…7 14 14 14 – 49
Pace…..10 7 0 13 – 30
The Patriots got on the board first when Blake Bullock connected on a 32 yard FG. The Raiders (6-0, 1-0) responded right back as Chris William tallied his first of three TDs on the night. Pace would add another score at 2:43 on a four yard run by Damean Bivins…Patriots up 10-7 after one.
Marlon Courtney III hit Quinn Caballero with a 31-yard TD pass just 12 seconds into second quarter to put the Raiders on top. But the Patriots would take advantage of Navarre’s only miscue on the night when J. C. Preacher stepped in front of a Courtney pass and returned it for a score. The Raiders would grab the lead back on a 54-yard run by Dante Wright…Navarre 21-17 at the half.
The Raiders scored the only points of the third quarter as Courtney found Tyler England on a 49-yard TD pass and Williams would find a hole in the Pace defense with a 31-yard TD run…Navarre 35-17 heading to the fourth.
Teams traded touchdowns in the fourth. Navarre first as Courtney connected with England on a 23-yard pass. Then, Bivins from 4 yards out for Pace. Williams with his third TD of night extended the lead to 22 for the Raiders and then the Patriots scored with 58 seconds left as Kason Lincke found Caleb Buckner on a 20 yard pass.
Courtney went 14-22 for 194 yards and three TDs and Chris Williams finished the night with 102 yards on 10 carries. England added 124 yards on seven receptions and Caballero added 70 yards on seven receptions.
Josh Carter led the defense with 14 tackles (11 solo/3 assists) and Matthew Downey chipped in 9 (6 solo/3 assists). Jeffery Mattox and Grady Kelly produced the only sacks on the night. Wright went 7-7 on extra points.
Raiders who wore #25:
DB Terry Lee – Class of 2006
RB Kwamane Howard – Class of 2009
LB Gerry Dilworth – Class of 2011
RB/LB Jay Warren – Class of 2013 – played at Florida Atlantic
DB Dylan Main – Class of 2015 – played at Birmingham Southern
LB Xavier Fernandez – Class of 2017 – serving in U.S. Air Force
DB Gabe Davis – Class of 2020
Current Raider wearing #25:
DB Ian Sones – Class of 2022
Statistics that involve #25:
25 – points scored in a game – vs. West Florida Tech (Week 1 – 2005)
25 – total touchdowns in a career – Jay Warren (2010-12) – 5th all-time
25 – assisted tackles in a season – Will Robinson-Pettus (2013)
25 – solo tackles in a season – Anthony Miller (2015)
25 – tackles for loss in a career – Xavier Fernandez (2014-16)
25 – rushing touchdowns in a career – Dante Wright (2016-18) – 3rd all time
25 – assisted tackles in a season – Nolan Garrett (2017)
Navarre is 18-7 in their last 25 games and leads the all-time series against Pace, 12-7. The Raiders have been outscored by the Patriots in the series, 498-488.

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