Countdown to Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 37 Days

Isaac Vega
Taylor Gardner
37 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.
37 games ago – Navarre 49, Pace 35 (2017)
Box Score
Pace…..14 7 7 7 – 35
Navarre..7 28 7 7 – 49
Not only did the Raiders (5-0, 1-0) have to battle their Santa Rosa County foe on this night, they had to deal with Mother Nature as rain saturated the playing surface at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Patriots jumped out to a seven point lead after one; but Navarre would answer with 28 points in the second quarter to take a 35-21 lead to the half. The Raiders would maintain that lead in the second half for their fifth straight win.
Navarre couldn’t get the passing game going, so they relied heavily on the running game (boy did they ever). The Raiders had three individuals go over the century mark on the evening and averaged 13.5 yards per carry. Omari Green led the way with 139 yards on eight carries and 2 TDs; Dante Wright gained 132 yards on five carries and 2 TDs and Chris Williams added 125 yards on 13 carries and a score. Wright also had a 67-yard punt return and Sage Chambers contributed a rushing TD.
Damien Bivins led the ground attack for the Patriots with 42 carries for 195 yards and 3 TDs and Camaron Rohling hauled in five receptions for 113 yards and a score.
Joshua Carter had a career night in tackles with 16 (12 solo/4 assists) and Cade Taylor totaled 14 tackles (13 solo/assist/sack). Cameron Thomas pitched in 11 tackles (6 solo/5 assists) and Matthew Downey added 10 (9 solo/assist). Mitchell Hunt had two of the Raiders three sacks and Kevin Taich went 7-7 on extra points.
Raider who wore #37:
DB Isaac Vega – Class of 2019

Current Raider wearing #37:
DB/K Taylor Gardner – Class of 2023
Statistics that involve #37:
37 – pass attempts in a game – Dusty Jones (2011) – 2nd all-time
37 – assisted tackles in a season – Nick Gill (2013)
37 – assisted tackles in a season – Alex Todd (2013)
37 – pass attempts in a game – Matthew Webb (2014) – 2nd all-time
37 – total tackles (solo/assists) in season – Jay Klosinski (2015)
37 – receptions in a season – Michael Carter (2016)
37 – assisted tackles in a season – Josh Carter (2018)
37 – receptions in a season – Quinn Caballero (2018)
37 – total tackles (solo/assists) in a season – Sebastian Melendez (2019)
Navarre is 28-9 in their last 37 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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