Countdown to Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 43 Days

Ryan Daeges
Michael Smith
43 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.
43 games ago – Navarre 28, St Augustine 10 (3rd Round, Playoffs – 2016)
Box Score
Navarre….0 14 7 7 – 28
St Augustine…0 7 0 3 – 10
The Raiders (12-1) went on their furthest road trip in school history to face off with the Yellow Jackets for the Class 6A Region 1 title. After a scoreless first quarter, Navarre went to the half up by seven. The Raiders added a touchdown in the third and another in the fourth to secure a 18-point win and their second Region 1 title.
Caine Adamson went 9-15 for a modest 55 yards; but the Raiders didn’t require his arm on this night as Michael Carter went over 200 yards rushing for the fourth straight game as he gained 244 yards on 30 carries and four touchdowns. Over the last four games, Michael has rushed for 1,043 yards on 105 carries (9.9 yards per carry) and 15 rushing touchdowns.
The defense put the clamps down on the St Augustine offense and held them to a season low 10 points. Navarre forced three turnovers on the night; with the biggest take away of the night coming in the third quarter. With the Raiders up 14-7, Caleb Dale stepped in front of a Cole Northrup pass; this set up Navarre with a short field and eventually a 21-7 lead.
Josh Carter led the way on defense once against with 9 tackles (4 solo/5 assists/4 TFL) and Bo Hering, Xavier Fernandez and Charlie Alevras all pitched in 7 tackles each. Dante Wright went 4-4 on extra points.
Raiders who wore #43:
TE Ryan Daeges – Class of 2017
WR Michael Smith – Class of 2018
WR Logan Collinsworth – Class of 2021
Current Raider wearing #43:
DB Jonathan Brogan – Class of 2023
Statistics that involve #43:
43 – total tackles (solo/assists) in a season – Kevin Cohan (2013)
43 – total tackles (solo/assists) in a season – Michael Sandle (2014)
43 – points scored in a game – vs. Dothan (Week 1 – 2015)
43 – tackle points in a season – Aaron Mitchell (2015)
43 – tackles for loss (25) & sacks (18) in a career – Xavier Fernandez (2014-16)
43 – solo tackles in a season – Bailey Huston (2019)
Navarre is 33-10 in their last 43 games and the all-time series against St Augustine is tied at 1-1. The Yellowjackets have outscored the Raiders in the series, 62-49.

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