Countdown to Kickoff – Navarre Raiders – 82 Days

Joey Hill
Cody Thompson
82 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.
82 games ago – Davidson (AL) 24, Navarre 21 (2013)
After a steady rain fell in the Panhandle most of the day; the skies cleared as the Raiders (5-4, 2-0) traveled to Mobile for the first time to play the Warriors at Ladd Peebles Stadium. Also, was the first time since the 2001 season that they faced off against an opponent outside the State of Florida.
Navarre is 7-3 all-time against Alabama teams…their very first game in program history was a 25-14 loss to Straughn; then they came back the next year and beat Straughn, 38-8. In 2000, they beat Gulf Shores, 54-0. The following year they lost to Charles Henderson, 28-13 to open the season and then ended that same season with 41-7 win over Gulf Shores.
The next time the Raiders would play a team from Alabama would be in 2014, when they defeated Dothan 49-24 at home. Navarre then traveled to Dothan to kick start the 2015 season. After numerous lightning/weather delays, the Raiders prevailed 43-22.
Andalusia and Enterprise came to Bennett C. Russell Stadium in 2020; Navarre would take them both down, beating Andalusia, 16-14 and Enterprise, 42-28.
Raiders that wore #82:
WR Tater Smith – Class of 2000
DE Guy Alexander – Class of 2004
WR Joey Hill – Class of 2007
WR Cody Thompson – Class of 2019
Current Raider wearing #82
TE Joshua Doak – Class of 2022
Statistics that involve #82:
82 – wins at Navarre in nine seasons – Coach Jay Walls (2012-present)
82 – total tackles (solo/assists) in a season – Bo Hering (2015)
82 – assisted tackles in a career – Cade Taylor (2015-17)
82.5 – total tackle points in a career – Dante Wright (2016-18)
82 – totals tackles (solo/assists) in a career – Jordan Jefferson (2017-18)
82 – total points in a career – Preston Penton (2018-20)
Navarre is 66-16 in their last 82 games and trails in the series against Davidson, 1-0.

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