14 days to the original kickoff of the 2020 HS Football season as Navarre would have been traveling to Gulf Breeze on 21 Aug 20. The season originally was scheduled to start on 27 Jul 20 (practice); but has now been delayed until 24 Aug 20.
14 games ago – Navarre 38, Niceville 13 (2018)
Navarre…..7 14 14 3 – 38
Niceville….0 0 13 0 – 13
The Raiders (9-1, 3-0) finished the regular season with a strong performance on the road against the Eagles. Marlon Courtney III started the scoring in the first quarter with a one yard run. Navarre would find the end zone two more times in the second, Chris Williams with a nine yard run and Dante Wright with a 44-yard run. Raiders up 21-0 at the half.
Wright would extend the lead to 28 as he hauled in a 67-yard pass from Courtney on the first play from scrimmage to start the second half. Niceville would get on the board as T.J. Pope scored from the one. The Eagles then cut the lead to 15 as Jack White hit Dominic Annachiraco on a 25-yard pass play with eight seconds left in the quarter. But, Navarre would answer right back as Courtney connected with Wright on a 80-yard score with no time left on the clock…Raiders 35-13.
Kevin Taich finished up the scoring in the fourth quarter as he split the uprights from 33 yards out. Courtney finished the night, 8-13 for 276 yards and two TDs. Wright brought in four receptions for 177 yards (school record) and two scores. Williams led the ground attack with 68 yards on nine carries and a TD.
Navarre’s defense was led by Josh Carter with 11 tackles (8 solo/3 assists/TFL) and Quinn Caballero with 10 (8 solo/2 assists). Raiders registered eight tackles for loss and four sacks (three by Jordan Jefferson). Taich finished the night perfectly, as he went 5-5 on extra points and hit his only field goal attempt.
Raiders who wore #14:
RB Hasaan Williams – Class of 2016 – serving in U.S. Air Force
WR Quinn Caballero – Class of 2019 – playing at Charleston Southern
Current Raider wearing #14:
WR Trent Hall – Class of 2022
14 – rushing touchdowns in a season – Frank Willis (1999)
14 – tackles for loss in a career – Brandon Williams (2001-02)
14 – sacks in a career – Andrew Garcia (2008-10)
14 – rushing touchdowns in a season – Chris Williams (2018)
Navarre is 9-5 in their last 14 games and leads the series against Niceville, 8-3.