16 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.
16 games ago – Navarre 49, Milton 12 (2018)
Milton…….6 6 0 0 – 12
Navarre…..7 21 14 7 – 49
The Raiders (7-1, 2-0) fell behind 22 seconds into the game as Tyler Buchanan found Marquise McCroy on a 84-yard TD pass. But, Navarre would score 49 of the next 55 points, starting with a Chris Williams 5-yard TD run. Raiders ahead 7-6 after one.
Navarre scored on their first three possessions of the second quarter. Williams scored the first TD on a 25-yard run. Dante Wright hauled in a 77-yard TD pass from Marlon Courtney and Josh Carter added a 3-yard run. Lamonte Cunningham scored the last points of the night for Milton on a 2-yard run. Raiders 28-12 at the half.
The second half was all Navarre as Williams returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a TD; Courtney used his legs to score from the 22 and Jaydin Antonio capped off the scoring with a 3-yard run.
Courtney went 11-16 for 202 yards and a TD and carried the ball 11 times for 60 yards and another score. Carter also had 11 carries for 76 yards and a TD. Wright hauled in five receptions for 140 yards and a TD.
Gabe Davis and Josh Carter led the way on defense with six tackles and the Raiders produced double digit tackles for loss for the second straight game with 10 (Davis and Mitchell Hunt with two each). Navarre blocked two FGs and one punt as well in the contest. Kevin Taich was 4-4 on extra points and Wright was 3-3.
Raiders who wear #16:
WR Bryant Watson – Class of 2014
DB Ryan Diamco – Class of 2016 – serving in U.S. Air Force
WR Jacob White – Class of 2017
WR Ben Scharron – Class of 2018
K Kevin Taich – Class of 2019
WR Jayln Wilson – Class of 2020
Navarre is 11-5 in their last 16 games and leads the series against Milton, 12-8.