21 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.
21 games ago – Navarre 41, Crestview 35 OT (2018)
Crestview…21 7 0 7 0 – 35
Navarre……0 0 7 28 6 – 41
The Raiders (3-0) came out flat in the first half and the Bulldogs took advantage of it and went to the half up 28-0. Jay Stanton got the scoring started with a 68-yard TD run and the Voisin brothers had back to back 69-yard TD receptions to end the first quarter scoring. Marquis McCoy would add a 29-yard TD reception in the second quarter.
Navarre finally got on the board on a 3-yard run by Dante Wright at the 8:24 mark of the third quarter, but the Raiders still trailed 28-7 going to the fourth. At 9:59, Wright scored his second from 10 yards out and two minutes later, Josh Carter would score from 8 yards out to cut the lead to 28-20. Navarre got the ball back and Carter tallied his second rushing TD of the game and with a successful two-point conversion, the game was tied at 28. The Raiders were not finished as Wright gave them the lead on a 11-yard run with 2:07 on the clock.
That was enough time for Crestview to drive down the field and tie the game up with 33 seconds left on 3-yard run by Stanton sending the game to overtime. Bulldogs went on offense to start the overtime period, but the possession was short lived as Carter stepped in front of a Jack Corbin pass and now all the Raiders needed was any type of score to pull off the comeback win. Wright would score his fourth rushing TD of the night from nine yards out to send the Navarre faithful home in jubilation.
Marlon Courtney III finished the night 15-29 for 186 yards and Quinn Caballero hauled in two receptions for 96 yards. Wright had six receptions for 78 yards.
Jack Corbin led the Bulldogs offense as he went 14-27 for 256 yards and three TDs. Jaden Voisin with five receptions for 108 yards and a score and Jay Stanton added 128 yards rushing on 23 carries and two TDs.
Xayvion Thomas led the Raider defense with eight tackles (5 solo/3 assists/2 TFL) and Mitchell Hunt had three of Navarre’s nine tackles for loss on the night.
Raiders who wore #21:
LB Robert Roux – Class of 2008
DB Larry Leonard – Class of 2011
DB Mason Mikul – Class of 2013
WR Tyrell Courtney – Class of 2015
DB Salamon Buss – Class of 2017
DB Kevon Washington – Class of 2018
DB Kobe Johnson – Class of 2020
21 – completions in a game – Dusty Jones (2011)
21 – assisted tackles in a career – Elijah Appel (2011-12)
21 – sacks in a career – Josh Carter (2015-18) – Navarre record
21 – tackles for loss in a career – Grady Kelly (2018-present)
21 – points scored in a game – 20 times from 1998 to 2019
Navarre is 15-6 in their last 21 games and leads the series against Crestview, 10-7.