25 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.
25 games ago – Navarre 49, Niceville 47 (2017) – Playoffs
Niceville….14 3 21 9 – 47
Navarre…..14 7 21 7 – 49
The Raiders (9-1) faced off with the Eagles for the second consecutive week, which turned out to be an old fashioned shootout. Both quarterbacks had huge nights in the contest; Sage Chambers for Navarre and Jack White for Niceville. But it was the Raiders defense that stepped up big in the waning moments to stop the Eagles two-point conversion that would have tied up the game and sent it to overtime.
Chambers finished the night with the second most passing yards in a game in Navarre history as he went 19-24, for 380 yards and four touchdowns. Dante Wright hauled in four receptions for 144 yards and three touchdowns and Quinn Caballero had seven receptions for 107 yards. Garren Harper contributed a 55-yard touchdown reception.
Additionally, the Raiders received help from the ground game as Omari Green had 18 carries for 96 yards and 52 yards on seven carries for Chris Williams. Josh Carter, Wright and Chambers all had a rushing touchdown.
Jack White did his best Tim Tebow impression, but it came up just a little bit short. He went 12-21 passing for 225 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 190 yards on 15 carries and two scores. Eagles rushed for 350 yards in the game. Ryan Romair added six receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown.
Cade Taylor led the defense with 9 tackles (6 solo/3 assists) and Carter aided with 7 tackles (6 solo/assist). Mitchell Hunt ended the night with four quarterback hurries. Kevin Taich went 7-7 on extra points.
Raiders who wore #25:
DB Terry Lee – Class of 2006
RB Kwamane Howard – Class of 2009
LB Gerry Dilworth – Class of 2011
RB/LB Jay Warren – Class of 2013 – played at Florida Atlantic
DB Dylan Main – Class of 2015 – played at Birmingham Southern
LB Xavier Fernandez – Class of 2017 – serving in U.S. Air Force
DB Gabe Davis – Class of 2020
25 – points scored in a game – West Florida Tech (Week 1 – 2005)
25 – total touchdowns in a career – Jay Warren (2010-12) – 5th all-time
25 – assisted tackles in a season – Will Robinson-Pettus (2013)
25 – solo tackles in a season – Anthony Miller (2015)
25 – tackles for loss in a career – Xavier Fernandez (2014-16)
25 – rushing touchdowns in a career – Dante Wright (2016-18) – 3rd all time
25 – assisted tackles in a season – Nolan Garrett (2017)
Navarre is 18-7 in their last 25 games and leads the series against Niceville, 8-3.