Zero Days to Kickoff – Game Day – Navarre Raiders

Principal Windfelder and Irish Bill
Eddie Love Jr
Rylan Reynolds
****GAME DAY****
There are ZERO days to kickoff…
In 1998, Kenny Hughes was the first Head Coach in Navarre Raiders history, this would be his only year at the helm. The Raiders played their very first varsity season that year as they participated with a Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Class. Before Navarre would get their first win in program history in Week 3, they lost the first two games to Straughn AL (25-14) and Liberty County (41-14).

Coach Danny Williams replaced Coach Hughes for 1999 season and in his third season he led Navarre to their first five win season.

Coach Larry Olson dialed in the Raiders first winning season in 2003 at 5-4. He also led the Raiders to their first playoff appearance in 2006 and then again in 2007.

Coach Chad Lashley garnered Raider Nation their first playoff win and first Region Finals appearance in school history in 2010.

Current Head Coach Jay Walls brought home their first two Region Titles and first two State Semifinal appearances in 2012 & 2016.

Navarre Raider History

50th game – Navarre 27, Arlington Country Day 8 (2003)
100th game – Navarre 20, West Florida Tech 3 (2008)
150th game – Navarre 28, Mosley 13 (2012)
200th game – Navarre 42, Niceville 28 (2016)
250th game – Mosley 30, Navarre 7 (2021)

Raiders that have worn #0
WR/DB Ryland Reynolds – Class of 2024
RB Eddie Love Jr – Class of 2025 – Transferred to Fort Walton Beach

WHO: Catholic Crusaders vs. Navarre Raiders
WHAT: Finally High School Football is Back!
WHY: Do I really need to answer that?
WHEN: Tonight at 7:30 Central
WHERE: Bennett C. Russell Stadium on the Campus of Navarre High
WHERE TO WATCH: In person or at or via YouTube at Irish Bill Sports Live

Bob “Seminole Bob” Grant and I will bring you the start of another year of exciting Navarre Raiders football with the pregame at 7 PM.

I hope that you have enjoyed another countdown to Raider football and remember, It’s Always Greater to be a Raider!!

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