Pace stopped Navarre on fourth-and-goal from the Patriots' 10-yard line and held the ball the final two minutes and 35 seconds in a 27-23 win Friday at Bennett C. Russell Stadium.
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The Raiders led 23-14 in the third quarter, but Pace sophomore Austin Autrey capped a 10-play, 65-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown plunge. On the ensuing kickoff, Navarre's Johnny Robinson-Pettus muffed a high, end-over-end kick and the Patriots recovered the loose ball at the Raiders' 30. Five plays later, Devon Varney connected with favorite receiver Patrick Maddox for a 15-yard touchdown to end the scoring with nine minutes left.
Navarre (1-2) hosts Niceville on Friday in its first District 2, Class 6A contest.