Navarre High School’s hard hitting defense not only handcuffed Fort Walton Beach’s running and passing attacks, but it also set up the Raider offensive with a fumble recovery in the third quarter that led to a touchdown. The Raiders scored again in the final quarter to open their season with a 14-0 win.
“This is the kind of football that we’ve been training so hard to achieve,” said Raider coach Chad Lashley. “It starts with a hard-hitting, nose-to-nose defense that just keeps on pushing, providing the offense with opportunities to score. The guys showed that they can respond to adversity and never quit on themselves.
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