Navarro vs YMLA

Panther Colton Chambers squeezes through the grasp of a YMLA defender during the final game of the regular season on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 at Erwin Lee Field.

Two teams that had very different endings to their regular seasons will clash on Friday night in Taylor as the Navarro Panthers (7-2) and the Smithville Tigers (7-3) meet in the opening round of the Class 4A, Division II playoffs.

Navarro finished with two easy wins against overmatched opponents, whipping Austin Achieve 88-0, then crushing San Antonio YMLA 75-7. The games gave them opportunities to get much of their roster on the field. But they saw nothing like the competition they will see in the playoffs.

Scot Kibbe is a regular contributor to the Seguin Gazette. He has covered Navarro football for 30 years.

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