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St. Augustine HS participates and excels in Summer 7v7 competitions

Over the Summer, the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team have been participating in several 7v7 competitions with area and regional high schools in the state of Florida.  Each week, the Yellow Jackets have hosted area schools in scrimmage play to include Creekside HS and Clay HS.  In addition to the home scrimmages, the Yellow Jackets have participated in the FHS7v7A North Florida Regional Qualifier tournament and the Jacksonville Jaguars 7on7 Passing Challenge.  

The Yellow Jackets participated in the FHS7v7 Association North Florida Regional Qualifier, hosted by St. Augustine High School in June.  Led by Quarterback Austin Reed, the Yellow Jackets finished as the top seed over 15 regional teams in the initial “play-in” round.  With wins over Bradford County HS, Newberry HS, Florida HS (Tallahassee) and Yulee HS, the Jackets opened the tournament a perfect 4-0.  The Jackets continued their winning ways in the playoff rounds with a quarterfinal victory over District rival Nease HS, and a last play victory over county rival Bartram Trail HS.  In the finals against Columbia County HS, quarterback Austin Reed helped bring the Yellow Jackets back from being down two scores to take the lead 21-20.  Columbia County scored on the last play of the game to come back and win the tournament 26-21. The Jackets qualified for the FHS7v7A finals being held on July 15th.

The SAHS Yellow Jackets also participated in the Jacksonville Jaguars 7on7 Passing Challenge at Everback Field in June.  Led on offense by Quarterback Austin Reed, the Jackets went 3-0 in the “play in” round, with wins over Brunswick HS, Bartram Trail HS (27-7), and Baldwin HS.  After a 1st round bye in the playoffs, the Yellow Jackets lost in the quarterfinal round to Brunswick HS in a shoot out in the 5th overtime period 64-57.

Quarterback Austin Reed leads St. Augustine HS over Bishop Kenny in the 2018 Spring Game

On Wednesday, May 17th, the St. Augustine High School varsity football team lined up against Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville) in the annual Spring game held at home in Foots Brumley Stadium.  The game was scheduled to have the starting offense and defense of each team play each other in a regulation game format for the first half, followed by the reserves in the second half.

Being selected by his coaches as Captain and leading the offense for the Yellow Jackets was rising senior quarterback Austin Reed (#14).  During the game, Austin completed 17 passes on 23 attempts, finishing the first half of the game with 178 yards passing, 1 touchdown pass (to Matt Adams) and a 21-14 lead over the starting defense for Bishop Kenny.  At one point in the second quarter, Austin completed 12 straight pass attempts to finish off the half and his time in the game.  Wide receive Karim Brown finished the game with 4 passes for 70 yards including a 50 yard diving completion from Reed to get the ball down to the Bishop Kenny 2 yard line.

The following are pictures of Austin’s game play during the game.  You can also view Austin’s Hudl passing highlights of the game by clicking HERE.

 

St. Augustine High School quarterback Austin Reed receives an offer from Columbia University

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St. Augustine High School (FL) quarterback Austin Reed (2018) recently received an offer to play Division 1 college football from Columbia University in the Ivy League.  Austin is very honored and Blessed to have received this offer from this prestigious university.

Austin Reed is featured in the April/May edition of the St. Augustine Social magazine

St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets quarterback Austin Reed is currently featured in the April/May edition of the St. Augustine Social magazine.  The article expresses Austin’s tireless dedication to his academics and off season workouts to prepare him for the upcoming varsity football season.  The magazine occasionally profiles local outstanding athletes who work hard to achieve success on and off the field.  You can read more about Austin’s featured story in the St. Augustine Social magazine by clicking here.

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St. Augustine High School quarterback Austin Reed receives invite to the Nike Football – The Opening Regional Camp

St. Augustine High School (FL) football quarterback Austin Reed (#14), class of 2018, recently received an invitation from the Nike Football – The Opening Regional Camp to be held in Orlando on Saturday, February 19th.  The Opening Regionals Camp is one of the most respected and well run camps in the country for High School football talent.  We look forward to the event and wish Austin the best of luck and skill.  You can follow Austin on Twitter @AReed365

 

The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team finishes the 2016 season at 11-2:

The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets Varsity Football Team finished the 2016 regular season at 9-1 (4-0), winning the District 4-6A title, and securing home field advantage throughout the playoffs.  During the playoffs, the Jackets earned a win in the first round of the Region 1-6A playoff tournament against the Niceville High School Eagles by a score of 35-28.  The Jackets then defeated the Crestview High School Bulldogs at home by a score of 41-14 in the Regional semi-final game.  It all came down to a home game against the Navarre High School Raiders for the Region 1-6A title to advance to the State Championship semi-final game.  Navarre got the upper edge and defeated the Jackets by a score of 28-10 to advance to the State Championship semi-final game and ending the Jackets season.

During the regular season the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team outscored their opponents 371-99, a point differential of 272 points in favor of the Jackets.  The Yellow Jackets finished as the Region 1-6A runner-up, with a #6 end of season ranking in the State of Florida according to MaxPreps.com.

St. Augustine High School Quarterback Austin Reed (#14) finished the season with a 60% completion percentage and a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 118.  Austin, a class of 2018 – 6′ 2″ – 190 pound QB, will be working hard in the weight room and on the training field in the off season to prepare for the 2017 Spring and Fall seasons, and will continue to play Varsity Lacrosse for the Yellow Jackets throughout the Winter.

 

St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team finish the season 9-1 heading into the playoffs:

On Friday night (11/4) the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets Varsity Football Team wrapped up the 2016 regular season with a win over the Palatka High School Panthers by a score of 31-17 in the 97th meeting between the two teams and the annual Senior Night game for each program.  The win by the Yellow Jackets improved their regular season record to 9-1 (4-0 in District 4-6A) heading into the playoffs.

The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets clinched first place in District 4-6A after defeating Middleburg High School 44-18 in week 9 to earn a home Regional quarterfinal playoff game against the Niceville Eagles on Friday, November 11th.  Niceville finished second in District 3-6A after losing a close game 21-27 in week 9 to Crestview HS.

St. Augustine High School Quarterback Austin Reed (#14) finished the final game of the season against the Palatka High School Panthers completing 5 of 7 passes for 97 yards.  As a Junior (Class 2018) standing at 6′ 2″ – 185 pounds, Austin completed 60%  of his passes on the year with zero interceptions to earn a 118.00 Quarterback Rating (QBR).

The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets are on a roll into the playoffs:

It’s been quite a while since we’ve updated our Blog on the 2016 season for the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets varsity football team and junior quarterback Austin Reed, #14.  But as we head into week 10 of the FHSAA football season, the Jackets have produced a 7-1 record (3-0 District 4 6A).  With wins against Pedro Menendez, Creekside, Melbourne, Bartram Trail, Englewood, Ed White and Nease High Schools, the Jackets have outscored their opponents 296-64.  The Jackets defense is currently allowing a stingy 161 yards of offense per game (#5 overall in NE FLA), while the offense has respectfully gained an average of 379 yards per game (#9 overall).  The Jackets only loss on the season occurred for the first game in a very close 21-23 loss to Baker County HS (5A), currently 8-0.

St. Augustine High School Junior Quarterback Austin Reed, #14, has progressed well though the first 8 games of the season.  In addition to the quarterback responsibilities, Austin has served as the teams placeholder for field goals and extra points for kicker Elijah Ryan.  Check out some of the game photo’s and click HERE to se Austin’s mid-season highlights provided by Hudl.com.

St. Augustine High School Quarterback Austin Reed spends his Summer volunteering

As the students go back to school today in St. Johns County, marking the end of the Summer 2016, we would like to post an update on St. Augustine High School quarterback Austin Reed, who spend a lot of his Summer volunteering and giving back to his community.  During the week of July 18th – 22nd, Austin served as a camp instructor/coach for the St. Johns Police Athletic League youth football camp.  The football camp is an annual event with over 200 kids participating to prepare them for the start of the St. Johns PAL Fall football season.  The kids ages range from elementary school age up through the 8th grade.  In addition to his time spend instructing/coaching the kids at the camp, Austin select team of 7th and 8th graders won the week long flag football tournament under his coaching.

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The 2016 High School football season begins in Florida:

Today is August 1st, the beginning of the 2016 Fall football season for programs all across the State of Florida.  It is also the first official day of practice for the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team under new head coach Brian Braddock.  Coach Braddock replaces former long term Head Coach Joey Wiles, who was with the program for 20 years.

The Jackets kick-off their 2016 season with a pre-season game on August 19th at home versus Daytona Beach Seabreeze High School.  The regular season starts the following week on the road at Baker County HS.

The Summer was very productive for the St. Augustine Yellow Jackets football team who participated in 4 summer 7v7 scrimmages against Oak Leaf, Atlantic Coast, Clay, and Flagler Palm Coast High School’s, as well as the FHS7v7A Northeast Florida qualifying tournament at Matanzas High School (Palm Coast).  St. Augustine High School Quarterback Austin Reed participated in each of the 7v7 tournaments and successfully finished Summer play without throwing one interception.  Good luck to the entire St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets Football Team on the 2016 season.