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SAHS Yellow Jackets football team defeat Crestview HS for the Region 1-6A championship.

The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team defeated the Crestview High School Bulldogs last Friday night (11/24) in the Region 1-6A finals by a score of 49-28, to advance to the FHSAA Class 6A semi-final game.  The Jackets defense was led by junior defensive end Robert Zuzu (#52), who tallied 3 solo tackles, 6 assisted tackles and two QB sacks during the game, and senior Josh Peterson (#7), had 3 tackles, 7 assisted tackles, and 1 interception return for a touchdown.

The Jackets offense was led on the ground by RB Dexter Brown (#15), who gained 199 yards on 31 carries.  Brown scored on a 10 yard TD run and added another TD on his longest run of the night for 68 yards.  SAHS quarterback Austin Reed (#14) passed for 183 yards, including a 62 yard TD pass to WR Karim Brown (#8), and added to his scoring with a 1 yard touchdown run. Reed increased his TD passes to 33 on the season with 3 TD runs.

Next up for the SAHS Yellow Jackets is a FHSAA State semi-final showdown against Armwood High School on the road in Seffner, FL.  The game is scheduled for Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.  To see SAHS quarterback Austin Reed’s passing highlights for the 3 games of the regional playoffs, click HERE

Austin Reed is named the Vystar All Star Athlete of the Week by WJXT, Channel 4 News in Jacksonville, FL

St. Augustine High School student athlete and Yellow Jackets Quarterback Austin Reed, #14, was named the Vystar Credit Union Athlete of the Week this past week (11/24) by WJXT, Channel 4 News in Jacksonville, FL.  The award is given to high school, male and female athletes, who excel in the classroom and community and attends a high school in the Jacksonville television market.  Austin was interviewed by Channel 4 Sports Director Sam Kouvaris, with the segment airing on the new broadcast on Saturday morning (11/25) and Sunday evening (11/26).  Please watch the complete interview featured below:

SAHS defeats Navarre HS to advance to the Florida Class 6A quarterfinals.

On Friday, November 17th, the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team defeated the Navarre Raiders by a score of 52-21 in the second round of the Florida Region 1 – 6A playoffs that took place at home in Brumley Stadium.  The Jackets offense was led on the ground by running back Dexter Brown (#15) who had a legendary performance of gaining 365 yards rushing on 19 carries, with runs of 55, 80, 80 and 93 yards, all for touchdowns.  Dexter increased his season totals to 1,415 yards on 126 carries and 13 touchdowns.

SAHS Quarterback Austin Reed (#14) added to the Jackets 640 yards of offense by passing for 253 yards and 3 touchdowns, each to receivers Karim Brown (2) and Cedrin Daniel (1).  The game increases Austin’s season passing totals to 129-191 (68%), 2,471 yards, 32 TD’s/6 Int’s.

The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets next game is Friday (11/20) at home against Crestview HS in the Florida Region 1-6A Championship game (State quarterfinals).

SAHS Jackets football team win in first round of the FHSAA regional playoffs

This past Friday (11/10), The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team hosted the Tate HS Aggie’s (Pensacola) in the first round of the FHSAA Region 1 – 6A playoffs.  Playing as the first seed in Region 1, the Yellow Jackets defeated Tate by a score of 49-14, in a game that ended with a running clock through most of the second half.  The Jackets held the Aggie’s to 163 yards of total offense while gaining 386 yards as a team.  Taking advantage of a defense prepared for the pass, the Jackets turned to their running game and gained 283 yards, led by RB Dexter Brown (#15) who gained 217 yards on 13 carries, including touchdown runs of 68 and 65 yards.

The St. Augustine passing attack, led by quarterback Austin Reed (#14), completed 7 passes on a modest 10 attempts (103 yards).  The lone passing touchdown came on a 10 yard strike from Reed to Cedrin Daniel (#2) in the 3rd quarter.  The game increased Austin’s season passing stats to 115-164 (70%), 2,218 yards, 29 TD’s/5 Int’s.  Next up for the Yellow Jackets is a second round home playoff game against Navarre High School to be held on Friday (11/17) at 7:30 p.m.

The St. Augustine Yellow Jackets get the top seed in Florida Region 1 – 6A playoffs:

The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team defeated the Palatka High School Panthers Friday night 42-7 to finish the 2017 regular season 9-0, the teams 9th undefeated regular season in school history.  In addition to winning over the Panthers, the Jackets also defeated the Middleburg HS Broncos (38-0) and the Nease HS Panthers (35-23) to win the District 4 – 6A title.  The Jackets outscored their opponents 384-93 on the season.

St. Augustine High School senior quarterback Austin Reed (#14) finished out the last three games of the regular season by throwing for a combined 728 yards and 11 TD’s and 1 rushing TD.  Two of the games were running clock finishes where he played in only the first 2 quarters before the reserves took over.  Regular season ending statistics for Austin are: 108-154 passing (70.1%), 2,115 yards, 28 TD’s/3 Int’s, 2 rushing TD’s.  This gives Austin a final regular season quarterback rating (QBR) of 144.0, the highest among starting quarterbacks in Florida Class 6A high school football. To watch Austin’s highlights of each game, click on the school:  Nease HS  –  Middleburg HS  –  Palatka HS  

With a perfect 9-0 season record, the SAHS Yellow Jackets football team received the #1 seed in the Florida Region 1 – 6A playoffs and will host Tate HS (Pensacola) in the first round of the playoffs on Friday, November 10th at 7:30 p.m.  

St. Augustine HS quarterback Austin Reed is voted to the FACA – All District 6 Team and earns Player of the Year:

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This past week, St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets varsity quarterback Austin Reed (Class of 2018) was named to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association‘s (FACA) All District 6 Team as quarterback.  This included all classes of high schools located in Flagler, Clay and St. Johns counties in Florida and voted by the respective football coaches from these counties.  In addition to being voted to the All District 6 team, Austin also earned District 6, class 6-A Player of the Year honors.  You can read the complete article in the St. Augustine Record by clicking “HERE”

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The SAHS Yellow Jackets football team improve to 6-0 on the season with a win over Ed White HS.

The St. Augustine HS Yellow Jackets varsity football team traveled to Jacksonville last Friday to play district 6A-4 opponent the Ed White High School Commanders football team.  The game was dominated by the Jackets offense and defense in the first two quarters of the game, helping the Jackets finish the half with a 28-0 lead.  The Jackets scored on 20 yard TD run by Dexter Brown and 3 TD passes from Quarterback Austin Reed (#14) for 5, 10, and 30 yards to Cedrin Daniel, Karim Brown and Lonell Harris.

The Jackets offense continued their momentum in the third quarter when running back Dexter Brown caught a 10 yard touchdown from Reed.  After the Jackets held on the Commanders next possession, the Jackets engineered a drive capped off by a 23 yard TD run by Frequan Sparrow.  The defense showed their dominance in the 4th quarter when Jackets defensive back Chip Davis picked off a Commander pass and returned it 42 yards for the final Jacket touchdown of the game. 

St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets quarterback Austin Reed (#14) finished the game throwing 14-17 (82%), 155 yards, 4 TD’s.  He has now throw 77-105 (73.3%), 1,387 yards, 17 TD’s/2 Int’s. on the season with a 146.9 QBR.  The Jackets finished the game with a 49-7 win to improve to 6-0 on the season, 2-0 in district play.  Next up for the Jackets is Nease High School on Friday, October 20th.  To see Austin’s highlights from the Ed White HS Commanders football game click HERE.

The SAHS Yellow Jackets football team defeats Ponte Vedra HS, Florida Class-5A runner up 2016, 41-0.

The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team traveled to Ponte Vedra High School last Friday to play Ponte Vedra High School, the Florida Class-5A runner ups from last year.  The Jackets cruised to a 41-0 victory in a game that was postponed from September 8th due to Hurricane Irma.  This was the second straight shutout for the Jackets defense who also scored a shut out the previous week in a 52-0 win over Englewood HS (Jacksonville).

During the SAHS victory over the Ponte Vedra Sharks, Jackets quarterback Austin Reed (#14) completed 14 of 20 passes for 255 yards and 3 Touchdowns, each to the same receiver Karim Brown (#8).  The game improves Austin’s throwing stats to 63-88 (72%), 1,232 yards, 13 TD’s/2 Int’s, for the first 5 games of the season to lead St. Johns County in Passing and 2nd overall passing per game in NE Florida. 

Next up for the Austin and his St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets teammates is fellow Class 6A, District 4 opponent Ed White High School on Friday, October 13th.  To watch Austin’s throwing highlights from the SAHS vs PVHS game click HERE.


The SAHS Yellow Jackets football team beat Englewood HS 52-0

The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team made easy work of District 4 (6A) opponent Englewood High School on Friday night (9/29) defeating the Rams by a score of 52-0.  Most of the starters on offense and defense for the Jackets were pulled by the end of the second quarter to give time to the reserve players.  The Jackets lead at halftime 38-0 on a shut-down defense and good running performances by Dexter Brown and Fequan Sparrow.  In addition, Jackets quarterback Austin Reed (#14) made a good opportunity of his 4 completions having three of them go for touchdowns to Karim Brown (2 – 45 & 30 yards) and Cedrin Daniel (1 – 9 yards).  Reed also had a touchdown run for 42 yards in the second quarter.

Quarterback Austin Reed who exited the game in the middle of the 2nd quarter finished the game 4-5 passing, 111 yards, 4 TD’s (3 pass, 1 run). Click HERE to see video highlights of quarterback Austin Reed from the Englewood game.  The Yellow Jackets improve to 4-0 (1-0) on the season and travel to play Ponte Vedra High School on Friday (10/6).

The St. Augustine HS Yellow Jackets beat Bartram Trail High School on a last second field goal

On Friday night (9/22) the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team played the highly rated Bartram Trail HS Bears (Florida Class 7A) and their two QB attacking offense with Joey Gatewood and Riley Smith, two of the highest publicized QB’s in the State of Florida.  The game was the first for the Yellow Jackets since Hurricane Irma put a hold on the season two weeks earlier.  That didn’t stop the Yellow Jackets from jumping out to a touchdown on their first drive of the game on the arm of Jackets QB – Austin Reed (#14) connecting to Karim Brown on a 22 yard TD.  The Jackets jumped out to a 21-7 lead in the 2nd quarter when Jackets defensive back Jaden McDowall intercepted a Riley Smith pass and returned it for a 70 yard touchdown.  The Bears quickly responded with a score of their own and brought  the game to a close 21-14 at the half.

The score remained 21-14 until the 4th quarter when the Bears took advantage of a strong run defense and slowed the Jackets.  They were able to score on two consecutive drives to lead the game 28-21 over the Jackets with less than 4 minutes left.  That’s when Jackets QB Austin Reed and the rest of the offensive passing game took off.  Taking the ball from the Jackets 30 yard line, Austin completed 2 passes out of 3, including a 59 yard touchdown to Karim Brown (his 3rd of the game) to tie the game at 28.  The Bears were unable to drive the ball to score or kill the clock to send the game into overtime, so they had to settle for a punt from their own 45 yard line. 

The punt by the Bears was a good one that rolled to the Jackets 14 yard line where the Jackets had to start from with 29 seconds left.  The Jackets once again relied on QB Austin Reed and the Jackets passing game to get them down the field into field goal position.  Austin completed 3 straight passes of 11, 30 and 20 yards to get the Jackets to the Bears 25.  After a Bears penalty, the Jackets kicker Elijah Ryan attempted the field goal from 37 yards out and put it right down the middle to win the game 31-28 and improve the Jackets to 3-0 on the season and 19-0 all time over Bartram Trail.  The streak survives for another year!

St. Augustine High School Quarterback finished the game as the passing leader going 19-29, 373 yards and 3 TD’s in the win.  Next up for the SAHS Yellow Jackets are District opponent Englewood High School (Jacksonville).  Click HERE for quarterback Austin Reed’s passing highlights from the Bartram Trail game.

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Game winning FG – Elijah Ryan, Austin Reed on the hold