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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


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.  


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


The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team get back on track this week

The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team resumes the regular season of play this week after two weeks off of playing games due to Hurricane Irma.  This game stoppage comes after the Yellow Jackets traveled to Pedro Menendez High School on Friday, September 1st and dominated the Falcons by a score of 65-14.  During the game, the Jackets gained 520 yards of total offense, including 363 rushing yards.  SAHS quarterback Austin Reed (#14), coming off a huge 337 yard, 4 touchdown game the week before against Baker County HS, completed an efficient 9-9 passing, 157 yards.  Austin’s completion to WR Lonell Harris for 43 yards was the longest pass of the game.  Click HERE for video highlights of Austin’s passing.

During the break, the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team had their game against the Ponte Vedra HS Sharks (5A), scheduled for 9/8, postponed until Friday, October 6th, and the game against Flagler Palm Coast HS (7A), scheduled for 9/15, completely cancelled due to the aftermath of the storm.  Play for the Jackets resumes this Friday night (9/22) against the Bartram Trail Bears (7A) at home in Brumley Stadium.


The SAHS Jackets football team win over Clay HS in the annual Kickoff Classic preseason game.

This past Friday (8/18) the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets varsity football team kicked off the 2017 season by defeating the Clay High School Blue Devils (#4 Class 5A) by a score of 27-21 in the annual Kickoff Classic preseason football game held at home in Brumley Stadium in St. Augustine. The game featured the starting offense and defensive teams playing each other through the first 2 1/2 quarters of the game, followed by the reserves playing the remainder of the game.  

When the reserves took over for the starters deep in the 3rd quarter, the score was 17-14 in favor of the Yellow Jackets.  Jackets senior starting quarterback Austin Reed (#14) finished the first 2 1/2 quarters of the game throwing for 219 yards, 2 TD’s and 0 interceptions.  Please click “HERE” for highlight from the game.  The Jackets start their regular season play this week (8/25) at home against Baker County High School at 7:00 p.m.


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 dominates Bishop Kenny 39-0 in the 2016 Spring football game.

On Wednesday, May 18th, the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team faced off against the Bishop Kenny Crusaders (Jacksonville, FL) in the 2016 annual Spring football game.  The game finally got started after a 90 minute weather delay to some very wet field conditions.  The Jackets soon went to work scoring on two receiving touchdowns to Karim Brown and Emerson Kabus, and two rushing touchdowns by Jahquise Russell to take a 27-0 halftime lead.

Quarterback Austin Reed, #14, entered the game on the last drive of the second quarter and played through into the middle of the 4th quarter.  On Austin’s third possession of the game, he helped engineer a 60 yard, seven play scoring drive capped off with a 5 yard touchdown run by Sheddrick Washington.  During this drive, Austin threw 3 passes for 41 yards.  Sheddrick would later add another 39 yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter to increase the score to the final 39-0.  This was Head Coach Brian Braddock’s first win as the Yellow Jackets new head football coach for the program.

Below are some pictures of Austin during the Spring game versus Bishop Kenny.  There are also 2016 Spring Hudl highlights available for Austin Reed, Quarterback #14 (game), #7 (practice) available by clicking HERE.


The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets varsity team finishes up the 2015 football season:

This is the final football post for the 2015 St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team and quarterback Austin Reed’s (#14) first season as a sophomore player on the varsity team.  The Jackets closed out the year with a 66-28 win over their long time rivals the Palatka High School Panthers on November 6th.  The win gave the Jackets a 9-1 (3-1 district) record entering the Regional playoffs as the #2 seed team from District 6A-4.  The Regional quarterfinal playoff game took place on November 13th, at the Niceville High School Eagles football stadium.  The game resulted in a 20-3 loss for the Yellow Jackets ending their season to finish 9-2.

Serving as a back up quarterback to the Yellow Jackets starter, quarterback Austin Reed (14) had several opportunities of play time during the 12 games throughout the season, including the Kickoff Classic in late August.  Several of the drives that Austin quarterbacked resulted in additional scoring for the team, and a load of experience at the varsity level for him.  Austin was also brought in to hold the ball for the kicker on extra-points and field goal attempts during the Regional quarterfinal game.

The following video features passing highlights for Austin for the 2015 football season as a quarterback for the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets.


The St. Augustine HS Yellow Jackets beat the Middleburg Mustangs 49-0 in District play:

On Friday (Oct. 30th), the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team played FHSAA District 4-6A opponent the Middleburg High School Mustangs at home in Brumley Stadium.  The Yellow Jackets dominated the first half of the game scoring on two passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns and two defensive interceptions that resulted in touchdown returns to finish the half at 42-0.

The second half of the game started with a running clock and quarterback Austin Reed, #14, leading the second team offense for the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets.  The second team offense got the opportunity to run a balanced attack with a mix of rushing and passing plays.  After recovering a Mustangs fumble on their own 4 yard line, the Yellow Jackets offense took over and drove 96 yards for the final touchdown of the game and a 49-0 lead.  During this drive, Austin Reed, #14, went 2-2 passing, including passes of 33 yards to Karim Brown, #20, and 21 yards to Emerson Kabus, #82.  Austin finished the game going 3-5 passing for 67 yards.

With the 49-0 win, the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets Varsity Football Team improves to 8-1 on the season and are ranked #9 this week in the FHSAA Associated Press – Class 6-A football rankings.  The next and final game of the season before playoffs is Friday (Nov. 6th) against the Palatka High School Panthers at home in Brumley Stadium beginning at 7:00 p.m.


Catching up with the SAHS Jackets during the mid season bye week:

It’s been a little while since we have blogged a post to the website AustinReedFootball.com, so we will spend some time to catch up on what’s been going on with the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets varsity football team this 2015 season.  Since our last post about the win at Pedro Menendez High School to improve the Yellow Jackets to 3-0, the Jackets have continued their winning ways with victories over the Creekside Knights (35-17 (7-A)), the Melbourne Bulldogs (10-0 (8-A)), an overtime thriller against the Bartram Trail Bears (24-17 (7-A)), and a Homecoming blow-out against district opponents the Englewood Rams (45-6).  The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets varsity football team has improved to 6-0 (1-0), and has earned a #3 ranking in Class 6A in the State of Florida by the Associated Press.

Remaining games on the 2015 regular season are (all games at 7:00 p.m.):

October 15 – @Ed White High School

October 23 – @Nease High School

October 30 – Middleburg High School (home)

November 6 – Palatka High School (home – Senior Night)

You can keep up with the 2015 St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets varsity football team by visiting their website at: www.sahsfootball.com, or following their page on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/footballjackets.


St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets beat the Pedro Menendez Falcons

St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets beat the Pedro Menendez High School Falcons by a score of 38-7.  Read about it on the St. Augustine Record or St. Augustine Record pictures.


The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets beat Baker County in the 2015 Season Opener:

On Friday, August 28th, the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets Varsity Football team began their 2015 regular season at home against the Baker County Wildcats, in a game that experienced a one hour rain delay towards the end of the second half, due to a passing storm.  During the game, starting Jackets quarterback Cole Northrup connected with wide receiver David Kra for two touchdowns (23 and 27 yards) and ran for another on a QB sneak from the 1 yard line.  While running back Jarel James added another touchdown in the game on a 2 yard run.  Jahquise Russell ran for 176 yards in the game while kicker Brad Meeks went 1 for 2 kicking on field goals.

St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets backup quarterback Austin Reed, #14, made his regular season Varsity debut entering the game in the 4th quarter.  Starting the drive with two consecutive running plays, one for a loss of 5 yards, Austin and the Jackets were quickly faced with a 3rd down and 15 situation from the 50 yard line.  The third down conversion was successful as Austin completed a beautiful fade route to his receiver EJ Eldridge, #18, that picked up 23 yards and a Jackets first down.  The drive finally ended after 4 consecutive running plays failed to pick up a needed first down.  The Yellow Jackets went on to win the game by a final of 29-7 and start the season 1-0.  The next game for the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets is away on Friday (9/4) against their cross town rivals, the Pedro Menendez High School Falcons.

 


Austin Reed gets his first Varsity football action in the 2015 Kickoff Classic:

On Friday (8/21) the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets opened their 2015 football season up with a pre-season game versus the Seabreeze High School Sandcrabs (Ormond Beach, FL) in their annual Kickoff Classic at the Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium.  This was the first game for Quarterback Austin Reed, #14, to play in since moving up from JV to the Varsity team as a sophomore over the Summer.  With the score already in favor of the Jackets 24-0 with only 4 1/2 minutes into the second half, Austin entered the game with several of the other Jackets 2nd team players.

Austin’s first drive resulted in a long TD run being called back from a penalty and a forced punt situation on 4th down.  The second drive featured a huge 10 yard pass from Austin to his wide receiver Emerson Kabus on 4th down and 6, to pick up the first down.  Later in the drive, Austin connected with his WR Emerson Kabus again on a fade route in the corner of the end-zone for a touchdown, only to have that called back due to an illegal man downfield penalty on the play.  After several run attempts and another barely missed pass attempt on a fade route to the end-zone, the Jackets settled for 3 points on the field goal.

The next game for the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team is the official season and home opener against the Baker County High School Wildcats on Friday, August 28th, at Brumley Stadium in St. Augustine.



The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets JV Football Team finish undefeated on the 2014 season

On Wednesday evening, October 22nd, The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets Junior Varsity Football Team proved their dominance in JV football in St. Johns County and their District by beating the Creekside High School Knights JV Football Team to finish out the season undefeated with a record of 8-0.  The game started with both teams trying to get on track as the first quarter expired with the score 0 – 0.  Early in the second quarter, Creekside scored first to take a 6-0 lead.  The Jackets quickly drove the length of the field on a strong running game but missed the extra point to tie the game at 6-6.  On the next Jackets drive, quarterback Austin Reed, #7, hit his wide receiver Karim Brown, #8, on a 63 yard touchdown pass, followed by a successful two point conversion run to take the lead 14-6.  The Jackets were unable to score on a late drive in the second quarter and ended the half leading 14-6.

The Creekside Knights came out and played tough in the second half and were able to score two more touchdowns on a very tricky offensive plan and a big play for a touch down on a fake punt.  However, the second half was mostly dominated by the Jackets offense, who were able to control the line of scrimmage and game clock when needed.  The Jackets added three more touchdowns in the half, including the first touchdown of the year for running back Fre Quan Sparrow, #25, late in the 4th quarter.  The game finished in a 35-20 win for the St. Augustine Yellow Jackets JV Football Team and the start of the post-game celebration for all of the boys.  Quarterback Austin Reed, #7, finished the game passing for 153 yard on 7 completions with one touchdown.


A great come from behind win improves the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets JV Football Team to 7-0

The seventh game for the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets Junior Varsity football team was the most dramatic of all of the games so far this year.  The game featured the undefeated, 6-0 Jackets, playing their long time rivals the Palatka High School Panthers football team, 4-2, at home in Brumley Stadium.  It didn’t take long for the Panthers to score on their first possession when their QB hit an open receiver down the left side for a 25 yard TD pass.  The Jackets countered with a 39 yard touchdown pass from Austin Reed, #7, to his receiver Karim Brown, #8, on a fade route down the sideline to take the lead 7-7.  The Panthers added two more touchdown runs of 75 yards and 53 yards on their next two drives to take the lead 20-7.  The Jackets soon after found the Panthers end zone on a touchdown run by fullback Martrell Storey, #9, after establishing a long, ball controlled series on offense.  The Panthers returned to the end zone before the first half on a 50 yard touchdown pass down the middle of the Jackets defense to go up 27-14 at the end of the first half.

The second half of the game started with another score by the Panthers, this time by the defense, when Jackets quarterback Austin Reed, #7, was hit by an untouched blitzing linebacker as he went to throw the ball, resulting in a Panthers interception return for a TD to increase their lead to 34-14.  Soon after, the Jackets got all aspects of their game going as the defense came alive to stop the Panthers on each drive.  The Jackets offense added two rushing touchdowns and special teams added another on a kickoff by Nick Lawler, #15, to tie the game late in the 4th quarter at 34-34.  The Jackets defense held the Panthers on their next drive to a punt attempt, which was blocked and returned into the Panthers end zone by Josh Peterson, #22, for the Jackets.  The Jackets held on to their lead to finish the game out 41-34 and improve their season record to 7-0.

St. Augustine quarterback Austin Reed, #7, finished his seventh start of the season completing 10 passes for 192 yards and one touchdown.  The final game for the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets JV football team is a road game Wednesday, October 22nd against the Creekside High School Knights football team.


Austin Reed, #7 and his St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football teammates win their homecoming game against Matanzas High School

On Thursday, October 8th, the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets junior varsity football team played the Matanzas High School Pirates for their annual homecoming game at Brumley Stadium in St. Augustine.  Wearing their home maroon colored jerseys, the Jackets started the game moving the ball well on offense, but were unable to get any points on the board in the first quarter.  The Pirates defense scored on the Jackets first offensive play of the second quarter when their left defensive end stripped the Jackets running back of the football and returned it 25 yards for the first score of the game.

The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team got things going in the second quarter on the arm of quarterback Austin Reed, #7, who hit his wide receiver Karim Brown, #8, on a 63 yard post pattern down the middle of the field for a touchdown and a 7-6 lead.  The Jackets scored again in the quarter after a long drive put the Jackets on the Pirates 4 yard line and running back Martrel Storey, #9, ran off tackle to give the Jackets a 13-6 lead.  The final touchdown of the game came in the 3rd quarter when Karim Brown, #8, caught a quick turnaround pass from Austin and ran the ball 38 yards down the sideline for the final TD of the game and a 19-6 lead.  The defense played an excellent game shutting the Pirates offense down for their first shutout of the season and helping the St. Augustine Yellow Jackets football team to improve to 6-0 on the season.

Quarterback Austin Reed, #7, completed 9 of 18 passed for the game with 187 yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.  The next game for the JV Jackets football team is their final home game on Thursday, October 16th at 6:00 p.m. against the Palatka High School Panthers.


The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets JV Football Team easily handles the Nease HS Panthers 41-6

On Thursday, October 2nd, the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets Junior Varsity Football Team visited the Nease High School Panthers in a district rivalry game.  The game was dominated by both the offensive and defensive units for the Jackets.  The offense started their first drive with two passes accounting for 75 yards, ending in a three yard run by running back Varius Woodard, #4.  A little later after the Jackets offense failed to convert on a 4th down play, the Panthers got their only score of the game on missed coverage on a Post pattern by the slot receiver, down the middle of the field.  The extra point attempt was failed.

The rest of the game was dominated by the St. Augustine High School Jackets defense, who held the Nease Panthers Football Team scoreless through the remaining three quarters.  On offense, running backs Varius Woodard, #4 (2 TD’s), Martrel Storey, #9, and Nick Lawler, #15, all scored on rushing touchdowns to increase the halftime lead to 28-6.  The second half started with a sustained Jackets offensive drive, capped off by a 40 yard touchdown pass from Austin Reed, #7, to Karim Brown, #8.  The final touchdown of the game was scored by running back Clay Shaw to end the game 41-6 and improve the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets JV record to 5-0 on the season.

Yellow Jackets Quarterback Austin Reed, #7, had another successful night leading the Jackets offense completing 9 of 14 passes (65%) for 181 yards and 1 touchdown.  The next game for the Yellow Jackets is their Homecoming game against the Matanzas High School Pirates, being played on Wednesday, October 8th @ 6:30 p.m. at Brumley Stadim at St. Augustine High School.