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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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2016 PAL Football Camp Flag Football Campion’s

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.

St. Augustine High School quarterback Austin Reed attends regional football camps for the Summer

June is the month when many rising junior and senior high school football players take to the road to attend one or many of the available regional college football camps held to evaluate and take notice of the players physical abilities and on-field talents.  During the month of June, St. Augustine High School Quarterback Austin Reed (2018) attended several camps throughout the Southeast including an unofficial visit to the Valdosta State University football program where he had a chance to spend some time with new head football coach Kerwin Bell.  The visit occurred on Friday, June 3rd as a stop-over while as Austin was traveling to the Mercer University football camp in Macon, GA the next day.

The following week, Austin attended the University of Central Florida camp in Orlando on Friday, June 10th, and then traveled the next day to Birmingham Alabama with 4 players from the SAHS Jackets football team along with Jackets head football coach Brian Braddock to attend the Samford University mega camp.  The following galleries are images from the camps attended thus far for Austin.

 

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.

St. Augustine High School Football Coach Brian Braddock announces Spring 2016 Player Awards

On the eve of the 2016 Spring football game Tuesday night (5/17), St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets Football Coach Brian Braddock announced the recipients of the Spring Pursue Excellence Awards.  15 players received the recognition on the varsity football team.  Quarterback Austin Reed (#14) received the Academic Excellence award for having the highest GPA of all players on the team.  Congratulations to Austin and all of his Jackets award recipients in their Pursuit of Excellence. #PursueExcellence

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2016 SAHS Pursue Excellence Award Winners

St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team play the Bishop Kenny Crusaders in the 2016 Spring game:

On Wednesday, May 18th, a “New Era” of football will begin on the field at St. Augustine High School as the Yellow Jackets football team will play the Bishop Kenny Crusaders in the annual Spring Jamboree.  This is the first on field action for the Jackets football team under the direction of new head football coach Brian Braddock.  Kickoff is scheduled at 7:00 p.m. at Foots Brumley Stadium at St. Augustine High School.  Here is a short hype video for the 2016 season (Pursue Excellence) featured on the St. Augustine High School football page on Facebook.  Quarterback Austin Reed is wearing the #7 practice jersey in the video.

Recap: Austin Reed and his St. Augustine High School varsity lacrosse teammates finish the 2016 season.

On Thursday, April 8th, the St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets varsity lacrosse team finished up their 2016 season in a playoff loss in the FHSAA District 7 finals against the Matanzas High School Pirates.  The playoff loss ended the Jackets season at 9 wins/6 losses on the year for the young team that had only 4 seniors on the roster.  Sophomore Austin Reed, #14, started as a defender for the SAHS Yellow Jackets having success throughout the season and earning him to be recognized several times in the local newspaper for his on the field play.  Below are a few of the photo’s of Austin captured throughout the season and the 2016 team photograph.

 

The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets begin Spring 2016 football season

The St. Augustine High School Yellow Jackets football team started their 2016 Spring season on Monday (4/25) under a new head coach for the fist time in 20 years.  Coach Brian Braddock will be leading the team this year as the new head coach following the resignation of Coach Joey Wiles in February.  The Jackets will be playing the Bishop Kenney Crusaders in the annual spring game at home in Brumley Stadium on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Austin Reed quarterbacks the 904 Elite 7 v 7 Jacksonville Champions

Last month, St. Augustine High School Varsity Quarterback Austin Reed and his football teammates from St. Augustine HS, Bolles HS, Mandarin HS, Atlantic Coast HS, University Christian HS, Raines HS, and Creekside HS won the 2016 904Elite 7 v 7 Jacksonville Varsity Football Championship at Bolles High School.  The league took place over 4 weeks consisting of 6 games for each team, ending in a Championship playoff on February 28th.  Playing as team Bolles, Austin and his teammates had to defeat teams from Bishop Kenny HS, Atlantic Coast HS, Sandalwood HS, and Fletcher HS to win the Championship.

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2016 904Elite 7v7 Jacksonville Football Champions