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Austin Reed and the Sebastian Middle School Eagles route Gamble Rodgers Middle School to improve to 2 – 1

The last game for Austin Reed, #7, and the Sebastian Middle School Eagles football team was held on September 12th against the Gamble Rodgers Middle School Stingrays football team at the football stadium at Pedro Menendez High School.  The Eagles proved too powerful against their cross town rivals winning by a score of 38 – 8 and improving their record to 2 – 1 on the season.  Sebastian dominated the game early as the Eagles scored on their first play of the game with a 50 yard run, and then four more times in the first half on a punt return, goal-line run, and two touchdown passes by quarterback Austin Reed, #7, for 45 yards and 20 yards.  Austin finished the game going 3 – 3 passing, 2 touchdowns, 72 yards (158.3 QB rating) in one half of football and sat at the QB position for the second half, playing middle linebacker only.

The Eagles had a rare bye-week this past week and are scheduled to play a second game on Thursday (September 26th) against the Murray Middle School Bulldogs football team at home at Joe Pomar Park at 6:00 p.m.  The game does not count against their regular season record since it is the second time the Sebastian Middle School Eagles have had to face the Murray Middle School Bulldogs during the season.


Austin Reed, #7, and the Sebastian Eagles defeat the defending champs Murray Bulldogs

On Thursday afternoon, September 5th, Austin Reed, quarterback #7, lead his Sebastian Middle School (St. Augustine) Eagles football team to a stunning first time victory over the two time defending St. Johns Middle School Athletic Association (SJMSAA) champions, the Murray Middle School Bulldogs football team 16 – 0.  The Bulldogs came into the game heavily favored as the two time SJMSAA defending champions and not having lost a game since the 2010 season.  The game was a well played game by both the offense and the defense of the Eagles as they dominated both the defensive and offensive line of scrimmage, out-gained the Bulldogs in rushing and passing, and did not turn the ball over one time to Murray’s two turnovers.

Austin Reed, #7, playing quarterback scored the first points of the game by connecting on a 28 yard touchdown pass to Kareem Brown towards the end of the first half (see video below).  During the scoring drive, Austin complete three straight passes for 46 yards and finished the game going 5 – 7 passing, 1 TD and 113 yards passing (153 QB rating) for his third consecutive game passing over 100 yards.

With the win over the Murray Bulldogs, the Eagles improve to 1 – 1 on the season.  Next up for the Sebastian Middle School Eagles football team are the Gamble Rodgers Middle School Stingrays, another cross town rival who are looking for their first win against the Eagles.  The game will be played at the Pedro Menendez High School football stadium on Thursday, September 12th @ 5:00 p.m.

Game 1: Austin Reed and the Sebastian Eagles football team lose a close season opener to the Swiss Point Raiders.

The opening of the regular football season for the St. Johns Middle School Athletic Association started with a game between the Sebastian Middle School Eagles and the Switzerland Point Raiders football teams.  The game ended in a 6 – 19 loss for the Eagles, but the game was a lot closer than the score shows.  The Raiders scored with a long opening drive to take a 6 – 0 lead.  The Eagles then drove the field and scored, only to have the touchdown called back for an alleged holding call, the drive then failed to produce a score.  Later in the second quarter, Quarterback Austin Reed, #7 for the Eagles, connected with his leading receiver Kareem Brown on a 70 yard touchdown pass to tie the score at 6 – 6.

The Eagles had a chance to take the lead in the third quarter when Austin Reed hit his slot receiver on the goal line for what appeared to be the go-ahead touchdown, but the ball came out of the receivers hands just prior to crossing the goal line.  Soon after, the Raiders drove the length of the field and scored to go ahead 6 – 13.  The Eagles final drive failed on the Raiders 15 yard line late in the 4th quarter.  The final score for the Raiders came against the back-ups for the Eagles who substituted the starters on the Raiders final drive.

Austin Reed, #7, played both quarterback and middle linebacker for the Sebastian Middle School Eagles throwing 6 completions on 11 passing attempts, for 120 yards.  On defense he recorded 3 solo tackles and shared many other tackles with his defensive teammates.