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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

St. Augustine High School Quarterback Austin Reed receives offer from Southern Illinois University

St. Augustine High School senior quarterback Austin Reed (#14) recently received a full scholarship offer to play football for the Southern Illinois University Salukis football team.  The SIU Salukis are a Division 1 FCS team playing in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.  Congratulations to Austin on the offer!

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.