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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

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.

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.