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NIGHT OF LIGHTS 2019 WITH FRIENDS OF SAHS!

23 November

2019

39 Avista Circle, St. Augustine

Join your classmates and friends of St Augustine/Ketterlinus High School Alumni as we gather for the second annual “Nights of Lights with Friends of SAHS” event, hosted by your Board of Directors at the exquisite waterway home of Class of ’74 Alumnus Chris and Pam Livingston Way.

Welcome, Yellow Jackets!

Whether you’re across the globe or in St. Augustine, come here to reconnect with your classmates and keep up with old friends.

You’ll also find out about class reunions, distinguished alumni, scholarships for graduating seniors (and how you can help provide them), and other ways to be involved.

You might have attended St. Augustine or Ketterlinus High Schools last year or a long time ago, but once a Yellow Jacket, always a Yellow Jacket!

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Rock on SAHS! Good luck.

Please note that Duval County moved up start time - it is 6:30 p.m. Friday evening.

REGION 1-6A QUARTERFINAL

St. Augustine (6-4) at Lee (7-3)

Kickoff: 6:30 p.m.

Radio: WAOC 96.5-FM, 1420-AM

Player to Watch: St. Augustine RB Anfernee Wilson — the senior missed the first three games of the year due to suspension; but, he has been an offensive revelation during the second half of the year. Over the last four games Wilson has a rushing touchdown in each of them and topped the 100-yard mark twice.

Game Info: Either one of these teams, when they are on their game, can beat anyone in Region 1-6A. When St. Augustine values its possessions, the Yellow Jackets can move the football against anyone. The Yellow Jackets have averaged 392.7 yards per game in their last four games. During that span, St. Augustine quarterback Sammy Edwards has thrown 14 touchdowns and only one interception. Edwards will look to get the football into the hands of playmakers Jaden McDowell (31 catches, 444 yards, seven receiving touchdowns), Dequan Stanley (28 catches, 564 yards, five receiving touchdowns) and Jose Blanco (37 catches, 448 yards, three touchdowns).

At stake: Winner advances to face either Ponte Vedra or Columbia. St. Augustine would travel to both schools.

https://www.staugustine.com/sports/20191107/st-johns-county-football-playoff-preview-round-1

A recap of the 2019 Hall of Fame Dinner held last month - posted in the St. Augustine Record this morning.

https://www.staugustine.com/lifestyle/20191106/2019-st-augustineketterlinus-hall-of-fame-dinner

2019 St. Augustine/Ketterlinus Hall of Fame dinner

Menendez, Ponte Vedra, Bartram Trail, St. Augustine and St. Joseph advanced to high school football’s second season. All five schools will play on Friday night at 7:30.

St. Augustine is in the postseason for the 21st straight year. The Yellow Jackets will head to The Backyard to face Lee (7-3) in a Region 1-6A quarterfinal.

“We don’t, necessarily, approach them any differently,” said St. Augustine football coach Brian Braddock after Friday’s 42-8 win over Palatka sealed the Yellow Jackets spot in the postseason. “I don’t think we can. We have a young team. We have to be steady. We should be steady no matter what as coaches. They depend on that from us. ...The exciting thing about a young team is you just want to keep being able to play, because they are going to keep getting better.”

https://www.staugustine.com/sports/20191103/5-st-johns-county-teams-qualify-for-football-playoffs

St. Augustine wins Region 1-3A
girls cross country title

The Yellow Jackets, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, handily won their first regional title in school history with 40 points. St. Augustine was 60 points ahead of ninth-ranked Ponte Vedra.

“It was everything a coach could ever ask for,” said St. Augustine head coach Josh Morton. “Once they step on the line, it’s all them and their doing the work. We’re just yelling at them as they go by. They did awesome and I couldn’t ask for a better performance from them today.”

https://www.staugustine.com/sports/20191102/st-augustine-wins-region-1-3a-cross-country-title

St. Augustine wins Region 1-3A cross country title

St. Augustine pummels Palatka to secure playoff berth

St. Augustine (6-4) scored touchdowns on five of its first seven possessions to overwhelm visiting Palatka (2-7) in the 101st St. Augustine-Palatka game.

However many times St. Augustine has stared down Palatka on the football field, there was one certainty that surrounded Friday’s encounter.

St. Augustine had to win to ensure its 21st consecutive playoff berth.

The Yellow Jackets (6-4) ensured their fate would not be sealed by the visiting Panthers (2-7) with a 42-8 victory in what was believed to have been the 100th St. Augustine-Palatka game. It was an effort head coach, and St. Augustine alumnus, Brian Braddock said was the Yellow Jackets most mature performance of the season.

https://www.staugustine.com/sports/20191101/st-augustine-pummels-palatka-to-secure-playoff-berth

St. Augustine pummels Palatka to secure playoff berth

https://www.staugustine.com/sports/20191030/st-johns-county-football-capsules-week-11

PALATKA AT ST. AUGUSTINE

Kickoff: Friday, 7 p.m.

Radio: WAOC 96.5-FM, 1420-AM

Records: 2-6, .442 RPI, ninth in Region 2-4A; St. Augustine 5-4, .557 RPI, seventh in Region 1-6A

Last Game: Starke Bradford 41- Palatka 27; Ponte Vedra 38- St. Augustine 35

Last Meeting: St. Augustine won 58-28 in 2018

Series History: St. Augustine leads 53-43-3

Game Info: The Yellow Jackets enter the 100th St. Augustine-Palatka football game in the same position they entered the 99th edition of Northeast Florida’s oldest rivalry — facing a must-win situation. If St. Augustine wants to advance to the playoffs for the 21st straight season, it must beat the Panthers.

To do so, St. Augustine will have to find a way to slow down Palatka wide receiver Ke’shawn Hughes (36 catches, 710 receiving yards, 10 touchdowns). St. Augustine repeatedly allowed receivers to run in space during last week’s District 3-6A decider. Hughes — who has at least 100 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in each of his last five games — has shown he doesn’t need an invitation to harass a secondary.

The Panthers may want to keep an eye on No. 4 in maroon. St. Augustine running back Anfernee Wilson averaged 6.6 yards per carry last week with two touchdowns. Wilson punked Palatka last year, running for 192 yards and five touchdowns.

St. Johns County football capsules: Week 11

Will Brown | The hidden history of Northeast Florida’s oldest football rivalry

St. Augustine (5-4) and Palatka (2-6) will meet for the 101st time on Friday night at St. Augustine’s Foots Brumley Stadium. Unbeknownst to many the schools met twice during the 1922 season.

https://www.staugustine.com/sports/20191031/will-brown--hidden-history-of-northeast-floridas-oldest-football-rivalry

Will Brown | The hidden history of Northeast Florida's oldest football rivalry

Congratulations Dr. Graham! #nationalPrincipalsMonth #goJackets

October is National Principals Month! Congrats to these principals for the day: Secondary Principal, DeArmas Graham, from St. Johns County and Secondary Principal, Natasha Drake, from Nassau County.

#ThankAPrincipal

DeArmas Graham, Principal of St. Augustine High School, St. Johns County School District, is on a mission since he began as the principal at St. Augustine High School 5 years ago. His goal was to move his school to an “A” school grade. In that time span, he has moved his school from a “C” school grade to an “A” school grade during the 2018-2019 school year.

At Yulee High School, Principal Natasha Drake fosters a goal-orientated school wide culture that motivates both teachers and students. This year's theme at YHS is "Intentional": working to be better than yesterday. Instead of resting on laurels, teachers are encouraged to provide a rigorous, standards-based classroom environment, thereby creating a climate that emphasizes high student achievement. It has been administration's intentional goal to visit at least ten classrooms per week, reminding school leaders of their "why." There are incredible things going on in classrooms as well as throughout YHS campus that are positively impacting students in profound ways.

District & Regionals

District Championship on the line Friday night.

ST. AUGUSTINE AT PONTE VEDRA

Kickoff: 7 p.m., Friday

Radio: WAOC 96.5-FM, 1420-AM

Livestream: www.facebook.com/sharks-football

Records: St. Augustine 5-3, 2-0 in District 3-6A, .570 RPI, sixth in Region 1-6A; Ponte Vedra 6-1, 2-0 in District 3-6A, .626 RPI, fourth in Region 1-6A

Last Game: Ponte Vedra 61- Englewood 6 (Oct. 20); St. Augustine 55- Nease 45

Last Meeting: Ponte Vedra won 21-14 in 2018

Game Info: St. Augustine’s offense has scored 40 in four of its last five games. But, the District 3-6A title will be determined when the Yellow Jackets defense is on the field. Ponte Vedra quarterback R.J. Glod averages a county-leading 246.5 yards per game and has an array of options who can catch the football. Eight different Ponte Vedra receivers have caught touchdowns this year. If St. Augustine can force the Sharks to be one-dimensional, their secondary of Dequan Stanley, Jaden McDowell, Targon Ridley and Holden Johnson may be able to make enough plays to help the Yellow Jackets win a fourth consecutive district title...............

https://www.staugustine.com/sports/20191023/st-johns-county-football-capsules-week-10

St. Johns County football capsules: Week 10

Best guess 1934 season - 1934 KHS Football Program

Best guess 1934 season - 1934 KHS Football Program

Swarm on over and let SAHS staff scoop you up some treats this Wednesday.

SAHS PTO Spirit Night!!

Come out to Marble Slab at Anastasia Plaza (by Publix) to grab some ice cream served by our SAHS faculty celebrity scoopers!!

20% of all proceeds benefit The Hive PTO.

Highlights of SAHS victory over Nease 55 - 45 on their homecoming night.

Yellow Jackets travel to Ponte Vedra next week to play for the District championship.

St. Augustine, Nease scorch scoreboard in 100-point rivalry

St. Augustine defeated Nease in a St. Johns County rivalry game with 100 points, 662 passing yards and 50 first downs.

Defense wasn’t anywhere in the vicinity at Nease Friday night in the St. Johns County battle between visiting St. Augustine and Nease.

The two teams combined for 100 points, 662 passing yards and 50 first downs. Yet surprisingly in the end, it took a big defensive play by the Yellow Jackets to secure a 55-45 win over the Panthers.

At center stage for the visitors was quarterback Sammy Edwards. He passed for 302 yards and six touchdowns in leading the Yellow Jackets to their second game of 50-plus points in the last four weeks (56-7 win over Englewood). Edwards led his team to three touchdowns on their first three possessions, connecting with Jaden McDowell (15 yards) and twice with Jose Blanco (6 and 55 yards). Near the end of the first half, he teamed with Blanco for yet another score, this one from 10 yards out.

That established a career best for Edwards, surpassing his previous high of three touchdowns last week against Matanzas.........................................................................

https://www.staugustine.com/sports/20191019/st-augustine-nease-scorch-scoreboard-in-100-point-rivalry

St. Augustine, Nease scorch scoreboard in 100-point rivalry

Way to go SAHS students.

We are so proud of our Interact’ers at SAHS. With the matching funds, they raised over $6,800 with more coming in for The Bahamas! What an amazing club and service project! ❤️

Ken Maass dedicated this plaque in gratitude during SAHS Alumni Organization’s Hall of Fame ceremony last week.

Wow!! So many passionate and talented teachers have left a strong legacy to so many of us yellow jackets.

Thank you to each of these educators for their hard work and dedication to the future.

St. Augustine’s Dequan Stanley is ‘dangerous’ in the open field

St. Augustine junior Dequan Stanley enters Friday’s rivalry game against Nease averaging 38.9 yards per kickoff return. He has returned kickoffs for touchdowns in three of his last four games.

There was a moment Wednesday evening when the greatest kick returner in St. Augustine’s 101-year history was on the receiving end of a verbal grenade.

Once upon a time, Brandon James was an All-American kick returner at the University of Florida. These days, he is running backs and returners coach at his alma mater. The latter qualification is what led Dequan Stanley to joke he would break all of James’ St. Augustine High records.

Stanley averages 38.9 yards per kickoff return and scored three return touchdowns, in official games, this fall. Clay was the first team to get an intimate view of No. 5 speed and vision in the return game in the Aug. 16 kickoff classic.

The next team who will try to slow down St. Johns County’s most dangerous return specialist is Nease. The Panthers (1-6) welcome St. Augustine (4-3) as their homecoming opponent tonight..............................................................................................................................................

https://www.staugustine.com/sports/20191017/st-augustines-dequan-stanley-is-dangerous-in-open-field

St. Augustine's Dequan Stanley is 'dangerous' in the open field

https://www.staugustine.com/sports/20191017/st-johns-county-football-capsules-week-9

ST. AUGUSTINE AT NEASE

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Radio: WAOC 96.5-FM, 1420-AM

Records: St. Augustine 4-3, .575 RPI, 6th in Region 1-6A; Nease 1-6, .415 RPI, 21st in Region 1-8A

Last Game: Bartram Trail 52- Nease 22; St. Augustine 43-Matanzas 29

Last Meeting: Nease won 14-13 in 2018

Game Info: St. Augustine have won 29 of 35 meetings against Nease. The Yellow Jackets enter this rivalry having defeated Matanzas by a margin that was not indicative of the Yellow Jackets’ dominance in the contest. Nease can’t say the same about its Week 8 setback. St. Augustine’s run defense held Matanzas to 96 rushing yards and 2.5 yard per carry last week. Defensive lineman Jeremiah Broxton took up residence in the Pirates backfield finishing with six tackles, a sack, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. Broxton and the rest of St. Augustine’s defensive line are facing a Nease offense that is averaging 4.13 yards per carry. Quarterback Joe Nieves is Nease’s leading rusher with 584 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns. Nieves has thrown for 1,392 yards this season; but was intercepted three times last week against Bartram Trail. Nease would be wise to not let St. Augustine wide receiver/defensive back/kick returners Dequan Stanley get his hands on the football. Stanley touched the football eight times last week and scored three touchdowns.

St. Johns County football capsules: Week 9

Thanks again to Marty Martin and The Sports Corner (2 Pacific Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084) for their hard work and efforts again in preparing the Hall of Fame Wall Plaques as well as the individual inductee reward plaques and the Jeff Holland tribute plaque presented at Thursday evenings SA/KHS HOF Dinner Ceremony. Also thanks to B&S Signs (2764 S Collins Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084) for mounting the plaques again on the SA/KHS Hall of Fame Wall at SAHS.

The 2019 SA/KHS Hall of Fame Inductees and family members were honored on Friday evening October 11, 2019 at the Homecoming Football Game - Pregame ceremonies. Thanks again to the SAHS teachers and staff for their support during Friday evenings festivities featuring Doug Wiles (SAHS 1970), Richard Crlenjak (SAHS 1966), Shelley Hartley Desvousges and Sandra Parks' (KHS 1958) daughter Jennifer Pastore.

These pictures represent the activities that took place at SAHS Friday morning October 11, 2019 featuring the plaque unveiling of this year's SA/KHS HOF Inductees Sandra Parks (KHS 1958), Richard Crlenjak (SAHS 1966), Shelley Hartley Desvousges (SAHS 1969) and Doug Wiles (SAHS 1970). Thanks again to the SAHS administration, students, staff and teachers this year for their help during the ceremonies. Hall of Fame inductees Richard Crlenjak, Shelley Hartley Desvousges and Doug Wiles talked with a SAHS classroom for a period after the wall ceremony.

SAHS/Ketterlinus Hall of Fame dinner

SAHS/Ketterlinus Hall of Fame dinner

Thanks again to David Macri for his work in supplying the photos associated with the 2019 SA/KHS Hall of Fame Dinner held this past Thursday evening on October 10, 2019. This year's inductees featured Sandra Parks (KHS 1958), Richard Crlenjak (SAHS 1966), Shelley Hartley Desvousges (SAHS 1969) and Doug Wiles (SAHS 1970). Special recognition was also given to Jeff Holland (SAHS 1984) for his years of service to SAHS as coach, teacher and athletic director.

30th Class Reunion is Tonight. Have fun.

Royal St Augustine Golf and Country Club
301 Royal Saint Augustine Parkway
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

30th Class Reunion is Tonight. Have fun.

Royal St Augustine Golf and Country Club
301 Royal Saint Augustine Parkway
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

The SA/KHS Alumni Association would like to thank again Robin Burchfield (SAHS 1972) and Doug Wiles (SAHS 1970) for their hard work as well as their time/effort in securing sponsors for the SA/KHS Hall of Fame Dinner held this past Thursday evening with 160 plus in attendance.

Here is a brief sponsorship video thanking again the following sponsors for event just held. Proceeds from the event again go toward support of SAHS scholarships as well as other projects at SAHS.

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