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High School Sports

  • Red Devils fall to 2-2 in district; playoff hopes gone

    After starting out 2-0 in district play, the Williston Red Devils hopes for a runner up spot where soundly ended Friday night, Oct. 29 at Mount Dora.
    Mount Dora junior quarterback Vegas Harley put on a show for the Hurricanes homecoming crowd, leading his team to a 41-27 win over the visiting Red Devils.

  • Lady Red Devils pull out Senior Night win

    The Williston Lady Red Devil were forced to go the distance on their Senior Night Thursday, Oct. 21, against the Bronson Lady Eagles.
    The Lady Eagles opened up the match by taking two of the first three games against a Lady Red Devil team that was insistent on beating themselves.
    Game one was tied at 12-12 when the Lady Eagles stretched their lead to 19-13 on aggressive play by Brittany Smith and Ashley Mickel. The Lady Eagles went on to win game one 25-15.

  • OUCH!

    For the sixth straight year the Trinity Catholic Celtics Football team downed the Williston Red Devils. Playing in the same district this season, the Celtics moved their record to 4-0 in district play and 8-0 overall.
    “It is what it is” said Red Devil Head Coach Jamie Baker following his teams 59-13 loss, their first in the district this season.
    Dropping to 2-1 in district play and 4-3 overall Baker continued. “They are a really good football team. This is the worst they have beaten us since I’ve been coaching here.”

  • Chiefland rallies to beat Williston in volleyball

    The volleyball match was about two very different teams showing up for each game Monday night at the Red Devil gym.

    The Lady Indians of Chiefland started game 1 having trouble with their serves, and they seemed to be moving in slow motion. But, by the end of the match, after falling behind two games to none, these same Lady Indians seemed to find a new gear. 

  • Bronson falls to St. Joseph Academy

    ST. AUGUSTINE -- Quintell Coleman ran the opening kickoff back 90 yards, but that was one of the few bright spots for Bronson in a 51-12 loss to St. Joseph Academy’s football team Friday night.

    Coleman caught a 43-yard TD pass before halftime, making the score a respectable 22-12 at the break. But the Flashes exploded for 29 points in the third period and that set up a running clock to finish the game.

    St. Joe rushed for 290 yards, while Bronson ran for just 37.

  • Red Devils bruise Bulldogs

       Just as the Williston Red Devils appear to be putting their offense and defense together, they now face a bye week before continuing their quest for a District Championship.
       The Red Devils made the long journey down to Umatilla Friday night Oct. 8, to face an improving Bulldog team.
       Had it not have been for a second quarter 24-yard field goal by the Bulldogs, the Red Devil defense would have come away with a shut out in their 43-3 district win.

  • Williston spoils Bronson's volleyball senior night

       Bronson High School's volleyball team was playing with a vengeance on its senior night last Thursday, but Williston held fast to spoil the party in five games, winning 23-25, 25-14, 18-25, 29-27, 15-11.
       The Eagles came out on a roll, opening the match with inspired performances, led by Brittany Smith (five kills in Game 1) and Ashley Mickle (two big blocks) to take a 13-7 lead. The Red Devils battled back, narrowing the game to 18-15 with two aces from Katie Casperson. But Bronson held off to take the first game off a Williston service error.

  • Girls fall

    On Tuesday night, some of the fans who made their way to the Red Devil Gym for the JV Volleyball match were surprised, there was no game. In a scheduling problem the Lady Mustangs JV failed to show for the match.

    The varsity team for the Lady Mustangs however, did show up for the match against the Lady Red Devils.

    The Lady Mustangs had to go to the five-game limit to outlast the Lady Red Devils. The scores were 25-20, 23-25, 25-11, 16-25, and 15-7 for the win.

  • Red Devils take a hit from Highlanders

    It was as if the Red Devils ran out to a 14-3 lead early in the game Friday night, Oct. 1, at Booster Stadium, and then the entire team cramped up in the second quarter in the 51-20 loss.

    It was Lake Highland Prep, ranked No. 9 in the state, that came to life after falling behind in the first seven minutes of the game. 

    The Red Devils received the opening kickoff as Brandon Preston fielded the kick from the Highlanders 20th ranked high school kicker in the nation, Michael Rasmusen.

  • WHS JV wins

    Thursday night, Sept. 30, at Booster Stadium, the Williston JV Red Devils faced the Newberry Panthers JV football team.

    Make no mistake, Newberry is a very good team. But the Red Devils pulled out the win 36-28, raising their record to 2-1, only getting to count five of their 10 touchdowns scored.  

    True, it was just a JV game, but the officials were surely JV as well. 

    Newberry took the opening kickoff and found paydirt in just five plays. The two-point conversion was good and the Panthers found themselves up 8-0.