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High School Sports

  • JV rolls over Wildwood Wildcats 50-20

       The Williston JV Football team led by a group of talented players raised their early season record to 2-0 as they rolled over the Wildwood Wildcats 50-20 Sept. 8 at Booster Stadium.
    There was a large crowd on hand to watch the Red Devils waste little time in getting on the scoreboard early and often.
    The Red Devils jumped out to a 22-6 lead as the first quarter ended. Each team was able to add another touchdown in a slow moving second quarter as the Red Devils took a 28-12 half time lead.

  • Lady Tigers sweep Lady Red Devils in season opener

    It started off with the Junior Varsity Lady Tigers from Union County taking two straight exciting games from the Lady Red Devil Junior Varsity, 25-23 and 26-24 to win their match.
    But the teams from Union County were not finished yet.
    The Varsity Ladies were opening their regular season play this past Monday night  at the Williston gym.
    The Lady Red Devils jumped out to big early leads in the first two games only to have the determined Lady Tigers make rapid come- from-behind-wins to take an early 2 game to 0 lead in the match.

  • Chiefland claims season opening tourney

    Chiefland’s Lady Indians came out on top when the four Levy County ladies’ volleyball teams met last Thursday in the season kickoff.
    The winner was determined in a round robin as the winner was determined from the best of three games.
    The Lady Indians were pitted against the Williston Lady Red Devils and the Cedar Key Lady Sharks faced the Bronson Lady Eagles.
    The Lady Red Devils started strong in game one. Haley Beckham spread five kill shots and Chelsea Dola played a strong game at the net as the Lady Red Devils took game one 25-16.

  • Scott Hall named baseball coach

    Longtime Levy County resident Scott Hall has been named to take over the Williston Red Devil Baseball program this spring. Hall, who is a Williston assistant football coach, is not new to Levy County High School sports.
    Hall has coaching experience at the high school level as a former Chiefland High School baseball coach, and also as an assistant coach at Southwest Oklahoma State University, where he also played college baseball.  

  • Red Devils drop Fall Classic

    Some football fans call it fumbilitis, and some call it putting the rock on the carpet. In real terms, it is simply a turnover.
    Last Friday, both the Williston Red Devils and the Fernandina Beach Pirates started the game unable to hold on to the football.
    The Pirates took the opening kick off and managed just three plays before the Red Devil defense came up with a fumble recovery.

  • Rawls signs with Santa Fe Saints

    If you followed Lady Red Devil Softball the last four years you knew it was going to happen. It was just a matter of when and where, shortstop and lead off batter Crissy Rawls would sign to play softball.
    Last week Rawls became the third Lady Red Devil to sign a college scholarship to continue her softball skills as she signed with the Santa Fe Saints.
    Rawls plans to major in Sports Medicine.

  • Long-time coach retires

    Another Williston sports legend has been coaxed off the field and into the ranks of retirement.
    Robert Patterson, who spent 32 of his 35-year career at Williston High School, was honored with a party June 9, hosted by Sandra Wise.
    Simply known to all Williston High School students, athletes, and friends as “Coach P”, Patterson began his teaching and coaching career at Marianna High School where he spent his first three years before moving to Williston High School.

  • California, here they come

    Two Red Devil football players will pack their belongings and move across the United States to pursue their educations and play on the gridiron.
    Orvil Stone and Darroll Jest both signed their scholarships to play football for Ventura College in Ventura, Calif. Tuesday in the media center at Williston High School.
    Stone will enter the medical arena, studying in the pediatrics field. Jest will major in business.

  • New season, new class

    Every year beginning the first day in May, the Williston Red Devils take to the practice field to begin spring football practice.
    This season the Red Devils will be playing in a new classification that was decided following the FHSAA’s failure to allow Williston to join the new Rural Classification.
    Six hundred or  fewer students was the cut off for the new Rural League and Williston was slightly over that number.

  • Red Devils come from behind for Senior Night win


    The Williston Boys baseball team had just two seniors recognized on Senior Night before their final regular season home game of the season April 19.
    Playing host to the Vanguard Knights, Coach Jim Smith paid his congratulations to seniors DJ King and Justin Fausett.
    The game began and the Knights jumped out to an early lead and continued to score runs in the first five innings to continue to lead 11-9 after five full innings of play.