Austin Reed

Rise to top didn’t happen overnight for Argos

Rise to top didn’t happen overnight for Argos

Practice on a field surrounded by trees. Scrimmages on campus and at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Workouts in the weight room. That was about the extent of what the University of West Florida football team did in its inaugural year. Former Navarre Raider Quentin Randolph and the fellow members of the original recruiting class weren’t sure […]

Storybook ending for Argos

Storybook ending for Argos

Not even the best writer in Hollywood could have scripted this ending. Not one in which the University of West Florida concludes its fourth season in program history with the NCAA Division II national championship. Yet, here in Texas on a chilly Saturday afternoon in late December, the dream became reality. The Argonauts completed a […]

Argos one win away from playing for national title

Argos one win away from playing for national title

On Saturday, the University of West Florida football team will stand on the doorstep of the NCAA Division II national championship game. The 20th-ranked Argonauts battle No. 2 Ferris State in a national semifinal at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Michigan. Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. EST. It will be the third consecutive unbeaten team […]

Lights go out in Georgia: Argos stun No. 1 Valdosta

Lights go out in Georgia: Argos stun No. 1 Valdosta

Anthony Johnson Junior’s third touchdown of the day was his biggest. The Pace grad scored from a yard out with six seconds to play, lifting the University of West Florida football team to a heart-stopping 38-35 win over top-ranked Valdosta State Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. The score capped […]

Rematch with No. 1 Blazers up next for Argonauts

Rematch with No. 1 Blazers up next for Argonauts

It’s a rematch three weeks in the making. And this time survival is on the line rather than a Gulf South Conference championship. On Saturday, the University of West Florida football team battles reigning national champion Valdosta State in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. These two teams met Nov. 9 in […]

Playoff appearance up next for Argonauts

Playoff appearance up next for Argonauts

Playoff hopes on the line? No problem. The University of West Florida football team responded the way it hoped it would in a back-and-forth Gulf South Conference showdown against West Alabama Saturday. The result was a 48-37 victory on a mild, sun-splashed November afternoon at Blue Wahoos Stadium. With the win, the Argos cap their […]

Gutsy effort not enough for Argos in loss to Blazers

Gutsy effort not enough for Argos in loss to Blazers

Turns out, Valdosta State is as good as advertised. But that didn’t stop the University of West Florida from nearly pulling off an upset of the nation’s No. 1 team Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium in Georgia. A gutsy second-half effort was almost enough to help the 20th-ranked Argonauts overcome a 20-point halftime deficit. But […]

Argos return home to face Crusaders

Argos return home to face Crusaders

After three weeks on the road, the University of West Florida football team is back at home. The 20th-ranked Argonauts welcome North Greenville to town Saturday for a 4 p.m. Gulf South Conference showdown at Blue Wahoos Stadium. UWF is riding the high of a six-game winning streak, allowing just 54 points during the streak. […]

Argos prevail in Coastal Classic rivalry

Argos prevail in Coastal Classic rivalry

Dangerous in the red zone and opportunistic on defense, the University of West Florida football team produced a Coastal Classic victory Saturday. The Argonauts defeated Florida Tech 38-14 in Melbourne, winning for the third time in the four-year history of a rivalry between the state’s only NCAA Division II schools with football. UWF (6-1, 5-0) ran […]

Defense dominates in latest win for Argos

Defense dominates in latest win for Argos

The University of West Florida’s defense played on another level Saturday afternoon. Forcing a school-record six turnovers, the No. 24 Argonauts dominated the University of West Georgia in a 30-2 Gulf South Conference win at University Stadium in Carrollton. The Argos held UWG, a regular contender in the GSC and a team that went 10-2 […]

Argos make statement against Statesmen

Argos make statement against Statesmen

Demetri Burch jumped into the air and came down with the football, He lost his balance after the catch but managed to go forward and roll into the end zone. Not even two minutes into the game Saturday, the University of West Florida football team had just thrown the first punch against Delta State on […]

Reed connects with Grant to cap OT victory

Reed connects with Grant to cap OT victory

Austin Reed threw the ball. Kevin Grant made the catch.  What followed was a celebration highlighted by the University of West Florida football players running down the field in the direction of a frenzied student section. The elated players savored every second of a winning feeling produced by a thrilling 27-21 overtime victory over Mississippi […]

Argos set to take on Choctaws in GSC play

Argos set to take on Choctaws in GSC play

Gulf South Conference play resumes for the University of West Florida football team Saturday night. Mississippi College comes to town for a 6 p.m. game at Blue Wahoos Stadium. UWF (2-1) is coming off one of its most dominant wins in program history. It blasted Virginia-Lynchburg 69-0. MC rallied from a 14-point deficit Saturday to […]

Argos rock Dragons in dominating performance

Argos rock Dragons in dominating performance

Evan Mitchell leaped up in the end zone and made a catch that left quite an impression on the crowd of 4,847 at Blue Wahoos Stadium Saturday night. The Virginia University-Lynchburg defender to his right had no chance to take the ball away from him. Mitchell came down with the ball with 5:55 left in […]

Home opener on horizon for Argonauts

Home opener on horizon for Argonauts

For the first time this season the University of West Florida football team is playing a home game. The Argonauts host the University of Virginia-Lynchburg Saturday at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. for the first ever meeting between the two schools. After crushing Shorter last Saturday, UWF faces a team that has […]

Argos torch Hawks in GSC opener

Argos torch Hawks in GSC opener

Austin Reed had a debut to remember. Navarre’s own Quentin Randolph came through with a performance he’ll never forget. The defense played well enough to keep Shorter off the scoreboard in the second half. It all added up to a 42-14 win for the University of West Florida Saturday afternoon in Georgia. This was UWF’s […]