Former Creekside Kicker, Tommy Openshaw, up for Campbell Trophy

Sept. 28, 2017

IRVING, Texas – Vanderbilt’s four-year starting kicker Tommy Openshaw has been named as a semifinalist for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy®, presented by Fidelity Investments®.

Openshaw, a first-year graduate student from Jacksonville, Fla (Creekside High School), is among 181 distinguished student-athletes across the nation named by The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame.


Source: Vanderbilt Official Athletic Site – Vanderbilt University


Week 6 high school football previews | St. Augustine Record


Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Radio: None

Records: Creekside 2-2, 0-0 District 3-7A; Bartram Trail 2-2 0-0 District 3-7A

Last Year: Bartram Trail won 63-7

Last Week: Nease beat Creekside 49-37; St. Augustine beat Bartram Trail 31-28

Players to Watch: Creekside — QB Tai Lavatai accounted for 326 yards of offense and five touchdowns last week. He threw for 206 yards and two scores and ran 21 times for 120 yards and three touchdowns. Bartram Trail — Junior RB Devin Ellison has run for 100 yards in each of the last two games, including 128 on 21 carries against St. Augustine last week.

Game info: The Bears have won eight of nine in this series including a 56-point win last year and a 31-0 triumph two years ago. The last time Creekside made the short drive to visit its neighbor, in 2015, the game was scoreless at halftime. Considering the firepower in Bartram Trail’s backfield and the fact Lavatai has accounted for 17 touchdowns in four games, expect a plethora of points in the district opener for both schools.

Source: Week 6 high school football previews | St. Augustine Record


Creekside, Bartram Trail kick off District 3-7A play | St. Augustine Record

Anyone who has time on his hands should ask the boys on the Creekside and Bartram Trail football teams how many players on the opposing sideline are friends of theirs.

Creekside senior J.T. Wood rattled off a half dozen Bears in 20 seconds before conceding he was going to forget someone.

“It’s all talk until we get to the field and then show them how we do things,” Wood said with a sly grin. “It’s really highly anticipated.”


Source: Creekside, Bartram Trail kick off District 3-7A play | St. Augustine Record


Local roundup: Creekside splits in boys golf | St. Augustine Record

Creekside played with a split squad and split two matches Thursday. The Knights defeated Episcopal and St. Joseph at South Hampton and lost by three strokes to Fletcher at Oak Bridge. Creekside shot 148 at South Hampton to defeat Episcopal (159) and St. Joseph (184). Creekside’s Todd Roy shot 35 to take medalist honors. Mason Holder shot 37 and Andrew Riley, Cooper Jordan and Chase Macy each shot 38. Taylor Dickman led St. Joseph with a 42. As Oak Bridge, Fletcher won 160-163. Fletcher’s Andrew Porter was the medalist with a 37. Jake Cummings led Creekside with a 39, while Luke Cusick shot 40. The Knights (7-4) will join Ponte Vedra and Bartram Trail on Monday at the nine-team Wildcat Invitational at Golden Ocala.

Source: Local roundup: Creekside splits; Menendez falls in boys golf | St. Augustine Record


Week 5 high school football previews | St. Augustine Record

Creekside at Nease

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Radio: 103.9 FM (WSOS)

Records: Creekside 2-1, Nease 1-2

Last year: Game canceled

Last game: Creekside defeated Paxon 56-12 on Sept. 7; Nease lost to Bishop Kenny 21-20 on Sept. 7.

Players to watch: Creekside — WR J.T. Wood was moved into the offensive backfield against Paxon to guarantee his touches after Ridgeview double-teamed him the week before. The senior responded with 59 yards rushing and two catches for 87 yards. He scored on a 6-yard run and a 75-yard pass from Tai Lavatai. Nease — Zach Sheffer spearheaded the Panthers’ feverish comeback against Bishop Kenny that fell one point short. The LSU commitment forced a fumble, had a tackle for a loss, ran for 33 yards and scored two touchdowns — all in the fourth quarter. His 9-yard TD run pulled the home team to within a point with 19 seconds left, but the Panthers’ two-point conversion attempt for the win came up short.

Game info: Both teams have shown a willingness to adapt. With starting quarterback Preston Staples suffering an injury, Nease has gone to a single-wing offense with receiver Ashton Wood taking most of the snaps, and the Panthers came close to winning two games since the switch. Creekside moved J.T. Wood to tailback and the Knights responded with a 56-point game. Junior quarterback Lavatai is having a breakout year after sharing time at QB the past two seasons. Lavatai accounted for five TDs passing and receiving against Paxon.

Source: Week 5 high school football previews | St. Augustine Record


Homecoming 2017

Creekside High School’s Homecoming week has been rescheduled to 10/16-10/20.  The Homecoming pep-rally and football game vs. Fleming Island will be on Friday, 10/20 and the Homecoming dance will take place on Saturday, 10/21.


More information to come.


Lavatai throws 3 TD passes, runs for 2 scores in Creekside’s 56-12 win over Paxon

Junior quarterback Tai Lavatai accounted for five first-half touchdowns — three passing and two rushing – as Creekside (2-1) scored on its first eight possessions in a 56-12 victory at Paxon (2-1). Lavatai had 221 yards total offense in the first half and has passed for nine TDs with no interceptions in three games this season.


Source: Lavatai throws 3 TD passes, runs for 2 scores in Creekside’s 56-12 win over Paxon


Week 3 high school football previews | St. Augustine Record


Kickoff: 6 p.m.

Records: Creekside 1-1, Paxon 2-0.

Last week: Ridgeview beat Creekside 49-17; Paxon defeated Wolfson 40-13.

Last year: Teams did not play

Players to watch: Creekside — J.T. Wood has 7 catches for 115 yards and 3 TDs, including 3 for 37 and a TD last week. Coach Sean McIntyre said Ridgeview had a high-low combination on the dangerous receiver every single play. This week the Knights will try to make sure Wood touches the ball more. Paxon — The 6-1, 220-pound Elijah Shingles rushed for 151 yards and two TDs on 11 carries last week and added six tackles.

Game info: Already this season, Creekside has learned how to win (snapping a 22-game losing streak in Week 1) and that winning doesn’t get any easier the second time around. “We had a big letdown after a big win,” McIntyre said. “We weren’t ready to play and that was my fault as a coach.” The Knights will need to tackle better and line up correctly on a consistent basis against the Golden Eagles.

Source: Week 3 high school football previews | St. Augustine Record