Sabinal YellowJackets

Yellowjackets Open Season With Win

The Class 2A Sabinal Yellowjackets got their season off to a great start by defeating Class 4A Crystal City 25-22 at the Javelinas' stadium.   This was the first time the two schools had played since 1953.  Sabinal is now 1-0 on the season.

The Yellowjackets will next play at Ben Bolt on Friday, September 5 at 7:30 PM.

UIL Classification Changes

Over the off-season, the UIL created a Class 6A and rolled all classifications up one slot. Therefore, Sabinal moved from Class A to Class 2A.   And due to Sabinal’s enrollment increase, the Yellowjackets also moved from Division 2 to Division 1.   Thus, Sabinal is now in Class 2A – Division 1.   They will be in District 14-2A D1 with Bracketville, Center Point, Harper, Johnson City, Junction and Mason.  Texas Football magazine picked Sabinal to finish second in this district.   

Welcome to the Sabinal High School Football website!

This site is dedicated to documenting the history of the Sabinal Yellowjacket High School Football program.

Sabinal, Texas is located 60 miles west of San Antonio on highway 90.  Just like thousands of other communities across the state of Texas and country, Sabinal has a passion for their local high school football team.           

For 42 years, Ross Burris (Sabinal Class of 1953) has been a mainstay in the press box of Sabinal football games as the team statistician.  After each game, Ross communicated the stats to area newspapers in San Antonio, Hondo, Uvalde, and Sabinal.   He finally hung up his clip board after the 2010 season.  

Over the years, Ross also researched the history of the Yellowjacket football team going back to their inaugural season in 1919.  This research material, combined with all the stats he collected over the years, forms the basis of the content for this web site.  Randy Burris (Sabinal Class of 1985), son of Ross Burris, developed this web site along with Randy’s wife, Nive Burris.   

We hope all current and former Sabinal football players, coaches, students, and fans enjoy the site.  More pictures, records, and information will be added in the coming months.  Also keep up with the current Yellowjacket team as each week’s game results will be posted. 

If anyone has pictures, articles, information, or good memories they’d like to share on the site, please email them to , and we’ll be happy to post them.  You will be credited accordingly.  We have tried hard to ensure the content on the site is accurate.  Please let us know if any inaccuracies are found. 

A book version of Sabinal football history is in the works.  More to come on this…

To other communities interested in setting up a web site to document their respective football team’s history, please email to



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Last Game - Box Score

Sabinal 76120025
Crystal City 7708022

Q1 -11:45 Crystal City Felix Sanchez 86 Yd Return Kickoff (Uriel Ibarra Kick Good)

Q1 -01:18 Sabinal Angel Hernandez 36 Yd Pass from J.R. Vera (Shane Medina Kick Good)

Q2 -05:13 Crystal City Isaac Alvarez 20 Yd Run (Uriel Ibarra Kick Good)

Q2 -01:16 Sabinal Angel Hernandez 20 Yd Run (Shane Medina Kick Failed)

Q3 -10:35 Sabinal David Hernandez 17 Yd Run (n/a 2-PT Failed)

Q3 -07:28 Sabinal Angel Hernandez 12 Yd Run (n/a 2-PT Failed)

Q4 -01:12 Crystal City Felix Sanchez 12 Yd Run (Felix Sanchez Pass From Sebastian Mendoza)

Team StatSabinalCrystal City
First Downs1311
Rushing Yards278172
Passing Yards6636
Total Yards344245

Rushing: David Hernandez 7-115 ; J.R. Vera 12-70 ; Preston Nevaraez 4-41 ; Angel Hernandez 11-41 ; Charles Martin 4-11

Passing: J.R. Vera 4 - 7 - 66 - 0 ; Preston Nevaraez 0 - 1 - - 0

Receiving: Angel Hernandez 2-36 ; Justice Gonzales 1-25 ; Preston Nevaraez 1-5