Sabinal YellowJackets

Johnson City Defeats Sabinal 

The Johnson City Eagles narrowly defeated Sabinal 15-10 on Friday night.  Johnson City scored the go-ahead touchdown with :58 seconds remaining in the game.  

The loss officially keeps the Yellowjackets out of post-season play.  Sabinal finishes the season 5-5 and 2-4 in district.  Moving up to Class 2A - Division 1 proved to be a a significant challenge for Sabinal.  

District Champ Mason Loses in State Championship Game 

District Champs, Mason, lost to Canadian 34-7, in the 2A-D1 State Championship game played at Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium.  Mason finished the season 14-1.  This was the first time that the district champ from Sabinal's district went all the way to the state championship game.  The game was televised on Fox Sports Southwest.      

Link to full Class AA Division I playoff brackets.   

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



2014 Sabinal Yellowjackets (Credit: Diana Medina )

Last Game - Box Score

Sabinal 7030010
Johnson City 7008015

Q1 -08:09 Johnson City Aaron McKennis 27 Yds from Will Rutherford (Joe Quinonez Kick Good)

Q1 -06:37 Sabinal Juan Aguilara 35 Yd Pass from J.R. Vera (Shane Medina Kick Good)

Q3 -08:27 Sabinal Shane Medina 22 Yd FG (n/a Select)

Q4 -00:58 Johnson City Will Rutherford 1 Yd Run (Journey Gonsoulin 2-PT Run)

Team StatSabinalJohnson City
First Downs137
Rushing Yards15179
Passing Yards14127
Total Yards292106

Rushing: David Hernandez 12-68 ; Juan Aguilara 14-59 ; Albert Aguilar 10-34 ; Preston Nevarez 1-(-1) ; J.R. Vera 6-(-9)

Passing: J.R. Vera 10 - 25 - 133 - 0 ; Albert Aguilar 1 - 2 - 8 - 0

Receiving: Juan Aguilara 4-64 ; Andrew Guevara 5-40 ; Preston Nevarez 1-31 ; Albert Aguilar 1-6