Senior Spotlight: Reynolds was a fierce competitor for Williston


Today’s senior spotlight is on Michael Reynolds of the Williston High School football and baseball teams. 

He is the twin brother of Madison Reynolds, who played softball for the Red Devils.  

Reynolds played on both lines of scrimmage for the Red Devils’ football team.  He was a member of the varsity teams for four years.  As a senior, he averaged seven tackles per game, earning him defensive line most valuable player.

Become A Member

Mainstreet does not have a paywall, but pavement-pounding journalism is not free. Join your neighbors who make this vital work possible.

As a junior Reynolds also won a state title with the Red Devils’ baseball team.  He batted .286 for the Class 1A state champions. 

Then, this past spring, his senior campaign was off to a good start as he was batting .357 and had the only homerun for the 5-4 Red Devils. In fact, his favorite baseball memory was on March the 9th in a 7-5 win against Bell High School. 

Reynolds, who also played second base and third base as a Red Devil, threw 3.1 no hit innings with only one walk and seven strikeouts against the Bulldogs.  He also hit a no doubter homerun in front of the home crowd in what would be his last victory in the red and white.

Coach Jim Smith said that Reynolds was a fierce competitor who refused to quit or lose, with incredible toughness, and a great teammate.

He was also a member of Future Farmers of America, signed to play football at Warner University.

High School Football 2020: Who replaces Corbin at Chiefland

The number one question for Chiefland football entering the 2020 season – how do you replace dual-threat quarterback Ty Corbin?

The Gainesville Sun’s Player of the Year helped lead the Indians (8-5) to a spot in the Class 1A regional finals, before falling at Pahokee, 32-27.  Corbin threw for 1,498 yards with 17 touchdowns and only five interceptions. He also rushed for 1,245 yards and 16 touchdowns.

The Indians will open up the season on Friday, August 21st, at home against Class 5A Inverness Citrus.  For more, check out our Chiefland football preview online at

If you or someone you know is a graduating senior who participated in spring sports this season, we want to hear from you.  For more information, please email

From the Author

Mike Ridaught is the founder and publisher of, the foremost website for high school sports in northeast Florida.

Enjoying our local sports coverage? Get Mike Ridaught's twice weekly sports newsletter in your inbox.
Sports Newsletter Form
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments