Reid Finishes "Dream Season"
Prior to the 2012 season, All Saints tight end Charlie Reid had two goals in mind; first, he wanted a championship and second, he wanted to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark. He accomplished just that. The TCU commitment and nation's No. 39 tight end prospect achieved his goal of reaching 1,000 yards in the Saints' last game of the season. But, he still had two games left to help All Saints bring back home the SPC Championship and he did just that last Saturday by hauling in 8 catches for 181 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Saints beat Houston St. John's 60-50 to cap off a perfect 11-0 season. "It's something our senior class has been working on since the 7th grade," he said. "Coach Beck came in and talked to us in middle school and talked about what his thoughts were for the future and how to prepare and we really bought in." All Saints won the SPC championship Reid's sophomore year and advanced to the game last year before ultimately losing. Needless to say, Reid was anxious to bring home another ring. "We've been hungry for that for a really long time," Reid said. "You can't cap off a better season or being more perfect. I can't even express in words how excited and blessed I am for the achievement I have." All Saints built a big lead in the first half and withstood a ferocious comeback from St. John's veer offense. Reid said he and his offensive teammates made it a point to score early and often and at the end of the day, it was good to know the offense helped the win after depending on the defense most of the season. "We were up 28-0 at one point and our defense was tearing it up," he said. "Luckily for us we got that lead and that veer is hard to stop but we made the adjustments and played fundamentally sound football. We caught the ball well, ran the ball well, our quarterback did a phenomenal job for us and luckily the offense came through. The defense has come through all year and I think this was one of the first games the offense had to take grasp of the steering wheel and drive it home." Reid hauled in 17 TD's in 2012 Along with the big game Reid had, he gives a lot of credit to 2014 signal caller Foster Sawyer, who finished the game with 454 passing yards and 6 touchdowns. However, he was plenty worried in pregame on whether or not the passing game would click. "Actually, in pregame I was frustrated because it was windy and there were a couple of times he was overthrowing the receivers on the walk through and I was getting frustrated and getting nervous," Reid said. "I was thinking he may not have a big game today and really it was the calm before the storm because he walked out there poised as ever and ready to lead the offense. And man, did he." Reid finished his remarkable season with 50 catches for 1,219 yards and 17 touchdowns; shattering his goal for the year. Now that his high school career is complete, he's looking forward to making the same kind of impact for the Horned Frogs. "It's a blessing, this is what I've dreamed off since I started playing football," he said. "I knew I was open a lot last year but I didn't get the ball as much. Last year we had more of a short game but this year we've been hitting homeruns and Foster (Sawyer) isn't afraid to pull the trigger. Just thinking about it now I can't imagine having a more perfect season for myself and it motivates me to go out and get ready for TCU and get bigger, faster and stronger so I can carry it over and be an impact in that offense too."
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