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Summer Rewind: UCSN Featured: Jackson Co. Football’s Austin Birdwell

As the summer rolls on, UCSN takes a back at the 2021-22 school year and sport seasons. In this series, we find our most viewed video from each school this year, and reflect on the time of the school sports calendar from when the video was first posted.

Today, we rewind on the Jackson County High School Blue Devils football team – specifically, running back Austin Birdwell.

When this video was posted, the Blue Devils were in the middle of a season that would end with Jackson County in the playoffs. Austin had entered the year a full season-plus since an injury shortened his sophomore campaign. Fully healthy and it being his senior year, Birdwell was ready to play.

FROM OCTOBER 14th, 2021:

Jackson County Football player Austin Birdwell has a quintessential love for the game. After years playing the sport, there’s not much that can compare to the feeling of family and brotherhood he gets from his team. Now, in his senior season, the Jackson County Blue Devils are 1-1 within their region with 2 district games still to play.

UCSN sat down with Birdwell to discuss his love for the game, and some of the challenges that come along with playing such a physical game.


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