Leesburg Proves A Point Vs. Lake Weir, Page 1, September 10, 1988, Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg, Florida 34748, Gerald Lacey, Staff Writer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club
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Leesburg Yellow Jackets vs. Ocala Lake Weir Hurricanes, High School Football
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Leesburg Proves A Point Vs. Lake Weir

September 10, 1988|By Joe Williams of The Sentinel Staff

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LEESBURG — In a game that new Leesburg coach Richard Kennedy felt his team had to win in order to
make believers out of the student body and the community, the Yellow Jackets did just that, defeating
Lake Weir, 21-8, Friday night before 4,000 fans at Memorial Stadium.

It was only the third time in the past eight years that it Leesburg has won its season opener. It is also
the first time in eight years that a Lake Weir-Leesburg game has been decided by more than seven
points.

Leesburg scored all of its touchdowns on big plays. A 44-yard run by halfback Undra Mitchem in the first
quarter, a 51-yard run by fullback Lee Hanks in the second quarter and a 70-yard pass from quarterback
Greg Engle to tight end Rick Rausch on the fourth play of the second half.

''We did have some big plays, and they won the game for us,'' said Kennedy, who is trying to turn around
a program that has had only one winning season in the past 12 years. ''I'm a little disappointed that we
weren't more consistent on offense, and we had one bad series on defense where I think we got too
conservative.''

Lake Weir scored with 1:09 remaining in the third quarter when tackle Troy Exum recovered Kelvin
Coleman's fumble in the end zone after Coleman was stopped just short of the goal line.     

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This article was provided by Gerald Lacey
Gerald Lacey is the senior sports writer covering Leesburg High School Sports for the Carver Heights
Quarterback Club. You can reach him at:
geraldlacey@leesburgyellowjacketsfootball.com
1988 Leesburg Yellow Jackets Football Archives, Leesburg Proves A Point Vs. Lake Weir, September 10, 1988, Carver Heights Quarterback Club, Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida