L
L
L
State Scores, October 19, 2004
State Scores, October 19, 2004
LEESBURG
FOOTBALL
State Scores, October 19, 2004
State Scores, October 19, 2004
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 1928, 1929, 1934
STATE RUNNERUP 1927, 1969
UNDEFEATED SEASONS 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934
This Website is being sponsored by the Carver Heights Quarterback Club, Tallahassee, Florida. All Rights Are Reserved Copyright 2016
Follow Leesburg Yellow Jackets Football On Twitter
Leesburg Yellow Jackets Football News On Facebook
Follow Leesburg Yellow Jackets Football On Blogger
Yellow Jackets Network Pinterest
Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, www.leesburgyellowjacketsfootball.com
Review http://leesburgyellowjacketsfootball.com on alexa.com

HOME     ABOUT US      ADVERTISE WITH US     CONTACT US     ALL AREA PLAYERS      ALL CONFERENCE PLAYERS     
ALL STATE PLAYERS     ARCHIVES     BOOSTER CLUB     CHAMPIONSHIPS     COLLEGE ALL-AMERICANS
HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICANS     HISTORY     JACKETS IN COLLEGE     JACKETS IN THE PROS
LATEST NEWS     MEDIA     PHOTO GALLERY     RETIRED NUMBERS     SCHEDULE     STADIUM     TEAM
TEAM RECORDS     YELLOW JACKETS NETWORK    VIDEO GALLERY      RESOURCES      SITE MAP
This Website is being sponsored by the Carver Heights Quarterback Club, Tallahassee, Florida.
All Rights Are Reserved Copyright 2016
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC
MORE ROSTERS
Leesburg High School Yellow Jackets Football Apparel
BUY NOW
Youth Ultimate Fit Mesh Short
Made of 100 denier nylon tricot mesh with poly dazzle side panels, contrast piping and polyester
lining. Designed for super comfort and performance and....
Read more here
Carver Heights Quarterback Club, Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida
Page 4, Leesburg High School Yellow Jackets Football Apparel, BUY NOW, Youth Ultimate Fit Mesh Short, Made of 100 denier nylon tricot mesh with poly dazzle side panels, contrast piping and polyester lining. Designed for super comfort and performance and....Read more here, Carver Heights Quarterback Club, Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida
Leesburg Yellow Jackets vs. Eustis Panthers, High School Football Game

Blocked PAT lifts Panthers

By Robyn Disney
Staff Writer
Daily Commercial
September 3, 2004
Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2016, 7:25 p.m.

EUSTIS - Josh Paul made the biggest play of his high school career Thursday night when the senior
blocked Leesburg's extra-point try in overtime to lift Eustis past Leesburg 35-34 in both teams' season
opener.

Everything looked perfect as Lance Pemble kicked the ball, which would have tied the game after Tyler
Hill scored on a 10-yard run. But Paul found a seam, came up Pemble's left side, got his hands out and
blocked the kick. He then sprinted down the field, high-stepping the final 20 yards, screaming in
celebration.

"I knew it would be me or Joe Burnett," Paul said. "It ended up being me. We had to get this win. We
wanted to start the year off right."

While Paul was confident he would block the kick, it didn't cross either coach's mind.

"It was a normal PAT, I thought," Eustis coach Steve Moser said. "I didn't even see him block the kick.
Next thing you know the crowd is going crazy. It took me a second to realize what happened."

On the other sideline, Leesburg coach Charles Nassar could only watch his team, which had a 28-13
halftime lead, walk off the field in disgust.

"In a game of big plays, they made one more than we did," Nassar said.

The game was tied at 28 at the end of regulation. The Panthers got the ball first on the 10-yard-line with
four downs to get the ball in the end zone. It took three as Burnett ran a quarterback keeper to the right
for 10 yards. Harold Kitchings converted the PAT to put Eustis up 35-28.

It didn't take long for the Yellow Jackets to strike back. On the first play, Hill (18 carries, 95 yards) kept
the ball as well. As he neared the end zone, Hill hurdled two defensive backs into the end zone to pull
Leesburg within 1 and set up Pemble, who had been automatic throughout the game.

But Paul had other plans.

"Someone had to step up, and as one of the senior leaders on this team, I knew one of us was going to
make a big play," Paul said.

Eustis took the lead on the opening kickoff when Burnett returned the kick 89 yards. The senior was
dominant on both sides of the ball, finishing the game with 95 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He
also made a key interception in the fourth quarter with Leesburg in Eustis territory.

"I told the team before the game to never depend on the undependable," Moser said. "For three years
No. 9 never let me or this team down."

Leesburg, though, didn't back down. On their first series, the Yellow Jackets marched 55 yards down
the field to the 20. On a third-and-8, Hill ran up his left side 20 yards to tie the game at 7.

Burnett opened the second quarter with an 18-yard touchdown run, but Kitchings' PAT was wide and
Eustis took a 13-7 lead.

The lead went to Leesburg on the next series when Hill connected with Trent McKibben for a 10-yard
touchdown pass. The PAT gave Leesburg a one-point lead.

The Yellow Jackets scored twice more in the second quarter on runs from Tory Harrison to take a 28-13
lead.

That would be the last time the Yellow Jackets would score in regulation as the Panthers sacked Hill
three times and intercepted him once in the second half.

"We made every possible mistake that second half," Nassar said. "You can't make those mistakes
against a team like Eustis, no matter how big of a lead you have."

The Panthers got within seven when Paul scored on a 3-yard run. He then converted the two-point
conversion.

"With our offense, the fullback is going to get the ball a lot," Moser said. "Kadero Terrell was also
banged up a bit, so Josh really got the ball a lot in this game. He's only 5-7, but he's a bruising back
and he did the job for us tonight."