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Elks Bowl Contest Friday Promises Plenty Of
By Sports Staff
The Leesburg Commercial-Ledger
Monday, November 29, 1954
With football season coming to a close, one of the prime attractions of the season is scheduled for this
Friday night--the third annual Elks Bowl football game. This game was originated three years ago to
benefit the Elks sponsored Harry-Anna Crippled Children's Home.
The Elks Bowl committee which is composed of Jess Dooley, general chairman and eleven other
tries to pit the top two teams in Central Florida to vie for the mythical title.
This year th committee has chosen the Leesburg Yellow Jackets as the host team and St. Cloud as
visitors. Both teams have outstanding records in their respective areas. St. Cloud boasts an
season with 9 consecutive victories as opposed to the Yellow Jackets 5-4 record against higher class
This will be the second appearance in the December Classic for the Yellow Jackets who defeated
last year in a thrilling inter-county battle. This year the Jackets are a lighter and less experienced team
appear to be making up for it in spirit and determination.
The St. Cloud Bulldogs on the other hand are at the peak of a building up process and although
hampered by lack of weight are well seasoned and are yet to taste defeat. Last week the Jackets eked
a 21-21 victory over rival Eustis, while the St. Cloud Bulldogs took Kissimmee into camp 19-7.
Tomorrow we will attempt to evaluate St. Cloud's season record as we will do with Leesburg later this
THIS THE ST. CLOUD SQUAD OF FOOTBALL WARRIOR. Boasting a
season of no losses or ties,
the St. Cloud Bulldogs will scrap it out with the Leesburg High Yellow
Jackets here Friday night
in the annual Elks charity game.
Bottom row, left to right Ray Bass, Lamar Chisholm, Larry McCloud,
Donald Thompkins, Richard Whipple, James Farmer, Jr., and Kenneth
Second row: Lesley Tyson, Eugene Bright, Gene McKinley, Leroy
Ennis, Paul Ard, Bruce
Watkins, Earl Groover, Billy Tyson, Milton Bell, John Davis.
Third row, Jimmy Jeffries, Dick Spiess, Robert Godwin, Henry Partin,
Gene Hammond, Robert
Montsed, Dough Partin, Jimmy Long, Cecil Whaley, Kenyon Laughrey
and Amon Bass,
Fourth row; W. L. Thompkins, John Ford, Clay Whaley, Ray Tyson,
James Hendrickson, Harry
Watkins, Joe Venters and Ronald Harvey.
COMPLETE NEGOTIATIONS FOR GAME-Shown above, seated, are Jess Dooley,
of arrangements for the third annual Elks Lodge football classic here Friday night, with
principal of St. Cloud High School. The St. Cloud Bulldogs and the Leesburg High
gridders will meet
each other. Standing left to right are Tom Gannarelli, St. Cloud coach, and George
Miller of the Elks