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Hurricanes Sweep Elks Bowl Game
Here, 31 to 8

Scrappy Lake Weir Takes Leesburg Team's Measure

By Sports Staff
The Daily Commercial
Sunday, December 2, 1956

The Hurricane season came late to Leesburg as a fired up band from Lake Weir High School
blew into town to walk away with a 31 to 6 victory over the Leesburg Yellow Jackets in the Fifth
Annual Elks Bowl Friday night at Memorial Field.

The rout started early as Lake Weir returned th opening kickoff to the Leesburg 45 and followed
with two successive first down to the Jacket 20 yard line. At this point quarterback Perry Smith
took charge and went off his own right side to cross the double strip standing up for th six points.
The kick for the extra point was no good.

The ball exchanged hands and the quarter drew to a close as the Jackets, with the aid of two 15 yard
penalties moved from their own six-yard line to the Lake Weir 38 in a series of two successive first
downs
before being forced to kick.

The Jacket forward wall continued the Lake Weir attack in the second quarter. As the end of the first half
approached, the Hurricanes took to the air and a desperation heave in the last three seconds of play
clicked from quarterback Smith to Halfback Jim Scott who made a circus catch in the end zone for the
second touchdown. The teams line up to kick the extra point but a bad pass from center forced
Halfback
Julian Chapin to run the extra point. The try was good and the half ended with Lake Weir on top, 13 to 0.

BLOCK JACKET PUNT
In the second half, those hard charging Lake Weir lineman blocked a Leesburg punt and the
Hurricanes
had the ball on the Jackets 28.

In two first downs, they were on the locals' four yard line and in two plays Quarterback Perry Smith
plunged the two yards needed for the TD. The kick for the extra point was not good.

That Lake Weir forward wall figured in another score as they constantly kept the pressure on the
Leesburg kicker and forced quarterback Roberts to kick out of bounds at his own forty-six yard line for a
thirteen yard punt.

In two first downs, the visitors from the north had a first down on the Yellow Jacket four and in two plays
Quarterback Smith plunged from the touchdown from a half yard away. The try for the point was wide
and
the third quarter ended with Lake Weir in front 25 to 0.

The Jackets came to life in the fourth quarter and except for a series of plays that produced the final
touchdown for Lake Weir, had control of the ball for the rest of the game.

As the fourth quarter started the Jackets moved from their own 30 to the visitors 45 before giving up the
ball. In this series the Yellow Jackets took to the air and found their mark and the ability to move with the
ball.

From their own 45, the Hurricanes struck again and a series of three first downs gave them the ball on
the
Leesburg 10. A 15-yard penalty set them back to the 25. At this time, another Smith by the name of
Jerry,
this one, took off goalward and after covering 22 of the necessary 25,  was hauled down.

This time it was Key Scales who figured in the scoring as he banged for the three yards. Two offside
penalties moved the ball back ten yards, and the try for the extra point hit the cross bar.

TOOK KICKOFF
The Yellow Jackets took the ensuing kickoff on their own 40 and marched goalward. Aided by a fifteen
yard penalty, the boys had a first down on the Lake Weir twenty -five. Here, Mike Higgins stepped back
and threw one of his left handed passes to End Jerry Garlock who had got in back of the Lake Weir
secondary and was all by his lonesome. A drop kick try for the extra point, the first such attempt seen on
th local football scene this year, was not good.

The game ended with the Yellow Jackets moving from their own 38 to the Hurricanes 25. A 25 play as
the
Jackets again took to the air and seemed to be able to move with ease.

That Lake Weir forward wall proved to be the deciding factor is they constantly outcharged the Jacket
lineman who had done such an outstanding job all year long and were forever keeping the pressure on
the Leesburg kicker. The pressure was so great that one of Parker's kicks went for no yardage while
two
other kicks by the locals went for 15 and 13 yards.

NEVER GAVE UP
The locals never gave up though they were completely outclassed. This was not one of their best
games
of the season, however, as their offense failed to move until the final quarter. Line play was particularly
rough and before the game ended, Tackle Jimmy Tichenor, playing his last game as a senior, was
dispatched to the bench by the officials.

Others seniors playing their last game for the Orange and Black, of Leesburg High, were Halfbacks
Freddie Conway and Lonnie White, Quarterback Ivan Roberts, Ends Johnny Roberts and Jerry Garlock,
Center Russell Avery and Tackles Byron Herlong, Wayne Hall, Tyrone Rigdon, and Tichenor.
PEP STEPPERS - Marching to a lively tune, Leesburg High School's band steps it off down Main
Street in the parade Friday afternoon, advertising the Elks Bowl Game at Memorial Field. The
acrobatic high school cheer leaders also conducted a pep session in the business district to stir
up enthusiasm for the annual charity game (Photo by Universal Studio).
The Yardstick
LAKE WEIR
LEESBURG
11
228
29
1-9
0
0
3-34.5
105
First Downs
Rushing Yardage
Passing Yardage
Passes Attempted
Passes Intercepted by
Fumbles Lost
Punts
Penalties
9
37
147
9-15
1
3
5-16.3
50
INDIVIDUAL YARDAGE
LAKE WEIR: Scott 86, Perry Smith 35,
Jerry Smith 23, Chapin 18, Music 12,
and Scales 4.

LEESBURG: Parker 42, Roberts minus
4 and Higgins minus 1.
SCORE BY PERIODS:

LAKE WEIR          6     7     12     6     -     31
LEESBURG          0     0      0      6     -      6

SCORING
LAKE WEIR: Perry Smith 20 yard run, two yard plunge and one half yard plunge, Key Scales three
yard plunge, and Jim Scott twenty nine yard pass play from Perry Smith. Chapin run for extra point.

LEESBURG: Garlock on twenty five yard pass from Higgins.
ALL CONFERENCE PLAYERS LEESBURG HIGH SCHOOL 1956
LAKE WEIR
LEESBURG
11
228
29
1-9
0
0
3-34.5
105
First Downs
Rushing Yardage
Passing Yardage
Passes Attempted
Passes Intercepted by
Fumbles Lost
Punts
Penalties
9
37
147
9-15
1
3
5-16.3
50
INDIVIDUAL YARDAGE
LAKE WEIR: Scott 86, Perry Smith 35,
Jerry Smith 23, Chapin 18, Music 12,
and Scales 4.

LEESBURG: Parker 42, Roberts minus
4 and Higgins minus 1.
SCORE BY PERIODS:

LAKE WEIR          6     7     12     6     -     31
LEESBURG          0     0      0      6     -      6

SCORING
LAKE WEIR: Perry Smith 20 yard run, two yard plunge and one half yard
plunge, Key Scales three
yard plunge, and Jim Scott twenty nine yard pass play from Perry Smith. Chapin
run for extra point.

LEESBURG: Garlock on twenty five yard pass from Higgins.
The Yardstick