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Best Game Of Season
Jackets Upset Favored Winter Park Team, 12-0
The Daily Commercial
November 4, 1956
The Yellow Jackets of Leesburg High played their best game of the season in dumping the Wildcats of
Winter Park from the ranks of the unbeaten 12 to 0 at Memorial Field Friday night.
The locals dominated play throughout and it wasn't until the closing minutes of the game that the
made any great penetration of Leesburg's territory.
Big Eddi Parker was the ball hawk for the Yellow Jackets carrying for more yardage than the rest of the
backs combined. And it was Parker that scored both of the Jacket touchdowns.
The first came in the second quarter on a sustained drive of 48 yards. After a series of three
first downs gave Leesburg the ball on the eight yard line Parker plunged for the score from two yards
This came with less than two minutes remaining in the half. A plunge for the extra point was not
Play previous to this had consisted of a series of punt exchanges with the Jackets penetrating at one
to the visitors 10 yard line only to give the ball up on a fumble.
The Jackets came out for the second half all fired up and took the opening kickoff on their own 45
it downfield well. Following three successive first downs the locals failed in their fourth attempt and
up the ball to the Wildcats on the visitors six yard line.
On March Again
They took the visitors punt on their own 38 yard line and were on the march again. This time it didn't end
until Quarterback Roberts hit Fullback Parker with a 15 yard pass into the end zone another six points. A
plunge for the extra point failed again.
In the final quarter the Wildcats came to life and made a determined bid to score. A short run off the
off quarterback Roberts foot went out of bounds at the visitors 48 yard line. From that point they moved
with three successive first downs to the Yellow Jackets four yard line.
Two passes from Quarterback Jay Bergman to End George Brown and from Quarterback Bergman to
sonny Cooke ate up most of the yardage for the visitors.
With their backs to the wall the Yellow Jackets defense dug in and stopped the visitors in their tracks
finally causing fa fumble in their backfield which was recovered by the ever alert jackets defense. Time
ran out before another play could be run. A key play in this goal line stand was a submarine dive under
the offensive line by Guard Allen Brown to smother a Wildcat play before it could get started.
The entire Yellow Jacket line played its usual fine game both on defense and on offense but special
mention should be made of Jimmy Tichenor, Allen Brown, Johnny Roberts, and Eddie Parker.
Parker and Roberts at defensive end threw the Wildcat Quarterback Jay Bergman for two successive
eight yard losses as the first half ended and the Wildcats attempted to throw th e long one Jacket
defensive play in the first half was outstanding allowing the visitors but twelve yards rushing.
Brown and Tichenor int he middle of the line constantly and consistently stopped the ground game of
The best run of the evening was turned in by Quarterback Jay Bergman of the Wildcats who took the
on his own 35 on a Quarterback keep play and shot off his own left side and down the sidelines for a
thirty-five yard jaunt that ended on the Jacket thirty-five.
Score by periods:
Winter Park 0 0 0 0 - 0
Leesburg 0 6 0 6 - 12
Leesburg scoring: Parker two yard plunge, and Parker fifteen yard
pass from Roberts.
Winter Park - Howell 41, Plante 24, Bergman 18, and Ross 8.
Leesburg - Parker 102, Showley 56, White 21, Roberts 6, and