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Jackets Seek First Conference Win In Away Game Tonite With Winter Park
The Daily Commercial
Sunday, November 1, 1957
The Yellow Jackets of Leesburg High will be looking for their first conference win of the
season tonight as
they invade Winter Park to take on the Wildcats of Winter Park High.
Winter Park's conference record includes a 7 to 6 squeeze by Cocoa in the season's
opener and a 6 to 6
deadlock with Sanford last week.
The Wildcats under new Head Coach Bill Orr feature a Split T type of offense making
wide use of
Halfbacks John Jane and Ken Plante, two of the fastest the Jackets will have to face this
behind these two, however are Ron Henson and Tom Woodruff, Rounding out the back
field is the hard
running Tom Righetti at fullback with Mike Hopkins 140 lbs. of dynamite, at quarterback.
Along the front the Wildcats welcomed back six lettermen from last year's squad that
posted a 6 win 4 loss
record. Their middle guard situation has been discouraging however where not a single
letterman is back.
Clark Twist Ankle
Meanwhlle Head Coach Billy Brewer of Leesburg High, who has been experimenting with
a dual fullback or
T flanker offense all week long, face another setback yesterday when on the first play of
Halfback Roger Clark came up with at twisted ankle. Clark had been counted on to team
Eddie Parker in this department. Clark is expected to see action, however, but will
probably have to share
duties with ether Billy Huber or Wayne Douglas.
Along the forward wall freshman Jerry Emerson and Sophomore and Jay Nettles,
newcomers to the squad
continue to improve in their all around play and may come in for a good deal of action
tonight. They are
two of the biggest boys in the Jacket forward wall and despite their lack of experience
are being counted
on considerably, particularly for defensive duties.
The spirit of the team continues to be the best seen around Leesburg High in many a
decade and the
rebuilding program as in instituted by Coach Brewer is sure to pay off in conference play
before too long.
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS