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GAME TIME IS 8 O'CLOCK
Leesburg's Yellow Jackets Will Host To Winter Park Gridsters Tonight
The Daily Commercial
Friday, October 31, 1958
Homecoming and Winter Park will be just about all the Yellow Jackets of Leesburg High
will be able to handle tonight as the two elevens square off in an Orange Belt
Each Orange and Black squad will be looking for their first conference win tonight.
Winter Park playing without the services of their explosive halfback John Jane was
dumped by the
Seminoles of Sanford High last week after winning four following an open season tie with
Wildcats have a habit of bouncing right back off the floor and hurting you however while
Jackets will be out to avenge last year's 24 to 0 loss to their arch rivals.
With his two starting ends and two staring tackles plus the elusive Jane on the injury list
Coach Bill Orr will
be hard pressed to field a top calibre team tonight while Coach Billy Brewer of the Yellow
expected to have his squad in tip top shape.
The visitors employ a multiple type offense that is sure to confuse the Jackets defensive
Mike Mosher at quarterback has been an able field general for the Wildcats while Steve
King at halfback
has been to capable running mate to the much publicized Jane Barry Dean has spelled
Jane in the past
and may see his share of action tonight. Phil Jacobs and Bob Cozad alternate at the
To stop this high scoring Winter Park quartet the Jackets will counter with an offense of
their own which
has on occasions made a good showing of itself. Much will depend tonight on
Quarterback John Ward
who is expected to take to the air in an attempt to turn the tide in the local's favor.
His chief target of course will be the sophomore sensation Randy Brown while speedster
Ronnie Gibson is
expected to be called on as well. Roger Clark, another promising sophomore, will be in
at fullback to
complete the Yellow Jacket backfield.
Barry Parker and James Walker on the flanks will be prime targets as well for Ward's
the Jacket forward wall will be the constantly improving Ken Ferguson and ever reliable
Alex Baetzman at
tackles and the aggressive Lynn Bates and the Wildwood transfer Chip bates in at
guard. Senior Ferrell
Young who can always be counted on to give you his best will be over the ball at center.
The defensive unit will shape up with Charles Miller and Eddie Fletcher on the wings,
Roy Laffik and Ken
Ferguson at tackle, and newcomer Bob Curtis and James Copeland in the middle guard
posts. Curtis at
235 lbs. continues to improve in his overall play and has earned himself a starting role in
eleven. All year long there has been nothing wrong with ends Charles Miller and Eddie
Fletcher as time
and again the opposition has been unable to get around them and has been forced to
Chip Bridges, Ferrell Young, and Wayne Douglas will be the line backers with Randy
Brown and Ronnie
Gibson the deep backs.