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Yellow Jackets To Face Trojans In City Tonight
The Daily Commercial
Friday, November 13, 1959
The Leesburg High Yellow Jackets will close out their home season at Memorial Field tonight when
they play host to Maynard Evans Trojans of Orlando, Maynard Evans comes into town looking for win
one in this their first year of football while Leesburg will be out to hit the victory trail at the expense of the
visitors. The Jackets will close out their regular season in an away game next week at Eustis.
The visiting Green and White eleven under Head Coach Mac McKinnon have been ruled as slight
favorites in tonight's game on the strength of their fine defensive play thus far this year. Led by the 260
lb. Jerry Rocker and the 205 lb. Rick Monds, both tackles, the Trojans lost by the narrowest of margins
Lakeview and Apopka two Orange Belt Conference opponents that had little trouble in downing
Another loss for the visitors was to Seabreeze who played a 6 to 6 tie here against the Jackets. Another
pair of real tough defensive middle guards are Jim Ferguson and Russ Salarno.
Their offensive unit operating out of the T counts heavily on the outside threat as presented by Halfback
Joe Kirkpatrick who was shifted from Quarterback where he started the season. Ronnie Homan is the
of fullback that can give the Jackets a lot of trouble. Bob Walker is an able running mate for Kirkpatrick
the other halfback post.
The Jackets will have their work cut out for them and the game should be just as tough as any they
played all year long. Their linuep will look the same with Barry Parker and James Walker on the wings
Jimmy Brunson and Chip Bridges in at tackles. Hunt Paulling and Glenn Tyre will hold down guard
with Jimmy Copeland over the ball at center on the offensive eleven.
The defensive forward wall will feature Joe Heath and James Walker on the flanks with Barry Parker
moving into a tackle slot along with Ken Ferguson. Mike Sheets will jump into a middle guard post to
with Hunt Paulling. Linebackers will include Roger Clark, Lynn Bates, and David Webster. Johnny Ward
and Randy Brown will be the deep backs.
Their offensive backfield is expected to be shifted during the night with Randy Brown and Johnny Ward
splitting the Quarterback duties. Brown will shift into Halfback when Ward is directing the attack. A
at fullback is Roger Clark who provides the Mr. Inside threat for the Jackets. Other halfbacks sure to
their share of action before the night is over are Lynn Bates, Bobby Lowery, Dickie Huff, and David