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Trounce Maynard Evans, 27 To 6
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Yellow Jackets Trounce Maynard Evans, 27 To 6

Locals Score 2 Touchdowns In Initial Half

By "DES"
The Daily Commercial
Sunday, November 15, 1959
Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 6:57 p.m.

The Leesburg Yellow Jackets put together sustained drives in the first and second periods and turned
two defensive gems into TD's in the final period to turn back a determined
Maynard Evans eleven at
Memorial Field Friday night 27 to 6.

The Yellow Jackets moved with the opening kickoff from their own 40 with a succession of two first
downs combined with a 26 yard jaunt by
halfback Randy Brown into pay dirt to rack up their first score of
the night. Their defensive 11 was immediately called on to stop a deep thrust by the visitors and came
through in grand style, stopping the Green and White wave from Orlando inside the 20.

The teams exchanged punts for most of the rest of the first period with the Jackets putting together
another drive as the quarter ended that carried them to the visitors 30. Halfback Brown once more ate
up a big hunk of real estate with a 43 yard gallop. The Jackets second score came following a short
kick by the visitors and the locals moved from midfield to a first down inside the 10. A Brown to Lynn
Bates pass set up the TD at this point, with Brown going over from two yards out.

Maynard Evans opened the second half just as if they were going to take charge and moved for a TD
from midfield with two passes that clicked for 10 and 28 yards to give them a first and goal on the 10
yard line. Three plays later halfback Joe Kirkpatrick carried over from four yards out. Their extra point try
was blocked by a hard charging Jacket line led by end James Walker.

Late in the final period the Jackets cranked up their offense once more when a short kick by the visitors
gave them the ball on the 26 yard line. Two first downs and they were at the five. Quarterback Johnny
Ward worked the keeper play to perfection to cross the double stripe standing up.

In the closing minutes of the ball game the visitors were once more hammering on the Jackets goal
line when
defensive middle guard Mike Sheets stepped in front of one of their aerials on his own 10
yard line and went the
90 yards necessary for the score with plenty of downfield blocking to shake him
loose.

Victory was sweet for the Yellow Jackets as both their offensive and defensive units worked to
perfection. There were times when their offensive seemed to be lacking, but their defensive eleven left
nothing to be desired. Standouts with the defensive squad were ends
Joe Heath, James Walker, and
Gerald Fletcher, along with co-capt. Ken Ferguson, and, of course, the play that ended it all and brought
the crowd to its feet by Mike Sheets.

The Jackets will close out their regular season next week in an away game against arch rival
Eustis.



This article was provided by Gerald Lacey
Gerald Lacey is the senior sports writer covering Leesburg High School Sports for the Carver Heights
Quarterback Club. You can reach him at:
geraldlacey@leesburgyellowjacketsfootball.com