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Jackets Prep For Elks Bowl Tomorrow Nite
The Daily Commercial
Thursday, December 1, 1960
The fightin' Jackets of Leesburg High enjoyed a brief respite from the football wars with a layoff over the
long Holiday weekend after their end of the season win over cross county rival Eustis. They returned to
the practice field Monday to learn that reserve Fullback David Herlong suffered a broken bone in his
in the Eustis game and will be lost to the squad for the season's close out this Friday night against
Tavares in the Elks Bowl. This coupled with the earlier loss of Halfback Doug Mumford depletes an
already thin squad that has made up in guts and determination what they lacked in depth and
Practice this week has followed the usual pattern with some variation as the Jackets get ready for their
fourth Elks Bowl appearance. In this one they will be trying to even up their record which stands at one
win and two losses all against Mid-Lakes Conference foes. Their win was over Umatilla while their
were to Lake Weir and St. Cloud.
Offensive blocking which has fallen off some in the last two games came in for a lot of attention on the
practice field Monday. Tuesday the stress shifted to the defensive unit and the boys went through a
Robert Mock and Charles Sellars continue to do an outstanding job at the guard spots and have been
making it hard for Ronnie Ferguson to break into a starting assignment. Hunt Paulling and Willie
McCallum have continued to improve in their all around play and have just about assured themselves
the green light with the offensive starting eleven.
Spirit among the Jackets continues to be better than it has been in years [past tat Leesburg high but
has been a long hard season and whether the Jackets can be brought up for Tavares and the Elks
is something we will al have to wait for Friday night to see.
RANDY BROWN LEESBURG HIGH SCHOOL QUARTERBACK - Randy Brown is shown (center)
receiving the "Outstanding player" trophy from Clyde Vann, manager of Belk's Department
Store. The award was announced at a banquet given at the Community Building Saturday
night by Belk's in honor of all the players and coaching staff. Shown at left is Ray Hayes,
principal of Leesburg High School. Speaker for the evening was Charlie LaPradd, former
All-American at the University of Florida and now head coach at FSU. The speaker was
introduced by head coach "Whitey" Smith.