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Leesburg Yellow Jackets vs. Orlando Colonial, High School Football Game
Fightin' Jackets Ready To Go Against Colonial
Friday, September 29, 1961
Updated: Tuesday, September 29, 1961, 4:26 p.m.
A couple of changes here end there and the fightin' Jackets of Leesburg High are ready to present their
1961 football team to local fans tonight at Memorial Field when they take on Colonial High of Orlando, a
Double A school from the Sunshine Conference foes DeLand and Apopka while Colonial was dropped
by Melbourne last week after an opening" season win over Daytona Mainland.
A pair of glue fingered ends Max Wettstein and Jon Axford are expected to team up with Marcus
Lawrence and J. J. Kimmons at the tackle slots along with Chip Deems and Capt. Bobby Mock
in at the guards as well as Center Kenny Smithgall to make up the Jacket forward wall.
Sure to see sort action tonight as well will be 225 lb. tackle Gay Hendricks who sat out the Apopka
game last week as well as guard Ronnie Ferguson. This senior letterman suffered a broken arm on
the first dayof practice and is expected to see only limited duty tonight.
A junior studded backfield will feature the Jackets attack tonight with Bill McBride running from the
fullback post. Stepping into his halfback slot is Stan Gideons where he will team with John Gray. Their
multiple offense will be in the capable hands of Quarterback Ronnie Young.
This will be the first meeting between the two schools. Halftime ceremonies will include some
precision marching by the Yellow Jacket band. Pre game ceremonies will feature the raising of a flag
that once flew over our Nation's Capitol. The flag was secured and donated for this occasion by
Congressman A. Syd Herlong Jr.