Jackets Scrimmage, Sunday, August 27, 1961, Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg, Florida 34748, Gerald Lacey, Staff Writer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club
Jackets Scrimmage, Sunday, August 27, 1961, Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg, Florida 34748, Gerald Lacey, Staff Writer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club
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Jackets Scrimmage, Sunday, August 27, 1961
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Jackets Scrimmage, August 27, 1961, Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg, Florida 34748, LEESBURG HIGH SCHOOL, 1401 YELLOW JACKET WAY, LEESBURG, FLORIDA 34748, Gerald Lacey, Staff Writer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club
Jackets Scrimmage

By "DES"
Daily Commercial
Sunday, August 27, 1961
Updated: Sunday, April 12, 2015, 8:39 p.m.

The fightin' Jackets of Leesburg High squared off against each other this afternoon for their first full
scale scrimmage. The boys got their first taste of contact work Friday afternoon in a brief workout and
the two hours practice in the early morning along with the two hours in the afternoon began to tell on the
squad come quitting time.

Four days of rain last week slowed the squad down some but failed to cut out practice sessions as the
team worked out throughout the downpour. The biggest loss to the squad occurred on the first day of
practice when letterman Guard Ronnie Ferguson suffered a broken arm. This senior lineman who was
expected to fill a big hole in that Jacket forward wall will be lost to the squad for at least the first six
weeks.

Halfback Stan Gideons and Quarterback John Gray were out in shorts only Friday as a respiratory
infection has sidelined them for a few days.

A couple of transfers to Leesburg High figure prominently in the Jacket plans for the 1961 season. They
are Halfback Joe McLeod a senior letterman from Florida Military Academy and Senior lineman David
Brooks who saw some action with South Hall High in Gainesville, Georgia.

At this writing some twenty-five youngsters are working out with the varsity while the JayVees sport a
squad of twenty-four. This is a sad, sad story indeed in a school where there is an estimated 400 boys
in the upper four grades. Perchance the opening of school next week may swell each squad some.
This is one shot in the arm this green inexperienced squad could use particularly at this stage of the
game. With but two more Fridays to get ready for conference favorite DeLand you can bet they'll be
burning the midnight oil at Leesburg High from here on out.



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