Leesburg Hi Plagued With Team Injuries, Wednesday, October 18, 1961, Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg, Florida 34748, Gerald Lacey, Staff Writer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club
Leesburg Hi Plagued With Team Injuries, Wednesday, October 18, 1961, Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg, Florida 34748, Gerald Lacey, Staff Writer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club
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Leesburg Hi Plagued With Team Injuries

By "DES"
Daily Commercial
Wednesday, October 18, 1961
Updated: Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:59 p.m.

The Jackets are expected to be hard pressed this week when they play host to the visiting Red Devils of
Lakeview High at Memorial Field Friday night as that old injury jinx stares them in the face once more.

Missing from the locals forward wall is sophomore sensation J. J. Kimmons out with a ruptured blood
vessel in his arm and 235 lb. tackle Marcus Lawrence, suffering with a mild concussion. Stepping in to
take over will be Jimmie Pelt and Tom Willis while middle guards Bill Lightfoot and John Watkins up
from the JayVees, and 225 lb. defensive tackle Gay Hendricks are also expected to be called on for
action.

There have been a couple of changes in the Jacket backfield as well as the Whitey Smith coached crew
gets set for the second half of the 1961 season. Defensive standout David Herlong has been moved
from fullback to halfback to make room for Lamar Bethea who will share the fullback duties with Bill
McBride. Halfback Joe McLeod missed practice Monday and Tuesday and is a doubtful starter at the
moment.

The lack of depth and experience on the Jackets this year continues to hurt them and more so as the
season progresses. Defense continues to be stressed this week as Monday the Orange and Black
units were put to the test and faced a lot of hard contact. Tuesday and is a doubtful starter at the
moment.

The lack of depth and experience on the Jackets this year continues to hurt them and more so as the
season progresses. Defense continues to be stressed this week as Monday the Orange and Black
units were put to the test and faced a lot of hard contact. Tuesday defensive reactions and assignments
were stressed. Today some attention is expected to be paid to the Jackets offense while Thursday it is
expected the squad will taper off and avoid contact work.


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