Clermont East Ridge Remains King Of Lake County Football, September 22, 2012, Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg, Florida 34748, Gerald Lacey, Staff Writer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club
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Leesburg Yellow Jackets vs. Clermont East Ridge Knights, High School Football
Game

Clermont East Ridge Remains King Of Lake County Football

Jackets Lose Two Games In A Row For The First Time During Randy Trivers
Tenure At Leesburg

By Gerald Lacey
Staff Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
September 21, 2012
Updated: Thursday, May 4, 2015, 9:33 a.m.

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LEESBURG - The 2012 FHSAA Class 7A District 4 schedule begin last night for the Fightin' Yellow
Jackets of Leesburg High School. The Jackets entered the 2012 campaign with hopes of ending it's 20
year playoff win drought. Leesburg hosted it's South Lake County rival Clermont East Ridge for the first
time in five seasons at
Leesburg Memorial Field at Hubert O. Dabney Stadium.

East Ridge capitalized on another slow start by the Jackets offense and outlasted Leesburg 49-48 in
overtime. Bad weather had both teams struggling in the first half of the game. The last time the Yellow
Jackets have lost back to back games at Hubert O. Dabney Stadium was during the 2004 season. The
loss has virtually eliminated Leesburg from the 2012 FHSAA Playoffs barring a late season meltdown
by East Ridge and Orlando Maynard Evans.

Leesburg found itself in the hole 14-0 early in the first quarter of the game and had to play catchup
football the rest of the way. The Black Jackets defense gave up 49 points the most given up by
Leesburg since November 11, 2005, when Tim Tebow led St. Augustine Nease to a 63-20 win over the
Jackets. The defense is finally showing signs of the departure of Defensive Coordinator
Curt Bradley
this past offseason to Braden River High School.

For the second year in a row a Leesburg defender has had a pick 6 called back in a crucial district
game.
Senior OLB/P/RB Austin Walker picked off a pass early in the first quarter and returned it for a
score only to have clipping called on the return. On the very next play East Ridge picked off a Leesburg
pass regaining momentum in the contest.

East Ridge saw something in the Jackets Kickoff return team and elected to kick line drives all night.
The strategy worked as East Ridge recovered two of the kicks setting up easy scores for the Knights.
Leesburg got a spark from its special team also with senior Jeremy Jones blocking a punt for the
second week in a row for the Jackets. The Jackets went into halftime trailing 21-20.

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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
2012 Leesburg Yellow Jackets Football Archives, Clermont East Ridge vs. Leesburg football game action, September 21, 2012. Photo by Gerald Lacey, Freelance Photographer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club, Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida
2012 Leesburg Yellow Jackets Football Archives
Clermont East Ridge vs. Leesburg football game action, September 21, 2012.
(Photo by Gerald Lacey, Freelance Photographer)
Carver Heights Quarterback Club, Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida