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Jackets Seeking First Playoff Win Since 1992
Tonight

By Gerald Lacey
Staff Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
July 15, 2012

LEESBURG - Earning a spot in the FHSAA State Football Playoffs is no easy chore. Winning a game in
the playoffs in arguably the best high football state can be a very difficult task. The Jacket Nation has
had to endure almost 20 years without a victory in the state playoffs. Leesburg won the last of its playoff
game in 1992 when it was led by Yellow Jackets legend Oran Singleton over Land O' Lakes.

Leesburg goes into the 2012 FHSAA Regional Playoffs seeking the school's sixth State Championship
Game appearance. The Jackets haven't won a state football title since the 1934 season. The Jackets
made their last championship game appearance in 1969 when they lost to Tampa Blake at Tampa
Stadium.






























"They're one of the best-coached teams we've seen," Oviedo head coach Wes Allen said. "They're very
disciplined in everything they do. Offense, defense, special teams; they don't make any mistakes."

"This game is going to be a very very big challenge for us because Oviedo is well coached," Leesburg
Coach Randy Trivers said. "They have had success so I am certain that they are very confident at this
point going into the playoffs. They are very good athletes so it is going to be great challenge for us."

Third year head coach Randy Trivers hopes to end the 76 year State Championship drought in the near
future. Leesburg postseason hopes has come down to the last game of the season every since Trivers
arrival in 2010. This season it looked as though the Jackets season without a postseason berth for the
fifth season in a row after a early loss to Clermont East Ridge in overtime.

"It has been certainly a up and down year when comes to some of the highs we've had," Trivers said.
"Some of the big wins, some of the lows, some of the losses, but we've been the kind of football team
that's been able to just keep fighting."




























Lake Minneola pulled out a upset win over East Ridge allowing the Jackets to sneak into playoffs for the
first time since 2007. They were led that year by Denver Broncos LB Danny Trevathan winning the
District title and hosting the first playoff game since 1969. The Last time the Jackets advance past the
second round was in 1969 when they were led by Mike Napier (Memphis University), James Bull Mackey
(Philadelphia Eagles), Greg Williams (Southern University) and Greg Johnson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers,
Chicago Bears, Baltimore Colts and Philadelphia Eagles).

"We're really proud of our kids and our coaching staff that have worked so hard throughout the season
to get to this point to where we have the opportunity to now go into the postseason," Trivers said.

"There were points where it maybe looked a little bleak but our guys just kept on fighting kept on hanging
in there and this where we are now so we are excited about the opportunity."
























Leesburg was one of only three with a 8-2 record in the state Florida to miss the playoffs last season.
One play, an interception returned for a touchdown that was called back on a penalty, may have stood in
the way of Leesburg earning a playoff spot in 7A-4. Those spots went to Evans and Clermont East Ridge.

"We just weren't good enough to overcome that penalty," Leesburg coach Randy Trivers said about the
play in a 20-10 loss to Evans on Oct. 21, 2011. "Good teams are good enough to overcome those kinds
of things. If that play stood, it could have been a different outcome."

Trivers once again performed an outstanding coaching job after losing one of his top coordinators for
the second year in a row. He also had to deal with the losses of 2012 Dick Butkus High School Award
winner Noor Davis (Stanford University) and D'Mauri Jones (University of Miami, FL). The Jackets have a
6-4 record against Class 7A competition and are competing in the playoffs at the highest classification in
the programs history.

























Prior to that, Trivers spent two seasons as a running backs coach at Syracuse University.

A graduate of the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. and the University of Maryland, where he
earned a master's degree, Trivers was head coach at Northwest High School in Germantown, Md. from
1998 to 2006. The school's first head coach, Trivers built the Northwest program into a powerhouse,
leading the Jaguars to the state quarterfinals in his second season.

In 2004, Trivers guided Northwest to a 13-1 record and the Class 3A state championship. During his nine
seasons at Northwest, Trivers compiled a 73-27 record with three regional and five district
championships.

The Oviedo Lions (9-1, 4-0) have no shortage of momentum on the gridiron, barreling into the playoffs
on a seven game win streak as they near their showdown with Leesburg. Oviedo is the number 8th
ranked team in the Orlando Sentinel Varsity Super 16 poll. The Lions are the 10th ranked team in the
BHSN Top 20 HS Football Poll.

"Oviedo is a team that has had only one loss this year so they are a highly successful football team,"
Trivers said. "I think they are extremely well coached when you watch them play they are very very sound
and well coached."































Now staring down a playoff showdown against Leesburg, the Lions are hoping to hold some momentum.
Good news: Leesburg has a worse record at 6-4 overall. Bad news: All five of Leesburg's road games
have been wins.

After winning their fourth consecutive district championship, seventh in 11 seasons, the Oviedo Lions are
prepared for another crack at the state title.

"[Winning the district title] is good for our kids and good for our school. It's nice that our kids understand
our process now," Allen said.

The Lions' defense posted some of Central Florida's best numbers in 2012.






























Oviedo scored six defensive touchdowns, two each for A.J. Coney, Justin Spencer and Nick DeCantis.
The Lions also hounded opposing quarterbacks with 29 sacks, including 10 from Kyle Smith.

Linebacker Tyler Foto, who missed most of last season, returned to add 35 tackles in seven games. He
is currently playing on a torn ACL, sustained in the second week of the season.

"After missing last year, once this happened, I thought it was done," Foto said. "Being able to play is just
like a miracle, pretty much. I never thought I'd be able to again."

"Defensively they are very good and very sound," Trivers said. They are a odd front team,  they have a
mixture of man and zone coverage they have some outside linebackers that really come after you."




















Offensively, the Lions have pounded the football on the ground as often as any team in Central Florida.
Sophomore running back Jurell Green averaged more than seven yards per carry, finishing the season
with 1,336 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Quarterback Chris Davis Jr, a former wide receiver, added nine touchdowns on the ground. As a team,
the Lions averaged 227.8 yards per game rushing, as opposed to 104.7 yards through the air.

"They have a offense that features a very good quarterback, that's athletic, that can run. A running back
that is extremely impressive combines good strength speed, quickness and breaks tackles."

"Their offensive line is very big they have guys with good size there and they have a couple of receivers
that can do it so they are a balanced offense. They really don't have a place where you can say they are
weak up front or the receivers aren't very good they are very balanced.

Oviedo looks to amend for previous playoff failures and to advance past the first round for only the
second time since 2006.

"These guys are excited about going into the playoffs," Allen said. "One side of the ball has gotten better
every week, where in the past, sometimes we had peaked in the midpoint of the season or
three-quarters of the way through.

"This group of kids has worked really hard and has started to get better and better every time they go
out on the field."
Leesburg vs. Oviedo
John Courier Field, Oviedo Florida
7:30 P.M. Friday, November 16, 2012
FHSAA Class 7A Region 1 Quarterfinal
www.leesburgyellowjacketsfootball.com
Oviedo Head Coach Wes Allen
Oviedo finished with a 9-1 record for the second time in five seasons under head coach Wes
Allen. Overall, the Lions are 36-18 during Allen's tenure.
Randy Trivers is carried off the field by his Northwest High players at M&T Bank Stadium in
Baltimore after winning the Class 3A state title in December of 2004.
Photo by Isaac Babcock
Jurell Green has led the Lions on the ground this season with more than 100 yards rushing
per game.
Former Jackets standout Danny Trevathan now with the Denver Broncos led the Jackets to
their last playoff appearance in 2007. The Jackets ended a 15 year District Championship
drought in 2007.
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