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The '69 Jackets Were A Well Conditioned Team, Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg, Florida 34748, Gerald Lacey, Staff Writer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club
The '69 Jackets Were A Well Conditioned Team, Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg, Florida 34748, Gerald Lacey, Staff Writer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club
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The '69 Jackets Were A Well Conditioned Team, Leesburg High School, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg, Florida 34748, Gerald Lacey, Staff Writer, Carver Heights Quarterback Club
The '69 Jackets Were A Well Conditioned Team

By Gerald Lacey
Senior Sports Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
August 1, 2013

LEESBURG - The Jackets in 1969 had a very small roster compared to high football teams these
days. The Jackets were a tiny team-not in heft but number. Only 28 boys suited up each game
and two of those, did nothing but kick.

Most everybody, from quarterback Mike Napier to tailback-linebacker
Sam Rixie, did double duty
on offense and defense. They were a well conditioned team,  it was common in those days not to
give players water during practice sessions in the Florida heat.  Now high school football rules
require mandatory water breaks during practices and games.

The defensive unit coached by
Hubert O. Dabney rarely showed fatigue during their march to the  
1969 Class A State Championship game. That team produced two NFL players
Greg Johnson
and
James "Bull" Mackey.

Gerald Lacey is a senior sports writer covering Leesburg High School Sports for the Carver
Heights Quarterback Club. You can reach him at:
geraldlacey@leesburgyellowjacketsfootball.com