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STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 1928, 1929, 1934
STATE RUNNERUP 1927, 1969
UNDEFEATED SEASONS 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934
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A Brief History of LHS Football, Page 2
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Leesburg Yellow Jackets Football Archives, Head Coach Frank Banning, Carver Heights Quarterback Club, Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida
A Brief History of LHS Football

By Beverly Barcus Ohnstad
Class of '67
August 31, 2007
Updated: Friday, April, 8, 2016, 8:40 p.m.

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In 1951 Memorial field, where our games are now held, was built to honor the veterans of WWII. The
1953 team had an impressive 10-1 record winning the Orange Belt Conference, Elks Bowl and Lake
County Championship.

Meanwhile the Lake County Training Center, built in 1922, and Carver Heights, built in 1954, were for
the African Americans who lived in Leesburg before integration. Both schools had football teams
named the Trojans. The Carver Heights team played their home games in the Venetian Gardens
ballpark on Thursday nights. The Trojans were conference champions several years including a
1956-1958 winning streak.......
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