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George Miller Stars For His Home Folks With
A 97-Yard Run
By Sports Staff
The Leesburg Commercial
Friday, November 30, 1934
Leesburg fans who went out to the Rollins-Erskine game Wednesday night to lend moral support to
their own favorite, George Miller, Rollins star, found themselves on their hind legs yelling their heads
off. Not the least embarrassed at playing before his home folks, Miller pulled off the most spectacular
stunt it is possible to perform on the gridiron a 97-yard run and touchdown.
The Jacksonville Times-Union sent its sports editor, the noted Sam Butz, to write up the game and
her is his general introductions: Listen to Butz:
Leesburg's own George Miller came back home tonight as a member of the Rollins varsity football
team and starred while his team carved out a handsome 27 to 13 victory over Erskine of Due West,
S.C. A crowd of around 2500 fans turned out to do Miller and his mates honor. The game was staged
in Leesburg 's beautiful high school plant.
Miller reserved his greatest feat until the third quarter when with the pace lagging somewhat, Coach
McDowall sent the little halfback into the game. He put some life into it, all right. Rollins had been
up in its own territory during most of the quarter. Then Miller caught a punt on his own three-yard line
making most of the way by himself, in a masterful 97-yard sprint for a touchdown.
Seemingly downed on several occasions, Miller defied all laws of gravitation and balance by keeping
feet and breaking in to the clear to dash the last 40 yards all by himself. Howe did the most effective
blocking, taking out an Erskine man who stood all by himself between the goal and Miller's perfect
The third Tar touchdown also was inscribed on the records by Miller. It came late in the third quarter
the Leesburg star had accepted a "shovel: pass from Chankales and ran 14 yards across the goal.
Miller made several other neat advances, once getting away for 40 yards from scrimmage before he
tripped and fell. He also blocked well for the other backs.
However, Miller wasn't the whole show. Rollins, made up completely of "amateurs." now looked as
as id did in the season's opener with Florida when several lads who since have been ruled ineligible
in the lineup. And Erskine, while out manned and outweighed, put up a great scrap.