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Leesburg Yellow Jackets Will Take On Winter Haven Tonight
Season's First Win Sought By Local Gridders
The Daily Commercial
Friday, October 24, 1958
Leesburg's Yellow Jackets will take to the road this afternoon to meet the Winter Haven
gridders there tonight.
In quest of their first win of the season, the local players hope to outscore Winter Haven
Leesburg lost to DeLand, 16 to 6; to Apopka, 7 to 0; to Wildwood, 12 to 0; to Lakeview,
27 to 6; and to
Ocala, 36 to 6.
There is nothing wrong with the Yellow Jackets that a win or two wouldn't help. And there
is nothing wrong
with the brand of ball that the Yellow Jacket eleven is playing.
Winless at the halfway mark in a really tough ten game schedule the Yellow Jackets
have no cause to be
disgraced or ashamed of their record thus far. This is a year of rebuilding at Leesburg
High and any
eleven lacking the wisdom and experience of age is bound to lose particularly when the
rated better than they are and outclassing them by two or more touchdown.
In an appraisal of the athletic picture with respect to Leesburg High or any other group a
full view of the
big picture must be taken. Of primary consideration should be the school enrollment.
class this year has some 120 students with an estimated 160 students in the junior class
and another 180
students enrolled as sophomores and so the picture is reflected on down into the
seventh, eight, and
With this new look you can realize that the bulk of the potential for any outstanding team
is still in the
lower grades and two or more years away from Yellow Jacket teams we knew of
Of primary consideration also is the makeup of the current Yellow Jacket squad. An
turnout that numbered over fifty has been cut by injuries, failures, etc. to a squad that is
to forty. Of this number only six of them are seniors. The remainder are primarily
sophomores with a
sprinkling of juniors. Now throw these fourteen and fifteen year old sophomores with
against seventeen and eighteen year old experienced letterman across the line of
scrimmage and you get
a good idea of why the Jackets have been the best team on the field for three quarters
until they run out
Give these youngsters a year or two of valuable experience, though, and they will be
able to hod their
own against jut the type of competition that outclasses them this year.
You know in this grand field of sports there is nothing in the world to take the place of
experience and you
see it time again whether it be in the World Series, on the college football scene or in
ranks of football. Experience always has been and still is the best teacher.
Rounding out the picture at Leesburg High is the coaching staff and there is no cause
for this school to
be taking a back seat in this department, either. Form Athletic Director Earl Burt to Head
Brewer and his varsity assistant Line Coach Buddy Lowe along with JV Coaches Fred
newcomer Charlie Robinson Leesburg High has a dedicated staff who work long and
hard at their jobs to
turn out the good brand of ball the Yellow Jackets are playing. Even the junior high
program with Coaches
Blake and Prince is blessed with mentors in love with the game and devoted to the task
of guiding the
Each and every member of the coaching staff comes well qualified in their profession
background an d the hard knocks of the college gridiron behind them.
So you see there is nothing wrong with the Leesburg Yellow Jackets that a win or two
wouldn't help and
there is nothing wrong with the brand of ball that the Yellow Jacket eleven is playing that
whole hearted support of each and everyone of us couldn't help. So be a booster
instead of a booter and
give a boost instead of a boot.