LEESBURG

Jackets stopped by West Orange

Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:00 am | Updated: 12:11 pm, Mon Oct 14,
2013.

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No one can accuse Leesburg of scheduling a patsy for homecoming.

The Yellow Jackets welcomed Winter Garden West Orange to H.O. Dabney Stadium last
Friday and the Warriors provided Leesburg fans with plenty of homecoming fireworks en
route to handing the hosts a 41-14 defeat.

Winter Garden West Orange entered the game averaging nearly 50 points per game
and the Warriors’ high-powered offense was virtually unstoppable. The Warriors scored
on their first five possessions, moving the ball up and down the field with ease against
the smaller Yellow Jackets.

By halftime, the Warriors had built a 34-0 lead and turned the second half into a glorified
practice for both teams.

A Class 8A powerhouse from Orange County, the Warriors have been rejuvenated
under new head coach Bob Head, formerly the head coach at Orlando Olympia.

outhpaw quarterback Hayden Griffits directed the Warriors’ multifaceted attack like a
seasoned veteran. Winter Garden West Orange used its size advantage to beat
Leesburg to every edge and gap.

Leesburg managed to move the ball on occasion, but could not sustain enough drives
to give its defense a break. Quarterback Jabari Dunham was under siege for most of
the game, unable to get comfortable in the pocket due to the Warriors swarming
defense.

In fact, the senior quarterback was the Yellow Jackets primary offensive threat.

Dunham tried to get Leesburg started after the Yellow Jackets took the opening kickoff,
but the Warriors intercepted a pass and took the ball down the field, eventually moving
the ball inside the 10-yard line. The Warriors seemed destined to score, but a failed
fourth-down attempt gave Leesburg the ball in the proverbial shadow of its own goal.
LEESBURG

Jackets stopped by West Orange

Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:00 am | Updated: 12:11 pm, Mon Oct 14, 2013.

FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer frankjolley@dailycommercial.com | 0 comments

No one can accuse Leesburg of scheduling a patsy for homecoming.

The Yellow Jackets welcomed Winter Garden West Orange to H.O. Dabney Stadium last Friday
and the Warriors provided Leesburg fans with plenty of homecoming fireworks en route to
handing the hosts a 41-14 defeat.

Winter Garden West Orange entered the game averaging nearly 50 points per game and the
Warriors’ high-powered offense was virtually unstoppable. The Warriors scored on their first
five possessions, moving the ball up and down the field with ease against the smaller Yellow
Jackets.


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