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A Brief History of LHS Football, Page 3, Sunday, August 31, 2007
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1956 Carver Heights Trojans Football Archives
1956 Carver Heights Team
Reading from left to right, front row - James Gavins, Curtis Riche, Melvin Haynes, Ovit Pursley,
Bobby Merrit, Donald Bisbee, Richard Kelly, Ira Chandler, James Jackson.
Second Row - Robert Kent, Manager, John Gavins, Samuel Allen, Jessie Kent, Chester Charles,
James Johnson, Leroy Mitchum, Gold Manor, Brunzy Hardrick, Willie Bisbee, Arthur Gardner,
Theodore Wright, Willie Hannah, Asst. Manager.
Third Row - Steve Patterson, Johnny Sneed, Emery Hamilton, Alexander Lesane, Walter Wiggens,
Melvin Hawkins, Cornell Lowery (Co-Capt.) Charlie Mae Green (Trojans Sweetheart), Lewis Moat
(Co-Capt). George Stephens, Andrew Green, Edward Haynes, Booker Morrell, Clarence Robinson,
John Mosely. The coaching staff is composed of Hubert Dabney, Head Coach, and assistants are L.
J. Berry, Rudolph Rolle, and John Sweetwine. - (Photo by Bob Teese)
Carver Heights Quarterback Club, Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida
Leesburg High School Yellow Jackets Football Archives
1956 Carver Heights Trojans Football Archives, 1956 Carver Heights Team, Reading from left to right, front row - James Gavins, Curtis Riche, Melvin Haynes, Ovit Pursley, Bobby Merrit, Donald Bisbee, Richard Kelly, Ira Chandler, James Jackson. Second Row - Robert Kent, Manager, John Gavins, Samuel Allen, Jessie Kent, Chester Charles, James Johnson, Leroy Mitchum, Gold Manor, Brunzy Hardrick, Willie Bisbee, Arthur Gardner, Theodore Wright, Willie Hannah, Asst. Manager. Third Row - Steve Patterson, Johnny Sneed, Emery Hamilton, Alexander Lesane, Walter Wiggens, Melvin Hawkins, Cornell Lowery (Co-Capt.) Charlie Mae Green (Trojans Sweetheart), Lewis Moat (Co-Capt). George Stephens, Andrew Green, Edward Haynes, Booker Morrell, Clarence Robinson, John Mosely. The coaching staff is composed of Hubert Dabney, Head Coach, and assistants are L. J. Berry, Rudolph Rolle, and John Sweetwine. - (Photo by Bob Teese) 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: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 1:10 p.m.

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At Leesburg High School the sixties decade had several winning season. In the fall of 1968 Carver
Heights High School integrated with Leesburg High. Carver's football coach Hubert Dabney joined the
coaching staff of LHS, which included Wilbur Lofton, Earl Burt, Fred McDaniel, Buddy Lowe and Max
Wettstein. The football field is named for Hubert Dabney and the track for Fred McDaniel. The following
year, in 1969, the LHS Yellow Jackets were the state champion runners up.

LHS football in the 1970's had its ups and downs, '72, '73, '74, and '77 produced strong competitive
teams with the 1974 team under Max Wettstein, closing the season with a 10-1 record. In the 80's the
Jackets struggled with only 2 winning seasons in '83 and '88. The following decade started strong and
in 1992 Ed Hoffman's 10-1 team won the Regional Championship....
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