Sunday, August 11, 2013

Leesburg Picked To Finish First In Class 6A-10 By BHSN, Aug 10 2013

2013 Leesburg High School Varsity Football Team Member QB Jabari Dunham (6-2, 205, senior)
Photo courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel.
2012 playoff teams Leesburg and Edgewater lead a wide open field in 6A, district 10

The Leesburg Yellow Jackets look to build upon last season's playoff
appearance.


By Jeff Radcliffe
Bright House Sports Network
Wednesday, August 07, 2013


ORLANDO --

Class 6A, District 10


Edgewater Eagles

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Leesburg Picked To Finish First In Class 6A-10 By BHSN, Aug 10 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yellowjackets Await Whistle At Lake City, Thursday, November 17, 1927

Leesburg Head Coach Frank Banning
Yellowjackets Await Whistle At Lake City


Sports Staff
The Leesburg Morning Commercial
November 17, 1927

LAKE CITY - Leaving yesterday at 4 o'clock, Leesburg Yellowjackets, journeyed in one of the school buses for Lake City to participate in one of the crucial game of the year when they meet the strong high school team there at 3:30 o'clock. 

The local team has come through a stiff schedule without defeat and is making a strong bid for state championship honors. With Sanford as the final game of the season on Thanksgiving day, the Stingers have only to win today's and next week's game to have the right to challenge other teams prominent in high school football circles. Today's game will be the greatest test that the 'Jackets have had to meet since the well earned win over the strong Plant City team.

Banning will put his men through a light workout this morning and loosen all cramped muscles and incidentally accustom his men to the playing field.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jack Wilson: 2003 Leesburg High School Football Archives, May 9, 2013


By Gerald Lacey
Staff Writer 
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
May 9, 2013

LEESBURG - Jack Wilson was the radio play by play man for 40 years at Leesburg High School. this photo was taken during the Leesburg-Groveland South Lake game on September 19, 2003.

Photo by Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel

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Lee Bennett: Leesburg vs. Ocala Lake Weir, November 2, 2012



By Gerald Lacey
Staff Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
November 2, 2012

Leesburg's #15 Lee Bennett tries to avoid Lake Weir's #28 Jervan Etienne and #34 Riley King during the Jackets 31-14 win over the Hurricanes. 

Photo by Ashley Beyer, Freelance Photographer





Monday, May 6, 2013

Jackets In College: Jimmy Oxford, University of Florida


Jimmy Oxford Writes From University, October 11, 1935

 
Jackets In College: Jimmy Oxford, University of Florida

By Sports Staff
Daily Commercial
October 11, 1935

Jimmy Oxford in an interesting letter to Mr. Lonnie Lee tells about his interesting experiences as a freshman candidate for football at the university. He was one of 130 to answer the first call which however was decreased to about a 100 after a few days. There were 17 candidates for center, one of whom was Jimmy. He states that Davis of Plant City was giving him the stiffest competition for a permanent berth as a freshman center.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dunham Looking To Make A Immediate Impact At Leesburg, May 1, 2013

Senior Quarterback Jabari Dunham will shed the Blue and Gold this spring. Dunham has transferred to Leesburg from Eustis and will be the starting QB for the Black and Orange this spring. Photo by Mark Sims.
By Gerald Lacey
Staff Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
May 1, 2013

LEESBURG - The Fightin' Jackets of Leesburg High School started their 2013 Spring Football season this afternoon. The Jackets are coming off a 6-5 (2-2) season, which included a first round playoff lost to Oviedo. The FHSAA allows its member schools 20 practice sessions and one exhibition football game annually.

Head Coach Randy Trivers will have his hands full this spring with the offensive and defensive lines being hit hard by graduation. Trivers record is 20-10 since arriving at Leesburg in 2010. The Yellow Jackets end their spring with a game against Umatilla at Leesburg Memorial Field at Hubert O. Dabney Stadium on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7 p.m.


One newcomer who is expected to make a big splash is Eustis Transfer Jabari Dunham (6-2, 190). The senior is listed as a Honorable Mention selection for the Orlando Sentinel 2014 Super 60. Dunham will be the second quarterback to take over the reins on offense under Trivers. Dunham had over 2,000 yards of total offense as a junior last season for the Panthers. He is a dual threat and should thrive under Trivers 1,000 play offense.

Dunham's has two years experience as a varsity starter under his belt and will have to work with an inexperienced offensive line. Trivers has shown in the past that he can make adjustments on the fly and this should be a very interesting spring at Leesburg High School.