Monday, February 28, 2011

Leesburg Yellow Jackets Peppers punts his way into Towson scholarship


LEESBURG
FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer
frankjolley@dailycommercial.com
R.J. Peppers figured he would be playing football at a Division-III school next year.
Once Leesburg coach Randy Trivers started getting the word out about his talented punter, however, Peppers' stock began to rise.
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1982 LEESBURG YELLOW JACKETS FOOTBALL VARSITY STATS



1982 STATS

OVERALL 2-8; CLASS 3A DISTRICT 8, 1-4

POINTS SCORED
FOR, 132; AGAINST 238

TEAM TOTALS - OFFENSE
RUSHING: 1679 YARDS
PASSING: 748
PASSES: 44 OF 129, 5 TDS, 18 INTS

INDIVIDUAL TOTALS - OFFENSE
RUSHING
JOHN TALLY: 146 FOR 965, 6 TDs
DARRION KING: 98 FOR 598, 4 TDs
BERT BOLIEK: 15 FOR 113

RECEIVING
DARRELL MIDDLETON: 8 FOR 213, 1 TD
SCOTT ENGLE: 6 FOR 186, 1 TD
ROBERT ROBBINS: 15 FOR 167, 2 TDs
DAYNE WILLIAMS: 3 FOR 50, 1 TD

PASSING
JOE VIOLA 17 OF 80, 425 YARDS, 4 TDs, 8 INTs
WALTER LUNN 25 FOR 48, 339 YARDS 4 INTs

INDIVIDUAL TOTALS - DEFENSE TACKLES (ASSISTS)
JOHN DICKERSON: 17 (35)
DARRION KING: 13 (28)

INTERCEPTIONS
DARRELL MIDDLETON: 4
JOE GRIGGS: 4

RESOURCES
DAILY COMMERCIAL

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1970 DAILY COMMERCIAL ALL AREA LEESBURG YELLOW JACKETS



FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
HOVIE GUTHRIE, CB
KENNY HICKS, DE
LYNN GILBERT, MG
STEVE EZELL, S
GENE ELTON, KS

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
TIM WESLEY, E
GREG JOHNSON, T

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
JEROME KERRISON, E
ANDY CARLTON, RB
DALE McCLELLAND, C

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
SKELLIE MORRIS, LB
TOMMY TYAN, LB
CARL CHATMAN, S




1987 DAILY COMMERCIAL ALL AREA LEESBURG YELLOW JACKETS

H.O. DABNEY STADIUM HOME OF THE LEESBURG YELLOW JACKETS

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE 
OL JOE CORNEILIUS 6-1 270 SR
OL GLENN BURLEY 6-2 240 SR
PK RICK RAUSCH 5-10 165 JR

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE 
RB UNDRA MITCHEM 5-11 160 SOPH.
WR JOHN McGLOHORN 6-1 185 SR


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FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
LB MIKE WOOD 6-2 210 SR

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DB HUGH BROWN 5-11 170 JR

HONORABLE MENTION
JEFF MEEKS
DAVID FISCHER

RESOURCES
DAILY COMMERCIAL

GERALD LACEY
STAFF WRITER
CARVER HEIGHTS QUARTERBACK CLUB
www.leesburgyellowjacketsbasketball.com




Thursday, February 17, 2011

1987 LEESBURG YELLOW JACKETS FOOTBALL TEAM ROSTER

H.O. DABNEY STADIUM HOME OF THE LEESBURG YELLOW JACKETS



1987 LEESBURG YELLOW JACKETS VARSITY FOOTBALL ROSTER

7  BRIAN HARRIS, HB-CB, SR
10  DAVID FISCHER, QB, SR
11  JOHN McGLOHORN, WR, SR
12  GREG ENGLE, QB, SO
20  TODD BATES, RB, SR
22  HUGH BROWN, HB-DB
23  BARRY GOODEN, WR, JR
25  ERIC ROBINSON, DE, JR
26  RAY PATE, WR, JR
32  UNDRA MITCHEM, HB, SO
40  WILLIE DICKENS, HB, SO
44  DeWAYNE CALLAHAN, DE, SO
46  MATT GORBY, RB-CB, JR
50  SCOTT HOLLOWAY, OG, SR
51  BRYAN HUFF, OG-C, JR
52  MIKE HORAN, DT-DE, SR
53  GLENN BURLEY, C, SR
54  CHAD WATKINS, LB, JR
62  TERRY ROLLE, OT, JR
63  JEFF MEEKS, LB, SR
64  BRAD DUNN, OG-LB, SR
65  ROBERT RUSS, OG, JR
67  JOE CORNELIUS, OG-LB, SR
70  KEVIN LEADBETTER, TE, SO
71  DARRELL THOMAS, DE, JR
72  TERRY CLAYTON, DT, JR
73  MARCUS SHELTON, DT, SR
74  JAY CONNELL, OT, SR
76  RYAN TAYLOR, OT, SO
77  CHRIS SOPOTNIK, DT, JR
80  LEE HANKS, RB, SO
81  DALE DELESLIN, WR-CB, JR
82  JEFF KEENE, S-P, JR
83  MIKE MAGEE, DE, SR
84  RICK RAUSCH, TE-PK, JR
85  ROBERT COSGROVE, TE, JR
86 MIKE WOOD, LB, SR
      BRADY SELLARS, LB, SR
      RICKY ADAMS, OG-OT, JR
      JERRY HANRICK, DB, SR
      TOMMY WILLIS, S, JR

RESOURCES
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Former Jackets Standout Dayne Williams finished off the season on high note, January 5, 1988




ON THE PREPS

David Kaminski 
Daily Commercial
January 5, 1988
Two of the area's best success stories of the year Wildwood's John Brantley and Fruitland Park's Dayne Williams-finished off the football season on a high note.

Brantley played the last game of his career for Georgia in the Liberty Bowl, guiding the Bulldogs to a win over Arkansas. Brantley had nine total tackles in the game, with five being solo tackles. The senior linebacker also broke up a pass.

 
On the season, Brantley led the Bulldogs with 154 total tackles-78 solos and 76 assists. The 6-2, 225 pounder will be one of the East's linebackers in the Hula Bowl in Honolulu on Jan. 16.

Williams, a junior at Florida State, scored on a 4-yard touchdown run in the Seminoles 31-28 win over Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl. The win lifted FSU to a No. 2 national ranking.

Williams scored on his now famous 34-wham play in the second quarter, tying the game at 14-14. In the fourth quarter however, the 34 wham failed for only the second time this year. Williams was flipped over while trying to score on the left side.
  

The touchdown gave the 6-1, 232 pounder his 16th score of the year. That put Williams in  second in the FSU record books for most touchdowns rushing in a year. Taliback Greg Allen holds the record with 20 rushing TDs in the 1982 season. Williams is also second on the career rushing TD list at Florida State. Williams total of 21 puts him one ahead of Mark Lyles (1976-1979). Onxce again, Allen leads that category with 44 rushing TDs spanning 1981-84. Williams has one more year left needing 23 touchdowns to tie the record Williams 21, was seen in Leesburg on Monday, sporting his new Fiesta Bowl watch, of course.
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David Kaminski 
Daily Commercial
January 5, 1988

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LHS's Connell ready to sign full scholarship April 2, 1988



Jay Connell, a standout lineman for the Leesburg Yellow Jackets, said he will sign a full football scholarship today to attend New Mexico Highlands University.

The Cowboys a NAIA Division I School were ranked 15th in the nation this year after a 9-2 record.

Connell, 18, is a 6-foot-2, 240 pounder who has played guard for Leesburg for three years. Last year the Jackets finished the year 1-9.


"It will be a change for me. I haven't won many games in high School," Connell said. "It will be good to win."

Highlands recruiter Don Widmann, a Fruitland Park resident, said the cowboys will probably use Connell at strong guard.

"We're a passing team," Widmann said. "We want some big lineman to get those big animals off our quarterback."

At quarterback, the cowboys have Brian Ainsworth. The pass happy player made the NAIA Kodak All-American team at quarterback. Highlands is coached by Pat Darbro.

"They offered me a full scholarship," Connell said. "I couldn't pass it up."

Connell said he had begun to worry about getting a scholarship. Two of his lineman teammates - Joe Cornelius and Glenn Burley-had already signed with Liberty University in Virginia.

"I was beginning to wonder," Connell said. "I had a lot of schools interested in me, but nobody was giving me anything. The smaller schools couldn't give me financial aid."

The Scholarship with Highlands happened kind of suddenly.

"They wanted me to send them a film and said they let me know," Connell said. "A week later they called back."

The paperwork for the Scholarship came in the mail Friday-needing only Connell's signature.

New Mexico Highlands is located in Las Vegas, N.M., which is about the size of Leesburg, according to Widmann. The Cowboys are in the Rocky Mountain Conference, and the school has an enrollment of about 4,000. The four-year school attracts a lot of transfer students from California Junior College system.

Connell was on the All-Area football team as a junior and was one of the area's top offensive lineman.

Resources
Daily Commercial
April 2, 1988

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Former Leesburg Yellow Jackets Standout Dontra Matthews Highlight Tape

Monday, February 14, 2011

Leesburg Yellow Jackets Football 1984 The Leesburg Commercial ALL-AREA players



1984 LEESBURG YELLOW JACKETS FOOTBALL

1984 The Leesburg Commercial ALL-AREA players

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
WR KEVIN BROWN 5-10 160 SR

TE DRO ORMROD 6-3 200 SR

OL CLINT BURGESS 5-11 200 SR

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DB SAMMIE SIMMONS

P DEWAYNE CORNELIUS

HONORABLE MENTION
JON CANNON
JIMMY SHARP
TODD BOLLING
STEVE MADDEN

RESOURCES
THE LEESBURG COMMERCIAL

1980 Leesburg Yellow Jackets Football Daily Commercial All Area players


1980 LEESBURG YELLOW JACKETS

1980 DAILY COMMERCIAL ALL-AREA

1ST TEAM DEFENSE
LB ALAN BAKER

2ND TEAM OFFENSE
OL RICKY TUCKER

2ND TEAM DEFENSE
DL BILLY CARR
DL NEHMIAH WOLFE
DB TERRY MIDDLETON

HONORABLE MENTION
MIKE KELLY
TONY AMADEO
JOHN TALLEY

Saturday, February 12, 2011

JACKETS JOE CORNEILUS NAMED ALL-STATE 12-19-1987






PREP FOOTBALL

December 12, 1987

Leesburg High senior offensive guard Joe Corneilus was named Friday to the second team of the Class 4A all-state high school football squad.

10 JACKETS MAKE 1987 ALL-OBC TEAM


1987 ALL ORANGE BELT CONFERENCE TEAM

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
OL      JOE CORNEILUS     6-1      270      SR
C        GLENN BURLEY      6-2      240      SR
LB      MIKE WOOD           6-2       210      SR
PK      RICK RAUSCH        5-10     165      JR

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
OL      JAY CONNELL       6-2       240      SR
DB     HUGH BROWN        5-11     170      JR

SECOND DEFENSE
OL     JAY CONNELL        6-2       240      SR
DB     HUGH BROWN        5-11     170      JR

HONORABLE MENTION
LB      JEFF MEEKS SR
QB     DAVID FISCHER SR
RB     UNDRA MITCHEM SO

Jim Skuthan named to team Feb. 4, 1981

Former Leesburg High Standout Jim Skuthan at Auburn University
Jim Skuthan, one of Auburn's most consistent offensive lineman for the past three seasons, has been named to the ALL-SEC academic football team.

A graduate of Leesburg High School, Skuthan averaged a 3.54 out of possible 4.0 as a graduate student in Political Science. The hardworking guard was instrumental in opening many holes that allowed three Auburn runners to gain more than 1,000 yards the past two seasons.

Skuthan joins five other Tigers that were named to the team. It was the second year in a row that Auburn has led the conference in all-academic performers.

We are extremely proud of these young men," said Auburn Athletic director Lee Hayley.  "They epitomize what a scholar-athlete is all about. They are good football players and are true scholars. They are a credit to their families and to Auburn."

Resources

MC’s Shepherd earns MWC Performer of the Week honor



Dan Nolan
10/2/2007
MONMOUTH, Ill. Monmouth College freshman Matt Shepherd (Leesburg, Fla./Leesburg) scored two touchdowns in the Fighting Scots’ 41-19 win Saturday over Lake Forest College and was rewarded for his efforts with the Midwest Conference Special Teams Performer of the Week honor. 
Shepherd returned the second half kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown and helped the Scots turn a tight game into a blowout win over the Foresters.

He also returned three punts and his 190 total kick return yards is second on Monmouth’s all-time list. The sure-handed freshman also grabbed two passes for 78 yards and a touchdown.

Resources
Dan Nolan
http://www.monm.edu/
10/2/2007

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Leesburg's Shepherd sets record, earns Performer of the Week honor 11-09-2009

 
Dan Nolan
11-09-2009
MONMOUTH, Ill. — Wide receiver Matt Shepherd (Leesburg, Fla./Leesburg) exploded for three touchdowns in the Fighting Scots’ final regular season game and earned the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week honor.

Shepherd scored three times as the Scots pulled away for a 42-0 win over Knox in the 121st meeting between the two teams. The junior caught a game-high 14 passes for 141 yards, averaging over 10 yards per catch. His 948 receiving yards this season broke the previous high-water mark of 911 set by Evan Haffner in 2004.

For the second consecutive year, the Fighting Scots completed a 10-0 regular season, while winning their third Midwest Conference title since 2005. They will be making their second straight appearance in the NCAA Division III playoffs on Sat., Nov. 21.

Resources
Dan Nolan
http://www.monm.edu/athletics/varsity/football

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

1969 LEESBURG YELLOW JACKETS FOOTBALL TEAM B #30 JAMES HULSH



 
 
1969 LEESBURG YELLOW JACKETS FOOTBALL TEAM #B JAMES HULSH, 1969 CLASS A STATE FOOTBALL FINALIST, 2 YEAR LETTERMAN
 
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1969 LEESBURG YELLOW JACKETS FOOTBALL TEAM QB #21 HOVIE GUTHRIE

 1969 LEESBURG YELLOW JACKETS FOOTBALL TEAM #B 21 HOVIE GUTHRIE, 1969 CLASS A STATE FOOTBALL FINALIST

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