Wednesday, March 23, 2011

1996 Leesburg Yellow Jackets Varsity Roster

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

1996 LEESBURG HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY FOOTBALL ROSTER

23 DERRALD TUCKER

33 GROVER GADDY

25 TERRANCE SAGER

22 TOMMY JONES

20 BISHON ROBERTS

2  KY LITTLES

51 DEL JEFFERSON

40 BRYAN SHEEHAM

11 DUSTIN CORKHILL

31 KEITH FARLING

32 ANTHONY WALKER

24 B.J. LYNUM

44 JIM JUNECKO

26 CLARK SAYLOR

50 DANIEL VINCENT

74 DANNY WATSON

63 NESTOR ALVARADO

75 REDDICK WILLIAMS

88 PAUL NESBITT

87 APOLLO STINSON

76 CHRIS MANTOR

67 BROOKS LOGAN

12 SHAUN CUNNINGHAM

77 BRYAN STEPHENSON

72 JOHN RUSS

78 MIKE PALMER

52 JUSTIN ALLEN

84 JACOB THOMPSON

61 RANDY LANDIS

68 JEREMY GOGGIN

73 BRANDON McCOMB

COACH WILLIAMS

COACH HOFFMAN

COACH McNISH

COACH KAISER

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Jackets - - Both Teams Explode in 2nd Half, Sunday, September 14, 1969




1969 Leesburg Yellow Jackets Football Archives, Coach Wilbur Lofton gave some advice to his quarterback Mike Napier during a timeout in last night's Orange and Black Game. Napier apparently took the advice to heart as he led the Orange to a high scoring victory. Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida

MIKE FOWLER
Commercial Sports Editor

The Daily Commercial
Sunday, September 14, 1969


A warning to Leesburg Yellow Jacket fans: leave early. Forget about traffic. Forget about the crowds in the exit. Forget about catching the last half of some other game on TV. Forget about anything but watching the Jackets until the clock runs out.

For if last night's Orange & Black intra-squad game is any indication, things will happen late that would scare any self respecting witch.

Here's why.

The first half was - well,
Coach Wilbur Lofton had the wraps on his team. "We don't want any injuries," he said, and though Sam Rixie dashed 70 yards to a TD on the first play of the game to start everything off excitingly, the first half was played with that warning very much in mind. At halftime Rixie's run, a two point conversion, a white touchdown and a safety were the scoreboard totals.





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"Well, after halftime we opened up a a bit," said Lofton.

And how.

Quarterback Mike Napier threw touchdown passes, end Greg Williams caught touchdown passes, Mike Chatman ran for two touchdowns at the Varsity Orange offense opened up. And for the Junior Varsity white offense, Tim Wesley caught two touchdown passes from Ken Nappi and Steve Ezell caught one from Jeff Hancock, and the only possible injury was to the scoreboard operator's nerves, trying to keep up with it all.

Final score was 52-30 in favor of the Orange.


1969 Leesburg Yellow Jackets Football Archives, 1969 Jackets Supporter Shelfer Ford Tractor Co, Leesburg, Florida, Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida
 It pleased the crowd, and it pleased Lofton and to make it a pleasing day all around the size of the crowd pleased the Dad's Club, sponsors of the game, by being maybe the largest ever to show up for an Orange and Black game.

Afterwards, Lofton summed up, a checklist of pleasing points:

"Mike (Napier) threw well, Chatman and Rixie both ran well - we were working on our running game, concentrating on it in the first half. And I'd say we still have a good way to go with it, still have a long way to go." "but all the slotbacks ran well, passed well, caught well. I'd say
Tommy Ryan, a slotback, had the best day he's had with us. The offensive line did a good job. I'd say I was pleased."

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Commercial Sports Editor
September 14, 1969

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Jackets Face Each Other Friday Night, Thursday, September 11, 1969




Sports Staff
Daily Commercial
Thursday September 11, 1969

If predictions and forecasts and previews and practices are correct, Leesburg High's Yellow Jackets face some of the toughest competition Friday night that they'll face all year-themselves.

It's the Orange & Black Game, staged by the Dad's Club, in which Varsity Jackets are combined
with the Junior Varsity Jackets into two teams for a gladiator-display at Memorial Field.

Game time is 7:30 and tickets are one dollar for adults, fifty cents for students. All proceeds go to the Dad's Club to finance the various projects they sponsor for the team.





It should be an offensive duel extraordinaire with at least three fine quarterbacks looking for place to play Mike Napier, varsity backup Andy Carlton and Jayvee's Kenny Nappi.

Look also in the first appearance of the Yellow Jackets at home, for ends
Greg Williams and Sherrill Lackey and Ricky Bosanquet of the JV.

The Junior Jackets include several boys who played on the fine Leesburg Junior High team last year, when it posted a 6-1 record.

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September 11, 1969

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Jackets Impressive In Eustis Jamboree, Sunday, September 7, 1969




GREG WILLIAMS trots off the field after taking a touchdown pass from Leesburg quarterback Mike Napier on the first play against Groveland in the second quarter of last night's Jamboree.


Mike Fowler
Commercial Sports Editor
September 7, 1969


If the rest of the season follows the pattern of the first two offensive plays, then Leesburg High's Yellow Jackets could end up in the Super bowl against the Jets. If the rest of the season follows the pattern of the two quarters Leesburg played last night in the Jamboree at Eustis, then Yellow Jacket fans will see some of the best Class A football possible - a smooth, potent, often devastating offense, a rock-hard defense, a team murder against weaker opponents and sturdy against tough ones.

That was the pattern of the night, a night which left
coach Wilbur Lofton jovial and pleased and Jacket fans in the Eustis bleachers talking excitedly.


The Jackets made their first at the ball a memorable one in the opening minutes of the second quarter, in which they faced Groveland, With the ball at it's own forty. quarterback Mike Napier faded back, threw long to Greg Williams, hooking to the right, and laid the ball in his hands,Williams, dodging one tackler, hit the goal line untouched, and the first ten seconds of the 1969 season had produced the first six points - and the first bit of glory for the Napier-Williams passing combination which is already an area legend.

Then only a couple of minutes later - minutes in which the defense held Groveland to no gain in three tries - Tony Hart dropped back, to receive a punt, took it once at his 25, found a fifty-yard return nullified by a penalty, took the second kick at the 32 and skipped through Grovelanders 68 yards for the Jackets second touchdown.

That left Jacket fans yelling, the stands buzzing, Groveland stunned. The first quarter produced nothing else but more things for the Jackets to smile about. The defense stopped Groveland's runners dead in the middle and around the ends, the swarming pass defense let virtually no Groveland receiver into the clear.

Napier left midway through the quarter without completing another pass, but the three he missed were smooth near-misses, no cause for shame in the first game of the season. His replacement,
sophomore Andy Carlton, completed two passes, a 65-yarder to Sherrill Lackey and a twenty-five yarder to Sam Rixie, who struggled through a swarm of Grovelanders for the Jackets third touchdown.

Meanwhile Jacket runners Rixie and
Mike Chatman were grinding out steady yardage to give Coach Lofton his most pleasant surprise of the evening. "I was afraid we wouldn't have a ground games at all, 'he said. "We do."  Final score for the quarter Leesburg 18, Groveland 0.


The third quarter was tougher, possibly more satisfying. The rival was Eustis, the Jackets grudge rival, last year's Area Champ, and this year's version of the Panthers is the same Eustis junior varsity that went undefeated and unscored-upon last year.

People were wondering if the Napier-Williams passing team could be the first to score on these Panthers. The answer they got was yes - it came late in the quarter, after nine minutes of virtual standstill football, Napier hit Lackey, ran 23 yards himself, and after a penalty, found the ball on the Jacket 30.

He hit Williams at the 50. Next, boxed in trying to pass he struggled to the Panthers 42. Two passes to Williams fell short. Only 1:33 remained on the clock when he hit Williams for a first down at the thirty, Lackey for another at the ten, and finally Williams, who took the ball at the five and danced through Panthers for the score.

Leesburg 6, Eustis 0, and time ran out with Eustis doggedly but far too slowly moving into Leesburg territory.

In the first quarter Eustis, plagued by slippery fingers, fumbled three times, losing two, to spoil a good performance by back Rick Day, and tied Umatilla scoreless. Umatilla end a bad night by losing the last quarter to Groveland, when Otis Evans, a bull of a fullback, plunged over from one yard out then kicked the extra point for Groveland's 7-o victory.


RESOURCES
Mike Fowler
Commercial Sports Editor
 

DAILY COMMERCIAL 
September 7, 1969




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Jackets on Display In Jamboree Friday, September 3, 1969



By Sports Staff
Daily Commercial
September 3, 1969

The new model Yellow Jackets - rugged as  a Jeep on defense, flashy as a Ferrari on offense - will be unveiled in Eustis Friday night, along with three other Area football teams in the second big pre-season Jamboree, a free-wheeling affair in which each team plays two quarters against different opponents.

Leesburg, Eustis, Umatilla and Groveland are the high schools which will take the Eustis High field at 7:30 p.m. to preview their 1969 models in a show Ford, Chevy and Plymouth would envy. Leesburg's Yellow Jackets meet grudge-rival Eustis Panthers in the second quarter, a potentially explosive twelve minutes with the Jackets, led by quarterback Mike Napier colliding head-on with last year's Area champions.

Leesburg will play the third quarter against Groveland.

It'll be the year's first look at
Coach Wilbur Lofton's potentially fine offense, based on the passing of Napier, whose folder of letters from interested colleges already looks like the manuscript of a thick novel. On the receiving end of Napier's tosses will be such as all-state candidate Greg Williams and wideouts Tommy Ryan, Theodis Williams, Sherrill Lackey and Danny Bradford. The Jackets' defense, led by linebacker Sam Rixie, is expected to be rugged. But Eustis should provide a rough test, with Coach Tommy Comer bringing a strong line and big backs.

Wildwood High will host another Jamboree Friday at 8 p.m. South Sumter, North Marion, Hernando of Brooksville and Wildwood will participate.

The schedule pits the South Sumter Rebels against North Marion in the first quarter, Wildwood's Wildcats against the big Hernando Leopards in the second, the Wildcats and Rebels in the third and Hernando against North Marion in the finale.

Admission at Carter Field in Wildwood is $1.50 for adults and $1 for students.

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September 3, 1969

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Jackets Face Each other Friday Night, September 11, 1969

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

Daily Commercial
Thursday September 11, 1969

If predictions and forecasts and previews and practices are correct, Leesburg High's Yellow Jackets face some of the toughest competition Friday night that they'll face all year-themselves.

It's the Orange & Black Game, staged by the Dad's Club, in which Varsity Jackets are combined with the Junior Varsity Jackets into two teams for a gladiator-display at Memorial Field.

Game time is 7:30 and tickets are one dollar for adults, fifty cents for students. All proceeds go to the Dad's Club to finance the various projects they sponsor for the team.

It should be an offensive duel extraordinaire with at least three fine quarterbacks looking for place to play
Mike Napier, varsity backup Andy Carlton and Jayvee's Kenny Nappi.

Look also in the first appearance of the Yellow Jackets at home, for ends
Greg Williams and Sherrill Lackey and Ricky  Bosanquet of the JV.

The Junior Jackets include several boys who played on the fine Leesburg Junior High team last  year, when it posted a 6-1 record.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Jackets Passing Too Much

Best In The State?
September 24, 1969

Jackets Passing Too Much
Ask Wilbur Lofton and he'll tell you his Leesburg High Yellow Jackets will be lucky to win five games. Ask a Yellow Jacket fan and he'll tell you they'll win them all.

Which of the two is right? Only time will tell, But one thing is for sure, the Yellow Jackets could go all the way.

The size, depth and experience is there at all the key spots - quarterback, wideouts, tackles, linebacking, In fact, the only key spot that remains a question mark is at running back, but that position may take care of itself.

"We could end up with a fine ballclub," remarks Lofton. We'll have as fine a Class A team as anybody, but you have to take into consideration our schedule. It's loaded with tough games."

A quick look at the schedule indicates such. It's dotted with two Class AA schools, four Class A schools and three Class Bs. It's about as varied a schedule as you can get

How can they be that tough with three Class B schools on the slate? It's simple ... the Class B teams are Eustis, Winter Garden Lakeview and Wildwood. Any of the three make a formidable opponent for any Class A school. Eustis has enough boys to be a Class A, But managed to stay in Class B one more year.

Winter Garden was a class A last year, went 8-2 against a predominately Class A schedule, but lacked two boys  of having enough this year. Wildwood, though small even for a Class B, won the 1965 state Class A football championship.

The Class AA schools are Deland and Ocala. DeLand has 736 boys in its top three grades, Ocala 1080. Leesburg has 471.

But, despite the awesome foes, there were many schools that dared not even schedule the Yellow Jackets this year, so feared were they of the passing of
Mike Napier, the catching of Greg Williams, the defensive play of Greg Johnson, Sam  Rixie and Mike Chatman.

Basically, this Leesburg team could be the finest in the school's history, and it has the potential to win the 13 games necessary for a state Class A football title.

Lofton considers Napier the finest all-around quarterback he has ever coached. The 6-1, 185 pound senior has college scouts drooling with a passing arm that accounted for nearly 1,500 yards last season and legs that ran for nearly 600 more.

He is an odds-on favorite for All-State honors and a major college scholarship. Lofton also plans to use him as much as possible. When he's not on offense, he'll be a safety on defense and a fine one. He also will handle the punting chores.

Leesburg will go to the air much more than last year, Lofton promises, Napier's aerials will be directed primarily at
Greg Williams, a 185-pound speedster who caught 51 last year for 973 yards and 11 scores. He, too, is all-state material.

But Williams isn't the only Napier target. Williams demands double (and sometimes triple) coverage with his speed, sure hands and quick moves. So Napier may go more to a capable crop that includes wideouts
Tommy Ryan (190), Theodis Williams (160), Sherrill Lackey (165) AND Denny Bradford (160).

Napier may also be used as a wideout at times, with
sophomore Andy Carlton: Destined to become as fine - if not finer - than Napier, at the quarterback slot, Carlton threw a 49-yard touchdown pass in the spring game and hit on four of five as a freshman last year.

Lackey, who played defense lat year, could become the pair's prime target. He caught both touchdown passes through in the spring game and has the speed to get open quick.

We may have to pass a little more than I like," cautions Lofton, "unless we can find ourselves a running game."

Sam Rixie, who doubles as an outstanding linebacker, will be the key. The 170-pounder will
run from the fullback spot and could be a fine one, though the lacks experience at that
position. Ryan,
Anthony Hart (160), James Hulsh (175), Henry Kerrison (180) and Napier are
also expected to  handle the running chores.

Weakest places along the line are right in the heart - at guard and center, Isaac Williams, a
monster at 235-pounder, was lost in the spring by grades and would have been the starting
center.

But the tackle position is so well stocked that Lofton decided over the summer to move
Rocky Norris, all 270-pounds of him, to offensive center.

The tackles may be the strongest point on the team.
Greg Johnson, a starter as a freshman
last year, will go both ways, as will newcomer
James Mackey. Johnson is 6-4 225.... Mackey
6-3, 205. Both have exceptional speed and have all-star credentials.

Mark Sneed, if he doesn't play guard, is big at 205, and will see a lot of action.

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September 24, 1969

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John Bowman Sports Editor, July 25, 1969

July 25, 1969
DAILY COMMERCIAL

Believe it or not, right here in the middle of summer, spring football begins for area high schools in just three weeks.

As hard to comprehend as that is, let me pass along this bit of very important information that involves just about every decent Class A football team in the state, and any team in the area who hopes to make a run for the area title.

There will be no Leesburg-Lyman Rick Browne game this year. Lyman, which moved up to Class AA this year and whose weapon is Rick Browne, possibly the most formidable weapon in Florida high schools this year, will not play Leesburg. Get that?

"We just could not come to agreement with them on a contract," said Leesburg pricipal Buford Robinson. "We tried our best, but we could get no satisfaction, so they will not be on our schedule this fall."

Whew! That's good news.
Leesburg coach Wilbur Lofton seems like a different man since he found out he doesn't have to prepare for the likes of Browne. He only ran the  the ball 38 times against the Yellow jackets last fall in 20-7 Lyman victory.

Browne is probably the finest college prospect in the state this year, as evidenced by the hordes of college coaches and scouts that attended the Greyhounds spring pratice. Brown, plus the fact that Lyman is so much bigger and has so many moretochoosenfrom, not being on the schedule is a welcome relief.

He'll be missed about as much as a sore tooth, claims Lofton.

With Lyman off the schedule, It brings up an interesting question? Will Leesburg now be able to make a run at the district championship?

Lofton keeps saying if the Yellow Jackets win four or five he'll be happy, but you know he's got to be kidding. No team with the likes of
Mike Napier, Andy Carlton, Greg Williams, Greg Johnson (at 15, 6-4 and 220) will be a loser. There's just no way, Wilbur, just no way.

RESOURCES
John Bowman
Sports Editor
 
DAILY COMMERCIAL
July 25, 1969

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Leesburg's Skuthan Signs With Auburn, December 15, 1975





By Franz Beard Sports Editor
Daily Commercial 
December 15, 1975

Jim Skuthan, a 6-4, 230 pound offensive tackle, became the first high school football player from the Lake County area to sign a college scholarship, Saturday, when he signed a four-year grant-in-aid to Auburn University.

"I really liked the school better than any of those I had visited," said Skuthan. "The people were the friendliest there and the coaches were really nice. Everyone made me feel right at home,"

Skuthan, who is a top student as well as a fine athlete, levelled his choices down to Florida, Georgia, and Auburn before finally deciding to go with the Alabama school, "I had to do a lot of thinking about it," said Skuthan "and I decided on Auburn because they seemed to be the people who wanted me the most. I want to play at a school where I fell they really want me and that was Auburn."

Skuthan's signing was witnessed by a small group of friends and neighbors as well as Leesburg High football Coach Max Wettstein. I think Jim made a very good choice," said Wettstein. "I think he's going to turn into a top football player for Auburn. I'll be surprised if he doesn't do well up there."

Wettstein said that Skuthan has tremendous potential to become a standout football player in the Southeastern Conference.

"You've got to remember that he's only been playing football for a couple of years," said Wettstein. "He had never played before his junior year, so he's come a long, long way already. But, I think he's got his best years ahead of him.

"He's got a tremendous asset in his size," Wettstein continued. "He's already 6-4 and he
should get up to around 250 or maybe even 260 before he's through."

Wettstein said that Skuthan is a very dedicated player who will work long, hard hours to improve.  "He realizes that he has to work hard to reach his potential," said the Leesburg coach. "Some kids with a lot of natural talent feel all they have to do is walk out there and they don't have that extra drive to improve themselves. Jim knows he has to work hard while these other guys are out messing around, he's working himself to death and trying to get better."

Skuthan's outstanding work in the class room will also help, according to Wettstein. "some kids have to be prodded to their work, looked after all the time and practically dragged to class," he said. "Jim's a good student and one of the most dependable people you will ever want to know. The coaches at Auburn will never have to worry about him in that department."

Skuthan played most of the season with a severe hip injury and Wettstein said that shows the kind of kid he is. "A lot of kids would have given up if they had been hurt, but not Jim," he said. "He came back and he played hurt. That says a lot for him, right there. It was unfortunate that he had to play hurt because I think he could have really had an outstanding season four us."

Skuthan, despite the injury problem, landed a berth on The Daily Commercial's All-Area offensive team.

RESOURCES
Franz Beard
Sports Editor
 
December 15, 1975


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1976 DE WAYNE HAMILTON: SPORTS ILLUSTRATED TOP RECRUITING CLASSES OF ALL TIME


#4 1976 Alabama

Center Dwight Stephenson played on some of coach Bear Bryant's best Alabama teams, including national title winners in 1978 and 1979.




SPORTS ILLUSTRATED TOP RECRUITING CLASSES OF ALL TIME
 
4. Alabama, 1976Bear Bryant brought hundreds of great players to Tuscaloosa, but this class made the biggest contributions to two national championship teams. The second, in 1979, was Bryant's most dominant team.

This class produced only three NFL players, but one was center Dwight Stephenson, who was named an All-America in 1978 and 1979 and went on to a Hall-of-Fame career with the Miami Dolphins. Another future pro was defensive back Don McNeal, who pushed Penn State's Scott Fitzkee out of bounds at the one-yard-line to set up the goal-line stand that won Alabama the 1979 Sugar Bowl and the 1978 national title.






In 1979, class member Steadman Shealey piloted the Crimson Tide's wishbone offense while defensive linemen Curtis McGriff and Wayne Hamilton (Leesburg High School, Okahumpka Florida) led a unit that allowed just 67 points all season as the Tide rolled to a 12-0 record. 
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