The cheers of Leesburg High School football fans echo with anticipation as the Yellow Jackets gear up to host their first playoff game at their home field in 16 years. Memories of the 2007 defeat against Columbia may linger, but this year’s Yellow Jackets, boasting a stellar 9-1 record, are poised for redemption under the leadership of first-year Head Coach Steven Moffett.
Junior quarterback Salomon Georges has emerged as a force to be reckoned with, amassing an impressive 2,209 passing yards and 29 touchdowns in the regular season. His dynamic play extends beyond the passing game, contributing an additional 4 rushing touchdowns, bringing his total to an impressive 33 for the season.
Georges owes much of his success to the synergy with wide receiver Evan James, his longtime teammate since elementary school. James has proven pivotal, leading the team with 649 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Sophomore Demetirce Mccray has also made significant contributions with 637 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, forming a formidable offensive trifecta.
Coach Steven Moffett, a former UCF quarterback, has orchestrated a remarkable turnaround for the Yellow Jackets, propelling them from a mere two victories last season to the current heights of success. Moffett’s strategic prowess and the dedication of his coaching staff have been instrumental in rejuvenating the program.
Linebacker Aden Hall, a defensive stalwart, will spearhead the defensive efforts with an impressive 74 total tackles this season, leading the team in tackles.
The last playoff home victory for Leesburg dates back to the 1990s, a golden era immortalized by the late radio announcer Jack Wilson, who called the action until his passing in 2005. Tonight, the Yellow Jackets seek to reignite that winning spirit and secure a home playoff victory, a feat unmatched since the nostalgic 90s.
As the stands fill with fervent supporters, the atmosphere is charged with excitement. The community rallies behind the Yellow Jackets, hopeful that tonight will mark a historic milestone in Leesburg High School football. Go Yellow Jackets!