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Leesburg Opens Season with a Win Over Deltona Pine Ridge

By Gerald Lacey
Senior Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:27 a.m.

DELTONA - Leesburg third year head coach Mark Oates took his Fightin’ Yellow Jackets on the road Friday
night to Deltona to face Pine Ridge High School at Panther Stadium in its season opener. The Jackets (1-
0, 0-0) defense held Pine Ridge (0-2, 0-0) scoreless in the first half on their way to a 20-6 win. Coach
Oates is happy about getting a win in the opening game of the programs 95th season.

“I’m happy with the win,” said Oates in his post-game press conference.  

The Yellow Jackets gave up an average of 45.7 points a game last season; however, that could be a thing
of the past. Despite of several penalties and turnovers Leesburg managed to hold the Panthers to 6 points
and picked up a much-needed win on the road.

“Our goal was to go 1-and-0 this week and we did that. But we had a lot of penalties and that along with
some turnovers put a stain of all the work these guys put in this week.”

“I have to do a better job of coaching ’em up and getting them more focused.”

The Yellow Jackets leading the Jackets on offense were Isaiah Byrd MLB-RB, Senior, 5-7, 183 and
Monterius Dykes, HB-CB, Jr. 5-7, 145. Bryd scored on runs of 5 and 3 yards; meanwhile, Dykes caught a
26-yard touchdown pass.

Next week Leesburg will travel to Wildwood (1-1, 1-0) to face the Wildcats at Byrd Whigham Stadium.



This article was provided by Gerald Lacey
Gerald Lacey is the senior sports writer covering Leesburg High School Sports for the Carver Heights
Quarterback Club. You can reach him at:
geraldlacey@leesburgyellowjacketsfootball.com
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Leesburg Opens Season with a Win Over Deltona Pine Ridge
Leesburg Opens Season with a Win Over Deltona Pine Ridge
2019 Leesburg Yellow Jackets Football Archives
Leesburg vs. Deltona Pine Ridge
Carver Heights Quarterback Club, Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 1928, 1929, 1934
STATE RUNNERUP 1927, 1969
UNDEFEATED SEASONS 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934
Presented By Carver Heights Quarterback Club™, Tallahassee, Florida. All Rights Are Reserved © Copyright 2019
RELATED ARTICLES
Leesburg Opens Season with a Win Over Deltona Pine Ridge
Leesburg Yellow Jackets vs. Deltona Pine Ridge Panthers, High School Football
Game

Leesburg Opens Season With A Win Over Deltona Pine Ridge

By Gerald Lacey
Senior Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:27 a.m.

DELTONA - Leesburg third year head coach Mark Oates took his Fightin’ Yellow Jackets on the road Friday
night to Deltona to face Pine Ridge High School at Panther Stadium in its season opener. The Jackets (1-
0, 0-0) defense held Pine Ridge (0-2, 0-0) scoreless in the first half on their way to a 20-6 win. Coach
Oates is happy about getting a win in the opening game of the programs 95th season.

“I’m happy with the win,” said Oates in his post-game press conference.  

The Yellow Jackets gave up an average of 45.7 points a game last season; however, that could be a thing
of the past. Despite of several penalties and turnovers Leesburg managed to hold the Panthers to 6 points
and picked up a much-needed win on the road.

“Our goal was to go 1-and-0 this week and we did that. But we had a lot of penalties and that along with
some turnovers put a stain of all the work these guys put in this week.”

“I have to do a better job of coaching ’em up and getting them more focused.”

Leading the Jackets on offense were Isaiah Byrd MLB-RB, Senior, 5-7, 183 and Monterius Dykes, HB-CB,
Jr. 5-7, 145. Bryd scored on runs of 5 and 3 yards; meanwhile, Dykes caught a 26-yard touchdown pass.

Next week Leesburg will travel to Wildwood (1-1, 1-0) to face the Wildcats at Byrd Whigham Stadium.



This article was provided by Gerald Lacey
Gerald Lacey is the senior sports writer covering Leesburg High School Sports for the Carver Heights
Quarterback Club. You can reach him at:
geraldlacey@leesburgyellowjacketsfootball.com