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[1 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on National football signing day | ]

By Caroline Dempsey
Below are the seniors that are signing today and the schools to which they will be signing. The signing will be held in the old gym today, Feb. 1, at 2 pm.
Tyhran Glasco  QB #5 – Georgia Military College

Jayod Sanders DE #6  – Liberty University

Jacob Owens WR #12 …

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[2 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Football beats Chiles, advances into playoffs | ]
Football beats Chiles, advances into playoffs

By Caroline Dempsey
With the taste of defeat still in their mouths and revenge the only thing on their minds, the Lion’s football team beat Chiles last Friday, Oct. 28, after being knocked out by them in a three-way tie last year to advance to the playoffs.
Due to this win, which had a …

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[26 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on SGA hosts first ever tailgate for homecoming football game | ]
SGA hosts first ever tailgate for homecoming football game

By Caroline Sipple
Student government organized and held Leon’s first ever tailgate on the hill on Friday, Oct. 21, before varsity football’s homecoming game.
The tailgate proved to be successful with many students showing up.
Caroline Kirk and Caroline Dempsey, along with the fundraising and membership motivation committees in SGA, helped put on this …

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[31 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Football faces Rickards in “white-out” game | ]
Football faces Rickards in “white-out” game

 By Christna Hoffman
This Friday, Sept. 2, the Leon Lions (2-0) varsity football team will face Rickards High (0-1) at 7 pm at Gene Cox Stadium.
After defeating Wakulla and Suwanee, they are hoping to start the season 3-0 and the team says they could use all the support they can get. Thus, they are encouraging everyone at school …

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[29 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Leon football tackles 600th win | ]
Leon football tackles 600th win

By Ava Jackson
The Leon Lions football team pushed their way to victory last Friday, Aug. 26, defeating Suwannee 31-0 and receiving their 600th win.
Within the first-quarter of the game, receiver Alonzo Waheed scored the first touchdown using a deep pass play with help from quarterback Tyhran Glasco and wide receiver Jacob Owens.
“When Waheed …

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[3 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Jones uses size and speed to excel | ]
Jones uses size and speed to excel

By Caroline Dempsey
Senior wide receiver J’Air Jones, who has been on varsity for four years,  hopes to play at the Division I level next year.
Jones has the rare combination of size and speed. The 6-foot, 196-pounder has run a total of 265 receiving yards so far this season.
“[Jones] is good …

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[5 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Alum excels at Georgia Tech | ]
Alum excels at Georgia Tech

Former Leon High School football player Trey Braun is now in his final year at Georgia Tech deciding what career he will pursue. Braun, who is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Georgia Tech, is also a starting offensive lineman for the Yellow Jackets football team.

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[2 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Football celebrates 100 years | ]
Football celebrates 100 years

The Lions football team is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. Although Leon has enjoyed its fair share of success during the past century, clearly the highlights were its two state championships in 1969 and 1974.

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[31 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Bleacher size restricts the number of home football games next year

By Julia Chodyla
Approximately two years ago, a Leon High Life writer Steven Keller proposed his “Ten Wishes for 2010” in an online article. Keller’s second most desired wish was for “The concrete bleachers at Leon’s Bobby Benson Field to be expanded to accommodate the spirit that our fans will bring to …

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[4 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Flag football tournament to be held next week | ]
Flag football tournament to be held next week

By Michael Manias
Leon High School will be having its fourth annual flag football tournament on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 2:30 p.m.
The tournament was started in 2011 by the Interact club. Interact Club sponsor Robby Read will be refereeing the tournament.
The proceeds collected from the five dollar entree fees will be …