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News Story
Updated: 08/28/2013 08:00:02AM

Jackets prevail in Kickoff Classic

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PHOTO BY MIKE CREECH

Ty'Reese Cruz, 30, leads his team into the field Friday night against Frostproof High in the preseason game they won 14-7.

PHOTO BY MIKE CREECH

Dimitri Leverett lowers his head as he tries to gain some yardage Friday night against Frostproof. The Senior quarterback scored a touchdown in the preseason game Bartow won 14-7.

PHOTO BY MIKE CREECH

Dwayne Daughtry (1) makes an end run in Friday night's game against Frostproof as Ty'Reese Cruz (30) blocks for him.

By LARRY JEWETT

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The Bartow High School Yellow Jacket football squad took care of what is probably their longest road trip of the season last week and brought along a good number of team supporters. The destination was Frostproof for the Kickoff Classic and the return trip to Bartow was made better by a 14-7 Jacket win.

With threatening skies that would eventually end the game about eight minutes from full completion, Bartow captains DJ Daughtry, Dimitri Leverett, John Kilpatrick and Phillip Schoch marched out to the coin toss to face their foes. Bartow won the toss and elected to defer possession to the third quarter, giving Frostproof the ball.

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