Eagles collect 4 turnovers, blank Hornets (again), 21-0

FOOTBALL Rookie QB Centola guides SHS shutout TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – For F.W. Springstead, two weekends of football have resulted in two rare achievements. Last week in Spring Hill, Springstead began its 44th varsity football season with largest-ever margin of victory to open a season – 53-0 – against Sunlake. Last night at the Hornets’ Nest in Weeki Wachee, behind sophomore quarterback Nick Centola, the Spring Hill crew…

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Week 2 Football Scoreboard

Springstead 21, Weeki Wachee, 0 Bushnell-South Sumter 33, NCT 0 Central 45, New Port Richey-Gulf 8 Melbourne-Eau Gallie 13, Hernando 7 2019 Hernando County Overall Standings – Compiled by TONY CASTRO RK. TEAM W L .PCT PS PA 1. Brooksville-Central 2 0 1.000 97 42 1. Spring Hill-Springstead 2 0 1.000 74 0 3. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 1 1 .500 32 58 4. Brooksville-Hernando 0 2 .000 7 54 5. Weeki Wachee…

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Hornets seek first-ever win over visiting Eagles

FOOTBALL WWHS’ Chris Cook makes home debut By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com According to the Hornets’ first-year skipper, Chris Cook, last week carried a positive vibe for the Hornets. After going through another rehiring process – when Jacob Gray – opted to take a job out of state – the Hornets landed former Sebring native Chris Cook to retool its gridiron program. In Cook’s debut – at Groveland-South Lake, the Hornets…

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Eagles close line Hawks, 53-0

FOOTBALL Seven backs carry the rock as SHS opens impressively By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – Prior to ninth lifetime meeting between former district rivals Sunlake and Springstead, SHS skipper Mike Garofano was anxious to see what he had. After sitting out last week’s pre-season classic, Garofano received his answer. The Eagles unleashed seven different ball carriers in throttling the visiting Seahawks to open up its 44th season Friday at…

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Week 1 Football Scoreboard

Week 1 Scores: 08-23 Lakeland-Lake Gibson 41, Hernando 0 Springstead 53, Land O’ Lakes-Sunlake 0 NCT 32, Tarpon Springs-East Lake 25 Groveland-South Lake 7. Weeki Wachee 0 Central 52, Umatilla 34   2019 Hernando County Overall Standings – Compiled by TONY CASTRO RK. TEAM W L .PCT PS PA 1. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 1 0 1.000 32 25 1. Spring Hill-Springstead 1 0 1.000 53 0 1. Brooksville-Central 1 0 1.000 52…

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New-look Seahawks trek to Booster Stadium

FOOTBALL After Veteran skipper Bill Browning retired, defensive coordinator Matt Smith is sitting out 2019. By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com F.W. Springstead’s 44th season of varsity football begins Friday night 7:30 p.m. with always-tough Sunlake rolling into Booster Stadium. The Eagles. coming off a 7-3 campaign in 2018, were flooded out last week, and were not able to set foot on to its turf for its annual pre=season-classic against Inverness-Citrus. Meanwhile,…

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Golden Hurricanes invade Booster Stadium

FOOTBALL Kickoff Classic serves as final regular season tune-up By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Thursday night’s prep Kickoff Classic at 7 p.m. at Booster Stadium in Spring Hill serves as the tune-up for 44th season of Eagle football. Inverness-Citrus invades Spring Hill for the first time since 2014. The Golden Hurricanes finished 2018 at 4-6 -winning four of its last five tilts under Nate Varnadore. Varnadore stepped down immediately after the…

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15 years later, Lexington, SC’s Dick Allen repeats as Southern Open Champion

BOWLING Allen claims 25th PBA regional crown edging Spring Hill’s Champion, 246-234 By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – It took 15 years, but on Sunday, Lexington, South Carolina’s Richie “Dick” Allen repeated as the Spring Hill Open champion at the Southern Regional held at Spring Hill Lanes. Allen, who’ll turn 41 next month, topped Spring Hill’s Colin Champion in the step ladder finals, 246-234. Among the final eight competitors,…

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2018 FINAL HERNANDO COUNTY FOOTBALL LEADERS

FOOTBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO Top 10 Rushers   RK.   NAME/SCHOOL   ATT   YDS   YPC   TD 1. Weston/NCT 387* 2,875* 7.43 34* 2. Fields/HER 193 1,498 7.76 20 3. Sims/SPG 154 1,198 7.78 13 4. Burnett/NCT 130 820 6.31 9 5. Bronson/HER 82 645 7.87 3 6. Class/WW 122 716 5.87 8 7. Cason, Contae/CEN 117 577 4.93 0 5. Cabrera/SPG 90 507 5.63 6…

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2018 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY FOOTBALL TEAM

FOOTBALL By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com OFFENSE Hernando County Player of the Year – Michael “Mike Mike” Weston Nature Coast Technical – Senior COMMENTS: Three-time All-County pick …A physical specimen at 6-foot, 210 pounds… Reached the FHSAA Class 1A State Finals in wrestling twice (2017-18)… In 2015, Weston carried 16 times for a pedestrian 90 yards and ranked 18th in tackles with 20 … In 2016, Weston rushed 109 times for…

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