Down three starters, Eagles extend winning ways to eight in a row, edging Pasco, 10-3

FOOTBALL O‘Rourke connects on career-high 6-of-10 passing for 84 yards, featuring clutch 42-yard TD pass to Alexis By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – Ever heard the adage, anything can happen on Sundays in the NFL? Well, the notion also applies particularly to the prep ranks, too. Pasco County can always point to its lone state champion …Pasco High in 1992. The Pirates, one of the county’s most decorated gridiron…

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Prep Football Week 5 Scoreboard Results:

Sept. 27 Hernando 13, Weeki Wachee o. Springstead 10, Dade City-Pasco 3 NCT 28, Crystal River 6 Inverness-Citrus 47, Central 14 2019 Hernando County Overall Standings – Compiled by TONY CASTRO RK. TEAM W L .PCT PS PA 1. Spring Hill-Springstead 5 0 1.000 135 22 2. Brooksville-Central 3 3 .500 182 204 2. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 3 3 .500 135 134 2. Brooksville-Hernando 3 3 .500 85 67 5. Weeki…

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Host Hornets (0-4) seeking an offensive identity versus inconsistent Leopards (2-3)

FOOTBALL Hernando begins brutal stretch of games on the road By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Up-and-down Hernando High (2-3) faces a brutal stretch in its season Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Hornets’ Nest. The Leopards, which opened 5A-8 play thanks to 7-0 loss at Crystal River’s Bramlett Stadium, bounced back last weekend to nip Wildwood in Brooksville (2-3), 14-6. The Purple and Gold would love nothing better than to…

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Round 17: Athletic Pasco Pirates invade Booster Stadium

FOOTBALL Pirates (2-3) open 6A-5 action in Spring Hill By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Pasco County’s lone football champion, Pasco High in 1992, rolls into Booster Stadium for the 17th lifetime meeting between both schools beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Spring Hill. The Dade City Pirates (2-3 overall) open its Class 6A, District 5 schedule against F,W. Springstead (4-0 overall). In a series that began in 1981, the Pasco Pirates…

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2019 HERNANDO COUNTY FOOTBALL STATS

2019 HERNANDO COUNTY FOOTBALL STATS – Compiled by TONY CASTRO Top 10 Rushers RK NAME ATT YDS YPC TD 1. Cason, CEN 97 1,113 11.5 19 2. Alexis, SPG 58 407 7.02 6 3. Williams, K. , HER 55 277 5.04 1 4. Rahman, SPG 45 236 5.24 1 5. Holland, HER 36 220 6.11 2 6. Thompson, SPG 23 196 8.52 1 7. Mariani, WW 61 193 3.16 0…

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Eagles (4-0) post first-ever whitewash over Pirates (2-3), 21-0

FOOTBALL Sprinsgtead recovers pair of squibbed kicks in 21-0 second-quarter spurt By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – Prior to the game, seventh-year Springstead skipper Mike Garofano preached about his team securing and maintaining momentum. Afterward, he sounded like a prophet. Springstead special teams recovered a pair of Max O’Rourke squibbed kicks – one by recent transfer Isaiah Daniel and other by O’Rourke fueling a 21-0 second period spurt to…

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Week 5 Prep Football Scoreboard Results:

Sept. 20 Weeki Wachee – bye NCT 49, Central 6 Hernando 14, Wildwood 6 Springstead 21, Crystal River 0 2019 HERNANDO COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL RECAPS 2019 Central Bears Head Coach: Rob Walden (1st Year: 3-2) DATE OPPONENT SITE RESULT 08-23 Umatilla Away W 52-34 08-30 New Port Richey-Gulf Home W 45-8 09-09 Belleview Away W 41-31 09-13 Lecanto Home L 24-34 09-20 Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical# *^ Home L 6-49 09-27 Inverness-Citrus…

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Which Hernando team shows up against Wildwood (2-2)?

FOOTBALL Leopards will play without starting nose guard (Ahne) and middle linebacker (McCombs) By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com F.W. Springstead isn’t the only team to feel the injury pinch so early in the season. The Eagles, who are coming off a bye week, aren’t expecting to play two starting defensive starters in middle linebacker Adrian Cabrera (shoulder) and corner backer Robert Burgos.(broken ankle). But things aren’t much better down the street…

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After Pirates (2-2) blank Leopards, 7-0, Crystal River rolls into Booster Stadium

FOOTBALL Eagles counter down two starters in Cabrera (shoulder), and Burgos (broken ankle) By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – Seventh-year F.W. Springstead skipper Mike Garofano would be the first to attest to any fan that you have to fortunate to meander your way to the post-season. His Eagles are living proof. Hernando County’s only unbeaten and untied team, Springstead, enters a crucial segment of its schedule this week. After…

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2019 HERNANDO COUNTY FOOTBALL STATS

2019 HERNANDO COUNTY FOOTBALL STATS – Compiled by TONY CASTRO Top 10 Rushers RK NAME ATT YDS YPC TD 1. Cason, CEN 69 947 13.7 18 2. Alexis, SPG 36 279 7.75 5 3. Williams, K. , HER 46 217 4.72 0 3. Mariani, WW 61 193 3.16 0 5. Rahman, SPG 31 179 5.77 1 6. Thompson, SPG 17 171 10,6 0 7 Joyner, CEN 29 140 4.83 1…

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Unbeaten ’Canes (4-0) crush winless Hornets (0-4), 46-14

FOOTBALL CHS’ Weems scores thrice, Bishop hurls two TD passes By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com WEEKI WACHEE – Next week’s bye couldn’t have come at a better time for Weeki Wachee. The Hornets, a seven-year old program seeking its initial winning campaign, will have to regroup for its first win of 2019. The visiting and unbeaten Invernvess-Citrus Hurricanes (4-0 overall, 1-0 5A-8) swatted the Hornets (0-4 overall, 0-1 5A-8), 46-14. T.J….

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Week 4 Prep Football Scoreboard:

Sept. 13: Springstead – bye Inverness-Citrus 46, Weeki Wachee 14 Crystal River 7, Hernando 0 Wesley Chapel-Wiregrass Ranch 34, NCT 7 Lecanto 34, Central 24 2019 Hernando County Overall Standings – Compiled by TONY CASTRO RK. TEAM W L .PCT PS PA 1. Spring Hill-Springstead 3 0 1.000 104 19 2. Brooksville-Central 3 1 ,750 121 108 3. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 1 3 .250 58 122288 3. Brooksville-Hernando 1 3 .250…

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District play debuts as Pirates (1-2) host lethal Leopards (1-2)

FOOTBALL Citrus County crew nudged HHS last fall in Brooksville, 14-7 By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com The first couple weeks of any season serve as ‘feeling out’ process prior to start of district action. This year is no different. Hernando High feels like it got off the canvas last Saturday thanks to rolling over winless Ocala-Lake Weir, 51-0. That first win enabled an emerging Leopard offensive unit to take its next…

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Lccanto Panthers (1-2) looking to spoil Central’s rare 4-0 run

FOOTBALL Bears need two victories to duplicate 1998’s 5-0 start By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Central High’s first-year skipper, Rob Walden, can’t help but speak with optimism echoing in his tone these days. And for good reason. You see, the Bears are the talk of Brooksville. Walden, CHS’ 10th head football coach since the doors flung open in 1989, has taken a page from the old manuscript along the Ken Austin…

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Leopards: No longer winless, level Lake Weir 51-0

FOOTBALL Seven different players find the end zone vs. ’Canes By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – A week prior to the start of its district schedule, Hernando High enjoyed a breather Saturday morning. After getting beat up by Lakeland-Lake Gibson, 43-0, and falling short end of a 13-7 road trip last weekend to Brevard County, Hernando High stood at the cross roads of unfamiliar 0-2 start. But in the first…

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It’s over! Eagles conclude Sharks’ 4-year, 19-game win skein, 30-19

FOOTBALL SHS’ Cabrera scores twice before being injured, Alexis’ 96-yard kick return seals the deal By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – For many first-time visitors to Shark Tank Stadium, its an experience unlike so many others. But Friday night’s 15th lifetime clash between archrivals NCT and F.W. Springstead represented a unique blend of football. After four years of frustration, the Spring Hill crew became the first Hernando County squad to…

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Week 3 Football Scoreboard

Sept 6: Springstead 30, NCT 19 Lecanto 7, Weeki Wachee 6 Sept. 7 : Hernando 51, Ocala-Lake Weir 0 Sept. 9  Central at Belleview, 7 p.m. 2019 Hernando County Overall Standings – Compiled by TONY CASTRO   RK.   TEAM   W   L   .PCT   PS   PA 1. Spring Hill-Springstead 3 0 1.000 104 19 1. Brooksville-Central 2 0 1.000 97 42 3. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 1…

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0-2 Hurricanes seek season‘s first win at winless Hernando

FOOTBALL Saturday’s kickoff slated for 10 a.m. By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com At 10 a.m. Saturday. the winless Ocala-Lake Weir Hurricanes (0-2) will test the winless Hernando Leopards (0-2) at Tom Fisher Memorial Stadium. The two teams that have not played since splitting the series in 2005-06. In 2005 in Brooksville, Matt Smith‘s Leopards edged the Hurricanes, 35-28. The following season, Lake Weir prevailed, 22-17. The Marion County crew opened the…

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Sharks seeking to extend county domination to 20 games

FOOTBALL NCT coming off first whitewash in 10 years, 33-0 TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Defending district champion Nature Coast Technical’s dream of a perfect season evaporated last Friday night in Brooksville. Visiting South Sumter, which hadn’t solved the Sharks since 2007’s 45-42 (2 OT), snapped a five-game series losing skein behind a definitive 33-0 statement at Shark Tank. The shutout served as NCT’s first in almost 10 years – spanning 93…

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