Cabrera’s 11-yard TD burst in double OT seals Springstead’s ninth straight win, edging Hernando, 19-16

FOOTBALL With a chance to win it, HHS’ Grant misses point-after By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – If nothing else, Friday night’s exploits solidified the legend of Adrian Cabrera. Cabrera, Springstead’s senior middle linebacker, had missed the last two games due to shoulder dislocation injury suffered against Nature Coast Technical. He had not practiced with the Eagles this past week and wore a non-contact jersey. But the 6-foot, 200-pounder…

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Week 7 Prep Football Scoreboard Results:

Oct 4 Central – bye. Springstead 19, Hernando 16 (2 OT) Weeki Wachee 28, Holiday-Anclote 6 New Port Richey-River Ridge 42, NCT 28 2019 Hernando County Overall Standings – Compiled by TONY CASTRO   RK.   TEAM   W   L   .PCT   PS   PA 1. Spring Hill-Springstead 6 0 1.000 15435 38 2. Brooksville-Central 3 3 .500 182 204 3. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 3 4 .429 163 176…

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Leopards (3-3) invade unbeaten Springstead (5-0) for the first of two homecoming dates

FOOTBALL In Year 41, Glory Days offers pair of $1,000 scholarships to a member of the winning and losing teams By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com After four decades, the county’s oldest rivalry has a new supporter. The less than 1-year-old Glory Days restaurant in Brooksville is offering a pair of $1,000 scholarships to a member of the winning and losing teams from Friday’s 41st installment of Hernando versus Springstead. The Glory…

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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 118 1,414 12.0 20 2. Alexis, SPG 76 499 6.57 6 3. Williams, K. , HER 69 377 5.46 2 4. Holland, HER 46 261 5.67 2 5. Rahman, SPG 49 249 5.08 1 6. Thompson, SPG 32 206 6.44 1 7. Mariani, WW 67 202 3.01 0…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Winless Leopards “It’s a matter of execution,” stresses Kazmier

FOOTBALL Hernando hopes Marion County schools open, to play this weekend By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Frustration could easily be sensed from Brooksville to Spring Hill with second-year skipper Robert Kazmier’s tone Tuesday afternoon. You see, things begin to get testy when Hernando High opens a season with back-to-back losses. It’s one thing, according to Coach Kazmier, to open with the toughest team on your schedule, falling to powerhouse, Lakeland-Lake Gibson,…

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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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