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. Weems, a 5-foot-10 junior, 170-pound tailback, who entered the game as the ‘Canes leader with 43 carries for 295 yards and three touchdowns, set the pace with three scores.

CHS’ gunslinging 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior signal caller, Connor Bishop, overcame an interception to hurl a pair of touchdown passes to Weems and his favorite target, 6-foot-3 junior Malachi Cooks.

The TD aerials served as Bishop’s fourth and fifth of the season.

Citrus’ 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior running back Jacob Freier added his first two rushing touchdowns of the season from 9 and 15 yards.

Junior Zaire Wilcox aided the cause with a game-high 16 carries for 135 rushing yards highlighted by his fifth and sixth touchdowns of the season from 5 and 40 yards.

Even senior place kicker Connor Ekeli got into the act converting four of six point-after attempts.

It could’ve been much worse as the Hurricanes turned the ball over three times, losing two fumbles, and suffering an interception.

Keith Germain

For the host Hornets, junior cornerback Keith Germain swiped a pass off Bishop and recovered a fumble.

Senior defensive tackle Jonathon Higgins recovered the other lost Hurricane fumble.

The Hornets, who hadn’t scored an offensive touchdown through its first three weeks, continued to struggle to piece together an attack.

This week, first-year Head Coach Chris Cook switched signal callers relieving Kobe Bigger.

Senior Mike McMurray directed the attack.

WWHS scored twice, including once on offense on junior running back David Richards’ 5-yard touchdown run.

David Richards .

Down 32-7 at the intermission, junior Omari

Omari Forde

Forde raced 95 yards with the second-half kickoff return.

Last year’s place kicker, Armando Gobitas, added the Hornets final two points with a pair of successful point-after boots.

 

 

Citrus 46, Weeki Wachee 14

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2

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TOT

CIT

14

18

7

7

46

WW

0

7

7

0

14

Individual Scoring:

CIT – Freier 8 run (Ekeli kick)

CIT – Cooks 33 pass from Bishop (Ekeli kick).

CIT – Wilcox 5 run (Ekeli kick fails).

CIT – Weems 10 pass from Bishop (Ekeli kick).

WW –Richards 5 run (Gobitas kick).

CIT – Freier 15 run (Ekeli kick)

WW – Forde 95 kickoff return (Gobitas kick).

CIT – Weems run (Ekeli kick).

CIT – Wilcox 40 run (Ekeli kick).

 

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