Three weeks of high school football are in the books and teams are starting to find their groove as they head into the mid-season and into district play. Hernando has had the hottest start of any team in Hernando County, as the Leopards are off to a 3-0 start under first-year head coach Rob Kazmier. Over at Nature Coast, the Sharks have one of the leading rushers in the state of Florida in running back Michael Weston. Springstead is hoping to regain form when they host Mitchell this week. Weeki Wachee’s offense might have found their groove after facing Hudson Fivay, while Central is still winless at 0-3. We take a look back at Week 3 of the regular season for these five teams.
Hernando 48, Land O’ Lakes 14: If there was any doubts about Hernando’s dominance the first couple of weeks, the Leopards may have put to rest the naysayers as they rolled to a 48-14 blowout victory over the Gators. Leopards running back Israel Fields had a huge night on the ground, rushing for 261 yards on 20 carries and score four touchdowns. Hernando improved to 3-0 on the season and face Lecanto this week in the first district matchup of the season.
Nature Coast Technical 32, Springstead 7: Michael Weston. Michael Weston. Michael Weston. That’s what Springstead’s defense got to see a lot of last Friday when they faced the juggernaut rushing attack of Nature Coast’s, led by Weston. The senior 230-pound tailback rushes for nearly 200 yards in the Sharks 32-7 win over the Eagles. Nature Coast is 2-1 on the season.
Weeki Wachee 52, Fivay 14: The Hornets got the big time performance they’ve been waiting for from quarterback Vaughn Sykora. The senior signal caller put up a team-record 355 yards passing and six touchdown passes in a 52-14 blowout of Hudson Fivay. With the win, the Hornets botch their first this season and have a bye week before facing Central next week.
Gainesville Eastside 64, Central 0: The Bears took another one to the chin when they fell 64-0 against Gainesville Eastside last Friday night. Central has now been outscored 126-12 through three games and it doesn’t get any easier for the Bears, as they face Nature Coast this week and Weeki Wachee the next.