Week 4 of the regular season for prep football in the state of Florida began last week and we here at the Hernando Sun want to give you the Hernando County reader all the insight you can get during the 2018 campaign. We will be doing a weekly ranking of the teams within Hernando County.
No. 1 Hernando (4-0, 1-0): Is there no team playing better football at this point than Hernando? The Leopards have been on a roll since the start of the season and have yet to take their foot off the gas pedal for one second. Hernando’s latest victim on the football gridiron was Lecanto, with the Leopards rolling past the Panthers in a 67-7 affair. Hernando gets back to it this week against Inverness Citrus.
No. 2 Nature Coast (3-1, 1-0): Barring a huge upset along the way of the regular season, Nature Coast should be 7-1 when they face county, district rival Hernando. The Sharks are coming off a 55-0 beatdown of Central to kickoff district play and the next four games might be snoozers as well. Nature Coast faces Crystal River, Weeki Wachee, Lecanto and Citrus, respectively.
No. 3 Springstead (2-2, 0-1): Will the real Springstead offense please stand up? The Eagles have found the end zone to be a tough place to visit in their last two games, Springstead has scored only twice in matchups against Nature Coast and Mitchell. One of the biggest contributing factors for the Eagles’ woes is the loss of running back Anthony Alexis. Nathan Sims is running the show with an impressive 133 rushing yards against Mitchell.
No. 4 Weeki Wachee (1-2, 0-0): Can Weeki Wachee’s high powered offense do it again versus Central in the ‘Battle of the Hexam’? Very likely against a Bears’ defense that has yielded over 50 points three times so far this season. Hornets’ quarterback Vaughn Sykora and running back Sebastian Class should have huge statistical games for Weeki Wachee.
No. 5 Central (0-4, 0-1): Welp, it’s tough to weigh out the pros and cons for the Bears at this point. With Central coming off a 55-0 loss against Nature Coast, things don’t get any easier going into a rivalry game against Weeki Wachee. The Hornets will have had two weeks to prepare for this district matchup.
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