Week 7 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 now take a look at the Hernando Sun Top 5 Prep Football Ranking heading into Week 8 of the regular season.
No. 1 Nature Coast (5-1, 3-0): The ‘Running Back Factory’ at Nature Coast continued its trend of racking up the yards when Michael Weston went for 239 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-24 win over Weeki Wachee. I think most of us can’t wait until Nature Coast and Hernando meet in a critical Class 5A, District 7 matchup.
No. 2 Hernando (5-2, 1-2): Despite losing two crucial district games in a row, Hernando has not decided to pack in the season whatsoever. In fact, the Leopards showed some major resolve in an impressive 17-14 victory over Springstead. The Leopards want to get back in the district conversation? Beating Nature Coast will be the only way.
No. 3 Springstead (4-3, 1-2): The Eagles’ offense took a little bit of a step backwards in a 17-14 loss to Hernando. The Eagles are still players when it comes to their district hopes as matchups versus Land O’ Lakes and Pasco still await.
No. 4 Weeki Wachee (2-4, 1-2): The Hornets hung in with Nature Coast for as long as they could, but ended up falling 38-24. Weeki Wachee were 24-point underdogs by the Joe Pinkos’ Week 7 forecast of games. Despite the loss, Jacob Gray’s group showed they’ve gotten better this season.
No. 5 Central (0-7, 0-4): The Bears were shutout for the fifth time this season in a 49-0 loss to Inverness Citrus. Central hopes to avoid an 0-10 season, with Bears having games against Crystal River, Hernando and Sunlake.
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