‘The Cheetah’ impresses in San Francisco’s 31-3 Monday Night Football win

By Andy Villamarzo

Hernando Sun sports reporter

 Back in Brooksville, FL just over a few years ago, Nature Coast Technical featured a running back that not many thought then would end up playing in the National Football League. 

 Come this past Monday night in San Francisco, California, the San Francisco 49ers had former Nature Coast running back Matt Breida sitting center stage on one of the NFL’s premier nights to watch football. 

Springstead wins a 19-16 thriller in OT over Hernando

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports reporter

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

SPRING HILL- All week the status of Springstead linebacker Adrian Cabrera was up in the air heading into last Friday’s tilt against Hernando. 

The team’s arguably best player went into Wednesday’s practice of last week finally getting the green light from head coach Mike Garofano and was beyond excited to get back on the field with his fellow teammates. 

Week two of Middle School Football: Powell beats Explorer in a 27-6 win

It’s week two in middle school football- a beginning stage for players who are still gaining knowledge of position placement, offensive and defensive plays created by their coaches. At this age, kids are learning the concept of the game, as well as tackling adversity during the game.

However, it’s also what and how the coaches instill in their team.

Central High vs. HCA  Volleyball: It was a Picture! 

By Mel Suiter, Hernando Sun

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. --- It was a picture!

Hernando Christian Academy started the celebration of Spirit Week on the right foot, Monday night September 30, on the volleyball court against cross-town rival Central High School.

There were some strong rallies by both teams but at the end of the match, the Lions defeated the Bears 3-0, to improve their overall record to 9-7.

Central High School is struggling through a tough season, the Bears are 1-12 overall and are now being directed by their new coach, Kris Brooks.

Springstead derails Pasco 10-3 in district battle

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports reporter 

SPRING HILL- If there’s anything that this Springstead High School’s football team has shown this 2019 season, it’s resiliency. 

Mike Garofano’s group has been tested week in and week out and the time came for the Eagles to answer the bell against a hungry Dade City Pasco team last Friday, hoping to bounce back from a 20-0 loss the previous week to St. Petersburg Dixie Hollins. 

There’s a flag on the play...again.

Article and Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN

Despite the twenty times a yellow flag was thrown up in the air on Friday evening Sept. 27, 2019, both Weeki Wachee and Hernando High football teams excelled on one function- defense. If they didn’t, the scoreboard numbers would have been a whole other story.

“We have been all year pretty solid on defense,” coach Cook said. “ All those guys are really committed they want to get better. They are very positive, which is very difficult to do.”

A homecoming celebration for Nature Coast football and fans

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. --- The music from the big black speaker perched from the press box invited everyone to join the party!

That is exactly what Nature Coast Tech High School did. They not only joined the celebration but they provided the evening’s entertainment.

With the jams pumping down toward the grass and floating on the air across the field, the confetti and the colored smoke shot up into the air as the celebration of the 2019 edition of Homecoming was completed, with a 28-6 victory over Crystal River High School.

Weeki Wachee Invitational Results

Cross Country Results Varsity Girls 5000 Meter Run| Weeki Wachee Invitational

Springstead placed eighth with  256 points

Weeki Wachee placed fifteenth with 373 points  

Cross Country Results Varsity Boys 5000 Meter Run | Weeki Wachee Invitational

Nature Coast Tech placed fifth with 171 points

Weeki Wachee place eighth with 233 points

Springstead placed thirteenth  with 367 points

Hernando High placed sixteenth at 391 points