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Game of the Week Preview: Hernando at Orlando Jones

And then there was one left standing. 

That one team left standing is the Hernando Leopards, who are coming off a dominating performance against Tarpon Springs from last week’s Class 5A play-in playoff game. The Leopards went into cruise control and breezed past the Spongers 55-14 on the road and now Hernando moves into the second round against its toughest opponent of the season when they face Orlando Jones. 

Final 2020 Hernando Sun Prep Football Top 5 Poll/Playoff matchups

We have reached the playoff round of high school football throughout the state of Florida and for the first time in Hernando County history, all five teams will be involved with the postseason. You heard that right. From Nature Coast to Central, each team will have a chance to hit the reset button and see what they can do in the playoffs. The Sharks ended the regular season undefeated at 7-0, but have a tough first-round opponent. The Leopards have been getting stellar performances from running back Contae Cason, but can he keep it up?

John Carbone will represent Hernando County at State Cross Country Championship

Central's John Carbone has a passion for cross country. He started running competitively in the 6th grade running track. Now he runs cross country for the Central Bears. Coaches Jeremy Woolcock and Patricia Greenwood helped Carbone improve his running performance. They stated he has the heart to run and all they had to do was give him a few tips and tricks and he was off. 

Hernando County 2020 playoff matchups

The regular season for prep football in Hernando County is finally over for Hernando, Nature Coast, Weeki Wachee, Central, and Springstead as they finish the 2020 campaign this week. All five of Hernando County’s squads will be in action for the postseason and the Sharks, Hornets, Leopards, Bears, and Eagles hope to advance a little closer to playing near Thanksgiving week. We take a closer look at the playoff matchups on tap for Friday night November 13th.

Game of the Week

Four games are on the slate this Friday night when Hernando County football teams take the field and among all of the matchups taking place, the most intriguing one looks to be over in Weeki Wachee. That’s where the undefeated Nature Coast Sharks will travel to face the improving Weeki Wachee Hornets in a game that has shaped up into being a competitive contest. The last time Nature Coast and Weeki Wachee stepped on the field together was in 2019, when the Sharks came away with an easy 42-0 victory. Nature Coast is coming off a very close call in a 28-21 victory over Crystal River.