Andy Villamarzo

GAME OF THE WEEK - Hernando at Inverness Citrus

The Hernando Leopards no doubt had one rough start to high school football season this year. It was downright heartbreaking with the team having to delay its season opener against Wiregrass Ranch due to coronavirus and then the following week opened up the season versus Zephyrhills and received a 43-2 thumping at the hands of the Bulldogs. Not quite the start anyone had envisioned for the Leopards in 2021. 

Game Of The Week In Hernando: Springstead at Nature Coast

If there was any doubt what the ‘game of the week’ in Hernando County would be during Week 3, you might want to take a look at the schedule and think again. There’s not much debate on this one for the very fact of history behind the matchup and competitiveness. This would be the 17th time these two teams have met since the 2005 season and below are all the years, scores and winners of each time the Eagles and Sharks have met on the football field. Nature Coast leads the series 12-4. 

6 key questions entering the 2021 high school football season

Which team has the best chance to go deep into the postseason?

Something tells us that could be a toss up between Nature Coast and Hernando once again, as each team brings back many playmakers from last season’s playoff team. If you’re looking to pick between the two teams, however, have fun deciding because both teams have plenty of talent. Cory Johns always has his kids ready and Earl Garcia III is starting to build up an annual powerhouse at Hernando. 

Will COVID-19 be an issue again?