Andy Villamarzo

Nature Coast back in the postseason, hosts Citrus

BROOKSVILLE- Nature Coast winning another district title? 

At one point during this 2019 campaign, it didn’t seem like the Sharks would even get into the postseason- it was more of the biggest question on the docket. Sitting at 1-3 through four games, much doubt had been cast on the viability of the Sharks getting back into the playoffs as a district champion. 

Springstead rolls past Central 56-0 in regular season finale

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports reporter 

BROOKSVILLE- Coming off their first loss of the season, Springstead wasn’t exactly happy about seeing the mark on what was a perfect record. 

The team that would end up being the ones to face an angry Eagles’ bunch? Central Bears. Springstead made sure to win and come away dominant heading into the postseason. Central was no match for the playoff-bound Springstead, as the Eagles rolled to a 56-0 victory at the Bears Den last Friday night. 

Springstead falls on the road 26-21 to Lake Minneola

CLERMONT- Two schools were looking to make history in last Friday’s Class 6A, District 5 championship between Lake Minneola and Springstead. 

For Lake Minneola, they were looking to do something the football program has never done before and that was to win a district championship. The Hawks at home knew the pressure was on to win the football program’s first ever district crown against an 8-0 Eagles’ team. 

Springstead faces Lake Minneola for 6A-5 title

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports reporter 

SPRING HILL- It’s all or nothing when it comes down to Friday night’s Class 6A, District 5 championship game between Springstead and Lake Minneola. 

Both teams have been able to defeat the other district foes Lecanto and Dade City Pasco and now the Eagles are aiming to pull off the program’s best record since the 2013 season when they reached the region final versus Seffner Armwood, before being upended 41-0. 

Week 9 Hernando Prep Football Roundup

GROVELAND- What seemed like so long ago, the last time Springstead was playing for a district championship was in the 2013 season, when the Eagles were able to break ground and reach the region finals. 

Making school history was a moment etched into history for those that were apart of that special Eagles’ club. Springstead was able to go 11-2 on the season and won a couple playoff games against Inverness Citrus and Gainesville before falling to state powerhouse Seffner Armwood 41-0. 

Hernando Prep Football Roundup: Springstead rolls to 40-0 win over Lecanto

SPRING HILL- There’s only one undefeated team left in Hernando County and they reside in Spring Hill. 

Springstead continued its march towards making history and finishing the regular season undefeated, as the Eagles rolled to a 40-0 victory over Lecanto last Friday at Booster Stadium. With the victory, Springstead now improves to 7-0 on the season heading into this Friday’s matchup against Groveland South Lake.