Football

NCT ends Citrus football season

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. —- It was a perfect night for football, the temperature was comfortable and the drizzle only made the game that much more exciting for everybody inside the Shark Tank.

The small crowd that had gathered together to help cheer for Nature Coast Tech High School for a quarter final first round game against Citrus High School, Friday Nov. 8, 2019. The cheering didn’t stop through the falling temperature, the wind, the rain falling from the clouds and of course-the Sharks’ victory.

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. 

HCA football players make top ten list

Hernando Christian Academy (HCA) is a private school located on Emerson Road in Brooksville, FL. The school may be small, still, it’s packed with powerhouse athletes within their sports programs, and a few of those athletes are currently placed in the top ten not just in Florida under 6-man leader stats but in national and that’s including 11-man, according to the stats posted on MaxPreps.

Run the ball and stop the run, and good things happen!

It has been a long road for Hernando Christian Academy (HCA) and a hard process to recover from last year’s season with just three wins. Who would’ve thought that those previous year’s classmen would push through the adversity to become ranked number 2 in 6-man football for the entire state of Florida?

Yes, you read it right! According to the Florida High School Football Rankings on MaxPreps, HCA secured the number two spot out of 29 schools.

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.