High School Football

Spring football wrap up

With the 2020-2021 school year now coming to a close, spring football on the high school level is also wrapping up and each of Hernando County's five public schools all took part in a scrimmage, jamboree or regular game against an opponent/opponents during the last couple of weeks. We were able to see which teams are looking strong and which ones are still getting everything together heading into the summer. Here are the results of each team's spring game and the score. 

Central football looking to improve in every facet

BROOKSVILLE- After finding some early success in Year No. 1 under head coach Rob Walden, the Central Bears struggled mightily in the pandemic 2020 campaign.

Central went 0-6 in the coronavirus shortened season and had trouble competing with opponents week to week. The Bears scored just once all season long and yielded 240 points. Despite the abysmal season, the Bears are coming back this spring with renewed energy

Can Weeki Wachee Step Up to the Challenge?

WEEKI WACHEE- One Hernando County prep football team really stood out during the 2020 season and that was the Weeki Wachee Hornets. 

 

A club that many didn’t expect to make a jump, was one of the more talented teams in Hernando County this past year. The Hornets won games against Inverness Citrus, Tampa Bay Christian Academy and a stunner over Springstead, but are looking to make more strides over the summer. 

Nature Coast ready to reload this spring

BROOKSVILLE- There was one Hernando County team that ran the table through the 2020 regular season and that was the Nature Coast Sharks.

At 7-0 before the playoffs kicked off, Nature Coast looked like they were destined for a deep playoff run as they had a strong senior class to lead them. Unfortunately though, the Sharks ran into a buzz saw in Orlando Bishop Moore and lost to the Hornets 45-28. 

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.

Hernando Sun Game of the Week: Nature Coast at Springstead

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 Spring Hill. That’s where the undefeated Nature Coast Sharks will travel the short distance to take on the Springstead Eagles in a game that is usually a very competitive one. The difference this time around is the amount of time the Sharks have already had on the field compared to the Eagles, who had their season delayed by two weeks due to Covid-19.