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Central-Springstead leads Week One of Football Action

By: Danny Aiello Jr and Derek J. Lariviere

Twitter: @DannyAielloJr  @DerekJLariviere


Derek J. LaRiviere and Danny Aiello Jr

Derek J. LaRiviere and Danny Aiello Jr

Football returned to Hernando County albeit in preseason form last week, but this week the slates are wiped clean and the stats are real. I will be joined by Derek J. LaRiviere each week, where we will break down the game of the week for Hernando County and pick the rest of the schedule. So without anymore pleasantries, welcome to Pigskin Prophets.
Game of the Week: Central at Springstead, 7:30 p.m.

Aiello Jr: Springstead, 28-3

LaRiviere: Springstead, 21-7

Derek’s Breakdown: Springstead has struggled mightily in its past two games. Granted, they were both exhibitions, but losing to Anclote (63-32) and Hudson (14-12) will never instill confidence. The Eagles have always been sound fundamentally, avoiding turnovers and penalties. Coach Mike Garofano will have to get that discipline back if Springstead is going to be competitive this season. The Eagles have won eight of the past 10 meetings in this rivalry, winning by an average of 27-10. Central RB De’Vonta Smith and Springstead QB Jordan Wright should both weigh heavily on the results Friday night.

Danny’s Breakdown: While Springstead lost in preseason last week, their defense showed vast improvement from the Anclote game last spring where they allowed 63 points. That being said, only scoring six points is a recipe for disaster in football. The burden of the offense relies on QB Jordan Wright and he has the talent to lead his offense up and down the field. If he can get going, the Eagles will be dangerous. Central comes in under second year coach Chris Sands and talented RB De’Vonta Smith, however, the question is how far Smith can literally carry the team. The Bears defense is improved, but it will be up to Smith to have a big night if Central wants to knock of the Eagles.

                                                                                            Aiello Jr.                    LaRiviere

  • Southeast at Nature Coast 7:30pm
  • Mitchell at River Ridge 7pm
  • Lakeland Victory at Pasco 7:30pm
  • Bishop McLaughlin at All Saints 7pm
  • Zephyrhills Christian at Santa Fe 7pm
  • Weeki Wachee at Ridgewood 7:30pm
  • Hernando at Fivay 7:30pm
  • Zephyrhills at Wiregrass Ranch 7:30pm
  • Land O’Lakes at Wesley Chapel 7:30pm
  • Gulf at Sunlake 7:30pm
  • NCT, 45-10
  • Mitchell, 31-24
  • Pasco, 28-17
  • Bishop, 28-17
  • ZCA, 42-10
  • WWHS, 31-21
  • Fivay, 28-20
  • Z’Hills, 24-21
  • Land O, 31-14
  • Sunlake, 31-0
  • NCT, 35-14
  • River Ridge, 28-24
  • Pasco, 31-28
  • Bishop, 35-21
  • ZCA, 56-14
  • WWHS, 28-20
  • Fivay, 28-27
  • Zephyrhills, 28-24
  • Land O, 35-21
  • Sunlake, 49-7
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  • Go central bear!!?

    Friday, 28 August 2015, 12:06 pm
  • Naw lady dont whine its high school football Thanks Tom good idea.

    Friday, 28 August 2015, 7:33 am
  • They ain’t gonna give Hernando no credit for nothing….

    Friday, 28 August 2015, 5:08 am
  • What about hernando leopards jv team tonight! They won 37-0!!! Lets give them boys some credit too 🙂

    Thursday, 27 August 2015, 9:58 pm

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