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Cromie Shines as Hornets beat Citrus

By Danny Aiello Jr

Twitter: @DannyAielloJr


Alec Cromie passed for 329 yards and three touchdowns, while Eli Mendoza has two huge interceptions as Weeki Wachee dismissed Citrus 34-7 Friday.

Cromie was 17-for-28 through the air and also kicked two onside kicks that the Hornets (3-2, 2-0 5A-7) were able to recover.

Donte Young got the Hornets on the board in the second quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run to tie the game at seven. Following the successful onside kick, Cromie found Young, who took a short pass 32-yards for a 14-7 lead, putting Weeki Wachee ahead for good.

Citrus (0-7, 0-3 5A-7) would drive into Hornet territory trying to tie the game at 14, but Eli Mendoza secured an interception right in front of the goal line, allowing the offense to take over and stop the Hurricane threat.

The Weeki Wachee defense held the Citrus squad to only 61 yards on 22 carries, allowing the offense to outgain the Hurricanes 416-194.

Up Next: Weeki Wachee looks to stay perfect in district play as they travel to unbeaten Nature Coast.

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