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Friday night recaps 10/6/2017

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Nature Coast against Central last Tuesday night

There was plenty of exciting action on the prep football gridiron last week, as Nature Coast and Central started off the slate on Tuesday night and had to suit up again a couple days later. With Hernando off on a bye week, we take a look at games played on Tuesday and Friday nights in Hernando County. 

Nature Coast 28, Central 26 (Tuesday night) 

In a contest rescheduled because of Hurricane Irma and both teams also slated to play later in the week, the Tuesday night tilt between Class 5A, District 7 rivals Nature Coast and Central lived up to the annual billing. 

Nature Coast football taking it one game at a time

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Nature Coast running back Zachary Powell

BROOKSVILLE- Nature Coast coach Cory Johns has never gone through what's he's faced so far this 2017 season. 

A campaign that's been so far disrupted by inclement weather and Hurricane Irma, Johns has had to adjust not only how to fit in enough practices for his club but how to prepare for games on a short week. Last week Nature Coast played Central on Tuesday and Weeki Wachee on Friday and Johns stated it wasn't easy getting his team prepared for two games in four days. 

Change for Weeki Wachee football coming along

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Weeki Wachee coach Jacob Gray

WEEKI WACHEE- Talk about a change of environments for first-year Weeki Wachee football coach Jacob Gray.

Coming from Jacksonville Bolles, a program that has won 10 state championships under the legendary Corky Rogers, Gray was the special teams coordinator at the storied program and making the transition to being the head coach at Weeki Wachee High School has been interesting. Not used to seeing two to three players deep on offense, defense and special teams is something Gray alluded to at Bolles was something of normalcy.

Friday Night Recap, Sept. 22, 2017

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Louis Miele 66, fighting in the trenches against Crystal RIver on Friday Sept. 22, 2017.  Photo by Cheryl Clanton

There was plenty of good matchups that took place last Friday night, Sept. 22, 2017, in Hernando County, as everyone around returned to normalcy and resumed its regular season. We take a look back at all the games that took in and outside of the county.

Nature Coast 19, Crystal River 7

It's four weeks into the season and Nature Coast is already looking mid-season form defensively, despite playing in only two games. The Sharks were able to use an opportunistic defense and roll to a 19-7 win over district rival Crystal River last Friday.

Springstead off to blazing start in volleyball

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SHS outside/middle hitter Jennifer Aten

SPRING HILL- It's been awhile since coaching from bench for Springstead volleyball coach Kyra Leonard, who used to coach the Eagles over 10 years ago and has now returned for another stint.

This time around, however, Leonard inherits a very talented squad and her club is off to one of the hottest starts of anyone in the area. The Eagles are off to an 8-1 start through nine contests and despite not having played the meat of their schedule, Springstead has been impressive nonetheless.

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