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Games at a glance

By DAVID MURPHY
Published October 6, 2006


Hernando 1-4 at Springstead (2-3)

Time: 7:30

LAST WEEK: Both teams dropped their district openers: Hernando in a 13-7 lost to Crystal River, Springstead in a 31-13 loss to Tarpon Springs.

This week: Neither team has gotten off to the start it desired, but county games are always big. Springstead has a little more balance in its attack than Hernando, but the Leopards have been running the ball extremely well this season.

THE PICK: Springstead.

 

Poinciana (0-6) at Nature Coast (4-1)

Time: 7:30

Last week: Nature Coast barely broke a sweat while dominating Lecanto 61-0. Poinciana fell 14-12 to Celebration.

This week: Nature Coast has an excellent chance to extend its blistering start. Poinciana has won just two games since the start of the 2002 season.

The PICK: Nature Coast

 

Tampa Baptist (2-3) at Hernando Christian (3-3)

Time: 4 p.m.

Last week: HCA won its second straight game, defeating Lighthouse Christian 22-12. Tampa Baptist fell 6-0 to Calvary Christian.

this week: HCA could have its hands full attempting to tackle Rams running back Matt Reynolds, who entered last week's loss to Calvary Christian averaging 6 yards per carry.

The PICK: Tampa Baptist

 

District standings

CLASS 4A, DISTRICT 8

Team Record District

Central 4-2 2-0

Ridgewood 4-2 1-1

Tarpon Springs 2-4 1-1

Springstead 2-3 0-1

River Ridge 0-6 0-1

CLASS 3A, DISTRICT 6

Nature Coast 4-1 2-0

Citrus 2-3 1-0

Crystal River 1-5 1-1

Hernando 1-4 0-1

Lecanto 0-5 0-2

Note: Hernando Christian is an independent.

 

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[Last modified October 6, 2006, 06:54:35]


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