Games at a glance
By DAVID MURPHY
Published October 6, 2006
Hernando 1-4 at Springstead (2-3)
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)
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
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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