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Look for Lion on D-II football fields

By DAVID MURPHY
Published February 21, 2007


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Mike Drummond was sitting in front of the television with his son, Corey, watching the Division II national championship game between Grand Valley State and Northwest Missouri state when he had a realization.

"I said, 'Man, Corey, you might be hitting some of those guys out there next year,' " said Mike, athletic director at Hernando Christian.

The possibility will become very real today, when Corey signs a letter of intent to attend Southwest Baptist University, a school in Missouri that plays in the same conference as Northwest Missouri State.

Drummond is the first HCA player in the program's three-year history to receive a scholarship to play college football.

Southwest Baptist went 1-10 last year, its lone victory coming against Fort Hays State on homecoming.

The Bearcats are coached by Jack Peavey, who played in the NFL from 1985-87 for New England and Denver.

NEW HCA BASEBALL COACH: Mike Sodders, who coached the Lions to their best season in school history last season (13-11), will be replaced by 22-year-old Scott Boer, a recent college graduate who played four years at Dordt College in Iowa. According to Drummond, Sodders left HCA for a coaching job in Plant City.

Correction

Nature Coast baseball coach Dan Garofano's name was misspelled in Tuesday's Times.

[Last modified February 20, 2007, 20:22:57]


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