BROOKSVILLE — The streak of consecutive scoreless quarters has now reached 11 for Central as the Bears fell 68-0 at home to Hernando on Friday night.
Hernando (3-2) flexed its muscle early and often on both sides of the ball. The visiting squad held a 62-0 advantage going into halftime.
“We stressed to the players that you don’t want to overlook Central,” Hernando assistant Tom Bronson said. “They’re still our rivals. They came out fired up and ready to play.”
Ten players scored for the Leopards, including little-used ball-carriers such as Quentin Adams, Robert Hill Bronson and Zach Sullivan. The team even broke pay dirt four times on defensive scores.
“In fairness, Central was really banged up,” Bronson admitted. “Sixteen or 17 players were on the sidelines for them and didn’t dress.”
As Central (0-5) continues its downward turn with a seventh consecutive loss dating to last season, the Leopards are spiraling upward with another victory and are starting to look like the district favorites that onlookers expected heading into this season.
“In a game like this, we got a chance to develop some depth and young talent,” Bronson said. “It was a nice win for our team.”