MORE from our HomeTeam writers.
All games 7:30 p.m. Friday unless noted.
Springstead (0-1) at Nature Coast (1-0)
Despite a 24-3 loss to rival Hernando, the Eagles had some positives, including sustained drives and flashes of strong defense. Quarterback Brian Beeker looked like a solid leader. He ran 13 times for 57 yards, and finished 4-for-9 passing for 60 yards and one touchdown. That said, the Sharks are hoping to feast on another in-county rival. The Sharks have won four straight in the series with Springstead’s last win in 2005, 43-0.
Izzy Gould: Nature Coast 35-7
Plantation American Heritage (1-0) at Pasco (0-0)
The Pirates began their season with a bye week following a 14-3 preseason victory at Hernando. American Heritage is coming off a 26-21 win over Clewiston. The Pirates should be aware of running back Sony Michel, who rushed 22 times for 90 yards and a touchdown. Patriots quarterback Sam Wilensky completed 4-of-7 passes for 61 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Pasco defeated American Heritage 27-22 last year.
IG: Pasco 30- 17
Ridgewood (0-1) at Mitchell (1-0)
The Rams face one of the tougher opening schedules, losing last week 49-6 to Land O’Lakes. Rams running back Cameron Rodriguez was a bright spot with 18 carries for 93 yards. But the Rams will need something out of quarterback Scott Kujak, who was 5-for-15 passing for 64 yards and two interceptions. Mitchell has been unstoppable, last week claiming a 41-0 win over River Ridge. Senior Ricky Trinidad ran just seven times, but finished with 142 yards and two touchdowns. Mitchell used eight running backs to combine for 292 yards.
IG: Mitchell 42-6
More North Suncoast games
Bishop McLaughlin (1-0) at Sante Fe Catholic (1-0), 7
IG: Bishop McLaughlin 21-10
Landmark Christian (0-1) at Hernando Christian (0-0), 7
IG: Hernando Christian 14-13
Gulf (1-0) at River Ridge (0-1)
IG: Gulf 21-3
Anclote (0-0) at Strawberry Crest (0-0)
IG: Anclote 13-10
Hernando (1-0) at Lecanto (0-1)
IG: Hernando 21-11
Crystal River (1-0) at Central (0-1)
IG: Crystal River 24-10
Wesley Chapel (0-1) at Hudson (0-1)
IG: Wesley Chapel 24-13
Wiregrass Ranch (0-1) at Zephyrhills (0-0)
IG: Zephyrhills 21-20