BROOKSVILLE — Seven players found the end zone for Hernando in a lopsided opening-night victory over Fivay on Friday night. The game was delayed an hour due to stormy weather. The Leopards (1-0) scored on their first two offensive plays en route to 54 first-half points, which set up the clock runoff in the second half.
Plays of the game: David Hale Bronson set the tone right away, as he sprinted past the Fivay (0-1) defense for a 49-yard run for a 7-0 lead. On the ensuing Hernando possession, quarterback Boston Tafelski connected with Isaac Fields for a 29-yard touchdown for a 14-0 lead. After another Fivay punt, Bronson ran a 65-yard return to the house as the rout was on.
Players of the game: Leopards running back Israel Fields rumbled for two big touchdown runs of 75 and 42 yards on his only two carries. … Ygenio Booker had a 68-yard touchdown dash, and Tafelski had two touchdown passes and a touchdown rush. Tafelski also capped the scoring with a two-point run after the final 89-yard touchdown run by Noah Batten.
Stats of the game: The Leopards played great team defense holding the Falcons' ground attack to minus-4 yards on 32 carries. Hernando outgained Fivay 540-12 in the contest.
Final word: "I know we had a little more speed than we had in the past, but it was so long since we played anybody, so we couldn't tell, but we have more speed than I thought. The guys made good decisions and finished off plays." — Hernando coach Bill Vonada