Matt Breida has been touted for most of the preseason and early in the regular season as one of the most dangerous offensive players in the area. Friday night, he proved it.
The junior tailback broke the Hernando County rushing record in Nature Coast's 52-0 victory at Central.
On 16 carries, Breida totaled 355 yards and six touchdowns on the ground, breaking the record set by former Hernando tailback Alvin Delaine against the Bears on Nov. 13, 2009.
"Matt doesn't miss an offseason workout and has the best work ethic of any back I've seen," Nature Coast coach Charles Liggett said. "He deserved an opportunity at that record."
The Sharks (2-2) fumbled four times and led only 14-0 at the half as they tried to open up the passing attack against Central (0-4). It was a goal-line stand before the half ended that maintained the shutout.
"We were not happy at halftime with the performance of our offense at all," Liggett said. "The kids' heads were down, and I had to get them back on track."
Derek J. LaRiviere, Times correspondent