Mistakes on offense and defense plagued Weeki Wachee (1-6, 0-5) in a rough road loss in Class 4A, District 4 to Starke Bradford.
"The game was a lot closer than what the score might indicate," Hornets coach Mark Lee said. "We shot ourselves in the foot."
Offensive mistakes were part of the problem. Bradford returned two interceptions for scores.
But Weeki Wachee's defense also added to the problem, with two costly penalties that resulted in first downs. Bradford capitalized with scores both times.
"We need to do a much better job," Lee said.
The Hornets had plenty of positives. Quarterback David Tinch returned fully from injury. He rushed for a 3-yard touchdown and threw a 7-yard touchdown pass.
Jacob Cimino scored on a 6-yard rush for Weeki Wachee, and Xavier Jones returned an interception 50 yards for the first touchdown of his career.
The Hornets face Interlachen next week.
Matt Baker, Times staff writer