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A look at how small-college football players with Hernando County ties are faring:

NCAA Division III

Danny Garofano (Springstead), MacMurray (Ill.) College, FS, 5-9, 175, Sr.

Garofano was named his team's defensive back of the week after intercepting a pass, making six solo tackles and assisting on five others in 1-4 MacMurray's 24-14 road loss to Concordia (Wis.) College on Saturday. Next: Saturday, home vs. Greenville (Ill.) College. Season stats: 22 tackles, 29 assists, 51 total, 2 interceptions, 2 passes broken up, 3 fumbles caused.

NAIA Division I

Stan Coburn (Hernando), University of Minnesota-Morris, CB, 6-2, 170, Fr.

Coburn had two solo tackles, three assists and broke up two passes in 0-5 Minnesota-Morris' 40-17 home loss to Moorhead (Minn.) State University on Saturday. Next: Saturday, vs. 0-5 Winona (Minn.) State University. Season stats: 11 tackles, 20 assists, 31 total, 2 interceptions, 4 passes broken up.

Robert Lawson (Hernando), Minnesota-Morris, FB, 5-10, 205, Fr.

Lawson, a starter like Coburn, rushed five times for 18 yards and caught an 18-yard pass in Minnesota-Morris' loss to Moorhead State. Next: vs. Winona State. Season stats: 15 carries, 52 yards; 2 receptions, 26 yards.

Matt Weber (Springstead), Wingate (N.C.) College, WR, 5-7, 140, Fr.

Weber remains a redshirt candidate at 1-3 Wingate, which lost 69-33 to No. 7 Gardner-Webb (N.C.) College on Saturday and next plays at No. 1 Carson-Newman (Tenn.) College.

NAIA Division II

Randy Cybulski (Springstead), Culver-Stockton (Mo.), LB, 6-1, 220, Jr.

Cybulski, a starter, had two solo tackles in 1-2-1 Culver-Stockton's 23-16 road victory over Mid-America Nazarene (Kan.) College on Saturday. Next: Saturday, homecoming vs. Missouri Valley College. Season stats: 15 tackles, 18 assists, 33 total.

Dave Grelecki (Springstead), Culver-Stockton (Mo.), LB, 6-2, 235, Sr.

Grelecki did not play in Culver-Stockton's victory over Mid-American Nazarene due to injuries; he's expected to return this week. Next: vs. Missouri Valley. Season stats: 14 tackles, 8 assists, 22 total.

Matt Smith (Springstead), Culver-Stockton (Mo.), NG, 6-2, 240, Jr.

Smith, a starter, led Culver-Stockton's defense in its Heart of America Conference victory over Mid-America Nazarene. He made three solo tackles and five for assists, including two for losses and one quarterback sack; caused a fumble; broke up a pass; and recorded five quarterback hurries. Next: vs. Missouri Valley. Season stats: 16 tackles, 18 assists, 34 total, 3 sacks, 3 fumbles caused, 1 pass broken up.

Junior college

Tony Roberts (Hernando), San Francisco (Calif.) City College, WR, 5-9, 185, So.

Roberts had 11 catches for 100 yards and a touchdown in 3-0 San Francisco City's 40-28 win over Contra Costa (Calif.) College on Saturday. Next: vs. Laney (Calif.) College. Season stats: 21 receptions, 303 yards, 4 touchdowns.

Citrus County update

TB Bryant Brooks (Crystal River) had one carry for 3 yards in Kansas State's 19-0 win over New Mexico State. Next: Saturday, at Kansas. TE Charlie Dean (Citrus) played mainly on special teams and DB Monty Grow (Citrus) had nine tackles (five solo), two quarterback sacks and caused a fumble in No. 23 Florida's 30-6 loss to No. 18 Mississippi State on Thursday. Next: Saturday, Louisiana State.

_ Compiled by staff writers Tim Buckley and Joanne Korth.