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

NCAA Division III

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

Garafano, a starter, had one solo tackle, eight assists and broke up a pass in 1-5 MacMurray's 31-24 home loss to Greenville (Ill.) College. Next: Saturday, home vs. Aurora (Ill.) College. Season stats: 23 tackles, 37 assists, 60 total, 2 interceptions, 3 passes broken up, 3 fumbles caused.

NAIA Division I

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

Coburn had four solo tackles and deflected a pass that led to an interception in 0-6 Minnesota-Morris' 44-7 loss to Winona (Minn.) State University on Saturday. Next: Saturday, at Teikyo-Westmar (Iowa) College. Season stats: 15 tackles, 20 assists, 35 total, 2 interceptions, 5 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 a 5-yard pass in Minnesota-Morris' loss to Winona State. Next: at Teikyo-Westmar. Season stats: 20 carries, 70 yards; 3 receptions, 31 yards.

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

Weber is a redshirt candidate at 1-4 Wingate, which lost 36-28 to No. 1 Carson-Newman (Tenn.) College on Saturday.

NAIA Division II

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

Cybulski, a starter, had five solo tackles and six assists in 1-3-1 Culver-Stockton's homecoming loss to Missouri Valley College on Saturday. Next: Saturday, at No. 6 Baker (Kan.) University. Season stats: 20 tackles, 24 assists, 44 total.

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

Grelecki, recovering from injury, played sparingly and made no tackles in the loss to Missouri Valley. Next: vs. Baker. Season stats: 14 tackles, 8 assists, 22 total.

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

Smith, a starter coming off a victory over Mid-America Nazarene (Kan.) after which he was named the Heart of America Conference's defensive player of the week, had three solo tackles, one assist and four quarterback hurries in the loss to Missouri Valley. Next: vs. Baker. Season stats: 19 tackles, 19 assists, 38 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 2 catches for 30 yards and returned a kickoff 60 yards in 4-0 San Francisco City's 43-23 win over Laney (Calif.) College on Saturday. Next: Saturday, vs. San Jose (Calif.) City College. Season stats: 23 receptions, 333 yards, 4 touchdowns.

Citrus County update

Citrus County update: WR Brad Breedlove (Lecanto), still nursing a thigh injury, played sparingly in Duke's 45-15 win over East Carolina. Next: Saturday, at Clemson. TE Charlie Dean (Citrus) played mainly on special teams and DB Monty Grow (Citrus), a starter, had eight tackles (three solo) in No. 23 Florida's 28-21 victory over Louisiana State. Next: Saturday, vs. Auburn. FL Shaun Jackson (Citrus) made his first career catch for 7 yards in Minnesota's 24-20 loss at Purdue. Next: Saturday, vs. Michigan State. Did not play: TB Bryant Brooks (Crystal River, reserve at Kansas State), DE Calvin Brown (Lecanto, redshirt candidate at Southern Illinois), LB Rick Hamilton (Citrus, Central Florida was idle), DB Anthony Porter (Crystal River, redshirt candidate at Central Florida).

_ Compiled by staff writers Tim Buckley and Joanne Korth.