CRYSTAL RIVER FOOTBALL
Nate's Madison's greatest foe might not play for another team.
It might be a bum shoulder.
In two games, the senior running back has rushed for 310 yards and four touchdowns on 37 carries (an 8.3-yard average).
Of that total, 183 yards came in last week's 36-3 win at Citrus _ a game in which he played two and half quarters before leaving with a shoulder stinger.
For the second consecutive week, Madison is the Times Performer of the Week.
"When he gets hit in the shoulder, it sometimes pops in and out and sometimes it doesn't," Crystal River coach Jere DeFoor said. "He's back in there each week. He wants to play."
Prior to getting hurt, Madison had been unstoppable.
Four of his 17 carries were for more than 10 yards, including one in the first quarter that covered 69 yards and went for a TD.
"That was big," DeFoor said. "All these people came to see Nate run, and (Citrus) came to see if they could stop him."
With Madison in the lineup, Crystal River scored touchdowns on four of its first five possessions and moved the ball at will against what is considered to be a better-than-average Citrus defense.
Madison's injury, though painful, is not expected to keep him out of the lineup.
FOOTBALL: Ryan McNally, a sophomore running back for Crystal River, rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns on nine attempts, including an 80-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
Michael Jones, a junior wingback for Crystal River, ran for 60 yards on three attempts, including a 31-yard scoring run in the second quarter.
Sam McLain, a senior quarterback at Citrus, completed 7 of 13 passes for 77 yards.
Joe Calcagino, a senior running back for Citrus, rushed 16 times for 85 hard-earned yards.
Matt Davis, a junior kicker for Citrus, booted a 27-yard field goal for the team's only score against Crystal River, and he helped the Hurricanes successfully recover an onsides kick.
Jarvis Patterson, a sophomore defensive back/running back for Lecanto, rushed for 85 yards, made 11 tackles and played on special teams.
VOLLEYBALL: Jill Bandhauer, a junior outside hitter for Lecanto, helped the Panthers go 2-0 for the week and improve to 5-0 overall.
In a three-set win against district rival Central, she had nine kills, three blocks and two aces. Four kills and both aces came in the deciding third set.
CROSS COUNTRY: Tony Lyons, a sophomore from Citrus, led the Hurricanes to the team title in the Lecanto Invitational with a 3-mile time of 16:36, good for third place in the individual standings.
Amanda Howard, a junior from Lecanto, finished second in the Lecanto Invitational with a time of 20:29. Her team placed second.
C.J. Bryant, a junior at Citrus, took fourth in the boys individual competition in the Lecanto Invitational with a time of 16:40.
GOLF: Lindsey Ives, a senior from Crystal River, carded a 43 and earned her first medalist title while leading the Pirates (3-0) to a 199-205 win over rival Lecanto.
_ Compiled by Carey Freeman and Keith Niebuhr