David Hale Bronson may only be a sophomore, but he is already a veteran of varsity football. Hale Bronson played fullback and running back as a Hernando freshman, and in six games he gained 265 yards and scored three touchdowns. He missed four games due to a broken hand.He said at first there was some apprehension about playing against older, bigger players, but he got over that quickly."I have three older brothers, I'm used to getting beat up," Hale Bronson said.He proved in the season's first week that he is ready to become one of the Leopards' top running backs. He gained 116 yards on 13 carries in a 27-6 win over Fivay. He scored on a 5-yard run and had a 70-yard kickoff return.Hale Bronson is part of a trio of backs this season for Hernando. Junior Jacob Butts is the fullback who gets the inside yards; junior Ygenio Booker gets the outside yards. Hale Bronson sees himself as an in-between type of runner."If they need me to get the yards inside then I'll do that, if I need to run around the end then I'll do that," he said. "It's whatever they need me to do. I'm not really stuck on the yards or anything. It's just whatever works to win the game."