The Leopard football team defeated crosstown rival, Springstead 17-14 on a night former Leopards were recognized for being inducted into the school athletic Hall of Fame. Scoring touchdowns for the Leopards were seniors David Bronson (10 yard run) and Izzy Fields (55 yard TD reception right before the half). Senior Boston Tafelski added a 35 yard field goal.
The swarming defense made big stops towards the end of the game forcing a loss of downs on two occasions in the second half. The big stop occurred in the fourth quarter with Springstead starting their drive on the Leopards 45 yard line after a safety. The purple and gold stopped the Eagles and forced a turnover on downs to seal the victory.
Hernando will host Weeki Wachee next Friday at 7 PM as the Leopards will be honoring the seniors on senior night.