Official community newspaper of Kissimmee, Osceola County including Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Celebration, Poinciana, Harmony and surrounding areas – Florida News

Official community newspaper of Kissimmee, Osceola County including Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Celebration, Poinciana, Harmony and surrounding areas – Florida News

Harmony Coach Don Simon talks to the Longhorns after the spring game Friday. Photo/Rick Pedone

By Rick Pedone
Sports Editor

If Friday’s spring game was any indication, Harmony High  fans will see the football flying across the field next season.

Two Longhorns quarterbacks combined for 297 passing yards and two touchdowns, and Harmony totaled 420 yards of offense against Cypress Creek at Longhorns field.

That wasn’t enough to give the Longhorns the win, though, as the Bears prevailed, 35-12.

While Harmony moved the ball all night, so did Cypress Creek, which finished with 438 total yards and a punishing 322 of those on the ground.

New Longhorns Coach Don Simon said that he was not disappointed with the team’s performance.

“I saw a lot of good things early in the game. Don’t put your heads down,” he told the team afterward. “I don’t put a lot of stock in spring games. It’s mostly to get things on film. Now we know where we have to get better, don’t we?”

One of the big positives for the Longhorns was the up-tempo, no-huddle passing game from a spread set.

Junior quarterback Nate Herstich (18-of-24-236, 2 TDs) had the offense humming in the first half. He threw two TD passes to receiver Lane Hickey (10-162, 2 TDs) on the first and last plays of the second quarter. The first TD play covered 59 yards to answer Cypress Creek’s first score to cut the Bears’ lead to 7-6. The second TD play came on the last down of the first half when Herstich found Hickey on a post pattern from 39 yards out. The try for two failed, leaving it 14-12 at the half.

“I thought Nate played at a high level. He’s really…

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