Weeki Wachee experienced a bit of déjà vu Friday night, when the Hornets hosted Mount Dora.
There was a close game for three quarters. There were turnovers. There was an opponent going on an offensive assault in the fourth quarter.
Ultimately, there was another loss that resembled all the others for the first-year Hornets, to a Class 4A, District 4 foe, 57-12.
"We turned the ball over a little bit," Weeki Wachee head coach Mark Lee said. "We had chances to make plays and we didn't. In the fourth quarter they hit the accelerator and we didn't handle it very well.
"They were good. But I don't think the score indicates how the game went."
Lee pointed to three lost fumbles and a pair of interceptions as the primary downfall for the Hornets (1-4 overall, 0-3 4A-4).
Down 23-12 heading into the final period, Weeki Wachee fumbled the ball away early and Mount Dora (4-2 overall, 2-1 4A-4) went on to score 34 unanswered points.
The Hornets had received two touchdowns from Jon King, via a pass from Marcus Allen in the second quarter and a run in the third.
Yet King would leave the game with an injury, as did fullback/linebacker Andrew Vreeland and linebacker Jacey Tarter.
Weeki Wachee is already without starting quarterback David Tinch due to a hip problem.
That's bad news considering next week brings a home game against 4A-4 favorite South Sumter, ranked second in the Associated Press 4A state poll.
"We've got South Sumter coming up and we're beat up," Lee said. "We'll have to figure out something."