The COMMANDOS started the 2019 season at Memorial Stadium against the defending class 6A TSSAA State Champions. After a strong start, mistakes hurt the COMMANDOS as they got shutout 0-59. Hendersonville kicked off to Oakland and quickly forced a 3 & out with a 3rd down sack by #22 Will Batson. A bad punt would give HHS the ball just 34 yards away from the endzone. However, Hendersonville would come up inches short on a 4th down attempt as the Patriots got the ball for the 2nd time. On the 2nd play of this drive, OHS would find a seam and take off for a 72 yard TD. Trailing by 7, the COMMANDOS would put together a 12 play drive as they marched down the field picking up 5 1st downs in the process. HHS would end up settling for a 30 yard field, but the attempt was blocked by the Patriots and returned 89 yards to put Hendersonville in a 0-14 hole as the 1st quarter came to an end. HHS would fail to pick up another first down till the 4th quarter having an interception returned for a touchdown as they trailed 0-31 at the half.
Hendersonville got the ball to start the 2nd half, but after 3 plays, they would line up to punt and a bad snap would give the Patriots the ball at the 1 yard line. OHS would capitalize on this opportunity and then another bad punt snap would set up Oakland at the 15 yard line. The COMMANDOS would also have a punt blocked and returned for a TD as well as fumble the ball to give OHS the ball at the 15 yard line.
Hendersonville (0-1) will make their first road trip of 2019 next Friday night as they travel to Giles County (1-0). The Bobcats were able to get a victory at Lincoln County in week 1. The JV team will have their first game on Monday as they will travel to Mt. Juliet while the Freshman team will kickoff their season on Thursday at Mt. Juliet.