Hendersonville took a lead into the 4th quarter, but would fall apart to lose by 1 point to the Buccaneers. The COMMANDOS would limit BHS’s offense to just 124 total yards, but mistakes by HHS would be costly. After a scoreless 1st quarter, Beech would get on the board first with a 28 yard field goal early in the 2nd quarter. After a turnover by Hendersonville on the ensuing possession, Beech would start with a 1st and goal already leading 0-3. The Black & Gold defense would stop up and hold the Buccaneers to another field goal making the score 0-6. Hendersonville would take the ball this time and get a drive going with first down runs by #14 Issiah Chandler and #8 Brent Rowe before calling on #27 Andrew Martin for a 24 yard field goal to cut the lead in half and the teams would break for halftime with the score 3-6.
The COMMANDOS would receive the 2nd half kickoff and drive right down the field as #2 Drew Hohenbrink would pick up a first down on ground before connecting with Chandler for a first down through the air. Hohenbrink would finish the drive with a TD run giving HHS a 10-6 lead. After forcing a 3 & out, HHS would have the ball back, this time Chandler would throw to Hohenbrink for a 1st down, and the drive would end the same as the previous one with Hohenbrink scoring with a TD run as HHS extended their lead to 17-6. A sack by #22 Will Batson would help force another Buccaneer punt on a 3 & out. The COMMANDOS would throw an interception on their next possession, but then force Beech to punt.
Hendersonville would pick up 1 first down before being forced to punt and the Buccaneers would tackle the punter setting them up just 32 yards away from the endzone. Beech would take advantage of the great field position scoring their first touchdown of the night with a 20 yard TD run. A 2 point try would be denied leaving the score at 17-12. HHS would again go 3 & out and again would not be able to get the punt away, this time giving Beech the ball at the 19 yard line. With time running out, the Buccaneers would eventually score with a 7 yard run, but again the 2 point try would fail as the score was 17-18. Hendersonville would have one more chance with the ball, but would be unable to move it as HHS would get sacked twice.
The loss dropped Hendersonville’s record to 2-2 on the season. The COMMANDOS travel to Lebanon next week for a Region 4-6A contest.