Despite a great performance by the COMMANDO offensive line that paved the way for 348 rushing yards, 227 being carried by #25 Torin Baker who scored 2 touchdowns, the COMMANDOS lost a non-region game at home to Ravenwood 28-35. The Black & Gold defense had no answers for the Raptor offense and Hendersonville was unable to take advantage of many opportunities throughout the game as HHS finds itself with a 3-2 record.
Ravenwood would get the ball to begin the game, and after Hendersonville was unable to recover a fumble that could have turned the momentum, the Raptors would score with a 10 yard TD pass. The COMMANDOS would quickly answer as Baker would score on a 64 yard touchdown run on Hendersonville’s 3rd offensive snap to tie the game at 7. The teams would then trade punts before RHS would regain the lead with a 20 yard pass towards the end of the 1st quarter. Again, Hendersonville had an answer with 1st down runs by Torin Baker, #10 Ellis Ellis, #13 Jack Brown, and #11 Luke Manning before Brown scored on a 1 yard run to tie the game. #1 Jameson Wharton would give the COMMANDOS a chance to take the lead as he forced a Raptor fumble that #12 Scott Ehrlich recovered. HHS would not take advantage as they would be forced to punt after 1st down runs by Brown and Baker. Ravenwood would once again take the lead following the punt, this time with a 34 yard touchdown pass. Hendersonville would methodically move the ball down the field before missing a 32 yard field goal on the last play of the 1st half with the score being 14-21.
Wharton would return the 2nd half kickoff into RHS territory, and Manning would get the offense moving with run by Torin Baker that would lead to Ellis scoring with a 1 yard TD run to tie
the score at 21. The Raptors would again respond by reclaiming the lead with a 2 yard run. Ellis, Brown, and Baker would again move the offense down the field after Manning converted a 4th down with a run, and Baker would cap off the drive with a 24 yard touchdown to bring the score back even at 28 near the end of the 3rd quarter. Ravenwood again answer with an 18 yard touchdown run that made the score 28-35. HHS would punt on their next possession, but the COMMANDOS would get the ball back after Ellis broke up a 4th down pass attempt by RHS. Hendersonville would be unable to move the ball on their final possession turning the ball over on downs allowing the Raptors to run out the clock.
The COMMANDOS (3-2) will return to Region play and have their homecoming game next week as the Clarksville Wildcats (4-2) will travel to Memorial Stadium next Friday night. Homecoming ceremony will begin at 6:30 with kickoff for the game set for 7:00.