Hendersonville played their first Region 4-6A game against rival Station Camp. After falling behind 0-7 in the first quarter, HHS would score 34 unanswered points in a team effort to achieve a 40-14 win against the Bison.
The COMMANDOSwould kickoff to begin the game, and the Black & Gold defense would force a 3 & out on the initial series. #20 Nate Hancock would have a solid punt return as Hendersonville would begin their first offensive series. #82 Austin Halas would catch a pass from #2 Drew Hohenbrink for a 1stdown to start HHS moving down the field. The COMMANDOSwould then face a 3rdand long, and HHS would have a costly mistake as they threw an interception that the Bison would return 56 yards to put the first points of the night on the board. Down by 7, #32 Derek Kincaid would get HHS moving with a 1stdown run before Hendersonville called on #97 Ashton Dodd to punt. On the ensuing Bison possession, #66 Lane Smith would get a tackle for loss as HHS would force another 3 & out helped out with a bad snap by SCHS on 3rddown. Hendersonville would go backwards on the 1stplay following the punt as they would return the ball to the Bison with a punt of their own after only three snaps. Dodd’s punt would pin the Bison inside their own 10 yard line. #76 Wilson Higgs would get a tackle for loss as would #69 Dylan Cunningham as the 1stquarter came to an end with the COMMANDOSin a 0-7 hole.
A Bison punt from their own endzone would begin the 2ndquarter, and following the punt, Hendersonville would have the ball just 25 yards away from the endzone. #14 Issiah Chandler and Kincaid would have 1stdown runs on this drive before #15 Dalton Jones would get HHS on the board with a 14 yard TD run; after the PAT, the game would be knotted up at 7. Station Camp would pick up a first down after the kickoff before a sack by Issiah Chandler would force a punt. A great return by Hancock would be negated by penalty, but the COMMANDOSwould get an offensive drive with runs by Jones and Hancock. Hancock would finish the drive with a 5 yard TD run to give Hendersonville the lead. After missing the extra point, the score would be 13-7. On the second Bison snap after the kickoff, #55 Jamison Barksdale would force a fumble that Higgs would pounce on to give HHS the ball at the SCHS 20 yard line. With time running out in the 1sthalf, Hohenbrink would find Halas in the endzone for a 10 yard TD to put HHS up 20-7. The ensuing kickoff would be the final play of the half.
Hendersonville would get the ball to begin the 2ndhalf, and Hohenbrink would lead the offense down the field. Hohenbrink would pass to Hancock for a 1stdown before #8 Brent Rowe ran the ball inside the 20 yard line. Jones would then get the ball twice with the 2ndrun being a 6 yard touchdown. The COMMANDOdefense would force another turnover on the next drive as Smith forced a fumble that Halas would recover giving HHS the ball with great field position again. A TD pass would be called back on the 1stsnap, but Kincaid would find the endzone with a 32 yard run to make the score 34-7. The next drive would see the Bison get the ball moving down the field, but Halas and #22 Will Batson would each have a sack during the drive. After moving into the redzone, #11 Cam Stevens would end the scoring opportunity for SCHS by intercepting a pass in the endzone. Hendersonville would go three and out following this turnover. The COMMANDOSwould get another turnover after the punt, this time Stevens would recover a fumble that was forced by Halas. HHS would again punt after 3 offensive snaps, but Jones and Issiah Chandler would combine to tackle the Bison returner at the 2 yard line.
The defense would force a three and out. HHS would get the ball moving with runs by #21 Jackson Alford and #13 Helton Porter, but Hendersonville would come up with no points after missing a 21 yard field goal. The Bison would pick up a first down with a run before #39 Houston Cavitt would break up a pass attempt. SCHS would score on this possession however with a 52 yard pass cutting into the lead. On the ensuing kickoff, Hancock would bust free returning the ball to the 25 yard line. #3 Keion Stafford would do most of the work on this drive eventually scoring a touchdown with a 6 yard run. The clock would run out on the next Bison drive with HHS taking the win 40-14.
Hendersonville (2-1) will travel across town next Friday night to face the Beech Buccaneers (2-1) at Shackle Island Stadium. The game will kickoff at 7:00. The JV team (0-2) will be off this week. The Freshman COMMANDOS(1-1) had their game scheduled at Station Camp last week postponed until September 20. This week the Freshman will host the Beech Freshman on Thursday night with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 at Memorial Stadium.