Coming out of halftime down 7-10, the COMMANDOS would get a turnover and force 3 punts while scoring three touchdowns in the 3rd quarter en route to a 28-10 win over Region 4-6A opponent Wilson Central. Hendersonville would get the ball to begin the game and go on a 13 play, 63-yard scoring march highlighted with runs by #8 Brent Rowe along with a first down catch by #5 Nevin DeGraaf from #11 Luke Manning. The drive would end with Rowe finding the endzone on a 12-yard run to put Hendersonville up 7-0. The Black & Gold defense would appear to start just as strong as a sack by #10 Ellis Ellis and #58 John Rucks would look to put the Wildcats in a punting situation but a penalty on the COMMANDOS would give new life to this WCHS drive and they would move down the field before being forced to settle for a field goal making the score 7-3. After an HHS punt, the Wildcats would be driving again before #1 Jameson Wharton ended the drive with an interception. Hendersonville would again be forced to punt, and the COMMANDOS would return the favor. On Wilson Central’s punt, they would be successful on a fake and then score with a 12-yard TD pass two plays later to take the lead with 12 seconds left in the half. Up 7-10 after halftime, Wilson Central would be forced to punt after 3 plays on the 1st possession, and on the 2nd play of Hendersonville’s first 2nd half possession, Manning would find Ellis for a touchdown that game the COMMANDOS a lead they would not surrender. The Wildcats would pick up a first down on the ground before back to back tackles for loss by #56 Kyle Duvall and #61 Donnell Brown would force a Wildcat punt. #34 Chase Honeycutt would come free to block the punt and HHS would go on another scoring drive. Ellis, Rowe, and Manning would pick up first downs on the ground before Ellis went into the endzone with a 2-yard score to extend the lead to 21-10. The Black & Gold defense would force another punt, and the Wildcats would try another fake, but this time Honeycutt would break up the fake to give HHS the ball back. #25 Torin Baker would gain a first down rushing the ball before Rowe went into the endzone on an 11-yard run for the final points of the night making the score 28-10. On the 3rdplay of the next series, Ellis would get the ball back for HHS with an interception, but HHS would eventually punt as the game went into the 4th quarter. The Wildcats would pick up a couple of 1st downs before Baker got a sack on a 4th down play. The teams would then trade punts before HHS was able to run out the clock and improve to 4-3 overall on the season. The COMMANDOS will be off next week and will return to action on October 16 for their last non-Region game of the season against the Gallatin Green Wave. The game will be at Memorial Stadium with kickoff set for 7:00.
DOMINATE THRID QUARTER HELPS HHS TO REGION VICTORY
Updated: Nov 15, 2020