HENDERSONVILLE - Despite a sloppy start Friday night, the Hendersonville Commandos got back on track with a 30-9 win over Region 4-6A foe Wilson Central at Memorial Stadium.
Commando running back Issiah Chandler finished the win with three touchdowns while quarterback Drew Hohenbrink finished with 139 passing yards and three touchdowns.
The Commando defense was stout all night long, recording four sacks against the Wildcats and numerous amounts of clutch stops.
“We played for four quarters tonight,” Hendersonville head coach James Beasley said. “We have had leads in the last three games and for whatever reason we had some lapses in there to where we didn’t execute as well or we would get untimely penalties and that would hurt us really bad. I thought the kids played hard and fought for four quarters tonight and I think the score reflects that.
“Our backs were against the wall, and we knew that and we came out here and played hard,” he continued. “We are just taking this week-by-week, and trying to focus on ourselves and practice hard and get ready for our game that is coming up after fall break.”
Even still, Wilson Central showed signs of life on offense as Tristian Lewis ran for 81 yards and threw for another 109 yards and one touchdown on eight completions.
Zavier Ali added 103 yards on the ground on 21 carries.
“We just kept shooting ourselves in the foot with penalties,” Wilson Central coach Brad Deadman said. “The turnovers hurt us as well. We have to fix the bleeding right now. This is our third loss in a row and we just have to do a better job offensively, defensively and special team wise. We need to zone in on what we want to do to get it fixed.”
The Commandos (3-4, 2-1) next game will be October 18 against Gallatin and the WIldcats (4-3, 1-2) will take on Lavergne.