HENDERSONVILLE — Wilson Central quarterback Jordan Roundtree
threw two interceptions, one in each half, that led to Hendersonville touchdowns as the Commandos took the season opener between the District 9-AAA teams 28-14 Friday night.
"We played well for a while," Wildcat coach Brad Dedman said. "We told them that small things would win this game and we made too many mistakes with penalties and turnovers
Hendersonville opened the scoring on a short field beginning at the Wildcat
38-yard line. The drive stalled and Bryce DeGuira was called on to attempt
a 40-yard field goal. The kick was good but a roughing-the-kicker penalty gave the ball to the Commandos at the 12-yard line. Hendersonville
scored on a run by Cameron Turner and the score was 7-0.
Wilson Central struck back as Roundtree found Alex Price racing down
the seam for a 72-yard touchdown only 21 seconds after the Commandos had
scored for a 7-7 tie.
On Wilson Central's next drive Roundtree found Price again for a 40-yard gain, but the play was wiped out on a unsportsmanlike call against the Wildcats. Later in the drive, Roundtree scrambled and heaved one up that was intercepted by Braden Schwerdt.
Hendersonville took over at its own 13-yard line and went on an eight-play, 87-yard drive capped by a 40-yard toss by Jeremias Elston to Justin Orr.
Before the end of the half, the Wildcats answered on an eight-play, 80-yard
drive capped by a 4-yard run by Kaleb Butler that tied the score at 14-14.
More than halfway into the third quarter, the Commandos went in front for good
on a short plunge by Anthony Tate, the first of his two in the second half. The key play was a 56-yard run by Corey Jones.
Almost five minutes into the final stanza, Tate scored again from 24 yards out for the final margin. The score was set up by an interception by Morgan Nappier.
Wilson Central took the ball over near midfield but could not do anything offensively.
Hendersonville took over made a few first downs and capped the win with a 40-yard
run by Turner.
Wilson Central will go to LaVergne next Friday night for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
Hendersonville 28, Wilson Central 14
Wilson Central 7 7 0 0-14
Hendersonville 7 7 7 7-28
Hendersonville — Cameron Turner 13 run [Bryce DeGuira kick], 5:28.
Wilson Central — Alex Price 72 pass from Jordan Roundtree [Brad Cavanough kick], 5:07.
Hendersonville — Justin Orr 40 pass from Jeremias Elston [DeGuira kick], 4:41.
Wilson Central — Kaleb Butler 4 run [Cavanough kick], 1:38.
Hendersonville — Anthony Tate 1 run [DeGuira kick], 4:51.
Hendersonville — Tate 24 run [DeGuira kick], 7:26.
Wilson Central Hendersonville
First downs 15 16
Rushes-yards 23-145 33-275
Passing yards 146 82
Return yards 50 76
Comp.-Att.-Int. 9-25-2 5-8-0
Punting-avg. 5-34 6-28
Penalties 4-35 6-55
Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-0
Turnovers 2 0
RUSHING — Wilson Central: Alex Price 4-66, Jordan Wilson 5-21, Kaleb Butler 7-41, Kyle Coombes 3-13, Jordan Roundtree 3-3, Gabe Angel 1-1. Hendersonville: Corey Jones 11-91, Jeremias Elston 4-32, Jack Towe 4-18, Cameron Turner 8-97, Anthony Tate 5-38, C.J. Palmer 1-[-1].
PASSING — Wilson Central: Jordan Roundtree 9-25-2-146. Hendersonville: Jeremias Elston 5-8-0-82.
RECEIVING — Wilson Central: Gabe Angel 3-23, Alex Price 2-92, Blake Lea 1-13, Kaleb Butler 2-14, D'Sean Osborne 1-4. Hendersonville: Justin Orr 2-50, Braden Schwerdt 1-16, Bailey Rogers 1-6, Tucker Been 1-10.