HENDERSONVILLE — The Wilson Central Wildcats dropped their fifth straight game Friday night, losing to the Hendersonville Commandos 27-0.
The Wildcat defense battled all night long but the offense could never get anything going in the loss as Central slipped to 2-5 for the season and 1-3 in District 9-AAA.
"Our defense played well early on." Wildcat coach Brad Dedman said. "Hendersonville kept the ball away from us and it wore our defense down."
The first two drives for Hendersonville resulted in no points as the Wildcat defense came ready to play. One drive ended on a missed field goal of 42 yards by Shawn
Bowerman and the other resulted in a fumble that Wilson Central recovered on the Wildcats' 15-yard line.
Wilson Central's offense could never get anything going, only making one first down in the first half.
Near the end of the first half, Hendersonville finally broke through as quarterback
Hunter Brown ran the ball in from 2 yards out. It capped a 14-play, 84-yard drive. The key play came on fourth down as the Commandos faked a field goal and threw
a pass to Austin Lamb for 15 yards.
To open the second half, Wilson Central attempted an onside kick but Hendersonville
recovered taking the ball near midfield.
The score remained 7-0 heading to the fourth quarter. Hendersonville scored three
times to put the game away.
The first score came early as David Priddy scored from 10 yards out. The second score
came with less than six minutes to play after a Wildcat fumble. The drive took nine plays
and 46 yards and was capped by another 10-yard run by Chris Moore.
The final score came with less than a minute to play when Ryan Dillehay ran the ball
in from 5 yards out as the Commandos climbed to 4-2, 2-1.
Wilson Central will host Mt. Juliet at 7 p.m. next Friday in the Wildcats' final home game of the season.