2017 HHS vs Lebanon Game Notes
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

2017 Week 5 - Hendersonville COMMANDOS (2-2) vs Lebanon Blue Devils (1-3)


The COMMANDOS suffered a 14 point loss at Memorial Stadium last week evening their record at 2-2.  Hendersonville would briefly take a 14-7 lead in the 2nd quarter against Beech last week, but the Buccaneers would tie the game up at halftime 14-14.  BHS would outscore the COMMANDOS 21-7 in the 2nd half to claim victory.  This week, Hendersonville will play their 2nd Region contest as they will travel to Danny Watkins Stadium to take on the Lebanon Blue Devils.  The teams were District 9-AAA foes from 2009-2014 but did not play each other for the past two seasons.  The Blue Devils come into the game with a 1-3 record.  They lost their first 3 games this season to teams that are a combined 10-2.  They got their first win last week in their homecoming game by defeating LaVergne 31-26 at Lebanon last week.  The Blue Devils jumped on the Wolverines and scored on the 1st play of the game.  LHS led the game 31-6 in the 4th quarter before LaVergne mounted a comeback attempt that would come up short.


LAST MEETING – Hendersonville last faced off against Lebanon in week 3 of the 2014 season with both teams being in District 9-AAA.  HHS was able to get going early and took a 41-0 lead into halftime before ultimately defeating the Blue Devils 48-6.


HOME WINNING STREAK ENDED – Last week’s 21-35 loss in Memorial Stadium snapped a 13 game home winning streak by HHS.  Before the loss last Friday night, the last loss at home for the COMMMANDOS came on November 14, 2014.  That game was a 2nd round playoff game and Hendersonville fell to Centennial 7-24.


EXPLOSIVE OFFENSE – The Blue Devil offense is led by junior quarterback #11 Chandler Crite who is an explosive playmaker.  Crite can make plays with his arm throwing the ball as well as with his legs.  In the team’s homecoming victory last week over LaVergne, Crite threw a 65 yard TD pass to #10 Tobi Adewale on Lebanon’s first offensive snap; in addition, Crite ran the ball 16 times for 133 yards and scored 1 TD.  In the trenches blocking for the Blue Devils is #77 Dylan Greer (6’2” 270 lbs.), #63 Derontez Lattimore (6’0” 195 lbs.), #56 Cameron Woods (5’ 11” 215 lbs.), #78 Cade Baker (6’ 0” 295 lbs.), #79 Nathan Counts (6 4” 305 lbs.), and #28 Jackson Stafford (6’ 4” 195 lbs.).  In addition to Adewale at receiver, #3 Jeremiah Hastings, #12 Breeze Copas, and #1 Tyson Kelly will be targets for Crite.  Carrying the ball from the tailback position will be #20 Tyrique Cooper who ran the ball for 189 yards last week that included a 98 yard touchdown run in the 3rd quarter.


DEVIL DEFENSIVE TOUGH IN 2017 – A strong front and linebackers lead a tough Blue Devil defense.  Linebackers #6 Quinn Suber and #8 Preston Parks will make the calls for the defense, Suber recovered 2 LaVergne fumbles last week that set LHS up with field position and momentum.  In front of them will by #24 Kemon Neubie, #15 Ryan Brown, #9 Zion Logue, #57 Marquis Winstead, and #58 Kholby Salerno.  In the secondary, they will have #13 Daniel Covile, #19 Xavier Mills, #10 Derrick Willey, and #3 Jeremiah Hastings.


COMMANDOS SCORING FIRST CAREER TD – VS BLACKMAN – Helton Porter scored his first career touchdown as a COMMANDO on the first offensive snap of the 2nd half with an 80 yard TD run that ties the HHS record books for the 5th longest rush in school history.  Reggie Grisham scored his first career touchdown with a 5 yard run in the 3rd quarter against the Blaze.  VS STATION CAMP – Logan Spurrier found the endzone for the 1st time as a COMMANDO with a 48 yard rushing touchdown in the 3rd quarter of the team’s 47-7 victory over Station Camp.  Drew Hohenbrink also scored his first TD for the Black & Gold with a 1 yard run in the 4th quarter of the team’s game against the Bison.


DANNY WATKINS STADIUM – Lebanon plays at Danny Watkins Stadium on Clifton Tribble Field.  The Stadium was built in 2012 and the Blue Devils got their first victory in their new stadium during that inaugural season by defeating the COMMANDOS 7-13.


300 YARD GAMES – The COMMANDOS went to the air versus Centennial, and Brett Coker eclipsed the 300 yard mark passing.  He threw for a school record 323 yards completing 13 of his 17 attempts with 5 TD passes.  In addition to the passing, Coker also rushed for 2 scores.  His 323 passing yards tops Hunter Brown’s 304 passing yards against Franklin in 2011 which was the previous school record.


200 YARD GAMES – Gabe Dalton had Hendersonville’s first ever 200 yard receiving game in the teams win over Centennial.  Dalton caught 9 balls for 236 yards and scored 3 touchdowns.  Against Blackman, Brett Coker threw for 252 yards completing 9 of his 13 pass attempts with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.  The 252 passing yards was the 3rd, now 4th, most in school history surpassing his own 212 yards from 2016 which was #3 all time before this season began.


100 YARD GAMES – Derek Kincaid would top the 100 yard mark against Beech as he rushed the ball 11 times for 123 yards and had 1 touchdown.  Running back Anthony Hughes had his 2nd 100 yard rushing night of the 2017 season versus Station Camp as he ran the ball for 124 yards on 6 carries while finding the endzone twice.  Hughes rushed the ball only 5 times against Centennial, but he had 104 rushing yards and 1 TD in his first game of the 2017 season.  In the season opening game versus Blackman, the COMMANDOS had three players get over 100 yards.  Helton Porter gained 171 yards on the ground while Austin Halas and Gabe Dalton would both have over 100 yards receiving.  Halas’s 126 yards receiving is the 3rd (4th after the Centennial game) most in school history and Dalton’s 123 receiving yards puts him just behind Halas with the 4th (5th after the Centennial game) most in school history.


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LISTEN ONLINE – You can now listen to COMMANDO football online on WHIN 100.7 FM 1010 AM radio.  Click Here to listen to all the football action online.


COMMANDO RECORD BOOKS – Brett Coker and Gabe Dalton both entered their names in the top of the COMMANDO record books in the team’s 56-21 win over Centennial at Memorial Stadium.  Coker set the mark for most passing yards in a game with 323 yards that included 5 touchdown passes.  Dalton become #1 all time with 9 receptions in the game as well as #1 with 236 receiving yards in a single game; he also scored on 3 of those catches.  In the season opening loss against Blackman, the COMMANDOS had four players enter into the all-time record books.  Brett Coker’s 252 passing yards is the 3rd (4th after Centennial game) most in a game in HHS history.  Austin Halas ranks #3 (now #4) all-time with 126 receiving yards in a game while Gabe Dalton is #4 (now #5) with 123 receiving yards.  Helton Porter had the 5th longest rush in HHS history with his 80 yard TD run.  Also in that game, HHS gave up the most points in the history of COMMANDO football with 63 points being scored by the opponent.


FRESHMAN COMMANDOS – The Freshman team lost at Beech last Thursday night 6-44 making their record 1-2.  This week the Freshman will take on Lebanon at Memorial Stadium on Thursday with kickoff set for 6:30.


AROUND REGION 4 – The Mt. Juliet Golden Bears have still yet to give up a point this season as they stay on top of the Region 4 standings with a perfect 4-0 record as they handed Gallatin (3-1) their first loss of the season by a score of 37-0 at Mt. Juliet.  Mt. Juliet will host Wilson Central this week.  The Wildcats (1-3) defeated Overton (0-4) at Wilson Central last week 38-28.  Rossview evened up their record last week by traveling to Clarksville Northeast (2-2) and getting a 22-12 victory.  Rossview will host Station Camp this week.  The Bison (0-4) lost at home to Springfield (3-1) 39-26 last week.  Hendersonville fell 21-35 at home last week to Beech (4-0).  The COMMANDOS (2-2) will travel to Lebanon (1-3) this week.  The Blue Devils beat LaVergne (0-4) last week 31-26 in their homecoming game.


HHS/Lebanon Series – The COMMANDOS hold a 9-5-1 advantage in the all-time series.  These two would meet for the first time in 1943 when they would battle to a 0-0 tie; they would not play again for 50 years until they met in 1993 when they were put in the same Region.  The Blue Devils would defeat HHS three straight times before HHS was able to get their first victory over the Blue Devils in 1996.  Hendersonville would win 4 consecutive over the LHS before losing to them again in 2000.  After that meeting the teams were placed in different Regions, and they didn’t face off again until they both got put in District 9-AAA in 2009.  They played each other as District 9-AAA foes from 2009-2014, but did not play in each of the past 2 seasons.  This year the series is being renewed as both teams are both in Region 4 for the 2017 season.


Biggest Victory – 42 points in 2014 when the COMMANDOS won 48-6 at Danny Watkins Stadium

Worst Defeat – 25 points in 1994 with the Blue Devils winning 7-32 at Memorial Stadium

Longest Winning Streak – 4 games (1996 – 1999)

Longest Losing Streak – 3 game (1993-1995)

Current Streak – Hendersonville 2 games (2013-2014)

Last Meeting – 2014 with HHS defeating the Blue Devils 48-6 at Lebanon

Christian, Robert
Robert Christian

Height: 6'1
Weight: 185
Class: Senior
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8/31 Station Camp Home -
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9/14 Lebanon Home -
9/21 Franklin Away -
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10/5 Gallatin Home -
10/12 BYE Home -
10/19 Rossview Away -
10/26 Mt. Juliet Away -
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