2017 HHS vs Wilson Central Game Notes
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

2017 Week 7 - Hendersonville COMMANDOS (3-3) vs Wilson Central Wildcats (1-5)


Hendersonville was able to stop a two game losing skid with a win in their homecoming game by a score of 31-17.  The COMMANDOS would use a pair of big special teams plays to help them get the victory over the Franklin Rebels.  HHS would score a field goal on the opening possession of the game before taking a 17-3 lead to halftime.  The COMMANDOS would then score first in the 2nd half to extend their lead to 24-3 before the Rebels put together an impressive drive in the 3rd quarter, Hendersonville would have an answer to go up 31-10 before giving up the final points of the night to the Rebels.  Region 4 play resumes this week as Hendersonville will be on the road for their 3rd Region game at Wilson Central.  The Wildcats (1-5) lost at home last week to Gallatin by a score of 35-17.  WCHS trailed at halftime 7-3, but Gallatin would use three take aways and 28 3rd quarter points to get the victory.


LAST MEETING – The last meeting between the COMMANDOS and the Wildcats came in the 2014 season opener and was broadcast live on TV.  Both teams were in District 9-AAA.  Hendersonville jumped out to a 31-0 1st half lead and was able to finish the game with a 45-7 victory at Wilson Central.


HOMECOMING – Hendersonville won their 6th straight Homecoming game last week with a 31-17 win over Franklin.  Homecoming is an important game each year for the COMMANDOS as it is a special game for all the alumni and the school, so getting the win makes it a great night.


QUARTERBACK LEADS WILDCAT OFFENSE – Senior quarterback #11 Aaron Hubbell (6’ 3” 220 lbs.) leads the Wildcat offense in 2017.  So far this season, he has thrown for right at 1,000 yards while completing more than 50% of his passing attempts.  He had a season high 262 yards while completing 25 of 37 passes with 1 touchdown against Smyrna.  Hubbell also had 209 yards and 1 TD against Overton while passing for 193 yards and 2 scores against Beech and had 173 yards with 1 TD toss versus Rossview.  His top target this year has been #15 Dalton King (6’ 3” 215 lbs.) who has caught 30 passes so far in 2017 for 289 yards and 2 TD’s.  #14 Garrett Todd has caught 24 balls for 225 yards and 2 scores.  Other targets for Hubbell will be #17 Kwamez Kirby, #21 Ries Adkinson, #1 Demarius McBroom, and #26 Rodney Nettles.  In front of Hubble protecting him and opening up room for the Wildcat running game will be #59 Kameron Staten, #53 Jake Bush, #50 Blaze Holder, #55 Matt Wright, and #78 Tyler Chavez.  Running the ball will be #22 Stratton Farmer and #8 Zay Kern.  Farmer has ran the ball 79 times for 355 yards and 2 TD’s while Kern has carried it 41 times and has 181 yards.  Both had big nights versus Overton when Kern had 137 yards while Farmer had 79 and 2 TD’s.


DEFENSE PLAYS TOUGH – WCHS will likely line up with an even front defense with four down lineman that will be #44 Drew Warren, #56 Cameron Marshall, #64 Audres Trotter, and #35 Nathan Harris.  At linebacker will be #7 Jared Lawrence, #28 Brian Powell, #21 Ries Adkinson, and #5 Tristian Mathis.  Their secondary will consist of #17 Kwamez Kirby, #6 Kalib Graves, and #32 Kolby Pickett.  The Wildcats play hard on defense and do a good job of running to the football.  Driving the football against them will be challenging.


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.


FOUR OUT OF FIVE YEARS IN PLAYOFFS – Wilson Central has made the class 6A playoffs in four out of the last five seasons.  In 2012, the Wildcats failed to qualify for the playoffs with a 4-6 record, in 2015, WCHS made it to the quarterfinals of the class 6A playoffs falling to Whitehaven.


HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE – The home team in the series between the WCHS & HHS has had the advantage with the home team as 6 of the first 8 contests.  In Hendersonville’s first game at Wildcat Stadium, they scored just 3 points in a 3-30 loss in 2005.  The next time HHS traveled to Wilson Central, HHS was held to just 3 points again, but they were able to squeak out a road victory in the series as the teams battled to a scoreless tie in four quarters of play and HHS would win 3-0 in overtime.  The next two games played at Wildcat Stadium were blowouts as Wilson Central won in 2012 12-39 in 2012 while HHS defeated the Wildcats 45-7 in 2014.


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 – Against Franklin, Anthony Hughes went over 100 yards on the ground for the 4th game this season as he ran the ball 7 times for 128 yards and 3 scores.  Also in the homecoming victory against Franklin, Gabe Dalton topped the 100 yard mark receiving, catching 3 balls for 132 yards and 1 touchdown.  Hughes topped the century mark for the 3rd time this season rushing for 172 yards while scoring twice against Lebanon.  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.


10 PLUS TACKLE GAMES – Reggie Grisham would have the first 10 plus tackle game for the COMMANDOS versus Beech as he recorded 10 stops, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 pass break up in the team’s 21-35 loss.


TWITTER UPDATES – Follow us on Twitter @CommandoFB for live in game updates as well as other information about the team and alumni throughout the week.


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.


FRESHMAN COMMANDOS – The Freshman team lost to Station Camp on Monday night making their record this season 2-3.  The Freshman season will continue in Memorial Stadium on Thursday as they will host Wilson Central with kickoff set for 6:30.


AROUND REGION 4 – After 6 games, Mt. Juliet stays unbeaten and unscored on with a shutout of Clarksville Northwest (1-5) 43-0 at Mt. Juliet.  This week, the Golden Bears (6-0) will play host to Rossview (4-2).  Rossview won their 4th consecutive game last week by shutting out Dickson County (0-6) 52-0.  Lebanon evened up their record last week by defeating Antioch (1-5) 41-20 last week.  The Blue Devils (3-3) travel to Station Camp (1-5) this week.  SCHS got their first win of 2017 last week at home as the defeated Hunters Lane (0-5) 49-6.  Hendersonville (3-3) got a win in their homecoming game over Franklin (1-5) 31-17.  The COMANDOS will travel to Wilson Central (1-5) this week.  The Wildcats lost at home last week to Gallatin (5-1) by a score of 35-17.


HHS/Wilson Central Series – These two teams have met 8 times since Wilson Central began playing football in 2001.  The teams met for 6 consecutive seasons as District 9-AAA foes from 2009-20014, but also met twice as non-Region opponents in 2005 & 2006.  This year they have been put back in the same Region as they match up for the 9th time.  HHS leads the series 6-2.  Both of the losses by the COMMANDOS came at Wilson Central.  One of the more memorable games of this series was in 2009 when the teams battled to a 0-0 tie that was broken in overtime as HHS kicked a field goal to win 3-0.  Hendersonville lost the first ever meeting in 2005 when HHS lost at Wilson Central 3-30.  HHS went on to win the next four meetings before losing in 2012, Hendersonville was able to get wins in both 2013 & 2014.


Biggest Victory – 38 points in 2014 when the COMMANDOS won 45-7 at Wilson Central

Worst Defeat – 27 points – Twice – The first in 2005 when the Wildcats beat HHS 3-30 at Wilson Central and again in 2012 as WCHS won 12-39 at Wilson Central

Longest Winning Streak – 4 games from 2006-2011

Longest Losing Streak – 1 game – Twice – (2005 & 2012)

Current Streak – Hendersonville 2 games (2013-2014)

Last Meeting – 2014 when the COMMANDOS won at Wilson Central 45-7 to open the 2014 season

Higgs, Wilson
Wilson Higgs

Height: 6'1
Weight: 230
Class: Senior
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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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