2017 HHS vs Rossview Game Notes
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

2017 Week 10 - Hendersonville COMMANDOS (5-3) vs Rossview Hawks (5-3)


Hendersonville returns to Memorial Stadium after being off last week to take on the Rossview Hawks.  The COMMANDOS won their 3rd straight game before the bye week by defeating Gallatin at the WaveYard 42-21.  The non-Region victory moved Hendersonville’s record to 5-3 for the season with two home region contests left for the 2017 season.  The opponent this week is Region 4 foe Rossview who is also 5-3 this season.  This game will big in Region play as both HHS and RHS have identical 5-3 overall records as well as 2-1 Region 4 records so the outcome of the game will greatly influence the Region 4 standings.  The Hawks lost their 1st two games of the season before going on a 4 game winning streak that would be ended by Mt. Juliet.  RHS did win their last game beating Stratford 48-14 before last week’s bye.  This will be the first ever match-up between Hendersonville and Rossview.


LAST MEETING – This will be the first ever game for Hendersonville versus Rossview.  The teams have met one time previously however as they played in a jamboree prior to the 2010 season.  That jamboree ended in a 6-6 tie.


HAWKS MAKE PLAYOFFS IN 3 OF LAST 4 SEASONS – Rossview missed the playoffs in 2015 with a 6-4 overall record, but did make the class 5A playoffs last season and qualified for the class 6A playoffs in 2013 & 2014.


HAWK OFFENSE RUNS THE BALL WITH 1,000 YARD RUSHER – Rossview will feature a 1,000 yard running back in a run-oriented offense that has rushed for 2,066 yards this season.  #2 Fred Orr, a 5’ 11” 195 lb. junior, will be the Hawks feature back.  He is averaging over 7 yards per carry this season while running for 1,102 yards with 18 touchdowns through the first 8 games.  In addition, he also will return some kicks and has 9 receptions for another 55 yards.  Last season, Orr ran for 994 yards and 12 touchdowns while topping the century mark 5 times.  This year, Orr has went for over 100 yards in six of the teams 8 games with his top performance being 196 yards with 3 scores against Stratford.  He scored 4 touchdowns versus both Wilson Central and Dickson County, and went over 100 yards against Station Camp, Wilson Central, Mt. Juliet, Cristian County, and Dickson County.  Also carrying the ball for the Hawks is athlete #3 Isaiah Phillips who has the ability to play any of the skill positions as well as returning punts and kickoffs.  Phillips is dangerous with ball any time he touches it.  Paving the way for the ground game is all seniors that are big and move defenders out of the way to create running room.  The guys up front will be #54 Zack Spoonamoore (6’1” 260 lbs.), #60 Tyler Brady (5’ 10” 240 lbs.), #53 Chris Dancer (5’ 11” 185 lbs.), #69 Andrew Arias (6’ 2” 215 lbs.), #72 Tyler McCoin (6’ 3” 275 lbs.), #85 Clayton Spence (6’ 5” 235 lbs.), and #15 Tim Brown (6’ 0” 205 lbs.).  Taking the snaps will be #12 Gino Avros who is a threat running the ball as well as being a solid passer with 421 rushing yards and 207 passing yards so far this season.  Also coming in some at quarterback could be #10 Nick Harbor.  The top receiving targets for the Hawks are #9 Kayden Miller and #19 Cole Ogle both have 10 receptions this year.


STINGY DEFENSE – The Hawks play a 3-4 defense and have played very well this season.  They have only given up more than 21 points one time this season and have one shutout, and they are giving up less than 17 points per game.  They are led by their leading tackler #25 Ryson Shepherd at inside linebacker who has 48 stops this season, joining Sheperd at LB will be #44 Jakob Harris.  Outside linebackers will be #29 Quitman Kincaid who has 46 tackles this year and #83 Isaiah Mcelroy.  Up front will be #15 Tim Brown, #22 Khenon Meriwether, and #69 Andrew Arias.  Meriwether has been very good at noseguard while Arias has 4.5 sacks, 6 tackles for loss, and 47 total stops this season.  The secondary will consist of #3 Isaiah Phillips, #17 William Kuzio, #21 Kariem Montague, #32 Graham Barrnett, and #4 Jalen Baxter.  Baxter has 28 tackles on the season.


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.  VS GALLATIN – Nate Hancock had a 10 yard touchdown run in the team’s 42-21 victory over the Green Wave.


FIRST TEAM TO SCORE AGAISNT MT. JULIET – Rossview stopped Mt. Juliet’s six game shutout streak.  Although the Hawks were unable to get a victory against the Golden Bears, they did put up 17 points against MJHS in a 31-17 loss at Mt. Juliet.


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 – Hendersonville would have two players go over the century mark at Gallatin.  Derek Kincaid rushed for 176 yards and 2 scores against the Green Wave while teammate Anthony Hughes went over 100 for the 6th time this year with 156 yards and 2 TD’s.  HHS would also have a pair of 100 yard rushers versus Wilson Central with Anthony Hughes gaining 134 yards while Derek Kincaid ran for 107 yards.  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 ended their season with a 3-4 overall record as they fell at Gallatin by 1 point 13-14 in the final game of the season.


AROUND REGION 4 – With two Region games left for all six teams in Region 4, the next two weeks will determine the final standings.  All six teams were off last week.  Two weeks ago, Mt. Juliet defeated McGavock (5-3) 42-6, Rossview won versus Stratford (2-6) 48-14, Hendersonville won 42-21 at Gallatin (6-2), Lebanon lost at Coffee County (2-6) 19-14, Wilson Central won at LaVergne (2-6), and Station Camp lost at Beech (8-0).  Region leader Mt. Juliet (8-0) will host Station Camp (1-7) this week.  Hendersonville (5-3) will host Rossview (5-3) and Lebanon (5-3) will travel to Wilson Central (2-6).


HHS/Rossview Series – Friday night’s game will be the first match-up between Hendersonville and Rossview.


Biggest Victory – First Meeting

Worst Defeat – First Meeting

Longest Winning Streak – First Meeting

Longest Losing Streak – First Meeting

Current Streak – First Meeting

Last Meeting – First Meeting

Halas, Austin
Austin Halas

Height: 6'3
Weight: 240
Class: Senior
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2018 Schedule
8/17 Blackman Home -
8/24 Centennial Away -
8/31 Station Camp Home -
9/7 Beech Away -
9/14 Lebanon Home -
9/21 Franklin Away -
9/28 Wilson Central (HC) Home -
10/5 Gallatin Home -
10/12 BYE Home -
10/19 Rossview Away -
10/26 Mt. Juliet Away -
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Rossview 0 0
Station Camp 0 0
Wilson Central 0 0
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