Hendersonville rolls past Mt. Juliet

Hendersonville rolls past Mt. Juliet


Hendersonville rolls past Mt. Juliet


Mt. Juliet scored on the opening play and went on to compile 537 yards of total offense. But Hendersonville was never threatened in the second half as the Commandos claimed a 63-38 victory over the visiting Golden Bears at Paul Decker Field.

“(Assistant) Coach (Karl) Wenzel challenged us,” Hendersonville senior offensive guard/linebacker Jacob Throneberry said. “He said, ‘Play four quarters and don’t look at the scoreboard. Play every play like it’s a tight ballgame.’

“We do look up there (at the scoreboard), but we try to play every play like it’s a tight ballgame.”

Mt. Juliet (4-4, 3-2 9-AAA) senior Garrett Zickgraf and Hendersonville (7-1, 5-0) senior Cameron Turner traded 80-yard runs on the first two plays from scrimmage, and each team had a 63-yard gain later in the first quarter, setting up short touchdown runs by Hendersonville’s Jack Towe and Mt. Juliet quarterback Nolan Chowbay.

Mt. Juliet senior Matt Massey recovered a Hendersonville fumble, and that was turned into a 36-yard field goal by senior Hayes Foster five plays later, giving the Golden Bears a 17-14 lead.

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“Hendersonville is where they are for a reason. They don’t panic. They obviously bounced back in a big way,” Mt. Juliet coach Trey Perry said.

Hendersonville scored the next 35 points, 28 of them in the second quarter, to build a 42-17 lead by halftime.

Hendersonville senior Braden Schwerdt intercepted a pass in the second period — the first of his two interceptions — and caught a 25-yard touchdown pass on the next play. Towe, Turner and quarterback Jeremias Elston had second-quarter touchdown runs, and Turner ripped off a 71-yard touchdown run in the second half, extending the lead to 32 points.

Turner scored four times for the second consecutive week and finished with 204 yards.


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