Last night Beech HS visited Hendersonville for a playoff football game, the winner would go on to play next week and have county bragging rights (last week HHS defeated Gallatin and BHS defeated SCHS). The crowds were jawing and rocking, the air was crisp and it was a great night for Tennessee playoff football. I think it is safe to say that there is no love lost between these two teams and both teams were ready to play. The game was a great battle, between two teams that seemed to be evenly matched. Both teams squandered first half opportunities in the Red Zone and each team had a turnover.
Before the game I thought that whichever team made a critical mistake(s) would lose the game (I know you could probably say that about any game but with evenly matched teams it holds especially true). This game was close, as close as you can get and the last image in this post will show you that it was about 4 inches from overtime.
Hendersonville had the lead at the half 17-8, but the Bucs fought back in the second and took a 22-17 lead, until the HHS took a one point lead 23-22. So which team made the mistake(s), the only thing that I thought separated the teams, penalties. Beech committed far more penalties then Hendersonville ( I am not sure what the count was but the Bucs just made to many infractions).
So congratulations to the Commandos and good luck next week. I must also commend both teams for their sportsmanship, in a rivalry game both teams exemplified very good sportsmanship.