GALLATIN - The Station Camp Bison were no match for visiting Hendersonville in our Main Street Media Game of the Week, as the Commandos racked up 411 rushing yards in a 47-7 Week 3 rout.
Hendersonville (3-0, 1-0) used 13 different runners against Station Camp (0-3, 0-1), including their two quarterbacks, but it was Anthony Hughes who led the backfield. No. 3 rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns, including two runs over 40 yards.
"The mindset was to stay focused because we knew the weather would be bad, but we were able to pull out the win; that is the most important thing," Hughes said after the game.
The Commandos drew first blood following a Hughes run of 60 yards that set up Hendersonville's first touchdown at the 2:30 mark of the opening quarter. Rolling to his left, quarterback Brett Coker found Helton Porter in the end zone for six following the tipped ball drill. Ashton Dodd converted on five of his seven extra point attempts.
The Hendersonville defense did its part as well. Station Camp picked up just one first down in the first half that was not due to defensive penalties by the Commandos.
"We are just trying to get better and better each week," Hendersonville head coach Bruce Hatfield said after the game. "After a horrific start to the season on defense we just want to get better and better."
After forcing back-to-back punts on defense, the Hendersonville offense came back onto the field looking for more. Setting up shop at their own 42, the Commandos needed just two plays to get into the end zone. Following a Derek Kincaid 50-yard gain, Hughes scored his second touchdown of the game with 7:09 left in the half. Hendersonville took the 14-0 lead into the locker room.
The doors fell off for Station Camp in the third quarter. Not only did the Bison fail to gain a first down, the defense gave up scores on every black and gold possession during the quarter.
Hughes added one more touchdown to his list; this time from 48 yards out on the second play of the Commandos first second-half possession.
A turnover-on-downs gave Hendersonville the ball at its own 26 with 7:27 left in the third. Facing third-and-5, Kincaid burst through the line for 21 yards, setting up the Commandos next touchdown. Taking the handoff, Logan Spurrier rumbled 48 yards to pay dirt and the 27-0 lead.
On the ensuing kickoff, Hendersonville forced a fumble where Reggie Grisham found gold in the end zone for six and the 34-0 lead.
Station Camp finally got on the board the following possession. Nick Nelson took the busted play 66 yards to the crib for the only Station Camp score of the game with 5:27 remaining in the third quarter.
Hendersonville responded, getting the ball at its own 45. The Commandos needed four plays before Porter scored his second touchdown of the ball game from five yards out and the 41-7 lead with 2:18 left in the third.
After putting the backups in for the entire fourth quarter, Hendersonville scored its final touchdown of the game on a Drew Hohenbrink 1-yard quarterback keeper. The play was set up by a 33-yard Jalen House rush.
The Commandos welcome in Beech High School on Friday, while the Bison host Springfield. Both games set for a 7 p.m. kickoff.