Led by a group of 21 senior players that all did their part to make 2010 a special year, the COMMANDOS would make it to their 3rd State Championship Game in school history. HHS would have a memorable run in the playoffs defeating Gallatin in the 1st Round at the WaveYard after losing there the previous week, knocking off the top-seeded Henry County Patriots which gave the COMMANDOS a home playoff game versus Northeast in the Quarterfinals. Hendersonville was able to avenge last years opening round defeat to beat the Eagles. That win sent HHS to Memphis to take on the undefeated #1 ranked 5A team in the state. HHS would rely on special teams to take down the Ridgeway Roadrunners which sent HHS to Cookeville to take on Columbia in the state championship game. The COMMANDOS would come up short, falling 7-28 to the Lions ending a memorable season.
Post Season Honors:
Team Awards were handed out to the following: CAPTAINS - #12 Elijah Howell, #34 Whit Gray, #57 Joe Townsend, and #80 Troy Dye -- COMMANDO PRIDE AWARD - #2 Taylor Bozeman -- +/- AWARD - #30 Colten Bruner and #70 Alex “Snacks” Jordan -- ACADEMIC AWARD - #54 Caleb Bowerman -- MVP - #34 Whit Gray -- MV BACK - #20 David Priddy -- MV LINEMAN - #69 Cayman Russell -- SCOUT TEAM AWARD - #29 Jarius Golden -- SPECIAL TEAMS AWARD - #23 Ryan Rogers
All-District – Most Valuable Defensive Player of District 9-AAA - #34 Whit Gray – Most Valuable Defensive Lineman of District 9-AAA - #57 Joe Townsend – Most Valuable Offensive Lineman of District 9-AAA - #69 Cayman Russell -- #2 Taylor Bozeman - #12 Elijah Howell - #80 Troy Dye
All-County – Sumner County co-Defensive Player of the Year - #34 Whit Gray and #57 Joe Townsend -- 1st Team Selections - #2 Taylor Bozeman - #12 Elijah Howell - #67 Taylor Hooks - #69 Cayman Russell - #80 Troy Dye -- 2nd Team Selections - #4 Nigel Jones - #20 David Priddy - #38 Shawn Bowerman - #63 Brady Kelly
All-Mid State Team – 1st Team Selection - #57 Joe Townsend
TSWA All-State Team - 1st Team Selection - #34 Whit Gray and #57 Joe Townsend
Dream Team (25 Members) – #57 Joe Townsend
Dandy Dozen (Middle Tennessee’s Top College Prospects) – #57 Joe Townsend
Titans Player of the Week (After Northeast Game) – #69 Cayman Russell
East/West All Star Game Participant – #57 Joe Townsend
Signing Day College Commitments – #2 Taylor Bozeman (Carson-Newman College) - #12 Elijah Howell (Carson-Newman College) - #57 Joe Townsend (Vanderbilt University) - #80 Troy Dye (Chattanooga)
School Records – Senior Linebacker #34 Whit Gray became Hendersonville’s leading tackler in a season with 142 and in a career with 248. Senior Receiver #4 Nigel Jones took the top spot for career receiving yards with 1,102 yards in his career, is the leader for career receptions with 62, and is the leader for receptions in a season with 42 catches in 2010.