HHS vs Beech Notes 2017
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

2017 Week 4 - Hendersonville COMMANDOS (2-1) vs Beech Buccaneers (3-0)


Hendersonville and Beech will renew their rivalry this week as the teams will meet for the 35th consecutive season.  Hendersonville comes into the contest following a 47-7 victory at Station Camp in the team’s first Region game of 2017.  The Buccaneers also won their first Region game last week as they defeated Glencliff at Shackle Island Stadium 64-0 on Thursday night.  Against the Colts, BHS jumped out to a 33-0 lead in the 1st quarter and led 52-0 at halftime in the impressive victory.  The Buccaneers are 3-0 this season as they beat Wilson Central 21-13 in week 1 and handed Henry County a 34-31 loss in a game played at APSU.  The game this week will also be broadcast live on TV as it has been selected as the Friday Night Rivals Game of the Week, and will air live on WUXP MyTv30.  Beech is no stranger to TV games as their game versus Henry County was also broadcast live on TV in week 2.


LAST MEETING – HHS and Beech tangled in week 4 last season as they were both in Region 6-5A, and the game came down to the final buzzer.  This season they will meet as non-Region opponents as Hendersonville has moved to 6A while the Buccaneers remain in 5A.  A year ago, Beech would strike first after intercepting a pass that set them up with a 1st and goal.  Hendersonville would answer and take a 9-7 lead into halftime.  The COMMANDOS would open up their lead in the 4th quarter as they were up 23-10 with just over 7 minutes left.  As with any rivalry, the Buccaneers responded and were able to score 14 unanswered points to take a 1 point lead.  HHS would have a chance to win the game with a 45 yard field goal as time expired, but the attempt would come up short as Hendersonville would fall at Beech 23-24.


BUCCANEERS UNDEFEATED IN 2017 – The Buccaneers have yet to lose this season as they defeated Wilson Central in week 1 21-13.  Beech jumped out to a 21-0 1st half lead in that game and were able to hold off a comeback attempt by the Wildcats.  In week 2 in a game broadcast live on TV and played at Austin Peay State University, the Buccaneers defeated Henry County 34-31.  Last week Beech moved their game to Thursday night due to heavy rain and smashed Glencliff 64-0.


NUMBER 1 – Beech has topped the class 5A AP poll this week being ranked #1 in the state in the 5A poll.  In addition to being the top ranked 5A team, the Buccaneers are also ranked #10 in the Tennessean MidState poll.


RUN FIRST OFFENSE – Beech will bring a heavy run offense to Memorial Stadium on Friday night with their feature back being #8 Kaemon Dunlap who has rushed for more than 100 yards in each of the first three games this season.  Paving the way for the rushing attack is a very good offensive line that is physical and moves people; experienced senior quarterback #22 Nelson Smith will be under center.  The lineman will be #77 Dalton Hoskins, #52 Brady Campbell, #67 Cole Pulley, #64 Alex Webb, and #78 Hayden Sloan with #87 Davis Ward and #84 Ty Moore being the tight ends.  That group is having an excellent season helping the Buccaneers to rush for well over 200 yards per game.  The lead blocker for Dunlap will be #42 Heath Crabtree while the receivers will be #4 Ty Dean and #34 Dyilin Hoosier.  Although the Buccaneers will run the ball first, Smith has a strong arm and makes good decisions which allows their passing attack to be very effective when they use it.  Smith threw for 108 yards while completing 5 of 9 passes against Henry County.  Dunlap rushed for 182 yards including a 44 yard TD run against Wilson Central, had 4 scores and 155 yards versus Henry County, and had 108 yards with 2 TD’s on only 3 carries last week.


STRONG DEFENSIVE UNIT – The Buccaneers have a tough defense that plays hard and runs to the ball this season.  They are led by senior linebackers #42 Heath Crabtree and #10 Chaz Williamson.  Williamson recorded 12 tackles including 3 for lost yardage and forced a fumble against Wilson Central.  Up front Beech will have #38 John Carroll, #70 Alex Metcalf, #63 Christian Brinkley, #57 Delaney Williams, and #84 Ty Moore.  Moore had a quarterback sack in the Henry County game.  Their 4 starting defensive backs are all seniors and are led by safeties #4 Ty Dean who recorded 10 tackles with 2 being for loss against Henry County and #11 Garrett Butler who had 16 stops against the Patriots.  Joining them will be cornerbacks #5 Jahmall Robinson and #27 Deandre Brown.


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.


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 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 – Running back Anthony 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.


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.


GAME IS MYTV30 FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS GAME OF THE WEEK – The game will be broadcast live on TV this week.  This will be the 9th time the COMMANDOS have been on live TV in the past 5 years.  It can be watched on WUXP My30.


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.


COMMANDO RECORD BOOKS – Brett Coker and Gabe Dalton both entered their names in the top of the COMMANDO record books in the team’s 56-21 win over Centennial at Memorial Stadium.  Coker set the mark for most passing yards in a game with 323 yards that included 5 touchdown passes.  Dalton become #1 all time with 9 receptions in the game as well as #1 with 236 receiving yards in a single game; he also scored on 3 of those catches.  In the season opening loss against Blackman, the COMMANDOS had four players enter into the all-time record books.  Brett Coker’s 252 passing yards is the 3rd (4th after Centennial game) most in a game in HHS history.  Austin Halas ranks #3 (now #4) all-time with 126 receiving yards in a game while Gabe Dalton is #4 (now #5) with 123 receiving yards.  Helton Porter had the 5th longest rush in HHS history with his 80 yard TD run.  Also in that game, HHS gave up the most points in the history of COMMANDO football with 63 points being scored by the opponent.


FRESHMAN COMMANDOS – Last week’s Freshman game against Station Camp got postponed until September 25.  So the Freshman still have a record of 1-1.  They will play their 3rd game of the 2017 this Thursday night at Shackle Island Stadium as they will be playing against Beech.


AROUND REGION 4 – Mt. Juliet stays at the top of the Region 4 standings with a perfect record and they have yet to give up a point this season, shutting out all three of their opponents.  Last week to open Region play, the Golden Bears traveled to Lebanon and beat the Blue Devils 35-0.  Mt. Juliet (3-0) will host Gallatin (3-0) this week.  Lebanon (0-3) will host LaVergne (0-3).  Hendersonville was able to get a 47-7 victory at Station Camp.  The COMMANDOS (2-1) will host Beech (3-0) in a game to broadcast live on TV this week.  The Bison (0-3) will play at home against Springfield (2-1).  Rossview played Wilson Central at Austin Peay State University on Saturday, and the Hawks were able to get a 38-21 victory.  This week, Rossview (1-2) will play at Clarksville Northeast (2-1) while Wilson Central (0-3) will be at home against Overton (0-3).


HHS/Beech Series – This matchup between cross town rivals began in 1983, and they have played each other every year since that first meeting.  In a game that has become one of the best rivalries in the state, Hendersonville has the series advantage by winning 22 while losing 13.  During the past 34 years, the game has been with 7 points 15 times, and the teams would be knotted up after 4 quarters 4 times.  Each team won two of the overtime meetings with HHS winning OT contests in 1992 and 2010 while the Buccaneers won OT games in 2003 and 2006.  The teams have met in the postseason one time and the COMMANDOS got a 1 point victory in that quarterfinal class 5A playoff game in 2011 which was at Memorial Stadium.


Biggest Victory – 32 points in 1997 when the COMMANDOS won 35-3 at Shackle Island Stadium

Worst Defeat – 24 points in 1985 when the Buccaneers won 6-30

Longest Winning Streak – 8 games – (1987-1994)

Longest Losing Streak – 5 games (2005-2009)

Current Streak – Beech 1 game (2016)

Last Meeting – 2016 with the Buccaneers coming back to beat the COMMANDOS by one point 23-24 at Shackle Island Stadium

Waters, Andrew
Andrew Waters

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