Henrietta evened its record going into its bye week Friday night with a 26-6 win over Archer City, but the game cost the Bearcats.
With quarterback Kolten Booher sidelined with a concussion in the first quarter of last week’s loss to Boyd, Ben Fletcher stepped into to the starting quarterback role against the Wildcats. But the move didn’t last as he went down with a game-ending leg injury.
With his first and second string quarterbacks out, Coach Byron West turned to little brother Conner Fletcher, a freshman, to fill the role until he to suffered a leg injury late in the game.
Meanwhile, it was a big night for Bearcat running back Dalton Day. Day finished the night with 171 yards rushing, including a 20-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Henrietta took an early lead on a safety and, before the end of the first quarter, a Ben Fletcher touchdown from nine yards out to put the Bearcats up 9-0.
Archer City’s only score of the night came in the second quarter, and Henrietta continued to grow its lead with Day’s touchdown and a 27-yard field goal from James Donell.
Korben Allen put Henrietta’s final points on the board with a 55-yard interception return.
The Bearcats finished with 278 yards rushing on 56 carries, while limiting Archer City to a mere 69 yards on 25 carries. Henrietta connected four of 15 passes for 30 yards. Ben Fletcher connected with Joseph Costa three times for 27 yards.