Henrietta Junior high’s football teams swept Windthorst Thursday night, Sept. 29, with the seventh grade winning 26-12 and the eighth grade getting a 10-0 shutout.
Mason Hanson scored on a 56-yard run following a 19-yard interception return by Ethan Scholl. Later in the second quarter, Scholl again set up a touchdown with a key 12-yard reception. Kandon Bennett darted 20 yards on a reverse and the score as Mason Hanson added the two-point conversion to put the Bearcats up 14-0 at halftime.
In the second half, Windthorst was able to get a couple of big plays, but could not match up with the Bearcats. Hanson connected with Scholl for a 70-yard halfback pass and a score, but the point after was missed. Corbin Douthitt closed out the scoring with a 30-yard touchdown pass off a deflected pass from Bennett.
It was an overall great effort by the Bearcats as the offensive line had their best night blocking of the year (Reid Latham, Skyler Castro, Adam Moore, Corbin Bloodworth, Conner Chambers and Caleb Cody). Defensively, the Bearcats played tough with several individuals having good games.
Jimmy Jones had an outstanding game on the defensive line as he recorded the Bearcats’ first score. Jones tackled the Windthorst quarterback in the end zone for a safety. Cody Fletcher had the only touchdown of the game as he took the hand off and darted 42-yards for the score. He also added the point.
The Bearcats moved the ball all night on Windthorst, but failed to get into the end zone. Chance Edgett and Logan Carter had good games on both sides of the ball. Jaylon Curtis played well on defense from his safety position as Kirkland Hoff, Fletcher and Nick Offield also had good games on defense.
Both teams played well and will work hard this week for the district opener against Jacksboro.