Henrietta’s eighth grade Bearcats kept their record unblemished with a 42-6 victory at Jacksboro last Thursday night. In the seventh grade game, things didn’t go as well with Jacksboro winning the game 50-6. With three games remaining, the eighth grade stands 5-0 while the seventh grade is 3-2.
The Bearcats jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and never looked back or were threatened. Mason Hanson kick-started the scoring with a 16-yard run plus added the extra point. Later in the opening quarter, Ben McCreary caught a slant pass from Blaine Long and scampered 29 yards to paydirt. However, the point after came up short and the Bearcats led 14-0.
After switching ends of the field, Kandon Bennett hauled in a 23-yard pass from Corbin Douthitt, but the extra point failed and made the score 20-0. Hanson added another score before half on a 42-yard jaunt with Long providing the extra point and the Cats led 28-0 at intermission.
Jacksboro scored their lone touchdown in the third quarter, but celebrations were short lived as Hanson took the ensuing kickoff and darted around 70 yards for the touchdown. Tyler Lujan put the final points on the board for the Bearcats when he broke loose on a long run and then capped it off with a six-yard touchdown run.
The entire Bearcat roster provided big plays at one time or another during the game, with the victory being an entire team effort.
Tyler Aaron scored his first touchdown of the season against Jacksboro on a 75-yard run, but it was not enough to overcome the early lead built up by the Tigers.
The Bearcats received the ball to start the game and were driving the ball down the field on nice runs by Zack West and Brody Offield, but was stopped short by an interception that was returned for a touchdown. Henrietta trailed 6-0 after the first quarter in which Jacksboro had not ran an offensive play.
In the second quarter, Jacksboro scored twice, followed by a couple of scores in the third quarter and a touchdown in the final six minutes of the game. All of the athletes played hard, but came out short and will try and bounce back this week against City View.