By: Bradley Cole
The North Henderson football team hit a bump in the road on Friday night as they hosted a county-rival in Hendersonville. The Knights, now 2-2, lost to the Bearcats by a score of 35-10.
Although, North stayed within reach of the Bearcats throughout the first half.
After a HHS touchdown in the middle of the first quarter, North answered back as Mikey Smithers took a forced fumble to the end zone, in which was a thirty yard return. After a successful two-point conversion from Darren Lammons, North had an 8-7 advantage over Hendersonville going into the half.
The Bearcats then came out firing on all cylinders in the second half after playing sluggish right before the break. After a Hendersonville touchdown at the 6:38 mark, late in the third quarter, they scored from the 8-yard line and once again added onto their lead shortly after as they took a blocked punt to the end zone.
The Bearcats found another way in the end zone again as they took a punt to the 2-yard line then punched it in from there to finish up their scoring night and win by a score of 35-10.
North forced a safety late in the fourth quarter to add two points.
“It was a game of momentum, and we completely lost it,” head coach Justin Clark said on his team’s struggles in the second half.
The Knights will now have this week off and will then travel to West Henderson the following week.