Friday’s Battle Of District Unbeatens Chapel Hill + Henderson Is The ETSN.fm + DQ Game Of The Week
Four seasons ago, Chapel Hill and Henderson met each other for the Class 3A Division I state championship game. The stakes this Friday night aren't quite as high.
Sole possession of first place in District 9-4A Division I will have to do.
Friday's clash between Chapel Hill (5-3, 3-0) and Henderson, set for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff from Lion Stadium in Henderson, is the ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Game of the Week.
Whichever team comes on top will clinch at least a share of the district title with one more week remaining in the regular season.
Chapel Hill, coming off a 38-21 road win at Kilgore, has bounced back from a 1-3 start to the season by reeling off four consecutive wins. The Bulldogs' offense has been humming over the past month, averaging 53 points per game in their last four games.
The Bulldogs are led offensively by junior quarterback Konnor Hitchcock, who has thrown for 1,247 yards with 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. But where Chapel Hill excels on offense is with its running game, which has averaged 374 yards during the Bulldogs' current winning streak.
Henderson is off a 7-1 start, it best since 2011, when the Lions reached the state semifinals. Henderson has won six straight and has outscored its three district opponents by an average of 38.3 points, including last Friday's 51-10 win at Palestine.
Senior quarterback Zane Boles and senior running back Randy Davis headline a Henderson offense that's putting up more than 42 points per game.
Be sure to check out the Chapel Hill-Henderson game preview Wednesday morning on ETSN.fm, follow staff writer Clint Buckley (@ClintBuckley) for updates throughout the game, and head back to ETSN.fm late Friday night or early Saturday morning for complete game coverage.