Macailyn Wilder + Hallsville Take Down Henderson, 35-22
[By Jeff Henderson, Special to ETSN.fm]
HALLSVILLE -- Macailyn Wilder dominated the Henderson Lions on homecoming to lead Hallsville to a 35-22 win, shrugging off a penalty-riddled Friday the 13th performance.
Wilder accounted for 425 yards in total offense, 253 of it coming during the second half. Wilder led Hallsville (2-1) with 21 carries for 165 yards and three touchdowns, while completing 12 of 25 passes for 260 yards and a touchdown.
Jamil Young and Kha’lil Sneed led the team in receptions and yardage -- Young with 127 yards and a touchdown on four receptions, Sneed with 85 yards on five receptions plus a five-yard rushing touchdown.
Henderson's Zane Boles was 19 of 32 for 209 yards and two touchdowns. Randy Davis had 21 carries for 68 yards for the Lions, who are 0-3 for the first time since 2007, when Henderson finished 1-9.
Henderson led 10-7 at halftime, but Hallsville staged three third-quarter drives to take control of the game. Wilder scored on runs of 24 and 11 yards, and Sneed scored on a five-yard run, while the Bobcats' defense and penalties held Henderson scoreless in the third.
After a fourth second-half touchdown on a Wilder to Jamil Young 14-yard bubble screen pass, Henderson mounted a 65-yard drive on the arm of Boles, scoring an 18 yard touchdown to bring the score to 35-16 with three minutes left. Hallsville fumbled on the ensuing drive, and the Lions scored again as Boles hit Tre Hollins for a 49-yard touchdown reception (PAT no good) to bring the score to 35-22.
Henderson hit first deep into the second quarter with an Edgar Sanchez 30-yard field goal. Two minutes later, Hallsville scored on a 21-yard quarterback zone-read option run by Wilder for a 7-3 lead.
Henderson answered immediately with a 94-yard Hollins touchdown on the ensuing kickoff return for a 10-7 halftime lead for the Lions.
Next week, Hallsville visits Lindale. Henderson hosts another 0-3 team, Jacksonville.