Patrick ‘Monster’ Brown + Diamante Wright Carry Henderson to 42-14 Win Over Spring Hill
[By Colby Fleet, Special to ETSN.fm]
LONGVIEW -- Henderson's Patrick "Monster" Brown and Diamante Wright erased the memory of last week's loss as the duo combined for six touchdowns and 307 all-purpose yards to defeat Spring Hill, 42-14, Friday night at Panther Stadium.
To open the third quarter Henderson (4-3, 2-1 in District 16-3A) wasted no time at all to extend its 14-0 lead. A Spring Hill (3-5, 1-3) fumble gave Henderson the ball at the Panthers’ 37-yard line. Two plays later, Janson Moore threw his only pass of the night down the sideline, hitting Brown in stride for a 40-yard touchdown that extended the lead to 21-0.
On the following possession, Ben Hollas plunged in from 1-yard out to complete a nine-play drive that covered 75 yards. Henderson scored on back-to-back, five-play drives where Brown scored from 5 yards out and Wright found paydirt from a yard away to push Henderson’s advantage to 35-6.
Spring Hill answered for its last score of the contest when Hollas broke through the line and outran the Lions’ defenders for a 66-yard touchdown.
Wright shut the door on the Panthers with a 32-yard sweep around the left side that reached the end zone and gave Henderson the game's final touchdown.
Henderson engineered a flawless, six-play drive to open the contest. Brown found Jamie Anthony for a 50-yard pass that moved the ball to the Panthers’ 14-yard line. Two plays later, Brown fought off defenders for a tough, 20-yard touchdown run to give the Lions a 7-0 advantage with 9:20 left in the first quarter.
After a Spring Hill punt, Henderson drove 77 yards in 11 plays. Wright rumbled in from 4 yards out to give Henderson a 14-0 halftime lead.
Brown completed five passes for 66 yards, ran 12 times for 116 yards and two scores and caught a 40 yard touchdown pass. Wright rushed 13 times for 85 yards and three scores in the victory for the Lions.
Hollas threw one pass for eight yards and ran 23 times for 120 yards and the two lone touchdowns for the Panthers.