[By Larry Krantz, Special to ETSN.fm]

HENDERSON – Zane Boles threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another as the Henderson Lions beat the Jacksonville Indians, 40-20, Friday at Lion Stadium for their first win of the season and the first victory for new head coach Phil Castles.

Boles threw touchdowns to Tristan Lary, Vince McNew and Tre' Hollins before scoring on a 12-yard run late in the third quarter. Running back Tim Hogan added a 18-yard touchdown run as part of an 82-yard night.

Jacksonville (0-4) scored three plays into the game when quarterback Carter McCown broke a 54-yard run down the visitor sideline, but the Lions responded with three unanswered touchdowns including a blocked punt that Seth Hensley recovered in the end zone.

Jacksonville started to make a comeback when McCown cashed in a Henderson fumble with an 85-yard touchdown pass to Claude Franklin, cutting the deficit to six points. The Indians forced a punt on the ensuing Lions possession, then drove 67 yards to the Henderson 6, but turned the ball over on an attempted trick play.

The Indians never got another chance to get into the game as Henderson opened the second half with three straight touchdowns to open a 40-14 lead midway through the fourth quarter.

Jacksonville’s Forrest Burton recovered a fumble in the end zone for Jacksonville’s final score.

The Indians finish their non-district schedule on Friday at Marshall, while Henderson hosts Chapel Hill on Friday in the District 16-3A opener.