Lakendrick Van Zandt + Henderson Take Care of El Campo in Heralded Area-Round Matchup
HUMBLE – Lakendrick Van Zandt hit paydirt three times and the Henderson Liosn defense stuffed a potent El Campo ground attack in a 29-15 win on Friday night at Humble’s Turner Stadium.
Van Zandt had touchdown runs of 26 and 12 yards and hauled in a 26-yard pass in the win for Henderson, which advanced its season mark to 11-1. The loss was the first of the season for El Campo.
With a 22-15 lead at halftime, the Lions defense held El Campo scoreless in the second half. The Ricebirds, who ran the ball 59 times, had two of its 12 pass attempts intercepted, one by Van Zandt and the second by Trestan Ebner, who returned it 34 yards for a first-half score.
Rounding out the Henderson offense was quarterback Trae Hall, who finished with 119 rushing yards and 90 passing yards – 40 to Ebner and 26 to Van Zandt.
Henderson struck first on the game’s opening possession on a 12-yard run by Van Zandt and added a two-point conversion.
El Campo responded with 15 unanswered points on the legs of junior Nery Enriquez, taking a 15-8 lead midway through the second quarter.
Hall found Van Zandt for a 26-yard score for a 15-15 deadlock just over a minute later. Ebner then put the Lions up for a good with an interception return.
Van Zandt closed out his night with a 26-yard scoring run by Van Zandt in the fourth quarter.