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Central still rolling, off to 3-0 start

David Watkins

Chronicle Correspondent

Wilson Central dominates Hendersonville to stay on top of District

Wilson Central kicked off their home schedule in style, as they whipped Hendersonville, 39-12, Friday. 

After a Hendersonville drive stalled, Central wasted no time on their opening play, Jordan Roundtree hit Chris Lee for a 71-yard touchdown pass. The extra point was good and Central was up 7-0.

Hendersonville attempted to get something going on their second drive, but Tyler McBurney intercepted a pass and set Central up for another quick score.

However, a series of penalties kept Central from getting a first down. Central would not be denied points, as Brad Cavanough booted a 48-yard field goal to take Central’s lead to 10-0.

Central’s defense forced a three-and-out and it was time for the offense to shine again.  Roundtree hooked up with Alex Price on passes of eight and 18 yards, ending the drive with a 20-yard pass for a touchdown. The extra point was no good and Central lead 16-0.

On the first play of their next drive, Hendersonville fumbled the ball and it was recovered by McBurney. Central was not able to capitalize as the drive ended with a missed field goal. However, Central’s defense kept the Commandos pinned with their back to the goal line. On 4th down a high snap went over the head of the kicker and out of the back of the end zone for a safety. Central took an 18-0 lead.

Central was not able to capitalize on a big return during the next drive, but did pin Hendersonville deep on their side of the field. On the first play, Preston Reed forced Hendersonville to fumble and Kyle Coombs recovered the ball. Price then ran the ball in from six yards out. The extra point was good and Central’s lead was 25-0.

Hendersonville scrapped together some offense as they got on the board with a field goal with 12 seconds in the half, making it 25-3.

Later in the third quarter, Andre Corder got a pick six as he took an interception 24 yards for a touchdown, making the score 32-3.

Just before the end of the third quarter, Roundtree attempted a quick kick, but it was blocked for a safety, pulling Hendersonville a little closer at 32-5.

Roundtree hooked up with Lee for another long pass for a touchdown and Hendersonville scored with less than 2 minutes in the game for a final score of 39-12.

On the night, Roundtree was 6-for-15 for 209 yards. Lee had three receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns.

This week Wilson Central (3-0) will play at home again as they host Shelbyville (2-1) who is coming off a 39-38 loss to Franklin County. The game starts at 7 p.m.

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