Valiant Effort Comes Up Just Short in Blackman vs Hendersonville Contest


The Blackman Blaze traveled to take on Hendersonville in the first round of the 2020 playoffs. The Blaze beat Cookeville 23-21 last week to secure their post-season spot.

Blackman fought hard, but their season came to a close tonight as they fell to Hendersonville 30-21.

Blackman struck first on a long drive. The Blaze scored with a Dream Beam run from a yard out to go up 7-0. Hendersonville responded with a touchdown just before the first quarter came to a close to knot things up at 7.

The second quarter was a slugfest as neither team was willing to give an inch. Hendersonville connected on a field goal just before the halftime buzzer. They led 10-7.

In the second half, Drew Beam threw a touchdown pass to Todd Lark form eleven yards out to retake the lead 14-10. Hendersonville responded with under a minute remaining in the third with a touchdown of their own. They missed the PAT keeping it a 16-14 game.

In the fourth quarter, Luke Manning scored on a five yard run for Hendersonville to go up 23-14. Blackman responded with a Drew Beam touchdown pass to Todd Lark from eighty-five yards away to slice the lead to 23-21.

Hendersonville answered back with a drive of their own and capping it off with a fifteen yard touchdown run to go up 30-21. That would be how the game ended as Hendersonville got the ball back and took a knee to run out the rest of the clock.

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