Henry overcomes deficit, stuns Bearcats

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Bearcats waste 'fantastic' game from Kelly

By John Herndon

Henry County overcame a 15-point, fourth quarter deficit to stun host Anderson County 45-42 in high school football action Friday night.

Trailing 42-27 entering the fourth quarter, Henry put together a pair of 80-yard drives, got a two-point conversion to tie things, then, drove 79 yards from its own 10 to set up Dylan Doll's 28-yard, game-winning field goal with 10 seconds to play.

“We gave one away,” said Anderson coach Mark Peach. “Don't take anything away from Henry County. They are a great team and (Luke) Magness is a great quarterback, but we gave one away.”

Anderson fell to 2-2 on the year.

Magness threw for 416 yards, hitting on 19 of 36 passes. Magness threw for three touchdowns and ran for four more. His 47-yard strike to Dylan Hall set up Doll's game winning field goal.

“Our kids have the mentality that they will never quit,” said Henry coach Lyndon Johnson, who improved to 4-1. Johnson added that the win was one of the biggest in the history of the Henry County program.

Anderson wasted a stellar performance from running back Ethan Kelly, who ran for 259 yards and tied a school record with five touchdowns. “He was fantastic,” Peach said.

Anderson returns to action next Friday night, hosting Grant County on homecoming and the first district game.

“We are very disappointed, but I still like our team. We can't feel sorry for ourselves,” Peach said. “We still have six games left on the schedule.”

For a complete report, photos and statistics, see the Sept. 22 edition of The Anderson News.