It sucks for these seniors. Compared to the 7 teams thar made at least the quarterfinals last decade (2010–19) the talent level is not quite what it was for the 1 state team and maybe not the 2 semifinalist teams, but it’s no different from the other 5. The first 3 years of last decade Henderson played 14 playoff games, went 12-2, went to 3 quarterfinals, 2 semifinals, 1 championship game, and won 1 championship. For the 10 seasons of the decade, played 29 playoff games and won 22 of them. The first 3 seasons of this decade so far … 2 missed playoffs and 1 playoff appearance that consisted of 1 bi-district game loss.
No one started a conversation for this game yet so here goes. I think most Henderson people are a mixture of speechless from being in shock and following momma’s advice about what to do when you can’t say something nice. Athens here’s yalls shot for the first time since Game 4 of the 2001 season (2 weeks after 9/11) to get a win. Game 6: Athens (2-4; 0-2) at Henderson (0-5; 0-1) 36th meeting Henderson leads all-time 26 to 7 and there have been 2 ties. First meeting: 1934; Athens 14 - Henderson 7 Last meeting: 2021; Henderson 58 - Athens 41 Henderson has won 15 out of the last 16, including the last 6 in a row. Athens’ last win was by a score of 31-21 in 2001. Athens’ 14-7 win in the schools’ first ever meeting back in 1934 was the Lions’ only loss that season. The schools have met once in the playoffs … an opening round bi-district game in 1992 won by Henderson 40-14. Last year’s game was a shootout instead of a blowout mainly because of one man … Athens’ returning senior QB Ty Arroyo who had 434 yards of total offense (298 passing & 136 rushing), ran for 4 TDs, and passed for another. 4AD1 rankings: DCTF/AP: Athens - 67 (down 7) Henderson - 69 (down 1) MaxPreps: Athens - 42 Henderson - 56 CalPreps power ranking: Athens - 42 Henderson- 56 Predictions: DCTF: Henderson by 2 CalPreps: Athens 35 - Henderson 34 Henderson has lost 10 games in a row overall (as well as the last 6 district games). This qualifies as the second longest losing streak in school history after a 12 game losing streak during the 2007-08 seasons. This season Henderson is 0-5. The program has had 2 seasons (2006 & 2008) that ended with a record of 1-9. Henderson has never had an 0-10 season in school history. Friday night will be Coach Othell Robinson’s 16th game as the Lions’ head coach. He is 3-12 overall, 1-6 in district games, and 0-0 in playoff games at Henderson.