A promising start gave way to a frustrating second half as the Henry County High School football team suffered its second straight loss in a 28-14 decision at Tilghman High School in Paducah, Ky.
Tilghman scored first before Henry County posted a pair of first half touchdowns to take the halftime lead at 14-7. Patriot quarterback Ryan Damron became the school's all-time leader in passing yardage when he threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Norman Duncan in the first quarter. Damron now has 2,655 yards passing in his HCHS career.
Caden Marshall added a four-yard run in the second period to put the Patriots in front.
Tilghman stormed back in the second half behind a steady running attack led by Malachi Rider who scored two touchdowns while running 40 times for 216 yards in the game. The Blue Tornado scored twice in the third quarter and added a fourth quarter time right before time ran out to make the final score 28-14.
Look for photographs and more details on the Patriots' loss in Paducah in Tuesday's Post-Intelligencer.