HENDERSON — Chapel Hill opened District 16-3A play with a 49-28 road win over Henderson Friday.
Chapel Hill (3-2, 1-0) benefitted from the accuracy of quarterback Andrew Black, who completed 11 of 16 passes for 187 yards and two TDs. Black also finished the game as the Bulldogs’ leading rusher with 13 carries for 88 yards.
The Bulldogs defeated their former coach, Henderson’s Phil Castles, who coached at Corsicana between stints in New Chapel Hill and Henderson.
The Lions (1-4, 0-1) took a 7-0 lead with 1:29 remaining in the first on a 47-yard scoring pass from Zane Boles to Zedrick Lister.
Chapel Hill tied the score with the first of its two second-quarter TDs with 9:48 on the clock on a 1-yard run by Wesley Thompson.
The Lions came back for a 14-7 lead on a 1-yard Randy Davis score.
Black recorded his first TD pass midway through the quarter on a 4-yard pass to Gabriel Robinson to make it 14-14.
However, the Lions carried a 20-14 lead into half, scoring with 3 seconds on the clock on a 4-yard pass from Boles to Tristan Lary.
The Bulldogs took over the game in the second half scoring 14 points in the third on a 31-yard scoring pass from Black to Robinson and a 38-yard TD run by Jesse Mumphrey to lead 28-20.
Chapel Hill continued to add on to its lead in the fourth, scoring back-to-back touchdowns on an 8-yard scoring carry by Thompson and 2-yard run by Ja’Braylon Franklin to go up 42-20.
Henderson made it 42-28 with 1:44 left in the game on an 18-yard scoring pass from Boles to Vince McNew. Boles finished the game 19 of 41 for 249 yards.
The Bulldogs found the end zone one more time with less than a minute remaining on a 45-yard run by Malik Walker.
Chapel Hill 49, Henderson 28
Chapel Hill 0 14 14 21 — 49
Henderson 7 13 0 8 — 28