Football heads to Playoffs

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Evelyn Cornelio, Sports Writer

Varsity Football played against Henderson in the final game of the regular district season on Friday,  Nov. 6th which was also Senior Night.

The Bulldogs started the first quarter with a touchdown and the defense held the Lions back until they were up 14-7. Before halftime, Chapel Hill maintained a lead of 21-13.  Quarterback Cameron Ford threw four touchdowns and ran for another.  Ford finished with 398 yards passing and also ran for 60 yards. Illonzo McGregor and Ahstin Watkins caught two touchdown passes apiece for the Bulldogs.  Ford connected with McGregor in the fourth quarter on a 17-yard touchdown pass to tie the game with 3:40 remaining with Watkins from 61 yards out to put Chapel Hill ahead with 1:24 to go in the game. Watkins caught four passes for 165 yards, while McGregor hauled in seven passes for 96 yards.  After Henderson’s jump- ahead in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs’ battleback led them to a 42-28 victory over Henderson.

“This sophomore year has been great for me and my team”, said McGregor. “We’ve come a long way from being doubted to proving people wrong by being able to make the playoffs. It’s a great opportunity for all of us, especially our seniors, because as younger classmen we have been able to help prolong this season; but it’s not over yet. We still want to shock everyone”.

This win earns the Bulldogs a playoff spot for the first time in five years for the District 9-4A Division I. Chapel Hill will play against Livingston at New Caney High School on Saturday, Nov. 14th in hopes of continuing on to the second round of playoffs.