Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


November 10, 2012

Henderson rushes for 488 yards, 5 TDs as Rice wins 35-33

RICE — — Ragan Henderson rushed for an incredible 488 yards and five touchdowns as the Rice Bulldogs outlasted the Life Lions, 35-33 in the season finale for both teams.

With the win, Rice finishes the season at 4-6, 3-4 in District 6-2A Division II.  Life drops to 1-9, 1-6 in loop play.

In a game that featured over 1,000 yards of offense, 68 points, and no punts, it was two defensive plays that sealed the victory for the Bulldogs. After Henderson’s fifth touchdown run, the Lions responded with a touchdown run by Derek Lee to cut the Rice lead to two points late in the fourth quarter.

On the ensuing conversion attempt, Rice cornerback Eric Hughes knocked the Lee pass down, and the Bulldogs maintained their slim lead.  Later, on the last play of the game, with the same two point lead, Victor Orteaga sacked Lee for a six yard loss to end the game.

Lee had 180 yards rushing and three touchdowns to pace the Lions. Henderson, who scored all five of his touchdowns from at least 47 yards out, accumulated his monster rushing total on only 23 carries.

Henderson finishes his stellar season with 2,109 yards rushing and 26 touchdowns, including three receiving.  

Rice 35, Dallas Life 33

Life  0  14  7  12 — 33

Rice  0  14  7  14 — 35

Second Quarter

L — Montrel Williams 12 pass from Derek Lee ( Daniel Gonzales kick), 10:19

R — Ragan Henderson 68 run (Junior Pena kick), 9:25

R — Henderson 70 run (Pena kick), 3:43

L — Williams 58 pass from Lee (Gonzales kick), 1:56

Third Quarter

R — Henderson 47 run (Pena kick), 10:17

L — Lee 1 run (Gonzales kick), 4:51

Fourth Quarter

R — Henderson 85 run (Pena kick), 8:27

L — Lee 44 run (kick failed), 6:26

R — Henderson 74 run (Pena kick), 6:05

L — Lee 14 run (pass failed), 3:38

                        L    R

First downs    23    14

Rush-yards    47-266    30-516

Passing yards    213    56

C-A-I    12-19-0    2-6-0

Fumbles-lost    2-1    1-1

Punts-avg.    0-0.0    0-0.0

Penalties-yards    5-35    6-48


Rushing —
L: Derek Lee 34-180, Joey Temte 10-67, Montrel Williams 1-14, Josh Ford 1-5, Quinton Carroll 1-0.  R: Ragan Henderson 23-488, Chris Atchley 7-28.

Passing — L: Derek Lee 12-19-0-213. R: Dalton Pike 2-5-0-56, Ragan Henderson 0-1-0-0.

Receiving — L: Montreal Williams 7-105, Justin Holden 2-67, Josh Ford 2-14, Jordon Ford 1-27. R: Codie Pair 2-56.


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