Opening Drive (Sept. 9): A cross-town clash

Beech and Hendersonville typically play close games in their cross-town rivalry each year, and Friday’s contest shapes up to be no different.

The Commandos lead the all-time series 22-16 since the two teams began playing each other in 1983. Only once have they met in the postseason, a 23-22 Hendersonville victory in the 2011 Class 5A quarterfinals. Each team has had streaks of dominance in the rivalry, but the Buccaneers have claimed three of the last four meetings, including an 18-17 decision at Hendersonville last year.

  • Beech vs. Hendersonville, all-time results:
  • 2019: Beech 18-17
  • 2018: Hendersonville 45-27
  • 2017: Beech 35-21
  • 2016: Beech 24-23
  • 2015: Hendersonville 30-16
  • 2014: Hendersonville 28-27
  • 2013: Hendersonville 42-14
  • 2012: Beech 28-21
  • 2011: Hendersonville 23-6
  • 2011: Hendersonville 23-22 (5A quarterfinals)
  • 2010: Hendersonville 16-15
  • 2009: Beech 21-9
  • 2008: Beech 16-3
  • 2007: Beech 42-10
  • 2006: Beech 28-21
  • 2005: Beech 16-14
  • 2004: Hendersonville 42-14
  • 2003: Beech 43-42
  • 2002: Beech 17-13
  • 2001: Hendersonville 27-0
  • 2000: Beech 21-3
  • 1999: Hendersonville 20-0
  • 1998: Hendersonville 38-15
  • 1997: Hendersonville 35-3
  • 1996: Hendersonville 17-0
  • 1995: Beech 29-8
  • 1994: Hendersonville 24-21
  • 1993: Hendersonville 34-13
  • 1992: Hendersonville 35-34
  • 1991: Hendersonville 14-7
  • 1990: Hendersonville 28-0
  • 1989: Beech 1-0 (forfeit)
  • 1988: Hendersonville 35-10
  • 1987: Hendersonville 18-0
  • 1986: Beech 7-6
  • 1985: Beech 30-6
  • 1984: Hendersonville 17-13
  • 1983: Hendersonville 14-3

While you wait on Friday to come around, catch up on what you might have missed from Tuesday’s news:

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