Fall sports season winds down at Owen High

Fred McCormick

The final home game of the season came and went for the Owen Warhorses football team on Oct. 21.

Senior Night probably didn't turn out the way the team would have liked, with Hendersonville beating Owen on a cold, wet night, 38-21.

Owen senior Waleed Kahlil hauls in one of his 3 receptions against Hendersonville on senior night at Warhorse Stadium.

The Warhorses will have one last opportunity to try for their second win of the season on Friday, Oct. 28, when they visit Polk County and look to close out the season with a win against the 4-5 Wolverines.

The Owen defense held the explosive Hendersonville offense in check throughout the first quarter and entered the half down only 17-0.

With senior running back Cyrus Hooper out with an injury, sophomore quarterback Kendrick Weaver turned in one of his top performances of the season, completing 10 out of 18 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns.

As Weaver led the Warhorses to 21 points in the final quarter, he targeted two senior receivers for touchdown passes.

Senior Tyler Sexton had five catches for 83 yards and a touchdown in his final game at Warhorse Stadium. His fellow senior Waleed Kahlil recorded three receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown of his own.

The Owen boys soccer team honored its seniors on Monday, Oct. 17 against an undefeated Hendersonville team, falling 1-0 to the Bearcats. But the Warhorses finished the season with a nonconference home match against their former head coach Tate MacQueen and the Erwin Warriors on Monday, Oct. 24 (results not available at deadline).

Owen senior James Murray secures the ball against Hendersonville on senior night.

The Warhorses finished the regular season 9-3 in the Western Highlands Conference and will likely earn a spot in the playoffs when the playoffs begin on Saturday, Nov. 5.