In a game that most likely was for fourth place in District 16-3A, Henderson broke open what was a close game at the half and ran away from Bullard, winning 34-10 at Panther Stadium Friday night.
The Lions (3-5, 2-2 in District 16-4A) held a 10-3 lead at intermission, with the difference in the opening half coming on an 89-yard kick off return by the Lions' Trey Hollins that came with 6:51 to play in the second stanza.
The second half was a different story as Henderson scored 31-straight points and outpointed Bullard (3-4, 1-3) 21-3 in the final two quarters to win with ease.
Bullard's first half points came on a 26-yard Zack Aldridge field goal that tied the game at 3-3 early in the second quarter.
That would be all the points the Panthers could muster up until Austin Skelton rammed in on a 12-yard touchdown run with 6:26 to go in the game.
To make matters worse, the Panthers came into the game with several key players sidelined with injuries and then had a couple of more starters leave the game due to injuries in the second half of the game.
Bullard had trouble getting a run game established — the Panthers had just 34 rushing yards in the first half — with Henderson winning the battle in the trenches in the second half to take full command of the game.
Henderson 34, Bullard 10
Henderson 3 7 14 10 —34
Bullard 0 3 0 7 —10
H-Edgar Sanchez 24 field goal,1:40
B-Zack Aldridge 26 field goal, 7:13
H-Tre Hollins 89 kick off return (Sanchez kick), 6:57
H-Zedrick Lister 13 pass from Zane Boles,(Sanchez kick), 5:14
H-Hollins 30 pass from Boles (Sanchez kick), 3:11
H-Sanchez 40 field goal, 11:00
H-Lister 13 pass from Boles, 8:57
B-Austin Skelton 12 run (Aldridge kick), 6:16