Western Albemarle quarterback Kent Henry threw six touchdown passes in the win against Louisa County last week, and his team has averaged more than 47 points per game the last five weeks.
The Warriors are a perfect 6-0 heading into Friday's showdown with Monticello (6-0), and the senior QB is a big reason why.
In a battle of unbeaten teams, Western Albemarle head coach Ed Redmond say he is happy to have quarterback Kent Henry on his side.
"Kent is our leader," says Redmond. "He performs for us. We put him in situations, and often he's making the call on the field. Kent is a senior leader, and anytime you have a senior quarterback with his capabilities, you got to feel really good."
Henry had a record setting season last year, with 4,223 total yards, and 52 touchdowns.
He's now in his third season as a starter, and getting better.
"I'm a lot more comfortable than I have been," says Henry. "I worked on it a lot during the offseason, and it's paid its dividends so far."
Henry has accounted for 1,975 total yards and 29 touchdowns so far this year.
He leads the team in rushing by a wide margin (79 attempts, 697 yards, 9 TD's), and his ability to run keeps everyone on their toes.
Senior right tackle Donte Henry says, "I'll be blocking, and turn around to see where he is, and he's running my way, so I just turn around and block the first person I can see."
"I always like throwing the ball, but it's fun to get out there and run a little too," says Kent Henry.
Senior receiver Chase Stokes says, "They keep telling us, 'Don't give up on it, because he'll find some way to get out of it, so just keep getting open, and he'll find you.'"
Stokes says the QB's leadership ability will play a big role in the showdown with the Mustangs.
"He kind of stays calm," says Stokes. "He never gets too excited when it's going well, or too low when it's going bad. He's always positive, and like, 'We're going to pull it out, no matter what.'"
Henry has completed 70 of 114 passes this year for 1,278 yards and 20 touchdowns against just four interceptions.
He is averaging 8.82 yards per carry rushing.
Undefeated Western Albemarle will play at unbeaten Monticello Friday at 7:30 pm.
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