Henderson wastes no time running on Galileo

Playing in front of his home crowd for the last time in his career, Lincoln senior running back David Henderson wasn’t about to go out quietly.

Henderson scored the first time he touched the ball by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown and then emphatically finalized his night by reaching the end zone on his last carry of the game as the Mustangs defeated Galileo 48-14 to cap off an undefeated Academic Athletic Association season. The Mustangs won their first AAA title since 1987 and are the No. 1 seed for the San Francisco Section playoffs, where they will face the Balboa-Mission winner.

Henderson, who passed 5,000 career yards in the Mustangs’ win over Lowell last week, ran for 193 yards and scored five touchdowns for Lincoln (7-3, 6-0 AAA).

“It was a great crowd today,” said Henderson, who finished the regular season with 1,918 yards and 30 touchdowns. “I was playing in front of my friends, my family and my grandmother, who has been there for me all year. I couldn’t have done anything without their support.”

Henderson fielded a Lions squib kick on the game’s opening play and returned it 57 yards for a score before adding touchdown runs of 13, 26 and 7 yards as Lincoln rushed out to a 41-8 halftime lead. Henderson played just one series in the second half, ending his performance with a 15-yard touchdown run before leaving the game with 4:07 to play in the third quarter.

Henderson’s backup, junior Eric Beverly, ran 14 times for 82 yards as the Mustangs piled up 294 yards on the ground.

Galileo (0-7, 0-6), playing in its final game of the season, was led by quarterback Javohn Cherry, who threw for 155 yards and had one touchdown rushing and one passing. Lincoln 48, Galileo 14

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