Hillsboro claims Rotary Bowl victory for second straight year 61-13


By Ryan Applegate - rapplegate@aimmediamidwest.com



Hillsboro High Schools varsity football team poses for a picture on Friday at McClain High School after their 61-13 victory over the McClain Tigers in the Rotary Bowl.


Hillsboro traveled to Greenfield on Friday to take on the McClain Tigers in the annual Rotary Bowl between the two teams.

The Indians claimed the Rotary Bowl trophy for the second year in a row courtesy of a 61-13 win over the Tigers.

The win capped off a 7-3 season for Hillsboro who also finished over .500 in the Frontier Athletic Conference (FAC) at 3-2.

The Indians scored nine touchdowns out of ten possessions from five different players.

Josh Keets led the way with four total touchdowns including, three on the ground and one on a kickoff return.

Deon Burns contributed two touchdowns on the ground early in the game to get the Indians offense rolling.

Mason Stanley, Mason Lewis and Clifford Coday added one apiece to cap the scoring for Hillsboro.

The Tigers scored two touchdowns on their eleven possessions in the game.

Justin Osborne hooked up with Jordan Pearson for a touchdown pass to cut into the 24 point Hillsboro lead.

Patrick Fout was responsible for the second McClain touchdown on a nice run in the third quarter.

Osborne also had two interceptions on the day as Mark Gallimore and Reece Bloomfield got under two passes and earned an interception each.

The play of the game occured with just over two minutes to go in the first half. Following the first touchdown of the game by the Tigers, Josh Keets received the kick at the McClain 15 yard line and proceeded break off an 85 yard return for a touchdown and a 30-6 Indians lead with 2:48 to go in the first half.

This game marks the end of the season for both teams. McClain finished the season 0-10 overall.

The night also marked senior night for the Tigers as they honored members of the football team and cheerleaders before the game. The Tigers also honored senior members of the McClain marching band during their halftime performance.

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Hillsboro High Schools varsity football team poses for a picture on Friday at McClain High School after their 61-13 victory over the McClain Tigers in the Rotary Bowl.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/10/web1_HHS-Rotary-Bowl-2018.jpgHillsboro High Schools varsity football team poses for a picture on Friday at McClain High School after their 61-13 victory over the McClain Tigers in the Rotary Bowl.

By Ryan Applegate

rapplegate@aimmediamidwest.com