The Hillsboro High School football team hosted Paint Valley on Friday night on their annual Fish Fry Friday held the scrimmage Friday before the season begins. The varsity teams had the field the first half and at the half, the Hillsboro Indians led 14-7. The jayvee teams played the second half.
Paint Valley was the first team to make it on the scoreborad in the game. On the Bearcats’ first drive, the Indians were able to make a goal line stand to prevent them from scoring. But at the start of the second quarter (10:18), the Paint Valley team was able to punch one into the endzone on a short running play. After the point-after, the score was 7-0 in favor on the Bearcats.
The Indians didn’t score until late in the second, as their first score came with 2:56 remaining in the half. The first seven on the board for Hillsboro came by way of a 17 yard run by Mason Swayne to tie the score back up 7-7.
The Indians held Paint Valley back on their next drive and it was hurry-up offence time for the Indians. The Indians started the drive with some short passes but the pass and run that set up the next touchdown was a 28 yard pass to Reece Bloomfield to get the ball to the 14 yard line. On the next play, quarterback Hunter Chain threw a floater in the air to Sajoun Jones who caught the ball untouched in the endzone with only 8.4 second left on the clock and giving Hillsboro the 14-7 lead going into the half.
The Indians will kick off their season next week on the road as they take on the Broncos of Western Brown High School. That game is set to start at 7 p.m.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.