Indians hold on to beat WB


Hillsboro defense throws shoutout in 2nd half to secure win

Tate Erkenbrecher - terkenbrecher@aimmediamidwest.com



Quarterback Justin Spears fights for five yards in the the Indians’ season-opening win Friday in Hillsboro.

Quarterback Justin Spears fights for five yards in the the Indians’ season-opening win Friday in Hillsboro.


Employing a defense that bent but did not break, the Hillsboro Indians held onto to beat Western Brown in their 2019 season opener Friday at Richards Memorial Field.

The scoreboard read 16-14 in favor of Hillsboro at halftime and that’s how the game ended.

Hillsboro is now 1-0 and Western Brown is 0-1.

The Indians started out on defense and come up with a safety by Sanchez Seals, which would give them their first two points of the season.

Silas Simmons went on to score the first touchdown and then a two-point conversion by Mark Gallimore in the first quarter made it 10-3.

The second half of the game turned out to be a slug fest between the two teams which consisted of several punts and turnovers and neither team was able to score.

The Indians will be home Sept. 6 against Goshen High School and Western Brown will be home against Little Miami High School next Friday.

Reach Tate Erkenbrecher at 937-402-2572.

Quarterback Justin Spears fights for five yards in the the Indians’ season-opening win Friday in Hillsboro.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2019/08/web1_DSC_1286.jpgQuarterback Justin Spears fights for five yards in the the Indians’ season-opening win Friday in Hillsboro.
Hillsboro defense throws shoutout in 2nd half to secure win

Tate Erkenbrecher

terkenbrecher@aimmediamidwest.com