Loewen leads HHS past Ellinwood, 24-8

Jeremy Loewen was “King” for Hillsboro High School tonight, both on the field and off it. Off the field and before the game, he was voted Homecoming King. On the field he ran the ball 42 times for 211 yards and scored all four Hillsboro touchdowns as the Trojans beat MCAA Mid Division challenger Ellinwood Friday night in Hillsboro, 24-8.

After an hour delay because of lightning in the area, the Trojans came out of the gate focused and ready to play. After a scoreless first quarter, Loewen scored his first touchdown on a 1-yard run one play after Layne Frick made a great ground-level catch of a Ronn Coates pass for a 21-yard gain.

Loewen struck again with 2:49 left in the first half when he scored from two yards out on a great second-effort run up the middle.

After stopping the Eagles on three plays to start the third quarter, and with the help of a 4-yard Ellinwood punt into the wind, Loewen ran the ball in from 21 yards with 10:27 left in the third quarter. He added his fourth score on a 10-yard run with 2:46 left in the third quarter to put HHS up 24-0 and all but put the game away.

The Eagles’ managed their only score of the night on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Mark Panning with 5:21 left in the game, but it was much too little and far too late.

With the win, Hillsboro improves to 3-1.

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