SPORTS FLASH: Hillsboro beats Smoky Valley, 24-6

The Hillsboro Trojans played two very different halves of football Friday night in Lindsborg, but fortunately the improvement they showed in the second half propelled them to a 24-6 win over Smoky Valley.

In the first half, the Trojans survived three lost fumbles, an interception and a blocked punt — not to mention some sluggish offensive blocking — and still only trailed the home team 6-0.

The second half was day-and-night different as Hillsboro scored two touchdowns and rolled up 124 yards rushing in the third quarter alone to take command of the game.

Scoring for HHS in the second half were Alan Yoder on a 27-yard run with 8:38 left in the third quarter, Ross Duerksen on a 38-yard gallop about five minutes later and Kris Jones on a one-yard run with 8:55 left in the game.

The Trojans were 3-for-3 on two-point conversions. Dustin Jost threw to Layne Frick and Adam Woods for the first two, then Jones ran for the third one.

With the win, the Trojans move to 3-0 on the young season. See the Sept. 19 issue of the Free Press for a full report.

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