SPORTS FLASH: Trojans roll over Eagles Friday night

Unlike the previous week against Smoky Valley, the Trojans came out focused and ready to play from the start Friday night and dominated the Ellinwood Eagles 34-7 in Ellinwood.

Ross Duerksen scored first on a 5-yard run with 4:29 left in the first quarter and Adam Woods scored the 2-point conversion on a pass from Dustin Jost to give Hillsboro an 8-0 lead.

Two minutes into the second quarter, Alan Yoder broke loose for a 28-yard touchdown run. The 2-point attempt failed, but Hillsboro led 14-0.

The Trojans added one more first-half touchdown when Jost hit Steven Chisholm with a 5-yard scoring pass with 2:28 to play. Woods added another 2-pointer on a pass from Jost to give HHS a 22-0 lead, which they took into the locker room.

The only sign of a lapse came in the third quarter, when the Eagle offense managed to sustain enough of a drive to keep the Trojan offense on the sidelines. HHS managed only six offensive plays the entire quarter. Even so, the Eagles didn’t score until there was 8:56 left in the game. Capitalizing on a 16-yard, fourth-down sack of Ronn Coates, Wesner scored three plays later on a 15-yard run.

Hillsboro capitalized on a couple of Eagle turnovers to add two more touchdowns in the final period. Jost scored first on a 22-yard run with 3:41 left in the game to give HHS a 28-8 lead after a failed 2-point conversion pass.

Ross Duerksen added a 32-yard TD run with 34 seconds left. James Bina missed the extra-point kick for the final 34-7 margin.

The Hillsboro defense limited the Eagles to 38 rushing yards on 31 carries and 13 yards passing.

With the win, Hillsboro moves to 4-0 on the season with a homecoming showdown with No. 1 ranked Collegiate set for next Friday night at Tabor Field.

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