Trojans beat Collegiate in OT Friday night

Alan Yoder’s five-yard touchdown run in overtime gave Hillsboro a dramatic 28-22 homecoming win over No. 1 ranked Wichita Collegiate Friday night at Reimer Field.

The Trojans had impressively built a 22-0 lead at half time. Adam Woods scored first for Hillsboro on a 38-yard touchdown pass from Dustin Jost with 2:52 left in the first quarter. Layne Frick then scored on a four-yard pass from Jost with 5:12 left in the second half.

The Trojans then put together an incredible 98-yard drive in the last 2:47 of the half, capped by a nine-yard touchdown pass from Jost to Ross Duerksen with 16 seconds to play.

But Collegiate did not roll over. They scored first when they blocked Adam Woods’s punt on the Trojans’ first possession of the second half and recovered the ball in the end zone. The PAT kick made the score 22-7 with only about a minute and a half gone in the third quarter.

Aided by more mistakes by the punt team, Collegiate scored twice more, including their third touchdown of the game with only 50 seconds left in the final quarter. A successful 2-point conversion tied the game at 22.

In overtime, Collegiate had the ball first on the 10-yard line with four downs to score. On their second play, Andrew Hein hit the quarterback and jarred the ball lose. Phillip Terrell recovered the fumble, ending Collegiate’s drive.

Hillsboro got a five-yard bonus on their first play, thanks to an offsides call. Then Yoder broke off tackle for the winning score.

With the win, Hillsboro moves to 5-0 and Collegiate falls to 4-1.

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