Trojans slay Lions, 42-0

Hillsboro dominated the game on both sides of the ball as the Trojans beat the Lyons Lions Friday night, 42-0, in Lyons.

The home team was hurt by the loss of several key players due to injury and suspension and didn’t help themselves with four personal-foul penalties on the field and one player ejected.

Even so, the Trojans were in command almost from the start, scoring on their second possession of the night on a 12-yard run by Ross Duerksen with 5:30 left in the first quarter. He also ran in the 2-point conversion.

Hillsboro scored twice in the second quarter, first on a 27-yard pass play from Dustin Jost to Adam Woods, then on a three-yard run by Phillip Terrell.

Hillsboro took a 22-0 lead into the third quarter and added three more scores in the second half. The first came on a four-yard run by Alan Yoder, the second on a five-yard run by Tyler Peachey and the third 17 seconds later on a 25-yard run by Duerksen after Lions fumbled the kickoff.

Unofficially, the Trojans picked up 351 yards on the ground on 42 carries, led by Duerksen with 166 yards on 14 carries and Yoder with 107 yards on 15 carries. Jost threw for 93 yards, completing 4-of-11.

Defensively, Hillsboro gave up only 90 rushing yards on 40 carries and held the Lions passing game to minus-four yards on one completion in nine attempts. Layne Frick had three interceptions for Hillsboro.

With the win, Hillsboro will begin district play next Friday against Herington with a perfect 6-0 mark.

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