Hillsboro rolls to 33-0 win over Ellsworth

Hillsboro scored three times within the first six minutes of the game to fuel a domineering 33-0 homecoming win over Ellsworth Friday night, Oct. 3, at Reimer Field.

Ellsworth helped the Trojan cause with several costly mistakes. On the second play of the game, Hillsboro recovered a Micah Steinike fumble at the Ellsworth 25-yard line. Two plays later, Michael Suderman ran 21 yards around the left end for the score. Caleb Marsh missed the PAT.

On the very first play of Ellsworth’s next possession, Brian Thiessen picked up a fumble by quarterback Brad Barta and rumbled 21 yards for another touchdown. Marsh hit the PAT for a 13-0 lead.

After Ellsworth went three-and-out, Marsh returned their punt 51 yards to the Bearcat 10. Three plays later, Suderman scored again and Marsh kicked the PAT to give Hillsboro a 20-0 lead with 6:41 still to play in the first quarter.

Ellsworth managed only one yard total offense the first half against an aggressive Hillsboro defense. The Trojan offense went a little flat in the second quarter and neither team scored.

On the first play of the third quarter, Marsh went off right tackle and ran 63 yards for a touchdown. His kick hit the upright, but HHS led, 26-0.

The last Trojan score came following yet another Ellsworth fumble. Hillsboro recovered at the Bearcat 41. Five plays later, Marsh scored from four yards out. His kick established the final margin at 33-0.

With the win, Hillsboro runs its record to 3-2.

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