Hillsboro falls to Hesston

The Hesston Swathers took advantage of two Trojan mistakes in the first half and went on to beat Hillsboro, 35-0 in district action Friday at Hesston.

The Trojans fumbled away the snap on the second play of the game and Hesston scored four plays later on a 14-yard run to take a quick 7-0 lead with the extra point.

Then, late in the second quarter, Derek Hamm had a pass picked off and the Swathers had the ball at the Trojan 39-yard line. Six plays later, Hesston scored from six yards out and took a 14-0 lead with 1:00 left before intermission.

The Swathers dominated the third quarter, scoring three more times. The entire fourth quarter was played with a continuous clock, thanks to the new MCAA mercy rule that begins when a team gets 35 points ahead.

With the loss, Hillsboro drops to 5-3 overall and 1-1 in district play while Hesston is 7-1 and clinches a berth in bidistrict action. Hillsboro can move on as well if it beats Halstead next Friday in the final regular-season game.

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