Trojans fall to Have, 20-6

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In some ways, Hillsboro’s 20-6 loss to Haven was similar to last week’s loss to Chapman. The Trojans struggled for any consistensy on offense until the fourth quarter… when the game is already lost.



The tone for Friday’s contest at Reimer Field was set in the first two minutes of the game. Haven fumbled on the second play of the night, HIllsboro recovered at the Haven 29 but could not move the football. After a punt out of bounds and a holding call on Haven put the ball on the Wildcat 6-yard line, Hillsboro was burned in the secondary with a 94-yard touchdown pass from halfback Matt Meyer to wide receiver Brent Cooprider.



In a game interrupted frequently by fumbles and penalties by both teams, Haven used its quickness to build a 20-0 lead in the third quarter. The Wildcats scored their second touchdown in the second quarter on a one-yard run by Meyer, then scored again in the third quarter on a 2-yard run by Cooprider.



Hillsboro’s score came with 6:31 left in the game when backup quarterback Josh Boese hooked up with Adam Scheele for a 40-yard scoring pass.



With the loss, Hillsboro falls to 1-2 on the season with a couple of strong opponents, Smoky Valley and Wichita Collegiate next on the schedule..

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