Hillsboro rolls into bi-district play with win over Remington

Neither the Remington defense, nor wind nor sleet could slow down Hillsboro Thursday night as the Trojans nailed down a berth in post-season play with a surprisingly dominant win at Remington, 42-0.

Hillsboro scored on its first possession — in fact, on the very first play as Michael Suderman burst through the Remington defense untouched…. and apparently unnoticed by the officiating team, who called the play dead because they thought a different Trojan had the ball.

The Trojans were given a 5-yard gain on the play. But two plays later, quarterback Spencer Brown raced 60 yards on a bootleg for a touchdown, Suderman’s 2-point conversion run gave HHS an 8-0 lead with 10:39 left in the quarter.

The air-oriented Broncos were thwarted by the wind and the HHS defense and never really mounted a serious scoring threat. It took Hillsboro a while, too, to get back in synch, finally scoring two more touchdowns in the final 2:47 of the first half. The first score came on a 10-yard run by Suderman and the other on a 4-yard pass from Brown to Jacob Yoder with 11.5 seconds left.

In the second half, Hillsboro added two more touchdowns by Brown and one by Tyler Jones to cap the evening. Suderman finished with a career-high 191 rushing yards to go with his touchdown.

With the win, Hillsboro improves to 2-1 in the district and 6-3 overall. The Trojans will square off against Halstead in bi-district play on Tuesday.

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