Hillsboro beats Sterling with second-half rally


Hillsboro scored three unanswered touchdowns in the final quarter and half to pull out a 28-14 come-from-behind homecoming win over Sterling Friday night (Oct. 3) at Reimer Field.

The Trojans got on the scoreboard first when Ishmael Morris scored from three yards out with 4:27 left in the first period. Jake Wiebe added the extra point for a 7-0 lead.

On the first play of the second quarter, HHS fumbled away the football and Sterling took over on the Trojan 14-yard line. Five play later Matt Foster was in the end zone for the Black Bears. The kick was no good, for a 7-6 score that lasted to halftime.

Sterling’s Foster scored the game’s next touchdown with 7:57 left in the third quarter, then ran in the 2-point conversion to put the Black Bears on top, 14-7.

But on Hillsboro’s next possession, Morris broke loose for a 66-yard scoring dash at the 6:55 mark. Wiebe nailed the kick and the Trojans tied the game at 14.

Later in the quarter, Morris broke off a 42-yard run later to the Black Bear 4-yard line, then scored his third touchdown of the night three plays later. The PAT was unsuccessful, but Hillsboro led 20-14 with 2:34 left in the third period.

Hillsboro didn’t secure the win until Morris added his fourth TD of the night with 2:26 left in the game on a three-yard charge. Jacob Fish passed to Daniel Jost for the 2-point conversion for the final 28-14 margin.

With the win, Hillsboro improved to 4-1 for the season while Sterling dropped to 0-5. Hillsboro will host a tough Hoisington squad next Friday.

 


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