Hillsboro rolls over Lyons, 35-0, in abbreviated game

Tyrell Thiessen rumbles through the Lyons defense for a 10-yard gain early in the econd quarter.  HHSfbLyDefKlassen669WEB  Hillsboro benefited from thunder and lightning on the field and in the sky on the way to a 35-0 win over Lyons Friday at Joel H. Wiens Stadium in Hills?boro.

The weather ultimately ended the game when play was stopped for the second time with 2:26 left in the third quarter because of lightning in the area and more weather moving in.

But on the field, it was the thunder of running back Tyrell Thies?sen (5-11, 265) and the flash of his brother Shaq (5-11, 149) at wide receiver and kick returns that ignited HHS to the victory.

Both teams struggled to move the ball in the early going. The first quarter ended with no scoring, but Hillsboro was beginning to march down the field after starting the possession at its own 30-yard line.

Tyrell opened the second quarter with consecutive carries for 10, six and 10 yards to move the ball to the Lyon 14-yard line. Tyler Proffitt followed with a nine-yard carry to the 5. After a false-start penalty, the Trojans were in the end zone four plays later on a two-yard sneak by quarterback Luke Moore.

Jesse Brown followed with the first of five perfect extra-point kicks for a 7-0 lead with 8:09 left in the half.

After Hillsboro forced a three-and-out on Lyons? next possession, Tyrell battered the Lyons with back-to-back 11-yard runs before lightning stopped action with 6:06 left in the half and the ball on the Lyons 20.

After a delay of an hour and eight minutes, the game resumed with Moore taking the first snap and slipping through the defense for Hillsboro?s second touchdown and a 14-0 lead.

After another three-and-out defensive effort by Hillsboro, the Trojan were on the march again. This time they traveled 70 yards in seven plays, including a 35-yard pass from Moore to Shaq Thiessen that gave Hillsboro a first-and-goal at the 4-yard line.

Devin Dick scored two plays later from a yard out, and suddenly Hillsboro was up 21-0 with 52.3 seconds left in the half.

After an abbreviated halftime, the game resumed with Shaq returning the second-half kickoff to the Lyons 40-yard line. Four plays later, Tyrell was rumbling like an express train into the end zone from 30 yards out.

Brown?s kick made it 28-0 with 10:39 left in the quarter.

After another three-and-done by Lyons, Hillsboro started at its own 34 and was in the end zone again nine running plays later when Moore scampered in from 26 yards out.

Now trailing 35-0, Lyons had run one play from scrimmage after the kickoff when play was halted again because of the weather. About 10 minutes later, officials called the game for good.

Hillsboro rolled up 262 rushing yards on 40 carries and finished with 297 yards total offense compared to 61 yards of offense — all on the ground — for Lyons. Moore led the Trojans with 87 yards on 11 carries while Tyrell Thiessen accumulated 79 yards on only six carries.

The win leveled Hillsboro?s season record to 1-1 in the league and for the season while Lyons dropped to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in league play.

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