Hillsboro Stays Unbeaten with Win at Williamsburg

The Hillsboro Indians traveled to Williamsburg for the first time since 2000 and came home with a 55-35 victory over the Wildcats. 

Williamsburg opened the scoring in the first quarter, converting an Indian turnover into 7 points on a trick play, and just 5 minutes into the contest the Wildcats lead 7-0. Hillsboro answered with 2 Josh Keets touchdown runs of 25 and 40 yards as the Indians lead at the end of the first quarter, 14-7. 

In the second quarter, the teams combined for 5 touchdowns. Mark Gallimore scored on 9 and 47 yard runs, and Dion Burns also scored for the Indians on a 5 yard burst. Williamsburg added 2 touchdowns through the air as the Indians held a 35-21 advantage at the half. 

The offensive fireworks continued in the second half as Mason Swayne scored on a 1 yard run to push the lead to 42-21. Max Boland finished a 14 play Williamsburg Drive with a 1 yard plunge, as the Wildcats pulled within 14 points at 42-28. Josh Keets pushed the Indian lead back to 21 with a 33 yard touchdown run, and the third quarter ended with Hillsboro leading 49-28. 

Drew McKibben drew the Wildcats within 14 points again with a 7 yard touchdown run with just over 7 minutes to play in the final period, and the Indians lead 49-35. On the first play following the kickoff, Swayne scampered 80 yards for the final score of the game, and the Indians secured the 55-35 victory. 

Hillsboro (4-0) returns home next week to face Clermont Northeastern, while Williamsburg (1-3) faces Minford at home.

(WSRW's Dave Hilliard interviews Coach Jack O'Roarke after the Indians win) 


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