All schools, in this abnormal season, had the opportunity to participate in the 2020 OHSSA playoffs. So, despite a (1-5) record, the Hillsboro Indians took to the road to take on the (4-2) Unioto Shermans.
Hillsboro, fresh off their first win of the year against McClain last week, was clearly an underdog going in. The Indians trailed the Shermans 7-0 at the end of the first quarter due to a touchdown pass from Isaac Little to Maddux Fox covering six yards. However, that touchdown pass from Little was a harbinger of things to come.
Over the course of the next two periods, Little went on to account for four more touchdowns (including runs of 6, 2, and 32 yards). He also, in a dazzling second stanza, intercepted a pass that set up a score and threw another pass to Fox for a scoring strike.
So, from the second through the third quarter, Little's heroics increased the Unioto score from 7 to 42.
Meanwhile the Indians, struggling offensively, created some second quarter momentum of their own by scoring twice on touchdown runs of 4 and 20 yards by Bryce Parsons. However, it was not nearly enough- Hillsboro was shut out in the second half to make the final count read: Unioto 42-14 over Hillsboro.
Another bright spot for HHS was the defensive play of Cameron Smart. He was able to intercept two Unioto passes to stop drives.
For his performance, Isaac Little was named the WSRW " player of the game."
The Shermans advance to play at Cincinnati McNicholas next Saturday night.