Final tune up


Hillsboro and McClain have final scrimmages before season starts next Friday

By Robert Stegbauer - [email protected]



Hillsboro Indian Brian Smith gets past defenders for a big gain Friday night at the Fish Fry scrimmage against Paint Valley.


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Volunteers prepare some fish Friday night at the Annual Fish Fry at Hillsboro.


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McClain quarterback Owen O’Conner scrambles during Friday’s scrimmage vs. Logan Elm.


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The Hillsboro Athletic Boosters Annual Fish Fry was a success Friday night and the home team, the Hillsboro Indians, won their scrimmage with Paint Valley with a score of 14-7 after two quarters.

There was a great turn out to the Fish Fry and Hillsboro scrimmage and according to the concession stand, at the conclusion of the two quarters of varsity football, they had approximately five fish sandwiches.

The Indians struck first in the first quarter of play when Quarterback Hunter Chain connected with Ryan Hagan for a touchdown pass to put the home team up 7-0.

In the second quarter (7:46), Paint Valley got onto the board with a long pass down and sprint down the sidelines to make it 7-7.

After the Bearcat score, the Indians had the ball back, and Hunter Chain showed that he had some foot speed as he took the ball 65 yards, leaving the Bearcat defense behind to give you the final two-quarter score of 14-7.

With 3:46 left in the second quarter, Paint Valley looked to be threatening to even the score up again but Austin Harrison intercepted a pass right on the goal line to deny that opportunity.

The Indians will kick off the season next Friday, August 28 when they host Western Brown. That game will start at approximately 7:30 p.m.

McClain will also start their season next week after their last scrimmage on Fright night against Logan Elm. That game will be next Friday at home with a start time of 7:30 p.m.

Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.

Hillsboro Indian Brian Smith gets past defenders for a big gain Friday night at the Fish Fry scrimmage against Paint Valley.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_HHS.jpgHillsboro Indian Brian Smith gets past defenders for a big gain Friday night at the Fish Fry scrimmage against Paint Valley. Robert Stegbauer | The Times-Gazette

Volunteers prepare some fish Friday night at the Annual Fish Fry at Hillsboro.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Fish.jpgVolunteers prepare some fish Friday night at the Annual Fish Fry at Hillsboro. Robert Stegbauer | The Times-Gazette

McClain quarterback Owen O’Conner scrambles during Friday’s scrimmage vs. Logan Elm.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_McClain.jpgMcClain quarterback Owen O’Conner scrambles during Friday’s scrimmage vs. Logan Elm. Jim Jones | For The Times-Gazette
Hillsboro and McClain have final scrimmages before season starts next Friday

By Robert Stegbauer

[email protected]

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