(HILLSBORO) The Hillsboro Hawks are moving on in their quest for a class four state title as they beat Festus Friday night 29-28. Festus jumped on the Hawks early and had a 21-0 lead with only 5:55 into the game.
Festus got on the scoreboard first on this T-D pass thrown by Jeremiah Cunningham to Will Reese.
At 8:00 left in the first, Avery Edwards scored from a yard out and with 6:05 to play in the first quarter, Hayden bates rushed two yards for a touchdown and the the extra point was good to make the score 21-0.
Hillsboro got a touchdown by Preston Brown at 9:04 to play in the second quarer. Nick Marchetti kicked the extra point and the score ws 21-7.
Hayden Bates scored his second TD of the night with a two yard carry and Wacker’s extra point made it 28-7.
Hillsboro closed to within two touchdowns with 5:06 left in the first half on a 39 yard TD pass to Chase Sucharski.
That made the score 28-14, Festus with the halftime lead.
Hillsboro got within a touchdown on a Preston Brown one yard carry with 9:56 to play in the third quarter. That made the score 28-21.
At 6:20 left in the game this pass to Chase Sucharski turned out to be the Festus Steak and Shake “Shake ’em Up Play of the Game”.
Hawks head coach Bill Sucharski says it was pass play practiced many times by chase and Preston Brown
The catch set up a Preston Brown T-D carry to pull the Hawks to with a point of the Tigers, 28-27.
Hawks Coach Bill Sucharski decided to go for a two point concversion to take the lead.
That made the score 29-28 and was the eventual final score.
Festus head coach A.J. O’Fodile said the Tigers left opportunities on the table.
Festus ends their season with a record of (8-4). Hillsboro moves to (10-1) and according to the Missouri State High School Athletics Association website, the Hawks will go on the road next Friday night to play the Pacific Indians. Pacific is (7-5) and they won the two district title Friday night with a 21-20 win over Sullivan. Sullivan ended their season with a record of (8-3).