The Hillsboro Indians, coming off two consecutive road defeats, finally got to return to the friendly surroundings of Richards Memorial Field Friday night.
Their second FAC foe, the (1-1) Chillicothe Cavaliers, were not in any mood to be gracious guests. On the contrary, for the second straight year, senior quarterback Kamron Smith stole the show. Smith, who dazzled the Indians at Herrnstein Field last year, was even better in 2020.
The scoring began at the 7:54 mark of the first period on a Smith to Keyon Williams strike that gave the visitors a 7-0 lead. Bryce Parsons of HHS, after a stretch of pounding runs, got the Indians in scoring position. It was then a final run of 3 yards by Parsons and a successful extra point that tied the game at 7-7.
Momentum seemed to be siding with Hillsboro in the second quarter until Chillicothe cornerback Joel Barnes intercepted a Chris Stout pass and returned it deep into Indian territory. Within moments, Maxwell Lee (with his only carry of the game) scored from the 3 yard line to enable the Cavs to grab a 14-7 advantage.
However, with only 1:02 left before halftime, Parsons scored this time on a 1 yard plunge to knot the score at 14-14 at the intermission.
It was at this point that Kamron Smith took over! He, in the next fifteen minutes of play, threw touchdown passes of 21 and 53 to Barnes and Logan Snowden. Then, then to put the game out of reach, Smith showed his running ability by scoring on a 27 jaunt to pay-dirt to make the score 34-14.
Chillicothe, with the clock winding down, got another touchdown on an 18 yard burst by Tylin Scales to make the final read : 41-14.
Smith, for his efforts, was named the WSRW "player of the game." The Indians, to their credit, played the Cavs to a stalemate for 24 minutes and got excellent play from the aforementioned Parsons and Stout.
They will travel to Washington C H next week for a clash with the (0-3) Blue Lions.