Picture perfect day for football – sunny and 81 degrees – cooled down to mid 70s for a gorgeous kickoff by the Spartans of Hillsboro. Over 4,000 fans packed the stands of Hare Field to watch the Hillsboro-Glencoe rivalry.
The Spartans started off strong by intercepting the opening drive of Glencoe but then gave it right back with a 3 and out. Glencoe scored the game’s first touchdown on a Mike Schrader run with 6:26 remaining in the first quarter. The Crimson Tide succeeded on a 2-point conversion try to get out to a 8-0 lead. After trading turnovers Glencoe settled in for another sustained drive that was capped off by a 30+-yard run by Glencoe’s Spalding. The Tide went for the 2-point conversion again and converted to extend their lead to 16-0 with 1:55 left in the first. Hillsboro immediately answered with Adam Morton running back the ensuing kickoff 80+ yards, making the score 16-7 with 1:34 to go in the first. Glencoe’s Spalding fumbled on the final play of the first quarter to turn the ball back over to Hillsboro.
Glencoe poured on 2 more touchdowns late in the second quarter to extend their lead to 29-7 at the half.
Hillsboro opened up the second half with an impressive opening drive, but turning the ball over on a fumble at the Glencoe 11-yard line. The teams traded possessions back and forth until Hillsboro turned the ball over on their own 6-yard line. Glencoe converted the turnover into points, extending their lead to 36-7 with just under a minute to play in the 3rd. The Crimson Tide added 2 late touchdowns to close out the Spartans.
Final score: Glencoe-50 Hillsboro-7
MVP- Glencoe RB Mike Schrader.
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- Hillsboro v Glencoe 2012