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Hillsboro shuts down Chargers 34-0

 Road warrior Trojans now 3-2 for their season

Staff writer

Hillsboro High had the best two out of three on the road Friday night, shutting down Wabaunsee 34-0 in Alma. 

The victory boosts Hillsboro to 3-2 for the season, for the second consecutive game where the team scored at least 30 points. 

The Trojans blasted Sacred Heart, 39-6, Sept. 28 in a game that was called early due to bad weather.

Through four games heading into Friday’s matchup, the 1-3 Chargers had been outscored 147-59, with Jefferson North and Christ Prep Academy combining to outscore them 105-0.  

During the second quarter the Trojans geared up to send the Chargers on their way to a second consecutive shutout. 

Matthew Potucek sparked a 12-point second quarter on a 16-yard touchdown run, but Wabaunsee was still hanging on at halftime, down by just two touchdowns.

Potucek and his brother, Caleb, both seized opportunities to shine against the Chargers with Matthew throwing for two touchdowns. He also accounted for 291 of Hillsboro’s season-high 435 total yards. 

Matthew carried 20 times earning a game-high 162 yards, while Caleb carried 16 times for his season-high of 130 yards and two more touchdowns. 

The brothers also stung the Chargers for big plays. Each had a run of more than 49 yards, as the Trojans steamrolled their way to a 306-yard onslaught on the ground. 

Hunter Hein and Dillon Boldt played well, too, with Hein hauling in five catches for a game-high 113 yards and a score, including a 55-yard catch. 

Boldt caught a 16-yard touchdown pass to net Hillsboro its 34-0 final score. 

Hillsboro held the Chargers to 82 yards and just six first downs — as struggling Wabaunsee gave up three turnovers. 

Hillsboro returns home at 7 p.m. Friday to take on county rival Marion.

Last modified Oct. 9, 2019

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