Hillsboro High School football season came to an end Tuesday with a 41-20 loss to Sedgwick in a substate playoff game in Sedgwick.
The 5-4 Trojans faced an uphill battle against Sedgwick, one of only four undefeated teams in Class 3A.
An early first-quarter Hillsboro fumble led to Sedgwick’s first score, a touchdown pass from Trent Stucky to Daniel Vogt for a 6-0 lead.
The Trojans answered with a 50-yard scoring strike from Luke Moore to Shaq Thiessen to tie the game at the end of the first quarter, 6-6.
The Trojans failed to make a first down in the second quarter as Sedgwick took control of the game. A 26-yard scoring pass from Stucky to Josh Locke, and a 5-yard Stucky touchdown run gave the Cardinals a 20-6 halftime edge.
Sedgwick dominated second-half play through the early part of the fourth quarter, scoring three more touchdowns to lead, 41-6.
Hillsboro finally got back on the board with a Moore touchdown on a draw play. Thiessen returned a pass interception 92 yards for the Trojans’ final touchdown of the game.
Hillsboro ended its season with a record of 5-5.