Hillsborough (4-3) scored two third quarter touchdowns to comeback to defeat Jefferson (1-5) by a score of 15-12 on Terriers’ homecoming game.
Dragons had taken a 6-0 lead on their opening drive of 76 yards when senior running back Mondreas Lofton scored from 3-yard line after a 33-yard catch by senior wide receiver Maliq Lawrence from sophomore quarterback Tyrese Spain. Terriers got on the board in second quarter with a 28-yard field goal by Carson Swope after strong running from senior runningback Rudy Dawson III and junior runningback Russell Booth.
Hillsborough went 63 yards on their first drive of the third quarter and Russell Booth scored from 26 yards out to go up 9-6. Late in third quarter, Terriers’ Damon Stephens would recover a muffed punt at the Dragons’ 2, and two plays later, junior quarterback Caleb Youngblood scored on a 1-yard keeper to make the score 15-6. In fourth quarter, Jefferson’s Mondreas Lofton scored again, this time a 31-yard run to pull within 15-12.
Terrier’s Rudy Dawson finished with 22 rushes for 144 yards and Russell Booth had 13 carries for 75 yards and one touchdown. Dragons’ Mondreas Lofton gained 105 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns.
Hillsborough’s Zachary Carter had two tackle-for-losses and a quarterback hurry. Jefferson’s JBril Glaze had a couple of tackles-for-losses and Jamarcus Harris had an interception.
Next week, Jefferson host Newsome (3-4) and Hillsborough is at Blake (3-4).
On this night, BCP’s Preston Jackson was inducted into the Hillsborough high school Hall of Fame.