Terriers beat East Lake 29-23 in the first preseason game

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Last night the Terriers played their first preseason game of the season at home against East Lake.

In the first quarter, the Terriers were able to put 15 points up on the board with a safety on East Lake, a touchdown by senior, Adonis Johnson, and a blocked punt return for a touchdown by Edson Edmond.

“It all happened fast,” says Edson when he blocked the punt for six points, “I feel great”.

In the second quarter, Dontae Hopkins runs in a touchdown making the Terriers lead 22-0. Later in the quarter with 23 seconds left in the quarter, Johnson runs the ball into the end zone, which was his favorite personal play of the game.

The Terriers came into halftime with a 29-0 point lead on East Lake.

In the third quarter East Lake tries to make a comeback and scores a touchdown, changing the score to 29-7, and with barely any time left on the clock in the quarter East Lake scores another touchdown and makes the score 29-14 with the Terriers still in the lead.

Within the last quarter of the game East Lake is able to gain a 2 point safety from the Terriers because of a fumbled snap, and score another touchdown to change the score to 29-23.

“I could’ve kept my team focused during halftime, and kept them in the game,” Johnson said regarding the points scored on them in the second half.

For quarterback Charlie Dean, this is his first game at Hillsborough since he transferred from Plant.

“I could’ve been a better leader and tried to get the team together so we didn’t have to have it end like that,” says Dean.

Even with East Lake coming back the Terriers finish the game with a 6 point lead over East Lake, with the final score at 29-23.

The next game, which is the first official game of the season, is at Plant High School at 7 p.m on Friday, Aug., 24.


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