Terriers defeat Middleton 28-7 at homecoming game

Football fans dressed in red and black fill the student section for the Hillsborough homecoming game against the Middleton Tigers. This year, the homecoming game was also senior night for the football players, Big Red Band, cheerleaders, colorguard, and dancerettes.

To open the game, the announcer listed the names of the senior football players that graduate this year while they walked onto the field with their families.

“It was unreal,” senior Marlon Tyler said. “I remember my freshman year and never believed how quickly time flies, but it was great to put on a show for the home crowd one last time.”

By the end of the first quarter, the score was 6-0 in favor of the Terriers with a touchdown made between a group of players.

In the second quarter, Kareem Chambers ran a 61-yard touchdown that put the Terriers 12 points ahead of Middleton’s .

Middleton scored a touchdown in the last minute which made the score 12-7. Before the end of the half, Chambers made another touchdown and with an extra point kicked by Zachary long, the score was 19-7 going into halftime.

During halftime, the senior council, homecoming court, cheerleaders and volleyball team rode in cars and floats around the track while the Big Red Band played stand tunes and students cheered.

The third quarter didn’t present any touchdowns, however, the fourth quarter was accompanied by another Hillsborough touchdown and a field goal kicked by Long. The homecoming game ended with a Terrier win of 28-7.

Hillsborough will take on Port Charlotte in the regional quarterfinals on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at home.