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Friday Night Preview Week 2: Hillsboro Hawks & Cape Central Tigers

Two undefeated squads square off on Friday as the Hillsboro Hawks will host the Cape Central Tigers for the chance to stay unbeaten in 2022.

In what should be an epic battle of good offense versus good defense in Week 2 action, 1-0 Cape Central will be on the road to take on undefeated Hillsboro.

The Tigers dispatched St. Charles in week one by the score of 54-12 behind a tremendous game from Sophomore running back Zai’Aire Thomas, who scorched the Pirates for over 300 total yards (100+ receiving, 100+ rushing, 100+ multi-purpose) and four touchdowns.

Senior quarterback Morgan Diamond played well in his final season opener as well throwing for 160 yards and three touchdowns while also running for a score.

The Cape Central defense showed much improvement from their 2021 version scoring a TD on a takeaway in the end zone and generating four interceptions. 

You can bet Hillsboro Head Coach Bill Sucharski will have his defense ready and up to the task to stop the Tiger’s speedy offense, as the Hawks beat Sikeston in Week, 49-14, holding the Bulldogs to just 149 total yards.

Senior running back/linebacker Austin Romaine showed why he is a Division I college signee (Kansas State) running the ball for 125 yards and two scores and also played stellar defense, flying to the ball from all over the field to lead the Hillsboro D with 7.5 tackles, two of those for loss. Starting quarterback Preston Brown also played well, hitting eight of his 11 pass attempts for 151 yards and throwing for two touchdowns.

The matchup in 2021 left a bad taste in the mouth of Cape Central coach Kent Gibbs as the Hawks pounded the Tigers 41-0, so payback will be in the back of Gibbs’ mind.

Gametime will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Hillsboro High School.

Whether you’re a cat person or a bird lover, this one is sure to excite.

Friday Night Preview Week 2: Hillsboro Hawks & Cape Central Tigers
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