Scores: Chamberlain 30, Blake 6
Hillsborough 15, Middleton 0
Spring game-breakers: Chamberlain running back Xavier Johnson ran for three touchdowns and had 73 of the Chiefs’ 153 rushing yards. Johnson scored on runs of 4, 2 and 4 yards. Chamberlain’s other TD came on a 14-yard pass from Brian King to Terrell Scott. A.J. Chambers kicked a 33-yard field goal. Joe Wellhouse and Ricky Burton recovered fumbles for Chamberlain. Blake averted the shutout on a 19-yard scoring pass from Justin Jackson to Darrieon Gainer. …Hillsborough scored on its second play from scrimmage as Jordan Sherit took a short pass from Dwayne Lawson and ran 59 yards. Trevor Steinke’s 3-yard TD run completed the Terriers’ scoring.
Did you know? The two halves required four hours. There were two lightning delays with action stopped for more than 1 1/2 hours. The first stoppage in the Hillsborough-Middleton contest came with 10:53 left in the first half, and the game ended with 2:53 remaining with another lightning issue. …Hillsborough limited Middleton’s offense to minus-37 yards on 17 plays.
Audible 1: “The defense was dominant with one of four defensive backs in. We have a chance to be really special next year.” — Hillsborough coach Earl Garcia
Audible 2: “Even though there were only three minutes left in the game, every minute counts for us in the spring so we can gauge on where we’re headed and what we need to improve upon.” — Middleton coach Alonzo Ashwood
Don Jensen, Times correspondent