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Hillsborough's Week 1 loss to Jefferson served as a gut-check to a Terriers team favored to be one of the county's best. But since that 16-15 loss, the Terriers are averaging 54.6 points per game in the three games since, earning convincing wins over Chamberlain, Alonso and Gaither. The Terriers (3-1) open their district schedule against East Bay (3-2) on Friday.
"I think they were sincerely disgusted with the performance against Jefferson," Hillsborough coach Earl Garcia said. "That was a self-inflicted wound. They came back and they've worked hard and really been attentive in practice. I think they're starting to see the fruits of their labor and they're starting to think, 'Hey maybe we can score a lot of points.' We're playing and practicing with a lot of confidence. I think that's the difference."
A look at the Terriers' Big-3 offensive stars this season:
QB Tarean Austin
Game 1: 13 for 19, 125 yards, 0 TD, 3 INT
Games 2-4 (Avg): 11 for 19, 220 yards, 2.3 TD, 0.3 INT
RB Rodney Johnson
Game 1: 7 rushes, 53 yards, 0 TD
Games 2-4 (Avg): 8 rushes, 113 yards, 1.7 TD
WR Charles Lovett
Game 1: 3 catches, 38 yards, 0 TD
Games 2-4 (Avg.): 4.7 catches, 124 yards, 1.3 TD
(Photo: Hillsborough receiver Charles Lovett and the Terriers offense are on a roll after a Week 1 loss to Jefferson/Times staff)