Scores: Hillsborough 20, Chamberlain 0
Middleton 19, Blake 0
Spring game-breakers: Hillsborough rising junior Dwayne Lawson is going to give defensive coordinators fits in the fall. The 6-foot-4 Lawson was nearly impossible to bring down Thursday night as he wriggled loose from several would-be sacks and rushed for 36 yards, mostly on broken plays. He also found Jon Hughes for two big scores, one 40 and one 44 yards. Lawson played most of the first half and was 8-of-12 for 165 yards and two touchdowns. … Middleton’s defense was ferocious, holding Blake to negative yardage until the Yellow Jackets’ sixth possession. … Tigers rising senior Robert Sanders had an inception on the Jackets’ second play of the game, Brandon Tillman had three tackles for loss, Gabriel Luyanda had two tackles for loss and a quarterback pressure, Tavaris Mutherson had two tackles for loss and a sack, and Arthur Wiggins had a pick and a 16-yard touchdown catch.
Did you know? The Terriers graduate 29 seniors in a few weeks. Coach Earl Garcia says it’s the youngest team he has coached in his 40 years at Hillsborough.
Audible 1: “In my five years here, this is the most disciplined team I have seen so far. We took it the first two years (under current head coach Alonzo Ashwood) but this is a building block for future success.” — Middleton principal Owen Young
Audible 2: “If they (young players) stick with us it’s going to be a promising future.” — Garcia