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Football: Hillsborough 27, King 0

TAMPA — With both teams looking to take the inside track in the race for the second 6A-8 playoff spot, the Terriers (4-1) rolled, putting up 27 points all in the first half.

Key drive: On Hillsborough's second drive of the game, it set the pace with a no-huddle offense and took the ball 75 yards on eight plays, converting four first downs, capped by Lawson to Rudy Dawson III for a 16-yard touchdown.

Play of the game: On third and 26 midway through the second quarter, the shotgun snap rolled on the ground, squirting between Lawson's legs. Lawson scooped up the ball, rolled to his right and heaved the ball downfield. Dawson came back for it, made a one-handed catch, then flipped around and split two defenders for a 52-yard TD.

Stars of the game: Lawson was 15-for-22 for 223 yards and four TDs in the first half. He played sparingly in the second, finishing 17-for-33 for 246. Dawson had nine catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns. Azeez Al-Shaair had 10 tackles, including a touchdown-saving one on Otis Wilson in the fourth quarter to go along with his 4.5 sacks and two passes defensed.

Final word: "I trust Dwayne; I just know he's gonna make a play. You never give up on Dwayne Lawson." — Dawson

Andy Warrener, Times correspondent

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