HILLSBORO — For a second straight week, Leon-Bluestem struggled to find its way on the scoreboard. This time, the result was a 71-0 road loss to Hillsboro in a Class 1A-District 2 contest last Friday.
The setback dropped the Lions to 1-6 overall and 0-2 in district play. They will close out the regular season on Friday at Marion. The Warriors are also 1-6 overall and 0-2 in District 2 following a 48-6 home loss to Olpe last week.
Hillsboro (5-2, 2-0), which will travel to Olpe for the district championship on Friday, stormed out of the gates against Bluestem. The Trojans grabbed a 34-0 lead after one quarter and used a 37-point second quarter to blow things wide open.
Bluestem finished with just 110 total yards of offense while also turing the ball over five times in the contest — three by fumble and two on interceptions.
The host Trojans racked up 466 total yards — 400 of that coming on the ground. Two players surpassed the century mark rushing for Hillsboro, including Matthew Potluck with 155 yards on seven carries and Caleb Potluck with 144 yards on eight attempts. Both players also had two rushing touchdowns. Matthew Potluck also completed 5-of-7 passes for 66 yards and three more scores.