Kantreze Vaughn made all the difference in Hillsboro's 35-31 win over Cane Ridge.
Despite the Ravens doubling Hillsboro's offensive production in yardage, the junior managed to find the end zone with 1:36 remaining to lift his team over Cane Ridge.
The Burros defense opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 50-yard scoop-and-score. Following a safety on the other side, running back Maliek Campbell crossed the goal line from 50 yards away for Cane Ridge. At the end of the first quarter, the Ravens held a two point advantage.
Jalen Macon rushed for two touchdowns throughout the second, giving Hillsboro the lead moments before halftime. However, Cane Ridge's Xayvion Clemmons would connect with Ty'Roid Good within the closing seconds of the first half to trim the deficit. The Burros would find themselves ahead 21-16 at the break.
Hillsboro would extend their lead after halftime, with the lone score in the third coming from Vaughn's four-yard sprint for a touchdown.
Clemmons and Campbell would each enter the end zone for the Ravens and flip the score in the final frame. Cane Ridge led 31-28 with under five minutes to play. Macon and the Hillsboro offense would regain the advantage with a 40-yard drive that resulted in Vaughn scoring six for the Burros.
The Ravens would have an opportunity to take the win with 90 seconds remaining, but a sack from the Burros defense sealed the win for the home team.
Hillsboro improves to 2-3 on the season and will stay at home to play Hillwood on Oct. 23. Cane Ridge will host Ravenwood on the same evening.