DICKSON – Hillsboro goalkeeper Jake Davenport had quite a busy night in the net for the Burros on Tuesday night. Hillsboro fell 2-0 to Dickson County, but the score could have been vastly different if not for the strong play of the Hillsboro net minder.
The beginning of the match saw a few different scoring chances for the Burros as they did put one in the net, but it was called offside and the goal was negated.
The Burros had a few other shots that just missed the goal as well. The goal that was called back was a back-breaker and seemed to affect Hillsboro negatively as the Burros just couldn’t seem to get back on track afterwards.
“The offside call took away a goal for us and we kind of put our heads down after the goal was disallowed,” Hillsboro coach Paul Troy said. “It was a real close call, but we started to fall into their game after that. This is a big away game for us and it’s a long drive -- this is a 50-minute drive for us -- and it took a toll on us physically and I think all of that played into it.”
Paul stated that in order to beat a tough in-district opponent, the Burros would have to play at the top of their ability.
“If you don’t have razor-sharp focus, if you lose focus for a minute, playing in a tough environment like this with a big crowd, it can get to you,” he added. “I just want us to learn from our mistakes and make sure we can keep that focus.”