Having to face another rival in Ashland, on the road, right after the Allendale debacle just might have been the best medicine for Hillsdale.
The Chargers had to refocus quickly and do all of the things it took to be what most figured to beat a quality opponent, despite the fact Ashland was coming off of its own loss to Indianapolis.
Troy Weatherhead had his laser sites locked in again and went 21 of 25 for 250 and 2 TDs, both to Andre Holmes. Holmes had 147 yards receiving, including a 69 yarder he broke for his second score.
In the process, Weatherhead became Hillsdale’s all time leading passer with 7100 career yards. Coming into Saturday, Weatherhead was 2nd in passing efficiency and 1st in completion percentage for all of D2. He should remain right at the top again this weeks. Only 14 incomplete passes in 3 games.
Otter kept the attack balanced and gave Joe The Show the ball 38 times. Glendening picked up 185 yards and a score. That makes 409 in his last two efforts, 497 in three career starts.
Once again, the massive Charger offensive line made it all possible.
The Hillsdale bend but don’t break defense might take years off of your life cheering for it, but Ben Karaba and Joe Vear made it work where it matters as they both picked off Tyler Housewright passes in the endzone, taking away a couple of Ashland scoring threats.
Vear’s interception was a great momentum shifter. Hillsdale was up 10-7 with 3 minutes left in the first half. It preserved the lead, but it provided an opportunity for a quick strike and 3 plays later, Weatherhead and Holmes hooked up for the 69 yard TD, putting HC up by 2 scores.
Sounds like a hard fought game from both sides. Glad my boys came out on top and beating Ashland is always an accomplishment.