In other McPherson County news, Little River defeated Solomon 50-26, Canton-Galva lost to Wakefield 52-26, Inman fell to Ell-Saline 35-0.

HILLSBORO — When it comes to offense, Smoky Valley and Hillsboro handle their business in opposite ways.

The Vikings will lineup under center and run a bruising triple option offense that features misdirection and physical football. The Trojans, with big wide receivers on the perimeter and an athletic quarterback, like to spread the field and run an up-tempo system.

Friday night the more physical team dominated, as the Vikings improved to 3-1 with a 50-14 win over Hillsboro during Homecoming for the Trojans. Despite Hillsboro’s 1-3 record, Smoky Valley head coach Tim Lambert knows that team is better than its record indicates.

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Cort Elliott scored two first-half touchdowns to give the Vikings a 12-0 lead late in the first half. Hillsboro responded on a 19-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kaden Kleiner to 6-foot-5 wide receiver Jacob Funk with with 1:07 left in the first half. Despite outplaying Hillsboro during the first half, the Vikings only had a five-point lead to show for it.

It did not take long before the flood-gates opened, as Smoky Valley scored 67 seconds into the second half, capped off by a Kyle Anderson touchdown run. Anderson scored another touchdown run with 37 seconds left in the third quarter to extend the Smoky Valley lead to 28-7.

Hillsboro went 89 yards in two plays to cut the lead to 28-14 just seconds into the fourth quarter, but that’s as close as they would get as the Vikings scored 22 unanswered for the blowout win.

The Vikings return home next Friday for a huge Central Kansas League matchup with Hesston. Lambert expects the Smoky Valley faithful to get fired up for that one.

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In other McPherson County news, Little River defeated Solomon 50-26, Canton-Galva lost to Wakefield 52-26, Inman fell to Ell-Saline 35-0.