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Hillsborough 41, Clearwater 7


Published:   |   Updated: August 24, 2013 at 12:44 AM

CLEARWATER — Hillsborough coach Earl Garcia should have been a happy guy after his Terriers routed Clearwater, 41-7, in a Kickoff Classic.

The Terriers racked up plenty of yards, scored plenty of points, and proved they won’t be pushovers this season despite losing 29 seniors that lost only two games last season by a total of five points, both to Armwood.

It might look like a rebuilding year, but even after the big win, Garcia wasn’t satisfied.

“I am absolutely unhappy with everything I saw on offense tonight,’’ Garcia said. “We have a lot of work to do. We open with Jefferson and Armwood this year and we can’t be playing like this.’’

Senior Kenny Gunn scored on three short runs for the Terriers and Xavier Byrd also scored twice for Hillsborough.

Hillsborough defensive end Justin Moore was taken off the field by ambulance in the last minute of the game after what Garcia described as a “stinger.’’

The game was called after Moore was taken off the field on a stretcher with a little more than one minute remaining. Garcia said that he expects Moore to be fine.

Hillsborough 14 13 14 0 — 41

Clearwater 0 7 0 0 — 7

H – King 11 run (Real kick)

H – Byrd 1 run (Real kick)

C – Blanch 48 fumble return (Jones kick)

H – Gunn 5 run (Real kick)

H – Byrd 28 pass from Lawson (kick failed)

H – Gunn 1 run (Real kick)

H – Gunn 2 run (Real kick)

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