By BLAKE SPURNEY
Hesston Record Staff
Hillsboro offered little resistance Friday night when Hesston cleared its first hurdle to a district championship with a 49-20 home victory.
Speaking of hurdles, Parker Roth did just that during a highlight-reel 14-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He jumped over a would-be tackler who was coming in low then rumbled forward to about the 3-yard line. After he was hit, Roth propped himself up with his forearm and lunged forward into the end zone.
Roth said he was thinking, “Just get in the end zone,” which he did twice in the first half.
“That’s the first time,” he said about jumping over a defender. “It just kind of happened.”
Head coach Clint Rider said Roth exhibited great vision and anticipation to be able to make such a play.
“That was impressive,” he said. “I had a coach tell me that’s illegal, which I actually think he’s right.”
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