The Hillcrest football team traveled to Verndale on Friday night and survived a penalty filled game by posting a 27-14 win over the Pirates.  The Comets were penalized fifteen times for 130 yards and the Pirates were guilty of fourteen infractions for 115 yards.

Hillcrest struck first on a 25 yard touchdown run by Theo Taylor less than two minutes into the game.  Verndale pulled even when Andy Bounds took the ball in from six yards out with 5:29 remaining in the opening quarter.

Hillcrest scored two second quarter TD's to take a 20-6 advantage at the half.  Taylor scored on runs of 2 yards and 6 yards in the quarter.  Dalton Tostenson connected with Gene Twedt for a...

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