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Indians fall to visiting MT Panthers for FAC loss

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Pictured is Hillsboro's Austin Bledsoe, who scored an unassisted goal for the Indians against Miami Trace Tuesday. (HCP Photos/Stephen Forsha)
Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

HILLSBORO — The Hillsboro Indians were back in action for the first time since Aug. 31 due to a break for the Highland County Fair, and in facing a Frontier Athletic Conference foe — the Miami Trace Panthers — the Indians lost at home by a 6-3 score.

The Indians, who fell to 0-2 in the FAC following their loss on Tuesday night, had goals from Ryan Howland (with the assist from Judah Brandyberry), plus two unassisted goals from Austin Bledsoe and Wesley Bailey.

The game was the second straight conference loss for the Indians, as their most recent game before fair break was a 6-2 loss on the road against Jackson.

This season in their first five matches, the Indians have wins against Fairfield, Logan Elm and Eastern, all in non-conference contests, as HHS began the season with a 3-0 record.

The loss on Tuesday moves HHS to 3-2 overall.

Through the first five contests in ’23, Hillsboro’s goals leaders are Bailey and Carson Scott with five goals each. Howland has three goals this season, while Bledsoe has two goals. With one goal each this season through the first five games are Brandyberry and Jacob Seaman.

Next for Hillsboro is another home FAC contest on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. against the Chillicothe Cavaliers.