Jack Paulsrud celebrates

Hillsboro-Central Valley senior Jack Paulsrud races toward the end zone to sing “Hail the Burros” with his teammates after H-CV beat Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 28-13 on Friday, Oct. 1 at the Hillsboro Sports Complex.

HILLSBORO – Parker Gallagher knew he had to make adjustments at halftime. 

“I struggled in the first half,” Gallagher said after Hillsboro-Central Valley’s Oct. 1 game against Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich. 

“I had been keying on (L-E-M’s passing attack) and just needed to focus up. I knew that they wanted to throw it and I was just there to make a play.”

Gallagher finished with two interceptions in the Burros’ 28-13 thriller victory over the Cardinals on Senior Night. H-CV’s win snapped L-E-M’s 44-game win streak and handed the Cardinals their first loss since the 2017 Class A title game. 

“It’s poetic,” Gallagher added about snapping the Cardinals’ incredible winning streak. “We were the last ones to beat them (in 2017).”

While Gallagher’s two second-half interceptions were huge, there was none bigger than Peter Dryburgh’s lone interception to start the third quarter. 

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