Colby Logan scored a late touchdown for Independence, but the Eagles couldn’t finish a comeback attempt in a 20-17 loss to Hillsboro on Friday.
Independence took an early 3-0 lead, but the game hit a first-quarter lightning delay. Upon resumption, Independence’s Brian Pierce scored a touchdown to help put the Eagles up 10.
But Hilsboro scored 20 unanswered second-half points.
Zach Smith had a first-quarter fumble recovery for the Eagles (1-3), who play at Franklin next week.