Vandals become playoff eligible with win against Hillsboro

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By Andrew Harner

The touchdowns just kept piling up for the Vandals, and the game ended with the team becoming elibigle for the state playoffs.

Senior Luke Smith scored three times to help Vandalia take a 42-0 lead at halftime, and the Vandals' JV players played most of the second half to wrap up a 48-6 win, the fifth of the season.

With another victory, the Vandals (5-1) will be assured a spot in the playoffs, though any team from the South Central Conference with five wins typically gets in.

Sophomore Ryan Bayles scored his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Hilltoppers (1-5), and senior Chase Woolsey made an interception in the first half.

Vandalia gets back to action at Southwestern next Saturday at 1 p.m.