Hillsboro’s up and down 2013 football season ended with a 23–6 WIAA Division 7 first round playoff loss at Loyal on Oct. 25.
The Tigers finished the season 5–5 overall and 3–4 in the Scenic Bluffs Conference.
Two weeks ago Hillsboro officially closed out the football season when the Scenic Bluffs Conference announced its 2013 all-conference team.
Seniors Matt Anderson, Brock Borchardt, Max Sebranek and Brandon Stanek headlined the list of Hillsboro selections that featured nine different Tigers earning 13 spots on this year’s all-league squad.
Anderson earned first-team honors on both the offensive and defensive lines.
Borchardt was a unanimous first-team linebacker, and a second-team selection as an offensive lineman.
Sebranek, a three-year starter at fullback for Hillsboro, was a unanimous first-team choice at running back.
Stanek also earned first-team All-SBC honors as a defensive back.
In all, Hillsboro earned 13 all-conference selections, including five first-team honors.
Senior running back Matt Bartels, senior defensive end Warren Paulson and senior linebacker Dan Benish each received second-team honors.
Senior quarterback Grant Jefferies, sophomore wide receiver Max Stockwell and senior defensive lineman Christian Beyer received honorable mention recognition.
Senior lineman Brody Fanshaw was named to the All-Sportsmanship team.
In seven conference games Anderson recorded a team-high 33 total tackles, including 17 solo stops, two sacks on 3.5 tackles for loss to earn his second-straight first-team all-conference honor.
From his left guard spot he anchored a line that helped the Tigers rush for 2,018 yards (288.3 per game) and 22 touchdowns in seven league games. Hillsboro’s offense averaged 24.7 points per game.
Borchardt finished second on the team with 32 total tackles in seven conference games, including a team-high 18 solo stops. Borchardt was a first-team All-SBC linebacker as a junior as well.
Sebranek was the team’s leading rushing in conference play with 875 yards and five touchdowns on 100 carries. He also caught one pass for 21 yards. On defense he finished with 32 total tackles. Sebranek was second-team All-SBC a year ago as a junior.
Stanek recorded 19 total tackles and had one interception. As a starting halfback he rushed for 508 yards and a team-high six TDs on 59 carries. Stanek was named second-team all-league as a junior.
Bartels rushed for 302 yards and four touchdowns on 43 carries in seven conference games. On defense he led the team with three interceptions.
Paulson finished the conference season with 21 total tackles, including 1.5 for loss.
Benish made 14 tackles in league play, including three for loss.
As a first-year starting quarterback, Jefferies completed 8 of 24 passes for 130 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed 133 yards and four touchdowns on 65 carries during conference play.
Stockwell caught a team-high six passes for 81 yards and four touchdowns during conference play.
Beyer finished the conference season with 20 total tackles.