HUDSON — Hudson’s rushing attack proved too much for Gulf as the Cobras compiled 286 yards via the ground Friday night in a 43-7 victory.
Hudson (4-1, 2-0) stayed on the ground for the majority of the game. Noah Siegrist and Zack Russell did most of the damage for the Cobras. On the team’s second drive it needed only three plays to travel 77 yards to score. Russell scored the first touchdown from 36 yards out; Joey Caruso ran in for the two-point conversion.
Siegrist scored in the second quarter on a 6-yard run. Caruso scored from 2 yards out before halftime making it a 23-0 game. Hudson had two more scoring opportunities, but both ended in interceptions.
“We put the pedal to the metal and keep playing football,” said Hudson coach Mark Kantor, whose team held a shutout until the last five minutes.
Gulf (0-4, 0-2) had trouble throughout the night on offense without Avery Welch, who sat out with a ankle injury.
Hudson scored two more times via the ground — 18-yard Caruso and 9-yard Siegrist touchdowns — and Russell returned an interception 85 yards for a score.
Freshman Malik Cobb help Gulf avoid a shutout from he scampered 58 yards for his team’s only score.
Siegrist and Russell combined for 185 rushing yards, with Siegrist tallying 118 on 20 carries.