HUDSON — Hudson is still winless after a messy 35-7 loss to Wiregrass Ranch.
"There was an awful lot of dirty playing going on," Bulls coach Jeremy Shobe said. "It's not good, we got a couple of kids hurt and banged up but nothing too bad."
At one point in the waning minutes, refs and players were scouring the field for a tooth. It belonged to one of the Bulls.
The physical play culminated in a combined 23 infractions, 234 yards of penalties and two ejections. Travis Whiddon from Wiregrass (6-3, 4-2) and Robert Zvonchenko from Hudson (0-8, 0-5) threw punches after the Bulls found the end zone in the third quarter and went up 29-7. Both players were ejected.
Whiddon is veteran center and Shobe is concerned that he is going to have to replace him with a freshman when the Bulls visit Pasco next Friday.
The Bulls' offense also got off to a slow start because of penalties. Six plays of 20 or more yards and two touchdowns in the first half were called back on penalties.
"We obviously have to correct these mistakes and be a little more disciplined," Shobe said. "We can't hurt our chances."
Chris Wagenheim, Times correspondent