HUDSON — Ridgewood gave playoff-contending Hudson everything it could handle on Friday night, but the Cobras pulled out a 22-21 win over the Rams in Class 4A, District 6.
With 9:41 left in the game, Ridgewood (2-6, 0-3) went on a 12-play, 81-yard drive. On fourth down, backup quarterback Nick Martino (3-of-3, 37 yards) could not handle the snap, scrambled to his right and found a wide-open Ralphy Dawkins (four catches, 56 yards) in the back of the end zone for a 21-14 lead with 4:26 left.
But that was a little bit too much time left for the Cobras (4-3, 2-0), who went on a winning drive and never looked back.
Cobras quarterback Zack Wynn, who had an average night with 168 yards passing, stepped up on the final drive. He went 5-of-7 for 60 yards and hit wideout Mike Powers with 1:05 left to leave the Cobras down one. They made a gutsy call, choosing to go for a two-point conversion and the victory. Wynn score from 2 yards out on a quarterback dive to give the Cobras a 22-21 lead.
The Rams got the ball back with great field position, but running back Cameron Rodriguez (34 carries, 224 yards) fumbled on the 29-yard line, and the ball was recovered by linebacker Dylan Luke with 15 seconds left.
"(Mike Powers) came out of nowhere in the end zone," Wynn said of the late touchdown.
"I rolled right and saw him open and just made the throw. We have to play better, though, but I am happy we won."