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Ridgewood 35, Hudson 12

HUDSON — After going undefeated at home last season, Hudson dropped its home opener to Ridgewood. An advantageous Rams squad cashed in on turnovers while senior running back Sterling Ross broke huge runs for scores.

"We came in wanting to limit our mistakes," Rams coach Chris Taylor said. "We knew we had to protect the football, put drives together and score when we have the opportunities."

Hudson quarterback Zack Wynn threw four interceptions — the first three were returned to the Ridgewood 45-yard line or better and resulted in seven points apiece.

"(The turnovers) were very important," Ross said. "We needed to come out here and capitalize. We were not expected to win and we still have a lot of things to prove."

Ross carried 17 times for 198 yards. His first touchdown came in the first quarter on a 1-yard scramble, while his other scores came in the second from 45 and 75 yards.

"It was hard work," Ross said. "I did the same thing against them last year, I had a 65-yarder against them. I just wanted to come out and try to get over a thousand yards and try to go to college."

The Cobras scored twice in the first half, but two botched conversions led to a 21-12 Ridgewood lead.

Chris Wagenheim, Times correspondent

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