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Spring football: Mitchell 22, Hudson 6

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Mitchell 22, Hudson 6

Spring game-breakers: Mitchell quarterback Alec Lambert threw for 96 yards and a pair of touchdowns, to A.J. Mooney and Brandon Comito. Both came after Hudson tied the score at 6. … Mustangs linebacker Devontay Taylor and defensive lineman Colin Moran were imposing presences all night. Taylor's highlight was a stuff of Joey Caruso's pass on an inside blitz. Moran got a sack and key tackle-for-loss. … Caruso led his team in rushing attempts and made several big hits while playing safety. … Hudson's Christian Thomas caught a 40-yard touchdown pass and added an interception. … Mason Castricone had two interceptions, both on deflections, as the Mustangs posted a second-half shutout. … Levi Oliveto, Eddie Arpa and Andrew Niro had first-half sacks for Mitchell, the latter ending one of three Hudson drives that stalled inside the Mustangs 20. … Dean Simon caught four passes for 56 yards for Hudson. … Billy Werner ran for 52 yards for the Cobras.

Did you know? The wing-T offense is no more at Mitchell. New coach Andy Schmitz had to break the news a couple of months back to his father Scott, who retired from the program he started in 2000. Between Lambert and Larry Dalla Betta, the Mustangs threw the ball two dozen times. The offense was balanced with four backs combining to go for 100 yards on 28 carries.

Audible 1: "We're working hard to be a physical football team." — Schmitz, stressing to his team afterward their need to get right back in the weight room

Audible 2: "They're tired. Let's go!" — a Mustangs player from the sideline after the 20-minute halftime break; the phrase was repeated during the fourth quarter, and the Mustangs exerted some control during it

Darek Sharp, Times correspondent

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