Score: Mitchell 34, Hudson 0
Spring game-breakers: Mitchell’s Christian Trinidad ran for 163 yards on 10 carries, scoring twice. The first was a handoff on third and 7 that he broke for a 34-yard score, ending a 95-yard drive in the first quarter. The second was a scintillating 58-yard effort that made it 27-0. …Ryan Marsh added 120 yards on just four attempts, getting 73 on the last touchdown of the night from the wildcat formation. …Noah Siegrist led the Cobras with 68 yards on 18 carries. Mitchell lineman JD Hoppes, linebacker Larry Couch and defensive back Dan Mason led their respective groups in tackles. Hudson did drive deep twice but fumbled at the Mitchell 5, and Couch stuffed Siegrist on fourth and 1 at the 5. …Zach Rapaport, a junior playing high school football for the first time, already showed what Mitchell has planned for him. He used his 6-5 frame to easily make a 20-yard touchdown catch on the last play of the first half, and as a spot pass rusher came up with a fourth-quarter sack. Alec Lambert was 3-for-4 for 48 yards and two touchdowns, to Rapaport and Marsh. Christian Thomas caught five passes for 70 yards for Hudson.
Did you know? Though he’s still a freshman, Hudson lineman Grayson Stover is drawing interest from Division-I schools. One look at his 6-6, 270-pound frame, which appears will only get larger, makes it clear why. He played on both sides Thursday but his height will certainly project him as an offensive tackle in college.
Audible 1: “I can’t look at any of those guys and tell them they’re not good enough to be a starter.” — Mitchell coach Scott Schmitz on his running backs. Brian Castro, Will Fairbank and Nate Boler combined for 65 more yards and six carries. Mitchell totaled 361.
Audible 2: “No. 5’s a pretty darn good back.” — Hudson coach Mark Kantor, referring to Trinidad