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With its biggest game of the season lurking on the schedule, the Hudson football team wanted to avoid looking too far ahead.
Fortunately for the Explorers, they didn't let their minds wander.
Hudson scored 21 unanswered points in the first quarter en route to a convincing 37-6 victory over Cuyahoga Falls Sept. 30 at Cuyahoga Falls High School's Clifford Stadium.
With the win, the Explorers improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the Suburban League National Conference.
Hudson is scheduled to take on undefeated (6-0, 3-0) Stow-Munroe Falls in a National Conference showdown Oct. 7 at Hudson Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
But first things, first as the Explorers had another fish to fry before their showdown with the Bulldogs.
Hudson took advantage of four turnovers to cruise past the Black Tigers.
The Explorers, who finished with just 193 yards of total offense, did not give up the ball once.
Kolby Miller had an interception for a touchdown to get Hudson on the board less than three minutes into the game.
Grant Gonya booted the first of his four extra points.
The Explorers made it 14-0 with less than four minutes remaining in the first quarter on a hook-and-ladder play.
Quarterback Jackson Parker completed a 5-yard pass to Greg Mailey. But the play did not end there as Mailey fed the ball to teammate Jonah Wieland on a lateral.
Wieland ran the next five yards into the end zone for a touchdown.
Brady Ludewig had a 3-yard TD run and Dawson Wervey and Eddie Just had TD carries of 6 and 35, respectively. Gonya added a 25-yard field.