Knights look to continue success against Hudson

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The Knights football team is making another run for a state championship, still proving they are top dog.

After their 37-0 win against Benedictine, the Knights moved to 9-0 on the season, and have outscored opponents 142-0 in just three playoff games. The Knights look to continue their streak against a strong, undefeated Hudson squad. 

“We are super hyped,” said senior Chances Carter-Hill. “Hudson is a great offensive team, but we are ready for the challenge. It should be a physical game, and will be exciting to watch!”

Hudson comes into tonight undefeated after a 35-6 win against Warren G. Harding.

The Explorers’ offense has been electric in this shortened season, averaging around 45 points a game.  Some of Hudson’s key victories this season were the 53-0 shutout against North Royalton, and their 50-27 opening week win against Nordonia. With the help of senior quarterback Jacob Paltani, the Explorers look to remain undefeated. 

Known to be a high octane offensive machine, the Explorers will use multiple formations and sets to fool opponents. Bubble screens, RPO’s and quick slants are just a few of the common looks for the Hudson offense.  Along with a strong passing game, the Explorers have a stellar run game in Aiden Lal.  Lal, a junior, has rushed for 563 yards with 14 touchdowns this season.

Hudson’s defense does not live up to the offense.  Using a 3-3 formation, their ability to stop the run can be spotty at times. 

The Knights defense, on the other hand, has been elite all year, as they demonstrated in their 35-0 victory against a powerful St. Edward’s team. 

Touting multiple division one athletes, the Knight defense is ranked in the state’s best.The Explorers arrive at Dowed Field  for a 7 p.m. battle on a beautiful Friday evening. Don’t have a ticket to the game? No problem, as you can still watch the game here.