Central 35, Hudson 14
Spring game-breakers: Just because Central gradutes it leading rusher from last year (De'Vonta Smith, who rushed for almost 3,000 yards), don't start overlooking the Bears' rushing attack. From the first whistle to the final horn Thursday, Central never slowed on its way to 459 yards on the ground. Quarterback Izzy Zena led the charge with 277 followed by Justin Fribbley's 89 yards (41 yards in the fourth) while overcoming four lost fumbles. ... Joshua Turner paced the defense with three tackles for loss followed by Foster Hawthorne's two. ... Fribbley chipped in with two interceptions. ... Hudson OLB Dominick Rutigliano had a game-high four sacks and two fumble recoveries for the Cobras . QB Dylan Dilandro tossed for 163 yards and a touchdown going to Trey Doran on a 50 catch... Doran also had an interception.
Did you know? While only rushing for 85 yards last season and his game high only being 28 yards, Zena broke out for 277 yards Thursday, with 234 yards coming in the first half alone.
Audible I: "We have a really good football team. Everyone is questioning what we're going to do without De'Vonta. Our depth is a lot better this year. We had great talent last year, but we have more depth this year. - Central coach Chris Sands
Audible II: "We've got 24 kids who faced the utmost adversity throughout the last four months with coaching changes. I just want to thank God that I was lucky enough to get this job. 'Cause this is a bunch of kids that I want to coach for the rest of my life. - Hudson coach Tim Hicks