The Battle of 127 is usually played as the last game of the year. This year, it was moved to the first game of the season. Much like last year though, the Hudson Tigers won in dominating fashion over the hosting Addison Panthers 41-0. Stifling defense and nearly unstoppable running game proved to be too much for the Panthers.
Hudson got on the board early in the 1st after a Kameron Belfy 17-yard run. The extra point wasn’t good though. Belfy added another touchdown before the quarter ended, this one from 3-yards out. The kick was good this time around and that gave Hudson the 13-0 lead at the end of the first.
The Tigers rolled in the 2nd quarter as they added 3 more touchdowns. The first was on an Alex Messer 1-yard run. The extra was again missed. The next score came later in the quarter on a Shay McDaniel 50-yard run. The kick was good after that score. With just 13 seconds left in the half, Belfy scored another from 3-yards out. They went for two after that one and got it. At half the Tigers lead 34-0
There was no scoring in the 3rd quarter as the Addison defense rose to the occasion and held tough. The Hudson defense was equally good as they didn’t allow them to score either. In the 4th, Hudson’s quarterback Messer threw a screen-pass to Dan Komarynski who took it the 8-yards for a touchdown. The kick after was good, giving the Tigers the 41-0 they ended the game with.
Messer threw for 36 yards on 4 completions with 5 attempts. Belfy lead the way on the ground with 11 rushes for 149 yards and 3 touchdowns. Joining him was McDaniel who added 8 rushes for 80 yards and Komarynski added 9 rushes for 41 yards. Belfy lead all receivers as well with 2 catches for 19 yards and Komarynski added 1 catch for 8 yards with a touchdown.
Addison doesn’t have much to report offensively. Their quarterback Bryce Glazier was 2 for 10 for 28 yards and an interception. Their leading rusher was Jared Bruner with 12 rushes for only 29 yards. Tyler Corbin was the only one to catch a pass for Addison and he had 2 catches for 28 yards.
There isn’t a whole lot to say about Hudson’s offense. I would like to see them work on the passing game a little bit, just in case they can find a team that shuts down their running game, but it will be hard to do when they are running as efficiently as they are. You don’t want to run the score up any worse than what they already do by airing it out and when you run as well as they do, 48 carries for 317 yards with 5 rushing touchdowns, you don’t need to throw the ball.
I can’t say much about the defense either. When you can hold your opponent less than 100 yards of total offense, Addison had 82 yards total at the end of the game, which shows you truly dominated. If they keep this up, I don’t know if there is anyone on their schedule that could beat them. There will be stronger offenses out there for them to face, plus Addison is rebuilding, but it is hard not to look at these numbers and not be impressed.
Hudson next week will travel to the 1-0 Morenci Bulldogs. The Bulldogs defeated the Lenawee Christian Cougars 29-14 on the road.
Addison will try to get back on track against the conference foe Grass Lake Warriors. Grass Lake is 1-0 after they defeated the Dundee Vikings 19-7 at Dundee.