October 2, 2014 —
By Bill Mullaly
The Hudson Tigers went on the road to Dundee Friday night and as expected easily vanquished the Vikings in a 56-0 blowout. Dundee was faced with injuries, players that quit the team and a new interim head coach with new assistants so the outcome was bound to happen and it did. The records are unofficial but the loss for the Vikings at home was its worst setback on the home field since Milan beat Dundee 75-0 way back in 1961. Hudson moves to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the LCAA on the season.
Tigers defeat Dundee
It took the Tigers less than three minutes to score as Shay McDaniel went 10 yards for a score at 9:34 in period one. Mitch Ely hit the point after for a 7-0 lead. Then with 2:06 to go in period one Zach Akers went 53 yards for a touchdown run and the Ely kick made it 14-0. Then on the final play of the first quarter it was McDaniel scoring on a run of five yards and Ely was good again for a lead of 21-0. Akers scored the next touchdown just under two minutes later as he went five yards and Ely was successful again for a lead of 28-0 with 10:28 left in period two. Dundee was unable to mount much offense at all against the tough Tiger defense but the Tigers had no problem scoring against the Vikes. The final touchdown of the first half came on a run of three-yards by McDaniel but the kick failed leaving the Tigers up 34-0 heading into halftime. The mercy rule running clock would have to wait a bit before it was to be used.
Things didn’t take long for the Tigers to score again and to get the clock running quickly as this time fullback Kyle Johnson scored on a run of 41 yards. Then this time the Tigers went for two points and made it as Akers ran it in for a lead of 42-0 with 9:54 to go in the third quarter. The next Tiger score came from quarterback Clayton Brockway as he ran 10 yards for the touchdown and this time Andrew Enerson booted the point after touchdown for a lead of 49-0 with 2:25 left in period three. Then the final score came with 6:04 left in the fourth quarter as Tyler Roberts ran in a seven-yarder and Enerson split the uprights again for a final score of 56-0.
Looking at the numbers
Hudson ran the ball 44 of its 47 plays with just three passes attempted. The Tigers ran for 396 yards led by McDaniel with 122 on 15 carries, while Johnson had 84 yards on seven attempts and Akers ran it five times for 80 yards. Roddy Hamdan had three carries for 44 yards, while Brockway ran it three times also for 26 yards and three others had a trio of carries. Roberts had 18 yards, while Mason Lopinski gained 15 in his three carries and Matt Osborne added five yards. Sophomore Zak Lopinski added three yards on two attempts. Brockway hit just one of his three passes with one picked off. The catch was made by Ely for 35 yards as the Tiger tight end got open for a long gain.
On defense the Tigers were led by Nick Feekings with 10 tackles and Brockway added nine stops. Kyle Adams had a fumble recovery and McDaniel and Akers had interceptions.
The Tigers had 16 first down to seven for the Vikings who ran 42 plays with 26 rushes and 16 passes. Dundee ran for only 59 yards and passed for 32 yards with two interceptions. The Tigers never punted and Dundee booted it away six times. The Tigers had three penalties for minus 30 yards and Dundee was hit with four flags for a negative 22 yards. Dundee falls to 0-5 and 0-3 in the LCAA.