The two top teams in Summit County face off this week in the Region 5 final. Hoban has coasted through the playoffs while Hudson comes off of an impressive win against Harding and wins against Painesville Riverside and Bedford.
Hoban hitting their usual October stride, not giving up a point in the playoffs yet. Hudson's offense will provide their biggest challenge of the season so far, but Hudson's D will have to figure out a way to get enough stops to have a look. While this might be one of the two most talented teams Tyrrell's had, they are easily the most undisciplined, and have had issues with penalties, including last night. Hudson is a team that might be able to make them pay for it if they don't clean it up.Tough hill to climb, but not impossible for Hudson... but also not probable.
they have a great team this year. Hoping Hudson can pull off the huge upset.
It's a good thing you weren't leading Patton's 3rd Army across Europe. At least you stopped short of 44236, which made all the Hudson moms feel better in '14. They're deep, competitive, and relatively healthy. They'll hang around.It goes without saying that Hudson needs to be flawless in order to be competitive in the 4th quarter.
-The offense can't turn the ball over
-The defense needs to make a few stops on 3rd down
-They can't have any back-breaking holding penalties by the offensive line
This is probably the best Hoban team yet. I don't see a reasonable way for Hudson to win. You are talking about a group of kids from a district that doesn't allow open enrollment--so these are all Hudson kids. This would be a massive upset.
Completely agree. This defense is loaded and has a chance to be on the level with 2016 & 2017, but the offense, while they have explosive capabilities and have shown that at times, has been too inconsistent and a bit sloppy so far. The 2016-2018 offenses felt like they were gonna score every time they had the ball, and rarely, if ever, turned it over. And like you said, the kicking game was elite in 15-16, and very good in 17-18.Until they win it on the field convincingly they cannot be the best Hoban Team ever. 2016 won 30-0 running clock on Trotwood, 2017 scored 42 first half points against WW and 2018 only went 15-0. 2020 defense may be close to being best ever but offense is not close to 2015-18 teams. Kicking game is not even in discussion.
I thought the same after watching Hoban dismantle Ed's week 1, but have underperformed since then with exception of last week. Hoban by 2-3 scores.
Hey, I want Hudson to win. I used to live there and I still have family in the area. Hudson is obviously very good. I have been high on this group since I saw them week 1 at Solon 2 years ago. I love the tempo they play with, I am a big fan of the QB, and the OL is excellent. I wish them nothing but the best.It's a good thing you weren't leading Patton's 3rd Army across Europe. At least you stopped short of 44236, which made all the Hudson moms feel better in '14. They're deep, competitive, and relatively healthy. They'll hang around.
All Star Team indeed.Hudson is solid, just like Avon was in Avon was in 2017 and 2018. Fundamentally sound and well coached. However, Hoban is an all-star team.
When I don't have a specific connection to a team, I root for the underdog and I'll be doing that Friday, but I just don't see the upset here. Hoban 28, Hudson- 14.