2012 JJHuddle Previews: Hudson

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Hudson Explorers

Key Returners, News of Note, Schedule Thoughts, Coaches Quotes and more…


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2012 JJHuddle HS Football Previews

Hudson (10-2, Region 2 semifinalist)

High School Name: HUDSON HIGH SCHOOL
High School City: HUDSON
Coach’s Name: Ron Wright
Years at School (Career record): 1, 10-2
Last Season’s Record (Conference/Finish): 10-2 first in river div. N.E. ohio con.
Last Winning Season: 2011   
Division/Region: I-2

Key Returners:

* Ben Gedeon 12 Lb/Rb 6’3″ 225 over 1,100 yds rushing over 100 total tackles Michigan Commit

* Leighton Antonio 12 Wr/Db/Kr 6’1″ 185 3kor for TDS top 5 in 200 meters track 1012 sprinter no offers yet

* Jason Idoine 12 OL/DL 6’4″ 225 Starting Rt tackle for 10-2team Jr year. no offers yet
   
Noteworthy News:
The Explorers made the postseason for the first time since 2004 last year and second year head coach Ron Wright returns a roster capable of making it again. Defense will be a strength. Senior LB/RB Ben Gedeon (6-3, 225) is one of the state’s top prospects and is committed to Michigan. Last year he had over 100 tackles and ran for over 1,100 yards. Senior DE Adam Coberly (6-3, 190) is a standout lacrosse player and one of the state’s top edge players. WR/DB/KR Leighton Antonio (6-1, 185, sr.), a state-caliber sprinter, returned three kicks for TDs last season. OL/DL Jason Idoine (6-4, 225, sr.)  will anchor the OL. Creating excitement is a new 5,000-seat stadium that will host its first game Aug. 24 (against Kenston). The new Hudson Memorial Stadium was built thanks to $5.5 million of privately raised funds.

Coach’s Quote: “We need to improve our strength this offseason. Some young lineman need to step up and help us. We are counting on our skilled players to really come through for us.”

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