Union City Football falls to #2 Hudson in District D7 Semifinals

Union City Football falls to #2 Hudson in District D7 Semifinals
Union City's Owen Jackson (33) looks for room to run behind teammates Riley Laird (21) and Tyler Wagley (53).

HUDSON, MI. — The Union City Chargers saw their magical 2022 season come to a rocky end Friday night, falling to the number two ranked Hudson Tigers from Division 7 in the MHSAA district semifinals by a score of 50-13.

The Hudson Tigers, the defending Division 8 state champions, took control of the game early in the third quarter with 22 points in a span of eight minutes, completely turning around a relatively close game at the half.

The game started with a couple of punts as neither team was able to do much on their first drive, with Hudson going three and out while Union City was able to get a first down before being forced to punt.

Hudson took charge of his second possession near midfield with just under seven minutes remaining in the first quarter and set about grinding the ball down the field, utilizing his very physical running game led by backs Brendan Akers and Easton. Strodtman. The Tigers would eventually find profitable ground in the series, scoring on Akers’ 2-yard touchdown run. Akers finished the series with a 2-point conversion, giving Hudson an 8-0 lead with 1:59 left in the first quarter.

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