A thunderous start for Nordonia both literally and physically. The Nordonia Knights (4-1), coming off their only defeat of the season, hosted Hudson Explorers (1-4) in a conference game Friday night. The night began with a thunder delay, and the thunder continued to roll throughout the evening. The Knights began the night celebrating the 2018 Homecoming Court. Offensive Line #59 Carl Schaub was named the Homecoming King and Senior Payton Mika – Homecoming Queen.
The game on the field would not disappoint either. On the first possession of the game Nordonia scored in just 42 seconds. Brendan O'Donnell caught a 47 yd pass from High School Game of the Week MVP Robby Levak on the second play of the game. Nordonia would score again in the first quarter after a 3 yd plunge from Purdue University commit Nyles Beverly.
Hudson High School came out swinging in the second quarter after a disappointing start. With 11:50 left in the second quarter, offensive lineman Quincey Edge pounced on a fumble in the end zone to give the Explorers their first score of the game. After the lead was cut to 13-7, Nordonia would go on to score the 17 more points in the second quarter and lead at halftime 30-14. Knights Kicker Evan Wiehe nailed a 47 yd field goal to go into the locker room.
During the second half, Nordonia would hang on to the lead while allowing only 6 points in the 4th quarter. Nordonia led for 47:18 out 48 minutes in tonight's game.
Knights QB Robby Levak led Nordonia with 178 yds passing, 1 TD and 155 yds on the ground. Hudson's offense was led by QB Liam Brennan (12-34, 171, 2 TDs), as well as RB Brady Ludewig who rushed for 30 car, 168 yds.
Coach of the Week – Jeff Fox, Nordonia High School
We would like to recognize an outstanding volunteer for Nordonia High School. Dave Foust, PA Announcer, has volunteered at all of Nordonia's football games for the last 25 years. Mr. Foust has announced over 1100 Nordonia High School games in his career including a number of games for former Nordonia Knight and current Cleveland Browns rookie defensive back Denzel Ward. #give10
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