Undefeated Heavyweights Meet as Hudson Hosts Brunswick in the Game of the Week

Hudson hosts Brunswick Friday in the Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week, Presented by PNC Bank.

Brunswick  at Hudson

Records: Hudson 3-0; Brunswick 3-0

What:Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division game

Date of Game: Friday, Sept., 19

Kickoff: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Hudson High, Memorial Stadium, 2400 Hudson-Aurora Road, Hudson, OH 44236

Pregame Notes:

Brunswick (3-0) is led by head coach Luke Beal. Beal, now in his 5th season as head coach, is coming off of a 6-5 season that ended in the first round of the OHSAA Division I state playoffs.

Hudson (3-0) is led by 4th year head coach Ron Wright. After finishing the regular season with a 9-1 record and leading Hudson to the second round of the Division I state playoffs, Hudson's Ron Wright was named the 2013 Cleveland Browns High School Coach of the Year.

Both teams are coming off of dominate* *wins and have been impressive on offense.

Brunswick averages 42 points a game and 16 points against.

Hudson averages 45 points a game and 10 points against. At first glance these numbers are comparable. It's important to note, 3 of the 30 total points Hudson has given up, has come in the first half.

Brunswick, coming off a 41-27 victory over Austintown-Fitch, is led by Sr. QB Steven Ficyk. On the season, Ficyk is 31-of-44 passing for 574 yards, 8 TDs and 0 INTs. Ficyk's favorite target is Jr. WR Gary Clift Jr. The two have connected for 4 TD receptions. When Ficyk isn't dropping back to throw, he's handing the ball off to Sr. RB Mike Bekeny. Bekeny averages 9.3 yards per carry and has found the endzone for 5 TDs this season. Bekeny is led by Sr. TE/FB Ethan Engelke. The 6' 3" Engelke is an outstanding lead blocker, who also has the ability to lineup at TE. Engelke has 3 rushing TDs on the season and is second on the team in receptions with 8 catches.

Hudson is coming off a 48-14 win over Brecksville-Broadview Heights. Hudson is led by Sr. QB Mitchell Guadagni. Guadagni has rushed for 157 yards (leads team) and 2 TDs, and is 29-of-49 passing for 565 yards, 9 TDs and 2 INTs. Guadagni's favorite targets are 6' 2" Sr. WR Colton Whited and 6' 3" Sr. WR Reid Robinson. On the season, Robinson has 13 catches for 231 yards receiving and 4 TDs, and Whited has 9 catches, 195 yards receiving and 5 TDs.

Good luck to both teams and stay tuned for a post-game report.

Make sure to follow @BrownsYouthFBon Twitter for updates during the game.

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