“We need to win Friday night, so we can solidify the third spot,” Hudson said. “That would give us the chance to play the No. 2 seed across the state in the first round at their place. Our kids are really excited about having a chance to go to the playoffs. It’s been a little while since they’ve been there. A lot of our kids have never been on a winning team, so it’s something new to them and they’re looking forward to it. But we’ve got to take of business Friday night just to make absolutely sure that it happens.”
CVA won last season’s contest at home, 38-10. Hudson knows this year will be a little tougher, given the nearly two hour road trip to Lannett down near the Georgia state line.
“Springwood has a great running back,” Hudson said. “He has over three-fourths of their total offense for the year and three-fourths of their scoring offense for the year. He’s a real good player. They’ve got some real good skill players, offensive line, and defensive line. They’re young, but they play well most every game they’ve played. It’s a challenge for us, any time you go on the road.”
Hudson knows the keys to coming away with a win are the same as they have been all season long for the Rebels: the battle in the trenches.
“Like always, we need to win at the line of scrimmage,” Hudson said. “If we can do that, we feel good about it. With our running game, if we can control the line, we can control the flow of the game and it really gives us an advantage. Our line has been doing a really good job the last three or four weeks. They’ve really improved. That’s been the difference for us is they’re firing off the football and doing their assignments to open up holes for our running backs and they’ve protected our quarterback real well. I can’t even remember the last time he was sacked. That gives him the ability to make his reads and throw the football down the field. We’ve been playing really good football lately. We just need to continue that.”
CVA will play at Springwood tonight at 7 p.m.