Ray Hudson's first 10 catches were nice, but his 11th was best of all. That's because it iced Foothill's win at Granada.
Foothill (4-3, 2-1 East Bay Athletic League) controlled the tenor of the game from the opening drive, when it marched down the field and scored on a 1-yard run by Jamirr Holland. Quarterback Kyle Kearns had a great day under center for Foothill, slicing the Granada defense with quick passes all night. He finished 19 of 26 for 245 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions, but the star was Hudson.
"They were daring us to throw, so we wanted to throw on 'em," Foothill coach Matt Sweeney said. "It was a tough game."
Kearns and Hudson connected on a 51-yard touchdown in the second quarter before the teams traded scores in the second half. Derek Granados scored a 2-yard touchdown in the third quarter to make it 14-7 but Foothill answered with a long drive that resulted in a 2-yard touchdown from Griffith Gates.
Granada (3-4, 0-3) cut the deficit to seven points again in the fourth when Tyler Offill did a play-action bootleg for a 5-yard touchdown, but Foothill kept the ball the final 5:44 to close it out.
Foothill 21, Granada 14
Foothill 7 7 0 7-- 21
F -- Holland 1 run (Quero kick)
F -- Hudson 51 pass from Kearns (Quero kick)
G -- Granados 2 run (Dremalas kick)
F -- Gates 2 run (Quero kick)
G -- Offill 5 run (Dremalas kick)
Rushing: F -- Gates 13-75, Holland 10-5. Totals 23-80. G -- Richards 11-54, Soltis 9-48, Granados 10-29, Campiotti 4-24, Offill 1-5. Totals 35-160. Passing: F -- Kearns 19-26-2 245. G -- Offill 4-12-2 40. Receiving: F -- Hudson 11-161, Langley 5-58, Finney 2-25, Holland 1-1. G -- Soltis 1-30, Campiotti 2-9, Williams 1-1. Fumbles/lost: Foothill 1/1; Granada 1/0. Records: Foothill 4-3; Granada 3-4.