Raiders fall to Minnetonka in football opener
The Hudson Raider football team fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a 43-23 loss to Minnetonka in its season opener Friday night in Minnetonka.
Hudson trailed 15-0 at the end of one and 23-0 in the second quarter before a Miles Lewis 85-yard kickoff return put the Raiders on the board.
Cal Johnson returned a punt 44 yards to set up a 2-yard touchdown run by Max Gierke to make it a 23-14 game but Minnetonka extended its lead to 43-14 in the second half.
Jared Johnson recorded a safety to give the Raiders two points in the third quarter, and Nick Blomberg scored from 18-yards out in the fourth to make the final 43-23.
See the Aug. 29 print edition of the Hudson Star-Observer for the full story.