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Football: Raiders roll in opener

Hudson running back Cole Danielson (21) cuts back to avoid a tackle on his way to a 48-yard gain in the third quarter of the Raider's 48-20 victory over Kenosha Indian Trail Friday, Aug. 17, in Hudson. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia 1 / 3
Hudson quarterback Keyser Helterbrand dives over a Kenosha Indian Trail defender for the first of his four touchdown runs in the Raider's 48-20 victory over Kenosha Indian Trail Friday, Aug. 17, in Hudson. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia 2 / 3
Hudson wide receiver Matt McDevitt hauls in a pass for a 30-yard gain in the first quarter of the Raider's 48-20 victory over Kenosha Indian Trail Friday, Aug. 17, in Hudson. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia 3 / 3

It took a few series, but once Keyser Helterbrand and the Raider offense got rolling their was no stopping them in their season opener against Kenosha Indian Trail Friday, Aug. 17, in Hudson.

After punting on their first possession and falling short on fourth down on their second, the Raiders scored on seven of their next eight possessions on their way to a 48-20 victory over the Hawks.

Kenosha Indian Trail jumped out to a 6-0 lead when quarterback Alex Jarvis wiggled out of a sack and went 76-yards for a touchdown less than two minutes into the game.

Hudson punted on its first possession and turned the ball over on downs at the Indian Trail 28 the second time they touched the ball.

The Raiders finally found paydirt on the first play of the second quarter when Hunter Luetkens capped a 54-yard drive with an eight-yard touchdown run.

Indian Trail fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Alonzo Madsen fell on the ball at the Hawk's 22 yard line. Three plays later Cole Danielson scored from five yards out for the Raiders second touchdown in less than a minute and a 14-6 lead.

Helterbrand took over from there, scoring on runs of 4, 20, 4 yards to extend Hudson's lead to 35-13. Danielson took a pitch and outran the Indian Trail defense 70-yards for a touchdown to make it a 42-13 game at the end of three before Helterbrand scored his fourth touchdown of the game from three yards out to institute a running clock.

This story will be updated.

Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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