Through eight games, Hudson had only allowed 39 total points on the season, while Belle Plaine averaged thirty-five points per game coming into the matchup.
Hudson's A-plus defense came ready to play. Belle Plaine's first drive of the night came to an end with Matt Seres and Kaleb Koelling combining for the stop.
On their second drive of the night, Hudson's Christian Seres took the carry up the near sideline for a big gain before eventually getting tracked down.
The plainsmen defense, however, was able to force a fourth down. Hudson was lining up for the field goal, before faking it with a flip to the kicker Wes Geisler. Belle Plaine stopped them short of the sticks and would take over on downs.
Belle Plaine was looking for anything offensively as they set up the screen to Isaac Brandt. He would scamper forward near the first down marker, but the Plainsmen offense didn't produce much more.
The first score of the game came just one minute into the second quarter, Seres drove it in on third goal putting Hudson up seven to zero.
The student section and cheerleaders were on their feet, supporting their Pirates after the score.
Later in the second quarter, Hudson's Jacob Murray handed off to Seres again, this time making the defender feel him. Seres ran through the defender as crosses the goal line for six more points. The extra point put the Pirates up 14 to zero at the halftime break.
Belle Plaine came out of the halftime break swinging, scoring twice, tying the game at 14.
But, Hudson regathered the momentum and reeled off 17 unanswered points, winning 31-14.