Seniors Reflect on Season Before Turkey Day Game

Seniors Reflect on Season Before Turkey Day Game

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Senior Tony Francolini drives into the end zone for the Hawks' second touchdown of the night. This play makes the score 14-0. | by Siobhan Richards

by Dakota Antelman

Senior Tony Francolini said he expects to cry regardless of the results of Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day Football game.

He is one of several seniors on the Hudson roster now looking back on five years spent in a program that has experienced notable ups and downs.

He cemented a spot as Hudson’s number one running back after the graduation of Jesse Nemerowicz. Francolini had a standout senior season, leading the Hawks in rushing with more than 1,000 yards.

Teammate and lineman Conner Nemerowicz made a name for himself in Hudson football even after his brother’s high school and college success. Nemerowicz’s defensive performance as a senior recently earned him all star recognition.

Senior quarterback Cory Clemons stepped into his starting role this year after the graduation of Stephen Miranda in the spring. He was Hudson’s third starting quarterback in three years, and, at times, promised to bring new dimension to his offense. Describing himself before the season as a “pass first quarterback” he frequently targeted senior receivers Spencer Cullen and Austin Berry.

All three recently spoke with the Big Red about the season so far and the upcoming 2017 Thanksgiving Day game against Marlborough.

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