Tarpon Springs, Florida – East Lake High School quarterback Jake Hudson is the 10 News Sports Player of the Week.
Last Friday night in East Lake’s 49-15 win over Port Charlotte, Hudson completed 14-of-16 passes for 195 yards and five touchdowns. With the win, the unbeaten Eagles reach the state semifinals for the first time in school history.
The East Lake junior says none of their success would be possible without the outstanding play of the offensive line.
“We need them for everything. We can’t run the ball … we can’t throw the ball … we can’t do anything without them up front. They’ve been great all year long … ‘The Dirty Gang.’ That’s what they call themselves.”
This Friday, East Lake (13-0) will host the Dwyer Panthers (13-0) for a chance to play in the Class 7A state championship game.