HUDSON - Second place in Class 1A District 4 belongs solely to Gladbrook-Reinbeck after the Rebels broke a tie by beating Hudson, 21-8, on Friday night.
Travis Freese rushed 34 times for 150 yards and one touchdown and threw a 9-yard TD pass to Logan Petersen to help the Rebels (6-1, 4-1) stay in the chase behind No. 7 Woodward-Granger (7-0, 5-0).
The Rebels had the ball for 33:35 and converted 9-of-19 third downs to hold Hudson (3-4, 3-2) at bay.
Parker Bolt completed 9-of-17 passes for 96 yards and gave G-R a touchdown on its opening 88-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
Neither team scored in the second or third quarters before combining for 22 points in the final period. G-R led 21-0 before Cale Henke hooked up with Tanner Wright for an 8-yard touchdown pass for Hudson.
Henke was held to 5-for-17 passing for 130 yards with two interceptions - he was picked off by Colton Puls and Bolt.
Petersen had six catches for 68 yards for G-R, while Brady Billerbeck led the Rebel defense with nine tackles. Puls had seven stops while Tanner Holst had six tackles and 1.5 sacks.
The Rebels welcome Eagle Grove (5-2, 3-2) to 'The Pit' in Gladbrook Friday night.