One of the former Hutchinson high football players accused of branding underclassmen with a heated wire hanger made his first appearance in court this morning.

Kendric Hudson, 18, faces three counts of aggravated battery and hazing. He is accused of branding two 15-year-olds and one 14-year-old in a locker room.

Hudson will be represented by a public defender, and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 3.