Tracking The Huskies
Your Weekly Update on Hewitt-Trussville Athletics 11/14/2017
Football Hosts Hoover in Quarterfinal Round of Playoffs
Hewitt-Trussville will host Hoover in the quarterfinal round of the AHSAA Football playoffs Friday night. The game will begin at 7pm and will be held at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium.
The Huskies advanced to round two by defeating Spain Park 33-21 in the opening round. Hoover beat Sparkman 49-7 to advance. The Bucs have played in 15 of the last 17 state title games. The teams last met in 2015 with Hoover coming away with the victory.
This season marks the second year in a row that the Huskies started the season 11-0. It is also the second year in a row that Josh Floyd's team hosted the first two rounds of the playoffs.
Huskies Defeat Spain Park; Advance to Quarterfinals
The Hewitt-Trussville football team improved to 11-0 on Friday night as they defeated Spain Park 33-21 in the first round of the AHSAA State Playoffs. It marks the second year in a row that the Huskies won their first round game. “Give Spain Park credit,” Head Coach Josh Floyd said, “They played their tails off, but we knew they would, they’re a really good football team. But we talked all week about how the more physical football team would win, and in the end we showed that.”
The first half was a defensive battle. In the second quarter, junior quarterback Paul Tyson used his legs to pick up a big first down. The drive stalled, but Parker Colburn connected on a 29-yard field goal to give the Huskies a 3-0 lead. The Huskies defense held again and the offense got the ball back. This time the Huskies would not settle for a field goal. Tyson stepped up in the pocket and threw a 16-yard rifle shot to Logan Pitts. The extra point was good and the team led 10-0 at halftime.
On the first drive of the 3rd quarter the Huskies forced a fumble and Christian Renda recovered. Tyson led the offense down the field and capped the drive by rushing in from 3-yards out. Hewitt led 17-0. Spain Park battled back and scored with just over five minutes left in the 3rd quarter. The score cut the Husky lead to 17-7.
Spain Park attempted an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff but the Huskies recovered. Parker Colburn booted a 31-yard field goal to extend the lead to 20-7. On the next offensive drive, Hewitt marched 93 yards for the score. Tyson found Pitts for seven yards to finish the drive. The Huskies had a 27-7 lead.
Spain Park continued to battle and scored on its next two possessions. With just under four minutes left the Jaguars had cut the lead to 27-21. That is when Elliott McElwain stepped up for his team. He caught a Tyson pass and raced for 32 yards for a first down. He finished the drive with a touchdown run of eight yards. Malachi Moore recovered a Jaguar fumble on the following kickoff to secure the win.
The Huskies will be at home in round two as well and will host the Hoover Buccaneers. Kickoff is set for 7pm on Friday November 17.
Hewitt-Trussville vs Hoover Game Notes
Who: Hoover at Hewitt-Trussville
When: 7pm November 17
Where: Hewitt-Trussville Stadium
Weather: Clear High 68 (0% Chance of Rain)
Important Playoff Changes:
*$5 Public Parking-Regular season parking passes will not be honored
*Fans are encouraged to park at Hewitt-Trussville High School
*The tailgating area on the multi-purpose field will open at 4:45pm
*Stadium gates will open at 5:00pm
*No reserved seating inside the stadium
Playoff Tickets: $8 Each (Kids 5 and Under are Free)
Where to get tickets:
*Pick up in person at Bryant Bank, Carroll Pharmacy, and Nelms Pharmacy
*Students can purchase tickets during Husky Hour Thursday
*Purchase in advance online at gofan.co/hewitttrussvillehuskies
*Available on Friday night at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium
*Game will be live (Audio Only) via the Husky Fast Network
From the App Store download the app "Husky Fast Network"
Select "Watch HFN Live"
*Game video will be available 12 hours after game time
*Follow the action via our new "Scorebird" app
From the app store download the app "Scorebird"
On the menu at the bottom select "Scores" then select "Hoover at Hewitt-Trussville"
Once the game begins fans will be able to follow the action in real time
*Follow game updates via twitter by following the Huskies official twitter page @HewittAthletics
Cross Country: AHSAA State Meet Recap
Girls Cross Country Finishes 8th
The Hewitt-Trussville Girls Cross Country team finished 8th in the AHSAA State Meet on Saturday. It was the highest finish since 2013 for the ladies. The Huskies finished ahead of Oak Mountain, James Clemens, Fairhope, and Prattville. Only the top 12 teams in the state competed in the event.
Over 135 of the best runners in the state competed in the race on Saturday. The Huskies had two runners place in the top 40 overall. Sydney Hall finished 36th and Amelia Brady finished 37th. Head Coach Anita Dobbs was happy with the teams’ performance. “We knew it would be tough to qualify for State because of the competition. For these girls to qualify, then have a top 10 finish is great. We are very proud of them.”
Boys Cross Country Finishes 9th
The Hewitt-Trussville Boys Cross Country team continued their tradition of qualifying for the state meet and competing well. This season the team finished 9th at the final meet of the season. The Huskies finished ahead of Fairhope, McGill-Toolen, and Baker.
The Boys race saw over 140 of the top runners in the state compete against each other. The Huskies had two athletes place in the top 30 overall. Aaron Himes finished 24th and Josh Jenkins finished 30th. Head Coach David Dobbs said, “We are very proud of the effort the team gave this year. They did a great job and the future of this program is bright.”
Girls Basketball Wins Season Opening Tournament
The Hewitt-Trussville Girls Basketball team if off to a great start as they opened the 2017-2018 season by winning the championship of the 2017 Saint James Basketball Tip-Off Tournament. The event was held Friday and Saturday at Saint James School in Montgomery.
The Huskies opened the tournament with a game against Park Crossing on Friday. Coach Tonya Hunter’s team played well as they won 65-29. On Saturday the team played Prattville Christian in the semifinals and won 56-22. That set up the championship game between the Huskies and Loachapoka. Hewitt hit 11 three-pointers and won 70-30.
Coach Tonya Hunter said, “This tournament was a tune up tournament to see where we were as a team. Our team went down to Montgomery and did a lot of positive things. Our chemistry is strong this year and the kids are having fun. We are excited about the rest of the season.”
The Huskies will be in action on Tuesday as they travel to Clay-Chalkville. The first home game is scheduled for Thursday as the team will host Center Point.
Boys Basketball Wins Season Opener
Hewitt-Trussville Boys Basketball team had an impressive performance in its season opener as they defeated Spain Park 73-52. The game was a part of the Ramsey Showcase event at Ramsey High School on Saturday.
Patrick Bishop led the Huskies with 16 points. He made three shots from behind the arc and was a perfect 3 of 3 from the foul line. Cameron Glover scored eight points in the final quarter and had 15 points for the game. Damon Harper and Jaxon Hunter added 11 points each for the victorious Huskies.
Head Coach Marcus Thomas was pleased with the resiliency the team showed. "I am proud of the effort the team gave. The seniors showed leadership when the game became close."
The Huskies will be in action Tuesday as they travel to Clay-Chalkville. The home opener is scheduled for Thursday.
Be sure to access the official website of the Huskies www.hthuskies.com all season for Boys Basketball news and results.
Girls Basketball to Host Bryant Bank Tournament
The event will feature eight teams and promises to be one of the most competitive tournaments in the state. The Huskies will open the tournament Saturday night at 7:30pm as they face Briarwood. Spain Park lost in the 7A State final last season. Homewood was the 6A State Champion in 2017.
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Bowling Defeats Center Point
The Hewitt-Trussville Boys Bowling team defeated Center Point 1455-796 on Monday. The Huskies are now 4-3 overall this season and 2-1 in area play. Billy Brodie bowled a 212 to lead the team.
The Hewitt-Trussville Girls Bowling team defeated Center Point 921-372 on Monday. Allison Kerins bowled a 137 to lead the team. With the win, the Huskies improved to 4-3 overall on the year and 3-0 in area play.
Both teams will host Corner on Tuesday November 14. Action will begin at 4pm at Sparetime in Trussville.
Be sure to follow all HT Bowing news and results on www.hthuskies.com
Trevor Sisk Honored
8th Grade Girls Basketball Opens Season with Two Wins
On Thursday November 9 the 8th Grade Girls Basketball team started the season by defeating Bumpus 45-14. The game was played at Bumpus. D'yona Jones led the team as she scored a game high 15 points. She scored eight points in the second quarter. Kenleigh Cahallan scored nine points including a three-pointer in the third quarter. Katie Flannery also scored eight points for the Huskies.
On Monday November 13 the team defeated Berry at home 49-26. April Hooks scored 18 points to lead the team. She scored 16 points in the first half.
The team will travel to Thompson on Thursday.
7th Grade Girls Basketball Beats Berry
The team will travel to Thompson for a game Thursday.
8th Grade Boys Basketball Defeats Berry
The team will return home on Thursday as they host Thompson. The 8th Grade game will begin at 4:30pm and the 7th grade game will begin at 5:45pm.
7th Grade Boys Basketball Defeats Bumpus
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Nov. 14 Varsity Boys Bowling vs Corner Home 4:00pm
Nov. 14 Varsity Girls Bowling vs Corner Home 4:00pm
Nov. 14 JV Boys Basketball at Clay-Chalkville Away 4:30pm
Nov. 14 JV Girls Basketball at Clay-Chalkville Away 4:30pm
Nov. 14 9th Grade Boys Basketball at Clay-Chalkville Away 6:00pm
Nov. 14 Varsity Girls Basketball at Clay Chalkville Away 6:00pm
Nov. 14 Varsity Boys Basketball at Clay-Chalkville Away 7:30pm
Nov. 16 Varsity Boys Bowling vs Clay-Chalkville Home 4:00pm
Nov. 16 Varsity Girls Bowling vs Clay-Chalkville Home 4:00pm
Nov. 16 JV Boys Basketball vs Center Point Home 4:30pm
Nov. 16 JV Girls Basketball vs Center Point Home 4:30pm
Nov. 16 8th Grade Girls Basketball at Thompson Away 4:30pm
Nov. 16 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs Thompson Home 4:30pm
Nov. 16 7th Grade Girls Basketball at Thompson Away 5:45pm
Nov. 16 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Thompson Home 5:45pm
Nov. 16 9th Grade Boys Basketball vs Center Point Home 6:00pm
Nov. 16Varsity Girls Basketball vs Center Point Home 6:00pm
Nov. 16 Varsity Boys Basketball vs Center Point Home 7:30pm
Nov. 17 Varsity Boys Swimming at AHSAA Sectional B'ham Crossplex TBA
Nov. 17 Varsity Girls Swimming at AHSAA Sectional B'ham Crossplex TBA
Nov. 17 Varsity Football vs Hoover AHSAA Playoffs Home 7:00pm
Nov. 18 Middle School Wrestling Vestavia Kickoff Away 7:00am
Nov. 18 7th Grade Boys Basketball at Hamilton Away 9:30am
Nov. 18 8th Grade Boys Basketball at Hamilton Away 11:30am
Nov. 18 Varsity Boys Swimming at AHSAA Sectional B'ham Crossplex TBA
Nov. 18 Varsity Girls Swimming at AHSAA Sectional B'ham Crossplex TBA
Nov. 18 Varsity Girls Basketball Bryant Bank Tournament Home 7:30pm
Nov. 18 Varsity Boys Basketball at Leeds Tournament TBA
Nov. 20 Varsity Girls Basketball Bryant Bank Tournament TBA
Nov. 20 Varsity Boys Basketball at Leeds Tournament TBA