Tracking The Huskies
Your Weekly Update on Hewitt-Trussville Athletics 9/28/2021
Football Travels to the Met to Face Hoover
*Photo Cred: Shawn Bowles
Hewitt-Trussville Football (5-1 Overall; 2-1 7A Region 3) will travel to the Hoover Met on Friday as they face the Bucs. Hoover is 6-0 overall on the season and 3-0 in 7A Region 3.
Who: Hewitt-Trussville at Hoover
When: Friday October 1 7:00pm (Gates open at 5:30pm)
Where: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (100 Ben Chapman Drive Hoover, AL 35244)
Weather: Partly Cloudy High 86 degrees (6% chance of rain)
Tickets for Friday's game at Hoover can be purchased at the link below.
Friday's game will be live via the Husky Fast Network and NFHS Network
From the App Store download the app "Husky Fast Network"
Select "Watch HFN Live"
To create a free NFHS Network account, follow the steps below:
1. Go to www.nfhsnetwork.com
2. Select the small white icon in the top right corner
3. Select "Sign Up"
4. Fill out information and create account
5. In the "find a school area" at the top of the page enter "Hewitt-Trussville"
*Follow game updates via twitter by following the Huskies official twitter page @HewittAthletics
Photo Cred: Shawn Bowles
Volleyball Hosts Two Area Matches This Week
Hewitt-Trussville Volleyball defeated Gadsden City 3-0 last week in an Area match. The Huskies will complete regular season Area play this week as they host a pair of matches.
On Tuesday, HT will host Spain Park at 6pm. Tickets for Tuesday's game can be purchased here:
On Thursday, the Huskies will host Vestavia at 6pm. While supplies last, FREE pizza will be available at the concession stand for HT students beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets for Thursday's game can be purchased here:
Link to HT Volleyball schedule/results:
*Photo Cred: Shawn Bowles
Girls Flag Football Begins Tuesday Night
The inaugural season of Girls Flag Football in the state of Alabama begins Tuesday night for the Huskies. HT will travel to Homewood to take on the Patriots and Oxford.
Here is the schedule for Tuesday night at Homewood:
Site 3: Homewood
5:00: Oxford vs Homewood
6:00: Oxford vs Hewitt-Trussville
7:00: Homewood vs Hewitt-Trussville
2021-2022 Student Athletic Passes Still Available
In an effort to increase our fan base and make game attendance more affordable, Student Athletic Passes will be available for the fourth consecutive year. With this pass, students will be able to enter ALL HTMS and HTHS home regular season sporting events. The pass is $25 and will be digital for the 2021-2022 school year. Passes can be purchased via the link at the bottom of the Q&A.
Q. What is the purpose of the Student Athletic Pass?
A. The Student Athletic Pass will be available to ALL students in the district (K-12). Our goal is to make it easier and more affordable for students to attend Hewitt-Trussville sporting events.
Q. What can I attend with this pass?
A. Students that have their pass can enter ALL HTMS and HTHS home regular season sporting events. Every sport! For the entire 2021-2022 school year!
Q. How much does this pass cost?
A. The Student Athletic Pass is $25
Q. How do I purchase a Student Athletic Pass?
A. Passes are digital and can be purchased through the schools' GoFan page. A link is provided at the bottom of this Q&A.
When purchasing your Student Athletic Pass, it is recommended that you use the “Students personal email” when setting up the account during the purchase process. To access the mobile pass for entry into events, you will need to go to gofan.co on your mobile device or download the GoFan app, and login with the email and password that you used during time of purchase. The pass will be in the “Tickets” section. The pass will be validated just like a mobile ticket is done on GoFan. If you have multiple students purchasing passes, we recommend that you purchase them one at a time, and create an account for each student so that they can access their pass with their own email and password (pass transfer functionality will be available closer to the season).
If you are a parent purchasing a pass for a student that does not have a mobile device, you can do so using your personal email address to setup the account and you may present your child’s pass on your own device for entry into events.
Q. Do students with a Student Athletic Pass still need to buy a ticket?
A. No. The Student Athletic Pass is good for admission to ALL HTMS and HTHS regular season home games. Tickets will need to be purchased for playoff games only.
Q, Are there any other perks to purchasing the Student Athletic Pass?
A. Yes! Our card sponsor Tula J Boutique offers 15% off regularly priced items. This is a great bonus to purchasing the card!
Link below to purchase a Student Athletic Pass:
Tom Esslinger to be Inducted into Jackson County Sports Hall of Fame
Hewitt-Trussville Head Track & Field Coach Tom Esslinger was recently announced as a 2021 inductee into the Jackson County Sports Hall of Fame. Esslinger and his family will be honored on January 8, 2022 at Goose Pond Civic Center.
In his first year coaching the Huskies, Esslinger led the Boys and Girls Indoor teams to the 7A State Championship. The Boys and Girls Outdoor teams both placed 2nd at the State Meet.
From 2005-2020 Esslinger was the head track and field coach and track and field and cross country program director at Homewood High School. During Esslinger’s tenure the program won 31 state championships, including 20 state titles in track and field. Esslinger earned National Coach of the Year honors in 2017, and he has also been named Alabama Coach of the Year four times. He was a coach for the U.S. Navy at the 2014 Warrior Games.
Prior to earning his Master’s degree in Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Esslinger graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Political Science. At the University of South Alabama Esslinger was an All-Conference Decathlete in 2001 and 2003 in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference, earned the Perseverance Award for Courage and Character in Athletics, won the Most Outstanding Student in Political Science Award, and was selected to the Verizon Academic All-District IV Team for NCAA Track & Field. Esslinger was a 1998 graduate of Scottsboro High School where he was an AAU All-American in the decathlon and was All-State multiple times. His father John Esslinger coached him in high school and is in the AHSAA Hall of Fame for winning 46 state championships.
Tom lives in Homewood with his wife Amanda, who is an administrator at Hoover High School, and their two sons John (13) and Will (10).
Letter Jacket Information
Letter jackets will be available for varsity student-athletes this year. The representative will be outside the front entrance of HTHS on Wednesday September 29 from 4pm-6pm to take orders and/or answer questions.
Varsity coaches have letter jacket packets and they can provide them to interested student-athletes.
HT Sideline Store Now Available!
Hewitt-Trussville Athletics has launched its online Sideline Store! This online store is your place to purchase HT shirts, hats, jackets, wall graphics, and more! The online store has items for men, women, and kids.
A portion of all sales benefits Hewitt-Trussville Athletics.
Select the link below to access the HT Sideline Store:
HT Amazon Store Now Open!
Hewitt-Trussville Athletics has launched its new online Amazon store! Fans can purchase HT items such as backpacks, blankets, pillows, baby items, and much more!
A portion of all sales benefits Hewitt-Trussville Athletics. Select the link below to access the HT Amazon store:
Cross Country Travels to Veteran's Park
Hewitt-Trussville Cross Country will travel to Veteran's Park on Thursday for a meet. The Huskies will compete with Helena, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Pelham, and Spain Park.
The HS Girls event will begin at 4pm and he HS Boys event will begin at 4:30pm.
The address for Thursday's meet is 4800 Valleydale Road, Meadowbrook, AL 35242.
HT Boys Cross Country schedule/results:
HT Girls Cross Country schedule/results:
Swimming: September 21 Meet Recap
Hewitt-Trussville Swimming traveled to the VHHS Sprint Invitational last Tuesday. The HT Boys finished in 6th place as a team. Here are some highlights from the meet:
*Joshua Starkey 1st in 200 Yard Free, 5th in 100 Yard IM, 6th in 200 Yard Medley Relay, 8th in 50 Yard Free
*Thomas Bray 10th in 100 Yard IM
*Jackson Krause 6th in 200 Yard Medley Relay and 9th in 200 Yard Free
*Joseph Montgomery 6th in 200 Yard Medley Relay and 15th in 50 Yard Back
*Stuart Nelson 6th in 200 Medley Relay
*Trent Northern 10th in 200 Yard Free
*Luke Perkins 6th in 200 Yard Free and 13th in 50 Yard Fly
*Emma Bice 17th in 50 Yard Back
*Faith Montgomery 17th in 1 MTR Diving
*Sienna Mugnaini 12th in 200 Yard Free
*Emily Rushing 9th in 200 Yard Free and 12th in 100 Yard IM
*Alexys Sides 15th in 50 Yard Breast
The Huskies will travel to Jasper for a meet on September 30.
HTHS Girls Golf Tryouts Begin October 25
HTHS Girls Golf Tryouts will be October 25-28. The tentative schedule is:
Monday and Tuesday 3:15pm-5pm
Anyone with questions about HTHS Girls Golf tryouts should contact Coach Leigh Burke at email@example.com.
Girls Soccer Tryouts Begin November 8
HTHS Girls Soccer tryouts will begin November 8.
If you are interested in trying out for the HTHS Women’s Soccer Team please fill out the Google Form below and reach out to Coach Wooten at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Link to sign up:
Sign up Now for 2021-2022 HTHS Track and Field
Anyone interested in doing track and field for the 2021-22 school year at HTHS should sign up at the following link:https://sites.google.com/trussvillecityschools.org/huskytrack/tf-info-sign-up
The indoor season starts in November, and the outdoor season starts in February. There will be summer and fall opportunities for training, and we make it a priority to work with other sports. Email Coach Esslinger at email@example.com with questions. It was the most successful year in program history with two state championships, and there is something for everyone (sprinting, distance running, jumping, throwing).
8th Grade Football Has Thrilling Victory Over Homewood
The 8th Grade Husky Football team used a last second field goal by Baasel Alabsi to beat Homewood 24-22 on Thursday.
Check out the video of the winning field goal here!
Parker Floyd had 91 yards rushing on 18 carries. He also completed eight passes for 79 yards. James Kelly had 39 yards rushing and James Green had three catches for 47 yards.
Delvecchio Alston and Hayden Chauvin had six tackles each.
The 7th Grade Huskies beat Homewood 48-19. Anthony Hawkins had five carries for 148 yards and a touchdown. Jayden Berry had over 130 yards of offense and scored four touchdowns. Wes Hardy led the HT defense with nine tackles.
This week the Huskies host Pizitz. Tickets for Thursday's games can be purchased here:
*Photo Cred: Amy Blount
MS Volleyball Preps for Metro Tournament
HTMS finished the regular season on Monday night as they split a pair of contests. The Huskies opened the night with a loss to Mountain Brook but responded with a win over Bragg.
The 7th Grade Huskies will host the Metro Tournament and will be the #2 seed. Action starts at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School at 4:30pm Friday.
The 8th Grade Huskies will travel to Berry for the Metro Tournament and will be the #7 seed.
Middle School Baseball Evaluations Will Begin October 16
HTMS Baseball Evaluations will start at 9am on October 16. Any questions concerning HTMS Baseball evaluations can be sent to Daniel Adamson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HTMS Boys Golf Tryouts Begin October 18
Any 7th or 8th Grade boys wanting tryout for the HTMS Boys Golf Team need to sign up by scanning the QR code on the flyers posted by the boy's locker room, or at various points around the school. Information sheets can also be picked up from Mr. McGuyer's room; Room 303 on the slanted hall.
Tryouts are October 18th - 22nd. See Mr. McGuyer with questions. email@example.com
Click HERE for tryouts signup and more information.
HTMS Girls Golf Tryouts Begin October 25
Those interested in trying out for the HTMS Girls Golf team need to complete the Google Form. Tryouts are scheduled for Monday, October 25th and Tuesday, October 26th. Monday will be at Trussville Country Club and Tuesday will be at Grayson Valley Country Club. Start time is 3:45pm on both days. Detailed information about the Girls Golf program can be found by clicking the following link:
Parents and students need to sign up for the Girls Golf Remind by texting @htms21golf to 81010.
Parents also need to create a DragonFly Max account if you have not already for another sport.
Sign up here:
*Please see Coach Griffin with any questions.
Sign Up Now for HTMS Track & Field
Any 7th Grade or 8th Grade student interested in Indoor or Outdoor Track & Field should fill out the google form below.
Detailed information about the Middle School program can be found here:
There will be a parent meeting for athletes wanting to run Indoor Track at the Middle School on Tuesday, September 28th at 6:00 pm in the Middle School auditorium.
Don't Miss the Huskies
Select the link below for the master athletics schedule for the next seven days!