Tracking The Huskies
Your Weekly Update on Hewitt-Trussville Athletics 10/24/2017
Huskies Defeat Huntsville; Clinch Region Title
For the second year in a row Hewitt-Trussville (8-0 Overall, 6-0 7A Region 4) will finish the season on top in 7A Region 4. On Friday night the team traveled to Milton Frank Stadium and defeated Huntsville 45-3. With the win, the Huskies clinched the top seed in the playoffs from the region. Head Coach Josh Floyd was happy with the win and was also looking ahead. “I’m just excited we played like we can. I think we played up to our potential tonight. There is still room for improvement in a lot of different areas, obviously, but overall I think we played really well. Our defense did a nice job of not giving up a touchdown. We’re obviously not done, we’re just getting started, but being able to lock up the number one seed and getting another region championship is a big deal.”
Junior quarterback Paul Tyson had another big night for the Husky offense. After the Huskies won the toss and elected to receive, Tyson led the team to an opening score. He found senior Elliott McElwain down the middle of the field for a 52-yard touchdown. On the next drive, Tyson lofted a long pass to sophomore Dazalin Worsham for another score. The Huskies led 14-0.
The Husky defense forced Huntsville into a three-and-out and the offense took the ball again. Tyson hit senior Lee Reagan for a 46-yard gainer. Then, Reagan found the end zone as he caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Tyson. Huntsville took the next drive down the field, but had to settle for a field goal. Just before halftime Tyson again led the offense down the field. He threw his fourth touchdown pass of the first half when he connected with Worsham for a 24-yard score. The Huskies took a 28-3 lead into the locker room.
In the third quarter the Huskies got their first rushing touchdown of the night. Antonio Reed broke loose and scored from 52-yards out. Later, Tyson threw his fifth touchdown pass of the night when he found Cameron Bledsoe for a 30-yard touchdown. Kicker Parker Colburn finished the scoring for the Huskies when we added a 20-yard field goal.
For the game, Tyson finished 18 of 24 passing for 351 yards and five touchdowns. Senior linebacker Simon Miskelly had an interception for the Husky defense in the second half.
Unbeaten Huskies Travel to James Clemens
With a win, the Huskies would go a perfect 14-0 in region play over the last two seasons. Last season, Hewitt-Trussville defeated James Clemens 21-20.
This year's game will be played at Madison City Schools Stadium. The Huskies defeated Bob Jones in the stadium earlier this season.
Hewitt-Trussville at James Clemens Game Notes
Who: Hewitt-Trussville at James Clemens
When: 7pm October 27
Where: Madison City Schools Stadium
Weather: Partly Sunny High 71 (10 Percent Chance of Rain)
Tickets: $7 Each
Where to get tickets:
*Purchase in advance online at gofan.co/hewitttrussvillehuskies
*Available on Friday night at Madison City Schools Stadium
*Game will be live via the Husky Fast Network
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Once the game begins fans will be able to follow the action in real time
Cross Country Performs Well in Husky Challenge
Boys Cross Country Finishes 3rd
The Hewitt-Trussville Boys Cross Country team finished 3rd out of 12 teams at the 26th annual Husky Challenge on Saturday. The event is the only home meet for the Huskies. Hoover won the Boys’ division with 39 points.
More than 100 boys competed in the race. The Huskies saw three athletes place in the top 15 individually. Thomas Wolfe placed 2nd, Aaron Himes finished 9th, and Josh Jenkins finished 15th.
Wolfe, a senior, completed his 5k home course in 16 minutes, 47 second, one tick behind the race winner. “I just wanted to stick in the pack as long as I could and just stay with the top, front guys,” Wolfe said. “I just stuck with them and then I ended up taking the lead after the 2-mile mark.”
The Huskies also saw Mac Brooks and Aaron Dykes perform well. Head Coach David Dobbs said, “Mac really stepped up for us today.”
The Huskies will travel to Scottsboro on October 26. The team will compete in AHSAA Sectionals on November 2.
Girls Cross Country Finishes 3rd
The Hewitt-Trussville Girls Cross Country team finished 3rd out of nine teams at the 26th annual Husky Challenge that was held October 21. Hoover won the Girls’ division. The Huskies finished just behind second-place Oak Mountain.
More than 70 girls competed in the Varsity race. The Huskies were led by three athletes that placed in the top 17 individually. Sydney Hall finished 5th, Amelia Brady placed 11th, and Helena Steen finished 17th.
Junior Sydney Hall finished the course in just over 20 minutes. Coach Dobbs said, “I am very pleased with her performance, she did a great job.” He added, “Overall I am very pleased with everything today. We need to continue working on our depth.”
The Huskies will travel to Scottsboro on October 26. The team will compete in AHSAA Sectionals on November 2.
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Boys Swimming Wins for Second Time
The Hewitt-Trussville Boys Swimming team won for the second time on October 17 as they finished on top at the Westminister Knightfall Invitational. The event was held at the Hoover Recreation Center. The Girls team finished 4th out of the six teams that competed. The Huskies will be in action again on November 8.
Final Team Results (Boys)
1. Hewitt-Trussville 112 2. Jasper 77 3. Homewood 74 4. Westminister 56 5. Mountain Brook 53 6. Prattville Christian 36
Individual Race Notes (Boys):
200 Yard Medley Relay-HTHS 1st
200 Yard Free-Caleb Knox 2nd
200 Yard IM-Drake Amick 1st
50 Yard Free-Will Bradley 6th Noah Weissgerber 8th
100 Yard Fly-Drake Amick 1st
100 Yard Free-Caleb Knox 1st Noah Weissgerber 3rd Will Bradley 5th
100 Yard Back Drake Amick 1st Caleb Knox 3rd
100 Yard Breast Will Bradley 1st Noah Weissgerber 3rd
200 Yard Free Relay-HTHS 1st
Final Team Results (Girls)
1. Westminister 88 2. Jasper 84 3. Thompson 60
4. Hewitt-Trussville 45 5. Homewood 32 6. Prattville Christian 32
Individual Race Notes (Girls)
200 Yard Medley Relay-HTHS 4th
200 Yard Free-Alex Mueller 3rd
200 Yard IM-Niala Cross 4th
100 Yard Fly-Alex Mueller 3rd Niala Cross 5th
100 Yard Back-Niala Cross 6th
100 Yard Breast-Alex Mueller 6th
200 Yard Free Relay-HTHS 5th
Volleyball Travels to Huntsville for Area Tournament
Hewitt-Trussville Volleyball (8-22 Overall, 1-4 7A Area 7) will travel to Huntsville High School on Tuesday October 24 for the AHSAA Area 7 Volleyball Tournament.
Huntsville will play Gadsden City at 4pm then Hewitt-Trussville will face Grissom at 5pm. The winners will then play for the Area title at 6:30pm. The two teams that win the semi-final matches will both advance to the North Regional that will be held in Huntsville this weekend.
Stay tuned to Volleyball news and results by accessing www.hthuskies.com
Volleyball Recognizes Two Athletes on Senior Night
Two senior Volleyball players were honored Thursday night at the 2017 Senior Night festivities. Kaitlyn McDaniel and Rachel Riley played their final home game for the Huskies. Before the game, Coach Katie Riggins honored the students along with their parents. Coach Riggins stated that these two students had been a part of the Volleyball program for six years.
The Huskies dropped a back and forth match to Shades Valley. The Huskies battled back in the first game and won 25-23. Shades Valley then took the next two games by scores of 25-14 and 25-23. The Huskies fought back and won the fourth game 25-17. That forced a deciding game five which the Mounties won 15-11.
Senior Kaitlyn McDaniel led the team as she tallied 29 assists, three kills, eight digs, and five aces. Trenity Wilson added 17 kills and five digs.
HT Bowling Begins Season Thursday
This season the teams will compete in 15 matches and two tournaments. In mid-January the team will travel to Tuscaloosa for the AHSAA Regional. In late January the season will conclude in Oak Mountain at the AHSAA State Tournament.
Head Coach Tommy Abney is eager to get the season underway. "I am thrilled about the upcoming season and I believe we have a great group of young men and women who are equally excited. With just one returning bowler from last year, we are looking to hit our stride early and make it into the regional tournament. We have a very competitive schedule and I look forward to watching our student athletes compete. The girls will play the defending state champion on October 30th and the boys will play the defending state champion on December 6. Both matches will be played at 4:00 PM at Spare Time in Trussville and I would love for the community come out and support our program."
Be sure to follow all HT Bowing news and results on www.hthuskies.com
Middle School Cross Country Metro Championships Recap
The Boys team finished 2nd out of the ten teams that competed in event. The Huskies had 68 points. Homewood won the event with 31 points. More than 300 boys ran in the race. The Huskies were led by five athletes that placed in the top 30. Mitchell Phillips finished 2nd, Ben Pendergrass finished 5th, Thomas Himes finished 12th, Paul Copus finished 21st, and Sawyer Till finished 28th. Coach Matthew Michalke said, "Our boys had a phenomenal season, that was capped by placing second at the metro championship. This team started with very little returning talent from last years championship team, but improved every week. They peaked at the perfect time, running their most complete race on Saturday."
The Girls team finished 4th out of ten teams. Mountain Brook won the girls division of the event. More than 200 girls competed in the race. The Huskies were led by five girls that placed in the top 25. Sophia Knox finished 6th, Hannah O'Kelley finished 17th, Mia Cane finished 21st, Sophie Bryant finished 22nd, and Olivia Browning finished 25th. Coach Alicia Williamson said, "The girls had a fantastic season! I was so proud to see how much they each improved from week to week. The team was made up of mostly 7th graders who were rookies to the sport, but they brought dedication and competition to practice each day. I am very proud of a fourth place finish against some of the best competition in the state!"
7th Grade Football Wins Playoff Game
Hewitt-Trussville scored on the opening possession of the game by driving 78 yards in 14 plays. Jack Ollis went 3 for 4 passing for 42 yards including converting on 3rd and 18 with a 26 yard pass to Cole McCarty. Nicholas Hill scored from 2 yards out and Riley Riggs kicked the extra point. Both teams went three-and-out on their next possession before Oak Mountain drove for a touchdown. They added the two point conversion to make the score 8-7. On the Huskies next possession, Jack Ollis hit Cole McCarty for a 66 yard touchdown pass on 3rd and 11. Ollis also connected with McCarty on slant pass for the two point conversion to give the Huskies a 15-8 lead.
Oak Mountain fumbled on their first possession of the 2nd half and Hewitt-Trussville was able to capitalize by scoring on a two-yard run by Nicholas Hill. Riley Rigg added the extra point to make the score 22-8. Oak Mountain returned the ensuing kickoff to cut the lead to 22-14. The Huskies were able to run out the clock to ensure the win.
8th Grade Basketball to Begin 2017-2018 Season
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Oct. 24 Varsity Volleyball AHSAA Area Tournament vs Grissom Away 5:00pm
Oct. 26 Varsity Boys Cross Country at Scottsboro event Away 9:00am
Oct. 26 Varsity Girls Cross Country at Scottsboro event Away 9:00am
Oct. 26 Varsity Boys Bowling vs Shades Valley Home 4:00pm
Oct. 26 Varsity Girls Bowling vs Shades Valley Home 4:00pm
Oct. 27 Varsity Volleyball AHSAA North Regional Huntsville TBA
Oct. 27 Varsity Football at James Clemens Away 7:00pm
Oct. 28 Varsity Volleyball AHSAA North Regional Huntsville TBA
Oct. 30 JV Boys Cross Country at Alabaster event 4:00pm
Oct. 30 JV Girls Cross Country at Alabaster event 4:00pm
Oct. 30 Varsity Boys Bowling vs Southside-Gadsden Home 4:00pm
Oct. 30 Varsity Girls Bowling vs Southside-Gadsden Home 4:00pm
Oct. 30 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tip-Off Tournament vs Eastwood Home 7:45pm