Tracking The Huskies
Your Weekly Update on Hewitt-Trussville Athletics 11/7/2017
Football Hosts Spain Park as AHSAA Playoffs Begin
Hewitt-Trussville will host Spain Park Friday night at 7pm in the first round of the AHSAA State Football Playoffs. The Jaguars enter the playoffs as the #4 seed from 7A Region 3. The Huskies earned the #1 seed from 7A Region 4 as they completed their second consective undefeated regular season. Spain Park closed the regular season with a 49-14 victory over Minor.
The two teams last met in 2015 with Spain Park coming out on top 31-28. The Jaguars advanced all the way to the State Championship game that season. In 2014, the Huskies defeated Spain Park 64-63 in an overtime thriller.
The game will feature two of the top quarterbacks in the state. Hewitt-Trussville quarterback Paul Tyson threw 31 touchdown passes during the regular season to set a school record. Spain Park is led by Senior Braxton Barker. His father, Jay Barker, played for the Huskies before going on to play at Alabama.
Huskies Defeat Florence to Secure Second Consecutive Perfect Regular Season
For the second year in a row the Hewitt-Trussville football team finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record. The #3 ranked Huskies defeated Florence 45-35 on Friday night in an explosive offensive game.
Florence opened the game with a long touchdown run by Freshman Armoni Goodwin. The Falcon running back would finish the night with an astounding 370 yards rushing and kept his team in the game all night. Following a Florence fumble, the Huskies got their first score of the night as Cameron Bledsoe rushed into the end zone. After another Florence score, Quarterback Paul Tyson threw his first touchdown of the night as he found Dazalin Worsham for 11-yard score.
Later in the first half, Tyson found Senior Elliott McElwain for a nine-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 21. The Huskies drove down the field just before halftime and kicker Parker Colburn connected on a 35-yard field goal as time expired. Coach Josh Floyd said, “The end of the half was key, we flipped the score there. We made a couple of stops and had the momentum going into halftime.”
Florence put together a long drive to start the second half and scored to take a 28-24 lead. The Huskies struck back quickly as McElwain dashed in from 33 yards out. Later, McElwain added an 8-yard touchdown run and the Huskies led by ten points. Floyd said, “Elliott’s a workhorse, he just does everything every week. He has such a great heart and I’m super proud of him.”
Florence would keep battling and they cut the lead to three with an 85-yard touchdown run. Sophomore Dazalin Worsham caught a screen pass on the next drive and had an electrifying 61-yard run to extend the lead to 45-35. The Huskies defense added a goal line stand late in the game to seal the win.
The Huskies will host Spain Park on Friday November 10 at 7pm in the first round of the AHSAA Playoffs.
Hewitt-Trussville vs Spain Park Game Notes
Who: Spain Park at Hewitt-Trussville
When: 7pm November 10
Where: Hewitt-Trussville Stadium
Weather: Clear High 64 (Zero Percent Chance of Rain)
Important Playoff Changes:
*$5 Public Parking-Regular season parking passes will not be honored
*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 "Spain Park 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: Boys and Girls Teams Qualify for State
Girls Cross Country Finish 2nd
The Hewitt-Trussville Girls Cross Country team finished 2nd on Thursday at the AHSAA Sectional meet. The event was held in Huntsville and featured all eight teams in the section. The top three teams advanced to the AHSAA State meet. This is the first time since 2013 that the Girls qualified for the State meet.
The sectional race featured 80 runners. The Huskies had five athletes finish in the top 23 individually. Amelia Brady finished 7th, Sydney Hall finished 9th, Helena Steen finished 15th, Sarah Cannon finished 22nd, and Sophia Knox finished 23rd. The team will travel to Moulton on November 11 to compete for a state title.
Head Girls Coach Anita Dobbs was excited after the race. “We are so proud of the girls for qualifying for the first time since 2013. Our girls ran with heart and believed in each other. They all stepped up when it mattered most to finish in second place in a tough section. Now, on to State!”
Boys Cross Country Finish 3rd
The Hewitt-Trussville Boys Cross Country team qualified for State in dramatic fashion. Eight teams ran on Thursday but only the top three teams advanced to state. Huntsville won the Boys’ division and Grissom placed second. The Huskies tied for the final qualifying spot with Bob Jones. Hewitt-Trussville advanced because its #6 runner (Micah Smith) finished higher than Bob Jones’ #6 runner.
The Huskies had five athletes place in the top 30 individually. Aaron Himes finished 9th, Josh Jenkins finished 10th, Thomas Wolfe finished 12th, Aaron Dykes finished 26th, and Jacob Jones finished 29th. The team will compete for a state championship on November 11 when they travel to the Jesse Owens Course in Moulton.
Head Coach David Dobbs said, “I am very proud of our guys. We didn’t have a great race but our #6 guy stepped up for us. Finishing third wasn’t the goal, but we advanced and we are looking forward to State.”
Six Athletes to Sign Wednesday
Baseball: Ed Johnson (Auburn) Carson Skipper (Auburn)
Softball: Tate Moseley (Auburn) Jade Thomas (Alabama-Huntsville)
Track: Jake Diggs (Samford)
Boys Golf: Dawson Atkinson (South Alabama)
There will be an event honoring these students Wednesday at 2pm in the HTHS cafeteria. Athletes, along with their coaches, will speak at the event.
Boys Basketball to Open Season Friday
The Huskies have 12 players on this year's Varsity roster. The team features seven Senior players. Head Coach Marcus Thomas is excited about the upcoming season. "The guys have been working really hard to get ready for the season. The pace of our games should be high this year. I am really looking forward to seeing our guys share the ball and play together. Spain Park is a good team that played in the Regional last year. I am excited to renew our rivalry with them."
The Huskies will next be in action on November 14 as they travel to Clay-Chalkville. The home opener is set for Nov. 16 as Center Point will visit Bryant Bank Arena.
Be sure to access the official website of the Huskies www.hthuskies.com all season for Boys Basketball news and results.
Girls Basketball to Open Season Friday
Head Coach Tonya Hunter said, "Our 2015-2016 team made it all the way to the Regional Final. Last season didn't play out like we had planned. We re-focused and re-visited our vision and put a tougher preseason into place. We are excited about this upcoming season and only taking one game at a time."
The Huskies will travel to Clay-Chalkville on Nov. 14. The first home game will be Nov. 16 as the team hosts Center Point. Follow the team all season by visiting the official site of the Huskies www.hthuskies.com.
Ready for Basketball Season? Get Your Season Passes and Support the Huskies!
Hewitt-Trussville Basketball is just around the corner! It will be an exciting year of Husky hoops! Get your season passes now! For just $35 you will receive a season pass good for any HTHS Girls or Boys basketball game. Student passes are just $25!
Basketball season passes for students are on sale through Friday November 10 during Husky Hour in front of the cafeteria.
Basketball season passes for adults can be purchased at the first home game on November 16. Be there for all the action!
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Bowling to Host Corner Tuesday
The Hewitt-Trussville Boys and Girls Bowling teams will host Corner High School on Tuesday Nov. 7. The matches will be held at Sparetime in Trussville. Play will begin at 4pm.
The Boys team (2-3 Overall Record) has won two matches at home so far this year. The Girls team (2-3 Overall record) is coming off a second place finish at the Vestavia Tri-Match.
Be sure to follow all HT Bowing news and results on www.hthuskies.com
7th Grade Boys Basketball Wins Season Opener
Ray Rolley led the team as he scored 11 points. Ricky Gibson added eight points and Emekah Anwah scored seven. Later in the tournament, the Huskies fell to Jones Valley.
The team will be back in action on Nov. 7 as they travel to Liberty Park.
Four 7th Grade Football Players Honored
The Hewitt-Trussville 7th Grade Football team had four players selected to the All-Metro Middle School Football team. These students traveled to Hoover last week and were recognized. The Husky players that made the All-Metro team were Hunter Osbourne, Jack Ollis, Hunter Jones, and Noah Walls.
Don't Miss The Huskies!
Nov. 7 Varsity Boys Bowling vs Corner Home 4:00pm
Nov. 7 Varsity Girls Bowling vs Corner Home 4:00pm
Nov. 7 7th Grade Boys Basketball at Liberty Park Away 4:30pm
Nov. 7 8th Grade Boys Basketball at Liberty Park Away 5:45pm
Nov. 8 Varsity Boys Swimming at Mountain Brook Event Away 4:00pm
Nov. 8 Varsity Girls Swimming at Mountain Brook Event Away 4:00pm
Nov. 8 JV Boys Basketball at Huffman Tournament TBA Away TBA
Nov. 9 8th Grade Girls Basketball at Bumpus Away 4:30pm
Nov. 9 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs Bumpus Home 4:30pm
Nov. 9 7th Grade Girls Basketball at Bumpus Away 5:45pm
Nov. 9 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Bumpus Home 5:45pm
Nov. 10 Varsity Boys Basketball at Ramsey Showcase vs Spain Park Away 4:00pm
Nov. 10 Varsity Football vs Spain Park Home 7:00pm
Nov. 10 Varsity Girls Basketball at Saint James Tip-Off Round 1 TBA
Nov. 11 Varsity Girls Cross Country at AHSAA State Meet Moulton 10:30am
Nov. 11 Varsity Boys Cross Country at AHSAA State Meet Moulton 11:30am
Nov. 11 Varsity Girls Basketball at Saint James Tip-Off Round 2 TBA
Nov. 11 Varsity Girls Basketball at Saint James Tip-Off Round 3 TBA
Nov. 13 Varsity Boys Bowling vs Center Point Home 4:00pm
Nov. 13 Varsity Girls Bowling vs Center Point Home 4:00pm
Nov. 13 7th Grade Girls Basketball vs Berry Home 4:30pm
Nov. 13 7th Grade Boys Basketball at Berry Away 4:30pm
Nov. 13 8th Grade Girls Basketball vs Berry Home 5:45pm
Nov. 13 8th Grade Boys Basketball at Berry Away 5:45pm