Tracking The Huskies
Your Weekly Update on Hewitt-Trussville Athletics 10/17/2017
Huskies Head North; Look to Stay Unbeaten
Huntsville is coming off a 24-7 win over James Clemens last week. The Panthers also defeated Buckhorn in a region game earlier this year. Last season, Huntsville visited Trussville and the Huskies came away with a 49-26 win.
Friday's game will at 7pm and will be held at Milton Frank Stadium. The Huskies defeated Grissom at the same stadium earlier this season.
Hewitt-Trussville at Huntsville Game Notes
Who: Hewitt-Trussville at Huntsville
When: 7pm October 20
Where: Milton Frank Stadium (2801 15th Avenue SW Huntsville, AL 35805)
Weather: Partly Sunny High 76 (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 Milton Frank Stadium
*Game will be live via the Husky Fast Network
From the App Store download the app "Husky Fast Network"
Select "Watch HFN Live"
*Follow game updates via twitter by following the Huskies official twitter page @HewittAthletics
*Huntsville High School radio broadcast will be available on Internet
Search Google for WTKI Radio
Select "Listen Live"
Huskies Hold on to Beat Sparkman in Top 10 Matchup
Hewitt-Trussville got a battle from Sparkman Friday night, but was able to hang on for a 34-27 region win. The Huskies improved to 7-0 overall for the season. The win gives the team a 5-0 record in 7A Region 4. Sparkman fell to 5-2 overall on the year and 3-2 in region play.
The Huskies once again got off to a fast start. On the opening drive Junior quarterback Paul Tyson connected deep down the middle of the field with Senior wide receiver Logan Pitts for a 48-yard touchdown. On the next drive, Tyson hit Senior Lee Reagan for a 7-yard touchdown. The first quarter was just halfway finished and the Huskies led 14-0.
Sparkman answered back with the long touchdown run. The extra point failed and the lead was cut to 14-6. The Huskies once again put a nice drive together, but this time they were stopped short of the end zone. Kicker Parker Colburn connected on a 27-yard field goal to once again give the Huskies a double digit lead. Tyson led another productive drive for the Huskies as halftime neared. He threw a well-designed screen pass to Elliott McElwain and he scored from 25-yards out. Kicker Parker Colburn got another field goal chance on the final play of the half. This time he made a 42-yard field goal and the Huskies took a 27-6 lead in the locker room.
The offense continued to play well as third quarter began. Cameron Bledsoe scored on a 35-yard run to give the Huskies a 34-6 lead. It looked like the team was on the way to another big win but Sparkman battled back. Senators quarterback Devin Kimbrough scored on an 11-yard run to cut the lead to 34-13. Early in the 4th quarter, Sparkman scored on an 11-yard run and suddenly the Husky lead was just 14 points.
The Huskies put together a nice drive late in the 4th quarter, but fumbled inside the Senators 20-yard line. Kimbrough once again made a play for Sparkman as he rushed in from 44-yards out to cut the lead to 34-27 with just over four minutes left.
The Hewitt-Trussville offense responded with several first downs and was eventually able to run out the clock to secure a victory. Coach Josh Floyd said, “I told the guys, this is 7A football. You have to be fired up after a win. Obviously as coaches it is not going to be too much fun to watch the film with the guys because there’s a lot of mistakes, too many penalties.”
The Huskies will be on the road next Friday as they travel to play Huntsville. The game will be played at Milton Frank Stadium.
Cross Country to Host Husky Challenge Saturday
The event will start on the multi-purpose field near the Stadium. The race will finish on the track inside the Stadium. The event is free. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and expect a large crowd. Parking will be available at the Stadium, Civic Center, and Hewitt-Trussville High School.
Husky Challenge Tentative Race Schedule
10:40am-Middle School Girls
11:20am-Middle School Boys
Check Out the NEW Online Home of the Huskies!
Cross Country: "Dew it on the Trails" Race Recap
Boys Cross Country Finishes 6th
The Hewitt-Trussville Boys Cross Country team finished 6th on Saturday at the “Dew It On The Trails” race in Decatur. The event was held at Point Mallard. Huntsville High School won the event that featured a strong field of 19 teams.
The Huskies were led by three athletes that placed in the top 25 individually. Josh Jenkins finished 12th, Thomas Wolfe finished 15th, and Aaron Himes finished 22nd. Head Coach David Dobbs was proud of the squad. “The boys had 15 personal records this weekend. We ran well as a team and had some young ones that stepped up. We are still not 100% but we will be by sectionals. We look forward to our home meet this Saturday to let our fans see what we can do.”
The team will host the Husky Challenge on Saturday October 21. Stay tuned to www.hthuskies.com for event information later this week.
Girls Cross Country Finishes 7th
The Hewitt-Trussville Girls Cross Country team finished 7th on Saturday at the “Dew It On The Trails” race that was held at Point Mallard in Decatur. Mountain Brook won the 16-team event that featured many of the top schools in the state.
Almost 200 girls competed in the race and the Huskies saw three athletes finish in the top 40 overall. Sydney Hall finished 19th, Amelia Brady finished 26th, and Helena Steen finished 36th. Head Coach Anita Dobbs was happy with the finish and was also looking ahead to next week. “The girls have really come together as a team and are setting their sights on state sectionals. We will compete Saturday the 21st at our 26th annual Husky Challenge. Come out to Hewitt-Trussville Stadium at 8am to support the Lady Huskies!”
We will have more information about the home event later this week on www.hthuskies.com.
HT Swimming Travels to Hoover Tuesday
The Hewitt-Trussville Swimming teams will travel to the Hoover Recreation Center on Tuesday October 17 for the Westminister Autumn Invitational. The Huskies had a great performance in their opening meet as the boys team came in 1st and the girls team came in 3rd. Teams participating in this event alongside Hewitt-Trussville are: Briarwood, Jasper, Mountain Brook, Prattville Christian, Thompson, and Westminister.
Be sure to check www.hthuskies.com for meet results.
Volleyball Prepares for Final Week of Regular Season
Hewitt-Trussville Volleyball (8-20 Overall, 1-4 7A Area 7) is preparing for the final week of the 2017 regular season. On Tuesday October 17 the Huskies will host John Carroll. On Thursday October 19 the team will play its final regular season match against Shades Valley.
The JV matches are scheduled to begin at 5pm and the Varsity matches are scheduled to begin at approximately 6pm. The team will travel to Huntsville next week for the AHSAA Area Tournament.
Stay tuned to Volleyball news and results by accessing www.hthuskies.com
Come Cheer with Us a Success
Youth Football Recognized
Middle School Cross Country Shows Well in Decatur
The Girls team finished in 2nd place in the race that featured many of the top teams from the state. More than 135 girls competed in the race and the Huskies had five athletes place in the top 15 overall. Sophia Knox finished 7th, Mia Cane finished 8th, Sophie Bryant finished 9th, Ella Reese Willoughby finished 13th, and Olivia Browning finished 14th.
The Boys team also finished in 2nd place as a team in a field that featured many top teams and athletes. More than 220 boys ran in the race and the Huskies had five athletes finish in the top 20. Mitchell Phillips finished 5th, Weston Lovelady finished 11th, Ben Pendergrass finished 12th, Thomas Himes finished 16th, and Paul Copus finished 17th.
The team will be back in action on October 21 as they host the Husky Invitational.
Middle School Football Teams Prepare for Playoff Games
8th Grade Head Coach Michael Bufkin said, "I am very proud of our teams this year. We have had many players step up and play key roles. Middle School football is about developing not only as players but as young men preparing for high school. Though it has not been a perfect season record-wise, I believe our young men not only grew as football players, but future members of the community as well. We are excited about the opportunity to finish strong on Thursday night and look to bring home one more win."
Don't Miss The Huskies!
Oct. 17 Varsity Boys Swimming at Hoover Rec Event 4:00pm
Oct. 17 Varsity Girls Swimming at Hoover Rec Event 4:00pm
Oct. 17 JV Girls Volleyball vs John Carroll Home 5:00pm
Oct. 17 Varsity Girls Volleyball vs John Carroll Home 6:00pm
Oct. 19 7th Grade Football at Oak Mountain Away 5:00pm
Oct. 19 JV Girls Volleyball vs Shades Valley Home 5:00pm
Oct. 19 Varsity Girls Volleyball vs Shades Valley Home 6:00pm
Oct. 19 8th Grade Football at Oak Mountain Away 6:00pm
Oct. 20 Varsity Football at Huntsville Away 7:00pm
Oct. 21 Varsity Girls Cross Country Husky Invitational Home 8:00am
Oct. 21 Varsity Boys Cross Country Husky Invitational Home 8:40am
Oct. 21 Middle School Girls Cross Country Husky Invitational Home 10:40am
Oct. 21 Middle School Boys Cross Country Husky Invitational Home 11:20am
Oct. 23 9th Grade Football at Gadsden City Away 5:30pm
Oct. 23 JV Football at Gadsden City Away 7:00pm