Tracking The Huskies
Your Weekly Update on Hewitt-Trussville Athletics 9/15/2020
Football Hosts Thompson in #1 vs #2 Showdown
Hewitt-Trussville Football (4-0 Overall; 2-0 7A Region 3) will host Thompson Friday night in a battle of the top two ranked teams in 7A. The Warriors are currently the top-ranked team in the state. They are also 4-0 overall and 2-0 in 7A Region 3.
Who: Thompson at Hewitt-Trussville
When: Friday September 18 7:30pm
Gates Open: Gates to Hewitt-Trussville Stadium will open at 5:30pm
Where: Hewitt-Trussville Stadium
Weather: Partly Cloudy High 79 degrees (30% chance of rain)
Friday's game will mark the 12th all-time meeting between the two schools. The Huskies hold a 6-5 advantage in the series. Last year, the Huskies won the match up by the score of 35-29.
7A Region 3 Standings as of September 15:
1. Hewitt-Trussville 2-0
1. Hoover 2-0
1. Oak Mountain 2-0
1. Thompson 2-0
5. Gadsden City 0-2
5. Spain Park 0-2
5. Tuscaloosa County 0-2
5. Vestavia Hills 0-2
Important Reminders for Friday's Home Game
The Alabama Department of Public Health notes that a memo issued by the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) says spectators will be allowed to attend football games and other athletic events, but attendance likely will be significantly reduced. Under the state’s current Safer at Home public health order:
“Players, coaches, officials, and spectators may not congregate within 6 feet of a person from another household except to the extent necessary, and only to the extent necessary, for players, coaches, and officials to directly participate in the athletic activity. That six-foot distancing rule for spectators likely will significantly reduce attendance at most football stadiums and at many other sports venues."
"Spectators must wear a mask or other facial covering that covers the nostrils and mouth at all times while within 6 feet of person from another household. Limited exceptions are allowed, such as for children who have not yet entered second grade and for people with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing a facial covering."
The memo says schools are “strongly encouraged to establish and follow policies for limiting event attendance in order to comply” with the current public health order, and to require fans to wear facial coverings while entering and exiting the gates, while in the stands, and elsewhere. Dr. Harris stressed that the current public health order applies to schools and school-related events."
Ticket Information for Thompson at HT
*Tickets for Friday's game are SOLD OUT!
*No tickets will be sold at the gate Friday night
*If you have a digital ticket for Friday's game, please make sure it is pulled up on your mobile device as you get close to the gate
*Do NOT validate your game ticket. Game personnel will do that for you at the gate
Student Athletic Pass Information for Friday
*Student Athletic Passes will be accepted for gate entry
*Students must have their hard card with them
*Receipts, screen shots, etc. will NOT be accepted for gate entry
*The multi-purpose field behind the scoreboard will be CLOSED for parking, tailgating, sitting, etc.
*Parking for Friday's game is $5 and will be CARD only. No cash will be accepted
*Please have card ready as you near the parking areas
*Two Lots Directly in Front of Hewitt-Trussville Stadium are Silver Husky Hang Tag Reserve Parking Only.
Approved Parking Lots
1) Hewitt-Trussville High School
2) Hewitt-Trussville Middle School
3) Two Grass Lots to the left of Hewitt-Trussville High School Football Field House
4) Trussville Civic Center Front Lot
5) Trussville Civic Center Soccer Field Lot
6) Hewitt-Trussville High School Bus Lot
*Paid Handicap Parking will be provided with Valid State Issued Handicap Hang Tag or Handicap Vehicle Tag.
Gate Entry Information for Friday
Main Gates at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium:
Student Athletic Passes
North Pass Gate (On Husky Parkway side across from Fieldhouse)
TCS Teacher Badges
AHSAA Coaching Cards
Visitor Side Gate:
South Pass Gate (Interstate Side)
Outpost Gate (Near Scoreboard)
ESPNU to Broadcast Friday's Game
Hewitt-Trussville Football will play a home game on the ESPN family of networks for the first time in school history. ESPNU will broadcast the home opener Friday as the Huskies welcome Thompson. To accommodate the television window, the game will kick off at 7:30pm central.
Head Coach Josh Floyd said, "We are fired up for our team to play on ESPNU September 18! This is a great opportunity to showcase our team, cheerleaders, band, students and the entire Trussville community on a national level. This will be the third time in three years that our program has played on one of the ESPN networks so it is a true blessing to see our team get rewarded with this opportunity."
Trussville City Schools Athletics Director Lance Walker said, "We are excited that ESPNU will be visiting Trussville next week. We are honored to showcase our community and all of our gifted students.There are so many people that make Friday night's special, and we are excited to share our game day experience with a national audience."
Hewitt-Trussville Director of Bands Dr. Mike Guzman said, "The members of the HTHS Husky Marching Band are VERY excited to be part of this game and support our team as they take on the Thompson Warriors on ESPNU. It is a great honor to be on national television and represent our community!"
HT Head Cheer Coach Amy Gay said, "The opportunity to showcase our community, school system, and our outstanding Cheer team to a national audience is extremely exciting! There's nothing quite like a Friday night in Trussville and we are looking forward to having ESPN on our sidelines!"
Last year, the Huskies defeated Thompson 35-29 in the final regular season game of the season. The Warriors went on to win the 2019 7A State Championship.
Football Uses Second Half Surge to Run by Tuscaloosa County
Hewitt-Trussville Football scored 43 second half points on the way to a 50-18 win over Tuscaloosa County Friday night. Check out the links below for game recaps from our local media outlets.
Varsity Football Ticket Information
Here are the remaining Varsity Football games and the ticket information for each:
September 18 vs Thompson: Sold Out
September 25 at Huffman: A limited number of tickets are still available. Please purchase below:
October 2 vs Hoover: Sold Out
October 9 at Vestavia: Tickets will be released at a later date
October 16 vs Gadsden City: A limited number of tickets are still available. Please purchase below:
October 23 vs Oak Mountain: Sold Out
Volleyball Hosts Area Match Tuesday
Hewitt-Trussville Volleyball will host Gadsden City on Thursday night in an Area contest. The JV match will begin at 5pm and the Varsity match will begin at 6pm. . Select the link below to purchase tickets to Tuesday's matches.
This is a busy week for the Huskies. On Thursday, the team will go on the road to face Minor. On Saturday, the Huskies will host 15 other teams for the 2020 Husky Challenge. Select the link below to purchase tickets for Saturday's tournament.
Volleyball Picks Up Road Win
Hewitt-Trussville Volleyball went on the road Monday night and defeated Pell City 3-1. The Huskies jumped out front with a 25-19 win in set one. Pell City responded with a 25-21 win in set two.
The match turned toward the Huskies in the third set. The Huskies were down 19-14, but then won eight points in a row to go ahead. HT would end up winning 27-25 in set three. The Huskies put the match away with a 25-16 in the fourth set.
Molly Kate Green had 42 assists on the night. Miranda Owens had 10 kills and 21 digs. Gabi Dion added 12 kills. Zoe Walker had seven kills and 16 digs. Haley Wilkinson had three aces and 13 digs. Chrischandria James had eight kills and four blocks.
Cross Country: Chickasaw Invitational Recap
On September 12, the Hewitt-Trussville Cross Country team competed among the best teams from across the southeast in the Chickasaw Invitational.
The HT Girls finished 9th as a team. Maci Mills finished 28th individually with a time of 20:36.59. Kylee Sisk finished 57th overall. Amelia Brady and Kinley Harris finished 60th and 61st respectively. Sophia Knox finished 73rd to round out the scoring for the Huskies.
The HT Boys finished 14th as a team in the deep field. Nathan Knox was the top Husky finisher as he placed 26th with a time of 16:53.99. Mitchell Phillips finished 40th overall. Sam Lovin finished 69th. William Gallant placed 87th and Wil Edwards finished 94th.
On Saturday, the Huskies will travel to Huntsville for the Southern Showcase.
7th Grade Football Beats Pizitz
Last Thursday, the 7th Grade Football team defeated Pizitz 40-6. The Huskies were led on defense by Hayden Chauvin who had seven tackles and three assists. Delvecchio Alston had five tackles, two assists, and one tackle for loss. Nathan Mullinax had three tackles and one assist. On offense, Alston had four carries for 83 yards and one touchdown. James Kelly had five rushes for 65 yards and one score. Parker Floyd had seven rushes for 86 yards and a touchdown.
Photo Cred: Shawn Bowles
Girls Soccer Tryouts to Begin September 21
HT Bowling Tryout Dates Announced
Hewitt-Trussville Bowling will hold tryouts for the Boys and Girls teams September 28-October 1. The tryouts will be held at Spare Time in Trussville. For more information regarding HT Bowling please contact Head Coach Tommy Abney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HTHS Boys Golf Tryouts Begin September 28
Tryouts for the 2021 HTHS Boys Golf team will be held September 28-October 2. Tryouts will be held at Trussville CC Sep. 28 and Sep. 29. Tryouts will take place at Grayson Valley on Sep. 30, Oct. 1, and Oct. 2. Please see the reminders below from Head Coach Steve Patrick:
Students participating in Fall Sports – if you are unable to tryout at those times on those days, let us know! (no, we didn’t forget about you!). Tryouts will be from 3:15pm – 5:30pm daily at the courses listed. Here are a few reminders:
* All players must be 100% registered on Dragonfly.
* All players must attend all five evaluation days to be considered for the Huskies Varsity Golf TEAM. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the golf course each day of tryouts.
* All players must have the appropriate equipment (Bag/Clubs, Spikeless Golf Shoes/Tennis Shoes, Golf Balls, Tees, etc.) and wear a shirt with a collar.
* All players must be on the signup roster by September 27th at 3:15 pm. Sign up in person with Asst. Coach Dylan Teague (room A127) or reply to Coach Patrick at the email address below, stating that you intend to tryout. We need to know who is coming, and how many players to prepare for.
For questions, contact:
Steve Patrick , Head Coach - Steve.Patrick@TrussvilleCitySchools.com
Track and Field Sign Up
Those interested in competing for the indoor or outdoor track and field teams who have not already signed up should email Coach Esslinger at email@example.com or stop by the lunchroom during Husky Hour to let him know you are interested. Those who are currently involved in other sports won’t be expected to start until 1 week after the completion of their current season, but they should still sign up if interested. The indoor track and field practices officially start on November 9th, and those interested should sign up no later than September 25th.
Boys Soccer Tryouts Begin November 9
HTHS Boys Soccer will begin tryouts for the 2021 season on November 9. All players must be 100% on Dragonfly and must be on the tryout roster google form. For more information please contact:
Shane Ashcraft: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler Marlow: email@example.com
Amy Cane: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign Up Here: