Huskies host Minor in homecoming game Friday
By Gary Lloyd
Hewitt-Trussville steps out of Class 6A, Region 6 play Friday to host Minor in its homecoming game.
Kickoff at Jack Wood Stadium is at 7 p.m.
Hewitt-Trussville (2-2, 2-1) has won its last two games, as has Minor (2-2, 2-1 Class 6A, Region 5).
In Minor’s two losses, it turned the ball over a total of eight times, four against Gardendale and four more against Bessemer City. Playing loose with the football will hurt Minor against Hewitt-Trussville, which has totaled five takeaways the last two weeks against Woodlawn and Carver.
Minor is coming off its most impressive showing of the season, scoring four fourth-quarter touchdowns to down Jackson-Olin 46-13 last week. Hewitt-Trussville has been impressive on offense the last two weeks, scoring 37 against Woodlawn and 52 at Carver. Those aren’t very strong opponents, but the Hewitt-Trussville offense showing much promise after 14 points at No. 2 Clay-Chalkville and three at No. 7 Vestavia Hills is a nice shot in the arm.
Senior running back Peyton Palmer has been great the past two games, rushing a combined 22 times for 181 yards and four touchdowns. Junior running back Devin Reed has been a nice contributor as well, rushing 14 times for 73 yards and two scores the last two games. The Huskies found their passing game last week, too, as senior quarterback Blake Bailey completed 7-of-8 passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns, 80-yard and 35-yard strikes to senior Riley Stokes.
Expect Hewitt-Trussville to continue its solid offensive play and capitalize on Minor’s struggles to not turn the football over.
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