No spring football game for Hewitt-Trussville
By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — Hewitt-Trussville will not play in a spring football game this year.
The Huskies were scheduled to host Bob Jones on Thursday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at Jack Wood Stadium but that game has been canceled.
The game was canceled due to Hewitt-Trussville not having a head football coach.
Hal Riddle was “relieved of my duties as coach” last month, after compiling a 79-55 record in 12 seasons at Hewitt-Trussville. Riddle is now the director of student services for Trussville City Schools, taking over for the retiring Bill Hamilton.
Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill, Athletics Director Karen Johns and Hewitt-Trussville High School Principal Tim Salem are leading a search for a new head coach. Hewitt-Trussville High School Assistant Principal Barry Allphin has been serving as interim head coach.
Hewitt-Trussville is likely playing an intersquad scrimmage Thursday or Friday.
The upcoming season will be a tough one for Hewitt-Trussville. With new reclassification in place, Hewitt-Trussville is in Class 7A, Region 3 with Hoover, Mountain Brook, Oak Mountain, Spain Park, Thompson, Tuscaloosa County and Vestavia Hills. Other teams on the Huskies’ 2014 schedule include Gardendale, Gadsden City and Clay-Chalkville.
Hewitt-Trussville will play a jamboree game Aug. 22 against a team to be determined.
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