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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.

Hewitt-Trussville rising junior quarterback Zac Thomas delivers a pass against Mountain Brook last season.
file photo by Ron Burkett

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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