‘Get in best shape we can be’ is Hewitt-Trussville goal
By Gary Lloyd
GARDENDALE — Keep moving around.
That’s the goal, even in the weight room, between reps.
Everything Hewitt-Trussville will do will be done fast.
New offensive line coach Caleb Perry is also serving as the strength and conditioning coordinator for the Huskies.
“He does a great job,” said Hewitt-Trussville head coach Josh Floyd.
Never stopping between reps in the weight room and running from drill to drill on the practice field are common this summer. You won’t see guys with numbers on their backs standing around.
“We’re trying to get in the best shape we can be,” Floyd said.
Floyd said players are “sweating like crazy” before they even get to the practice field.
“Being in shape is a big deal for us,” Floyd said.
Tiring opposing teams out on Friday nights will be a staple for Hewitt-Trussville. Floyd said he hopes opponents leave after games against the Huskies feeling as if they’ve been in a battle, in a fight.
“We want to have more fun playing this game than anybody else in Alabama,” Floyd said.
Floyd will play three or four guys on both sides of the ball. Senior Deontay Wilson can play defensive back and wide receiver. Senior Devin Reed can play defensive back and running back. Senior Hunter Songer can play on both sides of the trenches.
Floyd said the basics of the no-huddle, hurry-up offense are implemented. The terminology has been learned. Variations of the offense are now being put in.
Wilson said it’s going to be “a very exciting year” in the new Class 7A, Region 3. He said it’ll be fun to see how Hewitt-Trussville matches up with opponents week to week. Songer said Class 7A, Region 3 is “hands down” the best in the state. He sees his senior season as his last chance to get a state championship ring with his teammates.
“That’s what we want to do,” Songer said. “We want to win.”
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