Huskies sweep Fairfield, Center Point in jamboree
By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — Husky fast, indeed.
Hewitt-Trussville on Friday ran past Fairfield, 31-6, and Center Point, 21-8, in its jamboree. Both games were one half each.
“Both sides of the ball we played pretty fast,” said first-year Hewitt-Trussville head coach Josh Floyd. “I think our pace on offense was really good at times, sometimes it needed to get a little bit better.”
In the game against Fairfield, Hewitt-Trussville scored on five of its seven possessions. Hewitt-Trussville ran 32 offensive plays in the two quarters. Fairfield also ran 32 plays.
The Huskies’ opening drive covered 13 plays and 80 yards, capped by a Zac Thomas three-yard touchdown pass to Devin Reed. Thomas ran 28 yards for a touchdown on the next possession to put Hewitt-Trussville up 14-0.
A 23-yard field goal by T.J. McGettigan gave Hewitt-Trussville a 17-0 lead after the first quarter. Freshman Davis Burgin found Grayson Cash for a 34-yard TD early in the second quarter, giving the Huskies a 24-0 lead. After a Fairfield lost fumble, Chandler Stubbs ran it in on the next play for Hewitt-Trussville from three yards out. The final score came when a Hewitt-Trussville fumble led to a fumble return for a touchdown for Fairfield with 43 seconds left in the half.
In the half, Thomas completed 8-of-9 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown. He rushed three times for 37 yards and a TD. Defensively, Bailey McElwain had three tackles and a forced fumble, while Jalen Williams had two tackles and a fumble recovery.
In the game against Center Point, Hewitt-Trussville got behind early, thanks to a Keilan Knight connection with Sherman Starks on a 20-yard touchdown. On the same drive, Starks hauled in a 57-yard reception. The Eagles made good on the two-point conversion.
Hewitt-Trussville answered late in the first quarter when Cash rumbled five yards for a touchdown. Early in the second quarter, Thomas found Reed for a seven-yard score to give the Huskies a 14-8 advantage. One minute later, Thomas found Noah Igbinoghene for 15 yards. Igbinoghene fumbled, but Doston Nichols scooped it up and ran 36 yards for the TD.
In the Center Point game, Thomas completed 9-of-14 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown. Cash rushed six times for 42 yards and a score.
“I like how we responded,” Floyd said of the Center Point game. “You never know until you get out here. A big part of this game is how you respond to adversity. We at least bounced back and scored some points.”
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