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Huskies pick up all-tourney honors at USA Football 7on7, Clay’s Collins, too

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – USA Football has released its complete list of all-tournament players at the 7on7 National Championship July 15-17, and some Hewitt- [caption id="attachment_33058" align="alignleft" width="176"] Photo David Knox[/caption] Trussville Huskies collected individual honors. Hewitt-Trussville went 7-3 overall, losing by a point in double-overtime to Hoover to be eliminate ...

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Local stars wrap up prep all-star week in Montgomery

By David Knox, Sports Editor MONTGOMERY -- Local high school athletes competed with others from across the state at the 20th annual Alabama High School Athletic Association Summer Conference and All-Star Sports competition held in Montgomery. Some 4,000 attended the week’s events and included eight all-star competitions, more than 300 all-star student-athletes and coaches, 86 professional development sessio ...

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Former Husky Dunn named to All-OVC first team

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – Former Hewitt-Trussville standout Casey Dunn was selected to the Ohio Valley Conference’s preseason football first team this week. Dunn, the 6-foot-3, 285-pound Jacksonville State center, was a first-team pick in his junior season as he led one of the top offensive lines in league history. The Jax State line paved the way for a school-record 7,613 yards of total off ...

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McAdory captures Deerfoot Invitational 7on7 tournament at Clay

By David Knox, Sports Editor CLAY – McAdory outlasted Hillcrest of Tuscaloosa 23-22 to capture the second annual Deerfoot Invitational 7on7 football tournament at Clay on Wednesday. The Cougars, as hosts and defending champions of this event, might have been considered the favorites, but this is a young team that’s still improving – and this is no tackle, no running, 7on7. Clay-Chalkville had one nemesis in ...

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Huskies youth football camp rescheduled; Darrin Reaves’ camp this week

From Staff Reports Hewitt-Trussville’s Youth Football Camp will be Monday through Wednesday for youngsters entering kindergarten through sixth grade. It was originally scheduled for last week. Pre-registration forms are available online at huskyfast.com but walk-up registration is also accepted. Cost is $100 per camper. [caption id="attachment_23325" align="alignleft" width="300"] Former Clay-Chalkville foo ...

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Cunningham voted to preseason All-SEC second team

By David Knox, Sports Editor HOOVER – Former Pinson Valley standout Zach Cunningham of Vanderbilt was selected for the preseason All-Southeastern Conference second team by media members attending the SEC Media Days last week. He also collected another nomination to add to his wealth of individual honors when he was named to the watch list for the Butkus Award, which is presented to the nation’s top lineback ...

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Young Cougars face down adversity at national tourney

By David Knox, Sports Editor HOOVER – It’s a lot of fun for a football program when you’ve gone 29-1 over the past two seasons. How much fun is it for a bunch of youngsters playing in 90-degree heat after you’ve gone 0-6 in a 7on7 national tournament? That’s when you grow up from cubs to Cougars. Clay-Chalkville rebounded from a woeful start in pool play to finish in the top 16 of the USA Football 7on7 Nati ...

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Huskies make strong showing at USA Football 7on7 National Championship

By David Knox, Sports Editor HOOVER – There wasn’t much not to like about Hewitt-Trussville’s performance in the USA Football 7on7 National Championship tournament last week. Scrappy? Check. Sharp? Check. Successful? Check. No, the Huskies didn’t win the national championship. But an impressive performance, rolling through pool play with a 5-1 mark – losing only to national runner-up Park Crossing – and bei ...

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Wilder gets a TKO, but needs two surgeries

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM – World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder got a knockout, but there’s a good reason he didn’t put Chris Arreola down completely in Saturday night’s bout at Legacy Arena at the BJCC. The WBC heavyweight champ from Tuscaloosa retained his title with a technical knockout when Arreola trainer Henry Ramirez stopped the mismatch following the e ...

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Bama offensive lineman arrested on DUI charge

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA – The Tuscaloosa News reported Sunday that redshirt senior offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor, a starter in 2015, was arrested on Sunday for DUI, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's arrest database. [caption id="attachment_33016" align="alignleft" width="200"] Bama's Alphonse Taylor charged with DUI. Photo via Twitter[/caption] He posted a $1,000 ...

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