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Cunningham named semifinalist for Bednarik, Butkus awards

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham, a redshirt junior from Pinson Valley, has made it to the short list for two of college football biggest honors a defensive player can receive. On Monday, the former Indians star was selected as a semifinalist for the Butkus Award as the nation’s best linebacker and the Chuck Bednarik Award as the nation’s outstanding defensive ...

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Noah visits Notre Dame; Nico set for Michigan visit

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports Noah Igbinoghene and Nico Collins, two of the most heavily recruited high school players in our area, have been guests on college campuses the past few weeks and it isn’t slowing down. Hewitt-Trussville’s Igbinoghene, the senior receiver/running back, finally made an official visit to South Bend, Ind., to watch Notre Dame play Miami. Igbinoghene received an offer fr ...

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Huskies, Cougars, Indians playoff bound, here’s when and where

From Tribune Reports The first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association football playoffs are set. Hewitt-Trussville (10-0). The Class 7A, Region 4 champion, will host Oak Mountain (3-7), the fourth-place team in Region 3. The Eagles made the playoffs by finishing in a three-way tie with Thompson and Vestavia Hills, winning the tiebreaker by beating both teams during the season. The Eagles lost ...

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Indians roll over Pleasant Grove 24-7

By David Knox Tribune Sports Editor PINSON – “I was excited! I saw the ball on the ground and I said, ‘Oh, the ball’s on the ground!’ So I had to fall on it.” Nico Simmons, a junior defensive lineman, knows those opportunities don’t come very often. But the Pinson Valley junior took advantage of the one that did and lived the lineman’s dream, scoring a touchdown. That put the finishing touches on a solid jo ...

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Pinson Valley hosts Pleasant Grove

By David Knox, Sports Editor PINSON – The three-way tie for second place in Class 6A, Region 6 won’t officially be broken until Friday night, but that’s not really on Matt Glover’s mind. The Pinson Valley coach has a game plan to put together. “I really don’t know how it shakes out,” said Glover, whose Indians (6-3) host Pleasant Grove (4-5). We know a few things now. We know who’s in and who’s out. Minor i ...

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Floyd: Passing on the message from Mom, Dad and Malzahn

By David Knox, Sports Editor “Remember that mentor leadership is all about serving. Jesus said, ‘For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.’" Tony Dungy   Some coaches are influenced by youth coaches or high school coaches very few will have heard of. Some have the good fortune to play for a high school coach who is a legend in his state ...

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HTMS boys win Metro South XC, girls 5th

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports The Hewitt-Trussville Middle School cross country teams competed well individually and as teams at the Metro South meet at Veterans Park. The HTMS boys took first place, nipping Oak Mountain by a point, while the girls came in fifth. Nathan Knox led the boys with a second-place finish. He ran the 2 miles in 11:22.17. Aaron Himes was sixth in 11:54.01. Nic Coffey, Ke ...

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Huskies’ Horn following concussion protocol

From The Trussville Tribune sports staff [caption id="attachment_35581" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chris Horn checks on his son, Hewitt-Trussville's Peyton Horn, who suffered a concussion in Friday night's game.Photo by Ron Burkett/The Trussville Tribune[/caption] TRUSSVILLE --The fans fell silent when Hewitt-Trussville's Peyton Horn was strapped to a board after he suffered a concussion in the third qu ...

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Gardendale holds off feisty Center Point

By Jon Benton Trussville Tribune Sports CENTER POINT -- The Center Point Eagles dropped their 10th game of the season and 17th straight. But for a while they gave the Gardendale Rockets some concern. The Eagles hung with the Rockets early before succumbing 56-26 in the Class 6A, Region 6 game. After a 66-yard touchdown throw from Eagles senior quarterback Chris Baker to Quindell Rhodes with 35 seconds gone ...

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