A late game offensive surge was just not enough to make up the first half deficit for the Hewitt-Trussville High School Huskies, as they hit the road for the last game of the season.
The Gadsden City High School Titans came out swinging Friday night, making a touchdown run on their first play of the game after forcing the Huskies three-and-out on their first possession.
Shaken, the Husky offense fumbled the ball early into their next run and although they recovered, was not able to make it down field.
The Titans scored again with just seconds remaining in the first quarter making the score 14-0
The Titan offense only picked up speed in the second quarter, making a touchdown play on fourth down
with 6:38 on the clock putting them up 21-0.
Hewitt finally got on the board with 37 seconds left in the half. A successful extra point brought the
score to 21-7.
The third quarter saw both teams buckle down in the defense. Neither team scored. That all changed
in the fourth quarter as both teams managed scoring drives.
The Huskies seemed to finally find their rhythm in the match but the last minute surge wasn’t enough, as Gadsden City scored on their first possession of the final quarter.
Hewitt blocked the extra point kick, leaving the Titans at 27 to the Huskies 7 with 11 minutes remaining.
Hewitt found the endzone with 9:50 on the clock. The extra point was successful.
The Huskies managed another touchdown run with 6:17 left in the game, closing the gap and bringing
the score 27-21.
It wasn’t enough though, as the Titan defense held the Huskies down until the clock ran out.
Gadsden wasn’t a regional opponent for the Huskies but the loss does mark the end of the season,
failing to make the playoffs. The Huskies finish the season with a 4-6 record overall and a 3-4 record in
area league play, they are ranked no. 93 in the state.