By Philip Gibson
It took three weeks, but the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies finally notched their first win by shutting out the Woodlawn Colonels 37-0
“It feels good to win, no question about that,” said Hal Riddle, head coach at Hewitt-Trussville. “We needed a game like this tonight.”
After giving up three touchdowns off of turnovers last week against Vestavia Hills, the Huskies were able to stay clear of interceptions and fumbles Friday night. All in all, the offense looked much more comfortable as a unit than they have in previous games.
“[The offense] looked better,” said Riddle. “We’re going to look at the film and really get a good idea…but we didn’t give give up a fumble for a touchdown, or an interception for a touchdown, and all that was better.”
The Huskies offense was led by senior running back Peyton Palmer, who rushed for 78 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries.
“All that practice is finally paying off,” said Palmer. “[the offensive line] was good tonight. We’re making progress. I think we’re trying to find the right offense for the right people, and I think we’re starting to do that.”
Junior running back Devin Reed also had a good night on the ground, rushing for 41 yard and a touchdown on six carries during the second half.
“Devin had maybe his best night as a Husky tonight,” said Riddle.
Defensively, the Huskies had an excellent night as well. Seniors Austin Wysor and Luke Riddle both recorded interceptions, and the Huskies’ defense had three sacks.
“It’s always good to have a shutout,” said Riddle. “They had a drive or two there, but we kept them out, and that’s always encouraging. We’ve got some more work to do, but I think they want to do it.”
The Huskies will look to build on this week’s win when they travel to Lawson Field to face Carver.