By Philip Gibson
For The Tribune
So far this season, the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies (1-2, 1-1 Class 6A, Region 6) have done an exact imitation of their 2012 record, falling to Clay-Chalkville and Vestavia Hills before getting a much-needed win against Woodlawn last Friday.
If history repeats itself again against the Carver Rams, the Huskies will notch another region win Friday. Last year, the Huskies shut out the Rams 52-0 behind a balanced offensive attack and a defense that forced two interceptions.
This year, Hewitt-Trussville head coach Hal Riddle is hoping that the continuing development of his younger offensive players will translate into another win.
“I’m looking at a lot (of progress),” said Riddle. “I’m looking at getting some depth. We’ve got some guys who are coming on that should be able to spell some of the front guys, and maybe create a little competition. I think that’ll make everybody better.”
Senior running back Peyton Palmer echoed Riddle’s words, pointing toward the offense’s development as a crucial part of the Huskies’ future success.
“We need to be consistent,” said Palmer. “Sometimes we’re moving the ball well, sometimes we’re not. I think if we could just be consistent, that would be best for us.”
Carver (0-3, 0-2) comes into the game after losing its first three games by an average margin of 20 points. The Rams’ offense has scored an average of 22 points per game but has struggled on the defensive side of the ball. They are giving up nearly 43 points per game to opposing teams.
The Huskies and Rams face off at Carver High School Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m.