By Gary Lloyd
Hewitt-Trussville hosts Minor tonight in what is likely to be the last homecoming game at Jack Wood Stadium, in the center of the Cahaba Project.
Ground was broken earlier this week at the site of the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium, where future high school football games in Trussville will be hosted. It is likely to be completed by the early part of the 2014 high school football season.
Seniors on the Hewitt-Trussville football team aren’t looking at the situation as not being able to play in a new, state-of-the-art facility, but rather, the final team to play at Jack Wood Stadium.
“I really love Jack Wood Stadium and the memories my past and current teammates have had in the stadium,” said Hewitt-Trussville senior defensive lineman Chris Dixon. “I will miss playing there and coming out of the tunnel. There’s nothing like coming out of that tunnel.”
Senior defensive end Austin Wysor said it “truly is an honor” to be the last Hewitt-Trussville senior class to play at Jack Wood Stadium.
“It’s an honor to close out Jack Wood (Stadium),” Wysor said. “The tradition of this place is something special and it is sad to see it go, but I think everyone understands that progress must be made.”
Senior running back Peyton Palmer agreed.
“It’s something that people won’t forget,” Palmer said. “That’s the general consensus in the locker room.”
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