By Erik Harris
Hewitt-Trussville must live out that dreaded scenario. The one where a team loses in heartbreaking, overtime fashion to a region opponent leading into a long, slow off week.
The Huskies will have plenty of time to reflect on the road behind them and the four consecutive Class 7A, Region 3 contest that wait on the other side of this midseason break. Leading up to Week 6, Hewitt-Trussville places third in its region standings.
Class 7A, Region 3 standings
T1) Hoover (5-0, 3-0)
T1) Spain Park (4-1, 3-0)
3) Hewitt-Trussville (3-2, 2-1)
4) Vestavia Hills (3-1, 2-1)
T5) Oak Mountain (1-3, 1-2)
T5) Thompson (3-2, 1-2)
T7) Tuscaloosa County (0-4, 0-3)
T7) Mountain Brook (1-3, 0-3)
There are plenty of opportunities waiting in league play, as the Huskies hit Part 1 of a four-part region series on Oct. 2 when they travel to Oak Mountain. That trip is followed by consecutive home games against Thompson and Mountain Brook before Hewitt-Trussville ends its region slate at top-ranked Hoover on Oct. 23.
Head coach Josh Floyd and the Huskies are beating their opponents 149-112 in 2015. The Husky Fast offense is producing 29.8 points per game, while the defense, under the direction of first-year defensive coordinator Rudy Griffin, is yielding 22.4 points per week.
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