By Chris Yow
For The Tribune
TRUSSVILLE — Hewitt-Trussville wasted little time getting on the scoreboard Friday night, as they scored early and often en route to a 55-0 homecoming win over Center Point.
The Huskies’ offense erupted for 42 first half points and held the Eagles to just 41 total yards in the half.
Noah Igbinoghene touched the ball just five times in the game, but three of those touches went the distance. He scored twice on the ground and hauled in a 37-yard touchdown pass from Connor Adair. The senior athlete finished with 163 yards rushing on just three carries. He caught two passes for 44 yards.
“Noah’s so explosive. He can score on any play,” head coach Josh Floyd said.
Dominant doesn’t give justice to the job done by the Husky defense. Hewitt-Trussville earned its first shutout since a 37-0 win over Woodlawn in 2013.
Simon Miskelley led the team in tackles and added a pair of tackles for loss. The secondary was stellar in the game, holding the Eagles two quarterbacks to just 3-of-24 passing in the game.
“Simon is a really good player. He just keeps getting better and better,” Floyd said. “He’s definitely one of our leaders on that side of the ball.”
Floyd said he thought the offense was sloppy at the start of the game, despite the success.
Adair started the half 3-of-8 including an interception, but finished his night 9-of-14 for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He added a score on the ground as well.
Grayson Cash had 47 yards rushing in just one half of action, scoring a touchdown in the first quarter as well.
The Huskies were able to get some valuable experience for many young players on the team during the second half.
Antonio Reed and Lee Reagan each scored a touchdown in the second half. Reed finished with 44 yards rushing in the game.
Next week, the opponent gets much more difficult with the Bob Jones Patriots coming to Trussville. The Pats are 5-1 after a 21-16 win over Florence this week, and the winner will sit alone atop the Class 7A, Region 4 standings.