By Damian Mitchell
CUMMING, GA— The Hewitt-Trussville Huskies defeated the West Forsyth Wolverines 38-30 to earn their first win of the 2018 season.
The game started off great for the Huskies as Ja’Varrius Johnson returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown.
The Wolverines answered with a 26 yard touchdown run by Stephon Bland to tie the game 7-7 early in the first quarter.
The Huskies regained the lead after a 24 yard field goal by Parker Colburn made the score 10-7 which was the score as the quarter ended.
West Forsyth completed a seven yard touchdown pass with in the second quarter and gained the lead 14-10.
As the quarter closed, the Huskies gained the lead once again after Paul Tyson found Johnson for a nine yard touchdown pass and catch to take a 17-14 lead into the half.
On West Forsyth’s first play from scrimmage to start the second half, Bland ran 61 yards for a touchdown and gave the lead to the Wolverines once more.
The Huskies answered with a 64 yard touchdown pass from Tyson to Johnson again to make it 24-21 Huskies.
On the Wolverines next possession, a 38 yard touchdown run from Bland made the score 27-24 West Forsyth as the extra point attempt was blocked.
The Huskies were forced to punt on their next possesion but only surrendered a field goal making the score 30-24 Wolverines with 4:25 left in the third quarter.
Late in the quarter, Tyson connected with Dazalin Worsham for a 25 yard touchdown and a made extra point gave the Huskies a 31-30 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
The Huskies punched in a touchdown from Armoni Edwards from one yard out to make the score 38-30 with 6:40 left in the game.
Hewitt-Trusville’s defense held strong in the final moments of the game. A forced fumble by Creed Parker and a scoop and big return by Michael Edwards sealed the deal on the Huskies win as the clock ran down to zero.
Huskies head coach Josh Floyd was proud after the win but realized that mistakes need to be corrected along the way.
“I’m extremely proud of the guys for getting the win. The penalties were killing us but we still found a way to pull it off. We’re definitely gonna enjoy this one but next week is a new challenge. Plus we’re at home which is always fun,” he said.
The Huskies play host the Oak Mountain Eagles next Friday night for their first home game of the 2018 season.