By Zack Steele, For The Tribune
TRUSSVILLE — For the first time since 2014, the Hewitt boys soccer team earned a spot in the AHSAA playoffs with a resounding 4-0 win over Spain Park before a raucous crowd at the Hewitt High Soccer Complex Monday night.
“They beat us 3-0 over at their place,” said second-year coach Daniel Decker, “But we really thought that we were the better team.”
Hewitt missed several opportunities in the first meeting, out-shooting Spain Park 15-5. In the second meeting, the Huskies made good on several scoring chances, resulting in the lopsided win.”
Cameron Bonner got the Huskies rolling in the first half with a goal off of a corner kick by Cason Cook. In the second half Cook scored twice, the first from an assist by Brooks Bilodeau, and the second on a penalty kick. Bilodeau would score the fourth and final goal from an assist by Eli Johnson.
Spain Park would never threaten, as Hewitt’s defense did a magnificent job along the back line.
“Our plan was to control the midfield and get our outside backs a few runs to create scoring opportunities, ” said Decker.” We did a great job of doing that and finishing goals.”
Senior Teague Edwards was thankful for the win, but already looking ahead.
“We are very happy and very grateful,” said Edwards. “Making history by making the playoffs is obviously something special, and doing that my senior year only added to the moment, but now we must prepare for upcoming games.”
Hewitt will travel to Oak Mountain for round one of the state playoffs next week.