From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Hewitt-Trussville and Moody have advanced to the Final Eight of the 2022 Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Flag Football tournament.
The defending and inaugural champions Hewitt Lady Huskies, 8-1 overall and 5-0 in Area 14 action, will host Oxford High Schooll on Monday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium.
After an opening week loss, the Huskies flag football team has reeled off eight consecutive wins, including two victories over area rival Clay-Chalkville. On September 27, the Huskies shut out the Cougars in Clay, 21-0.
Hewitt-Trussville faced Clay-Chalkville again on Wednesday, October 26, coming away with a decisive 34-6 victory in the rematch. With The victory, the Huskies won the Area Qualifying Tournament to advance to the state quarterfinals. Hewitt Trussville was one of four teams from Areas 13 and 14 to compete in the tournament.
The Moody Lady Blue Devils will be on the road to take on the Vestavia Hill Lady Rebels on Tuesday, November 8 at 6 p.m. Moody advanced to the quarterfinals after capturing the Area 11 & 12 title with an 18-6 win over Center Point on October 14.
Now in its second year as a sanctioned high sport, more than 50 teams field girls flag football teams in 2022, five in the Trussville Tribune coverage area – Hewitt-Trussville, Clay-Chalkville, Center Point, Moody, and Leeds.
Hewitt-Trussville won the inaugural flag football state championship in 2021, finishing the season undefeated, 12-0. The Lady Huskies beat Smith Station in double overtime, 14-13, at Protective Stadium in downtown Birmingham.
In the 2022 tournament, the winner of the Hewitt-Oxford game will play the winner of the Moody-Vestavia Hills contest. On the other side of the bracket, Central-Phenix City will face Auburn, while Tuscaloosa County hosts Hoover.
The 2022 Alabama Flag Football Championship will take place on Wednesday, November 30, at Jordan Hare Stadium on the campus of Auburn University.