Zack Steele for the Tribune
Trussville – Hewitt celebrated homecoming Friday night with an easy 62-0 win over a struggling Huffman.
Using a suffocating defense that gave the offense multiple short fields, Hewitt coasted to a 42-0 halftime lead.
Huffman took the opening kick and immediately went 3 and out. Hewitt started in Huffman territory and took exactly one play to score as Peyton Floyd hit Jaden Loving for a 41 yard score. The Ward PAT made it 7-0 Huskies.
After another Huffman punt, the Huskies would take two plays to score. This time Floyd found Jacob Serena for a 33 yard touchdown pass and catch. Tripp Ward made it 14-0 with the PAT.
Huffman would make their only 1st down of the first half after a Hewitt penalty. They would punt three plays later and Hewitt would start with their worst field position of the night at their own 37. Senior reserve quarterback Conner Rhodes would march the Husky offense on their longest drive of the night resulting in a 4the and goal touchdown run from Kennedy Mitchell. The Ward PAT made it 21-0.
Peyton Floyd would later find Dylan Pope for an 8 yard score. Hewitt would score again as James Kelly took a snap out of the wildcat formation and took it 15 yards for a touchdown.
The closing score of the first half came courtesy of senior defensive back Riggs Dunn, who stepped in front of a Huffman receiver and took it to the house for a pick 6. The Ward PAT made it 42-0 at the half.
In the second half, Hewitt’s defense would continue to dominate the line of scrimmage, holding Huffman to just 37 yards in total offense.
The Huskies would score three more times with the first coming on a Deuce Alston touchdown run. Later Rhodes would find Jeremiah Hill for a pitch and catch touchdown. Finally Zac Benefield would score on a touchdown run.
Hewitt ran only 33 plays to total 322 yards of offense, a testament to the defense, who provided a short field for the Husky offense the entire evening. Only one drive for Huffman resulted in positive yards. It was the last drive of the game.
When asked to assess his team a little past the halfway point in the season Floyd said “I think we’re playing really good football right now. We’ve had some young guys get some good experience at this point, so I am proud of their improvement.”
Hewitt is 5-1 on the season and host Thompson next Friday night at Husky stadium