HT HOLDS ON TO DEFEAT SPARKMAN IN
TOP 10 MATCHUP
Hewitt-Trussville got a battle from Sparkman Friday night, but was able to hang on for a
34-27 region win. The Huskies improved to 7-0 overall for the season. The win gives the
team a 5-0 record in 7A Region 4. Sparkman fell to 5-2 overall on the year and 3-2 in
The Huskies once again got off to a fast start. On the opening drive Junior quarterback
Paul Tyson connected deep down the middle of the field with Senior wide receiver Logan
Pitts for a 48-yard touchdown. On the next drive, Tyson hit Senior Lee Reagan for a 7-yard
touchdown. The first quarter was just halfway finished and the Huskies led 14-0.
Sparkman answered back with the long touchdown run. The extra point failed and the lead
was cut to 14-6. The Huskies once again put a nice drive together but this time they were
stopped short of the endzone. Kicker Parker Colburn connected on a 27-yard field goal to
once again give the Huskies a double digit lead. Tyson led another productive drive for the
Huskies as halftime neared. He threw a well-designed screen pass to Elliott McElwain
and he scored from 25-yards out. Kicker Parker Colburn got another field goal chance on
the final play of the half. This time he made a 42-yard field goal and the Huskies took a
27-6 lead in the locker room.
The offense continued to play well as third quarter began. Cameron Bledsoe scored on a
35-yard run to give the Huskies a 34-6 lead. It looked like the team was on the way to
another big win but Sparkman battled back. Senators quarterback Devin Kimbrough
scored on an 11-yard run to cut the lead to 34-13. Early in the 4th quarter, Sparkman
scored on an 11-yard run and suddenly the Husky lead was just 14 points.
The Huskies put together a nice drive late in the 4th quarter but fumbled inside the
Senators 20-yard line. Kimbrough once again made a play for Sparkman as he rushed in
from 44-yards out to cut the lead to 34-27 with just over four minutes left.
The Hewitt-Trussville offense responded with several first downs and was eventually able to
run out the clock to secure a victory. Coach Josh Floyd said, "I told the guys, this is 7A
football. You have to be fired up after a win. Obviously as coaches it is not going to be too
much fun to watch the film with the guys because there's a lot of mistakes, too many
The Huskies will be on the road next Friday as they travel to play Huntsville. The game will
be played at Milton Frank Stadium.