Hewitt-Trussville survives Gadsden City
From The Tribune staff reports
GADSDEN — The Hewitt-Trussville Huskies (7-2, 4-2) survived an upset bid from Gadsden City (5-4, 2-4) here on Friday night, October 15, 2021.
The win secures a playoff spot for Hewitt-Trussville, but it wasn’t easy. The Huskies fell behind 14-7 when Octavious Griffin scored for the Titans with about 10 minutes remaining in the half. Senior running back James Hammonds then broke off a 16-yard TD run for the Huskies with around five minutes to go to the break. A missed PAT meant that Gadsden City maintained a one-point edge going into halftime, 14-13.
The Titans extended their lead when Jacob Perry scored with 7 minutes remaining in the third quarter. With the PAT, it was 21-13, and Hewitt-Trussville was looking to get back into the fight.
Sophomore quarterback Peyton Floyd stepped up with a five-yard touchdown run with three minutes to go in the third quarter, and then hit Kadarius Barnes for the two-point conversion to make it 21-21.
After the Titans returned the ensuing kickoff for an 80-yard touchdown, the Huskies found themselves right back in a hole, 28-21.
With about a minute remaining in the quarter, Matt Miller scored for Hewitt on a one-yard run. The PAT tied things up at 28.
Hammonds again broke free, this time in the fourth quarter for a 48-yard touchdown run that was the difference in the game. The PAT made it 35-28, and that was enough for the difference in the game.