Hoover, AL – The Hewit-Trussville Huskies, ranked 6th in Class 7A, snapped a six game loosing streak to the Hoover Bucs (1-4, 1-2), knocking off their Region 3 rivals in impressive fashion Friday night at the Hoover Met.
Huskies senior quarterback, Peyton Floyd, emerged as the star of the night, guiding Hewitt to an impressive 28-7 victory over the slumping Bucs. The game showcased Floyd’s incredible versatility as he demonstrated his prowess both on the ground and through the air, ultimately securing the win for the 4-1 Huskies.
Throughout the contest, Floyd showcased his remarkable talent by accounting for all four of Hewitt-Trussville’s touchdowns. He ran for three scores, showcasing his agility and speed as he weaved through the Buccaneer defense. Additionally, he displayed his passing skills by connecting with sophomore receiver Dylan Cope for a 19-yard touchdown pass that added to the Huskies’ lead.
However, it wasn’t just Floyd’s individual brilliance that defined this game. The Hewitt-Trussville defense played a pivotal role, pitching a shutout for three quarters. Their tenacity and resilience were evident when they stopped a formidable 21-play drive by Hoover with a goal-line stand during the second quarter. This crucial defensive stand kept the Bucs off the scoreboard and set the tone for the remainder of the game.
A pivotal moment in the contest came when a sideline penalty against Hoover extended a Hewitt-Trussville offensive possession. Seizing this opportunity, the Huskies marched an impressive 99 yards in just 12 plays. Floyd capped drive with a two-yard touchdown run, breaking a scoreless tie that had prevailed until midway through the second quarter.
The first half saw the Hewitt-Trussville defense forcing several three-and-outs, effectively stifling Hoover’s offensive efforts. Capitalizing on these defensive stops, Floyd led the offense to another 2-yard touchdown plunge, securing a commanding 14-0 halftime lead.
After the break, Peyton Floyd continued to shine. He directed a methodical 10-play drive, culminating in yet another 2-yard touchdown run. This relentless offensive performance left Hoover struggling to contain the Huskies’ offensive firepower.
Floyd’s statistics for the game were impressive, completing 8-of-17 passes for 91 yards, including a touchdown pass. His ground game was equally potent, as he carried the ball 20 times for 70 yards, consistently moving the chains for the Huskies.
The Bucs lone touchdown, a seven-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Noah Schubach to Avery Crawford, came late in the game, with just 6:54 remaining on the clock.
This loss marked a significant moment for Hoover, as they dropped out of the ASWA rankings for the first time in an astonishing 23 years.
Schubach finished the night with 11 completions on 30 attempts, amassing 86 yards through the air and one touchdown pass.
In summary, the game between Hewitt-Trussville and Hoover showcased the exceptional skills of quarterback Peyton Floyd and the resolute defense of the Huskies. The senior signal caller’s dynamic performance propelled the Huskies to a victory over the Bucs for only the second time in their past 14 meetings. On the other side, Hoover faces a challenging moment in their storied football history, slipping out of the Alabama Sports Writers Association football rankings for the first time in over two decades.
Looking ahead, the Huskies step out of region play in week 5 to welcome the winless Huffman Vikings (0-5) to Trussville. Hoover will look to bounce back in an Over the Mountain clash with the 6A Mountain Brook Spartans (4-1) at The Met.