Hewitt-Trussville wanted a track meet and that’s exactly what it got.
The Class 7A, No. 4-ranked Huskies’ offense was nearly unstoppable in a 52-18 win at No. 10 Bob Jones tonight in Madison.
Three-star junior quarterback Paul Tyson accounted for six touchdowns – five passing and one rushing – to lead the rout.
Hewitt-Trussville (6-0, 4-0 Region 4) scored touchdowns on five of its six first-half possessions, running 55 plays to Bob Jones’ 22, and lead 35-6 at the break. The only drive that didn’t result in points was a turnover on downs at the Bob Jones 1-yard line. The Huskies added two touchdowns and a field goal on its first three possessions after intermission.
Bob Jones quarterback Caden Rose scored on runs of 79, 27 and 3 yards as the Patriots fell to 4-3 and 3-1
Game ball: Tyson unofficially completed 26-of-35 passes for 338 yards and no interceptions. He threw touchdowns to three receivers. Tyson had 264 yards through the air at halftime. He now has 17 touchdown passes against just one interception on the season.
Turning point. Hewitt-Trusville was on the verge of taking a two-touchdown lead in the opening minutes of the second quarter when running back Elliott McElwain was stuffed at the 1 on fourth-and-goal. Bob Jones couldn’t capitalize, however, as Creed Parker picked off a pass at the Patriots 36-yard line. Four plays later, Tyson found Lee Reagan for a 7-yard touchdown.
Hewitt-Trussville stat sheet: Reagan also caught a 26-yard touchdown. Logan Pitts had touchdown receptions of 33 yards (on a screen) and 10 yards. Antonio Reed had an 8-yard TD grab. McElwain ran for 66 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown run, on 17 carries. Cameron Bledsoe ran for 65 yards on 15 attempts. Parker Colburn booted a 31-yard field goal. T.J. Alexander and Parker recovered fumbles.
Bob Jones stat sheet: Rose ran for 118 yards and three scores on eight carries. He completed 6-of-12 passes for 79 yards. Isiah Hatchett ran for 70 yards on 13 carries.
By the numbers: 566 – Yards of offense for Hewitt-Trusville to Bob Jones’ 344; 30 – First downs for the Huskies to the Patriots’ 12; 0 – Sacks allowed by Hewitt-Trussville; 52 – Points per game scoring average by Hewitt-Trussville this season; 25 – Points allowed by the Huskies in the past four games; 3 – Currently undefeated teams that Bob Jones has lost to. The Patriots also fell to 7A No. 1 Central-Phenix City and 6A No. 1 Austin.
Next week: Hewitt-Trussville hosts Sparkman. Bob Jones goes to Gadsden City.
By Daniel Boyette | firstname.lastname@example.org on October 06, 2017
SCORING & STATS
HEWI — Elliott McElwain 3 run (Parker Colburn kick), 10:03
HEWI — Logan Pitts 33 pass from Paul Tyson (Colburn kick), 2:47
BOBJ — Caden Rose 79 run (kick blocked), 1:48
HEWI — Lee Reagan 7 pass from Tyson (Colburn kick), 8:41
HEWI — Tyson 2 run (Colburn kick), 3:49
HEWI — Antonio Reed 8 pass from Tyson (Colburn kick), 0:16
HEWI — Reagan 26 from Tyson (Colburn kick), 9:49
BOBJ — Rose 27 run (2-point pass failed), 8:18
HEWI — Pitts 10 pass from Tyson (Colburn kick), 2:42
BOBJ — Rose 3 run (2-point pass failed), 11:56
HEWI — Colburn 41 field goal, 7:21