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Second Round Games on November 13, 2020

#3 Hewitt-Trussville at #1 Thompson

The Records

Hewitt-Trussville (9-2) is coming off their first round win against James Clemens 55-12 at Madison City School Stadium last Friday night. Thomson defeated Grissom 49-7 at Thompson in Warriors Stadium last Friday night in the first round of the AHSAA 7A State Championship Playoffs.

Hewitt-Trussville has a four game winning streak. There last loss was against Hoover (29-28) during week six of the season. The Huskies only other loss was to Thomspon (35-21) during week four. Hewitt-Trussville holds wins over #3 ranked in 6A Pinson Valley and 7A Oak Mountain. Both teams are in the playoffs. 

Thompson (11-0) has a 15-game winning streak that dates back to the 2019 season. Hewitt-Trussville is the last team to defeat Thompson by a score of 35-29 in that 2019 regular season.  

The Stats

Hewitt-Trussville averages 35.2 points per game and gives up 21.6 points per game while Thompson averages 30.7 points per game while giving up 14.9 points per game. Hewitt-Trussville averages 143 yards passing, 265 yards rushing with a total offense of 409 yards per game. Thompson averages 294 yards passing, 163 yards rushing with a total offense of 457 yards per game. 

Key Players

QB Cade Ott Carruth (Junior) - completed 95-of-160 passing for 1,514 yards with 16 TD's & 6 INT's
RB Armoni Goodwin (Senior) - rushed for 1,332 yards on 135 carries (9.9 avg) with 18 TD's
RB Sean Jackson (Senior) - rushed for 1,004 yards on 95 carries (10.6 avg) with 10 TD's with 23 receptions for 296 yards (12.9 avg) with 3 TD's
WR Omari Kelly (Junior) - caught 34 passes for 650 yards (19.5 avg) with 6 TD's
WR Cayson Zackery (Junior) - caught 15 passes for 293 yards (18.9 avg) with 5 TD's
LB Landen Berguson (Senior) - recorded 125 tackles, 7.0 TFL
LB Bam White (Junior) - recorded 106 tackles, 6.0 TFL
LB Clint Simpson (Senior) - recorded 89 tackles, 5.0 TFL
DL Justice Finkley (Junior) - recorded 4.0 sacks with 70 tackles, 6.0 TFL
DB Michael Edwards (Senior) - recorded a team high of four interceptions on the season (13 as a team)
  K Ethan Wilson (Senior) - kicked 4-of-4 in field goals with 47 extra points

QB Connor Harrell (Junior) - completed 184-of-245 passing for 2,858 yards with 32 touchdowns and 3 interceptions
RB Jarrett Crockett (Senior) - rushed for 570 yards on 88 carries (6.5 avg) with 9 TD's
RB Ahmari Bolden (Junior) - rushed for 216 yards on 36 carries (6.0 avg) with 1 TD's
WR JB Mitchell (Senior) - caught 58 passes for 1,006 yards (17.3 avg) with 9 TD's
WR Ryan Peppins (Junior) - caught 47 passes for 731 yards (15.6 avg) with 9 TD's
WR Tre Roberson (Senior) - caught 36 passes for 453 yards (12.6 avg) with 5 TD's
WR Sam Reynolds (Senior) - caught 24 passes for 439 yards (18.3 avg) with 5 TD's
LB Jeremiah Alexander (Junior) - recorded 80 tackles, 23.0 TFL & 3 sacks
LB Jax Van Zandt (Junior) - recorded 76 tackles, 7.0 TFL
DB Tony Mitchell (Sophomore) - recorded a team high of three interceptions on the season (7 as a team)
   K Trevor Hardy (Junior) - kicked 3-of-3 in field goals with 54 extra points

When Hewitt-Trussville has the ball...
Look for the Huskies to keep giving the ball to their two backs. Goodwin has speed and quickness, while Jackson has the power that can break tackles on any run. The Huskies passing game with Carrutt has picked up with big plays to receiver Omari Kelly in the second half of the season. Getting Jackson in the open field with screen plays have played big. Goodwin can break a long run any play. Goodwin had a big game on the ground against James Clemens last week. 

When Thompson has the ball...
As the Huskies want to run the football, Thompson likes to throw the ball and get the football to their playmakers. JB Mitchell, Ryan Peppins, Tre Roberson and Sam Reynolds can make the big play at anytime on the field. They can turn a short pass for a long touchdown catch and run or go deep on any play. Peppins caught a long ball the last time the two teams met. After Thompson gets the lead, the ball goes into Jarrett Crockett hands for carries to run out the clock. Crockett can catch the ball out of the backfield so he is a weapon in the passing game.

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