HOOVER, Alabama -- Quarterback Peyton Floyd accounted for four touchdowns as the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies get the big road 28-7 win over Hoover in a Class 7A, Region 3 game at the Hoover Met on Friday night. Floyd ran for three touchdowns and passed for one in the region win.
Today was a special day because it was Peyton's birthday. "We were a more tougher and more physical team," said Huskies QB Floyd. "The word this week was tougher, and we played that way tonight. We had some linemen out on offense, but the offensive line played tough, and I love them. I've had this game on my mind all off-season. This game, on my birthday, at the Met, and revenge. It felt so good, and I'm so proud of my guys."
Hewitt-Trussville (4-1, 3-0) scored first in the game when their defense made a third down and fourth down stop at the Huskies 1-yard line. With the Huskies taking over at the one, on a fourth down play, the Huskies looked like they were going to punt at their own 1-yard line, but a Hoover coach interfered with a referee and gave the Huskies a first down at their own 11-yard line. The Huskies scored on a 99-yard drive and changed the momentum in the game with the fourth down stop and the first down penalty that turned into a touchdown for Hewitt-Trussville.
With 5:24 left in the second quarter, Floyd scored on a 2-yard touchdown run, and the Huskies led 7-0. After holding Hoover to a three and out, the Huskies drove again for a score. With :13 seconds left in the half, Floyd scored on a 2-yard run, and the Huskies led 14-0.
With 7:09 left in the third quarter, Floyd scored on a 1-yard run, and the Huskies led 21-0. With 2:10 left in the third quarter, Floyd found Dylan Cope over the middle, and he scored on a 19-yard pass play, and the Huskies led 28-0 late in the third quarter. "We had a lot of fight tonight," said Huskies head coach Josh Floyd. "The word this week was toughness, and we knew it would be a tough ball game. These guys have a lot of pride, and I know they have lost some games, but they really have some good players. The defense was the key all night. They were incredible. Our kids played their tales off tonight."
Hoover (1-4, 1-2) scored on a 7-yard touchdown pass play from quarterback Noah Schuback to Jordan Woolen in the end zone. With the score, the lead was trimmed to 28-7 but didn't get any closer the rest of the game. The Hewitt-Trussville limited the Bucs offense for much of the night. "I've seen the young guys up front, along with the young linebackers, really step up," said Huskies safety Riggs Dunn. "This means the world to me, my teammates, and this program. This is a program-defining win. We just outplayed them tonight."
Floyd completed 10-of-17 passes for 125 yards with a touchdown and a pair of interceptions. He rushed 22 times for 61 yards, with the three touchdowns.
Next, Hoover will host Mountain Brook, while Hewitt-Trussville will host Huffman.