In what is likely to be anything other than low-scoring, 7A #2 Hewitt-Trussville welcomes #7 Bob Jones to Husky Field at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium in our Hendrick Hoover Auto Mall Game of the Week.
The second-ranked Huskies are off to their best start since 2001, legendary coach Jack Wood’s last season. They’re also averaging 11 more points per game on offense than that season. Hewitt has had a renaissance under Josh Floyd, the Gus Malzahn disciple that has turned a once traditional offense into the “Husky Fast” mantra.
Hewitt is led by quarterback transfer Connor Adair. The once-Mountain Brook Spartan was a necessary answer for who would replace Zach Thomas after graduating last season. Adair has thrown 16 touchdowns this season, most of them to star receiver Noah Igbinohene, Elliott McElwain, and running back Grayson Cash. Cash and Igbinoghene have also added their fair share of scores on the ground, which is what helps make this offense so dynamic.
Bob Jones had a surprising hiccup against 6A Austin in Week 1. Otherwise, they’d probably be a Top 5 team. The Pats have beaten Dorman out of South Carolina and rival James Clemens for the fifth straight year. Since then, the opponents have become a bit more lightweight. That didn’t stop them from having trouble with putting away Florence last week.
The Bob Jones offense is led by a running game consisting of Brad Anderson, Isaiah Hatchett, and Jaylen Williams with quarterback Brady Polson at the helm. Four-star Alabama committed tackle Kendall Randolph spearheads the offensive line. The strength of the defense comes in the secondary with Ole Miss commit AJ Harris, Jay Hawthorne, and Mikyle Stewart.
The Pats are scoring an even 30 points a game while giving up 17.5, but just 22 over the last two games combined. Bob Jones is the best they’ve been in program history under Kevin Rose, having won six region titles in his seven previous seasons with a region record of 50-3 which includes the 3-0 start to this year. With a win over Hewitt, the Pats would almost assuredly wrap up title number seven for Rose.
In this game, there’s very little chance of scoring being under the 30s unless there’s poor execution. A defensive struggle would favor Bob Jones, but a shootout definitely goes in favor of the Huskies. I’m seeing the latter for this game with a big night for Cash.
Hewitt-Trussville – 38, Bob Jones – 35