No. 24 Hewitt-Trussville
Location: Trussville, Ala.
2016 record: 11-1
2016 Super 25 Final ranking: Not ranked
The Huskies made it to the 7A quarterfinals and could go further this year behind junior QB Paul Tyson, a transfer from Mountain Brook who is the great-grandson of legendary Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.
He has a big-time offensive line in front of him, led by Alabama commit Pierce Quick, three-year starter Ben Adams and junior Joseph Stone, who is 6-8 and 340 pounds.
Senior DB-WR-RB Myles Mason, a transfer from Pleasant Grove, is getting major offers, as is sophomore WR Dazalin Worsham. A big part of the offense is senior RB Elliott McElwain, who had more than 1,500 all-purpose yards last season, but senior RB Antonio Reed will also get his share of carries.
Besides Mason, the defense has plenty of talent: senior LB and three-year starter Simon Miskelly (62 tackles); senior DB Trevor Sisk (71 tackles); senior DB T.J. Alexander (50 tackles and one INT); senior DL Hunter Davis; senior DE Tyler Antkowiak and junior DL Maurice Williams are expected to be the top players.
9/1 vs. Holy Trinity Episcopal (Melbourne, Fla.)
9/8 vs. Gadsden City (Gadsden)
9/15 at Grissom (Huntsville)
9/22 vs. Buckhorn (New Market)
9/29 vs. Center Point (Birmingham)
10/6 at Bob Jones (Madison)
10/13 vs. Sparkman (Harvest)
10/20 at Huntsville
10/27 at James Clemens (Madison)
11/13 vs. Florence