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2nd Ranked Hoover Sails Past No. 6 Hewitt-Trussville 34-10

Brant Berry | PrepsNet

Hoover, AL – The Hoover Bucs rolled to a 34-10 victory over 7A Region 3 rival Hewitt-Trussville Friday night at The Hoover Met. 

The victory improved the second ranked Bucs to 7-0, 4-0 in region play.  No. 6 Hewitt slips to 5-2 (2-2). 

Terrell Jones, who was making his return to the gridiron following an injury, put the Bucs on the board early, picking up a Husky fumble and returning it 54 yards into the endzone.  

Ahamari Williams extended the Hoover lead to two scores on a two yard first quarter jolt in to the endzone.  Following a failed fourth down conversion deep in Hoover territory Williams added a receiving touchdown from just outside the Hewitt 10 yard line to cap the first half, giving the Bucs a 27-3 advantage going into the break. 

Huskies running back James Hammonds narrowed the Hoover lead to 34-10 late in the third, taking a Peyton Floyd handoff 36 yards for touchdown.  Williams put the game on ice for the Bucs at the start of the final period, crossing the goal line for the third time with a 13 yard rushing score.  

Bucs quarterback Bennett Meredith finished the night with 231 yards through the air completing 15-of-22 throws with a score and a pair of third quarter interceptions deep in Husky territory.  K.J. Law snagged six Meredith passes for 103 yards. 

Ahamari Williams lead the Buccaneer rushing attack with with 96 yards on 24 attempts including a pair of rushing scores and a touchdown through the air.  

Hoover placekicker Payten Argent nailed field goals of 43 and 28 yards and split the uprights on 4-of-4 extra point attempts. 

Hewitt quarterback Cade Ott Carruth completed 7-of-11 passes for 100 yards before being sidelined with an injury late in the contest.  Floyd finished the night under center for the Huskies passing for 82 yards, completing 4-of-8 passes.  Receiver Omari Kelly made six receptions for 66 yards.  Hammonds carried the ball nine times for 62 yards. 

Hoover returns to action next Friday night, on the road, at cross-town rival Spain Park (5-1, 0-4).  Hewitt-Trussville welcomes the Vestavia Hills Rebels (1-5, 1-3) to Husky Field.