Warriors fall to Huskies

Published 11:51 pm Friday, October 9, 2015

Frank Mwakajumba looks for room to run in Thompson's contest against Hewitt-Trussville on Oct. 9. (For the Reporter / Eric Starling)

Frank Mwakajumba looks for room to run in Thompson’s contest against Hewitt-Trussville on Oct. 9. (For the Reporter / Eric Starling)

By ERIC STARLING / Special to the Reporter

TRUSSVILLE – The Thompson Warriors were looking to get back on the winning track this week, but ran into a red hot Hewitt-Trussville team. The Huskies hosted the Warriors and stayed even with Hoover for second place in the Class 7A Region 3 race behind Spain Park with a 35-17 win.

Thompson was coming off their worst performance of the season with seven turnovers last week and struggled early to get the ball moving against the Huskies. A first half interception and a dropped kick off return allowed the Huskies to jump out to a 21-0 half-time lead.

The Warriors had two opportunities in the first to pin the Huskies inside the ten yard line with a couple of great punts by Braxton Ragland, but like last week, they allowed the ball to roll into the end zone without downing it.

The Warriors ground game got clicking in the second half. After taking the second half kick and driving to the Husky three yard line, the Warriors used a little misdirection and wide receiver Jordan Haywood hit quarterback Walker Lott with a pass for the touchdown.

With the rain pouring down on the ensuing kickoff, the Huskies took the kick at their own 16-yard line and Grayson Cash rambled 84 yards for the score, pushing their lead to 28-7.

Thompson added a Dimitri Davis field goal from 23-yards out with just over three minutes left in the third period.

After Hewitt-Trussville added another touchdown, the Warriors took over at their own twenty. The Warriors moved the ball to the Husky thirty. From there, Frank Mwakajumba took the hand off and busted out a 30-yard run for the score. Davis added the extra point and the Warriors finished the night at 35-17.

The Warriors finished the night with 224 rushing yards led by Carlos Stephens with 108 yards.

Next week the Warriors return home for senior night to face Tuscaloosa County.