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Football: West falls behind late against Hewitt-Trussville
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West Forsyth’s grueling early season took them across Georgia’s western border on Friday, and while the Wolverines jumped out to an early lead against Alabama power Hewitt-Trussville, they ultimately took a 47-19 loss to the Huskies to fall to 0-2.

Running back Daba Fofana opened scoring for West, breaking out for a 45-yard touchdown run with 9:14 left in the first quarter. With 2:43 left, West extended its early lead to 13-0 with a 29-yard touchdown pass from Blake Whitfield to Casey Cowart.

After West’s second score, though, the Huskies began to resemble the highly-touted team they were. Hewitt scored three straight touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 30-13 lead. West kicker Alex Wilson nailed a 27-yard field goal as the first half ended, with Hewitt-Trussville taking a 20-16 edge into the second half.

Wilson connected on a 46-yard field goal with 4:17 left in the third quarter, but that was the only second half score the Wolverines could get while the Huskies scored four more touchdowns in the second half.

Fofana Whitfield ended his night with 21 carries for 79 yards. Whitfield went 19-of-33 for 188 yards.