The Dots offense struggled to get any momentum going in the first half as they gained only 35 yards and managed only one first down.
"It's my quarterback's first time playing that position,'' Lemley said of Hayden Webb, "and now they all need to just start getting together and sticking together."
The Dots opened the second half with a surprise successful onside kick. The momentum turned as the Dots then ran off 15 plays covering eight minutes, finally scoring on a 37-yard pass from junior quarterback Hayden Webb to senior receiver Tyler Gibson to draw closer at 13-6.
However, the momentum was short-lived as the Huskies used a combination of long passes and runs to drive the length of the field with Americo sneaking in from the 3 for a 20-6 lead.
"I can't say enough about Tyler Americo. He played smart and really managed the football game. And the defense did a good job as well as they played hard all night," said Meyer.
For Hoover, Dotson finished the night with 171 rushing yards on 17 carries. Thomas added another 95 yards on 13 totes. Americo chipped in with 113 passing yards on 5 of 12 completions.
For the Dots, who recently had three seniors and one junior depart the squad, Webb replaced Justin Stewart under center and rushed for just 19 yards on 15 carries. Stewart, moved to a running back spot, picked up 61 yards on 11 rushes.