Hartselle’s Trent Wright returns after two years away from football

Hartselle’s Trent Wright thought his football playing days were over two years ago.

After trying to survive as a 5-foot-6, 125-pound freshman, Wright decided the game wasn’t for him.

Now the 6-3, 185 senior could be an important cog in the Hartselle offense this season while playing wide receiver.

“After my freshman football season, I decided to focus on basketball,” Wright said. “Basketball has always been my No. 1 sport and always will be.”

Basketball has worked out well for Wright. He was a starter last season for head coach Faron Key on Hartselle’s team that advanced to the Northwest Regional championship game.