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The Creek Wood Red Hawks hosted the Fairview Yellow Jackets Friday night, in a district rematch of a Fairview blowout win last year. Very little went according to plan in the game, including a defensive battle early and a scoreless first quarter, but the Red Hawks rallied back from down 14 points to force overtime, and Creek Wood blasted the Jackets in the extra frame for a 35-28 upset win and redemption from last year.

Fairview struck early in the second quarter as junior quarterback Hunter Zimmerman connected on a third down pass to Ben Buttrey for a 68 yard touchdown, and after the extra point it was 7-0 Jackets. Creek Wood answered right back, with Kyle Klotz subbing in for Ian Spence in a two-quarterback system. On the second play of the drive, Klotz found Mathis Duncan for a 56 yard pass down to the Fairview 18, and a Jacket penalty on the play made it first and goal at the 9. Soon after, Klotz called his own number on a QB keeper, and scored from 2 yards out to tie the game at 7-7 with just under 10 minutes left in the half.

The Jackets took the lead again with 8:22 left in the second, as Cameron Ragsdale caught a 37 yard pass to start the drive, and another 38 yard pass for the go-ahead score. After forcing a three-and-out and a punt from the Red Hawks, the Jackets struck quickly with one play. Zimmerman hit Graham Estes for a 68 yard touchdown pass, and with 2:05 left in the first half Fairview led 21-7. Creek Wood answered back quickly on offense, but a penalty took away a 79 yard touchdown pass from Ian Spence to Duncan. Spence then threw a pick, but the Creek Wood defense stepped up for a sack, then an interception of its own. Dylan Huffman gave the Red Hawks great field position at the Jacket 22. In just one play, Spence fired a 22 yard touchdown pass to Isaac Edmondson, and after the extra point from Spence it was 21-14 Fairview, a score that would stand at halftime.

Creek Wood got the ball to start the second half, but the Yellow Jacket defense forced a three and out. Three plays after the punt, Zimmerman found Drevon Moore for a 49 yard score to give Fairview a two score cushion with 10:17 left in the third. As surprising as it might have seemed at the time, this would not only equal Fairview’s largest lead of the night, it would be the last time the visitors scored.

The Red Hawks were unable to convert on their next possession and turned the ball over on downs, but the defense propped up the home team and forced another Yellow Jacket punt. The next Creek Wood drive was helped by a pass interference penalty, and with 7:18 left in regulation Spence found Klotz for a 10 yard screen pass touchdown to pull within a score at 28-21. The defense stepped up once again for Creek Wood, led by Blake Bellamy who sacked Zimmerman on the ensuing drive, and the Red Hawks got the ball back. As the somewhat smaller crowd stomped on the bleachers on a cool night on Highway 47, Creek Wood drove calmly down the field in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter and tied the game with 1:20 left as Spence continued the stellar Red Hawk passing attack with an 18 yard strike to Jonathan McCloud. Spence’s extra point made it 28-28, and despite some tentative testing of the waters the Jackets played it safe and went to overtime.

Momentum was already wearing red at that point, but Fairview won the overtime coin toss. Since TSSAA overtime rules state that each team must possess the ball with a first and goal from the ten yard line in each overtime, the Yellow Jackets forced Creek Wood to set the tempo. If Fairview’s defense turned away the Red Hawks, the visitors could steal a win with a score. That strategy backfired, however, as the fired-up Red Hawks ran the option on the first play. Spence kept the ball running off right end, and just before he took a punishing hit the senior pitched to his standing running back Klotz. The do-it-all back rammed his way into the end zone untouched, and Creek Wood had its first lead of the night. Spence nailed the point after, and it was 35-28 with Fairview needing an answer to keep playing.

The Red Hawk defense stood tall again and drove the Yellow Jackets backwards, turning them away on a four and out on a drive that started first and goal, and a sea of red swarmed to the goal line on the home side’s right. The Red Hawks avenged an embarrassing road loss from last season, overcame a two score deficit in the fourth quarter, and handed a district loss to a playoff team all in one fourth down stop. The Red Hawks won 35-28 in overtime, in a three hour marathon game in “The Woods.”

Creek Wood improves to 2-2 overall, 1-1 in District 11-AA. Creek Wood travels to Waverly Central (3-0, 1-0) next week, after the Tigers thumped Stewart County 53-14. Fairview (2-2, 1-2) hosts Montgomery Central, which lost a 14-13 heartbreaker at home against Hickman County. The Tigers and Bulldogs (3-0, 2-0) are two of the four unbeaten teams in 11-AA, along with Lewis County (3-0, 1-0) and powerhouse Camden Central (4-0, 3-0). After the Waverly game, Creek Wood will host Stewart County before getting a bye week.

Dickson County struggled way down in Germantown on Friday night. The Cougars were looking to snap a two game losing streakagainst the Houston Mustangs but the offense continued to struggle.

In the first quarter, Houston got a four yard rushing touchdown from sophomore Seth Cartwright. The score put Dickson in a 7-0 hole but Jacob Murphree rallied the Cougars early in the second quarter. Murphree rolled to his right and hit Isaiah Burns on a corner route, Burns got a huge block from Kincaid Lewis and took the pass 56 yards for a touchdown.

After exchanging possessions in the second quarter Houston would get a pair of field goals in the final three minutes of the half to lead 13-7 at halftime.

The first four minutes of the third quarter would seal Dickson’s fate. Houston took the second half kick off down the field for a 36 yard passing touchdown; Jared Schmidt to Emmett Whitaker. Devontae Sanders seemed to get turned around on the play but still nearly got a hand on the ball before it was caught by Whitaker. On the ensuing possession Jacob Williams threw an interception to the 40 yard line. Schmidt hooked up with Chanse Pullen this time from 40 yards out for another score, The Mustangs lead 27-7 until the midpoint of the fourth quarter when Colby Cartwright rumbled in from 28 yards out to balloon the lead to 34-7.

Collier Wolcott scored late from two yards out to make the final margin 34-13 after Williams missed the extra point. Williams also missed a pair of first half field goal attempts; one wide left, the other well short.

Dickson County will return home Friday to host Brentwood at 7pm, A-1 Signs Pregame show starts at 6:30.

Dragons Crush Lewisburg

Dickson came in 3-0 and rolled up an undefeated Lewisburg squad, 32-14, on Thursday night. Darian Burns continued his strong work, on his birthday, with 178 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground.

Dickson took their first possession down the field on an opening drive that took 8 minutes and 4 seconds. Four plays later the Dragons stop a Tiger drive on fourth down at the Lewisburg 20 and punched in another Burns TD.

Leading 16-0 coming out of the half Dickson got a stop. On the next drive, Dragon quarterback Colton Harris found tight end Kody Pardue on a corner route for a 23 yard passing score.

Now leading 24-0, the Dickson defense would surrender a touchdown and two point conversion. Both came on scrambles by Lewisburg quarterback KJ Johnson and cut the lead to 24-8 headed into the fourth quarter.

Dickson found another score on a 30 yard rumble from Darian Burns that sealed the win. Lewisburg did score again and the final margin was 18, 32-14 over the Tigers.

Dickson is now 4-0 and in the drivers seat to host a bowl game at the end of the season. Next week the Dragons travel to CPA at 6:30 on the RFC Sports Network.

Week 2

Dickson 13 at Franklin 49

Trace Edmondson receiving his Play of the Week Game Ball from First Bank

Trace Edmonson receiving his Play of the Week Game Ball from Mary Stacy of First Bank










Creek Wood 7 at Hickman County 28

Brenden Dickens receiving his Player of the Week Game Ball from First Bank

Brenden Dickens receiving his Player of the Week Game Ball from First Bank

Week 1

Dickson 27 at Columbia 40

Ty Murphree receiving the Play of the Week Game Ball from Kyle Lamastus of First Bank

Ty Murphree receiving the Play of the Week Game Ball from Kyle Lamastus of First Bank









Ty Murphree was awarded Player of the Week honors for his performance against Columbia. Murphree had 6 catches for 80 yards in the Week 1 loss.

Creek Wood 34 vs Cheatham County 14

Kyle Klotz receiving his Play of the Week Game Ball from Michelle Street of First Bank

Kyle Klotz receiving his Play of the Week Game Ball from Michelle Street of First Bank

Dickson County dealt with a delay and then with a runaway on Friday night in Franklin. The Cougars start was pushed back 40 minutes due to lightning and heavy rain that began just before warmups. Game officials evacuated the football stadium, sending fans inside the school’s gym.

Once the delay was over the Cougars took the field and received the opening kickoff. With the offense unable to move the ball, Ty Murphee stood inside his own five yard line waiting to punt. He dropped the snap and then missed the ball on his punt attempt, turning it over to Franklin at their seven. The Rebels capitalized and took an early 7-0 lead.

On the next drive Dickson showed an offensive wrinkle when they debuted a rotating, two quarterback system featuring senior starter Jacob Williams and sophomore Jacob Murphree. Murphree sparked the offense with a 29 yard read option run that set up a first and goal for the Cougars. Three plays later Dickson tied it up at 7 all. The next 21 points would go to the Rebels, including a score on a possession that started on the Cougar two yard line after Ty Murphree had a punt blocked. On the 1260 Sports Roundtable Saturday morning Coach Troy Williams said the Rebels were able to block the punt due to Dickson only having 10 men on the field at the time.

Trailing 28-13, the Cougars again looked to be in trouble, facing a third and long on their own two yard line but Jacob Murphree found Kincaid Lewis down the left sideline for a 98 yard touchdown pass. The defender slipped and fell just as the ball reached Lewis and no one could catch the senior. Coach Williams was uncertain but believe it may have been the longest passing play (if not the longest play from scrimmage) in school history. Jacob Williams missed the point after and Dickson trail 28-13 but seemed to have seized the momentum with just under two minutes left in the first half. Franklin responded though and with no time on the clock scored a touchdown to extend the halftime lead to 35-13.

In the second half it was all Franklin. The Rebels would score twice in the third quarter to balloon their lead to 49-13 and start the running clock. Dickson would never threaten again.

The Cougars go on the road again Friday when they face Houston, in Germantown. The RFC Sports Network will have coverage beginning at 6:30, with kickoff at 7.

The Creek Wood Red Hawks kicked off their district schedule Friday night with a road game at the unbeaten Hickman County Bulldogs. The 11-AA slate started with a thud instead of a bang, as the Red Hawks got flattened 28-7.

The Bulldogs took the opening kickoff and dominated the line of scrimmage, hammering the ball down the field with ease. The drive took out almost half of the first quarter, before Cole Patton fired the ball to do-it-all back/receiver Hayden Dearman for a touchdown to make it 7-0. Hickman County’s defensive line kept Creek Wood’s offense grounded, but the Bulldog offense didn’t have an answer in the first half either. Late in the second quarter, Peyton Gibbs picked off a Patton pass to give the Red Hawks great field position, but the drive stalled in the red zone in the waning seconds of the half. Creek Wood set up for a quick chip-shot field goal, but with about two seconds left the Hickman County coaches iced the kicker with a time-out. The Bulldogs would block the 25 yard field goal attempt, and go to the locker room with a 7-0 lead that felt much bigger.

Creek Wood found new life in the second half, capping off a strong third quarter drive with a crisp play action pass from Ian Spence to bruising receiver Isaac Edmondson for a 46 yard touchdown, and the game was tied. However, the Bulldogs still were in control, as they answered back with a dominant drive immediately. Patton, starting at QB as the everyday starter was sick, ended the drive with a QB draw for a touchdown, and the extra point was a fake field goal; Patton found a receiver calmly, to put Hickman County up 15-7.

The two pointer would prove timely, as Dearman intercepted a Spence pass for a touchdown, but the extra point was no good. With the made two pointer from the prior touchdown, however, the lead remained 14 at 21-7. Hickman County got another stop, then went into a “Wildcat” formation with the quarterback Patton lining up as a wingback and a wide receiver setting up under center. The formation looked like a bunched-in victory formation, though the game was still in the fourth quarter. The Red Hawk defense was confused, and the clutch of running backs near the football were able to hug in behind the line and drive the ball with relative ease. Patton capped off that drive with another touchdown in the fourth, and with the extra point the Bulldogs went up 28-7.

Creek Wood leaned on Spence and senior Kyle Klotz for the rushing attack into the third quarter, but Klotz was used more on defense than offense in the second half, and with Hickman County blowing gaps in the offensive line backup fullback Dalton Pentecost struggled to find room against the sea of red. The Red Hawks couldn’t find an answer in the fourth, and in the final minutes ran out the clock on a 21-point district loss.

Creek Wood welcomes a vulnerable Fairview squad to “The Wood” next week.


Dickson finally received a season opener on Thursday night and used it to claim a 16-0 win, over the West Wilson Wildcats, for their third straight victory. The Dragons moved to 3-0 on the season behind a stout defense and a pair of timely touchdown drives.

Dickson’s first score came a mere 63 seconds into the game. Darian Burns, on the second play from scrimmage, bounced a run out to the left side and streak 53 yards to put the Dragons up 6-0 Triston Corlew caught a quick slant from quarterback Colton Harris to add the two point conversion.

Both teams would struggle offensively after that opening drive with mistakes and penalties killing drive after drive. The Wildcats struggled with high snaps all night leading to several third and long situations. On one drive quarterback Caleb Silva saw three straight snaps miss the mark and the fourth down snap flew over the punters head turning the ball over to the Dragons.

Dickson couldn’t capitalize on the miscues until late in the fourth quarter. Still leading 8-0, the Dragons seemed poised to run the clock out on the ground but after several Burns running plays, Coach Scotty Roberts dialed up a play fake. Harris kept and rolled out right, then he found tight end Kody Pardue wide open in the right corner of the endzone for the game sealing score with 2:49 to go in the game. Darian Burns took the draw play in for the two point conversion making it 16-0 Dickson with less that three minutes remaining.

On the final possession of the game, Dickson’s Jaxson Taylor suffered a back injury with 54 seconds on the clock. After some discussion the decision was made to run the time off and end the game. Taylor had feeling and movement in his arms and legs but was taken off the field in an ambulance as a precaution.

Dickson will host Lewisburg next Thursday at 6:30 on the RFC Sport Network.

Dickson County dug a huge first quarter hole on the way to a 40-27 loss to the Lions of Columbia.

Columbia wasted no time jumping out in front on a 72 yard touchdown run by Mario Williams just 35 seconds into the first quarter. Dickson’s high powered offense stalled on the next possession and moments later Evari Wisener would haul in a touchdown from 23 yards out to make it 14-0 with nine minutes left in the quarter. The Lions would score one more time in the first quarter. This time, Georgia commit, Jackson Harris grabbed a 21 yard pass from Orrin Delk. The extra point was no good, Columbia lead 20-0 heading to the second quarter.

Dickson responded in the second first with a 22 yard field goal from Jacob William with 7:08 left in the half. With junior liner backer and starting tailback, Collier Wolcott out with an injury and Devontae Sanders struggling, Dickson turned to senior John Jackson at running back. Jackson answer right away, taking his first carry of the night 48 yard, then capping the drive with a 2 yard TD run. Dickson trailed 20-10 at the half but would receive after the half and had all the momentum in their favor.

Coming out of the locker room, the Cougars again struggled to find rhythm on offense. After failing to move the ball on the opening possession of the half the punted to Columbia. Wisener struck again, this time on the ground, with a 78 yard touchdown run to push the lead back to 17 at 27-10. Dickson answered back with moments later with a 66 yard Jackson TD trimming the lead back to 10. Both teams would score again in the third quarter; Columbia on a Delk 10 yard TD run and Dickson on a 10 yard Wildcat run by Isaiah Burns. After the two teams combined for 28 points in the third quarter, the Cougar still trailed by 10, 34-24.

Starting the fourth, Dickson got as close as they had been since the first three minutes of the game. The Cougars’ drove to the 34 of Columbia but the drive stalled and Coach Troy Williams elected to try the long field goal. Williams would make his second of the game, this time from 50 yards, and Dickson trailed 34-27 with 5:46 to go in the fourth. The teams would trade possessions until Williams strung together three solid runs including a one yard touchdown plunge to extend the lead to 40-27 after a missed PAT. Dickson would cross midfield before stalling in the final two minutes and get one last chance after a Columbia fumble but neither drive found the endzone.

The Cougars were lead offensively by Jackson with 195 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on 18 carries. Ty Murphree had 6 receptions for 80 yards. Trevy Lee had three kick returns for 110 yards including one for 59 yards.

Dickson faces Franklin Friday night in their first District 11-AAA matchup at 7pm on the RFC Sports Network.

Red Hawks Clock Cubs

With the memory of a 45-7 season-opening loss fresh on their minds, the Creek Wood Red Hawks sought revenge at home against former district rivals the Cheatham County Cubs. On Friday night, the Red Hawks got their revenge, dominating all facets of the game en route to a 34-14 blowout win at home.

Creek Wood took its opening drive down the field with a heavy dose of Kyle Klotz on the ground but scored a touchdown when quarterback Ian Spence called his own number from four yards out. Spence nailed the extra point, and the Red Hawks were up 7-0 with 8:34 left in the first quarter. Creek Wood got an interception just one minute later as Klotz picked off Cheatham County quarterback Ryan Christmas, and CWHS used the short field to take a 14-0 lead as Spence found Isaac Edmondson for a 27 yard score with 4:58 left in the first. Creek Wood added another score with 1:33 left in the first as Dalton Pentecost struck on the ground from 17 yards away to extend the lead to 21-0.

The Red Hawks nearly kept the shutout for the entire first half, but Cheatham County’s Willie Presley broke the plane on an 11 yard touchdown run with just five seconds left in the quarter. Creek Wood led 21-7 at the half, but the Red Hawks capitalized on turnovers and poor special teams play by the Cubs to put the game away in the third. Creek Wood turned the ball over early in the second half on a fumble, but the Red Hawks caused a fumble soon after. Klotz scooped it up and rumbled more than 60 yards for the touchdown to make it 28-7 with 10:28 left in the third. The CWHS defense kept Cheatham County at bay, and the Red Hawk offense drove back down the field. While trying to get out of bounds on a first down conversion scramble, Spence got hit hard on the sidelines and had to leave the game. Klotz stepped in as the quarterback, and with 5:56 left in the quarter Klotz dove into the end zone and scored from one yard out. Spence came back in for the extra point, but it was no good, and Creek Wood led 34-7.

Cheatham County had its only answer of the game with 2:52 left in the third, as Christmas found Maxwell Lynch for a touchdown pass to make it 34-14. However, the game was out of hand and both sides began cycling in the backups. The reserves were unable to score for either side in the fourth, and Creek Wood improved to 1-1 on the season.

The Red Hawks travel to Centerville this week, for the district opener against Hickman County. The Bulldogs (1-0) beat Wayne County 38-34 on the road in Week One, after a bye in Week Zero. Elsewhere in the district, Stewart County (1-1) destroyed Houston County 61-12 and Waverly (2-0) rocked Perry County 55-6. Montgomery Central (1-1) took a non-district loss 30-21 at Harpeth. Camden improved to 2-0 by getting the first district win of the season, toppling Fairview (1-1) by a score of 35-20. Lewis County improved to 2-0 as well, blasting Collinwood 41-22 for a second straight week where the Panthers scored 40+ points. East Hickman had a bye week, after a Week Zero loss.