Dickson County running back Gavin Meadows breaks an arm tackle from a Brentwood defender.
Photo: Marty Allison/DicksonSportsMedia
By Lucas Panzica
BRENTWOOD, TN – It was a near-perfect night for junior quarterback Cade Granzow as the Brentwood Bruins (3-0) beat the Dickson County Cougars (0-3) 63-0 in the Region 6-6A opener on Friday night.
Granzow was 17/18 for 231 yards and five total touchdowns, including one on the ground in less than two quarters of action.
“Pretty efficient” said Brentwood head coach Ron Crawford, “we had guys open and he hit them, and he should’ve.
“We got a good receiving corps, we really believe we have five guys there that can score, that can make plays.”
The Bruins got off to a slow start, however, as Dickson County received the opening kickoff and got a quick first down. The Cougars then punted it back to Brentwood and forced a three-and-out.
“I thought we were doing some great things” said Dickson County coach Randy Murphree, “I think Jacob (Dooley) was looking a little bit better, found a little bit more of a run game.”
The scoreless game was short-lived, as Brentwood forced another punt and drove the ball 57 yards, capping the series with a one-yard rushing touchdown from Granzow with 4:56 to play in the first quarter. The Bruins doubled the lead after Dickson County fumbled deep in its own territory and running back Luke Walters scored from five yards out to make it 14-0 with 4:03 remaining in the first quarter.
Six more Bruins were able to get on the board with a touchdown before the night was over, and a running clock in the second half ended with a 63-0 final.
For Dickson County, the aim is continued improvement from sophomore quarterback Jacob Dooley and the rest of the offense, as the Cougars still search for their first points of the 2019 season. Progress was made on Friday, according to Murphree, on a young team playing in one of the toughest regions in Tennessee.
“I thought some of our younger backs that we put in that we’ve had to work this week really showed some promise late in the game.”
Both teams will go back to non-conference action, as Brentwood travels to Henry County and Dickson County hosts McGavock in week four.