The Creek Wood Red Hawks upset their intra-county rivals the Dickson County Cougars 30-26 on Friday night in Dickson, giving CWHS its second win in eight tries against the older, bigger school, and giving now-interim head coach Chuck Daniel a 1-0 start to his first season back at the Red Hawk helm. The game started well enough for Dickson County, as the opening kick was a touchback, and the first offensive play for Creek Wood was a rush for a 2 yard loss by Quinton Poole. That loss was further negated by a 10-yard holding penalty, giving the Red Hawks first and 20 from theirRead More →

The last two weeks of Creek Wood’s football season came down to two basic options. If the Red Hawks beat Kenwood, their regular-season finale against Clarksville Northwest would likely be a win-or-go-home game for a playoff spot. If the Knights prevailed, then Creek Wood’s home finale would simply be to send off the seniors and to build momentum for 2016. Kenwood managed 350 yards rushing and six touchdowns by one player, but the Red Hawks very nearly pulled the upset anyway. However, the Knights held on, and the clock struck midnight on Creek Wood’s playoff chances. Rather than knowing the season was over and playingRead More →

The Creek Wood Red Hawks needed a spectacular effort on the road at Kenwood, the number two team in Region 6-4A, to get a win and keep their playoff hopes alive. Creek Wood controlled tempo, played well on both sides of the ball, won the turnover battle for most of the game, won the penalty battle, dominated on special teams, and played with the lead late in the game. Unfortunately for the Red Hawks, Antwuan Branch was a nearly unstoppable force at running back for the homestanding Knights, and his big-splash runs in the second half keyed a huge comeback. CWHS had a chance toRead More →

The Creek Wood Red Hawks needed something to bounce their way. A soggy field helped trip them up earlier in the year at Cheatham County. Fumbles had been an issue all season long. Special teams issues and a turnover in a rainy game the prior week kept Creek Wood from winning its first region game, a 4-point loss at Hillwood. This Friday night, a 2-hour road trip to nearly the Alabama line and a driving rain through most of the game could have spelled disaster. Instead, the adversity galvanized the Red Hawks, who played their best game of the season and torched Loretto 60-21 onRead More →

The Creek Wood Red Hawks had every reason to go through the motions against Hillwood on Friday night. The Hilltoppers were celebrating homecoming, held a 28-6 lead in the third, and had a personnel advantage as everyday starting punter and noseguard Garrett Dolinich was out with a sickness and starting linebacker Stetson Spicer (who was punting in Dolinich’s absence) was injured during the game and did not return. Creek Wood’s special teams struggled on the night, with a blocked punt and a blocked extra point in the game. And a driving rain throughout the game led to 5 lost fumbles, 3 lost by the visitingRead More →

Dickson dropped their third Region 7AAAAA contest Friday as they fell to Rossview 12-7 in the pouring rain. Dickson County struggled throughout the first half to deal with the field conditions as much as the Hawks defense. The Cougars first scoring chance came on a fumble return by Devontae Sanders from deep in Dickson territory. It was returned for a touchdown but a personal foul, 15 yards behind Sanders, brought the ball back to the Cougar 40 yard line. Later, in the second quarter, a Jacob Murphree interception was returned for a touchdown but was also called back due to a penalty. With neither teamRead More →

The Creek Wood Red Hawks welcomed a dangerous East Hickman squad to Charlotte for homecoming on Friday night. The Eagles were winless on the season, and their defense had not held an opponent under 35 points all season, but East Hickman had a passing attack that was impressive even in tricky field conditions. The Red Hawks took the lead early, retook the lead in the middle of the contest, and held off a late rally to keep the visitors winless and make the home folks happy 24-20. While East Hickman had to turn to the running game more than usual in a persistent rain storm,Read More →

The last time that the Creek Wood Red Hawks played in Charlotte was Week 1, the Creek Wood/Dickson County game to open the season. The Red Hawks seemed re-energized by finally getting to play at home, and Coach Justin Palmer let his team dress for the occasion with brand-new charcoal uniforms for the Region 6-4A contest. Unfortunately, the Lipscomb Academy Mustangs weren’t interested in giving the home side a happy memory. The Mustangs had their bye week to start the season, and won two games before getting rocked the week prior…by 6A Overton. Lipscomb Academy used a senior-heavy lineup, physical size across the board, andRead More →

The Creek Wood Red Hawks were short-handed going into their fourth game of the season, a road game at the winless Cheatham County Central Cubs. Starting cornerback and versatile running back/receiver Dylan Huffman was out with an ACL injury, and returning wideout Jonathan McCloud wore Huffman’s #23 jersey to show support for his teammate. Running back Quinton Poole took over kicking duties in this non-region game. Backup quarterback Devon Higgins was also injured, meaning that Coach Justin Palmer couldn’t rotate Higgins with starter Peyton Gibbs, who had been getting extended time on defense with Higgins taking over more of the QB duties. As thin as theRead More →