Little things had plagued the Creek Wood Red Hawks for almost a month. They lost a pair of games by a combined 7 points, then lost by 21 in a game where they didn’t fumble and were plus-one in turnover margin. Special teams, fumbles, and interceptions proved costly in a 3-week stretch that led to a 1-4 start and a 4 game losing streak. However, all of that seemed like ancient history as the Red Hawks hammered the East Hickman Eagles 43-6 on Homecoming Friday however, and Creek Wood looked like a well-oiled machine. Creek Wood won the opening toss and took the ball first,Read More →

The Creek Wood Red Hawks battled the Lipscomb Academy Mustangs on Friday night in a Region battle, but the numbers don’t tell the whole story. The Mustangs got a decisive 55-34 win, but the game was both more and less competitive than the score would have you believe–more competitive, as it was a 14-point game at the half, and less competitive because it was an extra-point away from triggering the mercy rule in the third quarter. Lipscomb Academy looks like it was dominant, but the home side helped the Red Hawks with several costly turnovers; Creek Wood gifted the Mustangs as well, in a gameRead More →

The Creek Wood Red Hawks rolled into Friday night’s non-Region matchup against old foe Cheatham County with a dual threat at running back, a nearly even series with the Cubs, and the desperate need to pick up a win. After all, Creek Wood had lost two straight, at home no less, after a Week One win over archrival Dickson County. Unfortunately a second straight game against a former CWHS assistant and a triple-option offense had a similar result, as the Red Hawks dropped a tough one 30-28. Cheatham County only attempted three passes all night, as Landon Barnes went 2-for-3 for 33 yards through the air.Read More →

The Creek Wood Red Hawks and the visiting Montgomery Central Indians put on a show fitting a pair of rivals meeting for the 14th time. They matched each other step-for-step, but Red Hawk turnovers led to Central points early. As Creek Wood tried to rally, special teams issues kept the Red Hawks from tying the score after a 7-7 ballgame became a 21-7 deficit in the second quarter. In the end, two failed point-after tries and a field goal proved the difference, and the Indians escaped with a 38-33 win. The two sides traded punts on their opening drives, before a Creek Wood fumble gaveRead More →

The Red Hawks’ football season opener was delayed from Friday to Saturday due to storms. Both sides struck quickly, scoring a touchdown each in the first minute of the game. And after a field position battle for the rest of the first half, Creek Wood and Fairview were knotted up in a 7-7 stalemate at the start of the shortened halftime. After the half, the visiting Yellow Jackets found some big plays to counteract their mistakes and penalties, while Creek Wood’s mistakes began to pile up, leading Fairview to a 38-13 win in Charlotte. Two plays and a Creek Wood penalty into the ballgame, FairviewRead More →

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 →