Creek Wood starts region play with thrilling overtime win

A back and forth affair Friday night as the Creek Wood Red Hawks prevailed over Greenbrier 36-34 in overtime, improving their record to 2-1.

Creek Wood running back Danny Stansberry scored four touchdowns including one in overtime to earn the Manhattan Trophies Player of the Game honors. His 71-yard touchdown run on the second play of the second half helped Creek Wood take their first lead of the game. Stansberry finished with 215 rush yards on 23 carries and 4 touchdowns.

The Bobcats got on the board first, turning a botched snap into a 25-yard defensive touchdown by Devin Brown. Greenbrier running back Brandon Chambers added a ten-yard score to give the Bobcats an early 13-0 lead.

Creekwood responded with a pair of touchdown runs from Stansberry. Will Secker scored from five yards out to give the Red Hawks a 21-13 lead.

Chambers answered with his second touchdown of the night and with the successful two-point conversion, the game was tied at 21.

Stansberry added another touchdown with just over four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to give Creek Wood a 28-21 lead but Chambers would score again, catching a five-yard touchdown pass forcing overtime.

Greenbrier got the ball to start the OT frame and Chambers again found the end zone from three yards out giving the Bobcats a 35-28 lead. Creek Wood’s offensive possession in the overtime lasted one play with Stansberry scoring his fourth touchdown with a nifty ten-yard run.

Trailing by one point, Head Coach Houston Thiel put it on the line, electing to go for the win with a two-point conversion attempt. Garrett Stansberry made that decision pay off, finding the end zone and giving the RedHawks the road victory.

The Red Hawks are back home next Friday, with a matchup against Harpeth.

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