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Coming off a 42-17 loss at Centennial, Dickson County (3-3, 0-2) hosted the Rossview Hawks (4-2, 2-0) in hopes of regrouping outside of region play and getting a big win in front of a homecoming crowd. That was not the case, as an up-tempo Rossview team took a commanding lead early, and never let go en route to a 37-7 win over Dickson County.
Running back Jonathan Coffee led the way for the Hawks, starting the scoring off on the opening drive from 20 yards out to make the score 7-0. Coffee finished the game with 123 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns on 18 carries.
The Cougars could not get anything going offensively in the first half, and were gashed on big plays by Rossview’s speed. Rossview wide receiver Kayden Miller took a screen pass 58 yards for the 17-0 lead with 8:14 left in the second quarter, and two more Jonathan Coffee touchdowns put Dickson County in a 31-0 hole at halftime.
The Cougars began to move the ball well to start the second half, but senior running back Darian Burns fumbled in Rossview territory on the Cougars’ first offensive drive. Despite the turnover, Burns was the Manhattan Trophies Player of the game with his 101 yards rushing on 13 carries, as well as leading the Cougars in tackles with 8. Dickson County’s defense held strong, and no points were scored in the third quarter. Jonathan Coffee scored his fourth touchdown of the night early in the fourth quarter to bring the lead to 37-0.
The Cougar offense were finally able to put points on the board, as sophomore Drequan Vaughn scored his first touchdown of the season from 5 yards with 1:36 left in the game. Vaughn rushed for 75 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, and leads the Cougar rushing attack with 652 yards in 2018.
As the seconds ticked off the clock, Dickson County officially fell to 3-3 overall. Next up for the Cougars, a Region 6 road game against the Ravenwood Raptors (5-1, 2-1).