Creek Wood’s boys basketball team began the year 1-3 with a lone win over Cheatham County.
Those three losses were too, albeit it, much bigger competition.
However, after losing three of their first four games to Gallatin, Beech, and Pope John Paul the II, the Red Hawks have not seen another L.
After a 67-54 win Tuesday evening over Camden, Creek Wood has now won six straight games scoring 60+ in all but one along the way.
They have also shown a propensity to win whatever type of game their opponent puts them in.
Whether it is a shootout like East Hickman, a 79-69 final, or Hickman County, a tough physical 44-41 final, or even Camden who Creek Wood metaphorically punched in the mouth to begin every quarter and Camden punch back in the first 3.
I believe it is only fair to also point out this isn’t a one or two player effort either.
Like great teams you see at every level, someone different shows up each night to lead the charge.
We have seen Player of the Game type performances over this streak by everyone from Raekwon Nesbit and Rex Edmondson, who we talked about coming into the year, to more unsung heroes like Braden Dawson, Kaden Austin, Jamison Ford, and Cole Adams.
Each of those guys has earned copious mention by both their coaches or the broadcast team and each one deservingly so.
The team hasn’t taken themselves too seriously along the way either, remembering to have fun. Case in point, both Edmondson brothers have worn their Christmas tuxes, assistant coach and former Red Hawk great Isaac Edmondson’s is pictured below.
Up next for the Red Hawks is a visit to Harpeth who is just 2-1 on the year, so while talented sounds like a recipe for Creek Wood to take advantage of the fact that they have seen and had a lot more floor time.
The game will be Friday night 30 minutes after the Lady Red Hawks game and you can hear it, of course, on 101.5 the one with Colin Castleberry.