Weather causes unplanned days off

All 4 basketball teams in Dickson County got an unplanned week off from all activities when extreme winter weather blew through the area this week.

I spoke with all 4 coaches and they all shared the same sentiment, that it is certainly nice to have time with the family and play in the snow but they would prefer to be in the gym.

Coach Charles Taylor told me he had sent out messages to give his guys ways of staying focused on basketball and staying strong and loose while they are all unable to meet up.

Luckily Coach Taylor and his staff were smart and in anticipation of the winter weather they turned what is normally just an open gym on Sundays into a full team practice where they worked on their next opponent, East Hickman, and themselves.

Coach Hal Murrell also had an interesting perspective on this weather situation.

He spoke to me about how he felt like last year he would’ve hated this. His team was loaded with seniors, talent, and on a roll. He would not have wanted anything to hinder that momentum and I can see why, his team went on to win their district and make a run at regionals.

However, this season Coach Murrell wondered if the weather and unprecedented break wouldn’t work to his teams advantage.

He discussed how this time of year the ball can bounce some weird and mysterious ways and with everyone more than likely going to be rusty and stiff after what will end up being nearly a week without any kind of action, could the ball bounce the Cougars way? Maybe.

No matter what happens I would expect all 4 teams to come out a little rusty and lethargic.

These first few games will come down to who can find their rhythm and chemistry again the quickest and the smoothest.

Dickson County will get back to action in the Region 6 District 11 AAA tournament, the girls will begin at 5:30 on Monday visiting Page in round 1, the boys are set to play Spring Hill in the play-in game at Franklin at 4:30 if they win they would face Franklin at 7.

Lucas Panzica will be on the call for the Cougars and Lady Cougars on 1260 AM WDKN.

Meanwhile for Creek Wood, the Lady Red Hawks have already played their round 1 game so they will host Stewart County in round 2 Monday night at 5:30 while the Red Hawks will play host to East Hickman at 7:30 for round 1 of the Region 6 District 11 AA tournament.

If Creek Wood advances the Red Hawks would host either Lewis County or Stewart County on Tuesday at 6 pm.

Colin Castleberry and Robert Freeman will be on the call for Creek Wood on 101.5 the One FM.

Stay tuned to the RFC Sports Network and check back here on RFC Sports dot com for updates on District and Region Tournament play beyond the above.

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