Friday night at Dickson County could not have looked much worse weather-wise in a 49-20 loss.
Unlike Creek Wood who went on the road, played early, and really never saw any weather, Dickson County kicked off at seven as usual and the weather never let up.
Constant heavy rainfall caused a 45-minute delay at one point and took out a set of lights on one half of the field.
Despite both of those occurrences, the Cougars stayed in the game for a half.
A one-score game at the half, Dickson County seemed poised to keep it close even if they lost.
Unfortunately, due to the 45-minute delay, however, Halftime was cut short to just ten minutes and even that was not handled well as neither team was sure what exactly was going to happen so neither left the field of play.
Smyrna responded to the adversity better than the Cougars could and ended up running away, literally, in the second half.
The Bulldogs gained well over 200 yards rushing and Dickson County’s depleted D-line was just outmatched.
Coming off the LaVergne win there was some hope that the Cougars would keep this game close.
They certainly tried.
Do not let this game fool you.
Between injuries, weather, and Smyrna just being a better team, this game is not a representation of the new feel Cougars.
What fans can, hopefully, look forward to now is this.
LaVergne was a game you should win, and you did.
Not something that over the last few years Dickson County could say.
Expect that to be what happens these last two weeks.
There is little chance that the Cougars can topple Cane Ridge this week, the top team in their region.
However, they should have no issue with a bad Antioch team the final week of the season at home, for senior night and homecoming.
I am not saying that a two-win season is anyone’s goal, it is not.
It is however an improvement, and showing steps in the right direction, despite lofty unwarranted expectations for this team in the preseason.