June 4, 2023

Another week, another loss for the Red Hawks.

Creek Wood walked off their home field Friday night after 35 point loss to Pearl-Cohn having lost now 3 straight games and 2 straight region games.

Neither of those things have happened since 2016.

The Red Hawks once again struggled to handle the Athleticism of their opposition and did not do things to help themselves.

Costly turnovers, penalties, and at least one blown assignment are what led to a second straight mercy-rule loss for Creek Wood.

That being said though, there are, yet again, positives to walk away with.

Creek Wood trailed the Firebirds just 14-0 at the half, after a great showing defensively really doing a good job to slow down a high-powered Peral-Cohn Offense.

They forced them to attempt to sustain drives and that is not the Firebirds game.

The Red Hawks took good angles, made wrap-up tackles, and did well to read and react to motion and misdirection from Pearl-Cohn.

Creek Wood also did a great job, at least in the first half, moving the ball.

They simply just could not punch it in.

Maybe the most impressive thing the Red Hawks did Friday night, was hold Barion Brown, an Alabama Prospect, to just around 50 total yards of offense and no touchdowns.

Alabama had sent their WR coach/Associate Head Coach to see Brown and while he saw great football and a few great plays, it was not the game you would expect from a 4/5 star recruit.

The Red Hawks are improving.

Ryan Sensing and I said it on the broadcast Friday evening.

If Creek Wood played Marshall County again, they might not win but it would be closer than 42-0.

They are showing improvement, however, Pearl-Cohn is a bad matchup for anyone.

Marshall County boasts athletes looking to go to Ball State, Akron, and Georgia State.

Pearl-Cohn has kids looking at Alabama, Ohio State, and Clemson.

There is a discrepancy there even if each of those schools is D1.

All in all, Creek Wood should be proud of their effort at times and their play from Friday night.

Fans and Coaches have no reason to panic either.

It has been pointed out, this schedule is front-loaded to the max.

The Red Hawks very well could start 1-4, losing to Tullahoma this week, and afterward win out and make the playoffs.

Perks of a nine-team region.

After seeing improvement every week from Creek Wood, however, do not be surprised at all if they give Tullahoma, who is coming off an emotional 28-20 victory over their rival Marshall County, a great game and maybe pull the upset.

Kick-off Friday at 7 pm and as always pre-game starting at 6:30. Tune in!

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