Creek Wood Volleyball looks primed to have the kind of season dreams are made of on the hardwood.
With perennial powers like Portland and Nolensville no longer in 2A, the Lady Red Hawks are a favorite to make a run at a state title.
They opened their season on the road at Hickman County.
Hickman, a 1A school, is also a state title contender.
It took well over 2 hours to play the game and had multiple near 30-minute sets with one set eclipsing the 30-minute mark.
Ultimately Creek Wood fell in five sets 3-2.
It was a tough, hard-fought game.
They followed it up facing Cheatham County Tuesday night and easily dispatched of the Lady Cubs in straight sets.
After the game, I spoke with Head Coach Jeremy Baker and he stated that he asked his girls whether they preferred games like Hickman or Cheatham.
They unanimously stated they prefer games like Hickman County.
The Lady Red Hawks want to be challenged, want to get better, want to play the best.
Creek Wood will get that chance throughout the year in non-district play.
Multiple tournaments and a visit from 3A powerhouse Clarkesville in late September all loom on the horizon for the Lady Red Hawks.
For now Creek Wood will face off with Sycamore, another district opponent Thursday night at 6 pm.
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