Now it Begins
Monday the TSSAA Dead Period comes to a close.
That means teams, coaches, players, and athletic administrators can officially get back to being on campus for organized team activities.
Football of course will take the spotlight.
Head Coach Houston Thiel and the Red Hawks will look to recover from a down year and replace key pieces on both sides of the ball.
All eyes will be on the hill at Dickson County High School as new Head Coach Jeff Tomlinson and the Cougars try and win more than two games for the first time since 2018.
However, let’s not forget our future Cougars as the Dickson Dragons begin football Monday at 6:30.
Like I said, spotlight on football.
Fall Sports though go beyond the gridiron.
Take Volleyball for instance.
Creek Wood had what seemed like a team of destiny that disappointed last year, can they bounce back?
The Lady Cougars have trimmed down the roster, added some big-time Freshman, and look to make a run the likes we haven’t seen in a decade.
Also can’t forget Girls’ Soccer.
Head Coach Chris Cardona and his Lady Cougars seem poised for another good year.
Meanwhile, Head Coach Kate Siddall will once again try and will a scrappy Creek Wood team to wins.
There is a lot to look forward to this fall, including the always overlooked golf season for teams in the county that have produced multiple D1 golfers.
That being said, the end of the dead period is not just a sign of fall sports on the horizon.
It also signifies a changing of the guard in sports come winter and spring.
What will basketball look like?
Will we see freshmen like Keely Webb have an impact for the Lady Cougars the way Kendall Bryant and Alessia Nesbitt did last season for Creek Wood?
How about beyond that into spring?
We don’t even know who will be playing softball for the Lady Red Hawks next season.
After a deep postseason run, and heat indexes that were over one hundred leading up to the dead period, they have yet to hold tryouts.
Those will come on July 23rd.
As you can see, there is so much to look forward to and celebrate as we end the longest two weeks in high school sports.
Stay tuned for Dickson County Media Day on Wednesday where we will answer many of the questions above.
If you miss any of the interviews tune in that night from six to seven on the RFC Sports hour.