June 8, 2023

White House High School paid a visit to Creek Wood Friday night for what is now a former region rivalry.

The Blue Devils were victorious 21-7 over the Red Hawks.

Creek Wood never could seem to control the line of scrimmage on either side of the ball.

It showed as White House found hole after hole in the run game and did a good job blowing up plays in the backfield or forcing Red Hawk QB Jacob Stephens out of the pocket defensively.

Despite the loss and an obvious need to work on their play in the trenches, there were positives to take away for Creek Wood fans.

The offense looks as if it will be more balanced this season.

No doubt head coach Houston Thiel will keep the motion and option offense on the forefront, however, we definitely saw Stephens throw more Friday night than we did Elijah Donaldson last year.

As well, the linebackers really stood out with a trio of very experienced and talented upperclassmen.

Sam England, Michael Harris, and Andrew Bruce make the LB position a strength and advantage for the Red Hawks in almost any matchup they will face.

You can choose to look at scrimmage as something or everything coming into a season.

I would take Friday night’s performance with a grain of salt.

Does Creek Wood have things they need to fix? Yes.

Is that why you scrimmage? Also, yes.

The Red Hawks will head out to Columbia this Friday for Jamboree play before getting into game week next week for an Aug. 20th week one matchup with cross-county rival Dickson County.

You can hear that game right here on 101.5 the one and WDKN 1260 AM.

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