A 27-14 final sees Creek Wood take down their cross-county brethren for the second consecutive year.
Dickson County still holds the all-time record at 7-6, but much like last year, there was ample opportunity for the Cougars to flex their 6A muscle.
The Red Hawks seemingly saw something either in practice or film study that led them to begin the game in a more traditional style of offense.
That thought quickly disappeared as they returned to their traditional triple-option scheme and never looked back.
Everyone got in on the action.
On the ground, however, it was Demontae Evans who impressed the most.
Evans time after time took the ball out of the triple-option look on a FB dive and gained 3 or more yards.
The Cougars front had no answer for him.
Look to see more of Evans this season going forward.
Despite the stellar ground game from Creek Wood, I do not want to undersell their passing attack.
Veteran QB and first-year starter Jacob Stephens threw a few beautiful balls to sophomore Jamison Ford.
One for a 40 plus yard score, the other just off his fingertips for what would have been a second TD connection for the pair.
All night Stephens was efficient and executed with his arm when need be.
He was eleven for fourteen and will look to continue that trend this upcoming week.
On the other side for the Cougars, while yes they beat themselves several times.
A key personal foul penalty and a fumbled snap being the two moments that stick out the most, there were positives for Dickson County.
Colbey Lamberth showed off an ability to extend plays outside the pocket and complete throws from every angle.
The cougars also displayed a pair of running backs that will do well as a tandem.
Don Dunning and Clinton Shrader both had several keys plays be it on the ground or through the air.
I expect them both to only get better ad the season continues.
Defensively for both sides containment will be a key this week.
Creek Wood allowed Lamberth to break contain several times rolling out, while the Cougars time and time again broke contain trying to predict what the Red Hawk triple option was going to do next.
We will sit down and speak with both head coaches Wednesday night on the RFC Sports Hour from 6 to 7 pm.
I am sure they will both have plenty to say about this past Friday’s performance and this week’s upcoming matchups.
Dickson County will host Columbia Friday night for the 50th time.
Meanwhile Creek Wood will travel to Fairview.
Both games kick-off at 7 pm with Pre-Game beginning at around 6:30, Cougars on AM 1260, and Red Hawks on FM 101.5.
Photo Credit to Dickson Sports Media