Anytime Dickson County and Creek Wood match up in a sport it is a must-see.
Last night was no different as the two talented programs met up at Creek Wood on the volleyball court.
Coach Jacklyn Clements told me yesterday that she felt like this was the most talented and complete team the Lady Red Hawks have had going all the way back to her days as a Lady Cougar facing off with them.
On the other hand, Coach Jeremy Baker emphasized to me that he and his girls understood that rivalries bring out the best in everyone.
Neither of them were wrong.
A five-set thriller that saw the Lady Red Hawks walk away victorious had ebbs and flows like a raging river.
Creek Wood took the first two sets rather easily giving everyone the impression that their talent and team chemistry would clearly rule the day.
The Lady Cougars had something to say about that.
After digging deep and finding a way to force a fourth set 25-21, Dickson County proved they will not go quietly into the Charlotte night.
A dominating 25-13 fourth set victory set up the fifth and final set. It was one to watch.
Going back and forth, punch for punch, these rivals would not back down.
Ultimately, as it tends to, talent and team chemistry won the day as Creek Wood took down Dickson County 15-9 in that final set to win three sets to two.
Coach Clements was not wrong in her comments before the game though on the 1260 Sports Roundtable.
She pointed out how far her teams’ defense has come and how much better they are communicating as a squad.
Both were on display Monday night as a team that earlier this season would have folded under pressure came back from down two sets to none to force a five-set thriller that no one will soon forget.
If you want to hear the full interview with Coach Clements, check it out at the link below.