Rossview is certainly on the road to the Class 5A playoffs. With a perfect 4-0 record, the Hawks have been about what most expected this season. But coach Ron Lambert and his coaching staff aren’t going to pretend their work is over.
Far from it.
The next two weeks could get dicey as Rossview faces, arguably, its stiffest competition on back-to-back weeks. First up, Friday, is No. 1-ranked Henry County at 7 p.m. at Hawks Stadium. Next week will be rival Northeast at home — a team that dropped out of the 5A poll this week.
The one advantage is that both games are on friendly ground, but that’s where the advantage may end. Rossview has been a much more dangerous team on offense than last year, and last season was the school’s best offensively in six years.
This Hawks team is more seasoned and more explosive. But defense was the big question mark coming into the season. After allowing only 14 points in the first week of the year, the Hawks have struggled on that side of the ball.
They beat up Stratford pretty handily last week but Henry County may bring the best offense west of the Cumberland River and that could make for a long night for Rossview. The Hawks (4-0, 1-0) will have to create turnovers to keep up or the Patriots (4-0, 1-0) could run away with this.