Creek Wood rallies to beat Fairview 17-14

Creek Wood rallies to beat Fairview 17-14

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Creek Wood rallies to beat Fairview 17-14

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FAIRVIEW – Creek Wood edged out a 17-14 win on the road at Fairview in non-region action Friday.

Quinton Poole’s 39-yard reception followed by his 21-yard touchdown run helped lock in the win for Creek Wood (1-1) in the fourth quarter.

Fairview (0-2) grabbed the momentum early with Jake Beathard recovering a fumble and then taking the ball in on a 17-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter. A couple minutes later, the Yellowjackets recovered another fumble to set up another Beathard scoring run and a 14-0 lead.

“I told them to believe that we were going to win the game. I didn’t doubt them. I didn’t want them to doubt themselves,” Creek Wood head coach Justin Palmer said.

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It’s his first win as the Red Hawks new coach.

“I told them after the first quarter, the good thing is it’s just 14-0 and we have three quarters to play, and I felt like we were going to be able to win the game and getting a field goal (Coulter Dotson) before halftime was big,” he said.

Dotson’s 23-yard field goal made it 14-3 at halftime and the Red Hawks carried that momentum into the third quarter. Ethan Griffin capped a strong offensive series with a 15-yard touchdown run. Dotson’s extra point made it a 4-point game.

Beathard and Hunter Caldwell continued to earn big runs for Fairview, but penalties kept the team in a hole. Jeff Perez would miss a 26-yard field goal in the closing minutes of the game.

Poole’s scoring run early in the fourth quarter, along with a recharged Creek Wood defense, helped the Red Hawks hold on for the win.

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