Zaden Webber’s 19-yard field goal as time expired crashed Dickson County’s homecoming party, as the Rossview Hawks earned a 38-35 victory against the Cougars Friday. The field goal was set up by a Kole Monson 34-yard pass to Fred Orr.
“I’m proud of our guys and the way they battled,” said Dickson County coach Randy Murphree.
“All week long, we worked on having a more physical style of offense and very physical mindset. Defensively, we played better. I was proud of all of them.”
Here’s three things from the game.
1. Moving on up. The win against the Cougars puts Rossview at 3-0 in Region 7-5A (3-3 overall), giving the Hawks the leverage they need to start making a serious push towards possibly snatching the region crown and getting a good seed in the Class 5A playoffs. For Dickson County, the loss puts the Cougars at 0-3 (1-5 overall) and they’ll have to basically win out if they’re to stay alive in the playoff hunt.
2. Murphree’s law. Dickson County quarterback Jacob Murphree clocked in another stat-stuffing night. The senior went 13-of-19 for 288 yards and threw for three touchdowns, including a 64-yard dime to Jack Sensing as time expired in the first half. He also ran for two, including the game-tying one with less than two minutes to go in the game.
3. Two minute-drill ran to perfection. Rossview had the ball at the 20-yard line and were in danger of overtime. A big 20-yard run by Jakob Harris, followed by a 20-yard Monson pass to Clayton Spence set up the big pass to Orr and eventually the game-winning field goal.
“We knew it would be a tough game. Dickson’s always a good team,” said Rossview coach Ron Lambert.
“(They’re) well coached and they play hard. We didn’t play that well in the fourth quarter, which is very uncharacteristic of us.”
Dickson County will travel to Northeast next Friday.
Other area scores: Creek Wood 43 East Hickman 6
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