It’s a new day for the Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks, who have started practice this week and are looking to build off of last year’s success and then some.
“I’m trying to get familiar with our players, and them get familiar with me,” said first-year coach Sam Young, who takes over for the departed Tom Mullinicks.
“We’ve only had a couple of days of practice, but there’s lots of good energy and we’re working really hard to get ready for the start of the season.”
Winners of District 11-2A last year, Creek Wood lost its Class AA sectional game against East Nashville to end its season at 26-11. The Lady Red Hawks also had a 15-1 record in district play to boot, and the belief is that the same results can be duplicated this year.
“We just have to take it step-by-step, and keep getting better each practice,” said Young.
“I’m really excited about this year’s team.I feel like we can compete in our district, and I think, by the middle of January, we’re going to be tough to beat.”
McKenzie Broadway departs from last years team, as she plays for Hiwassee. as does last year’s leading scorer Caroline Edmonson (13.6 points per game). The Lady Red Hawks do have a couple of experienced players returning, and Young is looking to see who could step up this year.
“That’s something we’re in the process of trying to figure out,” said Young.
“We’re trying to see who’s going to step up. We only have one senior on this team in Taylor Moore, but she’s doing a really good job of leading for our underclassmen. I have high expectations for her this season.”
The Lady Red Hawks will have their first game at Cheatham County Nov. 18
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