For the first time since 2014, The Creek Wood Red Hawks are in prime position to make the Class 4A state playoffs.
Standing in their way, however, are the Northwest Vikings, who sit in second place in region 6-4A with a 3-1 record (4-5 overall). The two square off tonight in Clarksville.
“They’re a good football team,” said Creek Wood coach Chuck Daniel.
“They’re like most of the teams in our region where they’re a little faster than us, but I think we matchup better with them than we do with say, a Kenwood or a Lipscomb. We’re going in with the idea of trying to win the game.”
Creek Wood must win tonight’s game to reach the playoffs. There’s a number of different scenarios, however, that could dictate whether it lands in third or fourth place. Those will depend on the outcomes of the games between Lipscomb Academy vs. Kenwood and Hillwood vs. Montgomery Central.
If Creek Wood wins and both Hillwood and Lipscomb win their respective games, the Red Hawks will land in the third place spot. If the Red Hawks win, and both Kenwood and Hillwood win, Creek Wood will finish fourth. If Montgomery Central wins, then the Red Hawks are out no matter the outcome of the game due to the Indians holding the tiebreaker.
“We’re going out there with the idea that we have to win to get in. We’re still in a position where we could finish third or fourth. But we have to make sure that we win the ball game first,” said Daniel.
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