Creek Wood vs. Cheatham County notebook: Red Hawks fall short

Creek Wood vs. Cheatham County notebook: Red Hawks fall short

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Creek Wood vs. Cheatham County notebook: Red Hawks fall short

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Creek Wood running back Quinton Poole looks for room against Cheatham County.

Creek Wood running back Quinton Poole looks for room against Cheatham County.

Creek Wood’s second-half efforts at a comeback where all for naught. A failed two-point conversion was what separated the Red Hawks from Cheatham County, as the Cubs escaped with a 30-28 win Friday night.

“Same story, different day,” said Creek Wood coach Chuck Daniel, whose team now falls to 1-3.

“We’re beating ourselves. Instead of having a sense of urgency and playing like a team that’s 1-2 and needing to win, we’re playing like we’re 3-0 and on top of the world. We have to have the right mentality during practice.”

Slim margin: Creek Wood had it’s chance to tie the game with less than three minutes to go on their two-point conversion after quarterback Devon Higgins ran it in on a quarterback sneak.The ball was fumbled on the two-point conversion afterward, with the Cubs recovering.

The streak continues: Red Hawks running back Quinton Poole continued his streak of consecutive games with 100 or more rushing yards, as he finished with 125 yards and three scores.

Three yards and a cloud of dust: The Red Hawks were bamboozled by the triple option offense for the second week in a row. Cheatham County ran for 407 yards on 42 attempts. Cubs quarterback Landon Barnes led the way with 164 yards on the ground and a score.

Cheatham County receiver Dallin Mayes (15) comes down with a reception over Creek Wood's Sam Askins (12) on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in Charlotte, Tennessee.

Cheatham County receiver Dallin Mayes (15) comes down with a reception over Creek Wood’s Sam Askins (12) on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in Charlotte, Tennessee.

Winning effort: Despite two early fumbles lost and nine penalties, the Cubs were able to survive and come out of Creek Wood with a win behind their potent rushing attack.

“We preach effort,” said Cheatham County coach Eric Hatley.

“Our guys play hard. That’s what we expect, and it’s what they do. They overcame a lot of adversity tonight and showed a lot of character.”

Creek Wood quarterback Devon Higgins finds an open receiver against Cheatham County on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in Charlotte, Tennessee.

Creek Wood quarterback Devon Higgins finds an open receiver against Cheatham County on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in Charlotte, Tennessee.

Other scores around the area: Spring Hill 56 Dickson County 46

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