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