Dickson County coach Randy Murphree was expecting a tough battle against the No. 8 ranked team in 5A in Centennial.
His Cougars got that and then some, as the Cougars were ran out of Franklin 56-28 Friday, dropping their first Region 7-5A game in the process.
“Up front physically, they handled us pretty good,” said Murphree, whose team falls to 1-2.
“We knew that was going to be a problem. They rely heavily on the run game, and we didn’t have an answer for that.”
Here’s a couple of key notes from the game:
–Dickson County’s run defense is still a cause of concern. They were once again unable to contain the run, as Centennial ran for 362 yards, which included a 151-yard performance by Zyon Lee. Lee had two touchdowns on the night, including a 70-yard run on the Cougars’ third play of the game.
-The turning point of the game seemed to come early on, when a bad snap on a punt forced a block. Centennial was able to recover deep inside Dickson County territory and proceeded to take the lead.
-After coming off a six-touchdown performance, Jacob Murphree struggled to that same magic. He threw for 332 yards, but also tossed four interceptions. Three of those picks were returned to the house.
-Trey Wiedman and Demontez Coleman once again provided most of the Cougar offense on the night, Coleman had 50 total yards and scored twice on the ground, while Wiedman hauled in seven catches to lead all receivers for 86 yards.
Dickson County will now await to host Spring Hill next Friday.
Other scores from around the area: Montgomery Central 38 Creek Wood 33.
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