It wasn’t easy at times, but the Creek Wood Red Hawks were able to hang tough against a Loretto team that would not go away quietly. Creek Wood jumped out to an early lead and refused to relinquish it, hanging on for the 27-16 win Friday for the Red Hawks third-straight victory. The win also puts Creek Wood at 4-4 on the year.
“I kind of knew what we were getting into, (with) Fall Break and trying to keep the kids motivated,” said Creek Wood coach Chuck Daniel.
“Loretto’s got a pretty good little football team.I know they were 0-7 coming in, but they’ve played a brutal schedule and have played some people close.”
Here’s a couple of takeaways from the game.
Pooleing the load, again:
Quinton Poole, who has already eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark this season, once again had a big night running the ball. He only had 10 carries, but made the most of those carries by going by 132 yards, including a 98-yard touchdown run.
Not so special teams:
The Red Hawks punt return team found itself in a couple of awkward situations this game. Because of a mistimed punt return that led to a fumble, the Mustangs were able to score their first touchdown of the game because they started so deep in Red Hawk territory.
Full load of Laundry:
Loretto was drawing every flag under the lights, as it ended the game with 103 yards on 12 penalties. Daniel was proud of how his team responded to the adversity.
“We’ve got to make sure we stay disciplined,” said Daniel.
“We don’t need to get into the exchanging of words and all that stuff.”
Momentum heading into the break:
Creek Wood now heads into their fall break with an off week next Friday, before their final two Region 6-4A games. Daniel believes the break couldn’t come at a better time.
“We’re back in the middle of it and where we need to be,” said Daniel.
“Obviously, it’s big. We’re going to give our kids a bit of a break and let some of them heal up their bumps and bruises. They deserve a break.
Other scores: Henry County 63 Dickson County 43
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