Football returns Friday night for 2022

Football is officially here in Dickson County.

Friday night, Creek Wood plays at Dickson County at 7 pm for a year of bragging rights. The Red Hawks have won the last three games in the series, which started in 2009.

First-year Dickson County Coach Jeff Tomlinson knows the emotions attached to the inter-county rivalry well. He was on the sidelines for that first historic meeting – except he was wearing Creek Wood colours.

“It’s exciting for me to be on this side and be part of it again, and these kids are chomping at the bit,” said Tomlinson, who was an assistant coach under former Red Hawk coach Chuck Daniel.

Creek Wood Coach Houston Thiel leads his team during a game against Dickson County High School in Charlotte on Friday, August 20.

Creek Wood

On the Creek Wood sidelines, the Red Hawks have had more consistency with five-year Head Coach Houston Thiel again leading the team. Creek Wood, which competes in Region 5-4A, will be looking to bounce back from last year’s 4-6 season after making the playoffs the previous season.

“We were relatively young last year. We only had four seniors that really contributed consistently,” Thiel said. “This year, we are up around 20 guys who are seniors that are going to be playing a lot of ball for us.”

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