The Rossview Hawks needed only three plays on its opening drive to take control of their game on Friday night as a 70-yard run, followed by a Garrett Diemel 1-yard touchdown plunge put them up 6-0 against the Station Camp Bison.
Station Camp struggled to move the ball consistently, tallying only three first downs in the first half while Rossview shot themselves in the foot with penalties. The Bison looked to have built momentum following a fourth down conversion on their own 39, but turned the ball over shortly after following a turnover on downs.
On the ensuing Rossview drive, Diivonta Phillips busted out for a 28-yard touchdown run, but the two-point conversion failed leaving the Hawks up 12-0 with 7:46 left in the first half.
Minutes later momentum looked to switch to Station Camp as a Keshon Jackson interception at the Hawk 35-yard line gave the Bison new life, but the very next play saw Bison quarterback Blake Lancaster intercepted by Seneca Bradley who ran 30 yards for the score.
“We got off to a good start and I thought we controlled the line of scrimmage tonight pretty much all night,” said Rossview head coach Todd Hood. “Our passing game was good. We’ll look at the film and see what we can do to get better, but it was a good night.”
Rossview pinned Station Camp down midway through the third quarter and tackled Lancaster in the endzone for a safety, bumping themselves up to a 21-0 lead with 5:30 left in the third. After the free kick, Rossview scored on two consecutive James Thompson 20 yard runs to go up 27-0.
The Bison put together their best drive of the night and had a 1st-and-10 at the Rossview 20-yard line but could not get any closer. The Hawks stopped two runs at the line of scrimmage and took the ball over on the 21-yard line two incomplete passes later.
Rossview put together their best drive of the night and scored again on a 21-yard pass from Diemel to Bryson Burns to make it 34-0. The Hawks added a late touchdown to go up 41-0 with just over two minutes remaining.
“We are doing our best to find our best 22 and it’s tough,” said Station Camp head coach Brent Alexander. “We have had contact tracing problems and several other things, so we are just trying to be the best we can be at this time. We have had to dial back what we are trying to do, it's frustrating but we just have to keep working.”
Rossview will be at Dickson County on Friday, Sept. 25 and Station Camp will travel to Stewarts Creek.