CLARKSVILLE (August 10, 2018)–In Friday’s TOA Jamboree at Austin Peay State University, Rossview High School found the answer to one of their key offensive questions: how to replace Fred Orr. And the Hawks might be a little “caffeinated” this season.
Jonathan Coffee led a potent offensive attack for the Hawks, stepping into the starting running back role vacated by the departed Orr, who transfered to Northeast High School in the spring. Coffee had a seven-yard TD in the first quarter as Rossview took the first game of the night, 14-0 over the West Creek High School Coyotes.
West Creek could not get anything going against Rossview’s flawless defense. West Creek managed to quiet Rossview but only for a limited amount of time. Rossview came alive again in the second half.
Brock Rowland threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to William Kuzio, putting them up by two touchdowns, 14-0. West Creek tried answering back, but the offense could not capitalize on any drives. Rossview finished off the last seconds of the game with a forced fumble.
Rossview’s head coach, Todd Hood, was proud of his team’s performance even though the game did not count toward any standings or post-season qualification.
“It’s a jamboree, it’s a scrimmage…you don’t put too much into this. We put absolute zero preparation into who we played and I’m sure they did the same. Our kids played hard but there’s a few things we’ll correct like most people. We’ll clean some things up and get ready for Clarksville High, but I’m proud of our kids.”
Rossview is set to play rival, Clarksville High School, at home next Friday in the “Battle for the Warfield Shield.”
West Creek will host White House-Heritage.