CHARLOTTE – The Cheatham County Central High School football team did not have the same energy level in its scrimmage against Creek Wood last week as it had in the first scrimmage a few weeks ago, coach Dwayne Daniel said.

“We had a drop-off and came out a little flat tonight,” Daniel said. “In the first scrimmage everyone was a little more fired up and ready to show what they had. Tonight, we just took a few things for granted.”

Daniel said that the Cubs didn’t have any coaches up in the pressbox and didn’t do all of the “checks and balances.”

“We did pick it up a little bit in the second game (of the scrimmage),” Daniel said. “The first game we never really found our identity.”

The Cubs use a run-heavy flexbone offense. They tried to pass the ball a few times, but the Creek Wood defense made the passing game almost nonexistent.

“Our offense is going to be a grind anyway,” Daniel said. “We’re going to inch the ball down the field and once the defense relaxes, that’s when we can take advantage. We have to be patient.”

Zach Kessler made several tackles for loss in the backfield and had two sacks.

“This is a day of work and we’re not panicking, we never panic,” Daniel said. “We just have to go back and fix some of the things that weren’t up to par.”

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