NASHVILLE—The Stewarts Creek Red Hawks pick up their third straight win with a resounding 50-3 victory over the McGavock Raiders Thursday night.
The Red Hawks running game was the focal point of emphasis for Stewarts Creek as both Amari Jelks and Savion Davis reached the end zone twice. Jelks tallied nearly 200 yards on the ground, including an 85-yard touchdown run that gave Stewarts Creek its first TD of the game.
“The D-line for McGavock were squeezing in the middle because they saw it on film that we like to run up the middle, so I just cut it to the outside and just took it in from there,” Jelks said.
Stewarts Creek is now 6-1 on the season and head coach Bert Browne is glad that his team has improved each week, and he also had some strong praises for his senior running back.
“We’re getting better and better every week and that’s what you have to do,” Browne said. “For my money, Amari (Jelks) is all-state. The things that he’s doing in 6A football and Rutherford County he’s a heck of a football player.”
Not only did the offense of Stewarts Creek click, the defense scored 14 points off two scoop and score fumble recoveries from Zachary Snider and Haidyn Davis.
“We did some good things tonight," he said. "When you can run the ball and play defense like we can play you can win football games, there’s no question,” Browne said.
McGavock hung around after the first quarter, only being down by a field goal, but costly mental mistake ruined the Raiders chance of getting their first win of the season. McGavock head coach not pleased with his team’s performance.
“There’s a lot of things that go into mental errors; how tough kids are, when it’s tough can they still do the things that they are supposed to do or do they fold up," McGavock coach Julius Gore said.
It’s been a struggle for McGavock, but the same message is being preached by Gore each week.
“I’ve been 15-0 and now I’m 0-8 so I’ve seen both sides of it," Gore said. "You tell the kids the same thing. It's all about fighting adversity, whether it’s a loss or a fumble you have to overcome that adversity.”