Rossview defeated non-conference opponent Dickson County 39-10 on Friday night for homecoming.
Rossview’s Diivonta Phillips opened up scoring for the Hawks on an 11-yard touchdown run to give Rossview an early 7-0 lead with seven minutes left in the first quarter.
The next touch for the Hawks would also result in a touchdown after quarterback Gabe Sibert went the distance. A pass from Brock Rowland to Ryan Pedigo on the two-point try put the Hawks up 15-0 over the Cougars on the last play of the first.
Rossview coach Todd Hood called on kicker Aaron Pardo, who connected on a field goal to extend the lead to 18-0. With about 30 seconds left in the first half, Sibert found wide receiver Aaron Bolster for a touchdown to give the Hawks a 25-0 lead at the half.
Sibert found open space and crossed the goal line to put the Hawks up 32-0 in the third.
Dickson County’s Clinton Shrader spoiled a shutout on a 77-yard run that set up a short touchdown rush by Jacob Dooley to narrow Rossview’s lead to 32-7.
The Cougars’ Jett Carter managed a 42-yard field goal in the fourth to cut the Rossview lead even more to 32-10.
Phillips scored his second touchdown of the night in the fourth, which would also be the final score of the game.
Dickson County senior defensive end Tre’vonn Rybka previously committed to the University of Kentucky. Hood said the Hawks used some special preparation prior to facing the Southeastern Conference recruit.
“He’s really good [at defense;] we really ran away from him sometimes. He’s a really great kid who plays great,” Hood said.
Dickson County head coach Randy Murphree said his team didn’t give up after a 25-0 deficit at the half.
“I really liked we came out and showed a little bit of grit, a lot more effort,” Murphree said. “We were flat at the beginning. Hat’s off to coach Hood; they do a great job over there.”
Rossview (4-2) will play district foe Mt. Juliet on Thursday. Dickson County (1-5) will face off against Ravenwood.