The Rumble in the Wood turned into a true rivalry Friday night when the Creek Wood Red Hawks got a historic 17-13 win over Dickson County to kick off the high school football season. It marks Creek Wood’s first varsity football victory over its in-county rival in the five meetings between the two schools. Creek Wood used a balanced offensive attack, controlling defense and took advantage of Cougar mistakes to pull out the win at home. After getting a short field following a bad punt, the Red Hawks struck first on a 14-yard run by quarterback Ian Spence, who would add the extra point for a 7-0 lead that would stand through the first half. After intermission, Dickson County’s run game found traction and Otis Gerron broke free for a 35-yard TD and Jacob Williams’ kick tied the score. But Creek Wood came back with a drive capped by Justin Tummins scoring from nine yards out. The Cougars responded with a seven-yard run from Kincaid Lewis, but a penalty forced the extra point back 15 yards and it was wide to leave Dickson County trailing 14-13 in the fourth. Spence iced the game with a 29-yard field goal. Tummins finished the night with 123 yards on the ground while Spence connected on 10 of 12 passes for 93 yards. Dickson County’s leading rusher last year, Gerron was held to 65 yards. Dickson County plays its home opener Friday hosting Columbia at 7:00. Creek Wood travels to Cheatham County for a 7:30 pm kickoff. Both games will be live on the RFC Sports Network.