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Thank you Gold. Bright spots are that Tates Creek has a multitude of weapons to use on offense. They are very diverse, a lot of speed across the skill position group. And the QB play has been great with Sophomore GRAHM Gordon under center. He is a fearless kid that can make all the throws. Very good athlete as well. The can Run very well with multiple backs, and pass very well with multiple receivers. Hard to stop all they can do.

 

Something to work on for Creek is just like last year, Creek was not great against the run. West Jessamine has a MAN at RB, but they gave up too many yards and clock to West. Teams that play Creek are going to use that strategy. Run the ball, keep the clock moving, and don't let Tates Creek offense on the field. West Jessamine scored it's lone TD on a Halfback pass, fooled the D, kid was all alone. Lulled em to sleep with 3 yards and a cloud of dust then popped up with the halfback pass........Actually after it was all said and done, I was impressed with West really. I think that they are going to give a lot of teams problems. I do. Solid run game always will give them a shot.

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I was very impressed with West Jessamine. Yes, Creek did have problems stopping the run, but I'm not going to take anything away from West's number 11. He was a Mack Truck with Corvette engine. I think every team they play will have trouble stopping him. I did notice that he ran out of gas in the 4th quarter. But I agree with goingfor2, it's a strategy that every team will use if this defense doesn't figure out a way to stop the run. And it really worked last night, sitting on the side lines, the offense got cold, and looked rusty when they hit the field. I don't have all the numbers, but I know Graham only had roughly 57 yards passing in the first half (maybe some first Varsity start jitters too), I know he over shot a wide open RJ Taylor on the first play of the game that would have been a TD. I think Creek may have been a little over confident too. That all passed in the 2nd half. Graham had 155 yards passing, including a 74 yard TD pass. I was a little shocked at how little Creek used Oxendine, don't know the story there. I'm not sure, but I don't think he even got in on offense until the second half. I'll post some more accurate stats after I take a look at the game film... Congrats to Creek on their first win!!!

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Pretty sure it was a concentrated effort not to show too much. Taylor got a few touches early (3 or 4) I think. Oxendine only had 4 carries on the night. Was a very good job by the coaches and by the young QB to spread the ball around and not show much at all as to what Creeks bread and butter will truly be. And outside of that first errant pass where Graham missed Taylor, he settled in very well and looked crisp. All in all, was a good win against a pretty solid West team. Very impressed by the big back #11.

 

The defense did give up some yards in the middle but by and large to a good job containing West and standing talk when it needed. Only giving up 1 score on a well designed half back pass. Tates Creek looks to be a player for the City title this year.

 

#8 Tavon Dunn (WR) had a big game. Over 100 yards receiving on 4-5 catches. And Casey Grimes #21 looked good running the ball. #28 Marcus Wilkerson was very strong on the ground as well. A lot of options this year for Creek as long as the line stays healthy.

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Pretty sure it was a concentrated effort not to show too much. Taylor got a few touches early (3 or 4) I think. Oxendine only had 4 carries on the night. Was a very good job by the coaches and by the young QB to spread the ball around and not show much at all as to what Creeks bread and butter will truly be. And outside of that first errant pass where Graham missed Taylor, he settled in very well and looked crisp. All in all, was a good win against a pretty solid West team. Very impressed by the big back #11.

 

The defense did give up some yards in the middle but by and large to a good job containing West and standing talk when it needed. Only giving up 1 score on a well designed half back pass. Tates Creek looks to be a player for the City title this year.

 

#8 Tavon Dunn (WR) had a big game. Over 100 yards receiving on 4-5 catches. And Casey Grimes #21 looked good running the ball. #28 Marcus Wilkerson was very strong on the ground as well. A lot of options this year for Creek as long as the line stays healthy.

 

HA! It's like you're reading my mind... I just logged back on here to give Marcus Wilkerson and TaVon Dunn their props, after watching the tape on iHigh. Marshal Gant also had a nice "critical" catch for 20 yards from the goal line. I hope you're right about Oxendine, I thought I caught him limping off the field in the 3rd. Didn't know if it was a cramp or that pesky hamstring. He sure looked good when he got the ball, and the nice one handed grab for an INT. Looking forward to next Saturday... GO CREEK!!!

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This is an off the beating path question. We were on 27 on our way to Lincoln County when we caught up with buses looking like a football team and they went to West Jessamine. I guess I know now that this was Tates Creek. What I thought was unusual was the POLICE ESCORT for the buses. This is not something that is done in NKy and it just struck me as very odd. Why would these buses need a police escort? Thanks!

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This is an off the beating path question. We were on 27 on our way to Lincoln County when we caught up with buses looking like a football team and they went to West Jessamine. I guess I know now that this was Tates Creek. What I thought was unusual was the POLICE ESCORT for the buses. This is not something that is done in NKy and it just struck me as very odd. Why would these buses need a police escort? Thanks!

 

That's not the norm... I know Nicholasville was really worried about the traffic since it was the visitnich.com bowl, where both East and West Jessamine play back to back on the same field. The escort may have been to help get the buses through traffic...

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Here are the numbers for Tates Creek Offense according to WL Stats:

 

Rushing: Dennis Oxendine (5 rush for 70 yds, 1 TD), Casey Grimes (11 rush for 47 yds, 1 TD), Marcus Wilkerson (2 rush for 13 yds, 1 TD), Eamon Nasr (1 rush for 12 yds).

 

Receiving: Tavon Dunn (5 catches for 105 yds, 1 TD), RJ Taylor (3 catches for 28 yds), Dennis Oxendine (2 catches for 14yds), Tim York (2 catches for 7 yds), Marcus Wilkerson (1 catch for 29 yds), Marshall Gant (1 catch for 19 yds), Jay Rayford (1 catch for 3 yds).

 

Passing: Graham Gordon (Completed 15 of 19, for 205 yds and a TD)

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That's not the norm... I know Nicholasville was really worried about the traffic since it was the visitnich.com bowl, where both East and West Jessamine play back to back on the same field. The escort may have been to help get the buses through traffic...

 

Thanks. We were speculating that maybe there was a brawl between the two schools/supporters in the past. Thanks for clearing that up.

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