Creekview will be coming off a convincing win, while Woodstock will be hoping for better fortunes Friday at the Grizzly Den.
Creekview (1-0) was dominant in its 27-3 win over Cambridge.
Quarterback Brody Rhodes played well, throwing for 243 yards and three touchdowns, while Cole Hasty and Tyler Stevens led the way for the Grizzlies on the ground. Andrew Cloy finished with six receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns, while Ethan Dirrim added another six receptions for 89 yards and a score.
As well as the offense played, the defense was even more impressive.
Creekview held Cambridge to 53 yards of offense and was able to control the Cambridge passing game by pressuring the quarterback from the opening snap. The Grizzlies held the Bears to minus-33 rushing yards.
Coach Trevor Williams expects a new test for his defense in Week 2.
“I don’t know if Cambridge planned to throw as much as they did against us, or if it just turned out that way because of the way the game was going,” Williams said.
“We challenged our defensive backs last week against Cambridge, and I’m sure they’ll get challenged again this week, because Woodstock has a lot of skill and speed on the outside. (Woodstock coach Brent) Budde does a great job with their offense.”
Woodstock (0-1) fell behind 34-0 against North Cobb before sophomore quarterback Robbie Roper connected with senior Andrew Bartolero for the Wolverines' lone score in a 34-7 loss.
Roper and Walker Ormsby combined to finish 8-for-21 for 91 passing yards, and Budde said he intends on continuing to play two quarterbacks at this point. The Wolverines had success on the ground, with V’ontae Hampton rushing for 90 yards on 13 carries.
“I thought we were able to run the ball a little bit,” Budde said. “V’ontae is an athletic kid who can make you miss, while our other backs are more north-and-south runners. At quarterback, I’d probably like to eventually give it one guy, but we’re going to play two quarterbacks right now.”
Budde said the Wolverines have refocused on the challenge ahead after last week’s loss.
“I think last week’s game was a good test for us, but now we have to put that one behind us and move forward because Creekview has a good football team,” Budde said. “Defensively, they’re not afraid to bring pressure. Offensively, I think their passing has really improved, but they can still run the ball. It’ll be another good test for us.”