I got a chance to catch District 9-5A member Carrollton Creekview in its season opener Thursday against Arlington. Well, sort of. The game was suspended after just one quarter because of lightning, which was probably a good thing for Creekview.
Arlington led 6-0 and it easily could have been 14-0 if not for a botched extra point attempt and a fumble into the end zone that was recovered by Creekview for a touchback. Creekview could not stop Arlington’s strong-armed quarterback, Matt Joeckel, and the Arlington running game was winning the battle in the trenches, too. The game resumes at 11 a.m. Saturday at Standridge Stadium in Carrollton.
Creekview’s offense didn’t get a chance to show much during one quarter of action. Creekview has abandoned the option attack of former coach Gary Childress. Under new coach Kyle Geller, formerly of Mansfield Summit, Creekview runs sort of a hybrid spread, which in the early going seemed to be more run-oriented.
New Creekview quarterback Nick Moody is a tall, lean athletic quarterback. He’s a good runner and appeared to have a strong arm, although the passing game wasn’t in synch. He was 0-for-2 passing with one completion negated by a penalty.
Just like with scrimmages, don’t read too much into season openers. Creekview, breaking in a new coach and quarterback, will no doubt be a much-improved team by the time its date with Lake Highlands rolls around Oct. 30.