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Just as entertaining are the stories of local football legends from decades past. This issue features outstanding kickers who found success locally and beyond in “A Leg Up.” In “Meet the Mascots,” we share the traditions and history behind seven of our area high school mas cots. We also had the pleasure of interviewing fathers, sons, and brothers who now coach alongside one another. These men reveal the advantages and the lessons learned from their teamwork in our feature article “A Family Affair.” Finally, our fourth feature showcases Mr. Football award winners from the 1980s to the present.
To provide insight into the upcoming season, we also share this year’s “20 Players to Watch” and “The Red Zone Review.” You won’t want to miss Quake and Cowboy Joe’s expert predictions by region for the season!
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12 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM TENNESSEE II-AAA – East/Middle 100 Baylor School 104 McCallie School II-AA – East 110 Boyd Buchanan School 114 Chattanooga Christian School 118 Notre Dame 122 Silverdale Baptist Academy II-A – East 126 Grace Academy 6A – Region 2 130 Bradley Central 134 Cleveland 5A – Region 4 138 The Howard School 142 Ooltewah 146 Rhea Co. 150 Walker Valley 98 Team Profiles 41 Chattanooga Area Teams – Stats, Photos, and Coaches’ Interviews 218 The Red Zone Review 2022 Region Picks 100 130 122 2022 ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COLLECTOR’S EDITION contents
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65 YEARS OF THE GREATEST KICKERS
CAN YOU IMAGINE THE FEELING?
Two-time Pro Bowl selection in 1987 and 1988 with the Detroit Lions.
The offense has been stopped again short of a first down. The team desperately needs a long punt to drive their opponent deep into their own territory. All eyes are fixed on the punter.
With powerful legs and exceptional balance, combined with nerves of steel, what follows are the greatest Chattanooga area kickers (place kickers and punters) to play the game since 1957!
• Played in three state championships at Dalton.
The kicker’s team and fans are wildly cheering the kicker on. All hold their breath as the kick is made. This is often the role of punters and place kickers.
Later, seconds remain in the game and the score is tied. All eyes are fixed on the kicker lining up to kick what could be the winning field goal or extra point. The opposing team and their fans are chanting “MISS IT.”
• Selected for six All-America teams as a punter in 1982, his senior season. Went on to play in the NFL for 12 years after being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1983.
• Went on to play for Vanderbilt, including an appearance in the 1982 Hall of Fame Bowl. Made a career total of 277 punts for 12,171 yards, setting an SEC record for each category. Was the first kicking specialist at Vanderbilt to receive All-America honors.
• Received the Golden Toe award for the NFL’s most outstanding punter or placekicker in 1987. Inducted into the Vanderbilt Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.
JIM ARNOLD Dalton High School, Class of 1979 | Height: 6’2” | Weight: 211lbs
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• Arnold is the only Vanderbilt football player to receive All-Conference honors for each of his four years.
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• Kicked 33 field goals and 72 PATs for a career total of 171 All-SECpoints. in All-America1972.in1972 and 1973, the first UT placekicker and only the second specialist to receive such accolades.
LASZLO TOSER Ooltewah High School, Class of 2015 Height: 5’9” | Weight: 185lbs
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• Kicked for the New York Giants after he was selected in the 1975 NFL Draft.
RICKY TOWNSEND Dalton High School, Class of 1971 Height: 6’2” | Weight: 198lbs
• 5A District and Regional Kicker/Punter of the Year 2013 after making three of five field goals and 48 of 50 PATs in the season.
TSSAA Mr. Football Division 5-AAA Kicker of the Year Kicked2014.77 times in his junior year and 70 were touchbacks.
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First Team All-State as a quarterback at Dalton in 1970. Went on to be the first barefoot placekicker to play for the University of Tennessee.
• Class 5A All-State selection in 2014 after making 15 of 20 field goals and 53 of 54 PATs in the season. Joined the Tennessee Volunteers as a preferred walk-on.
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• Set the UTC record after he made 163 out of 168 PATs in his career. Had the third longest streak in Southern Conference history with 101 consecutive PATs. Eight-time SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week.
PUMPY TUDORS Marion County High School, Class of 1987 Height: 5’7” | Weight: 203lbs • All-America punter in 1990 and 1991.
• TSSAA Mr. Football Division II-AA Kicker of the Year 2011. Went on to play for UTC, where he was one of only two true fresh men to get time on the field, playing in seven games. Set the UTC record for career points after scoring 307.
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HENRIQUE RIBEIRO Baylor School, Class of 2012 Height: 6’0” | Weight: 220lbs Made 40 out of 41 PATs and eight out of 11 field goals, and had touch backs on 49 out of 53 kickoffs in his high school career.
• Went on to be a four-year starter for the University of Tennessee Volunteers, earning a career total of 317 points. Remains the only Volunteer placekicker to finish with a perfect PAT percent age after making all 161 of 161 PATs in his career. Set an NCAA record for consecutive PATs.
JOHN BECKSVOORT Red Bank High School, Class of 1991 Height: 6’1” | Weight: 170lbs All-State at Red Bank his senior year after he made six out of 11 field goals and 50 out of 55 PATs.
• Set an NCAA Division I-AA record with a ca reer punting average of 44.4 yards per punt. Inducted into the UTC Mocs Hall of Fame in Played2001. for the Philadelphia Eagles after he was selected in the 1992 NFL Draft.
• In his high school career, he earned 163 points and his longest kick was 47 yards in his junior year.
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• All-American and All-SEC in 1993 after leading the league that season with 95 points, making 12 out of 13 field goals and setting SEC and UT records when he made 59 out of 59 PATs. Played for the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints in the NFL.
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ALEN KARAJIC East Hamilton High School, Class of 2020 Height: 6’5” | Weight: 220lbs
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JAKE MCCLURE East Hamilton High School, Class of 2017 Height: 6’4” | Weight: 196lbs Set an East Hamilton school record with a 56-yard field goal.
TSSAA Mr. Football Kicker of the Year semifinalist in 2019 after playing football for the first time in his senior year.
• First Team All-Region pick in 2019. Went on to play for the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, where he went 45 for 47 on PATs, made 14 out of 19 field goals, and earned 87 points as the team’s primary placekicker in his freshman season. As a freshman, he also completed 58 kickoffs with an average of 55 yards per kick and 18 touchbacks. He made 28 of 28 attempted PATs and seven field goals for a total of 49 points, scoring the most of any player on the team in his sophomore season.
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• Punted an average of 40.2 yards in 2016, the longest of which was 67 yards.
• Tennessee Sports Writers Association class 4A All-State kicker. Received a scholarship to kick for Oklahoma State.
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• Two-time All-State and All-Region kicker. Went on to play in college for the Wisconsin Badgers, where he earned a career total of 426 points over his five years on the team. Set a school record of 70 field goals out of 92 attempts, the longest of which was 52 yards. Set school records for most PATs and most attempts, making 216 out of 218. Set a school record of 166 consecutive PATs that only ended when he finished his final All-Bigseason.Ten in 2017, with honorable mentions in 2014 and 2018.
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RAFAEL GAGLIANONE Baylor School, Class of 2014 Height: 6’0” | Weight: 230lbs • Named TSSAA Mr. Football Division II-A Kicker of the Year in 2013 after he was a finalist in 2012. Made eight of 13 field goals and 46 touch backs on 50 kickoffs in his senior year at Baylor.
ARTURO ROCHA McCallie, Class of 2012 Height: 5’10” | Weight: 155 lbs Named TSWA Division II-AA All-State Kicker for 2010. During the McCallie-Baylor game in 2009, made a 48yard field goal in the first quarter.
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• Set school records for most career points and most career points scored by kicking with 253. Set the school record for most field goals made with a career total of 49. All-American selection in 1999.
• All-OVC selection in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. Six-time OVC Special Teams Player of the Week. Signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a free agent in 2002.
• All-Academic team selection in 2019. Ranked second out of all class of ’22 kickers in the state of Georgia. Tied the school record for longest field goal at 44 yards.
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• Went on to play for Tennessee Tech, where he converted 106 out of 121 PATs and had a 90% touchback rate in his career.
DAVID COLLETT Soddy Daisy High School, Class of 1998 Height: 6’1” | Weight: 155lbs All-State placekicker in 1997. As a starting player in 25 games for Soddy Daisy, he made 13 out of 19 field goals, 102 of 110 PATs, and had a 95% touchback rate.
ANDERSON BRITTON Heritage High School, Class of 2022 Height: 5’10” | Weight: 155lbs All-Region selection at Heritage for all four years.
Committed to Army in 2021 before playing his final season of high school football.
• In his senior year, he made 21 out of 24 PATs and five out of seven field goals, the longest being 43 yards.
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• All-American selection as a kicker in 2001.
• First Team All-SEC in 2001 as both a kicker and a punter – becoming the first player named to the same team for two different positions. Played professionally for seven seasons in the CFL – six with the Montreal Alouettes and one with the Edmonton Eskimos. All-CFL selection in 2007 and 2009.
VICTOR ULMO Baylor School, Class of 2016 Height: 5’8” | Weight: 200lbs
• Selected by CBS Sports Online for the 2006 All-Star Team as kicker and punter after finishing the season with 201 kicking points, a punting average of 45.4 yards, and a kickoff average of 61.1 yards.
SoCon All-Freshman selection in 2017 after making nine of 12 field goals, 22 of 23 PATs for a total of 49, tying for second place rank of all UTC freshmen.
IVAN MORA Dalton High School, Class of 2019 Height: 6’0” | Weight: 160lbs
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• At Dalton, he earned a career average of 37.3 yards on 160 punts, converted 116 of 119 PATs, and made 23 of 31 field goal Firstattempts.Team All-State in 2016 and First Team All-Region in 2019. Received a scholarship to play for Wake Forest University in 2018 and completed his first sea son with 40 kicks for 1,610 yards, with nine kicks over 50 yards and 10 inside the 20-yard line.
DAMON ChattanoogaDUVALCentral, Class of 1998 Height: 6’0” | Weight: 197lbs All-State punter for Central in 1997. Went on to play for Auburn University, ranking third in the school’s history for career kicking points with 260.
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• Named Division II-AA East/Middle Special Teams Player of the Year after making eight of 11 attempt ed field goals his senior year.
• Served as the starting punter and primary kickoff specialist for all 14 games in 2021.
Named SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking a game-winning field goal of 39 yards against Samford University.
• Inducted into Chattanooga Cen tral’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.
• Went on to play for the UTC Mocs, where he earned a career total of 182 points – ranking ninth in all-time scoring for the school. He made 53 of 54 PATs and had an 82% touchback rate on kick offs in his high school career.
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A five-tool player at McCallie as a receiver and a cornerback, he also handled punting, place kicking, and punt returns.
Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State Selection.
Named SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week in his senior season after making three punts over 50 yards, four of which were inside the 20-yard line.
DOUG RossvilleFLURYHighSchool, Class of 1963 Height: 5’9” | Weight: 180lbs
• Went on to play for the UTC Mocs, where he was an All-American wide receiver and a two-time All-SoCon selection. Had a career average of 39.1 yards per punt, with the longest at 59 yards, and covered a career total of 1,135 yards.
• One of the best kickers Central has ever seen, Etter set the season record of 36 PATs for the Chattanooga area during his senior year, breaking the previous record set by Gene Etter, his older brother.
JOEL McCallieBRADFORDSchool,Classof 2007 Height: 5’10” | Weight: 150lbs
• Inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame for Scholar-Athletes in 1966. Selected to play in the NFL Pro Bowl in 1970. Inducted into the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame in 2002.
• Two-time All-State and Honorable Mention AllAmerican halfback and kicker for Rossville. Flury was a key player in the 1962 AA Georgia State Championship Rossville Bulldog team after they went undefeated that season. Went on to play professionally in the SFL for the Chattanooga Cherokees in 1965.
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BOBBY ChattanoogaETTERCentral, Class of 1963 Height: 5’8” | Weight: 140lbs
• Went on to kick for the University of Georgia. Led the SEC in 1966 for most points earned by a single player with a total of 57.
• Played for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL, where he made 26 out of 51 field goals and 50 out of 52 extra points.
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ADRIAN MORA D alton High School, Class of 2007 Height: 5’11” | Weight: 181lbs
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ALEX DARRAS Notre Dame High School, Class of 2016 Height: 6’3” | Weight: 210lbs
TSSAA Mr. Football semifinalist in 2015.
• First Team All-State selection in 2013 and First2015.Team All-Region selection in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
• In his senior season alone, he made 24 punts, six of which were punted inside the 20-yard line, for a total of 983 Averagedyards.41 yards per punt in 2019, with his longest covering 52 yards.
• Made a 54-yard field goal in 2006 that remains on the list of longest field goals in Georgia high school football history. Received a scholarship to kick for Georgia Southern University. Made 57 out of 68 attempted field goals – the most career field goals in Georgia Southern history.
• He also ranks twice for most field goals in a single season, with 19 in 2010 and 16 in 2009.
• Joined the Sewanee Tigers as a kicker and a punter in 2016.
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MASON LAFOLLETTE East Hamilton High School, Class of 2019 Height: 6’1” | Weight: 185lbs
• Received All-State honors at Meigs County.
Played on Central’s 1958 football team that went undefeated all season before winning the state championship.
• Kicked a legendary 53-yard field goal against Alabama in 1961. Held the record for longest field goal in UT football history from 1961 until 1968.
In ROBERTMemoriam:“COTTON” LETNER Meigs County, Class of 1957 January 26, 1937 - May 17, 2009 Height: 6’3” | Weight: 235lbs
• Class 4A All-State selection in 2018. TSSAA Mr. Football Kicker of the Year finalist 2018. Went seven for seven in field goals, the longest of which was 53 yards.
Second Team All-SEC selection in 1960. Selected to play in the Blue-Grey All-Star Classic in 1960.
• Single-handedly ended Auburn University’s 24-game winning streak in 1959 when he kicked a 20-yard field goal that allowed the Vols to upset the Tigers Led3-0. Tennessee to another huge upset in 1959 when his PATs decided the final score of 14-13 against LSU, the top-ranked team at the time. In 1960, intercepted a pass and returned 70 yards for a touchdown against Vanderbilt.
• Went on to play for the University of Tennessee, earning three letters as a defensive end and a placekicker from 1958 to 1960, where he earned 42 career points by kicking five field goals and 27 PATs.
• Went on to play football for the University of Tennessee, where he lettered in 1962.
• Inducted into the Central High Athletic Hall of Fame in its inaugural year, 2013. Inducted into the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
• Played professionally for the Buffalo Bills in the American Football League.
• Led the Vols in scoring with 25 points from three field goals and 16 PATs in 1962.
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• Inducted into the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
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• Led the team in points scored by an individual player in the 2018 season.
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By Mary Beth Wallace
From predators – like the lions – to marauders – like the pirates and the buccaneers – our area high school mascots have been chosen for a variety of reasons, but they all have one thing in common: They’re beloved by fans of all ages. Here, we share the stories of seven local mascots and the faces behind them.
Traveler &The Trojan
ascots and sports have been inextricably linked for more than a century. In a high school set ting, mascots are used to build school spirit across campus, encourage involvement by students and faculty, and create an identity for the school.
Tanner Robinson, one of the first students to serve as Stan the Man (2011-2013), had a big hand in creating this tradi tion, as well as Stan’s personality. He explains, “The character was still new when I took over, so I was able to really build the character into what myself and Mr. King thought he should be –a character that the school and the fans would know and love.”
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The mascot they chose was a towering blacksmith wielding a hammer and anvil. They named him Stan the Pounder Man in honor of Stanley Farmer, one of the great football coaches at Central, and Stan quickly became a well-known and respected presence at games and pep rallies.
Known as the Warriors in the early days, Central’s football team became a powerhouse in the 1930s – pounding op ponents left and right. A 1935 article in The Times, penned by reporter Springer Gibson, first coined the term “Purple Pound ers,” and the nickname stuck. While the Pounder name endured, Central lacked a physical representation of their school spirit for decades. “When I first started at Central in the 2000s, I really pushed for a mascot – I felt that this was a vital part of creating school spirit,” says Steve Lewis, athletic director at Chattanooga Central. “Then Finley King became the new principal, and he agreed that we needed a mascot. We spent some time researching mascot costumes trying to find the perfect one. When we finally came together to compare notes, we had chosen the exact same mascot!”
Stan has a special stand – called Stan’s Stand – at football games where he dances during timeouts. Sometimes, he even pulls fans from the stands to help entertain the rest of the crowd.
Robinson believes that the job of being a school mascot is more than what most people think. “You must be willing to work hard and have dedication,” he shares. ”You have to figure out how to entertain a crowd without being able to say a single word. It sure isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do, but it is definitely fun.” stablished in 1907, Chattanooga Central High School is one of the oldest public high schools in the state of Tennessee, and the school comes with a storied history to boot.
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It wasn’t until 1967, however, that a Trojan suited up for a football game. Standing tall at 6 foot three, senior Gary Miller was asked to ride in on a white horse named Lady for Gordon Lee’s homecoming game against Davis High School. Miller rented a Trojan costume – helmet, cape, sword, and all – and joined the football team as they entered the stadium. Miller adds, “I also came out riding Lady at halftime. When the band struck up, Lady took off, and I held on for dear life! Fortunately, everyone thought that I did that on purpose.”
After Miller’s sole performance, the tradition of a live mounted mascot lay dormant until 2010, when sixth-grader Dalton Green took the reins. Green had been heavily involved in agriculture for years, and he appealed to the school board for the chance to ride one of his horses and be the Trojan. After some persuasion, Green finally got the green light. Green rode a couple of different horses before finding the perfect one for the job: Traveler. Green explains, “At the start forth on the home side.” Green wore a handmade costume that included a helmet, sword, and shield. “The helmet was the real deal, with horse hair and everything,” he shares. Green and Traveler quickly gained fans in their own right. “Traveler was the star of the show more so than I was,” Green says. “We would arrive at the games early so that kids could get their picture taken with us. It was really special to get to do something that brought people so much joy, and I got to share my love of agriculture with the community.” When Green graduated in 2017, the live mascot was once again discontinued. Green believes that the tradition could be revived, with the right person (and horse). “I would love to see someone carry it on in the future,” he says. “Being the mascot gave a lot of meaning to my time at Gordon Lee.” nce a Trojan, Always a Trojan.” That’s the slogan for Gordon Lee High School, where the Trojan has been the mascot ever since the school was established in 1930. “
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One of the more recent students to try on the suit was Gabriel Jones, who asked for the job in 2019. “Leo the Lion is super close with the Red Bank Marching Band as well as his cheerleaders. You’ll see him marching to the stadium with the band and running with the football team onto the field.” Jones believes that the job of being a school mascot is becoming a character that is loved and seen as the face of the school and community. “The job allows you to be a representation of your school’s spirit, as well as be a light to all around you,” he says. he lion is a timeless symbol of courage, strength, and boldness, making it a pretty appropriate mascot for high school football teams across the country – including Red Bank High School.
Fast-forward a couple of decades, and the lion mascot became a fixture at high school football games. Initially, this looked like a cheerleader dressed in a light brown jumper and a lion mane. By the late 1970s, the mascot had a full costume and would interact with fans every Friday night. The mascot was eventually given a football jersey to wear, as well as an endearing moniker: Leo the Lion. year at Red Bank. “Leo’s role was to greet and play with kids on the sidelines at the games,” she shares. “Leo would also mimic the cheerleaders during the pep rallies and games.” She adds, “My favorite part of the job was seeing kids light up when Leo came out.”
When the high school was first established in the late 1930s, the faculty came together to select their school’s mascot. “Come to find out, the superintendent’s wife was a big fan of cats,” explains Laura Crane, a 1982 graduate of Red Bank. “So they start researching all of the cat mascots around the state. You had panthers, tigers, wildcats, but at that time, no one had a lion! Since the lion is the king of the jungle, it seemed like the perfect fit.”
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Max Wilson, a member of the NEIGHborhood Watch, was the first student to step into the Bolt the Colt costume. “I didn’t have time to do a thorough audition, but I was anxious for Bolt to make his debut,” says Douglas. “Fortunately, Max agreed to do it.” However, a few months later when Bolt’s presence was requested at a soccer game, it was Douglas who wore the costume. “The soccer team really wanted Bolt to show up at one of their matches, but Max wasn’t able to go. I always follow through with my promises, so on that cold February night, Bolt was none other than me!” laughs
Wilson adds, “Learning how to excite a group of people without using any words is difficult, and the people who do it well are so amazing.”
Douglas.Wilson was a senior the year he served as Bolt, but being the first-ever school mascot isn’t something he’ll soon forget. According to Wilson, Bolt’s role involves attending sporting events, pep rallies, and other school functions to provide some excitement and joy. “The best part is getting to interact with students, kids, and other fans,” he shares. “It may have been hot and embarrassing at times, but it was very fun to be so celebrated as Bolt – because who doesn’t love a mascot?”
oahulla Creek High School opened its doors in 2011, and according to then-principal Phillip Brown, de ciding the school mascot was a team effort. Approx imately 1,400 students, many of which were zoned to go to the new high school, had a hand in selecting the Colts.
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Four years later, the CCHS pep club – aptly named the NEIGHborhood Watch – decided it was time to show off their school spirit with a team mascot. The students, with the help of pep club sponsor Kristen Douglas, designed t-shirts and coordinated a fundraiser in order to purchase a colt mascot for the school. Much like the selecting of the mascot, naming the mascot was also an act of crowdsourcing. “I really wanted the student body’s input on the mascot’s name,” Douglas shares. “I organized a name-the-mascot contest, and as I recall, ‘Bolt the Colt’ won by a landslide.”
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In the following years, a student would dress up as a raider and ride a horse onto the field at Cleveland football games. One such student was Scotty Hannah, who acted as the school mascot in the fall of 1968. However, this tradition wasSeveralshort-lived.decades later, Cleveland High School acquired a brand-new raider costume; the costume featured a mascot head with a white horseshoe mustache and an oversized blue hat. Given the moniker “Rowdy,” this raider made sporadic appearances at football games in the early 2010s until Andrew Markham asked for the mascot job in the fall of With2013.the help of his father Don Markham – a theater teach er at Cleveland – Andrew worked to fix up the costume and prepare for his new role. “For one thing, I had to learn how to maneuver in the head, which was heavy with the huge hat on top. The costume also had large nostrils – those were my ‘eyes’ – so I had very limited vision, which made greeting small children a rewarding challenge,” laughs Andrew. At football games, Rowdy went out onto the field with the band and cheerleaders to greet the team as they charged in. “I also learned the choreography for all of the cheerlead ing and dance team dances, and I would often join in on the fun,” Andrew shares. “But the best part of being the mascot was interacting with the fans.” Another aspect of the job was anonymity. “I tried my hardest to keep my identity a secret from most of my classmates throughout all my years under the mask,” adds Andrew. When Andrew graduated in 2016, he passed on the role of Rowdy to Emily Rominger, who debuted Rowdy’s new look two years later. “We went with a younger-looking raider when we rebranded in 2018,” says Don. “Emily was the last student in the mascot costume to my knowledge.” So, who will be the next Rowdy? Only time will tell! leveland got its first city high school in 1966, but before the school moved into its new building, football coach Lou Underdown named the team. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Underdown chose to bring his college mascot – the Blue Raiders – to Cleveland.
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The South Pittsburg High School cheerleading squad, un der the leadership of Gail Miller, purchased an official pirate mascot costume in the fall of 1986. According to Miller, “We sold everything but ourselves to raise the $200-300 needed to purchase the Pirate. We sold doughnuts, had car washes, and anything else so that our school would have a mascot.”
Ka’mya Fenn, a freshman at South Pittsburg, is prepping to be the Pirate this fall, and she strives to fill the shoes of the mascots who have come before her. “I asked our principal, Mrs. Paige Hill, if I could have the job. I’m so excited to hype up the students at football games,” she says. “I really want to represent our school well.” outh Pittsburgh football and pirates have been synonymous since the 1920s. Daring and bold, the pirate seems to be a fitting mascot for the school, which has racked up six TSSAA state championships over the years – the most recent won in 2021.
Their efforts were rewarded, as they were finally able to acquire the Pirate – which featured a giant head complete with a hat, eyepatch, and scraggly beard. The cheerleaders would take turns wearing the costume at every halftime of the football games, and the Pirate would participate in some of their Manyroutines.students have worn the pirate costume since 1986, including Amy Smith, Rachel Ownby Teas, and Jada Byrd.
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“An eventful story about Amy Smith,” Miller shares, “The cos tume was so hot, Amy passed out in front of the bleachers. We had to take her to the hospital, and the doctor encour aged all future mascots to eat plenty of potassium-filled foods.”Ownby Teas, now an assistant principal at Brown Acad emy in Chattanooga, remembers her time spent as the Pirate fondly. She says, “I served as the Pirate a LONG time ago, in 1988 and 1989. The job was a lot of fun! My favorite part was interacting with the kids who were so excited to meet ‘The Pirate.’ While it was a hot, sweaty job, I enjoyed every minute of it.”
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n the late 1950s, a group of seventh-grade boys, without uniforms, formed Boyd Buchanan School’s first competitive basket ball team. In a game against Tennessee Temple, the team realized they didn’t have a mascot and came up with the name “Bucs,” which was short for Paul Buchanan, a school founder and original board member. The official mascot, Captain Buc, followed soon after.
According to Chad Wortman, chief financial officer at Boyd Buchanan, the original Captain Buc wore an eye patch and clinched a dagger in his teeth as he met fans and cheered on the Buccaneers. In fact, the mascot has sported sev eral different looks over the years, from simple costumes to elaborate headpieces. “Today’s captain is a little more friendly, especially for our Lower School students,” Chad shares. A royal blue long coat and feathered hat now makes up Captain Buc’s signature garb. In addition to football game duties, Captain Buc has historically been a part of the cheer team and made appear ances at fundraising events for Boyd Buchanan. Having been around for decades, the mascot has also become a part of several special school traditions. A statue of Captain Buc stands in the entryway of the school’s Sports Fitness Complex and occasionally makes his way to the stadium field for big games. Boyd Buchanan students routinely share a rallying cry of “Hooks Up” as the Buccaneer Marching Band plays from the field and stands. Teachers, administrators, students, and even one school nurse have dressed up as the Captain over the years. “There isn’t a formal process for auditioning, and the job is open to volunteers from our school community,” adds Chad. Most recently, Chad’s son Will – a 2021 graduate of Boyd Bu chanan – put on the Captain Buc costume and fired up fans on Friday nights. Will had this to say about his turn as Captain Buc: “Being the representative of the school requires the mascot to main tain a high standard of academic and athletic excellence while promoting the history and the character of our school.”
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For Will, the best part of being Captain Buc was “being on the sidelines during games, cheering on the Bucs, and repre senting my school.” The Wortmans hope to see Captain Buc return to the sidelines soon.
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More times than not, football is a game passed down for generations. Ado ration for the sport grows with each family member who shares in its glory. Whether it’s fathers teaching their sons the lay of the land or brothers duking it out on the gridiron, football does more than teach valuable life lessons; it can also serve as a foundation for bonding. Here, we chat with six pairs who are actively coaching in the area about how football has further strength ened their relationship with family now that they both share the sideline.
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How has coaching together impacted your relationship?
What are some of the pros and cons of coaching alongside family?
JTR This is our first season together, so I am looking forward to seeing the growth of the football program and being a small part of the success that will come from the 2022 season.
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GR JT knows my strengths and weaknesses and how competitive I am. The pros are he is very good at what he does. A con is I doubt I could fire him since I live with his mom!
Although this pair has yet to test out their coaching chemistry, if the off-season is any indication, it will be nothing less than incredible. Working together for a mere five months, head coach Gary Rankin has enlisted the help of his son JT to make sure his players are in top-notch shape. While JT’s role as strength coach is more so carried out in the weight room rather than on the field, the duty falls on him to set the tone for discipline and dedication while preparing players for the toughest of matchups. Leading with a display of mutual respect, the Rankins are looking forward to taking their program to the next level.
JTR So far, it has allowed us to spend more time together directly and indirectly through out the school day and into the summer, which is rare for a lot of people in the coach ing business as their careers usually take you away from family, and not toward them. It’s nice to have him around just for the dayto-day experiences of life.
JTR A pro is shared success, while a con is shared failures. What are some unique things or perspectives that your dad brings to the team?
JTR Dad brings the uniqueness of being the winningest coach in the state of Tennessee, so that creates a lot of initial buy-in from the athletes in terms of creating a winning standard and culture both in the off-season and in-season in terms of things like effort, discipline, and accountability. Are there any valuable lessons you’ve learned from your dad since working together?
Personally and professionally, what are you most looking forward to in the coming year?
GR Not sure yet. Time will tell, but I’m positive it will be a smooth and affirmative relationship.
GR For sure! Every coach that I have worked with over the last 35 years knows how I feel about work-life balance – there is plenty of time in this profession to be both a great coach and a great family leader!
JTR Be organized and always work ef ficiently. Don’t work just to work; they don’t hand out championship rings for that. Does having your son on staff allow for a better work-life balance?
CM 1) A willingness to help, 2) energy and passion, and 3) the ability to teach and build relationships.
TM 1) Relationships: You must build a firm relationship with your players before they will trust you to teach them the game. 2) Be a student: Always be eager to learn more about the game to improve your coach ing abilities. 3) Passion: You must have passion for the game and a willingness to help anyone in the program achieve their goals. Does having your brother on staff allow for a better work-life balance?
CM We have been around the game of football for all our lives. Our father was a football coach for well over 30 years, and we have grown up with the shared per spective of a coach’s son. We have understood since a very young age the amount of time and energy needed for developing a program. Todd has been at Southeast his entire coaching career. He has great knowledge and passion for the community in which we serve.
CM We have become closer as a family. We are able to complement each other in all facets of the game, and we are always on the same page.
TM Yes, we work very well together. This helps the balance when we are not at work. We can turn work off and just enjoy our family time as well.
In your opinion, what are the top three qualities that make a good coach?
For Todd and Chad Murray, football is more than just a game – it’s a way of life. Growing up with a father as a coach, these brothers have had a lifetime of experiences that have prepared them for their current roles at Southeast Whitfield. Chad coached at Southeast for a decade beginning in 2002 and returned in 2017 to lead as defensive coordinator. Todd, meanwhile, has been coaching at Southeast for 19 years and is entering his third year as head coach. Together on the sideline for 15 years, this dynamic duo continues to complement each other’s coaching styles and lead by example.
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How has coaching together impacted your relationship?
What are some of the pros of coaching alongside family?
TM We are able to know what each other is thinking before anything is ever said, and our families get to be together more with us working at the same school.
What are some unique aspects that your brother brings to the team?
TM Chad brings a great deal of experience. He has coached at some other local schools and has ideas from those schools that I may not think of.
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BB I coached Wilson in high school, and I had some good advice to keep Coach and Dad separate. Now, I feel like much more of a mentor to him professionally and give him advice on how to handle situations. We sometimes discuss Xs and Os, but I try to keep the two worlds separate. Is your relationship on the field similar to your relationship off the field?
WB He brings tiers of experience and great attention to detail. He’s always making a point to make connec tions with his kids and figure out the best way to coach them.
How has coaching together impacted your relationship?
WB The main pro would be having that familiarity with each other and being able to get onto the same page very quickly. A con would be him knowing that I know how to do certain things, such as fixing helmets, and asking me to do those. What are some unique aspects that your dad/ son brings to the team?
Although only coaching side-by-side for two years, Brad and Wilson Benefield bring a wealth of coaching experience to the field. Whether it be from other sports, such as wrestling where Wilson got his start, or from other schools like the ones Brad has called home, these varied experiences make this father-son duo a force to be reckoned with. Brad was first brought on to the program in 2009 as a defensive coordinator and is now a wide receiver coach and specialist coordinator, while his son Wilson makes sure the team’s tight ends, long snappers, and holders are in tip-top shape. Regardless of which Benefield you’re being coached by, you can be certain that a love for both the players and the game is a driving factor.
BB Wilson is an excellent relationship builder. I often say that he will be twice the coach I am because he is so good at creating those relationships.
What are some of the pros and cons of coaching alongside your dad?
WB He’s taught me that I don’t always know everything and to be open to learning from someone else.
BB Your players can respect you as a coach and a friend. I may be too old for that though!
BB Well, the funny thing is he actually is more attentive on the field than he ever was at home. It has given us the opportunity to know one another as men as well as father and son. I have a new perspective on the respect that I have always had for him.
Are there any valuable lessons you’ve learned from your dad/son since working together?
Is your relationship on the field similar to your relationship off the field?
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TH Chase is a similar age demographic to what the kids are. He is 24 and these kids are roughly 14-18 years old, which allows him to relate to things that the kids deal with. They also are able to see Chase as more of a friend when need be, and he is able to see things as they do and can explain things, which allow for clearer understanding both on and off the field.
CH I would say it is. We have always loved the game and helped each other get better. We knew what each other was likely thinking on the field, and now even in coaching, we can usually guess how the other would approach a situation. This gets very annoying playing Madden together because he knows my every move. How do your roles differ?
From teammates to colleagues, Chase and Tanner Harvey are proving that a veteran status isn’t necessary to be an impactful coach. Both brought on staff within the last four years, the Harvey brothers are looking forward to their second year of coaching together and are even so close in age that they played on the same football team when they were both high schoolers at Sale Creek – Chase serving as a senior fullback while Tanner was a freshman quarterback. Now in their early 20s, this pair is finding success in becoming not just a coach, but also a friend to those they are leading.
CH It has brought us closer. Now that we are coach ing together, it seems to be just like it was back in high school except we no longer have to ride to practice together or pass each other in the hallways. We have to communicate on a different level compared to what we did as players.
Does having your brother on staff allow for a better work-life balance?
How has coaching together impacted your relationship?
TH We became used to pursuing the same goals on the football field when we played together. We still pursue the same goals of excellence for the program, but now it’s not just our efforts on Friday nights that matter the most. We have to strive together the other six days of the week to have the kids ready to play every down from whistle to whistle.
What are some unique things or perspectives that your brother brings to the team?
CH I coach the defensive line and running backs, and Tanner coaches linebackers and quarterbacks. How ever, we both help out wherever we are needed. We love this program and will do anything to see it prosper.
CH I think it does. We both go do our own thing and usu ally don’t see each other for the first time until practice.
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RA Drew and I have always been close, but both be ing head coaches, we have some commonalities with things that only head coaches feel. I am so very proud of him for being a great influencer of young men.
With 44 years of coaching experience under his belt, Robert Akins has been serving as a role model for his son Drew for decades. The duo might not be sporting the same school colors, but their unwavering support for one another is evident, and their shared coaching philosophies have created a unique bond. Both serving as head coach, Robert and Drew continue to learn as much as possible from each other and are a beacon of positivity for their respective programs.
RA It was winning the state championship in 2003 with Drew at quarterback. I also won a state championship in Alabama in 1983 with great kids and made it to the Final 4 here in Georgia in 2013 with great kids. I have great memories of every year because of the kids though!
DA I was blessed to play for my dad at Boyd Buchan an. During that time, I learned so much watching him lead our team. When I became a coach, my dad was a great resource. I remember often calling him and asking for encouragement and advice or sharing my disappointments and celebrating together after huge wins. We talk after every Friday night game, and Dad’s score is always the first one I look for after our game is over.
RA Just seeing Drew’s dedication to the game and how he prepares his players for life gives me the inspi ration to fight harder for our players.
What are the pros of having a dad who serves as a coach?
Are there any valuable coaching lessons you’ve learned from your dad/son?
DA Coach your players hard and love them harder. This is the number one thing I learned from Dad. Have your schools ever played each other?
RA Just in 7 on 7s, which means nothing in the big scheme of things, but we still beat him … barely. What’s your favorite coaching memory?
DA I think together it would be winning the state championship with Dad as my coach. We have never gotten to actually coach together, but that was a great experience for us.
DA I think the pros are simply having somebody to call and ask for advice or share frustrations with. Dad has always been a great mentor both as a father and as a fellow coach. He has done it for a long time and has done it better than most around this area. There’s nothing better than coaching a game on his off-week and having him there to
DM At practice, we are focused on the kids. We are there to make them better men and better players. Off campus, we talk football, but not in great detail like most would think.
Is your relationship on the field similar to your relationship off the field?
Are there any valuable lessons you’ve learned from your brother since working together?
DM Pros are just that. Family. We try to instill in the kids fam ily values – an “I have your back, you have mine” mentality. I believe seeing that within the coaching staff helps the players a lot.
JM I think it is in some ways. We were both able to complete four years of college football at Carson-Newman, so we know how important athletics can be for some of our kids at Ooltewah. We really sell out for them in everything we do. I also think it can be very different. I played mostly offense in high school, while Drew was always a line backer, so we each have different experi ences that we bring to the table.
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What are some unique things or perspectives that your brother brings to the team?
How has coaching together impacted your relationship?
JM It’s great getting to spend extra time with my brother coaching a game that we both love. With us both coaching at the same school, on Friday nights our whole family is able to be a part of our program. After games, I get to see my parents, brother, sister, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
If you ask James and Drew Manning what legacy they want to leave in regards to Ooltewah’s football team, they’ll likely tell you that they want to be known for treating everyone – not just each other – like family.
James joined the team in 2017 as a volunteer assistant and quickly became proficient in all things operations, while Drew joined a year later to lend a hand with shaping up the program’s linebackers and punters. Now, James is entering his second season as head coach, but the support of his brother is never far away. While the Manning duo may have historically been on opposite sides of the ball, they strive to teach those who look up to them that compassion, not competition, is where true success lies.
What are some of the pros of coaching alongside family?
JM We grew up sharing a bedroom and we were roommates in college, so we have been together for most of our lives. Coaching is just another avenue for us to be around each other.
DM I don’t get to spend a lot of time with him at practice or on game day, but win or lose, he’s going to come back to meetings on Sunday and give everything he’s got. It’s impressive to watch.
DM Everything James does for OHS is with a “kids first” mindset. He got the program at a low point in Ooltewah’s rich history, but he’s got a chance to build a strong foundation of good values.
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Named after the executive director of the TSSAA at the time, the Gill Gideon Mr. Football Awards were originally presented by the Ameri can General Life and Accident Insurance Company. Head coaches from every school in the state voted on the top player, and the win ners were announced at the Clinic Bowl awards.
Four years later, a separate banquet inspired by the Heisman Trophy ceremony was held at the American General building to celebrate the top three finalists and announce the winners. In 1994, the award was split into two categories, back and lineman, and in 2007, the Kicker of the Year award was added for the best kicker, regardless of classification.Theceremonies for the players, coaches, and families have evolved a lot over the years. They were originally smaller affairs held in the American General building in Nashville, then as the awards’ notoriety grew, they moved to hotel ballrooms, including the Opryland Hotel. Since the Tennessee Titans Foundation began sponsoring the award in 2007, the ceremony has taken place at Nissan Stadium. Today, the Mr. Football award goes to one player from each class, plus the kicker award. Finalists are nominated by members of the me dia and head coaches, and the award winner is selected by a commit tee of statewide sports writers based on their character, academics, and performance in the regular season.
The Chattanooga area boasts a whopping 45 winners since the award’s inception – check out these fantastic players’ highlights from their award-winning high school careers.
E very year since they began in 1984, the Mr. Football Awards have honored Tennessee’s most outstanding players.
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1994 CLASS 3A – JASON MUIR, MARION COUNTY 6’3” – 220LBS – TIGHT END/LINEBACKER Had 107 tackles and seven sacks on defense in senior season. Named to All-State team in senior season and won state title twice.
1990 CLASS 2A – MARTY LOWE, RED BANK 6’2” – 190LBS – QUARTERBACK Threw for 4,215 yards and 41 TDs on 246 of 434 passing attempts in high school career. All-time longest pass play of 86 yards.
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1986 CLASS 3A – ANDY KELLY, RHEA COUNTY 6’4” – 200LBS – QUARTERBACK/PUNTER Threw for 1,779 yards and 18 TDs on 114 of 209 passing attempts in senior season. Threw for 5,150 yards and 45 TDs in high school career. Punted for more than 43 yards and completed 43 of 49 extra point at tempts and seven field goals in high school career.
1995 CLASS 3A – ERIC WESTMORELAND, MARION COUNTY 6’ – 233LBS – RUNNING BACK/DEFENSIVE BACK Rushed for 2,359 yards with 40 TDs and made 95 tackles and five interceptions in senior season. Rushed almost 6,000 yards and 85 TDs in high school career and won three state titles.
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1996 CLASS 4A – STEPFON WOODS, CLEVELAND 5’11” – 210LBS – RUNNING BACK • Rushed 2,800 yards for 55 TDs in high school career. • Named Tennessee’s number nine college prospect and the All-State running back twice. ClevelandofCourtesyPhoto AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL BACK OF THE YEAR ClevelandofCourtesyPhoto1996 CLASS 4A – ERIC STOUT, CLEVELAND 6’5” – 270LBS – OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE TACKLE • Had 69 tackles and recovered one fumble. • Graded out at over 90% blocking. • Named to All-State team in senior season.AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL LINEMAN OF THE YEAR 1997 CLASS 2A – KELVIN HUGHLEY, TYNER 6’3” – 245LBS – FULLBACK/LINEBACKER • Rushed over 1,100 yards for 13 TDs. • Had 151 tackles and two interceptions. • Named to All-State team twice and was a finalist for Mr. Football in 1996. 1997 DIVISION II-AA – SCOTT ABELSON, BAYLOR 6’ – 210LBS – LINEBACKER • Averaged 12 tackles per game with 300 career tackles. • Named to All-State team senior season. BaylorofCourtesyPhoto AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL LINEMAN OF THE YEAR AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL LINEMAN OF THE YEAR 70 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
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1999 CLASS 2A – JERMAINE HARRIS, TYNER 6’4” – 210LBS – QUARTERBACK • Threw for 1,200 yards and nine TDs on 58 of 90 passing attempts. • Rushed over 1,200 yards for 21 TDs. • Named to All-State team twice. TynerofCourtesyPhotoClevelandofCourtesyPhotoAMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL BACK OF THE YEAR AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL BACK OF THE YEAR 1999 CLASS 4A – DEMETRIUS FIELDS, CLEVELAND 6’ – 195LBS – DEFENSIVE BACK/RUNNING BACK • Rushed 1,513 yards for 17 TDs and completed 75 tackles. • Named to All-State team twice. 1999 CLASS 1A – AARON CHAMBERS, SOUTH PITTSBURG 6’4” – 280LBS – OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE TACKLE • Had 103 tackles and seven sacks. • Named to All-State team in senior season. TynerofCourtesyPhotoPittsburgSouthofCourtesyPhoto AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL LINEMAN OF THE YEAR AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL LINEMAN OF THE YEAR 1999 CLASS 2A – JEFF RAMSEY, TYNER 6’3” – 255LBS – OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE LINE • Had 105 tackles, five sacks, and three fumble recoveries. • Named to All-State team twice. 72 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
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Rushed over 1,500 yards for 21 TDs and threw over 600 yards for five TDs in senior season.
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2000 CLASS 5A – GERALD RIGGS JR., RED BANK
6’1” – 215LBS – RUNNING BACK/LINEBACKER
On defense had 22 tackles, 11 sacks, and caused seven and recovered four fumbles.
2001 DIVISION II-AAA – KEPPY BAUCOM, MCCALLIE 6’2” – 205LBS – DEFENSIVE END/INSIDE LINEBACKER
As a defensive end, had 122 total tackles, including five for loss in senior season. As inside linebacker, caused three and recovered one fumble in senior season.
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2000 CLASS 4A – DANIEL BULLOCKS, HIXSON 6’1” – 195LBS – QUARTERBACK/DEFENSIVE BACK
2001 CLASS 4A – GERALD RIGGS JR., RED BANK 6’1” – 215LBS – TAILBACK/LINEBACKER Rushed 1,487 yards for 24 TDs and had 42 tackles and 10 tackles for loss. Rushed over 6,000 yards for 90 TDs in high school career.
Rushed 1,812 yards for 26 TDs with 10 receptions for 221 yards and two TDs.
On defense totaled 60 tackles and four interceptions in senior season. Rushed over 3,600 yards for 53 TDs and threw 2,500 yards for 10 TDs in high school career.
On defense had 75 tackles and four interceptions.
2001 DIVISION II-A/AA – ADARIUS BOWMAN, NOTRE DAME 6’4” – 205LBS – FREE WIDE RECEIVER/SAFETY Had 50 catches for 1,222 yards, 587 total return yards, and 19 TDs. Broke the Chattanooga record for single season receiving with 1,127 yards.
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2002 DIVISION II-AAA – RYAN MOORE, MCCALLIE 6’2” – 220LBS – QUARTERBACK/LINEBACKER
2002 DIVISION II-A/AA – ADARIUS BOWMAN, NOTRE DAME 6’4” – 210LBS – WIDE RECEIVER/QUARTERBACK/RUNNING BACK/ DEFENSIVE BACK Had 42 receptions for 880 yards and 11 TDs as wide receiver. Returned 11 kickoffs for 387 yards and six punts for 198 yards. Broke the Chattanooga record with 2,832 career receiving yards.
2002 CLASS 2A - DEMONTE BOLDEN, TYNER 6’5” – 285LBS – DEFENSIVE END/OFFENSIVE GUARD Had 120 total tackles, 66 solos, and 54 assists. Also deflected 13 passes and blocked two punts, and forced seven and recovered eight fumbles in senior season. Had 353 total tackles, blocked seven punts, deflected 27 passes, and forced 19 and recovered 16 fumbles in high school career.
Threw for 1,407 yards and 13 TDs on 68 of 151 passing attempts. Had 91 carries for 420 yards and four TDs, made seven of 12 field goals.
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2004 CLASS 1A – MATT PEARDON, BOYD BUCHANAN 6’ – 195LBS – TAILBACK • Had 208 carries for 1,856 yards and eight receptions for 107 yards in senior season. • Set the Chattanooga scoring record with 31 TDs. • Rushed over 5,200 yards for 83 TDs in high school career. 2004 DIVISION II-AAA – LEE HILT, MCCALLIE 6’2” – 175LBS – WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK • Had 42 receptions for 896 yards, averaging 21.3 yards per catch. • Had six receiving TDs. • Named to All-State team in senior season. HendricksDesmondofCourtesyPhotoMcCallieofCourtesyPhotoPhotoCourtesyofBoydBuchananPhotoCourtesyofTSSAA2003 CLASS 2A – GREG SMITH, TYNER 6’3” – 295LBS – OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE TACKLE • Had 164 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, and 51 assists. • Forced 11 and recovered two fumbles, and had 11 sacks and two interceptions.AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL LINEMAN OF THE YEAR AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL LINEMAN OF THE YEAR AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL BACK OF THE YEAR AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL BACK OF THE YEAR 2004 CLASS 2A – DESMOND HENDRICKS, TYNER 6’1” – 210LBS – LINEBACKER/QUARTERBACK • Had 104 solo tackles, 76 assists, 19 tackles for loss, and 14 sacks. • Forced six and recovered four fumbles and had one interception. 76 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
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2006 DIVISION II-AAA – BJ COLEMAN, MCCALLIE 6’4” – 205LBS – QUARTERBACK Threw for 2,447 yards and 17 TDs on 145 of 222 passing attempts. Had 51 carries for 241 yards and seven TDs.
6’3” – 320LBS – DEFENSIVE/OFFENSIVE TACKLE/FULLBACK Had 51 tackles, six for losses, and caused two fumbles in senior season. Was Tennessee’s number two college prospect and was named to All-State team twice.
2005 DIVISION II-AAA – JACQUES MCCLENDON, BAYLOR
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2005 DIVISION II-AAA – BJ COLEMAN, MCCALLIE 6’4” – 190LBS – QUARTERBACK Threw for 2,203 yards and 19 TDs on 134 of 232 passing attempts. Carried for almost 300 yards in junior season.
2004 DIVISION II-AAA – AYANGA OKPOKOWURUK, MCCALLIE 6’4” – 245LBS – DEFENSIVE END/TIGHT END • Had 72 tackles, five sacks, 27 tackles for loss and one safety in senior season. • Had 115 total tackles, one forced fumble, and two safeties in high school career. McCallieofCourtesyPhoto AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL LINEMAN OF THE YEAR 2005 CLASS 3A – DARIUS MCDONALD, HOWARD 6’1” – 299LBS – OFFENSIVE TACKLE/NOSE GUARD • Had 151 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, and 19 sacks in senior season. • Had 300 total tackles and 41 sacks in high school career. TSSAAofCourtesyPhoto AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL LINEMAN OF THE YEAR AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
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2008 CLASS 5A – JACQUES SMITH, OOLTEWAH 6’3” – 240LBS – DEFENSIVE/TIGHT END Had 58 tackles, 23 tackles for a loss, and nine sacks. Forced three and recovered two fumbles. Graded out at 95% with two TDs.
2009 CLASS A – TERRELL ROBINSON, SOUTH PITTSBURG – 185LBS – QUARTERBACK/FREE SAFETY Had 110 carries for 862 yards and 17 TDs. Threw for 1,326 yards and 17 TDs on 78 of 129 passing attempts. On defense had 27 solo tackles, 31 assists, and six interceptions.
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2008 CLASS 1A – DAVID JONES, SOUTH PITTSBURG – 205LBS – RUNNING BACK/LINEBACKER Had 112 carries for 981 yards and 21 TDs. On defense had 71 solo tackles, 62 assists, 11 tackles for a loss, and three sacks.
2009 CLASS AAA – JACQUES SMITH, OOLTEWAH – 240LBS – DEFENSIVE/TIGHT END Had 72 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss, and nine sacks. Forced three fumbles and had six receptions for 85 yards and one TD.
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PittsburgSouthofCourtesyPhoto 2010 DIVISION II-AA – JACOB HUESMAN, BAYLOR 6’2” – 190LBS – QUARTERBACK • Threw for 788 yards and four TDs on 62 of 110 passing attempts. • 140 carries for 1,325 yards and 18 TDs. • Was a Mr. Football finalist in junior season. BaylorofCourtesyPhoto TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL BACK OF THE YEAR 2011 CLASS A – COLTIN BLEVINS, SOUTH PITTSBURG 5’11” – 225LBS – OFFENSIVE GUARD/LINEBACKER • Had 71 tackles, 43 assists, five tackles for a loss, and one sack. • Forced three and recovered two fumbles. TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL LINEMAN OF THE YEAR 2011 DIVISION II-AA – BARRETT GOUGER, BAYLOR 6’5” – 280LBS – OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE TACKLE • Graded out at 90% with 24 pancake blocks. • Named to All-State team twice. BaylorofCourtesyPhotoBaylorofCourtesyPhotoTENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL LINEMAN OF THE YEAR 2011 DIVISION II-AA – HENRIQUE RIBEIRO, BAYLOR 6’1” – 215LBS – KICKER • Made eight of 11 field goals, with the longest from 57 yards and three from over 50 yards. • 49 of 53 kickoffs were for touchbacks.TENNESSEE TITANS KICKER OF THE YEAR 82 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
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2012 CLASS AAA – AUSTIN SANDERS, BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 6’6”— 295LBS – DEFENSIVE END/TACKLE • Graded out at 91% with 48 pancake blocks. • Had 16 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, and one recovered fumble. TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL LINEMAN OF THE YEAR 2013 CLASS A – JAJUAN LANKFORD, SOUTH PITTSBURG 5’9” – 180LBS – RUNNING BACK/DEFENSIVE BACK • Rushed for 1,547 yards for 23 TDs in 138 carries. • Had 10 receptions for 168 yards and two TDs. • Was a Mr. Football finalist in sophomore season. PittsburgSouthofCourtesyPhoto TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL BACK OF THE YEAR 2013 DIVISION II-A – RAFAEL GAGLIANONE, BAYLOR 6’ – 230LBS – KICKER • Made eight of 13 field goals with the longest from 57 yards and made 32 of 33 extra point attempts. • 46 of 50 kickoffs were for touchbacks. BaylorofCourtesyPhoto TENNESSEE TITANS KICKER OF THE YEAR 2014 DIVISION 5-AAA – LASZLO TOSER, OOLTEWAH 5’9” – 185LBS – KICKER • Made 15 of 19 field goals with the longest from 52 yards and made 51 of 52 extra point attempts. • 70 of 77 kickoffs were for touchbacks. • Of 39 punt attempts, nine were inside the 20 and five were inside the 10-yard line. PhotographyMitchellAndybyPhoto TENNESSEE TITANS KICKER OF THE YEAR 84 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
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BrewerRandallbyPhotoFullerGenebyPhoto 2015 CLASS 3A – TRANEIL MOORE, EAST RIDGE 6’2” – 190LBS – RUNNING BACK • Rushed for 1,666 yards and 23 TDs in 166 carries. • Had two receptions for 60 yards and one TD. PhotographyMitchellAndybyPhoto 2020 CLASS 1A – HUNTER FRAME, SOUTH PITTSBURG 6’ – 170LBS – RUNNING BACK/DEFENSIVE BACK • Rushed more than 1,200 yards for 23 TDs with an average of 15.6 yards per carry. • More than 3,600 yards rushed in high school career. PittsburgSouthofCourtesyPhoto 2015 DIVISION II-AA – RYAN PARKER, BAYLOR SCHOOL 6’1” – 210LBS – LINEBACKER/RUNNING BACK • Had 95 tackles, 30 tackles for a loss, 45 assists, eight sacks, two blocked punts, and one recovered fumble. • Rushed over 600 yards for 14 TDs, caught four passes for 81 yards and one TD.
2016 CLASS 2A – ALEX KIRKENDOLL, MARION CO. HIGH SCHOOL – 220LBS – LINEBACKER/TIGHT END Had 126 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, three sacks, and two safeties. to All-State team twice and was a Mr. Football finalist in junior season.
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QUAKE: RINGGOLD “Ringgold is one of the most decorated bands in our area with a huge number of participants. Band director Tracy Wright does a fantastic job, and his enthusiasm is contagious. They are always on point and impressive.”
“This was a tough one. There are a few schools that could be mentioned here, but I’m choosing Soddy Daisy. With more than one specialty hot dog on the menu and a variety of tasty items, Soddy Daisy ranks at the top for best overall concessions.”
COWBOY JOE: SOUTH PITTSBURG
QUAKE: HERITAGE “I’ve always loved the red, white, and blue. The Generals always look sharp on Friday nights.”
If you’ve grown up in the South, you’re probably aware that there is a lot more to high school football than the game itself. There are also dazzling halftime shows, larger-than-life mascots, mouthwatering concessions, and passionate, earsplitting student sections – all of which create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere on Friday nights across the Chattanooga area come fall.
QUAKE: CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL
“Just what is a Purple Pounder? I’m not sure I really know, but it is certainly unique – uniquely Chattanooga.”
“I really love the color combinations. Orange and black always make a good combination. It’s just a clean, yet men acing look – perfect for a football team!”
COWBOY JOE: HOWARD HUSTLIN’ TIGERS
“Sure, the ‘Tigers’ is a common name for a team, but this name isn’t so com mon. Throw some hustle in the mix, and you have something special. I love it!”
COWBOY JOE: OOLTEWAH
This year, SportTalk Radio’s Scott McMahen (Quake) and Joe Varner (Cowboy Joe) would like to shine a spotlight on some of the people, traditions, and facilities that make each area high school so unique. May we present – the first-ever SportTalk Choice Awards!
“With one of the biggest bands in the area, if not the biggest, Ooltewah always puts on a tremendous show. Kudos to everyone involved!”
COWBOY JOE: SODDY DAISY
“This was a tough one. There are so many stadiums with good food, but when your fish sandwich is legendary, you will always be toward the top.”
QUAKE: OOLTEWAH “If I’m choosing a non-Baylor/McCallie team, it’s got to be Ooltewah. When you have a name for your student section (The Refs), you know you got something going on.”
COWBOY JOE: MCCALLIE “Every McCallie coach who helped mold their defense the last three years deserves a shout out. Three championships in a row says it all.”
QUAKE: DALTON “Like Joe says, it’s a toss-up, but the North Georgia facility race has always been led by Dalton. Their scoreboard/vid eo entrance is like Monday night football.”
QUAKE: BRADLEY CENTRAL “Damon Floyd makes sure his guys are disciplined in the kick ing game and understand the importance of making plays in that phase of the game.”
QUAKE: DALTON “You know when you’re from the Carpet Capital, and your ‘real’ field is natural grass, you’re going to have one spec tacular turf practice field!”
“These students are always fired up. It must be the bowl-like stadium setting that really amplifies the cheers and jeers of this rowdy bunch.”
“Dr. Dan Kennedy – this year will be his 49th football season. The longtime public address announcer has all the style, wit, and sarcasm to do it right on a Friday night.”
COWBOY JOE: SOUTH PITTSBURG “Speed and discipline are keys to great special teams. South Pittsburg has those ingredients.”
COWBOY JOE: RINGGOLD
COWBOY JOE: BRADLEY CENTRAL
“This was a toss-up between Ringgold and Dalton. However, the Tigers of Ring gold take the prize. This video board is massive! When you throw in the accom panying sound system, Friday nights in Ringgold are electric.”
QUAKE: RINGGOLD “Houston White has been doing it a while, and if last year’s defense is any indication, when the Tigers have talent those defensive coaches have proven to put them in the right spot.”
COWBOY JOE: BAYLOR “Baylor has one of the best practice fields in this area. What makes it my top choice? Location. A beautiful view of the Tennessee River welcomes the players as they prepare for their next opponent.”
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COWBOY JOE: DALTON “Dalton’s Rick Zeiseg always brings excitement to a game, and you’ll never find someone who loves the Catamounts as much as he does. He’s a true professional.”
DONOVAN SMITH, WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK Chattanooga Central; Harrison, TN Ht: 6’2” Wt: 195 Offers: Austin Peay, UT Martin Undecided
BRYCEN SANDERS, OFFENSIVE LINEMAN/DEFENSIVE LINEMAN Baylor; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 6’5” | Wt: 280 Offers: Arkansas, Auburn, Cincinnati, Duke, East Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Miami (OH), Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Purdue, Stanford, TCU, Tennessee, Tennessee State, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech
Committed: Princeton ANTHONY BOGGS, OFFENSIVE LINEMAN/DEFENSIVE LINEMAN Baylor; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 6’4” Wt: 270 Offers: Appalachian State, Austin Peay, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, Duke, Eastern Kentucky, Fordham, Furman, Memphis, Princeton, Tulane, USF, UT Martin
TOP COLLEGE PROSPECTS SMITHMOLLYBYPHOTOSMITHMOLLYBYPHOTOSMITHMOLLYBYPHOTO As of July 31st
Committed: Duke CLASS OF 2023
Committed: Ole Miss
EVAN HAYNIE, WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK Baylor; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 6’0” Wt: 175 Offers: Alabama State, Eastern Kentucky, Harvard, Marshall, Massachusetts, Memphis, Miami (OH), Pennsylvania, Princeton, Toledo, Tulane, Yale
FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 93 JUAN BULLARD, RUNNING BACK/DEFENSIVE BACK East Hamilton; Ooltewah, TN Ht: 6’1” | Wt: 200 Offers: Eastern Kentucky Committed: UndecidedPHOTOGRAPHYMITCHELLANDYBYPHOTO AD CRUTCHER, RUNNING BACK Red Bank; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 5’10” | Wt: 175 Offers: N/A Committed: UndecidedGATEWOODTAYLORBYPHOTO TREVON GOTT, WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK LFO; Fort Oglethorpe, GA Ht: 6’0” | Wt: 175 Offers: N/A Committed: UndecidedORTWEINCOREYBYPHOTO LUKE BLANCHARD, WIDE RECEIVER/RUNNING BACK Dalton; Dalton, GA Ht: 5’8” | Wt: 168 Offers: N/A Committed: UndecidedPHELANDANBYPHOTO DJ ADAMS, WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK Cleveland; Cleveland, TN Ht: 6’2” | Wt: 170 Offers: N/A Committed: UndecidedPHOTOGRAPHYMITCHELLANDYBYPHOTO As of July 31st PHOTOGRAPHYMITCHELLANDYBYPHOTO ANDREI DELINOIS, WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK McCallie; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 6’2” | Wt: 210 Offers: N/A Committed: Undecided
SMITHMOLLYBYPHOTO As of July 31st CLASS OF 2024 TOP COLLEGE PROSPECTS
CARSON GENTLE, TIGHT END/DEFENSIVE LINEMAN McCallie; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 6’3” Wt: 241 Offers: Harvard, Indiana, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Stanford, Tennessee, Virginia Tech Tennessee
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AMARI JEFFERSON, WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK Chattanooga, TN Ht: 6’1” Wt: 190 Offers: Georgia, Kentucky, UTC, Virginia Tech Undecided
AJ WALLACE, WIDE RECEIVER/LINEBACKER CCS; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 6’2” Wt: 180 Offers: Central Michigan, Eastern Kentucky, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Toledo Undecided
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FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 99 CityScope® magazine is proud to preview high school football teams from across the Chattanooga area. What follows are 41 teams that compete in 15 different regions. Collectively, they represent high school football programs that span nine different counties – Hamilton County and the eight counties that adjoin it. It is our hope that you will find this section to be informative as well as entertaining and that each and every team is presented in a manner that celebrates their players, while featuring the coaches who dedicate their time and talents to developing young athletes. Below are the regions that each of the 41 teams compete in. Those teams included in the 2022 High School Football Preview are in bold. II-AAATENNESSEE–East/Middle Baylor School Father KnoxvilleRyanCatholic McCallie School Montgomery Bell Academy Pope John Paul II II-AA – East Boyd Buchanan School ChristianChattanoogaSchool Christian Acad. of Knox. Grace AcademyChristian(Knoxville) Notre SilverdaleDameBaptist Academy Webb School of Knoxville II-A – East Friendship Christian Grace Academy Lakeway Christian Middle TheTheChristianTennesseeKing’sAcademyWebbSchool(Bell Buckle) 6A – Reg. 2 Bearden Bradley ClevelandCentral MaryvilleAcademyHardinFarragutValley 5A – Reg. 4 The Howard School McMinn Co. WalkerRheaOoltewahCo.Valley 4A – Reg. 3 Chattanooga Central East Hamilton East RedHixsonRidgeBank Sequoyah Soddy Daisy 3A – Reg. 3 Brainerd McMinnLoudonKingston Central Signal Mountain Sweetwater 3A – Reg. 4 Cannon GilesCommunityCo.Co. Grundy Co. Sequatchie Co. 2A – Reg. 3 Bledsoe Co. Marion Co. Meigs Co. Polk TellicoCo.Plains Tyner Academy IA – Reg. 3 Copper Basin Lookout Valley Sale WhitwellSouthCreekPittsburg Area SchoolsIndependent PreparatoryChattanooga School 7GEORGIA–AAAAA CassCartersvilleCalhoun Dalton WoodlandHiram 7 – AAAA CentralCedartown(Carrollton) Heritage Northwest Whitfield Sonoraville Southeast Whitfield 6 – AAA BremenAdairsville Coahulla Creek Gordon Lakeview-FortLaFayetteLee Oglethorpe RinggoldRidgeland 7 – A D1 CoosaChattoogaArmuchee Dade Co. TrionPepperellDarlington 7 – A D2 Bowdon Christian Heritage Mt. Zion
Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A We are excited to begin this journey with a special group of young men and a talented senior class. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A This team and staff must em brace the struggle of continu ous improvement, stay steadfast in the face of certain adversity, and believe something great is about to happen. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Brycen Sanders (OL/DL), Evan Haynie (WR/DB), Noah Gravel (RB/LB), and Caleb Hampton (RB/LB). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A The character this team has displayed in my short time with them. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Making sure we put this team in the best positions possible to have success. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A Our staff is bringing in different philosophies and schemes in all areas. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A I’ve been encouraged by our speed at the skill positions –LBs and on the DL as well. KIMREYERIKCOACH EVAN HAYNIE ASHER SKYLES HOLLAND HUNNEKE BAYLOR SCHOOL / TN DIVISION II-3A 100 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
We play in an incred ibly difficult league that presents huge challenges week in and week out. This team needs to im prove weekly and be in a position to play its best football in November. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTRABUN GAP-NACOOCHEE (A) 26 ENSWORTH (A) 2SEPTEMBERKNOXVILLE CATHOLIC (H) 16 POPE JOHN PAUL II (A) 23 OOLTEWAH (H) 30 MCCALLIE (H) 7OCTOBERPRINCECHRISTIANAVENUE(H) 14 HENDERSONVILLE (A) 21 MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY (A) 28 FATHER RYAN (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Erik Kimrey (18 yrs. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at Baylor) DIVISION/CLASS: TN II-AAA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 7-5 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 6th MASCOT: Red Raiders STATS NOAH HUGUESGRAVELPICARD DOMANI WHITE PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY TN DIVISION II-3A / BAYLOR SCHOOL FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 101
102 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 2 LOUIS VINCENT WR/DB SR 3 HUGUES PICARD QB SR 4 NOAH GRAVEL RB/LB SR 5 NYZIAH WHALEY WR/DB JR 6 TJ FIELDS WR/DB JR 7 AMARI JEFFERSON WR/DB JR 8 JOSHUA HAMPTON WR/DB JR 9 WHIT MUSCHAMP QB JR 10 MAX LEBLANC WR/DB JR 11 ANTHONY BOGGS OL/DL SR 12 JOHN EMENDORFER RB/LB SR 13 EVAN HAYNIE WR/DB SR 14 DOSEN STUM QB FR 15 KEATON WHALEY WR/DB FR 16 NELSON MCKNIGHT TE/LB JR 17 CAMERON SPARKS WR/DB SO 18 TYLER RICE WR/DB SO 19 JACK SHUTTERS TE/DL JR 20 GRADY JOYNER WR/DB JR 21 ZANE RESTELLI WR/DB SO 23 GEORGE EMENDORFER WR/DB FR 24 DECODA DAVENPORT RB/DB FR 25 HOLLAND HUNNEKE WR/DB SR 26 TIMMY MITCH WR/DB FR 27 CHRIS RENEGAR RB/LB SO 28 NOAH MILES WR/DB SO 29 COLE PHILLIPS TE/LB JR 30 CARTER WEEKLEY WR/DB SO 31 PRESTON KINCER WR/LB JR 32 JACKSON PHILLIPS TE/LB SR 34 CALEB HAMPTON RB/LB SR 35 WADE EDELEN WR/DB JR # NAME POS. YR. 36 DYLAN CRAWFORD TE/LB SR 38 MAX MINNINGER WR/DB FR 41 JAMES HOGUE WR/LB FR 42 JD MARTIN WR/DB FR 43 DAVIS GARRETT TE/LB SO 44 BOWEN HOGUE WR/DB FR 45 VINCENT MCCLURE TE/DL JR 46 CARTER GARRETT TE/LB JR 48 LOUIS ZHAO WR/DB SO 50 MARCEO COLLINS OL/DL SR 51 TEAG JOHNSON OL/DL SO 52 COLE ROSE OL/DL FR 54 RHET JOHNSON OL/DL SR 55 ASHER SKYLES OL/DL SR 56 QUINCY WHITE OL/DL JR 57 CHARLIE SILBERMAN OL/DL FR 58 JIMMY BRYSON OL/DL SO 59 DOMANI WHITE OL/DL JR 61 HINTON STEFANIUK OL/DL SR 62 KETTRIC HILL OL/DL SR 64 LUKE SMITH OL/DL SO 65 BOOM HATMAKER OL/DL FR 72 OWEN ROSE OL/DL JR 73 EMERSON PETTY OL/DL JR 74 BRYCEN SANDERS OL/DL SR 75 JONATHAN KING OL/DL FR 77 BO SCEARCE OL/DL SR 88 DALTON RESTELLI TE/DL SR 94 MAC HICKMAN K SR 95 COOPER KEOWN K JR 2022 ROSTER BAYLOR SCHOOL / TN DIVISION II-3A
Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A We have veteran guys returning in some spots, but we will be pre dominantly new. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Senior leadership. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Ollie Carter (DB/P), Etienne Delisle (TE/LB), Carson Gentle (TE/DL), Andrei Delinois (WR/DB), Jetty Miller (OL/LB), Marcellus Barnes Jr. (WR/DB), Jay Williams (OL/DL), EJ Smith (OL/DL), John Kirk (OL/DL), Tre Thompson (OL/ DL), and Damian Scott (RB/DB). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A I think we have the talent to have another good team. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A How the team comes together into unity. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A The expectation has been set for our guys to follow and work toward. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A Winning them all is fun. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A Should be the same. The challenge is always to let the team develop its personality as the season goes. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Decent but not blazing. POTTERRALPHCOACH ANDREI DELINOIS EJ SMITH TRE THOMPSON MCCALLIE SCHOOL / TN DIVISION II-3A 104 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
We will break in a new quarterback and new skill positions on offense. Our success largely depends on how fast they develop. Defensively, we should be deep up front. We will have to develop some depth in the secondary. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTCHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN (H) 26 WOODWARD ACADEMY (H) 2SEPTEMBERMONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY (H) 9 WEST BROWARD (H) 16 KNOXVILLE CATHOLIC (A) 30 BAYLOR (A) 7OCTOBERLIFE ACADEMY (H) 14 FATHER RYAN (A) 21 WEST TORONTO (H) 28 POPE JOHN PAUL II (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Ralph Potter (29 yrs. as a head coach, 21st as head coach at McCallie) DIVISION/CLASS: TN II-AAA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 13-0 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 1st MASCOT: Blue Tornado STATS JOHN KIRK DAMIAN SCOTT ETIENNE DELISLE PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY TN DIVISION II-3A / MCCALLIE SCHOOL FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 105
106 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 ENRIQUE JAIMES LECLAIR WR JR 2 JAY ST. HILAIRE QB JR 3 ANDREI DELINOIS WR/DB SR 4 NOLAN SERGEANT WR/DB JR 5 DREW HAMILTON WR/DB SR 6 ISAAC PEPIN DB SR 7 MATHIEU HERBERT WR JR 8 CARSON GENTLE TE/DL JR 9 MATHIS PILON DB SR 10 TARIO PRICE RB SR 11 MARCELLUS BARNES JR. WR/DB JR 12 CARSON LAWRENCE WR/DB SO 13 EDWIN PRATT WR/DB JR 14 OLIVIER CAMERLAIN TE/DL JR 15 XAVIER GAGNE TE/LB JR 16 CHASE MORETZ QB/LB SO 17 OLLIE CARTER DB/P SR 18 CHOOSEN LOKOMBE DB JR 19 TJ USHER WR/DB SR 20 JA’VON MCMAHAN RB/LB JR 21 DJ HORNE TE/LB SO 21 DAMIAN SCOTT RB/DB SR 22 ZACH CHARI RB/LB JR 23 ALEX MORTON RB/LB JR 24 WILLIAM NICELY K/S SR 25 DAVID BAKER WR/DB JR 26 GABE ABERCROMBIE RB/DB FR 27 PHIL BOUTHOT LB JR 28 QUINN JONES DB JR # NAME POS. YR. 29 GORDON LEWIS WR/DB JR 30 MATTHEW BOER DB JR 31 WELLS EMRICK WR/DB SO 32 WILL HAISTEN WR/LB JR 33 JETTY MILLER OL/LB SR 34 TYLER GAY QB/LB FR 35 COOPER GENTLE RB/LB FR 36 ARTRELL KNIGHT TE/DL FR 37 WILL ELLIS RB/LB SO 38 SAWYER SMITH K JR 39 BRADY LACEY TE/LB SO 40 HUDSON POWELL WR/DB SO 42 CAM MCINTYRE TE/LB JR 43 TEDDY WINGFIELD TE/LB SO 44 RYAN LARRABEE RB/LB SO 45 ETIENNE DELISLE TE/LB SR 46 MYLES BELVA TE/LB FR 47 BEAR CORTES WR/LB SO 48 ALEXANDER VEST RB/LB FR 49 MATTHIAS KYRIAKIDIS TE/LB SO 50 CARSON COFFMAN OL/DL JR 51 NATHAN BERTHIAUME OL/LS JR 52 AVERY GROSS RB/LB FR 52 MICHAEL OSBORNE OL/DL SO 53 ANDREW LITTLE TE/DL FR 54 ALEXANDRE JACQUES K/P SR 56 AIDEN CONANT RB/LB FR 57 JADEN HUDGINS-KEY OL/DL FR 58 ALEX BURNSTINE OL/DL JR 2022 ROSTER MCCALLIE SCHOOL / TN DIVISION II-3A
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108 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 58 LAUCH PENDLETON OL/DL SR 59 NELSON WILLIAMS OL/DL FR 60 DAYE CANNON OL/DL SR 61 ROBERT DONINA OL/DL FR 62 KRISTOPHER LLOYD RB/LB FR 63 JACK AARON OL/DL SO 64 CHRISTIAN MORGAN OL/DL SO 65 RIDLEY MCDONALD OL/DL SR 66 HAYDEN CLEMENTS OL/DL SO 67 MAX PINCOTT OL/LB SO 68 JOHN O’BRIEN OL/DL SO 69 MANNY MONTES OL/DL JR 70 LUCAS JONES OL/DL FR 71 JOHN KIRK OL/DL SR 72 JOHN CARDWELL RB/LB FR 72 ELIOT GUAY OL/DL JR 73 BAYLESS ROBERSON OL/DL SO 74 TRAMAURI WATKINS OL/DL SO 75 EJ SMITH OL/DL SR 76 GAVIN HARNEY WR/DB FR 77 JOSHUA MANNING OL/DL FR 77 TRE THOMPSON OL/DL SR 78 LANDON BALES WR/DB FR 79 LUCAS PRESLEY WR/DB FR 80 DAVID YANCEY WR/DB FR 81 DE’SHUN TIPTON RB/DB FR 82 ELLIOTT ARNOLD K SO # NAME POS. YR. 83 THOMAS WILSON WR/DB FR 84 ANDREW POLEN WR/DB SO 85 SEAN COUVERTIERE WR/DB SO 86 LORENZO UNIVERSAL WR/DB SR 87 RJ WASHINGTON WR/DB SO 88 JACK NIX WR/DB JR 89 BENNETT COKER TE/LB JR 90 JAYDEN SMITH OL/DL FR 92 ROMAN ZAHROBSKY WR/DB FR 94 TANNER DAVIDSON OL/DL FR 95 CHAMP PATE RB/DB FR 96 PAUL-MARIE DOGUI TE/DL JR 97 JAY WILLIAMS OL/DL SR 98 RYAN ELLIS WR/DB FR 99 TAGGART FOX WR/DB FR HUGH BARGER RB/LB FR NATHAN BLAKE OL/DL FR QUINN CLARK WR/DB FR ROBERT DEVINE OL/DL FR ELI ESLINGER WR/DB FR MATTHEW GABBERT WR/DB FR NATHAN HARTLINE OL/DL FR ROCCO KNOOP OL/DL FR NEYLAND PETERSON WR/DB FR TUCKER SERGEANT WR/DB FR HARRISON SMITH OL/DL JR 2022 ROSTER MCCALLIE SCHOOL / TN DIVISION II-3A
Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A We have high character, a strong work ethic, and great leadership in our upper class. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Our ability to establish the run of fensively, as well as our ability to stop the run defensively. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Caden Johnson (WR/DB), Matt Stone (RB/LB), Garrick Cason (OL/ DL), Jaylon Sanderfer (RB/LB), Thad Ballinger (OL/DL), Ty Barnes (OL/DL), Brohns Donaldson (WR/DB), and Jacob Shockley (OL/DL). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A The depth we have from our skill positions is our greatest reason for optimism. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A The lack of depth on our offensive and defensive line. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A With a brand-new coaching staff, we are going to focus on this year’s development of our players. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A We are putting all our focus on this year. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A Yes. With a new staff, we will have a different offense and defense, as well as special teams. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A We have some good speed at our skill positions. We will look to utilize that as one of our primary strengths. RANKINGARYCOACH CADEN JOHNSON DONOVAN ALLENBROHNS DONALDSON BOYD BUCHANAN SCHOOL / TN DIVISION II-2A 110 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
As always in Division IIAA, we face a very tough schedule week in and week out. We look to have a great summer and fall camp, culminating in a very exciting and successful season. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTGREENBACK (H) 26 DAVIDSON ACADEMY (A) 2SEPTEMBERCHRISTIAN ACAD. OF KNOX. (A) 9 HOWARD (A) 16 SILVERDALE BAPTIST (A) 23 COLUMBIA ACADEMY (H) 30 2114OCTOBERCHRISTIANCHATTANOOGA(H)NOTREDAME(A)KNOXVILLEWEBB (A) 28 GRACE CHRISTIANKNOXVILLE (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Gary Rankin (38 yrs. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at Boyd Buchanan) DIVISION/CLASS: TN II-AA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 4-6 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 5th MASCOT: Buccaneers STATS TY BARNES HOUSTON HICKSMATT STONE PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY TN DIVISION II-2A / BOYD BUCHANAN SCHOOL FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 111
112 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 2 BRODIE LOWE WR/LB SO 3 KENNY BELL FB/DL SR 4 CADEN JOHNSON WR/DB SR 5 NATHAN MILLER WR/DB SR 6 PJ DONALDSON WR/DB JR 7 HUDSON WAMACK WR/DB SO 8 DARIN SHANNON WR/DB SO 9 JAYLON SANDERFER RB/LB JR 10 DONOVAN ALLEN WR/DB SR 12 JACOB HUTCHESON QB/DB SR 13 JAYDEN MADISON WR/DB SR 14 XAVIER EMBRY WR/DB SO 15 SETH VICKERS QB/DL SR 16 JAYDEN MOORE WR/DB SO 17 ETHAN LANE K SO 18 HOUSTON HICKS QB/P SO 19 BROHNS DONALDSON WR/DB SR 20 REID PETTWAY WR/DB SR 21 PHILLIP COLLINS RB/DB JR 22 JATAVIOUS DAVIS RB/DB SO 24 TIMOTHY JONES WR/DB JR 25 JAMES NOLAN TE/LB SR 26 WILL ANDREWS WR/DB SO 27 COLE FOSTER FB/DL JR 28 ELI JOHNSON FB/LB SO 29 SABASTIAN JONES WR/DB FR 30 GAVIN CASON WR/LB SO 31 JACK VARNER WR/DB SO 32 CAMERON KOLFF WR/DB FR 33 MATT STONE RB/LB SR 34 HUDSON HIGHFIELD WR/DB FR 35 DAVID GREEN WR/DB FR # NAME POS. YR. 36 HARBOR BENT WR/DB FR 40 DOMINIC DAPICE WR/LB FR 41 AJ JOHNSON FB/LB JR 42 DYLAN MEITZLER FB/LB SO 43 PHILLIP ROBERTS WR/DB SO 44 KADEN BATES FB/LB JR 45 CONNOR BEARD TE/DL JR 50 JACOB SHOCKLEY OL/DL SR 51 EMERY GRAVITT K/P JR 52 GARRICK CASON OL/DL SR 54 ISAIAH HOWARD OL/DL SO 55 SANTANA STRICKLAND OL/DL SO 56 THAD BALLINGER OL/DL SR 58 NATHAN RANDOLPH K/P FR 59 TY BARNES OL/DL SR 60 LUCAS HIGHFIELD OL/DL JR 63 JACK FRAZIER OL/DL FR 66 CALVIN RICE OL/DL SO 68 BLAZE RASCHKE OL/DL FR 70 CALEB HOWARD OL/DL SO 71 CELBIE URFFER OL/DL FR 72 JACKSON BLOCKER OL/DL SO 80 NOLAN HARDEMAN WR/DB FR 82 BRAYDEN STANDEFER TE/DL SO 85 XAVIER BORK WR/DB SO 88 CALEB NUNEZ WR/DB SO 2022 ROSTER BOYD BUCHANAN SCHOOL / TN DIVISION II-2A
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Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?
A Offense will be more spread. Offen sively, a balanced attack. Defense will be 3-3 stack. HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?
A We will look for seniors to provide leadership on and off the field.
A With the lack of depth, staying healthy will play a huge part in us being successful.
A The experience coming back in the skill positions. WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?
A Worrying about injuries in key posi tions that could drastically change the outcome of this season. WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?
The team finished strong last sea son. We will hopefully build off that momentum.
Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?
Focusing on being their very best. Effort and attitude in the spring have been outstanding, and team account ability has been positive. WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?
A In the skill area, we’ll have above av erage speed, and it will be important to get the ball in playmakers’ hands.
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BJ Holland (WR/DB), Javoris Havis (RB/LB), Zion Irvin (WR/LB), Lane Travis (QB/DB), Connor Tyler (TE/LB), Ethan McBride (WR/DB), Devoris Havis (OL/DL), Landon Newton (LB), Drew Bond (OL/DL), Wil liam Wall (OL/DL), Grayson Officer (OL/ LB), Kaleb Bonastia (OL/DL), and Keaton Warren (OL/DL). WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?
Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?
DEVORIS HAVIS We’ll jump out and play two defending state champs in our first two games. We will learn a lot about ourselves early. The important thing is to grow and improve before getting into the meat of our region schedule. So far, in spring and summer work outs, the effort and attitudes of our players give me great optimism for this season. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTMCCALLIE (A) 26 SOUTH PITTSBURG (H) 2SEPTEMBERSILVERDALE BAPTIST (H) 9 HARDING ACADEMY (A) 16 NOTRE DAME (H) 23 CHRISTIAN ACAD. OF KNOX. (H) 30 BOYD BUCHANAN (A) 14OCTOBERGRACE CHRISTIAN –KNOXVILLE (A) 21 REPUBLIC (H) 28 KNOXVILLE WEBB (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Phil Massey (24 yrs. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at CCS) DIVISION/CLASS: TN II-AA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 5-5 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 3rd MASCOT: Chargers STATS WILLIAM WALL PHOTOS BY HEATH AUSTIN AND LUKE WILSON TN DIVISION II-2A / CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BOO CARTER GRAYSON OFFICER FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 115
116 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 2 AJ WALLACE WR/LB JR 3 BJ HOLLAND WR/DB SR 4 DARRELL BROWN TE/LB JR 5 JAVORIS HAVIS RB/LB SR 6 BOO CARTER WR/DB JR 7 HAYDEN BREAUX WR/LB JR 8 ZION JACKSON RB/LB FR 9 ZION IRVIN WR/LB SR 10 MALIK LEE RB/LB SO 11 JERMAINE STINSON WR/LB JR 12 NATHAN DELOACH QB/DB FR 13 EZRA DUBLE WR/LB FR 14 EPHRAIM MCGHEE WR/DB FR 15 TYREKE WISE-BRIDGES WR/DB SO 16 LANE TRAVIS QB/DB SR 17 JORDAN GILE QB SR 18 CONNOR TYLER TE/LB SR 19 ETHAN MCBRIDE WR/DB SR 20 ZARMANE STOUDEMIRE RB/LB FR 21 JAISHON MCLIN RB/LB SO 22 DEMAISHAWN EARLS WR/DB SR 23 LD HOLLINGSWORTH RB/LB SO 24 DRE MARTIN WR/DB JR 25 COOPER JORDAN WR/DB FR 26 CALLEN BRIDGEMAN WR/LB SO 27 DONTRELL BIRT WR/DB SR # NAME POS. YR. 28 ALDER WINGFIELD WR/LB FR 32 RYDER SMITH TE/DL FR 33 DEVORIS HAVIS OL/DL SR 34 LANDON NEWTON LB SR 36 DREW LEPPER K SR 40 DREW PETTY TE/LB SO 50 JP FAIN OL/DL FR 51 DREW BOND OL/DL SR 52 EJ DANIELS OL/DL FR 53 OWEN BROWN OL/LB SO 54 WILLIAM WALL OL/DL SR 55 MACHI GREEN OL/DL FR 56 JOHN POTTER OL/DL FR 58 ZION FLEMING OL/DL JR 59 CARTER ABSHER OL/DL FR 60 GRAYSON OFFICER OL/LB SR 61 KALEB BONASTIA OL/DL SR 63 PRESTON HIBBERTS OL/DL JR 73 DARRIUS TALLEY OL/DL JR 75 IAN MEDRANO OL/DL JR 77 KEATON WARREN OL/DL SR 88 RILEY COOK WR/OL FR 2022 ROSTER CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL / TN DIVISION II-2A
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NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION II-2A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Senior-led with multiple returning starters. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Protecting our quarterbacks in the pass game and stingy defense working to win the turnover game. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Jermaine Smith (WR/LB), Kenny Hammond Jr. (WR/DB), Cash Ban dy (QB), Rickey Maples Jr. (RB/DB), Justin Baker (WR/DB), Jadon Vintrov (OL/LB), and Dylan Vintrov (RB/LB). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A Our team’s dedication and will ingness to put in work that will help them be successful. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A The depths of our offensive and defensive lines. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A The experience of our nine return ing starters on offense and nine returning starters on defense. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A To win this region, you have to be aggressive. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A We will throw the ball more on of fense and play pressure defense. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Wide receiver and defensive back speed will be the cornerstone of our team. FANTCHARLESCOACH RICKEY MAPLES JR. KENNY HAMMOND JR. JERMAINE SMITH JUSTIN BAKER 118 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
GOELLERLANDON SAM GRIBBEN DYLAN JORDAN TN DIVISION II-2A / NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL With several coaching changes over the last few years, our DII East Region will be even stronger than the last few years. Nashville has dominated the state in recent years, but our East Region continues to close the gap. Our players have worked together to get better and look forward to competing in this strong region. Our seniors have been instrumental in our training, and we are excited about the 2022 season. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTWALKER VALLEY (H) 26 HIXSON (H) 2SEPTEMBERKNOXVILLE WEBB (H) 16 CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN (A) 23 GRACE CHRISTIAN –KNOXVILLE (H) 30 SILVERDALE BAPTIST (H) 7OCTOBERHOWARD (H) 14 BOYD BUCHANAN (H) 21 CHRISTIAN ACAD. OF KNOXVILLE (A) 28 THE KING’S ACADEMY (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Charles Fant (11 yrs. as a head coach, 11th as head coach at Notre Dame) DIVISION/CLASS: TN II-AA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 3-7 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 6th MASCOT: Fighting Irish STATS JERMAINEKENNYSMITHHAMMOND JR. PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY & COURTESY OF NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL DIEGO VILLANUEVA FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 119
120 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 0 BEN HOUSTON WR/DB SR 1 JUSTIN BAKER WR/DB JR 2 KENNY HAMMOND JR. WR/DB SR 3 JAYDON KELLEY WR/DB SR 4 RICKEY MAPLES JR. RB/DB SR 5 LANDON GOELLER WR/DB SO 6 JERMAINE SMITH WR/LB SR 7 ZIREON WATTERS RB/DB SO 8 SETH HART QB/DB SO 9 CASH BANDY QB SO 10 COOPER CAMPBELL QB/DB FR 11 ISAAC MCGANN WR/DB SO 13 MASON SIMS WR/LB JR 14 DYLAN VINTROV RB/LB SR 15 ANDREW FILLAUER WR/DB SR 16 KEAGAN SMITH QB/DB SO 17 DIEGO VILLANUEVA K SR 18 JADON VINTROV OL/LB JR 19 AL HASTICK K SR 20 DYLAN JORDAN WR/DB SR 21 NATHAN SHROPSHIRE WR/DB FR 22 TATE TIDWELL WR/DB FR 23 WILSON HAGEN WR/DB JR # NAME POS. YR. 24 TALLON RUIZ RB/LB FR 25 CALEB GREEN WR/DB FR 27 JAMES ANDREACH WR/DB FR 28 EJ CARTER RB/DB SO 30 CHRIS OROZCO K SR 32 CHRIS GREEN WR/DL FR 33 CADE WASHINGTON K SR 40 JOSE GRAY WR/DB FR 44 KILLIAN MALECKY WR/DB FR 45 JOSH BONK WR/DB FR 51 AMARE DASILVA OL/LB JR 52 ANTHONY VAUGHN OL/DL FR 54 RILEY ROBERTS OL/LB JR 55 SAM GRIBBEN OL/LB SR 56 KAYLAN PATEL OL/DL JR 60 ELIJAH HUGHES FB/LB SR 62 COOPER EBERLY OL/DL FR 65 CASON WILSON OL/DL FR 66 CHARLES LATHRAM OL/DL SR 70 BRAYDON MINGO TE/DL SO 71 RUDY TOMAS OL/DL SR 72 KEEGAN SCHAFLUETZEL OL/DL JR 2022 ROSTER NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION II-2A
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A We must continue to build deep con nections throughout our team.
Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?
Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?
A Sam Tedford (OL/DL), Kyle Shoemaker (OL/DL), Brody Lamb (RB/LB), Brett Rogers (QB/DB), Turner Junkins (ATH), Cameron Bowen (WR/DB), Jackson Hat taway (WR/S), Ryland Cobb (OL/DL), Davis Wells (OL/LB), and Chase Manning (TE/LB).
Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?
A Striving to be better than our last sea son.
Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?
A A connected team is a committed team. The strength of our team was its connection. Our guys cared for and played for each other. They realized that belief re ally does drive behavior.
Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?
A Our players and coaches.
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A Our team continues to rewrite the story about Silverdale Football. They turned a lot of heads. The challenge this year is to turn the page. Last year’s suc cess is not good enough for this year’s op portunities.
Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR?
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Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?
A Improving. Our team has worked hard this off-season to become stronger and faster.
Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?
A A lot of new guys in key skill positions. We must improve in every phase of the game. We will be looking for players who can add the most value in each position and phase of the game.
KYLE SHOEMAKER DAVIS WELLS TN DIVISION II-2A / SILVERDALE BAPTIST ACADEMY The Division II-AA East Region is a very competitive region. We will likely still be overlooked due to the talent level within our re gion. Our success will have to do with our willingness to prepare each day for every situation that we may face. You do not rise to the occasion; you rise to your level of training. Each week we must be the team that responds best when it matters most in order to build on our success. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTEAST RIDGE (H) 26 FRANKLIN ROAD ACADEMY (A) 2SEPTEMBERCHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN (A) 9 LAKEWAY CHRISTIAN (H) 16 BOYD BUCHANAN (H) 23 DONELSON CHRISTIAN (A) 30 NOTRE DAME (A) 7OCTOBERKNOXVILLE WEBB (H) 21 GRACE CHRISTIAN –KNOXVILLE (A) 28 CHRISTIAN ACAD. OF KNOXVILLE (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Mike Connor (3 yrs. as a head coach, 3rd as head coach at Silverdale) DIVISION/CLASS: TN II-AA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 9-3 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 3rd MASCOT: Seahawks STATS TURNER JUNKINS PHOTOS COURTESY OF SILVERDALE BAPTIST ACADEMY FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 123
124 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 ETHAN LE RB/DB SO 2 TURNER JUNKINS ATH SR 3 CAMERON BOWEN WR/DB SR 4 JACKSON HATTAWAY WR/S SR 5 BENNETT REAGAN WR/DB SO 6 CADEN BANCROFT WR/DB JR 7 CARTER BROWN WR/DB SO 8 BRODY LAMB RB/LB SR 9 CHASE MANNING TE/LB SR 10 NATE HAMPTON WR/DB JR 11 GAVIN GIBSON WR/DB SR 12 JACOB ELDRIDGE TE/DL JR 14 BRETT ROGERS QB/DB SR 15 NATE HUDGINS WR/DB SR 16 LANDON DEITCH RB/LB SO 17 CHASE WALKER ATH JR 18 BRODY FINCH WR/DB SO 19 BRETT OXFORD WR/DB FR 20 NOAH HENDRIX TE/LB JR 21 COLLIN SHARP WR/DB SR 22 JAKE GRANTHAM WR/DB SR 24 CAIDEN BOTTS WR JR 25 TALAN BUTTERWORTH WR/DB FR 26 CADEN MCGRAW WR JR 28 GARRETT MOSER RB/LB FR 29 JASPER MARTIN WR/DB JR 30 STEVE CAMP WR SO 32 JOSH HARDAWAY RB/DE SR 33 JAXSON CARTSEN TE/DL SO 34 TANNER BAYNE TE/LB FR 35 JACK HARRIS TE/DL FR 36 CHASE DAVIS RB/DB SO 42 LINCOLN MESHELL WR/DB SO 44 BRODY DENNETT WR/DL SR # NAME POS. YR. 45 TIMOTHY CONNOR RB/LB JR 46 CALEB GRECO WR/DB SO 47 OLIVER VELA WR/LB SO 48 TATE STANDEFER RB/LB FR 50 BEN PUGLISE TE/LB JR 51 BRIAR BANCROFT TE/LB FR 52 RYLAND COBB OL/DL SR 53 HARRIS JENNE OL/DL SO 55 KYLE SHOEMAKER OL/DL SR 56 MALEAK MCALLISTER OL/DL SO 58 JOHN DAVID GLADDEN OL/LB SO 60 DAVIS WELLS OL/LB SR 61 SAM TEDFORD OL/DL SR 62 BRADEN WILSON OL/DL FR 63 CALEB TURNIPSEED OL/DL SO 65 ANDREW MOSSBECK OL/DL SR 68 BRODIE RUSSELL OL/DL FR 70 DASH DURHAM OL/DL SR 71 GAVIN DAVIDSON OL/DL SO 72 JACK FIGLESTAHLER OL/DL FR 75 STEVEN BRUNO OL/DL JR 78 JACKSON SCHAEFFER OL/DL FR 79 DAVID HUFFINES OL/DL FR 82 BRAYDEN MORGAN QB/DB FR 84 BRAXTON ANDERSON WR/DB FR 85 ZACH LYNCH WR/DB JR 86 RYDER WRIGHT DL FR 88 ASHER JONES WR/DB SR 90 JACK MAUSER K FR 2022 ROSTER SILVERDALE BAPTIST ACADEMY / TN DIVISION II-2A
GRACE ACADEMY / TN DIVISION II-1A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A We have a young, energetic team. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A We will need to grow up fast. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Our returning seniors. Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A They are willing to put in the work. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A As always, depth and injuries. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A We need to keep the momentum built by last year’s seniors, which led to a state championship. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A Keep it simple. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A We will be relatively the same, but will key into our current players’ talents. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A We will have some speed at the skill positions. ATECABOBCOACH AVERY WESLEYIVARSONTHOMPSON BO SWANSON 126 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
TN DIVISION II-1A / GRACE ACADEMY With a young team and a target on our backs, we will need to step up early if we hope to repeat as state champions. COACH’S VIEW 12AUGUSTSOUTHCHRISTIANHAVEN(H) 19 TSD (A) 26 CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL (H) 2SEPTEMBERFRANKLIN CHRISTIAN (A) 9 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN (A) 16 RIVERSIDE CHRISTIAN (A) 23 TRI-CITIES CHRISTIAN (H) 30 ASD (A) 7OCTOBERPROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN (H) 14 LANCASTER CHRISTIAN (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Bob Ateca (25 yrs. as a head coach, 13th as head coach at Grace) DIVISION/CLASS: TN II-A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 11-1 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 1st MASCOT: Golden Eagles STATS BROCK PASSONS CARSON KNECHT PHOTOS COURTESY OF GRACE ACADEMY FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 127
128 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 AVERY IVARSON WR/DB SR 2 CALEB CIGLIANO RB/S 8 3 ANDREW HUGGINS OL/DL FR 5 CLAYTON GUNTHER QB/LB FR 7 BROCK PASSONS WR/DB JR 7 BOONE PERRY QB/S FR 9 CARSON KNECHT RB/DB SO 11 BRADLEY MAJORS RB/DB FR 12 KINGSTON RAGAN WR/DB FR 13 JUDAH PRAIRIE WR/DB FR 14 WESLEY THOMPSON QB/S JR 21 WADE GAITHER RB/S SR 22 JACOB MOCK RB/S JR 23 NICK CIGLIANO WR/S SR 28 ETHAN DOMINGUEZ RB/S FR # NAME POS. YR. 30 JOHN MICHAEL JAQUES TE/DL SR 33 LUCAS DELAUGHTER WR/DB SO 41 ETHAN CAMPBELL WR/DB SR 49 ETHAN LEE OL/S SO 50 KENNEDY BREWER TE/DL FR 52 BO SWANSON OL/LB SR 56 PATRICK HOWELL OL/DL FR 60 HARRISON SPILKO OL/DL SO 62 HAYDEN SMITH OL/DL FR 66 AUSTIN NELSON OL/DL SO 70 CAMDEN PARKS OL/DL SR 75 SAM RICHARDS OL/DL SO 84 HARRISON RAGAN WR/DB JR 88 JOEL ESTES WR/DB SO 2022 ROSTER GRACE ACADEMY / TN DIVISION II-1A
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BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-6A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Hardworking with a ton of potential. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Staying healthy and humble. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Knox Watson (RB/LB), Tito Williams (WR/DB), Jackson Wilson (RB/DB), Gage Anderson (RB/LB), and Rodney Williams (TE/LB). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A Ten starters back on defense and seven on offense. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A The team’s overall health. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A Depth in each position. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A Never say never. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A A few new names will be Don Jones, JD Kirkpatrick, Jarrius Rogers, and Damarius Ballard. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A We have some good team speed, but so do other teams in our region. FLOYDDAMONCOACH KNOX WATSON J’ALAN TERRY JACKSON WILSON BRODY MORGANLUKE KEITH 130 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
TITO WILLIAMS TN DIVISION I-6A / BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Tough region and non-re gion opponents will make for a tough week-in and week-out season, but if we stick together, continue working hard, and make plays when we need to, then we can be successful. COACH’S VIEW 18AUGUSTBRAINERD (H) 26 WALKER VALLEY (H) 2SEPTEMBERCLEVELAND (H) 9 MCMINN CO. (H) 16 HARDIN VALLEY (A) 30 BEARDEN (A) 7OCTOBEROOLTEWAH (H) 14 FARRAGUT (H) 21 RHEA CO. (A) 28 MARYVILLE (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Damon Floyd (17 yrs. as a head coach, 17th as head coach at Bradley) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-6A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 9-3 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 2nd MASCOT: Bears STATS GAGE ANDERSON ALEX WALKER PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY AND COURTESY OF BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 131
132 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 GAGE ANDERSON RB/LB SR 2 KNOX WATSON RB/LB SR 3 TITO WILLIAMS WR/DB JR 4 J’ALAN TERRY WR/DB SO 5 MASON GOREE WR/DB SO 6 RODNEY WILLIAMS TE/LB JR 7 FINN MERTENS WR/DB SR 8 MARCUS GOREE JR. WR/DB JR 9 DON JONES TE/DL SR 10 DAMARIUS BALLARD WR/DB JR 11 JARRIUS ROGERS WR/DB JR 12 ALEX WALKER QB/DB JR 13 KYLE HOGG WR/DB SO 15 SETH ADAMS QB/DB SR 16 TAYLOR DUGGAN WR/DB SR 17 MAX WILSON WR/DB JR 18 TYLER COOK QB/DB FR 19 BRAXTON ARTHUR WR/DB JR 20 DANIEL HELSODN TE/DL JR 21 JOVON DERRICK WR/DB JR 22 JACKSON WILSON RB/DB SO 23 MEHKI COLLINS TE/DL SR 25 JAKE POWELL WR/DB SO 26 JAXSON PRESLEY WR/DB SO 28 AJ WILLIAMS RB/LB JR 29 ALEX BREW WR/DB JR 30 JD KIRKPATRICK TE/DL SR 31 AIDEN HOLLIES WR/DB FR 32 JACOB GENTRY WR/DB SO 33 SIMON MULLIS RB/DB JR 34 LANDON SCOTT RB/DB SO 35 KHADIEN KEITH RB/DL SR 36 BRODY PERRY TE/DL JR 37 BRAYDEN HAMILTON LB FR # NAME POS. YR. 38 LOGAN LEDFORD TE/DL FR 39 LANDON GOINS WR/DB FR 40 ANDREW WALKER TE/DL FR 42 JAKE KEITH TE/LB SO 43 MASON THOMPSON TE/LB JR 44 JONATHAN SOSEBEE TE/DL SR 45 CANNON REHAGEN RB/LB JR 46 ELI DUNCAN TE/DL SR 47 JADEN ESTRADA TE/DB JR 50 BEN COLLINS OL/DL JR 51 BRODY MORGAN OL/DL SR 54 BEN TAYLOR OL/DL FR 55 BRYSON BIVENS OL/DL SO 56 JOSH LEEK OL/DL SR 59 LUKE HAGY OL/DL FR 60 ELI TAYLOR OL/DL FR 61 CHRIS MYERS OL/DL FR 62 JACOB PAGE OL/LB JR 65 LUKE KEITH OL/DL JR 66 CAYDEN FLOYD OL/DL JR 70 CONNOR RAMSEY OL/DL FR 75 THATCHER WILKINS OL/DL FR 77 EUGENE PETERSON OL/DL JR 78 DAKOTA MOORE OL/DL FR 80 KEYANDRE BUTTS WR/DB SO 82 GRANT HANEY K SR 87 DRAKE ARENDALE WR/DB JR 98 SKYLAR PIRKLE K JR 99 LANDON BURMEISTER QB/DB FR 2022 ROSTER BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-6A
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CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-6A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Young up front, with more experience on the perimeter. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Our ability to run the football and improve execution offen sively. Being able to get off the field on third down defensively. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Our seniors. Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A We have had a productive off-season. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Everything. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A We had a very productive year; we just didn’t finish the second half the way we did the first! Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A Lessons should be learned every year. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A No. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A We have good speed on the perimeter. Hopefully, we can be even faster on defense than we were a year ago. WHEELERMARTYCOACH BRIAN BEARD JR. ETHAN BURNS BENNETT SMITH 134 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
TN DIVISION I-6A / CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL The key is taking advan tage of opportunities when you get them, and we haven’t done that well enough. It all starts with a mindset and sense of urgency. How well we handle that will be a key factor for us. COACH’S VIEW 18AUGUSTRED BANK (H) 26 MCMINN CO. (H) 2SEPTEMBERBRADLEY CENTRAL (A) 9 EAST RIDGE (H) 16 FARRAGUT (A) 23 WALKER VALLEY (A) 30 MARYVILLE (H) 14OCTOBERBEARDEN (H) 21 GILES CO. (H) 28 HARDIN VALLEY (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Marty Wheeler (17 yrs. as a head coach, 4th as head coach at Cleveland) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-6A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 6-5 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 3rd MASCOT: Blue Raiders STATS RODNEY BROADNAX JR. MYCAH JORDAN DREW LAMBERT PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 135
136 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 MYCAH JORDAN WR/DB JR 2 RODNEY BROADNAX JR. WR/LB SR 3 AARON SMITH WR/DB JR 4 BENNETT SMITH K/P SR 5 BRIAN BEARD JR. RB/DB JR 6 DJ ADAMS WR/DB SR 7 LJ ADAMS QB/DB JR 8 AVERY HUGHES WR/LB JR 9 CAMDEN LOCKERBY RB/LB JR 10 LUCAS SZYMBORSKI TE/LB SO 13 SLOAN BOLAÑOS K/P FR 14 ANDRES CANSLER WR/DB JR 15 BRAYDEN CARROLL QB/DB FR 16 DREW LAMBERT QB SR 17 DEVIN BARGER WR/LB SO 18 ERA ROJAS K/P SR 20 KINGSTON PICKENS WR/DB SO 21 MASON BEARD WR/DB SO 22 GLOVER YAWN WR/DB SR 23 ISAIAH DAVIS RB/DB SO 24 DYLAN HARROLD RB/DB JR 25 LAMAR ANDERS TE/LB SR 26 ALEX ESPINOZA RB/LB SR 27 TANNER STONE WR/DB SO 28 BRI’SHAWN MARSHALL RB/DB JR # NAME POS. YR. 33 BRAEDEN DUGGAN TE/DL SR 35 JACKSON ABOOD TE/LB SO 36 JUSTIN PHAM WR/DB JR 37 KHYNG DODD RB/LB SR 40 JERMELL WORD JR. TE/DL JR 43 SHIV PATEL WR/DB SO 45 ANTONIO WESTFIELD TE/DL FR 50 LORENZO TYSON OL/DL JR 51 JARED CANALES OL/DL SR 52 ETHAN MIKEL OL/DL SO 53 DAVID DENIETOLIS OL/DL SO 54 STONEWALL SHURETTE OL/DL SO 55 MADDOX GALLAGHER OL/DL SR 56 ETHAN BURNS OL/DL SR 57 BRADEN AHLBERG OL/DL JR 58 NEIL ARMSTRONG OL/DL JR 61 AYDEN BRICE OL/DL SO 62 TITUS TRAMMELL OL/DL SO 63 JOSTHER CANALES OL/DL SO 65 ANTHONY DAVIS OL/DL JR 66 ETHAN BILBAO OL/DL JR 72 RONNIE KAHALEWAI OL/DL JR 75 WILL BRANTLEY OL/DL JR 2022 ROSTER CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-6A
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THE HOWARD SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-5A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Putting in work. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Players remaining positive through the ebbs and flows of life and games. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Tariq Morris (ATH), Ontarrius Wood ruff (FB/DL), Roy Miles Jr. (OL/DL), Myles Houston (OL/DL), Jurshaun Tor rey (DL/LB/LS), Jaron Bell (TE/DL), Da veon Dupree (TE/DL), and Christopher Ervin (OL/DL). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A Defensive line play. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Players making the right choices. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A The kids understanding team ex pectations. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A No matter what, stay the course! Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A Yes. A variety of plays on offense, personnel on defense, and ball se curity on special teams. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Our team speed is fair! MAFFETTDEDRICCOACH ONTARRIUS WOODRUFF LONDON CROSS DAVEON DUPREETRAGONTAE LEWIS 138 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
CHRISTOPHER ERVIN TN DIVISION I-5A / THE HOWARD SCHOOL Our numbers are much smaller than a normal 5A team. However, we have several kids who can play. If our players trust what is being taught and execute it, we will surprise a lot of teams! COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTTYNER ACADEMY (A) 27 BRAINERD (H) 2SEPTEMBERTHEKING’S ACADEMY (A) 9 BOYD BUCHANAN (H) 16 MCMINN CO. (A) 23 HIXSON (H) 30 OOLTEWAH (H) 7OCTOBERNOTRE DAME (A) 14 RHEA CO. (H) 27 WALKER VALLEY (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Dedric Maffett (2 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Howard) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-5A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 0-9 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 5th MASCOT: Hustlin’ Tigers STATS MYLES HOUSTON ROY MILES JR. PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 139
140 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 TARIQ MORRIS ATH SR 2 JA’CARON SANDERS RB/WR/LB JR 3 MIKEL FREEMAN WR/DB SR 4 CHRISTOPHER BRADLEY WR/DB FR 5 JALEN TAYLOR WR/DB JR 6 TRAGONTAE LEWIS RB/DB/LB SO 7 DAVEON DUPREE TE/DL SR 8 CHRISTAIN HOLLAND WR/DB SR 9 LONDON CROSS FB/LB SR 10 LANDON DOWBY QB FR 11 KALIAH BANKS FB/OL/DL JR 12 ADARRIUS ALEXANDER WR/LB JR 15 IKE BRIDGES QB/WR/S JR 17 EMANUEL BEENE WR/S JR 20 JARON BELL TE/DL JR 21 DERRICK CHOICE QB/WR SO 21 TYSHAWN POWELL WR/DB JR 24 NAJEE LABOO WR SR 30 DANIEL ROSS-BELL LB JR 31 PRINCETON JONES FB/LB SO # NAME POS. YR. 34 AASEAN OLIVER K SR 35 JOSHUA LOPEZ K JR 40 KINGSTON HERMAN LB FR 44 ONTARRIUS WOODRUFF FB/DL SR 47 MARQUES BLACKBURN WR SO 50 ROY MILES JR. OL/DL SR 52 LABRON ROBINSON OL/DL SR 53 RONTA TAYLOR JR. OL/DL SO 55 CHRISTOPHER ERVIN OL/DL SR 56 ERIC COLLIER OL/DL SO 57 CORTEZ HOUSER OL/DL JR 60 ANGELO APPLING OL/DL SR 62 DARWIN JUAN OL JR 65 CAMERON ERVIN OL JR 66 JURSHAUN TORREY DL/LB/LS SR 70 KINGSTON CHUBB OL FR 75 MYLES HOUSTON OL/DL SR 95 BAYRO VASQUEZ LOPEZ K JR 99 ZION COTTON OL/DL FR 2022 ROSTER THE HOWARD SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-5A
OOLTEWAH HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-5A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A They are still young, but they love to come to work and get better every day. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A We need to build on the team cul ture that we started to instill dur ing spring practice. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A AJ Robinson (QB), Will Bolt (WR/ DB), Mason Arnold (DB), Isaac Itofe (OL), Takoda Jones (RB/DB), and Reggie Knight (WR). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A We are returning a lot of young talent from last year’s team that started 10 games. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A The strength of our schedule. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A Making the playoffs for the first time in two years. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A We have to stick together as a team. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A Hopefully offense, defense, and special teams will be better than last year. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A We have some kids who can run at the right positions. MANNINGJAMESCOACH WILL BOLT GIANNI BEN-MOSHE PEYTON THOMAS 142 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
TN DIVISION I-5A / OOLTEWAH HIGH SCHOOL We need to focus on one game at a time. Every weekend should reset the schedule to 0-0. The goal for us is to get a little better every day and continue growing as a team. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTEAST HAMILTON (H) 26 RED BANK (A) 2SEPTEMBERWALKER VALLEY (H) 16 RHEA CO. (A) 23 BAYLOR (A) 30 HOWARD (A) 7OCTOBERBRADLEY CENTRAL (A) 14 SODDY DAISY (H) 21 BRAINERD (H) 28 MCMINN CO. (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: James Manning (2 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Ooltewah) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-5A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 2-8 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 4th MASCOT: Owls STATS MASON ARNOLD AJ ROBINSON TAKODA JONES PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 143
144 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 2 ROCKO JENNINGS DB SR 3 MASON ARNOLD DB SR 4 KADEN MINOR QB SO 5 CADEN HUDSON DB JR 6 REGGIE KNIGHT WR SR 7 LEVI KRUGER DB JR 8 HUDSON SPEARS WR/DB SO 9 BROCK SMALLEN WR SO 10 ASA MCMILLON LB SO 11 JAMES CLEMENTSON LB/H SR 12 BRENT BADDLEY QB SO 13 BRYSON WOFFORD LB SO 14 MARKEE CRUTCHER DB SO 15 DESHAUN ACKLIN WR JR 16 HUDSON HARPER WR SO 17 AJ ROBINSON QB SR 18 JUSTIN WILLIS LB/H JR 19 LUKE PARR WR FR 20 JOSIAH FEATHERSTONE RB/DB SO 21 O’RYAN TATE LB SR 22 TAKODA JONES RB/DB SR 23 KADAE PEOPLES WR SR 24 GIANNI BEN-MOSHE LB SR 25 KOBE BALDWIN RB JR 26 MADDOX PIERCE RB FR 27 HAIDYN WILKEY WR SR 28 TYLER MCCAMY WR SO 29 WYATT JACKSON WR JR 30 CADE RICHARDSON LB SO 31 JADARIUS STRICKLAND RB JR 32 JADEN HARBIN LB SR 33 CURTIS CARTER DL JR 34 CADE JOHNSON WR SO 35 ZACH GILBERT LB FR 37 JACOB BIGGS WR FR 38 TANNER SMITH DB FR 39 RYDER BIGELOW LB FR 40 EMERSON ORR LB FR 41 ISAAC INTHISANE DL SO 42 STEAVEN ROGERS LB JR 43 THOMAS REHRING RB FR 44 CADEN MCMAHON DL/H JR 45 JACOB MATHERSON LB FR 46 TANNER CARAWAY OL FR 47 JAYDEN MCQUILLAN RB FR 48 ELLIS MALDING DL FR 49 KANE ROMANO DL/H FR 50 JAMAAL WHITAKER DL JR # NAME POS. YR. 51 DEVIN FERRER OL JR 52 WILLIAM VARNELL DL SO 53 GAVIN HUDGENS OL FR 54 JEROME WHITE DL SR 55 RUSSELL WILLOCKS LB JR 56 PEYTON THOMAS OL JR 57 BRADEN GILBERT DL SO 58 GIANCARLO BRUZZONE OL SR 59 ELI EAVES OL JR 60 KEATON ROGERS OL SR 61 CASH BENNETT DL FR 62 JAKOB WINKELMANN OL JR 63 TREVOR GREEN OL FR 64 EDWARD DEFREITAS OL SO 65 JAMES HARRIS OL JR 66 CAYDEN DAILEY OL SO 67 MARKES CRUTCHER OL SO 70 TYLER CHRISTIAN OL SO 71 NOBLE KNOCH OL SR 72 WESTON FRICK OL JR 73 CALEB HENSON DL FR 74 ELIJAH PRICHARD DL SO 75 MORGAN CAIRNS OL SR 76 NAMON DERRING DL JR 77 ISAAC ITOFE OL SR 78 NOAH WILKERSON OL SO 80 AVERY THOMPSON K SR 81 GARRETT RIGSBY K SR 82 CAMERON SANDERS DL SO 83 GABRIEL WILLIAMS DB FR 84 WILL BOLT WR/DB SR 85 AIDAN PEREZ LB JR 86 NOAH CALLAHAN WR FR 87 ZACHARY SPRAGUE WR FR 88 DEKEDRIC WOODGETT DL JR 89 RYAN BEAVERS DB FR 90 KALEB BAILEY LB FR 91 JAVONTE DOYLE LB FR 92 ANTONIO HUNTER DL JR 93 TYRONE MCWHORTER RB SO 94 XAVIER HINES DL JR 95 ELIJAH GERSTNER WR JR 98 JULIAN WILLIAMSON WR SO 99 JOSH DAVIS DB JR 2022 ROSTER OOLTEWAH HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-5A
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RHEA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-5A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Young. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Our offensive and defensive line. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Caleb O’Dell (RB/DB), Trent Edwards (RB/LB), Hunter Crowe (RB/LB), Mau rice Shirley (OL/DL), Kaleb Martin (QB/ DB), and Ethan Davis (RB/DB). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A Work ethic. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Depth. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A Moving past the third round. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A Stay consistent. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A No. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Team speed is not bad. PEMBERTONMARKCOACH CALEB O’DELL BRILEY MAYBERRY ETHAN DAVIS 146 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
KALEB MARTIN TN DIVISION I-5A / RHEA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL We have a tough schedule and will take it one at a time. It’s one of the tough est schedules in our clas sification. We will improve each week and play our best ball at playoff time. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTALCOA (H) 2SEPTEMBERMCMINN CO. (A) 9 ANDERSON CO. (A) 16 OOLTEWAH (H) 23 RED BANK (A) 30 WALKER VALLEY (H) 7OCTOBERELIZABETHTON (H) 14 HOWARD (A) 21 BRADLEY CENTRAL (H) 27 COFFEE CO. (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Mark Pemberton (30 yrs. as a head coach, 10th as head coach at Rhea Co.) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-5A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 10-3 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 1st MASCOT: Golden Eagles STATS PHOTOS BY BILLYNTHIA HILL, RHEA CO. MAGAZINE LATRON ALLOWAY FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 147
148 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 CAM POTTS RB/DB SO 2 AIDEN WILKERSON WR/DB FR 3 BRYSON DAVIS RB/LB SR 5 MASON FORD QB/DB FR 6 WESTIN BARNS WR/DB FR 7 KOLE MICKEL WR/DB SO 8 BRYCE DUPRE QB/DB JR 9 MAKYE HYATTE RB/LB SO 10 KAIDEN RECTOR QB/WR FR 11 DIMITRI JORDAN WR/DB FR 12 KALEB MARTIN QB/DB JR 13 COLE RUEHLING K SR 14 BILLY NEWNAN RB/DB SR 15 JADEN HYATTE RB/LB FR 16 BRYSON GARRISON QB/LB FR 18 ERIC GALVEZ RB/LB SO 19 ACE ROBINSON RB/DB SO 20 CALEB O’DELL RB/DB SR 21 KEYSHAWN SMITH WR/DB SO 22 BRILEY MAYBERRY RB/LB JR 23 LATRON ALLOWAY RB/LB SO 24 COLE MAYBERRY RB/LB JR 28 TRENT EDWARDS RB/LB SR 29 NOAH EDWARDS RB/LB FR 30 BROCK CORNWELL TE/LB SO 32 ETHAN DAVIS RB/DB JR 34 JAKE MICKEL RB/LB FR 35 DAWSON MICKEL RB/LB JR 36 EMANUEL MARTINEZ WR/LB JR 37 ZANDER NIXON RB/DB SO 38 ETHAN MOSLEY RB/DB SO 39 ELIJAH HICKS WR/DB SO 44 HUNTER CROWE RB/LB JR 45 ELI EVANS RB/LB FR 46 EASTON MARINSKI WR/DB SO 47 KYZIN SHELFER RB/LB SO 48 ALECZANDER YEAGER TE/LB SO 50 MAURICE SHIRLEY OL/DL JR 51 BLAKE MAYNARD OL/DL SO 52 TY MASTERS OL/DL SO 53 LELAND DYE OL/DL FR # NAME POS. YR. 54 KAMRON SHARP OL/DL SO 55 DOMINIC DYE OL/DL JR 56 CARTER JOLLEY OL/DL SO 57 JAXSON SKILES OL/DL FR 58 TREY MCINTOSH OL/DL FR 59 AUSTIN DODD OL/DL SO 60 COLTON BEENE OL/DL SO 61 ANTHONY AKINA OL/DL FR 62 ANDREW KING OL/DL SO 63 ELIJAH NEWHOUSE OL/DL FR 64 LUKE HENRY OL/DL JR 65 CONNER MITCHELL OL/DL FR 66 NOAH HAYNES OL/DL FR 67 MICHAEL GREENE OL/DL JR 69 ROBERT RANGE OL/DL FR 70 ETHAN ROBINSON OL/DL JR 71 BENCIE RASNAKE OL/DL JR 72 CHASE WILKEY OL/DL FR 73 CADE WHITCOMB OL/DL SO 74 JACOB GRIFFITH OL/DL FR 75 HAIDEN FUTRELL OL/DL SO 76 AARON SIMPSON OL/DL FR 77 AIDEN BYRD OL/DL FR 78 BARON BRUEHL OL/DL SO 79 MASON PHILLIPS OL/DL SO 80 TRIGO VELEZQUEZ WR/DB FR 81 JAMES ALVEY WR/OL SO 82 EAGLE ROSE LB FR 83 RYLIN SUTTLES WR/DB FR 85 EMILIO HERNANDEZ TE/DL JR 86 HAYDEN HICKMAN TE/LB FR 87 MAX DAUGHTREY WR/DB FR 88 KELVIN ZHENG WR FR 90 ULLISES LOPEZ DL JR 92 DANTE SALES OL/DL SR 94 JAMESON ARNOLD LB FR 96 PARKER GRAVITT LB FR 97 SIERRA WESTIN DL FR 2022 ROSTER RHEA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-5A
A We have players who can stress a defense in all directions. Defensively, we have players who can run sideline to sideline and leverage the ball.
AKINSDREWCOACH ELI DENTON BLAINE LOWE TUCKER OWNBY 150 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
WALKER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-5A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Workmanlike. This group not only works when they are on football time, but works hard on their own time too. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Staying healthy is always a key to success. We also have to develop on both the offensive and defensive lines. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?
A Eli Denton (RB/LB), Brady Montgom ery (WR/DB), and Jackson Gibson (TE/DL). WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? The character and personality of this team. Everyone works and pushes others to work. WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? My kids, Lochlan and Brynleigh. And depth, always depth. WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? I think another season making the playoffs (three straight now). Com peting in the playoffs has become the standard here. ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? I think we learned a lot about our selves as a staff. We are either coach ing things or allowing them. We have to live up to our standard. WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? Different players, same system. HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?
JACKSON GIBSON BRAXTON SMITH TN DIVISION I-5A / WALKER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL Starting on the road for three straight games, including an upand-coming Notre Dame team, a county rival, and a region rival, will be very difficult. Then, fac ing other non-region tests like Carter, Smith Co., and Cleveland will prepare us to finish the year with three region opponents and a 4A title contender in Upperman. Eight teams on our schedule made the playoffs in 2021. If nothing else, we will be prepared for November. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTNOTRE DAME (A) 26 BRADLEY CENTRAL (A) 2SEPTEMBEROOLTEWAH (A) 9 CARTER (H) 16 SMITH CO. (H) 23 CLEVELAND (H) 30 RHEA CO. (A) 14OCTOBERMCMINN CO. (A) 21 UPPERMAN (H) 27 HOWARD (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Drew Akins (4 yrs. as a head coach, 4th as head coach at Walker Valley) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-5A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 5-6 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 3rd MASCOT: Mustangs STATS MONTGOMERYBRADY PHOTOS BY JAYLA BLAIR AND JEFFREY CARSON FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 151
152 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 EVAN SCHWARZL QB JR 2 TUCKER OWNBY WR/LB SR 3 TANNER WHITTENBARGER RB/DB JR 4 CHRISTIAN WILDS RB/LB SR 5 JACKSON GIBSON TE/DL SR 6 ROMAN EULO WR/DB FR 7 NOLAN SCHABELL RB/DB JR 8 HUDSON MAKUCH WR/DB SO 9 ELI WILSON K JR 10 MICHAEL WOOD WR/DB FR 11 ZEKE GARRISON WR/DB SO 12 TYLER GOLDMAN WR/LB FR 13 BLAINE LOWE WR/DB SR 14 NICK COTTONE TE/LB SR 15 LARKIN LEWIS WR/DB SR 16 BRAXTON SMITH WR/DB JR 17 NOAH GREEN TE/LB JR 18 TUCKER CAMPBELL QB SO 19 CONNOR WEHUNT WR/DB JR 20 NOAH JONES RB/LB JR 21 MALACHI MARTIN RB/LB SO 22 TREY SHEARMAN WR/DB SO 23 JEREMIAH SHEPPARD WR/DB SO 24 CJ MUGLACH RB/LB SO 25 JJ HUGHES RB/LB SO 26 AIDEN BURNS RB/DB FR 27 JOSIAH SHEPPARD WR/DB JR 28 DILLON TREW K SO 29 SPENCER MAKUCH WR/DB FR 30 ASHTON OWENS TE/DL JR 31 JACOB HOLLINGSWORTH TE/LB JR 32 BRADY MONTGOMERY WR/DB SR 33 ASHER EASLEY RB/LB SO 34 CHIPPER FRANKS TE/LB SR 35 ELISHA PUGH WR/DB SR 36 TATE ROUNTREE RB/LB SO 37 LANDON MOORE WR/DB SO 38 CONNER PHILLIPS TE/DB JR 39 JEREMIAH PUGH WR/DB SO 40 DAVIAN VOYLES WR/DB SR 41 TRAVIS COLEY WR/DB SO # NAME POS. YR. 42 ELI DENTON RB/LB SR 43 JACKSON MCBRAYER TE/LB JR 44 CAMERON NORWOOD TE/LB SR 45 JONATHAN MARSHALL WR/DB SO 47 JOSH VAN WYK TE/DL SR 48 NOAH BURNETTE TE/LB JR 49 JACK SHONTS TE/DL SO 50 TROY DYSZKIEWICZ TE/DL SO 52 KOLBYN LOVINGOOD OL/DL SO 53 JOSH SALZER OL/DL SO 54 JASON MATTHEWS OL/DL SO 55 BO FINCH OL/DL SO 56 JON PUGH OL/DL SO 57 CASEY MATTHEWS OL/DL JR 58 TY PARKER OL/DL JR 60 DYLAN SHARP OL/DL SO 61 GREGORY WHITE OL/DL SO 63 JUD THOMPSON OL/DL SO 65 LANE KELLY OL/DL SO 66 CLINT WORLEY OL/DL JR 67 CALEB KELLY OL/DL SO 68 GIDEON VANDYKE OL/DL SR 70 RILEY MYERS OL/DL JR 71 MADDISEN SANTOS OL/DL JR 72 ETHAN HAZELWOOD OL/DL SR 73 BRYSON FARLEY OL/DL SO 74 LUKE HAWKINS OL/DL JR 75 JEREMIAH TOWNSEND OL/DL SO 76 CADEN LASSEN OL/DL FR 77 WILL TURNER OL/DL SR 78 THOMAS CROSS OL/DL SO 80 BRADY O’BOYLE TE/DL SO 81 ELI CROSS TE/DL SO 83 BILL PITTMAN WR/DL SO 84 JACK GLENN WR/DB SO 85 LYRIC HUGHES WR/DB JR 86 LANE CANTRELL WR/DB SO 87 LOGAN JOLLEY TE/DL SO 88 ETHAN SHARP WR/DB SO 89 MASON ALEXANDER WR/DB SO 2022 ROSTER WALKER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-5A
CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-4A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A A very experienced team that is hungry. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Everybody holding each other ac countable. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Donovan Smith (WR/DB), Jamison Johnson (OL/DL), and Ronye’ Wat son (QB/DB). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A We will have 18 seniors. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Making sure we are prepared for every scenario. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A Last year we were co-champions. We want to be solo champions. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A Be more disciplined in everything we do. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A We have a new offensive coordina tor, Kraig Campbell. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Above average. JONESCURTCOACH LARRY HENDERSON PERRY ARMOUR JR. RONYE’ WATSON 154 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
TN DIVISION I-4A / CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Win the games you are supposed to win and win some you’re not meant to. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTCAMPBELL CO. (A) 26 FRANKLIN CO. (A) 2SEPTEMBERSODDY DAISY (H) 9 HIXSON (A) 16 RED BANK (A) 23 CLINTON (A) 30 EAST HAMILTON (H) 7OCTOBERSEQUOYAH (H) 21 EAST RIDGE (A) 28 LIBERTY CREEK (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Curt Jones (10 yrs. as a head coach, 9th as head coach at Central) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-4A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 6-3 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: Tied for 1st MASCOT: Pounders STATS DONOVAN SMITH TRISTAN ODOM PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 155
156 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 HOUSTON BOYKIN WR/DB SO 2 CARTER DANIEL RB/DB JR 3 LARRY HENDERSON WR/DB SR 4 LEUNDRE HINTON RB/LB JR 6 ERIC SINGLETON RB/LB SR 7 RONYE’ WATSON QB/DB SO 8 LONDEN MARTIN RB/LB SR 9 CADEN JONES QB/DB FR 10 TRISTAN ODOM WR/DB JR 11 JUDAH VILLAR WR/DB SO 12 KYREE STEWARD WR/DB SR 13 DONOVAN SMITH WR/DB SR 14 TYSON ODOM OL/DL JR 15 KADE WEAVER K/P SO 16 MARQUIS PARSON WR/DB SO 17 AJ COPELAND WR/DB SR 19 JOESEPH JEFFERSON WR/DB FR 22 MARQUISE HIGH RB/LB JR 23 CHRIS NICHOLS OL/DL SR 24 TYRAN FORTE WR/DB JR 25 JEREMY BELL RB/LB FR 27 COREYUN RICHARDSON RB/DB JR 28 COR’DARRIUS JEFFERSON WR/DB JR 31 DANIEL BELL WR/DB SO 32 BRIAN PRUITT RB/LB JR 34 ETHAN LE LB SO # NAME POS. YR. 35 MOSES DUCKETT LB SR 40 BRYANT CHARLES DL JR 42 ISAIAH KENDRICK DL JR 44 RANDALL GRAY LB/LS SR 45 JOSIAH ZUNIGA LB SO 50 TREVION TONEY OL/DL SR 52 TYLER PATILLO OL/DL SR 53 KENTRELL RINGER OL/DL FR 54 MCKENLEY BACON OL/DL SR 55 PERRY ARMOUR JR. OL/DL SR 58 MICAH BINGHAM OL/DL SR 59 KEYLAN HENDERSON OL/DL FR 60 KYLAN HENDERSON OL/DL FR 64 AMARIAN JENKINS OL/DL FR 65 RYAN YEARBY OL/DL SO 70 MARQUIS TONEY OL/DL SR 73 JOURNEE HARRIS OL/DL FR 75 JAMISON JOHNSON OL/DL SR 77 XANDER AKINS OL/DL SR 78 NICHOLAS CHEATON OL/DL SO 83 KAWON HURD WR/DB SR 84 JOSEPH HERNANDEZ WR/DB JR 88 DRYDEN ANDERSON WR/DB FR 2022 ROSTER CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-4A
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EAST HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-4A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Athletic with a good work ethic. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Playing good defense and scoring a lot of points. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Juan Bullard (RB/DB), Lake Clark (QB), Ramsey Devine (TE/LB), Zachariah LaBoo (TE/ DL), Jake Ralls (WR/DB), and Caleb Ledesma (OL/DL). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A Our returning players have a lot of experience. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT A Nothing. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A Continuing to develop our players with a lot of carry over from last year. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A We need to play better in big games. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A No. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Team speed is a strength. REYNOLDSGRANTCOACH JUAN BULLARDETHAN HIXSON ZACHARIAH LABOO 158 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
TN DIVISION I-4A / EAST HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL If our guys continue to work hard on and off the field, we will be successful. We just need to take things one day at a time and get better each day. Team chemistry and culture will be key for our success! COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTOOLTEWAH (A) 26 HERITAGE (H) 2SEPTEMBEREASTRIDGE (A) 9 SEQUOYAH (H) 23 MCMINN CO. (A) 30 CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL (A) 7OCTOBERSODDY DAISY (A) 14 FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN (H) 21 RED BANK (H) 28 HIXSON (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Grant Reynolds (15 yrs. as a head coach, 4th as head coach at East Hamilton) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-4A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 8-4 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 2nd MASCOT: Hurricanes STATS KIREESE WILLIS CALEB LEDESMA LAKE CLARK PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 159
160 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 DEVON HAROLSON WR/DB SR 2 LAKE CLARK QB SR 4 RAMSEY DEVINE TE/LB SR 5 KIREESE WILLIS WR/DB JR 6 KOBE RIVERS WR/LB FR 7 JAKE RALLS WR/DB SR 8 DAVID COLE WR/DB SR 9 ETHAN HIXSON K/P JR 10 ZACH BARCELONA WR/DB SR 12 MICHAEL HINTON RB/LB SO 13 BEN SPANGLER WR/DB SO 14 ZANE LIFFICK RB/LB JR 15 TREY CRAWFORD QB/DB JR 16 XAVIER MORTON QB/DB FR 17 JUAN BULLARD RB/DB SR 18 JAVON BULLARD RB/LB SO 19 ZAYNE JAMES WR/DB SO 20 GRAYSON MADDOX WR/DB FR 21 CADEN RIVERS WR/DB JR 22 MARTAVIUS CANION WR/DB SO 23 LOGAN LOCK WR/DB JR 24 BAYLOR ANDERSON WR/DB SO 25 TRISTAN MCCULLAH WR/DB SO 26 DONOVAN MOORE RB/DB SO 27 WYATT MILLER WR/DB FR 28 VANZEL HINTON QB/DB SO 29 SETH CPAEHART RB/LB JR 30 JACK PENDLETON WR/DB FR 31 WESLEY WELDON RB/LB FR 32 J’DON BREWER WR/DB FR 33 LADARREL JENKINS RB/LB SO 34 ROY SANCHEZ RB/LB SO 40 TEX LEWIS RB/LB SR 42 JAMES SPANGLER RB/LB SR 43 NELSON OVALLE TE/LB JR 44 DYLAN NICHOLS LB FR 45 CADEN TALLEY WR/LB FR 48 JADARIUS STEWARD WR/DB FR 49 JAVONTAE DOYLE RB/LB FR # NAME POS. YR. 50 DYLAN LEWIS OL/DL JR 51 BRYCE BLAIR OL/DL SO 52 LOGAN CARMONA OL/DL SR 53 DANIEL MITCHUM OL/LB SO 54 CJ DRAKE OL/DL SO 55 COLLIN JOHNSON OL/DL SR 56 BRODY SMITH OL/DL JR 58 AIDEN HILL OL/DL SO 59 JOSH BROWN OL/DL SR 60 ANDREW WRIGHT OL/DL SO 61 HAYDIN WOMACK OL/DL FR 62 CANNAN MILLS OL/DL FR 63 ANDREW GILBERT OL/DL SO 64 SHAUN MAPLES TE/LB FR 65 MANNY ZARAGOZA OL/DL FR 66 REED CHOUDREE RB/LB FR 67 TAYLOR SMITH OL/DL SO 68 QUILLAN TOWNSEND OL/DL SO 70 JESSE VAUGHN OL/DL SO 71 CALEB LEDESMA OL/DL SR 72 BULLVYE MOORE OL/DL FR 73 ABSALON PEREZ OL/DL SO 74 JOSH BREWER OL/DL SR 75 KYLAN FOWLER OL/DL FR 76 JOHN IPARRAGUIRRE OL/DL FR 77 ISAAC ROSS OL/DL SR 79 KALEB COMMON OL/DL FR 81 ZACHARIAH LABOO TE/DL SR 82 JADEN HAYWOOD WR/DB FR 83 ALEXANDER EDGAR WR/DB FR 84 CURTIS FLANIGAN WR/DB FR 85 EMMANUEL WALKER OL/LB SO 87 IZEHIA STEVENSON WR/DB FR 88 BEN COLE WR/DL SR 89 TYLER ANDERSON WR/DB FR 90 SPENCER PAYNE K/P FR 2022 ROSTER EAST HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-4A
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EAST RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-4A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A We have a good mixture of vet eran players and youth who need to develop. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Remain healthy, play disciplined football, and keep working hard to get where we want to be. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A
Jalen Ellis (RB/LB), TJ Holmes (RB/DB), Peyton Livingston (TE/ DL), Marquell Sails (RB/DB), Javonte Pullom (RB/LB), Jermaine Blackstock (RB/LB), Cadion Harris (WR/DB), Cayden McCrary (OL/DL), Justin Ellis (OL/LB), Dylan Draughon (OL/LB), and Isaac Scott (OL/DL). ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? We had a ton of guys play varsity last year. We have had a good off-season. Our guys seem to carry themselves with a different attitude and are being coachable. WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Our low numbers and tough schedule. WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? We gained valuable playing ex perience with younger guys that should help us out. ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? We needed to develop more depth, even though our numbers were low. HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? We have good overall team speed. Hope it makes up for lack of size. HARRIS
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164 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 HASANI JACKSON QB/DB SO 2 TJ HOLMES RB/DB SR 4 MARQUELL SAILS RB/DB JR 6 TYREE SMITH WR/DB SR 7 JAVONTE PULLOM RB/LB JR 8 JERMAINE BLACKSTOCK RB/LB JR 9 RALPH FREEMAN WR/DB JR 10 JOVAN JACKSON WR/LB JR 11 PEYTON LIVINGSTON TE/DL SR 12 JALEN ELLIS RB/LB SR 13 JAMAAL QUINONES WR/DB SO 14 VINCE LAMBERT WR/DB JR 15 KERRY FORTSON WR/DB SR 16 DEMARCUS SCRUGGS WR/DB FR 17 MARSHON USHER WR/DB FR 18 DE’ANGELO BLOODSAW RB/LB FR 19 DEVYN DRAUGHON QB/DB SO 20 ROBERT GOODE RB/LB SR 21 KAMARION PRITCHETT RB/DB SO 22 CADION HARRIS WR/DB JR 24 ELVION ADAMS RB/LB SO 25 ANDREW CHOPLIN RB/LB FR 26 ANTHONY COPELAND TE/LB SR 27 TYKEL LONG RB/LB FR 28 HARRY STRICKLAND RB/LB FR # NAME POS. YR. 30 NORE BRADLEY TE/LB SR 32 JACK MATHERLY TE/LB JR 33 LUIS SERRATO K/P SR 44 DYLAN OWENS TE/LB FR 45 JAYDEN SHARP OL/DL SO 50 JAKYE ODOM OL/DL JR 51 XAVIER SMITH OL/LB JR 52 JUSTIN ELLIS OL/LB JR 53 ISAAC SCOTT OL/DL SR 54 DYLAN DRAUGHON OL/LB SR 55 CAYDEN MCCRARY OL/DL JR 56 LOGAN CARNES OL/DL JR 57 XAVIOR HIXSON OL/DL SO 58 JERRY HERNANDEZ OL/DL FR 59 ARMANI BELTRAN OL/DL FR 60 JOSH HUNTER OL/DL JR 61 MESSIAH WARREN OL/DL SO 62 TYLER MADDEN OL/DL FR 64 AUSTIN DIAL OL/DL FR 66 DAILON CAPERTON OL/LB FR 70 KEVIN AVILA OL/DL SO 75 RANDY WILLIAMS OL/DL SR 76 KOHEN MADDING OL/DL FR 77 JAWARREN MIMS OL/DL JR 2022 ROSTER EAST RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-4A
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HIXSON HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-4A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A More experienced than in the past. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Staying healthy. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Michael “Koko” Kendricks (RB/S), Brandon Burke (RB/LB), Chase Barnard (QB), and Nisaiah Fredrick (TE/LB). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A Returning a lot of guys with playing experience. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Depth. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A Creating more depth at all po sitions. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A We should create depth at all positions. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A Same as last year. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Our team speed will be average. OWENSBYJOSHCOACH NISAIAH FREDRICKMEMPHIS THOMAS CHASE BARNARD 166 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
TN DIVISION I-4A / HIXSON HIGH SCHOOL For us to have a successful season and make it to the playoffs, we will have to continue to work to devel op depth as the year goes. We will also have to avoid injuries as we go. COACH’S VIEW 18AUGUSTSIGNAL MOUNTAIN (H) 26 NOTRE DAME (A) 2SEPTEMBERSEQUOYAH (H) 9 CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL (H) 16 EAST RIDGE (H) 23 HOWARD (A) 30 RED BANK (A) 14OCTOBERLENOIR CITY (H) 21 SODDY DAISY (H) 28 EAST HAMILTON (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Josh Owensby (5 yrs. as a head coach, 3rd as head coach at Hixson) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-4A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 3-7 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 5th MASCOT: Wildcats STATS MICHAEL “KOKO” KENDRICKS ETHAN CUSHWA PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 167
168 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 MICHAEL “KOKO” KENDRICKS RB/S JR 2 RON SUTTLES WR/S SO 3 CHASE BARNARD QB SO 4 NISAIAH FREDRICK TE/LB SR 5 BRANDON BURKE RB/LB SR 6 DALTON DAUGHTERY OL/DL SR 7 MEMPHIS THOMAS WR/DB SR 8 KAEGAN HIGDON LB SR 9 JACK HARRIS LB SR 10 MICHAEL NIX WR/S SR 11 JASE MOSES WR/S SR 12 AD STEWART RB/LB FR 13 ISAAC SMITH K JR 15 JAKE POLLOCK QB FR 16 GRANT FINCH WR/DB JR 17 LUKE FINCH QB FR 18 TRAMELL DAVIS DB FR 19 ETHAN CUSHWA LB SR 20 JEJUAN GILLISPIE DB SR 21 JEREMIAH TALLEY S SO 22 TARIQ REESE K SO 23 TE’VEON “TAY” COX DB FR 24 LAWUAN HUGHLEY RB/S FR 25 KEVIN WOODS LB JR 26 IZAIAH WILLIAMS RB/LB JR 27 RAYMOND LOWERY LB SO 28 RYAN BURNEY DB FR 29 SANTANA SHARP RB/LB SO 30 JAYDEN STRICKLAND WR/DB FR 41 ADAM BILLINGSLEY LB SO # NAME POS. YR. 42 LUCAS PHILLIPS DB SR 50 TYUS HENRY OL/DL JR 52 MALAKI HODGES OL/DL FR 53 CHANCE SMITH OL/DL SO 54 RICHARD BURNEY OL/DL JR 55 CHASE PACKER OL/DL JR 56 TRACTON MOORE OL/DL FR 57 RAUL ZABALA OL/DL FR 64 JEFFREY “DIESEL” DEASON OL/DL JR 65 JONATHAN NASH OL/DL JR 69 JEMARION MOSS OL/DL FR 70 ELIJAH HEATH OL/DL FR 71 BRAYDEN TATE OL/DL SO 75 DAUNTE COPELAND OL/DL SO 76 SAM MANN OL/DL SO 77 JACK WENGLER OL/DL SR 78 BRADEN JENKINS OL/DL SO 79 AHMAD SHEIKH OL/DL SR 81 HUNTER FLOYD WR/DB FR 82 HAEDEN GRAY WR/DB FR 83 MATT MURPHY WR/DB SO 84 ALFONSO RIVEZZO WR/DB FR 85 MICHAEL BROOKS WR/DB FR 86 ALEX PEREZ WR/DB FR 87 KAEGAN POTTER WR/DB FR 88 SAMIR COLLINS WR/DB FR 2022 ROSTER HIXSON HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-4A
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A AD Crutcher (WR/DB/DL), Tyler Wright (WR/S), Jake Brune (QB/DB), Jaden Baccus (WR/S), Jacob Valovcin (OL/DL), Cameron Jackson (WR), Daune Morris (WR/DB/S), and Kobe Smith (WR/DL). WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? The great effort by our players and coaching staff. Key players with ex perience. WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? We had a slow start, but the players and staff did not panic and made a quarterfinal 4A run in the playoffs. ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? Keep preparing each week and get better at something every time we have the chance to work. HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? Very good team speed, especially at the running back and wide receiver positions, as well as the defensive end positions.
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This team has some new faces at various positions of the offensive line, secondary, and quarterback. But all candidates are very talented and have developed experience over the last year. The team has quality speed and ath leticism, great football knowledge, and work ethic. WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?
Gaining valuable experience while competing in a strong region with high-caliber non-region opponents. Developing depth in both lines of scrim mage is going to be extremely important. Playing football with attention to detail and growing the young players up. Excel lence in special teams. WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?
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TN DIVISION I-4A / RED BANK HIGH SCHOOL We will play a strong non-region schedule, which will help pre pare for a strong region 3-4A. The development of young talent will be vital. The defensive is the linchpin and will be relied upon. Offensively, a talented group of skill players will need to make impacts immediately. Special teams will need to be a cornerstone of the 2022 season. COACH’S VIEW 18AUGUSTCLEVELAND (A) 26 OOLTEWAH (H) 9SEPTEMBERSODDY DAISY (A) 16 CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL (H) 23 RHEA CO. (H) 30 HIXSON (H) 7OCTOBEREAST RIDGE (H) 14 FAYETTEVILLE (A) 21 EAST HAMILTON (A) 28 SEQUOYAH (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Ted Gatewood (18 yrs. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at Red Bank) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-4A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 9-4 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 1st MASCOT: Lions STATS CORDELL HOWARD PHOTOS BY TAYLOR GATEWOOD KOBE SMITH FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 171
172 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 ERIC HILL WR/DB JR 2 MALACHI STEPHENSEN WR/DB JR 3 JADEN BACCUS WR/S SR 4 TYLER WRIGHT WR/S SR 5 CORDELL HOWARD WR/DB/DL JR 6 BRAYDEN HOWARD DB JR 7 JAKE BRUNE QB/DB SR 8 MALIK RIZER WR/LB JR 10 AD CRUTCHER WR/DB/DL SR 11 JAMIL ROBERSON WR/DB SR 12 KOBE SMITH WR/DL JR 13 SEAN BRUNE ATH FR 14 LARRY GAINES ATH SO 15 LOGAN MCGINNIS QB/WR/DB SO 16 JACK BARKELOO QB/S SO 17 DAUNE MORRIS WR/DB/S SO 19 DRADEN COLLIER WR/DB SO 20 CORDARRIOUS MOORE WR/DL SO 21 TYLER BERRY DB/S SR 22 LANDON CRUTCHER WR/S JR 23 CAMERON JACKSON WR SR 24 JACOBY SALLEY ATH FR 25 BRYANT SMITH WR SR 26 MARCHEZ BEACH DL/S SO 27 ERIC JONES WR/DL JR 28 OLIVER MERRITT DL/LB FR 29 AUSTIN BARNWELL ATH FR 30 DUBLIN MCGONAGIL WR SO 31 ASHER BELL LB/H FR 32 CADE KENNEDY WR/DB FR # NAME POS. YR. 33 MARSHAWN BOSTON WR/DB JR 36 ROBERT OWENS WR/LB SO 42 COLE BOLES WR/DL SR 44 JORDAN SHAW WR/DL JR 45 TRAE COHENS WR/DB FR 50 MICAH HARDAWAY OL/DL SO 52 AIDEN MILLS OL/DL SO 53 JACOB VALOVCIN OL/DL SR 54 COLT REESE OL/DL JR 55 MATT FOWLER OL/DL JR 56 ARMANDO GALLEGOS OL/DL SO 57 CRUZ MILLER OL/DL FR 58 PARKER WHITE OL/DL JR 59 IAN RABON OL/DL JR 60 CHANCE FRANCIS OL/DL JR 63 MASON ADAMS OL/DL SO 65 JOSEPH STATON OL/DL JR 66 DEVIN ESTES OL/DL SR 70 JUSTIN JACKSON OL/DL SO 71 TALIB MALONE OL/DL FR 74 BRIAN SPARKMAN OL/DL SR 75 KEEGAN STUDSTILL OL/DL JR 76 MADDOX DENTON OL/DL FR 80 DESEAN DAVIDSON WR/DB SO 81 JAVONNI CARTER WR/LB FR 84 EDWIN MOORE WR/DB SO 85 JAWON COOPER WR/DB FR 99 EUGENE ROBINSON WR/DB FR 2022 ROSTER RED BANK HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-4A
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SODDY DAISY HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-4A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Poised and confident. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Controlling the line of scrimmage, controlling the turnover margin, and winning the kicking game. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Our senior class. Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A Our starting quarterback is back, plus a good group of linemen and skill players on offense and defense are returning. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Hoping that we can provide the best opportunities for these play ers to get better every week. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A A significant number of younger players contributed last year, pro ducing some much-needed depth in key places going into this season. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A Coach situational football as often as possible, and never neglect fun damentals. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A No significant changes. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Our overall team speed is better. CARDWELLCARTERCOACH ETHAN HOWELL SONNY CARTER HUNTER MILLS JACOB MILLSHICKMANSLATER 174 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
TN DIVISION I-4A / SODDY DAISY HIGH SCHOOL I believe that for our pro gram to be successful we must continue the practice of building on positives. We want to have a positive vision about everything we do on and off the field, and to keep improving daily. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTLOUDON (A) 26 SIGNAL MOUNTAIN (H) 2SEPTEMBERCHATTANOOGA CENTRAL (A) 9 RED BANK (H) 16 SEQUOYAH (H) 23 TYNER ACADEMY (H) 7OCTOBEREAST HAMILTON (H) 14 OOLTEWAH (A) 21 HIXSON (A) 27 EAST RIDGE (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Carter Cardwell (3 yrs. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at Soddy Daisy) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-4A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 4-7 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 4th MASCOT: Trojans STATS TREVOR ALEXANDER DAKOTA CLAYTON JAMESON KOCH PHOTOS BY GARY FAIN PHOTOGRAPHY FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 175
176 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 LANE ROBINSON RB/DB SR 2 DREW LEWIS WR/DB JR 3 BRAYDEN BALDWIN RB/LB SO 4 CORBIN YORK WR/DB JR 5 BLAKE BRIDGMAN RB/DB SR 7 TREVOR ALEXANDER WR/RB SR 8 SLATER HICKMAN QB/DB SR 9 KEAGAN HICKMAN RB/DB SO 10 LOGAN ALEXANDER WR/DB FR 11 BLAKE CASTELIN WR/DB JR 12 TUCKER ROSS QB/DB FR 13 TYLER MOORE RB/DB JR 14 JAKE JACKSON TE/LB SO 15 LUKE DODD QB/DB FR 16 BRADY STACK WR/DB JR 17 DAKOTA CLAYTON TE/DL JR 18 BLAINE YOTHER TE/LB FR 19 COULTER JOHNSON QB/DB SO 20 ZANE HURT WR/DB FR 21 BRISTYN STEWART WR/DB JR 22 EVIN SPURLOCK RB/DB SO 23 HAYDEN SMITH RB/DB SO 24 ELIJAH DAVIS WR/DB SR 25 CASON POLACEK WR/DB FR 26 LOGAN COFFMAN RB/DB JR 27 BRAYDEN MURRAY RB/DB SO 28 DAYLIN GRONE WR/DB SO 29 SHAWN TYLER WR/DB JR 30 GAGE WELCH WR/DB SO 31 THOMAS SABALA WR/DB SO 32 CARTER KEBERDLE RB/LB SO 33 COLE BOYD TE/DE SR 34 KARSON MCCOIN RB/LB SO 35 ZACH MOSIER WR/DB SR 36 KEVIN KENNEBREW WR/DB SO 37 BRETT MILLS WR/DB FR 38 SEAN COLLISON RB/LB FR 39 JACOB MARX RB/LB FR 41 AIDEN WEAVER K SO 42 ETHAN HOWELL TE/DL SR 43 CANNON WRIGHT WR/LB FR # NAME POS. YR. 44 RONNY FISHER WR/DB SR 46 SONNY CARTER RB/LB SR 47 JACOB MILLS TE/LB SR 48 BLAINE FRANCE TE/DL FR 49 CALUM WILLIAMS WR/DB FR 50 ANTHONY JAMES OL/DL SO 51 REID PHILLIPS OL/LB JR 52 COLIN CUPIT OL/DL SR 53 NOAH WESTBROOK OL/DL JR 54 CHRIS HURST OL/LB SO 55 LANDON KARR OL/LB SO 56 WILLIAM LEDBETTER OL/DL SO 57 COOPER JUNTUNEN OL/DL SR 58 PETE LAXTON OL/DL FR 59 GANNON MONTGOMERY OL/DL SO 60 DANIEL ADCOCK OL/DL SO 61 T J HIGGINS OL/DL SO 62 ROBERT JONES OL/DL FR 64 JONAH FUSTON OL/DL SO 65 LAKE RENFRO OL/DL SO 66 MICHA FRIZZELL OL/DL JR 67 BRYSON HATFIELD OL/DL FR 68 SHAYD JOHNSON OL/DL JR 69 HUNTER MILLS OL/DL SR 70 MASON MULLINS OL/DL FR 71 JORDY DODD OL/DL SO 72 CAIN RADER OL/DL SR 73 JONATHAN DAVIS OL/DL SO 75 CHASE WILSON OL/DL SO 76 BRODY BOWERS OL/DL FR 77 MATTHEW NUNLEY OL/DL JR 78 NOAH BAILEY OL/DL JR 79 JAMESON KOCH OL/DL SR 80 ANTHONY LOTT OL/DL FR 81 NATHAN WADE TE/DL SO 82 JAYDEN COYNE WR/DB JR 85 LOGAN STEPHENS WR/DB FR 86 CARSON BOWSER TE/DL JR 88 CASEY MARKUS K SR 2022 ROSTER SODDY DAISY HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-4A
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BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-3A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Committed. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Handling the small things. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Donivon Thomas (ATH), Martels Carter Jr. (ATH), Torey Brooks (OL/ DL), Jay’un Smith (ATH), Terrance Lee (WR/DB), and Quintus Broadnax (WR/ DB). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A We are paying attention to details! We have a state championship de fense coordinator and a young, innova tive offensive coordinator. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Nothing. God directs our ship. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A The level of commitment from the community. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A We are an off-season away. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A More speed. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A We have Donnell Dunning over our human performance. He is the king of speed. CARTERMARTELSCOACH JAY’UN SMITH DONIVON THOMAS 178 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
JEREMY FERGUSON TN DIVISION I-3A / BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL We are focusing on how we do things from the start of the day until it ends. Waking up with the right mindset and attacking the day fast with a sense of urgency! We know that if we find solutions for whatever problems we are faced with that we will finish the day on top. We are just making sure we win each day. COACH’S VIEW 18AUGUSTBRADLEY CENTRAL (A) 27 HOWARD (A) 2SEPTEMBERKINGSTON (H) 9 TYNER ACADEMY (A) 16 MCMINN CENTRAL (H) 23 AUSTIN-EAST (H) 30 LOUDON (H) 13OCTOBERSWEETWATER (A) 21 OOLTEWAH (A) 28 SIGNAL MOUNTAIN (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Martels Carter Sr. (1 yr. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at Brainerd) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-3A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 3-7 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 5th MASCOT: Panthers STATS JARVIS STRICKLAND JR. MARTELS CARTER JR. PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY & DLEW PRODUCTIONS FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 179
180 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 2 CAMERON SANDERS RB/LB SR 3 JAY’UN SMITH ATH SO 4 MARTELS CARTER JR. ATH SO 5 TERRANCE LEE WR/DB JR 6 JEREMY FERGUSON QB/DB SR 7 DERRION CALLOWAY ATH JR 8 JORDAN SMITH LB SO 9 REGGIE HUBBARD WR/DB FR 10 DONIVON THOMAS ATH SR 11 WILLIE GRAVES WR/DB SO 13 NICK MOORE WR/DB SO 19 ANTHONY BYRD WR/DB JR 20 JAZIAH PINKERTON WR/DB SO 20 QUINTUS BROADNAX WR/DB SR 21 EMERY FOSTER WR/DB FR 22 CHRIS DEMPSEY LB SO # NAME POS. YR. 26 KE’ANDRE JONES WR/DB JR 29 DE’MALAKHI HARDEN RB/DB FR 33 KADARIUS EBERHART LB SO 42 ALEX POWELL K SO 44 MIKE BROOKS RB/LB SO 50 XAVIER REVIERE OL/DL FR 51 KEIYASHAWN HOLIDAY OL/DL SO 51 KASCINE BEAMON OL/DL JR 52 OMARION NELSON OL/DL JR 52 JAQUEZ POOLE OL/DL SO 55 QWINTRAL BRANHAM OL/DL SR 63 JARVIS STRICKLAND JR. OL/DL FR 66 DYR’RYOUS GARRETT OL/DL SR 77 TOREY BROOKS OL/DL SR 2022 ROSTER BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-3A
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-3A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Experienced, hardworking, and a great attitude. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Winning the line of scrimmage, on third down and in the red zone. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Rip Hutcherson (TE/LB), Daniel Odom (OL/DL), Chance Townson (RB/DB), Zack Duncan (TE/LB), Collins Payne (WR/DB), Forrest Payne (WR/ DB), Pete Sesterhenn (K/DB), Gilbert Vega (OL/DL), and Malik Aljack (OL/DL). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A We gained a lot of experience and a lot of depth last season. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Our schedule. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A A lot of young players got a lot of playing time last year. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A Develop depth and win important game situations. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A No. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Good team speed. We will have a little more speed at skill positions this year. ROBERTSJOSHCOACH MALIK ALJACK CHANCE TOWNSON PETE SESTERHENN 182 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
TN DIVISION I-3A / SIGNAL MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL This year’s team has worked extremely hard this off-season and has a great attitude day in and day out. They’re focused on the process of becom ing the best they can be every day and giving their all for this team. COACH’S VIEW 18AUGUSTHIXSON (A) 26 SODDY DAISY (A) 2SEPTEMBERMCMINN CENTRAL (A) 9 MEIGS CO. (H) 16 LOUDON (A) 23 EAST RIDGE (H) 30 SWEETWATER (H) 14OCTOBERKINGSTON (H) 21 MARION CO. (A) 28 BRAINERD (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Josh Roberts (6 yrs. as a head coach, 6th as head coach at Signal Mountain) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-3A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 6-5 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 3rd MASCOT: Eagles STATS RIP GILBERTHUTCHERSONVEGA ZACK DUNCAN PHOTOS BY JEFF DUNCAN FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 183
184 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 CHANCE TOWNSON RB/DB SR 2 FORREST PAYNE WR/DB SR 3 CASH KEENE QB/DB SO 4 COLLINS PAYNE WR/DB SR 5 BRANDON CLIFFORD TE/DL SR 6 KYLER COTEREL RB/DB SR 7 BLAKE WOLFARD WR/DB JR 8 MALIK ALJACK OL/DL SR 9 RIP HUTCHERSON TE/LB SR 10 CHRIS KENNEDY WR/DB SO 11 RILEY REESE WR/DB SO 12 GARRETT WILSON RB/LB SO 13 TREVOR CURTIS QB/DB FR 14 SAM EDMONDSON RB/LB FR 15 PETE SESTERHENN K/DB SR 16 GRAHAM TATE TE/DL SO 17 VANCE LEWIS RB/LB FR 18 LIAM COLLIER WR/DB FR 19 MAC CAMPBELL WR/DB FR 20 KK MARTIN RB/LB SO 21 CHRISTIAN THOMPSON RB/DB SO 22 JACKS FLENNIKEN WR/LB SO 23 ROMAN SKORUPA TE/LB SR 24 JACK PERRY RB/LB JR 25 TAYCHAN BELL RB/DB SR # NAME POS. YR. 26 BO COOPER WR/DB FR 27 ZACK DUNCAN TE/LB SR 28 JAE BLACKWELL WR/DB FR 30 ELI WALKER WR/DB FR 31 RYAN ROBISON RB/LB SR 34 DELANEY WILLIS OL/LB JR 39 BEN DOTSON RB/DB FR 42 ARIEL HOLLINGSWORTH WR/DB SO 44 BAYLER RODDY OL/LB FR 50 GILBERT VEGA OL/DL SR 52 LUKE ALEXANDER OL/DL SR 54 ZEKE WALKER OL/DL FR 56 DANIEL ODOM OL/DL SR 57 JOSH THOMPSON OL/DL JR 60 KORBYN MCCONNELL OL/DL FR 64 BLAKE HOLLY OL/DL JR 65 JACE MCCONNON OL/DL JR 69 MAX HILKE OL/DL JR 74 ELI ELSEA OL/DL SO 75 SILAS ALLMON OL/DL FR 79 CARSON BURKHOLDER TE/DL SO 88 COLTON SELZER WR/DB FR 2022 ROSTER SIGNAL MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-3A
A Being fundamental, maintaining focus on the goals throughout the year, and developing depth.
The players have had an incredible work ethic throughout the off-sea son. They have gotten stronger in the weight room. If they can take that work ethic and increased strength to the field, we will be an improved football team.
Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR?
Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?
A Played a difficult schedule last sea son and was able to make the play offs after missing them in 2020.
Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?
A Depth. This time of year, we have a lot of questions about depth.
Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?
A Our team speed will be similar to last season. Speed will not be how we win. We will try to win with execu tion.
Payton Campbell (QB/DB), Brandon Presto (OL/DL), Brayden Johnson (WR/TE/LB), Avery Headrick (OL/DL), Da kota Hinders (RB/DL), Garrett Worthing ton (OL/DL), and Jacob Lockhart (TE/LB).
MCINTYRERUSTYCOACH BRAYDENPAYTONJOHNSONCAMPBELL EVAN GRIFFITH 186 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?
Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?
SEQUATCHIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-3A
A Hardworking, focused, and commit ted. WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?
Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?
A Control what we can control. There will be some things we cannot con trol, and we just have to adapt and over come when it happens.
TN DIVISION I-3A / SEQUATCHIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL I believe after this off-season, we will be a better football team this coming year. I think we will have a chance to win some games that some people think we can’t. However, it will all de pend on how coachable we are all summer and fall. We have to take the strength gains from the off-season to the football field. As a coach, I feel really good about what our team has done since the end of last season to prepare for this season. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTSOUTH PITTSBURG (A) 26 MARION CO. (A) 2SEPTEMBERCANNON CO. (H) 9 JACKSON CO. (H) 16 GRUNDY CO. (H) 23 BLEDSOE CO. (A) 30 COMMUNITY (A) 14OCTOBERGILES CO. (A) 21 WHITWELL (H) 27 WHITE CO. (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Rusty McIntyre (2 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Sequatchie Co.) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-3A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 4-7 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 3rd MASCOT: Indians STATS AVERY HEADRICK JACOB LOCKHART PHOTOS BY EILEEN CARTER KYLE SHELL FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 187
188 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 MITCHELL SNYDER WR/DB JR 2 TRIPP STEWART RB/DB SO 3 CALEB MOFFITT RB/LB SR 4 AARON MCDANIEL RB/LB JR 5 BRAYDEN JOHNSON WR/TE/LB SR 6 LANE CAVITT WR/DB SR 7 DRASON MCDANIEL WR/DB SO 8 SAM EVITTS QB/DB SO 9 AUSTIN GRIFFITH WR/DB FR 10 JJ SANDERS WR/DB JR 11 CAVIN GILLEY WR/DB JR 12 LUKE ROGERS TE/LB SO 13 ELIJAH REDMOND WR/DB FR 14 JACKSON TATE WR/DB SO 15 BRAYLON LONG WR/DB JR 16 PAYTON CAMPBELL QB/DB SR 17 SAM GREENE TE/LB FR 18 ZACKARY ZIMMERMAN QB/LB SO 19 JACE CONNER WR/LB SO 21 LAMONTE KELLY WR/DB JR 22 JACOB LOCKHART TE/LB SR 23 ADAM MULLINS TE/LB JR 24 DAKOTA HINDERS RB/DL SR 25 JAXON BOSTON WR/DB JR 26 BILLY RAY GRAY TE/DL SR 27 BRITT CHADWICK WR/LB FR 28 DYLAN CANNON WR/LB FR 29 MICAH VANLOON WR/DB FR 30 CORBIN HARVEY TE/LB SO 33 WILLIAM SKYLES RB/LB SO # NAME POS. YR. 35 JACOB HOBBS WR/DB JR 36 COLTON BRANAN TE/DL SO 37 JOSHUA PHELPS TE/DL SO 40 PEYTON SHELL TE/DL JR 51 JOSEPH JOHNSON OL/DL FR 52 DAVID SMITH OL/DL SO 53 KANE BISHOP OL/DL SO 54 EVAN GRIFFITH OL/DL JR 55 STEVEN OLIVER OL/LB FR 56 GARRETT WORTHINGTON OL/DL SR 58 WOLFGANG CHAPMAN OL/LB SO 59 CARLOS FLORES OL/DL SO 60 WILLIAM MACHADO OL/DL SO 61 JOSHUA HOBBS OL/DL FR 62 CAMDEN PENA OL/DL SO 64 KELLER BLAIR OL/DL SO 66 JACKSON BYRD OL/DL SO 68 AVERY HEADRICK OL/DL SR 71 BRANDON PRESTO OL/DL SR 72 ESTEBAN RIOS OL/DL SR 74 KYLE SHELL OL/DL JR 75 ETHAN MCDANIEL OL/DL SO 76 BARRETT OGRODOWCZYK OL/DL FR 81 SAM HERRON WR/DB JR 82 HARRISON SMITH TE/DL FR 84 LUCAS EISENHARDT WR/DB FR 88 JOSE BECERRA WR/DB FR 2022 ROSTER SEQUATCHIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-3A
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MARION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-2A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A We will be young this year in sever al positions. My coaches and I are hoping the seniors we have can help bring the young ones along sooner than later. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Staying healthy and building depth. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Alex Condra (RB/DB), Sam Pickett (RB/DB), Brody Leonard (RB/DB), Tilton Pickett (QB/DB), Trystan Hard esty (OL/DL), Caden Stewart (OL/DL), Cole Caldwell (OL/DL), Kane Bohanan (OL/DL), and Keanun Cummings (OL/ DL). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A The strides we have made to be come bigger, faster, and stronger to compete. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Hoping our kids are safe and mak ing good decisions on and off the field. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A By losing in the region champion ship, we want to be back there but come out on top this time. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A To be better prepared for the injury bug. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A We have several guys with good speed, and we are hoping to use it to our advantage. COACH STARKEYTIM BRODY LEONARD SAM PICKETT 190 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
TN DIVISION I-2A / MARION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL We have a really tough region and tough games outside of it. We plan on just taking it one game at a time. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTGRUNDY CO. (A) 26 SEQUATCHIE CO. (H) 2SEPTEMBERTYNER ACADEMY (A) 9 DADE CO. (H) 16 BLEDSOE CO. (H) 23 FORREST (A) 30 TELLICO PLAINS (A) 14OCTOBERPOLK CO. (H) 21 SIGNAL MOUNTAIN (H) 28 MEIGS CO. (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Tim Starkey (1 yr. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at Marion Co.) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-2A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 9-2 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 2nd MASCOT: Warriors STATS ALEX CONDRA CADEN STEWART CALDWELLCOLE KANE BOHANAN PHOTOS BY GENE FULLER FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 191
192 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 EJ WILSON RB/DB JR 2 ALEX CONDRA RB/DB SR 3 BRODY LEONARD RB/DB JR 4 SAM PICKETT RB/DB SO 6 TAYLOR SCHARBER RB/DB SO 7 CHAD PATRICK JR. WR/DB SR 8 TY JOHNSON WR/DB JR 9 RYAN KITCHENS TE/DL JR 10 BEN ROYAL RB/DB SR 11 BRETT WEBB QB/DB FR 12 TILTON PICKETT QB/DB SO 13 ASHTON MARTIN RB/DB FR 15 LUKE TIPTON WR/DB SI 17 CHANCE GRAVITT TE/LB JR 18 OWEN GIVENS RB/DB SR 19 JACKSON SIMMONS K SR 21 HARRIS WEEKS RB/DB FR 23 JORDAN POTOSKI WR/DB FR 24 BRAXTON COFFELT WR/LB SR 28 RYAN MCNABB WR/DB FR 29 JAMIE WALKER WR/DB JR 30 COLTON NUGENT WR/DB JR 31 XAVION BUCKNER TE/DL SO 34 CHRIS KILGORE RB/LB SO 37 ELIJAH TUCKER WR/DB FR 39 CODY DAWSON TE/LB JR 40 WILL KNOX RB/LB FR 42 BRAYDEN COFFELT TE/DL SO 44 NOAH ADKINS OL/DL SO 45 ZACH HILL OL/LB FR 48 PATRICK ALDER OL/DL SO 50 ANDREW CAMPBELL OL/DL SO # NAME POS. YR. 51 CHASE MCFALLS OL/LB SO 52 CADEN STEWART OL/DL SR 53 JOSH RAMIREZ OL/LB FR 54 TRYSTAN HARDESTY OL/DL SR 55 COLE CALDWELL OL/DL SR 56 TRACE ADAMS OL/DL SR 57 JACARI REYNOLDS OL/DL SO 58 WESTIN STEPHENS OL/DL SO 59 GRIFFON MORELAND OL/DL SO 60 JAKOB PERRY OL/DL SO 61 PHILLIP BICE OL/LB SR 62 GARRETT TUDERS OL/LB FR 63 LOGAN MORRISON OL/DL SR 64 LANDON GUEVARA OL/DL FR 65 JETT ROLLINS OL/DL SR 67 ZACH BASS OL/DL FR 68 ZACH HUGHES OL/DL SO 69 MASON DIXON OL/DL JR 71 BO GRUETTER OL/DL FR 72 DAMIEN HUGHES OL/DL FR 73 KEANUN CUMMINGS OL/DL SR 74 JIMMY JONES OL/DL SO 76 LANDEN SHOWALTER OL/DL JR 77 THOMAS CARTER OL/DL SO 78 HARLEY SCHARBER OL/DL JR 79 KANE BOHANAN OL/DL JR 84 TUCKER SIMS WR/DB SO 88 BRENNON SAYLORS K SR 2022 ROSTER MARION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-2A
CHANDLERSCOTTCOACH JONAH CHAPMAN JOURNE NORWOOD JOSHUA JACKSONMARCUS LEWIS 194 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
A We went 7-4 last year without spring practice, without lifting weights, and running a new offense and defense. This year, we had spring practice, we have been in a weight pro gram since Thanksgiving, and we are in our second year running our system.
Wondering if I am doing what God wants me to do in leading these players to become men and influenc ing their lives for the kingdom.
Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?
A We have a lot of players coming back, so we will be experienced on both sides of the ball.
Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?
Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?
A Great senior leadership, staying injury-free, and having some good luck.
A Better execution hopefully, which comes with spring practice and another summer of being in the same offense and defense.
Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?
TYNER ACADEMY / TN DIVISION I-2A
A Joshua Jackson (QB), Jersey Chubb (OB/LB), Jonah Chapman (OL/DL), Zashun Hubbard (WR/DB), and Josiah Bridgeman (WR/LB).
Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?
A In the four games we lost, hope fully we learned what it takes to win those big games. Also, having sev eral leaders who experienced a playoff run to the final four with our basketball team will greatly benefit us.
Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?
WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?
TN DIVISION I-2A / TYNER ACADEMY We play in an extremely tough region, not to men tion we play some talented non-region teams, plus we play Alcoa. We have to take it one game at a time and get better every week. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTHOWARD (H) 26 GRUNDY CO. (A) 2SEPTEMBERMARION CO. (H) 9 BRAINERD (H) 16 POLK CO. (A) 23 SODDY DAISY (A) 30 BLEDSOE CO. (A) 14OCTOBERMEIGS CO. (H) 21 ALCOA (A) 28 TELLICO PLAINS (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Scott Chandler (8 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Tyner) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-2A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 7-4 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 3rd MASCOT: Rams STATS JAMARION VARNELL PHOTOS COURTESY OF TYNER ACADEMY ZASHUN HUBBARD FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 195
196 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 JERSEY CHUBB OB/LB SR 2 D’MICHAEL HAMILTON WR/DB SR 3 JARIUS CAMERON WR/DB SR 4 ZASHUN HUBBARD WR/DB SR 5 NIGEL TWITTY WR/DB SR 6 MARCUS LEWIS WR/DB SR 7 DEMETRI LOVICK QB/WR SR 8 JOSIAH BRIDGEMAN WR/LB SR 9 JOSHUA JACKSON QB SR 10 MARKEL MCKINLEY RB/DB SR 11 TRAVIUS RUFFIN WR/DB SR 12 RAYSHAUN HINTON WR/DB SR 13 BISHIP SMITH WR/DB JR 14 JAYDAN PARKER QB/WR SO 15 PATRICK SULLIVAN WR/DB JR 16 J’SEAN MCFARLAND LB SO 17 KANYE BASS WR/DB SR 18 JAMARIE’ BALLARD QB JR 19 ISAIAH SAWYHER WR/DB JR 20 JADEN ISBELL QB/LB SO 21 EVAN KIRK WR/DB JR 22 ROSHAWN HOLLOWAY LB JR 23 RYLEIGH CHUBB WR/LB SO 24 KELTON WATKINS OB/LB SO 25 SANTANNA SMITH WR/DB SO 26 CHAZZ CRAIG RB/LB SO 27 DUJAUN DORRIS WR/DB SO 28 MARTEZ MITCHELL WR/DB FR 29 SHARKEM WELLS RB/LB JR 30 ZION DUJON WR/DB SO 31 DOMINIQUE EDWARDS WR/DB FR 32 JUMOCHA WILLIS WR/DB FR 33 TYLER TAYLOR OB/LB SR 34 DEVONTAY PERKINS OB/LB SO # NAME POS. YR. 35 JIEGHDEN BROOKS RB/LB FR 37 MAKEL LAVENDER WR/DB FR 37 JAVION LOVING WR/DB FR 38 ELIJAH DRAKE WR/DB FR 39 KEVIN WARE OB/LB FR 40 NASHAWN KEEL OB/DL FR 41 DE’ADRIAN ALLEN RB/LB FR 42 SH’QUAVEON WELLS OB/LB SO 44 TYLER ANDERSON OB/LB FR 45 LANDIS RATLIFF OB/DL SO 47 CHRISTIAN KEEL OL/DL FR 50 JOURNE NORWOOD OL/DL SR 51 JAQRAUN LITTLE OL/DL FR 52 JAMARCUS VARNELL OL/DL FR 53 NATE CARTER OL/DL SO 54 JOSHUA SIMMONS OL/DL SO 55 JAMARION VARNELL OL/DL SR 56 CAMERON TUCKER OL/DL JR 57 ROBERT WILSON OL/DL JR 58 JONAH CHAPMAN OL/DL SR 59 JAYLEON MOORE OL/DL JR 60 JAIDEN MITCHELL-GREEN OL/DL SR 62 CHASE THOMPSON OL/DL SO 65 JADUNN JACKSON OL/DL SO 67 DAVIN PASLEY OL/DL SO 68 JOSIAH SUTTON OL/DL SO 71 JOHN ROSS OL/DL SR 74 JULIUS ALLEN OL/DL JR 75 MONTEAST MOORE OL/DL SO 77 JADAKIS BENN OL/DL JR 78 JA’MAURI BENFORD OL/DL SO 79 DESHAUN BASS OL/DL SR 84 LAWON FORTSON WR/DB SO 88 AZARION COLLINS QB FR 2022 ROSTER TYNER ACADEMY / TN DIVISION I-2A
LOOKOUT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-1A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Hungry. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Staying healthy. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Jacob Winchester (RB/LB), Blake Ferguson (QB/LB), Jaxon Quails (RB/LB), and Hayden Landreth (OL/ DL). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A A lot of guys got experience due to injuries last year. That will give us a more experienced roster than last year. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Depth and injuries. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A We showed a lot of growth in cer tain aspects of the program last year despite a lot of adversity and injuries. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A Make sure you have four backup quarterbacks. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A Not really. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Team speed is average for 1A. PAYNEJOSHUACOACH JACKSON MARSH JACOB WINCHESTER JAXON QUAILS 198 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
AUSTIN SMITH TN DIVISION I-1A / LOOKOUT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL Our kids are very moti vated to have success this season. We have some veteran players in key roles that will serve us well. Most people on our schedule will underestimate us, and that will play to our advantage as underdogs. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTMT. JULIET CHRISTIAN (A) 26 COMMUNITY (A) 2SEPTEMBERSOUTH PITTSBURG (H) 9 HAYESVILLE (H) 16 CANNON CO. (H) 23 HUNTLAND (A) 30 COPPER BASIN (H) 14OCTOBERWHITWELL (H) 21 POLK CO. (A) 28 SALE CREEK (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Joshua Payne (4 yrs. as a head coach, 4th as head coach at Lookout Valley) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-1A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 0-10 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 5th MASCOT: Yellow Jackets STATS BLAKERYLANFERGUSONCOLLINS PHOTOS COURTESY OF LOOKOUT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 199
200 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st 2022 ROSTER # NAME POS. YR. 1 CHRISTIAN CHANDLER QB/DB JR 2 DAYON COPER RB/DB 8 3 DEVON COOPER WR/DB SO 6 BLAKE FERGUSON QB/LB SR 9 MAIJE BROWN RB/LB FR 11 RYLAN COLLINS RB/LB JR 12 JACKSON MARSH QB/DB SR 14 IZIAH DORSEY WR/DB SO 20 JAMAL MITCHELL RB/DB SO 21 AUSTIN SMITH WR/DB JR 22 NATHAN BURNETTE RB/LB JR 23 DAI’ZON KENDRICK WR/DB JR 26 BAILEY TEAGUE WR/LB JR # NAME POS. YR. 30 JAXON QUAILS RB/LB SR 32 NAMARIAN TALLEY RB/LB SO 34 JACOB WINCHESTER RB/LB SR 51 GABRIEL LAYMON OL/DL FR 52 HAYDEN LANDRETH OL/DL SR 55 JONAH HOOD OL/DL SR 59 THAXTON FOWLER OL/DL FR 60 JONATHAN WOFFORD OL/DL SO 62 HUNTER HOLLAND OL/DL JR 66 AIDEN HOOD OL/DL JR 70 NOAH CHAPMEN OL/DL FR 88 TRISTEN MARSH TE/LB SR LOOKOUT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-1A
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SALE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-1A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A This is the strongest and deepest team we have ever fielded. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Staying healthy. While we have depth this year, we are still short in a couple of key areas. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?
A Our speed is good, but we believe our strength is our offensive line. We expect this line to put this team on their backs and carry them through the season.
A John Carlock (OL/DL), Nick Hall (WR/ RB/DB), and Trey Bennett (OL/DL). WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?
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A Replacing a 2,000-yard passer and a 1,000-yard rusher, which were both firsts for us last season. WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?
A Last year was our best regular sea son finish in our short history, and we only lost three senior starters. WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?
A Our players gained a lot of confi dence last year and are learning how to win. ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? Covid impacted us during the preseason, and we were not ready for opening night. We are light years ahead this year of where we were last year. WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? Same schemes with a few new wrinkles. HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?
TN DIVISION I-1A / SALE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL Last year we played a LOT of young guys. Those guys have experience now. After last season, we don’t expect to be able to sneak up on anyone. With an improved defense, and if our offense maintains its momentum from last year, we plan to make some noise this year. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTMIDWAY (H) 2SEPTEMBERJACKSON CO. (A) 9 HARRIMAN (A) 16 COPPER BASIN (H) 23 PICKETT CO. (A) 30 WHITWELL (H) 7OCTOBERMT. JULIET CHRISTIAN (A) 13 SOUTH PITTSBURG (A) 21 COSBY (H) 28 LOOKOUT VALLEY (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Ron Cox (10 yrs. as a head coach, 10th as head coach at Sale Creek) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-1A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 5-6 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 3rd MASCOT: Panthers STATS NICK HALL GARRETT PICKETT TREY BENNETT PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 203
204 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 2 JACKSON MOORE QB/DB JR 3 JUSTIN GRIFFIN WR/LB JR 4 KHARI ESCOBAR QB/WR/DB SO 5 ALEX WOLGAST WR/DB JR 6 SPENCER POWELL WR/LB SO 8 LUCAS MATHIS WR/DB JR 9 EVAN HIGGINS RB/DB SO 10 GABRIEL HODGES RB/DB FR 11 LUKE CECIL WR/DB SO 12 JOSIAH JUSTESEN WR/DB FR 14 KHALIL ESCOBAR WR/DB FR 15 TANNER GRANT WR/DB FR 16 JD SKILES WR/DB FR 17 BLAKE GIBBS TE/LB FR 18 DAMON SEXTON WR/DB FR 19 COLTON ACCURSO WR/DB FR 21 GARRETT PICKETT WR/DB SR 22 MICHAEL GILLEY WR/DB SO 23 CORBIN JOLLY TE/DL FR 24 NICK HALL WR/RB/DB SR 30 HUNTER FOWLER WR/DB FR 31 RIDGE MORGAN RB/LB JR # NAME POS. YR. 32 DANIEL HALL RB/LB JR 34 GARRETT HART RB/LB SR 40 SPENCER SLUDER RB/LB FR 44 ELIJAH SMITH TE/LB JR 50 MATTHEW TAYLOR OL/DL JR 52 TREY BENNETT OL/DL SR 53 BRAXTON COUCH OL/DL FR 55 CHASE PARR OL/DL JR 57 CRISTIAN MORENO OL/DL JR 58 KULLY COBB OL/DL JR 60 GABRIEL BRUMLOW OL/DL SR 61 LANDON THOMAS OL/DL FR 62 BRYCE THOMAS OL/DL FR 65 GABE WOMACK OL/DL JR 68 WILL TIMMONS OL/LB FR 71 JOHN CARLOCK OL/DL SR 73 BRAYDEN GRIMES OL/DL JR 80 DEVIN GRANT OL/DL FR 81 JOEL GARCIA K/P FR 85 BRAXTON HARVEY WR/LB FR 88 GRAYSON COSPER TE/LB JR 2022 ROSTER SALE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-1A
SOUTH PITTSBURG HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-1A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Hardworking and gritty. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Taking care of the football, minimiz ing mistakes, and staying healthy. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?
Taja Robinson (RB/LB), Nas Star key (WR/DL), Dez McNeal (WR/ LB), Jayden Mount (QR/RB/DB), Braden Sherrill (OL/DL), Riley Hammond (OL/ DL), Yogi Garman (OL/DL), Ranye Tip ton (OL/DL), RaCash Kelly (QB/WR/DB), Jamarion Farrior (RB/LB), Kamden Wel lington (QB/RB/LB), and Jacob Bivens (WR/LB). WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? We have some guys returning who have played in some big games during their career. WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? The same things that have always kept me up at night during football season. Youth, depth, execution, and staying healthy. WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? Obviously, any time you manage to win a state championship, you try to use that as a building block going into the next season. WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? No, we will be very similar to last season in regards to all three phas es of the game. HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? Our overall team speed will be pretty good for our division. WELLINGTON KELLY |
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TN DIVISION I-1A / SOUTH PITTSBURG HIGH SCHOOL We lost a lot of really good players from a large senior class who were third-year starters. Our region opponents will all be much improved this season. We have an extremely tough non-district schedule starting with Sequatchie Co., followed by a CCS team that has as much talent as anyone in the state. Murphy (NC) is a 10-time state champion, and North Jackson (AL) is obviously a great program with a storied history. It’s defi nitely going to be a challenge. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTSEQUATCHIE CO. (H) 26 2SEPTEMBERCHRISTIANCHATTANOOGA(A)LOOKOUTVALLEY (A) 9 MURPHY (H) 16 WHITWELL (A) 23 NORTH JACKSON (H) 30 CHATTANOOGA PREP (H) 7OCTOBERAUSTIN-EAST (A) 13 SALE CREEK (H) 28 COPPER BASIN (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Wes Stone (1 yrs. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at South Pittsburg) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-1A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 11-2 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 1st MASCOT: Pirates STATS JAYDEN MOUNT JAMARION FARRIOR TAJA ROBINSON PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 207
208 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 JAYDEN MOUNT QB/RB/DB SR 2 RACASH KELLY QB/WR/DB JR 3 KADYN PACE QB/DB FR 4 BRITTON CASE WR/DB SO 5 JACE STONE WR/DB SO 6 TAJA ROBINSON RB/LB SR 7 LOGAN HARGIS WR/DB JR 8 JAMARION FARRIOR RB/LB JR 9 JAMYCHAL BUCKNER RB/LB FR 10 NAS STARKEY WR/DL SR 12 ALEX PHILLIPS WR/LB/K FR 14 WALKER THOMAS WR/DB SO 15 KAMDEN WELLINGTON QB/RB/LB JR 18 JACOB BIVENS WR/LB JR 19 CAMERON GRIDER WR/DL JR 20 DEZ MCNEAL WR/LB SR 21 ZACH GREEN RB/LB FR 26 MAKAL ALLISON WR/DB SR 27 JORDAN MCCLENDON RB/DL FR 28 TRESHUN AUSTIN WR/LB FR 29 ELIAS HAMPTON WR/DB FR 30 JR HARDRICK TE/DL FR 35 MADDOX HAMMONDS WR/LB SO 44 LANDON WHITE WR/DB FR # NAME POS. YR. 47 CAMERON JOYNER WR/DB JR 48 ELI BYRAM OL/DL SR 50 RANYE TIPTON OL/DL JR 52 SHAMAR ALLISON OL/DL SR 53 BRADEN ALLISON OL/DL JR 54 JOHNNY GREEN OL/LB FR 55 RILEY HAMMOND OL/DL SR 57 TREY SMITH OL/DL FR 58 OMAR SLATTON OL/DL JR 62 JOSHUA MURRAY OL/DL FR 63 BRADEN SHERRILL OL/DL SR 64 COLTON WILSON OL/DL FR 67 LOGAN GUERRERO OL/DL SR 68 HAYDEN DAVIS OL/DL FR 70 HUNTER SLAUGHTER OL/DL SR 72 JACOB RINER OL/LB FR 73 LOGAN SISK OL/DL FR 74 CADEN HOOD OL/DT FR 76 WILL THOMAS OL/DL FR 77 GARRY PELHAM OL/DL FR 78 YOGI GARMAN OL/DL SR 86 JAMARION MILLER WR/DB JR 88 CAYDEN BYRAM WR/DB SO 2022 ROSTER SOUTH PITTSBURG HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-1A
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WHITWELL HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-1A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Hardworking and scrappy. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Staying healthy and hungry. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Wesley Nunley (FB/LB), Chandler Britton (RB/S), and Brandon East erly (QB/LB). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A Our team is tightly bonded and wants to win. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Injuries. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A We gained a lot of experience and have a lot of starters coming back. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A We need to be prepared for each game. There are no easy wins. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A Hopefully more wins! Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Overall, our team has good speed on both sides of the ball. COACH STEPHENSONROCKY CHANDLER BRITTON THERION MORDECAI DANIEL ASHWORTH 210 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
TN DIVISION I-1A / WHITWELL HIGH SCHOOL Every season is a new challenge. I think this can be a special season if we play to our potential. I look forward to the opportunity to work with this fine group of young men. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTCUMBERLAND CO. (A) 26 HUNTLAND (H) 2SEPTEMBERCOPPER BASIN (A) 16 SOUTH PITTSBURG (H) 23 RED BOILING SPRINGS (H) 30 SALE CREEK (A) 7OCTOBERGRUNDY CO. (H) 14 LOOKOUT VALLEY (A) 21 SEQUATCHIE CO. (A) 28 CHATTANOOGA PREP (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Rocky Stephenson (2 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Whitwell) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-1A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 5-4 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 2nd MASCOT: Tigers STATS WESLEY NUNLEY BRANDON EASTERLY GARRETT MILLER PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 211
212 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 WYATT DAVIS RB SO 2 THERION MORDECAI RB/LB JR 3 DAVID PARDO K SR 4 BENNETT MCDOUGAL RB/LB SO 5 BRANDON EASTERLY QB/LB SO 6 CHARLIE FRENCH DB FR 7 CHANDLER BRITTON RB/S SR 8 COLTON BRITTON RB/DB SR 9 TALAN BEASON RB/DB FR 10 XANDER MORGAN RB/DB FR 11 BOE CANNON DB FR 14 GARRETT MILLER TE SO 15 WESLEY NUNLEY FB/LB SR 20 TANNER FLOYD RB/DB SO 21 ADAM MCDOUGAL RB/LB FR 23 CALEB LEWIS RB/DB SR 25 JACOB GARCIA WR/DB SO # NAME POS. YR. 54 KANNAN SMITH LB SO 55 BEN BARTON LB JR 56 ETHAN HOBBS OL/DL SR 59 SHAWN JONES OL/DL SR 60 JACOB SCOTT OL/DL FR 61 BLAINE HENRY OL/DL FR 62 JAGGER GILLIAM OL/DL FR 64 BRADLEY HARTLOVE OL/DL SR 65 DANIEL ASHWORTH OL/DL JR 66 SHELDON PIERCE OL/DL SR 71 KIRK ANTAL OL/DL JR 72 JOSH CALDWELL OL/DL SO 74 CONNOR STALY OL/DL FR 76 ZAC ROLLINS TE/DL JR 77 MASON YATES OL/DL FR 2022 ROSTER WHITWELL HIGH SCHOOL / TN DIVISION I-1A
CHATTANOOGA PREPARATORY SCHOOL / INDEPENDENT Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Young, enthusiastic, and resilient to adversity. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Camper Coulter (QB), Ke’Juan Crad dock (WR), Dommonic Johnson (WR/ LB), Jaelen Banks (OL/DL), Marquis “Duece” Gardner (RB/S), Ashton Jordan (OL/DL), and LonDeon Kellogg (WR/DB). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A Our team is young, and we have a strong brotherhood here. It’s a game of patience for our young men now. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A We are fighting to find a practice field and struggling with logistics. We’ve played all away games the previous two years. This adds an additional layer we have to focus on outside of coaching our young men. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A Continue to play with confidence. We have freshmen and sophomores com peting with older guys. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A Through adversity we will get better together. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A Our young men are growing in size and maturity. With that growth, we aim to improve in all facets of our game. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Our skill positions have good top-end speed and acceleration. We look to take advantage of those matchups this year. JOECOACHBANKS ZAIRE MCCRARYLAFREDRICK LYKES BRANDON KELLEY 214 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
INDEPENDENT / CHATTANOOGA PREPARATORY SCHOOL We will focus on academ ics, better our teamwork and future, develop our mental toughness, build confidence one play at a time, and maintain disci pline in all we do. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTZION CHRISTIAN (A) 26 COPPER BASIN (A) 169SEPTEMBEREZELL-HARDINGCHRISTIAN(A)LIBERTYCREEK (A) 23 HERITAGE (A) 30 SOUTH PITTSBURG (A) 287OCTOBEREZELL-HARDINGCHRISTIAN(A)WHITWELL(A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Joe Banks (3 yrs. as a head coach, 3rd as head coach at Chattanooga Preparatory) DIVISION/CLASS: Independent 2021 OVERALL RECORD: DNP 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: N/A MASCOT: Sentinels STATS PHOTOS BY RYAN LONG PHOTOGRAPHY CAMPER COULTER KE’JUAN CRADDOCK DOMMONIC JOHNSON FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 215
216 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 DEMARION BOWMAN QB FR 2 MARQUIS GARDNER RB/S FR 3 DOMMONIC JOHNSON WR/LB SO 4 SEAN BESLEY DB SO 5 DANIEL JACKSON WR/DB SO 6 KE’JUAN CRADDOCK WR SO 8 ARTERRIUS ALLEN RB FR 11 LON’DEON KELLOGG WR/DB SO 12 JONATHON RUSSELL DB FR 13 CHRISTIAN KALAUKOA WR SO 15 CAMPER COULTER QB SO 20 DERRICK ROBERSON WR FR 22 DE’ANDRE TURNBOW WR/S FR 23 JAMAAL PARKER LB FR 24 KAMAR CRADDOCK DB FR 26 TAVION LEE TE/DB FR # NAME POS. YR. 33 FISTO IRAKIZA K/P FR 45 CORION DAVIS OL SO 46 LAVAIER BROWN OL/DL SO 50 LAFREDRICK LYKES TE/DL FR 51 ZECHARIAH SYDNOR OL/DL FR 52 BRANDON KELLEY FB/LB SO 55 JAEDEN ESPY FB/DL FR 56 JERIMIAH HODGE OL FR 58 ASHTON JORDAN OL/DL SO 65 JAELEN BANKS OL/DL SO 77 ZAIRE MCCRARY OL/DL SO 94 HERSHEL BROWN OL SO 95 CAMERON SILLS OL/DL FR 96 COLIN RICHARDSON WR/DB SO 97 MI’KHY SULLIVAN DL FR 99 NATHAN STRICKLAND OL FR 2022 ROSTER CHATTANOOGA PREPARATORY SCHOOL / INDEPENDENT
Winner: CAK / Contender(s): CCS, Boyd Buchanan, Silverdale
TENNESSEE 2-AAAAAA QUAKE: The two teams in our area – Bradley Central and Cleveland – are fierce rivals. For the Bears, replac ing Aiden McCleary (QB) will be first priority. The Bears will have the services of junior DBs Marcus Goree Jr., Tito Williams, and sophomore stud J’Alan Terry to anchor the defense with some serious speed and abil ity. Cleveland took some tough region losses last year to Bradley Central, Maryville, and Bearden. So, to right the ship in a tough region, they will rely on the skills of DJ Adams (WR/DB) and others. Prediction: So boring … but Maryville lost in the state title game to Oakland, so until a team dethrones the Rebels, they are still region kings.
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TENNESSEE II-AA COWBOY JOE: There is so much to talk about when it comes to Region II-AA. First, you have two big-time coaches moving in. Former Baylor coach Phil Massey takes over at CCS, and Boyd Buchanan hit the coaching gold mine with former Alcoa football coach Gary Rankin. Rankin’s resume includes multiple state titles, so you know the Boyd faithful have high expectations. Silverdale had a great year in 2021, falling short in the playoffs to eventual state champion Lipscomb. Will they continue to improve? Will Notre Dame get back to their winning ways? Can highly recruited CCS athlete Boo Carter (WR/DB) lead the Chargers to a deep playoff run? Will Boyd make some noise in 2022? This will be one of the most competitive regions in our area, but CAK might be too much for our local teams.
The 2022 high school football season has arrived, and with it, plenty of shakeups when it comes to head coaches and classifications (for North Georgia, anyway). One thing’s for sure – region rivalries will be just as fierce as ever. Here, local sports gurus Quake and Cowboy Joe share their take on the upcoming season.
TENNESSEE 4-AAAAA COWBOY JOE: Rhea Co. led the way in this region in 2021. Kaleb Martin will return as QB in Evensville, along with Ethan Davis at the RB position. These two athletes will be must-see this year. If the defense holds up, it could be a deep playoff run for Rhea. McMinn Co. surprised me with an eight-win season. I admit that I doubted the Cherokees would be able to match their 2020 production. I expect McMinn Co. will continue to be a contender in this region. Walker Valley disap pointed during the 2021 campaign. That being said, coach Drew Akins will have the Mustangs back in the mix this fall. Ooltewah and Howard are rebuilding, so it will be fun to see how those teams improve during the season. Winner: Rhea Co. / Contender: Walker Valley
TENNESSEE 3-AAAA QUAKE: Brand-new coaches at East Ridge, Soddy Daisy, and Red Bank is one of the stories at play here. How will Chad Barger, Carter Cardwell, and Ted Gatewood impact their teams? Red Bank returns AD Crutcher (WR/DB/DL), Kobe Smith (DL), and last year’s freshman sensation Daune Morris (WR/DB/S), so they have a really good core to build around. East Hamilton returns some studs in Juan Bullard (RB/DB) and monster Zachariah LaBoo (TE/DL) to try and avenge the region loss to Red Bank, but then there is Central. The Purple Pounders made some noise early last year with a surprising upset on Red Bank. Central returns some serious talent in Larry Henderson (WR/DB), Chris Nichols (OL/DL), and Donovan Smith (WR/DB) –all seniors. Prediction: This is a tough region to win, and whoever survives the East Hamilton, Central, and Red Bank round robin will win the region.
TENNESSEE 3-AAA COWBOY JOE: Loudon claimed the 3-AAA throne in 2021. Kingston was right behind as one of the teams to beat in this region. Brainerd steps into 2022 hoping to improve on their 3-7 record. Can new coach Martels Carter Sr. turn it around for the Panthers? Signal Mountain coach Josh Roberts made some news during the off-season bringing in former Signal coach Bill Price. Coach Price will help with the OL/DL positions. It’s always a good thing when you have a state cham pionship coach on your staff. Overall, you have some teams that need improvement. McMinn Central hopes to increase their win total in 2022, and Sweetwater took a step back last year. Chattanooga’s best hope in this region will be Signal Mountain. Winner: Loudon / Contender: Signal Mountain
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TENNESSEE 4-AAA COWBOY JOE: The surprise team in this region was Cannon Co. in 2021. They went from 0 wins in 2020 to seven wins in 2021. Despite the improvement, Cannon Co. still played second fiddle to Giles Co. Giles put together an impressive 12-1 year, losing in the
TENNESSEE II-AAA QUAKE: McCallie is your three-time defending state champs, but they’ve lost a lot. Head coach Ralph Potter has fantastic depth and a coaching staff that gets it done. Returning WR Andrei Delinois will be a huge target. The OL anchored by EJ Smith and Eliot Guay will be hard to handle. How will junior QB Jeremy St-Hilaire handle starting duties replacing William Riddle? Now we come to Baylor – changes and talent are two key words. New head coach Erik Kimrey comes with an ultra-impressive resume, and how that factors in from the jump will be key. The talent returns in bulk. Linemen Anthony Boggs, Marceo Collins, and Ole Miss commit Brycen Sanders have all the tools. Caleb Hampton (RB/LB), Joshua Hampton (WR/DB), Amari Jefferson (WR/DB), and sophomore Cameron Sparks (WR/DB) all are great targets. You mix in a little competition for QB, and we shall see. THE GAME will go down September 30, this year at Baylor, and the Red Raiders will look to break a six-year winning streak by McCallie. Prediction: McCallie has had a chokehold, but Baylor has improved … flip a coin!
FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 219 semifinals to eventual champions Alcoa. What about the teams in our area? Sequatchie Co. coach Rusty McIntyre will be demanding more from his squad in the fall. Grundy Co. hopes to improve on their two-win campaign from last year. Unfortunately, the power in this region will continue to reside in Giles Co. Winner: Giles Co. / Contender: Sequatchie Co. TENNESSEE 3-AA QUAKE: The three beasts of this region, Meigs Co., Marion Co., and Tyner Academy, have all had success, but this year the Tyner Ram Train seems poised to do some damage. Second-year head coach Scott Chandler returns Joshua Jackson (QB) and the anchor in OL, Journe Norwood, as well as a ton of speed and experience. Marion Co. returns after a very successful 2021, where the only regular season loss was to Meigs Co. The Warriors new coach Tim Starkey, who was promoted from within, will take the reins and try to mold a new brand of Marion Co. football with his leadership. Prediction: I like Tyner’s speed, and the fact that they play Marion and Meigs at home this season, to play for a region title.
GEORGIA 7-A D1 QUAKE: This new region has Dade Co., Armuchee, Chattooga, Coosa, Darlington, Pepperell, and Trion all together. The Wolverines are the only team within our distribution area, so let’s look at Dade Co. A 7-4 season overall last year and 4-2 in region play, the Wolves graduated some pretty key players, but they will return some experienced talent including Brody Cooper (QB), who threw for 1,342 and ran for 324 yards last year with 16 total TDs, Kade Pardue (DB), and Zeke Wheeler (RB/LB). In the trenches, Zac Counts returns and is expected to play on both offense and defense this season. Prediction: The Dade Co. vs. Trion winner will win the region.
Prediction: With the Lions’ size, look for them to make the most noise.
GEORGIA 7-A D2 QUAKE: Again, all new regions and classifications in Georgia this year have Dalton’s Christian Heritage joining Bowdon and Mt. Zion. So, let’s look at the Lions of Christian Heritage: 4-7 last year and 2-2 in region play. Graduated and signed with the Mocs is Solomon Locke, but the Lions return some names to know. Sophomore Carter Triplett (QB) possesses a big body and big arm. Senior Wyatt Brumlow (WR/DB) returns along with sophomore two-way player Sam Wooten. The Lions will have an outstanding defensive end in Daniel Geil, who personally had 16 tackles for a loss, 12 sacks, and three blocked kicks last year.
TENNESSEE 3-A COWBOY JOE: Region 3-A is chock-full of local teams. South Pittsburg leads the way as the defending state champion. They announced Wes Stone as their head coach in the off-season. Stone has been a part of the staff for several seasons and helped lead the Pirates to the championship at Finley Stadium. Mediocrity ruled for the rest of the participants. Lookout Valley hopes to get in the win column this fall. Sale Creek continues to improve, and coach Chad Grabowski leads Cop per Basin into a much-anticipated 2022 season. Whitwell seems to be the only roadblock for another championship run by South Pittsburg. Winner: South Pittsburg / Contender: Whitwell GEORGIA 7-AAAAA
QUAKE: This new region has some familiar names with a ton of success. Cartersville, Calhoun, and Dalton all have had great teams in the past. Pair those three with Cass, Hiram, and Woodland, and winning this re gion will be a monster task. Closer to home, the Cata mounts’ running game should be solid with the return of Tyson Greenwade (RB). The Cats lost 23 seniors from last year, so leadership will be key. Senior Luke Blanchard (WR) has a do-it-all mentality that can help head coach Kit Carpenter get Dalton back to the top. Prediction: The winner of Calhoun vs. Cartersville on September 30 will be region champs. GEORGIA 7-AAAA COWBOY JOE: Northwest Whitfield leads our local contingent in this region. Coach Josh Robinson led the Bruins to an eight-win season in 2021. Heritage was not far behind with a six-win campaign. Southeast Whitfield coach Todd Murray hopes the 2022 season will bring more wins and more confidence to his squad. The big question in this region is: Who will take down Cedartown? Cedartown had 11 wins and looks to win this region for the third consecutive year. Depending on depth, it’s possible for one of our local teams to compete for a region title. I did say “pos sible…” Winner: Cedartown / Contender: Heritage GEORGIA 6-AAA QUAKE: This new region has some familiarity to it. Adairsville, Bremen, Coahulla Creek, Gordon Lee, LaFayette, LFO, Ridgeland, and Ringgold are all in the same region for the first time ever. This will be a super competitive region in all sports. Coahulla Creek had their best season in school history and returns Kace Kinnamon (QB) and OL support. The LaFayette Ramblers lost Jaylon Ramsey but return the likes of Zach Barrett (QB), Sam Hall (WR/DB), Austin Tucker (RB/LB), and Jaden Morris (WR/DB) to start with a great foundation. LFO has a new coach in Mac Bryan with a lot of question marks. They’ll look to Trevon Gott (WR/DB) if the Warriors want to get things done. Ridgeland’s brand-new coach Craig Pritchett has inherited a talented but very young squad. Chase Watkins could spend time at QB and has Darrian Burks as a top WR target and Demetree Bates as a young but talented RB. Gordon Lee has good numbers this year and a lot of two-way players, which they’ll need stepping up to 3-A. That brings us to Ringgold –losing 21 seniors from last year’s fantastic squad will be tough, but they still have eight returning starters on offense, and the defense is looking for players to step up. Prediction: This will be a dog fight … Or maybe a cat fight. I like the Tigers over the Panthers in this one.
DALTON HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 7-AAAAA Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A A close group that’s willing to work hard at being successful. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Continuing to develop depth. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Assad Tanner (WR/DB), Ty son Greenwade (RB), Luke Blanchard (WR), and Warner Ross (QB/LB). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A Being around this group of young men. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Making sure we are as pre pared as we can be. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A Effort. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A None. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A Nothing different. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A We have a lot of team speed; several of our guys are also track guys. COACH CARPENTERKIT TYSON GREENWADE ASSAD TANNER RAMOSDANIEL 220 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
GA DIVISION 7-AAAAA / DALTON HIGH SCHOOL Because our kids work so hard in the offseason, we are giving ourselves a chance to be successful. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTNORTH MURRAY (H) 2SEPTEMBERSONORAVILLE (A) 9 ROCKMART (H) 16 LASSITER (A) 23 CEDARTOWN (A) 30 HIRAM (H) 7OCTOBERWOODLAND (H) 14 CASS (A) 21 CALHOUN (A) 28 CARTERSVILLE (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Kit Carpenter (2 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Dalton) DIVISION/REGION: GA 7-AAAAA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 2-8 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 8th MASCOT: Catamounts STATS WARNER ROSSLUKE BLANCHARD ANDY ATANGANA PHOTOS BY DAN PHELAN FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 221
222 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 LUKE BLANCHARD WR SR 2 ADRIEL HERNANDEZ RB/S JR 3 TYSON GREENWADE RB SR 4 ASSAD TANNER WR/DB SR 5 KENDRIX LONDON WR/DB SO 7 LEDGE LAND QB/WR JR 8 BANNON PHELAN TE/DL JR 9 KAMERON STATON WR/DB SO 10 WARNER ROSS QB/LB SR 11 DANIEL RAMOS LB SR 13 RJ STOREY WR/DB JR 14 PARKER MCCLURG QB/WR SR 15 ETHAN LONG QB SO 16 ANDY GUTIERREZ WR/LB SO 17 SEAGAN MORGAN RB/DB SO 19 DREW SNYDER WR/TE SO 20 ETHAN EVANS LB SR 21 ALIJAH TANNER WR/DB JR 22 KALEM STATON RB/DB SO 24 RAH-QUEZ WASHINGTON LB SR 25 EYASU EVANS WR/DB SO 26 ANDY ATANGANA WR/DB JR 27 ADRIAN GÓNGORA QB/DB SO 30 CAMDEN WHIPPLE RB/DB SO 31 JAIRO JACOBO LB SR 32 RIVER GRADY RB/LB FR 34 PARKER ASHER FB/LB SO 35 NASH SMITH RB/DB FR 38 NHAT NGUYEN RB/LB SO 39 HOLDEN HORN WR/DB SO 40 ADRIAN VILLA DL JR 41 BO STOUT LB JR 42 AVERY HOUSE LB SO 44 ANDERSON JACKSON TE SR 45 JACKSON BLACKWOOD FB/LB SR 46 AUSTIN DAVIS LB SR # NAME POS. YR. 48 YAHIR SOSA LB JR 49 ALEX PIMENTEL LB JR 52 PEYTON STARLING OL/DL SO 53 HECTOR GONZALEZ DL SO 54 CESAR MONTELONGO OL/DL SO 55 MICHAEL NGYUEN OL/DL JR 56 MANNY MUNOZ K FR 58 ALAN HERNANDEZ OL/DL FR 59 VICTOR HERNANDEZ OL/DL SO 62 DEVONE SLAUGHTER OL/DL SO 63 PARK SILVERS WR/DB FR 64 KEVIN MURILLO OL/DL SR 65 JULIAN ZAMORA OL/DL SO 66 ERIC FRAIRE OL/DL SO 67 ADRIAN GARCIA OL/DL SO 68 AMIR GARCIA OL/DL SO 71 FRANCISCO ORTIZ OL/DL SO 73 ALDEN WOODS ATH FR 74 RILEY SOUTHER OL JR 75 STRYKER WOODS OL/DL JR 76 ADRIAN HERNANDEZ DL SR 77 JOHN RIDLEY DL SR 78 ZACHERY WILLIAMS-URIBE WR/DB FR 81 BRADY HAYNES WR/DB SO 82 EMMANUAL CORTEZ K JR 84 CRISTIAN RANGEL WR FR 85 ANDREW RIVERA WR FR 86 ETHAN DEMPSEY WR FR 87 JOSE RANGEL WR FR 89 KENNETH HUDSON RB FR 92 BRAXTON JOHNSON TE FR 94 AARON GUTIERREZ LB FR 96 CHRISTIAN VARGAS DL SR 97 CHARLES CHAPPELLE LB FR 99 JEFFSON LOCKE TE/LB JR 2022 ROSTER DALTON HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 7-AAAAA
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Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?
Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?
Experienced, mature, hardworking, intelligent, and physical.
A Bryce Travillian (TE/LB), Kaden Swope (QB), Paxton McCrary (RB), and Payton Newman (TE/DL).
A We won some gutsy games last year. We are often in close games, and because this group has experience winning in the fourth quarter, that con fidence will carry over.
A We play faster than we are because of the mental edge our players have formed through understanding their roles and assignments, as well as the extreme effort they give. COACH SLAUGHTERE.K. SWOPE TYLER CHEATWOODPAXTON MCCRARY
Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?
A Staying healthy, leaders boldly stepping into their roles, and con sistent growth throughout the year.
Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?
The caliber of person we have on our team. We have amazing young men who excel on and off the field. When you have strong moral charac ter as a foundation, the football part comes much easier.
A Time. We have a limited amount of time to impact the players God has given us to coach. It is a privilege to coach these amazing young men in our program. I want to maximize the oppor tunity we have to develop these guys as men and players. Every day is a gift.
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HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 7-AAAA
Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?
Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?
Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?
GA DIVISION 7-AAAA / HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL There is only one team on our schedule, and it is Heritage High. We are the opponent every day of the season, and especially on Friday nights. We have countless opportunities ev ery single day for success. If we can have victory over ourselves, we believe this will give us the best opportunity to win on the scoreboard as well. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTRINGGOLD (A) 26 EAST HAMILTON (A) 92SEPTEMBERLFO(H)RIDGELAND (H) 23 CHATTANOOGA PREP (H) 30 SOUTHEAST WHITFIELD (A) 7OCTOBERCEDARTOWN (H) 21 NORTHWEST WHITFIELD (A) 28 SONORAVILLE (H) 4NOVEMBERCENTRAL (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: E.K. Slaughter (15 yrs. as a head coach, 9th as head coach at Heritage) DIVISION/REGION: GA 7-AAAA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 6-4 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 3rd MASCOT: Generals STATS BRYCE TRAVILLIAN PHOTOS BY BILLY WEEKS AND HERITAGE SNAPSHOTS TOUSSAINTSEMAJ FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 225
226 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 JC ARMOUR WR/DB JR 2 DREW DIETZ DB SR 2 NOAH AWOTULA WR/DB FR 3 PAXTON MCCRARY RB SR 4 PAYTON NEWMAN TE/DL SR 4 CONNOR COOPER WR/DB FR 5 LANDON CANSLER RB/DB SR 6 JD BLACK WR/DB SR 7 BRYCE TRAVILLIAN TE/LB SR 8 JAROD BARNES DL SR 8 TALAN DEFOOR WR/DB FR 9 CHIPPER GRAYSON K SR 9 JAKE COLLETT K FR 10 KADEN SWOPE QB SR 11 MAX OWENS WR/DB JR 11 JONATHAN DRISCOLL LB FR 12 TYLER CHEATWOOD WR/DB SR 12 AARON PURSLEY LB/H FR 13 TRISTAN SIMMONS WR/DB SO 14 JONATHAN GLOVER LB SR 15 BRAYDEN SLAUGHTER RB/LB FR 16 KILLIAN SMITH LB SO 17 TANNER HALL LB JR 18 BRADY CHANDLER QB JR 19 EVAN TURNER LB SR 19 AYDEN HARMON WR/DB FR 20 AUSTIN PALMER WR/DB JR 21 MATTHEW ADAIR DB SR 22 DREW BRADLEY RB/DB JR 23 CODY BRYAN WR/DB FR 24 BRYCE DYE WR/DB SO 25 GRANT STEELE DB SR 26 ANDREW MOORE WR/DB JR 26 MATTHEW NERREN WR/DB FR 27 JOSH BUTLER LB/H FR 28 NOAH PIERCE LB SO 28 COLIN GIRARD WR/DB FR 29 JAKE BYOUS LB SO 30 JACOB DAWSON RB SO 30 LOGAN CHEATWOOD WR/DB FR 31 LUCAS REDWINE LB/H FR 32 SPENCER GREENE DL JR 33 EVAN WINGROVE LB JR 33 LANDON HOOVER WR/DB FR 34 ALEX DYE WR/DB SO 35 CHASE DYE WR/DB SO 36 COLE HUGHES QB FR 40 AUSTIN BAILEY WR/DB SO # NAME POS. YR. 40 CULLEN COOPER WR/DB FR 41 TRAVIS FAULKNER LB SO 43 HUNTER ZANATY LB/H SO 44 COOPER CHAPPELEAR LB/H FR 45 JAY WILLIAMS LB JR 47 JACOB BRADLEY WR/DB SO 50 BRODY WINKLES DL JR 51 CADEN WALLING OL/LB JR 52 RHETT MCDONALD OL/LB JR 53 HAYDEN HENRY OL/DL SO 54 RIVER HEISLER OL/DL SO 55 CALEB HENDERSON LB JR 56 PEYTON HATFIELD OL/DL SO 56 MASON FLYNN OL/DL FR 57 MILES CLARK OL/DL JR 58 AVERY BRADEN OL/DL SO 59 ELI RICHARDSON OL/DL SR 60 SHAN MINERS OL/DL FR 61 SEMAJ TOUSSAINT OL/DL JR 62 LANE HALL OL/DL JR 63 BEN LOKEY OL/DL SR 63 EVAN PEEL OL/DL FR 64 LANDON WOOTEN OL/DL SO 65 KADEN AARON OL/DL SO 65 JACKSON FOUTS OL/DL FR 66 JOHN HURST OL/DL SR 67 LANDEN EDGE OL/DL JR 68 MEGH PATEL OL/DL FR 69 ANTHONY CARROLL OL/DL SO 70 MASON WEAVER OL JR 71 CARTER SMITH OL/DL SO 71 DANIEL SMITH OL/DL FR 72 BRYCE SMITH OL/DL FR 73 CHRISTIAN WALL OL/DL SO 75 CHASE ADAMS OL/DL FR 77 KNOWLEDGE BARNES OL/DL SO 78 DYLAN HODGES OL/DL SR 78 LUCAS HENSON OL/DL FR 80 TALEN HAIRSTON WR/DB JR 81 KADEN TAYLOR WR/DB FR 82 KRUSH PATEL WR/LB FR 85 SILAS BURGESS WR/DB FR 2022 ROSTER HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 7-AAAA
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NORTHWEST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 7-AAAA Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A We have nine strong returning starters, of which many have been starting for our football team since they were sophomores. We will look directly to them for the leadership needed for us to obtain our goals for this upcom ing season. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A The main key will be the improve ment of our returning players. How ever, ultimately the true success of our team will hinge on how well the new starters play. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Dominique Smith (RB/DB), Jax Brooker (RB/LB), Conner Cummings (LB), Ike Ralston (LB), Owen Brooker (QB/DB), Hudson Gray (WR/DB), Brax ton Floyd (WR/DB), Jase Talley (WR/ LB), Jaxon Greeson (OL/DL), and Gyan Gomez (OL/DL). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A I believe we have strong senior leadership, experience in key posi tions, and good overall team speed. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Early season position battles, de velopment of new players, and team chemistry is always important. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A Offensively, we will utilize an HBack more. Defensively, we are more willing with an experienced sec ondary to vary the coverages we show. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE OUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Our team speed is in good shape. Our defense runs well at all 11 po sitions. With our wide receivers, we have good, deep threats that must be respected. ROBINSONJOSHCOACH IKE RALSTON JAX BROOKER OWEN BROOKER 228 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
GA DIVISION 7-AAAA / NORTHWEST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL Our schedule is challenging. We must learn lessons while winning football games in nonregion play. We have four teams on our non-region schedule coming off playoff appearances. We need to use this strong schedule to help catapult us into a tough region that only got more challenging with the ad dition of a talented Sonoraville team and a local rival in South east. We must have great team chemistry and stay healthy to have a productive season. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTPEPPERELL (A) 26 COAHULLA CREEK (A) 2SEPTEMBERRINGGOLD (H) 9 NORTH MURRAY (A) 16 DARLINGTON (A) 30 SONORAVILLE (A) 7OCTOBERSOUTHEAST WHITFIELD (H) 21 HERITAGE (H) 28 CENTRAL (A) 4NOVEMBERCEDARTOWN (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Josh Robinson (12 yrs. as a head coach, 12th as head coach at Northwest Whitfield) DIVISION/REGION: GA 7-AAAA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 8-4 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 2nd MASCOT: Bruins STATS BRAXTON FLOYD JASE TALLEY HUDSON GRAY PHOTOS COURTESY OF NORTHWEST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL DOMINIQUE SMITH FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 229
230 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 RAYVON FOSTER WR/DB SO 2 HUDSON GRAY WR/DB JR 3 REECE COWART DB SR 4 GAVIN NUCKOLLS QB/WR FR 5 CADEN RAMSEY RB/DB SO 6 CAMERON COLLINS RB/LB SO 7 BRAXTON FLOYD WR/DB SR 8 HARRISON DANIEL WR/DB JR 10 AKENDRIS DOUGLAS WR/DB SO 11 MYLES MAYS WR/DL SO 12 BRECKIN SIRMANS WR/DB JR 13 ISAIAH FOSTER WR/DB JR 14 GRANT HOLDER K SR 15 OWEN BROOKER QB/DB SR 16 HOLDEN LANE WR/DB SR 18 DAWSON WHITMORE LB JR 19 AUSTIN COOLEY WR/DB JR 20 SHAWN DAVIDSON WR/DB SO 21 WILL SEAY LB JR 22 NATHAN SMITH WR/DB SO 24 KADE MIRANDA RB/LB JR 25 DOMINIQUE SMITH RB/DB SR 26 SAM CROSSEN LB SO 27 CAMDEN GAZAWAY WR/DB SO 28 IKE RALSTON LB SR 29 KODY HAMMONTREE WR/DB JR 30 DOMINICK JOHNSON RB/LB SO 32 TONY BURNECKE RB/LB SO 33 JACE PATTERSON WR/LB SO 34 CONNER THOMAS DL/LB JR 35 MASON MAYS RB/DB FR 37 GRIFFEN MCCUTCHEON WR/LB SO 38 JAX BROOKER RB/LB SR 40 ERRON DUNCAN WR/DB SO # NAME POS. YR. 43 AVERY O’NEAL DL JR 45 CONNER CUMMINGS LB SR 47 EVAN HAND DL JR 50 JACKSON DAVIS OL/DL JR 51 JAXON HOLT OL/DL SR 52 CRISTOBOL CAMPOS OL/DL JR 53 COLTON HARRINGTON OL/DL SO 54 CLAYTON MCCLURE OL/DL SO 55 ETHAN HOOKER OL/DL SO 56 JAXON GREESON OL/DL SR 57 CAIDEN CRYSEL OL/DL SO 59 GYAN GOMEZ OL/DL SR 61 KENDRICK HINDS OL/DL SO 62 EVERETT WILLIAMS OL/DL SO 63 BRYANT STANLEY OL/DL SO 64 ANDREW WELCH OL/DL SO 65 BRYCE BRYANT OL/DL SR 66 JAKE BIELLING OL/DL SR 68 ADRIAN MADRIGAL OL/DL SO 70 LOGAN CLINE OL/DL SO 71 LANDON EUBANKS OL/DL SO 72 KALEB HUGHES OL/DL JR 74 COOPER BRYSON DL SO 75 COOPER KING OL/DL SO 77 CAID COMBS OL/DL JR 80 LOGAN STAFFORD WR/DB SO 82 CARSON HAMES WR/DB SO 86 CHANCE WHITFIELD WR/DB SO 88 JASE TALLEY WR/LB SR 2022 ROSTER NORTHWEST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 7-AAAA
A We improved in all aspects of the game last season. We ended the season on a good win. We have a lot of those players back, and they are want ing to meet all of their goals. ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR?
Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? No. HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?
A Zander Burkett (OL/DL), Jayden Calhoun (OL/DL), Brett Cole (TE/ LB), Brady Ensley (RB/LB), Brayden Miles (QB/DB), Anthony Ramirez (RB/ DB), Andreas Rios (OL/DL), Daniel Fran co (RB/LB), and Jacob Layman (QB/DB).
A Make sure to have FUN. After all, it’s still a game.
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A Our team speed is better than last season. Our defense gets to the ball in a hurry.
Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?
Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?
Driven – this group is working hard to execute and achieve their goals. WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? Senior leadership will be a big key to this season’s success.
A This group has a good team chem istry – they are playing for each other. Also, we have a good core of returning starters. WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?
A Injuries. We can’t afford to have injuries.
Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?
SOUTHEAST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 7-AAAA Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?
BRADY ENSLEY GA DIVISION 7-AAAA / SOUTHEAST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL We are entering back into the 7-AAAA region this season. I am very excited about this upcom ing season. I feel our team will compete well and turn some heads before the season is over. This group is willing to do what it takes to succeed. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTCOOSA (A) 26 GORDON CENTRAL (A) 2SEPTEMBERGORDON LEE (H) 16 ARMUCHEE (H) 23 DRUID HILLS (H) 30 HERITAGE (H) 7OCTOBERNORTHWEST WHITFIELD (A) 21 CENTRAL (H) 28 CEDARTOWN (A) 4NOVEMBERSONORAVILLE (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Todd Murray (3 yrs. as a head coach, 3rd as head coach at Southeast Whitfield) DIVISION/REGION: GA 7-AAAA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 2-8 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: N/A (Non-region schedule) MASCOT: Raiders STATS PHOTOS BY CLC PHOTOGRAPHY JACOB LAYMAN BRETT COLE FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 233
234 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 ANTHONY RAMIREZ RB/DB SR 2 BRAYDEN MILES QB/DB SR 3 MATTHEW BROCK RB/LB SR 4 MASON WILLIAMS QB/DB FR 5 DANIEL FRANCO RB/LB JR 6 REAGAN GAZAWAY QB/DB FR 7 ELIJAH COUCH WR/DB JR 8 MATTHEW WILCOX RB/DB SR 9 IAN LIVELY QB/DB JR 10 SAMUEL HARPER RB/LB SR 11 JESSE NAVA WR/DB SR 12 BRANDON TAPIA RB/DB FR 13 JACOB LAYMAN QB/DB JR 14 RODRIGO HERNANDEZ RB/DB FR 15 OSIEL MENDOZA RB/DB JR 16 ANGEL GLORIA RB/LB FR 17 CULLY ROBERTS WR/DB FR 18 JAKE HASTEY WR/DB JR 19 LOGAN PHILLIPS RB/DB FR 20 BRANDON NIX RB/LB JR 21 BRADY ENSLEY RB/LB SR 22 KOBE JEFFERY RB/DL JR 23 FRANCISCO LUNA WR/DB JR 24 KALEB PADILLA RB/LB JR 25 WILLIAM TRIANA WR/DB SR 26 ABRAHAM RODRIGUEZ RB/LB FR 28 NOAH SINGLETON RB/LB SO 31 ALEX UNDERWOOD RB/DB FR 32 PATRICK LAWSON RB/LB FR 33 GENESIS MCLESTER WR/DL SR 34 CHANDLER PROMAN RB/LB FR 35 ALBERTO RIOS RB/LB SO 36 EVAN BRANSON TE/LB JR 37 EDU GREATHOUSE RB/DB FR # NAME POS. YR. 41 FERNANDO RANGEL RB/LB FR 42 HUNTER ROGERS TE/LB SO 43 JOHN HERNANDEZ TE/LB FR 45 WYKEM TEASLEY OL/DL JR 46 ABIEL HERNANDEZ OL/DL JR 48 LUIS FAMILIA OL/DL FR 51 IVAN CANO OL/DL FR 52 ALEJANDRO MALDENADO OL/LB FR 53 ZANDER BURKETT OL/DL SR 54 ALAN HERRERA OL/DL FR 55 ESAI LANE OL/DL JR 56 CARLOS RAMOS OL/DL FR 57 ALEXIS AZURDIA OL/DL FR 58 SEAN DAVIS OL/DL FR 59 ROBERTO RIOS OL/DL SO 60 JOSEPH MORALES OL/DL JR 61 CHRISTIAN RODRIGUEZ OL/DL SO 62 BRYAN CRUZ OL/DL SR 64 JASON ESCOBAR OL/DL SO 65 GUNNER LOCKHART OL/DL FR 67 JOSHUA HURTADO OL/DL SO 69 TREVOR ROBERSON OL/DL JR 72 ANTHONY LOZANO OL/DL FR 75 ANDREAS RIOS OL/DL SR 77 JAYDEN CALHOUN OL/DL SR 78 NOAH CAMPBELL OL/DL SO 79 GUSTAVO ALCANTARA OL/DL FR 81 BRETT COLE TE/LB SR 83 BRANDON GOMEZ RB/DB FR 84 ARELI CELIS WR/DB SO 85 TYRONE HAMILTON WR/DB SO 86 BRAYDEN CAMPBELL WR/DB SO 87 GAEL SOLIS WR/DB SR 88 HOGAN POWELL WR/DB FR 2022 ROSTER SOUTHEAST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 7-AAAA
COAHULLA CREEK HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 6-AAA Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A We have a lot of guys returning who have played a lot of football. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Developing depth up front. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Kace Kinnamon (QB), Will Douglas (RB/LB), and Manny Dominguez (WR/DB). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A Experience and overall team speed. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Depth. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A We are coming off the best season in school history. We need to build off that. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A Little things both win and lose you games. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A No. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Our skill guys all run well. WILSONDANNYCOACH EION KEENER MANNY DOMINGUEZ WILL DOUGLAS 236 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
GA DIVISION 6-AAA / COAHULLA CREEK HIGH SCHOOL I’ve been coaching for 35 years now, and this is a team that is hard to predict. They have the talent to win a lot of games, but if depth does not show up, it could cause some serious prob lems. If we can stay healthy and have some depth step up, we could be the best team that has been at this school. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTMURRAY CO. (H) 26 NORTHWEST WHITFIELD (H) 9SEPTEMBERCHATTOOGA (A) 16 RIDGELAND (H) 23 LFO (A) 30 GORDON LEE (H) 7OCTOBERRINGGOLD (A) 21 BREMEN (H) 28 LAFAYETTE (A) 4NOVEMBERADAIRSVILLE (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Danny Wilson (15 yrs. as a head coach, 3rd as head coach at Coahulla Creek) DIVISION/REGION: GA 6-AAA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 4-6 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 7th MASCOT: Colts STATS TYSON KING KACE KINNAMON AIDEN PATTERSON PHOTOS BY PAUL THRESS FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 237
238 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 KACE KINNAMON QB SR 2 KOBE KING WR/DB FR 3 SHAWN BAILEY WR/DB FR 5 AIDEN PATTERSON WR/DB SR 6 CARSON WEAVER RB/LB SO 7 BEAU GOODWIN WR/DB SR 8 MARC SOLIS WR/DB JR 9 KARIM BRADLEY RB/LB JR 10 TYSON KING WR/DB SR 11 CHASE WARD QB/LB JR 13 KEITH COLLINS WR/DB JR 14 NATE TILLEY WR/DB JR 15 ANDREW RUSSELL QB/DB SO 16 YOSHUA MORAN RB/DB FR 17 TAY BROGDON WR/DB JR 20 CHRIS EWART RB/LB FR 23 MANNY DOMINGUEZ WR/DB SR 24 PAYTON GORDON RB/LB SR 26 LOGAN FOWLER K SR 30 ISAIAH LUA WR/DB FR 33 LEVI LOWERY RB/DL JR 34 WILL DOUGLAS RB/LB SR 39 COLE OGLE DE SR 49 CALEB TEASLEY TE/DL SR 50 HUDSON MARDIS OL SR 52 NATHAN GUESS DL FR # NAME POS. YR. 53 JESUS VIEYRA OL/LB JR 54 ALEX GONIEA OL/DL JR 55 CAMERON BRYANT OL/DL FR 56 DESTINY BASSETT OL/DL JR 59 EION KEENER OL/LB SR 60 NICHOLAS BOWMAN OL/DL FR 61 JAXON MILLSAPS OL/LB FR 62 PAYTON OWEN OL/DL FR 64 JOHN LOPEZ OL/DL SO 65 OLDO LOPEZ OL/DL FR 68 ROBBIE WIGGINS OL/DL SR 71 ISAAC MCGILL OL/DL SO 72 DAVID SCOGGINS OL/DL FR 73 MARCUS PENN OL/DL FR 74 JACKSON LOWERY OL/DL FR 76 CHEVY JOYCE OL/DL FR 77 MARC LOPEZ OL/DL SO 78 COLBY EWART OL/DL FR 80 JOSH HOLDEN TE/DL FR 82 HUDSON COLLINS TE/DL FR 83 GREG CHRISTIE WR/DB FR 87 MICHAEL RIVERA K SO 2022 ROSTER COAHULLA CREEK HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 6-AAA
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GORDON LEE HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 6-AAA Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A This team is excited for the new challenge of playing in an AAA region. The teams in our new region are very close, so the region games should generate a lot of excitement. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Building depth. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Sam Carswell (TE), Nolan Dotson (OL/DL), Timy Duke (TE), Reece Eldridge (OL/DL), Tyler Forester (RB/LB), Robert Henson (WR/DB), Gabe Lowe (OL/DL), Holt Roberts (RB/FB), Eli Shell (OL), Logan Webb (RB/DL), Sam Wells (OL/DL), Conner Whitman (QB/DB), Kade Cowan (RB/DB), Nate Dunfee (RB/DB), and Brodie Genter (OL/DL). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A Players are responding extremely well to coaching and want to improve every day. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Injuries. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A After making the playoffs for two consecutive years, players under stand what it takes throughout the season to prepare for every game. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A Enjoy every opportunity because it could be your last. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A We have good team speed and smart players who understand our scheme. GROCEJOSHCOACH KADE COWAN HOLT ROBERTS ELI SHELL 240 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
GA DIVISION 6-AAA / GORDON LEE HIGH SCHOOL We have an extremely tough region and non-region schedule this year. Every team we play is a good football team. If this team can have players step up and own certain roles on the team, we will be able to create depth and competition within our team. With depth, we will be able to stay healthy, and with competitive practices, we will be prepared every week. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTTRION (H) 26 ARMUCHEE (H) 2SEPTEMBERSOUTHEAST WHITFIELD (A) 16 BREMEN (H) 23 LAFAYETTE (H) 30 COAHULLA CREEK (A) 7OCTOBERLFO (A) 21 ADAIRSVILLE (A) 28 RIDGELAND (H) 4NOVEMBERRINGGOLD (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Josh Groce (4 yrs. as a head coach, 4th as head coach at Gordon Lee) DIVISION/REGION: GA 6-AAA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 5-6 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 4th MASCOT: Trojans STATS NATE DUNFEE ROBERT HENSON CONNER WHITMAN PHOTOS BY JAN WRIGHT FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 241
242 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 LANDON NORTON RB/DB FR 2 NATE DUNFEE RB/DB SR 2 DUSTIN DAY QB/DL FR 3 JACKSON ELLIS K SR 4 JAMES DAVIS WR/DB FR 5 NOAH GARRISON WR/DB FR 6 KADE COWAN RB/DB SR 7 ROBERT HENSON WR/DB SR 8 BRYSIN OLIVER RB/DB FR 9 PEYTON GROCE RB/DB FR 10 PAYTON CAUTHORN QB SO 11 HURLEY MCALLISTER WR/DB FR 14 KADEN ELLIS WR/DB FR 15 JAMES SHAFER WR/DB FR 16 JACKSON BIGGS WR/DB JR 17 TYLER FORESTER RB/LB SR 19 GARRETT GASS WR/DB SO 20 CARSON WALKER WR/DB FR 21 LAYNE PARRISH RB/DL SO 22 AVERY BLOODWORTH RB/LB SO 23 BROCK CRUTCHFIELD RB/DB SO 24 CONNER WHITMAN QB/DB SR 26 HOLT ROBERTS RB/FB SR 27 GARRETT ROSS RB/LB FR 28 LANE VAUGHN RB/LB FR 29 LOGAN WEBB RB/DL SR 30 JOSH STONE WR/DB FR 31 DJ PARKER RB/LB JR 32 DALTON RUSSELL RB/LB SO 33 SAM CARSWELL TE SR 34 HARRISON WALKER RB/LB SO 35 SAM SARTIN TE/DL SO # NAME POS. YR. 36 CORBIN KEITH RB/LB JR 37 TIMY DUKE TE SR 38 CANNON VANN RB/LB JR 41 EASTON YATES TE/DL FR 42 NOAH ROBINSON TE/DL JR 43 BRODY HICKMAN WR/DB JR 44 SILAS GASAWAY OL/DL SO 45 GABE DAUGHERTY TE/DL SO 50 BRODIE GENTER OL/DL SR 51 BRAXTON MCDONALD OL/DL SO 52 MASON DOUGHERTY OL/DL FR 53 GRIFFIN MOORE OL/DL FR 54 BEN GILLIAM OL/DL JR 55 JOE GILLIAM OL/DL FR 56 MICHAEL BRANAM OL/LB JR 57 NOLAN DOTSON OL/DL SR 59 LEVI GENTRY OL/LB SO 60 COLE DERRYBERRY OL/LB FR 63 MAGUIRE ROBERTS OL/DL FR 64 TANNER MAYNOR OL/LB JR 65 SAM WELLS OL/DL SR 66 JOSHUA MURTAUGH OL/DL FR 68 ELY STEVENS OL/DL SO 70 REECE ELDRIDGE OL/DL SR 70 GABE LOWE OL/DL SR 71 LOUIS PINEDA OL/DL SR 72 COLTON BAKER OL/DL JR 74 JONAH DAVENPORT OL/DL SO 75 BEN LOCKHART OL/DL FR 77 CADEN OLIVER OL/DL SO 79 ELI SHELL OL SR 80 BRYSON JOHNSON WR/K SO 82 TRIPP JONES WR/DB SO 2022 ROSTER GORDON LEE HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 6-AAA
LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 6-AAA Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A The biggest difference is our im provement in speed and overall number of players from what we had last year. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Finding a way to score more points while continuing to play good de fense. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Austin Tucker (RB/LB), Jaden Morris (WR/DB), Chase Hughes (OL/DL), and Sam Hall (WR/DB). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A We have really good kids who work extremely hard and really enjoy playing football. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Finding quality backups to fill in when needed. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A Last year, we lost some close games because we could not ei ther score when needed or get a big stop when needed. This off-season, we worked on being more competitive and finishing all that we do. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A Winning and losing happens when you can decrease the number of mistakes you make and the ability to take advantage of situations that will help you win. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A We have worked extremely hard to improve our overall team speed and feel like we have done that. SCOTTANDYCOACH JACOB BROWN NICK ADAMS SAM HALL 244 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
GA DIVISION 6-AAA / LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL I believe we can have a good team. Our players have worked hard in the weight room, and we had a great spring practice. Our numbers have increased, and we are excited to continue to build something special here in LaFayette. We have a great senior class that has played together for a long time and knows how to win. We are look ing forward to our new region and hope to compete for a playoff spot. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTCHATTOOGA (A) 26 TRION (H) 9SEPTEMBERSONORAVILLE (H) 16 RINGGOLD (H) 23 GORDON LEE (A) 30 ADAIRSVILLE (H) 7OCTOBERBREMEN (A) 21 LFO (H) 28 COAHULLA CREEK (H) 4NOVEMBERRIDGELAND (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Andy Scott (13 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at LaFayette) DIVISION/REGION: GA 6-AAA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 4-6 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 6th MASCOT: Ramblers STATS JADEN MORRIS TUCKERAUSTIN PHOTOS COURTESY OF LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOLJACOB BROWN FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 245
246 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 PORTER SENTELL QB/DB FR 2 KADIN SMITH WR/DB SR 3 SAM HALL WR/DB SR 4 KHALAS FINLEY QB/DB SO 5 JONAH NEAL WR/DB SR 6 TORREY HARRIS DB SR 7 AUSTIN TUCKER RB/LB SR 9 JACOB BROWN K/P SR 11 ZACH BARRETT QB SR 13 AJ THOMPSON TE/DL JR 14 JACOB GROVES WR/DB JR 15 BLAZE STONE WR/DB JR 16 DAX EDWARDS QB/DB FR 17 JADEN MORRIS WR/DB SR 18 SHANE JOHNSON LB SO 19 DAWSON LOSH LB JR 20 KADEN MILLER WR/DB JR 21 BRYSON CLEGHORN RB/DB FR 22 RICKY JACKSON DL SR 23 BRADEN JONES DB JR 24 NICK ADAMS K/P SR 25 JAYVEN WILLIAMS WR/DB FR 26 GAVIN CRIDER WR/DB JR 27 DAWSON PENDERGRASS RB/DB JR 29 BRENNON BEAVERS RB/LB FR 30 KAYLE DUNCAN LB SO 33 ANDREW MARTIN K/P 8 34 NATE CAMPBELL RB/LB FR 35 GABE WARREN WR/DB JR 36 JOSEPH BROWN WR/DB FR 37 BRADY WILSON WR/LB FR 38 DYLAN HENTON WR/DB FR 39 JORDON RIDLEY WR/DB FR 40 CARTER RUDD DB JR 41 AIDEN CARROLL WR/DB FR 42 RYAN BRADFORD LB SR 43 BRENNAN BALLARD WR/DB FR 44 VLADIMIR PLOTT WR/DB FR 45 NICK WHITEFIELD LB SO 46 CODY DAVIS RB/LB JR 47 RICARDO CARDONA LB FR 48 MARCUS CORBIN WR/DB FR 49 AVERY DAVIS WR/DB FR 51 MONTANA JONES LB SO 52 ETHAN COLBERT OL/DL FR 53 IAN HARRISON OL/DL SR 54 JAIDYN SIMPSON OL/DL FR 55 NICHOLAS CIGALINA LB SO # NAME POS. YR. 56 MICHAEL HAMILTON OL JR 57 NICK SHROPSHIRE OL JR 58 ETHAN RAINWATER K/LB SO 59 KEVIN PATTON OL/DL FR 60 NOAH DAVENPORT OL/DL FR 61 BRYAR HARTLINE OL/DL JR 62 GAVIN CARTER OL/DL FR 63 CALE SCHOLTZ OL/DL FR 64 LANDON HENDERSON OL/DL SO 65 LOGAN KENDRICK OL/DL JR 66 ELIJAH RAPIER OL/DL FR 67 EVAN LEMING OL/DL JR 68 JAMES BYERLY OL/DL FR 69 ELIJAH TRAMMELL OL/DL JR 71 BENJAMIN FOLEY OL/DL SO 72 JACK HARRIS OL/DL SO 73 NOAH JOHNSON OL/DL JR 74 BRAXTON KILGO OL/DL FR 75 CHASE HUGHES OL/DL SR 77 LADARIUS HORTON OL/DL SO 78 RILEY HELTON OL/DL JR 79 NYK BURSE DL SR 79 LUCAS HALL DL JR 80 LANDON HASTY WR/DB FR 81 CELL NICHOLAS WR/DB FR 82 EVAN WILLIAMS WR/DE SR 84 LATEL GOHLER WR/DB FR 85 PARKER GRECO WR/DB FR 86 BRODY HODSON WR/DB FR 87 CONNER CAMPBELL WR/DB FR 88 JUDE GODFREY WR JR 89 PHILLIP FRAISER WR/DB FR 90 JACOB KISH WR/DB FR 91 BRYSON STOKER WR/LB FR 97 CHANDLER SCOTT K/P FR 98 BRODY SAINE OL/DL FR 2022 ROSTER LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 6-AAA
LAKEVIEW-FORT OGLETHORPE HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 6-AAA Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Hungry. We are ready to compete in all areas of the game. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Offensive line play will be key for us this year. After graduating four of fensive linemen, we are looking for key players to step up like Carter Wilson, Brock Donnahoo, Bryce Goins, and Hayden Goins. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Gabe Helton (RB/DB), Donnie Brown (RB/DB), Trevon Gott (WR/ DB), Dylan Blankenship (QB), Brody Benton (FB/LB), and Carter Wilson (TE/ DL). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A From the freshmen to the seniors, they are ready to compete every day. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Inexperience in our learning of the new offense, defense, and special team systems. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A Depth on the roster. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A Yes, we have a whole new staff at LFO and will be based out of the spread offense and an even front defense. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Our team’s speed is good. BRYANMACCOACH GABE HELTON TREVON GOTT BRYSON SULLIVAN BRODY BENTON 248 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
BROCK DONNAHOO DYLAN BLANKENSHIP GA DIVISION 6-AAA / LAKEVIEW-FORT OGLETHORPE HIGH SCHOOL We have to have a great summer and pre-season to be ready for week one. We have new sys tems on both sides of the ball, and we have great participation from now until the start of the season. We are still working hard to get stronger as a football team, and the summer will be important for that development. The region is very good with quality programs. Our goal will be to improve each day and then each week during the season. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTGILMER (H) 26 MURRAY CO. (A) 2SEPTEMBERHERITAGE (A) 16 ADAIRSVILLE (H) 23 COAHULLA CREEK (H) 30 RIDGELAND (A) 7OCTOBERGORDON LEE (H) 21 LAFAYETTE (A) 28 RINGGOLD (H) 4NOVEMBERBREMEN (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Mac Bryan (26 yrs. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at LFO) DIVISION/REGION: GA 6-AAA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 1-9 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 8th MASCOT: Warriors STATS CARTER WILSON PHOTOS COURTESY OF LAKEVIEW-FORT OGLETHORPE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 249
250 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 2 LADARIUS BUNCH WR/DB SR 3 DONNIE BROWN RB/DB SR 4 JARED MITCHELL WR/DB FR 6 ELIJAH DANIELS WR/DB FR 7 CARSON GOFF QB/DB SO 8 BRODY BENTON FB/LB SR 9 BRYSON SULLIVAN WR/K SR 10 WYATT MAYE QB/DB JR 11 GRAYDEN JOHNSON RB/DB JR 12 AYDEN BENNETT WR/DB JR 13 THOMAS LONG WR/DB FR 14 BLAINE DAVIS WR/DB SO 15 DYLAN BLANKENSHIP QB SR 17 HUNTER SAWYER WR/DB FR 19 AUSTIN BROWN WR/RB JR 20 GABE HELTON RB/DB SR 21 TREVON GOTT WR/DB SR 22 NATHANIEL SAMPLES RB/LB SO 23 JACOB FAULK WR/LB JR 26 KENDALL CHUMLEY WR/DB JR 27 MICHAEL KEITH WR/DB SO 28 CALEB MCGILL RB/LB SR 29 JULIUS BRYANT WR/DB SO 30 JOSH CANADA RB/LB FR 31 BRODI RIZZO RB/LB SR 32 ZAKK BAILEY WR/DB SO 33 RANDY FLOYD K SO 34 XANDER BEDDINGTON RB/LB SR 35 BRYSON GANN WR/DB SO 36 STONE HARRIS RB/LB JR 37 JORDAN NINTIRAT WR/DB JR 38 LEVI HARWELL RB/LB JR 39 MATTHEW BOYNTON RB/LB JR 40 PAYTON SIMPSON RB/LB JR # NAME POS. YR. 41 TAYLOR DOWNEY RB/LB FR 42 MICHAEL BENNETT WR/DB SO 43 TYLER ENTREKIN RB/LB SO 44 KEEGAN KINSEY RB/LB FR 45 BLAKE RIZZO DL/LB SO 46 KENYATTA MAYS WR/DB FR 47 SETH MAYBERRY WR/DB SO 48 TRAVIS GADDIS RB/LB JR 49 BRENDAN WILLARD RB/LB JR 50 KEAGAN COOK OL/DL SO 51 BROCK DONNAHOO OL/DL JR 52 NOAH MAYBERRY OL/DB FR 53 CARTER WILSON TE/DL SR 55 HAYDEN GOINS OL/DL JR 56 KYLER CRAWFORD OL/DL FR 59 JOSH CONNER OL/DL FR 60 RYLAN HUGHES OL/DL SO 62 TRISTAN KILGORE OL/DL FR 64 LANDEN LARSEN OL/DL FR 66 JEVON GREEN OL/DL SR 68 NOAH GROSS OL/DL FR 69 JUSTIN MCNABB OL/DL SR 70 OBED ANDRES OL/DL SO 72 TITUS JEFFERS OL/DL FR 75 MALACHI BEDDINGTON OL/DL SO 77 BRYCE GOINS OL/DL JR 78 BENTLEY MCDOUGAL OL/DL SR 81 JAKE KENNEY WR/DB FR 82 JORDAN DEAN WR/DB FR 83 PARKER PIATT WR/DB FR 85 RANDALL PASEUR WR/DB FR 86 COLE PILCHER WR/LB FR 87 MALACHI ESPY WR/DL FR 2022 ROSTER LAKEVIEW-FORT OGLETHORPE HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 6-AAA
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RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 6-AAA Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Excited. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A How the older players adapt and lead new systems and a new stan dard and how the younger players compete against older opponents. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Chase Watkins (QB/LB), Carson Middleton (OL/DL), Hayden Kerr (OL/DL), Darrian Burks (WR/DB), and Parker Metcalf (OB/LB). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A Players buying into new systems and standards and are not afraid to work. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A Missed opportunities for growth. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A N/A Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A N/A Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A Yes. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Above average. PRITCHETTCRAIGCOACH HAYDEN KERR AIDEN RUSSELL MALACHI HUTCHINSON JORDAN MONTGOMERY 252 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
GA DIVISION 6-AAA / RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL The team’s success will be built on the belief and confidence that the players can build in a short amount of time with new schemes and new standards in place. The team is working hard in the weight room and offseason workouts. A good mix of older players with some exciting young players gives us a chance to compete in the new region. COACH’S VIEW 26AUGUSTNORTH COBB CHRISTIAN (A) 2SEPTEMBERNORTH MURRAY (H) 9 HERITAGE (A) 16 COAHULLA CREEK (A) 23 BREMEN (A) 30 LFO (H) 7OCTOBERADAIRSVILLE (H) 21 RINGGOLD (H) 28 GORDON LEE (A) 4NOVEMBERLAFAYETTE (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Craig Pritchett (8 yrs. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at Ridgeland) DIVISION/REGION: GA 6-AAA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 1-9 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 6th MASCOT: Panthers STATS CHASE WATKINS JAVEN LEWIS DARRIAN BURKS PHOTOS BY BAMBARA AVEN PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 253
254 FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 DARRIAN BURKS WR/DB SR 2 WYATT BLEVINS WR/DB JR 3 JAMARI BILLUPS RB/LB FR 4 KAIN BROWN OB/LB SO 6 TRAVIS JOHNSON WR/DB JR 8 CARTER MYERS WR/LB SO 9 JAKOBE TURNER WR/DB SR 10 ETHAN GRAVITT QB/DB SO 12 CHASE WATKINS QB/LB SR 13 ETHAN WATERS QB/DB JR 14 ISAAC SMITH OB/LB SO 15 ELIJAH HOOD WR/DB SR 16 JOSH LANGSTON OB/LB SO 17 ELIJAH WATERS WR/DB FR 18 ELIJAH MCKAMEY WR/DB SO 20 SAM BAILEY WR/DB SO 21 JAKI ELLIOTT WR/LB SO 22 BRAYLON PRITCHETT RB/LB SO 25 QUANTERRIUS FLEETWOOD WR/DB SO 26 SETH BROADUS OB/LB JR 27 MALACHI HUTCHINSON WR/LB JR 29 DEMETREE BATES RB/LB SO 31 TRAYVON CRUTCHER RB/LB FR 33 DONALD BRYSON RB/LB FR 34 HEATH GREGG JR. WR/LB FR 38 AIDEN RUSSELL RB/DB SO 40 EVAN DOYAL OB/LB JR 42 JALEEL CHOICE WR/LB JR 43 TE’SEAN CHOICE WR/DB JR 45 ELI RHODES RB/LB FR 49 ALEX CRONNON RB/LB JR 50 JORDAN MONTGOMERY OL/DL JR 51 MASON JUSTUS OL/DL SO 52 ELIJAH RODEN OL/DL SO # NAME POS. YR. 53 BRAYDEN PLOTT OL/DL FR 54 CARSON MIDDLETON OL/DL JR 55 JAVEN LEWIS OL/DL JR 56 DOMINIC GROCE OL/DL SR 57 JEREMIAH ROBINSON OL/DL FR 59 LEVI WILLIAMS OL/DL SO 60 BRODY HEADRICK OL/DL SR 63 HAYDEN KERR OL/DL JR 64 BRANDON BRYANT OL/DL SO 66 CECIL FARMER OL/DL FR 67 DUSTIN JOHNSON OL/DL FR 68 CADEN DANIEL OL/DL SO 69 JORDAN AL-MATEEN OL/DL JR 70 JJ ADESHINA OL/DL SR 71 ETHAN KENNEDY OL/DL SO 72 NATE HONEYCUTT OL/DL SO 73 ANTHONY HART OL/DL FR 74 LES GRIDER OL/DL SO 75 CHRIS BROOM OL/DL JR 76 AIDAN STONE OL/DL FR 78 AUSTIN GRAVITT OL/DL SO 85 TYLER SHARP OB/DL SO 87 AARON SANDERS OB/DL FR 88 PARKER METCALF OB/LB JR 90 WILLIAM TREDY WR/DB JR 91 BRYSON DUKE WR/DB SO 92 GAGE KOHL K SO 93 BRYAN OJEDA K SO 94 MARIA RONDA K SO 2022 ROSTER RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 6-AAA
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Ty Gilbert (WR/DB), Ross Norman (WR/ DB), Gage Keener (WR/DB), Peyton Wil liams (RB/DB), Riley Broome (TE/DL), Nik Saloney (WR/DB), Jacob Garnica (WR/DB), Beau Boozer (S/DL), Trent Baldwin (WR/LB), Bryson Bethune (WR/DB), Elijah Eaker (RB/ LB), Brady Gray (OL/DL), Jonathan Runyon (OL/DL), Clint Carlock (OL/DL), Myles Hud son (OL/DL), and Jaden Parks (OL/DL). WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? Our kids are wanting to step up and compete for different spots. We have made great strides in the weight room. The leadership and competitiveness we have developed through the weight room should transition to the field. WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? Our younger guys learned how to com pete and how to fight against adverse conditions from last year’s group of seniors. ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? Injury prevention later in the season. WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? We will be very similar on both sides of the ball. HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? Overall, we have an athletic football team. We will see speed in Peyton Wil liams, Kishaun Taylor, Trey Akins, Ty Gil bert, Brayden Boyd, Ross Norman, Jacob Garnica, and Bryson Bethune.
AKINSROBERTCOACH TY GILBERTBRADY GRAY PEYTON WILLIAMS 256 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
RINGGOLD HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 6-AAA Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Young, athletic, and eager. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Staying healthy. Our younger players will have to mature quickly. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?
GA DIVISION 6-AAA / RINGGOLD HIGH SCHOOL We will see a few new faces in region 6-AAA and during our regular season. If we can mature mentally and athletically, we could see much success. We are very excited to see how much our players have learned about leadership and com peting this off-season. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTHERITAGE (H) 2SEPTEMBERNORTHWEST WHITFIELD (A) 9 GILMER (H) 16 LAFAYETTE (A) 23 ADAIRSVILLE (A) 30 BREMEN (H) 7OCTOBERCOAHULLA CREEK (H) 21 RIDGELAND (A) 28 LFO 4NOVEMBER(A)GORDON LEE (H) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Robert Akins (40 yrs. as a head coach, 16th as head coach at Ringgold) DIVISION/REGION: GA 6-AAA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 10-2 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 2nd MASCOT: Tigers STATS MYLES HUDSON MYLES HUDSON BEAU BOOZER CLINT CARLOCK JADEN PARKS PHOTOS BY RINGGOLD TIGER SHOTS FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 257
258 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 TY GILBERT WR/DB SR 2 ROSS NORMAN WR/DB SR 3 KISHAUN TAYLOR RB/DB SO 4 LOGAN MOORE QB/DB FR 5 GAGE KEENER WR/DB SR 6 JAXON DELGADO RB/LB SO 7 PEYTON WILLIAMS RB/DB SR 8 RHETT BLANKENSHIP QB/DB FR 9 RILEY BROOME TE/DL SR 10 NIK SALONEY WR/DB SR 11 JACOB GARNICA WR/DB SR 12 NATE OWNBEY WR/DB SO 13 BEAU BOOZER S/DL SR 14 ZAC STRAWBRIDGE WR/DB SO 15 LOGAN ROBERTS WR/DB SO 16 BRAYDEN BOYD WR/DB SO 17 GARRETT EDGAR QB/DB SO 18 BRAXTON HOLTCAMP QB/DB JR 19 HUDSON MOSS RB/DB JR 20 TRENT BALDWIN WR/LB SR 21 ROSS BURGESS TE/DL FR 22 HADDON FRIES RB/DB FR 23 JUDAH SMITH RB/LB FR 24 BRYSON BETHUNE WR/DB SR 25 CAMERON DANN WR/DB JR 26 ALIJAH BRADBERRY RB/LB JR 27 COLTON GUNN TE/LB SO 28 TREY AKINS WR/DB JR 29 JOHN ROSARIO WR/DB SO 30 ELI PURSLEY WR/DB FR 31 ZACH GAIER WR/DB FR 32 TRELL GRANT WR/DB JR 33 ELIJAH EAKER RB/LB SR 34 DAMIAN WOODARD WR/S JR 35 ELIJAH TIPTON TE/LB SO 36 FALCON DOTSON WR/DB JR 37 WILLIAM MATTHEWS WR/DB FR 39 BLAKE JOHNSON WR/DB FR 40 CHANCE PONCE WR/DB SO 41 GAGE CHAMBERS WR/LB JR 42 CAMDEN DENTON S/DL FR # NAME POS. YR. 43 COLT UNDERDOWN S/DL FR 44 AARON DYER RB/LB FR 45 MARCUS KNIGHT LB JR 46 COLE RUNION WR/DB SO 47 PATRICK HARRIS DB JR 49 BRYCE HART WR/LB SO 50 ERIC MCCUISTON OL/DL JR 51 BRADY GRAY OL/DL SR 52 MATTHEW WRIGHT OL/DL JR 53 BRENT LEE RABY OL/DL JR 54 JACK MEALOR OL/DL JR 55 COLBY BROOM OL/DL FR 56 SLADE SWANEY OL/DL FR 57 CHASE PHILLIPS OL/DL SO 58 JONATHAN RUNYON OL/DL SR 59 MICHAEL BOWLING OL/DL JR 60 CLINT CARLOCK OL/DL SR 61 MASON BROWN OL/DL JR 62 BRYCEN SMIDDY OL/DL FR 63 CAMERON TALLEY TE/DL FR 64 JIM CLARK OL/DL SO 65 COLT FORGEY OL/DL SO 67 TRAVIS TALLEY OL/DL JR 68 LUKE HAROLD OL/DL FR 69 MYLES HUDSON OL/DL SR 70 LANDON HUBBERT OL/DL SO 71 JEREMY CARVER OL/DL SO 72 NOLAN BURCHFIELD OL/DL JR 73 JADEN PARKS OL/DL SR 75 AIDAN HOLCOMB OL/DL JR 76 EASTON BANDY OL/DL FR 77 TAYLOR PIERCE OL/DL SO 80 CONNOR NISWONGER K JR 81 MOHAMD AL DAWDI WR/DB SR 82 JOHNNY GREGORIO WR/DB FR 84 MANUEL SALDANA K SO 85 ISSAC TALLEY K SO 86 WALLY O’DONALD WR/DB SO 87 THATCHER WILBANKS WR/DB JR 88 LAIKEN BROWN WR/DB SO 89 ANDY BEARDEN WR/DB SO 2022 ROSTER RINGGOLD HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 6-AAA
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DADE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 7-A Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A Together. Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? A Staying healthy. Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? A Brody Cooper (QB/DB), Zeke Wheeler (RB/LB), Landon Williams (OL/LB), Zac Counts (OL/DL), and An drew Buffington (OL/DL). Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? A This team doesn’t have any selfish ness right now. They are all focused on the team, and that is evident by how hard they worked in the off-season. Q WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? A That answer will always be depth. We cannot afford injuries. Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A We were region runner-up and hosted a playoff game, so hopefully we can take the next step and play a few weeks in November. Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? A We can play with anyone on our schedule. I think our kids learned that last year. Q WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? A No. Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? A Faster than our opponents think we are, and slower than we want to be. POSTONJEFFCOACH BRAYLON SULLIVAN ZAC COUNTS KADEZEKEPARDUEWHEELER 260 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
LANDON WILLIAMS GA DIVISION 7-A / DADE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL I think we can win the region. We have a group of kids who are eager to prove they can play this game well. Our kids have bought into our program, and they have worked hard. We are stronger now than we were at this time last year. The most exciting thing for me this year is how together this group seems to be. We don’t have any stat chasers or crybabies. If we can stay healthy, we can be a playoff team. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTATHENS ACADEMY (H) 26 NORTH SAND MOUNTAIN (A) 9SEPTEMBERMARION CO. (A) 16 SWAIN CO. (A) 23 DARLINGTON (H) 30 TRION (A) 14OCTOBERCOOSA (H) 21 CHATTOOGA (A) 28 PEPPERELL (H) 4NOVEMBERARMUCHEE (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Jeff Poston (3 yrs. as a head coach, 3rd as head coach at Dade Co.) DIVISION/REGION: GA 7-A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 7-4 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 2nd MASCOT: Wolverines STATS BRODY COOPER PHOTOS BY BRENT COOPER FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 261
262 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 2 JASE ANDERSON WR SO 3 EVAN KOGER RB SO 4 CALEB MASSEY RB/S JR 5 COLTON CHASE S FR 6 ELI STALLINGS S SR 7 GRANT MOORE DL SR 8 DEMETRIUS WALKER WR/S SO 9 BRAYLON SULLIVAN RB/LB JR 10 BRODY COOPER QB/DB SR 11 CARTER CHRISTIANSEN DB SO 12 NICK EACRET WR SR 13 NATE HURST WR FR 14 LEVI MORELAND WR SR 15 BRANDON WILLERSON RB JR 16 GAVIN KOGER DL SR 17 NICK PELL S SR 18 BRYSON SHRADER QB SO 19 ZEKE WHEELER RB/LB SR 20 JUSTIN BRADFORD S JR 21 ANDERSON WINDSOR S FR 22 KADE PARDUE DB SR 24 HAYDEN WARD DB SO 25 AVERY SMITH LB SO 26 JAX GUINN LB JR 27 ELI MASON DB FR 28 RYLAN WHITEHURST LB FR 29 HARLEY RUSSELL WR FR 30 LUCAS COSTLEY DL SR 32 GAVIN CHILDRESS LB SO 33 KYLER PARDUE DB SO # NAME POS. YR. 50 RYKER STANLEY LB SO 51 SOLOMON DOE DL JR 52 LANDON WILLIAMS OL/LB JR 53 EVAN AVANS OL FR 54 BRODY DANIELS OL SO 56 ELI KIMBALL TE/DL JR 57 LANDON OVERTON LB FR 58 ZAC COUNTS OL/DL SR 59 AIDAN KERNS OL SO 60 LANDON LOGAN DL JR 61 CONNER CASH OL SO 62 GAVIN OLIVER DL FR 63 JORDAN CASTELLANOS OL/DL SO 64 JOSH TAYLOR OL FR 66 ETHAN WILLIAMS OL SO 67 PAYTON HASWELL LB SR 72 LEVI RAINES OL/DL FR 73 ANDREW BUFFINGTON OL/DL SR 75 GRAYSON CATES OL/DL SR 76 SEAN CORCORAN OL SR 77 TANNER BLAKE DL SR 78 GABRIEL YARBROUGH OL/DL SO 80 LEONARD RIBY K SR 81 CAROLINE TREMMIER K JR 82 ABIGAIL TREMMIER K JR 84 JOSH BOMAR WR SR 2022 ROSTER DADE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 7-A
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A Daniel Geil (OL/DL), Eli Thomason (RB/LB), Carter Triplett (QB), Jaylon Gay (RB/LB), Tanner Hartley (OL/DL), and Wyatt Brumlow (WR/DB).
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A After three fabulous years that pro duced 27 wins, the football took some crazy bounces that went against us last year. We learned to deal with adver sity and to hang together in tough mo ments. Our team chemistry will be very good.
Creating a great team chemistry, as well as blending the largest senior class in school history with a group of very talented sophomores and juniors.
Q WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?
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A We’ll have a big, physical team in 2022. We should lean on our expe rience with 18 returning starters and several new players who will make big impacts.
Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?
Q ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR?
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Q WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?
Q HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?
CHRISTIAN HERITAGE SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 7-A
Q WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?
A Our size, an All-State defensive player in Geil, a big, athletic quarterback in Triplett, and a stable of running backs in Thomason, Gay, Wooten, and Christopher, and an all-region kicker in Russell.
A We’ll have better-than-average team speed. Our running backs are big, fast players and should be the strength of our squad. BRUMLOW BLANSIT 264 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM
A Last year, we led in the fourth quar ter in six of our seven losses, so we feel like our season could have been completely different. Returning 18 start ers who have been through that should help as we learn how to finish games.
Q WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?
GA DIVISION 7-A / CHRISTIAN HERITAGE SCHOOL I’m proud of this senior group, as we’ve been together for a long time and it’s now their turn to step up. We have a lot of young talent and could start seven sophomores and five juniors in our lineup. Blending the old with the young will be key to our team chemistry. Expectations are high to return to the playoffs for the fifth straight year. COACH’S VIEW 19AUGUSTNORTH COBB CHRISTIAN (H) 26 TEMPLE (A) 2SEPTEMBERDARLINGTON (A) 16 PICKENS (A) 23 ST. FRANCIS (H) 30 EZELL-HARDING (H) 7OCTOBERMT. PISGAH CHRISTIAN (H) 14 BOWDON (H) 21 ASHEVILLE CHRISTIAN (A) 28 MT. ZION (A) 2022 SCHEDULE COACH NAME: Jay Poag (8 yrs. as a head coach, 7th as head coach at Christian Heritage) DIVISION/REGION: GA 7-A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 4-7 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 3rd MASCOT: Lions STATS SAM WOOTEN TANNER HARTLEY ELI THOMASON DANIEL GEIL PHOTOS BY CLC PHOTOGRAPHY FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 265
266 | FOOTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM Roster as of July 31st # NAME POS. YR. 1 JAYLON GAY RB/LB SO 2 HENRY HILL WR/DB FR 3 JORDAN FISHER WR/DB SR 4 PIERCE PROCTOR WR/DB SR 5 CAMP CARPENTER WR/DB SR 6 GRAYSON HERMANN RB/DB FR 7 BENJI MICHMERHUIZEN TE/DL FR 8 LUKE WAGNER WR/DB SR 9 WYATT BRUMLOW WR/DB SR 10 SAM WOOTEN RB/DB SO 11 BRADEN KONEMAN WR/DB SR 14 CARTER TRIPLETT QB SO 15 EVAN HOOD QB/P SR 16 SAWYER CORN QB/DB FR 17 SAM BISHOP OL/K FR 18 JACKSON LOCKE RB/DB FR 19 COLSON LEWIS RB/DB FR 22 THAILAN CHRISTOPHER RB/LB SO 24 ISAAC WATSON WR/DB SR 25 IVAN AGUA K SR 26 BECK HIX WR/DB FR 27 CARSON RUSSELL K JR 32 TYLER MCCOY OL/LB JR # NAME POS. YR. 33 MASON TERRY OL/DL FR 34 ELI THOMASON RB/LB SR 40 AIDEN CAYLOR WR/DB FR 45 BRONSON BARR OL/LB SR 50 CARSON PRITCHETT OL/LB SR 52 DUNCAN CARPENTER OL/LB SO 54 DANIEL GEIL OL/DL SR 55 WILL TENNEY OL/DL SR 58 OWEN HARTLEY OL/DL FR 60 BRYCE GAY OL/DL FR 62 ELI HARRISON OL/DL SO 70 TANNER HARTLEY OL/DL SR 72 MAX MOORE OL/LB SO 74 TK BLANSIT OL/DL SR 76 KYRESE BROOME OL/DL SO 79 NICK WHITENER OL/DL JR 80 ASHER OLSON TE/DL SO 85 AYDEN PACE WR/DB SO 86 ETHAN TEASLEY TE/DL FR 88 ASHER PACE WR/DB SO 2022 ROSTER CHRISTIAN HERITAGE SCHOOL / GA DIVISION 7-A
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