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en years ago, we introduced CityScope® magazine’s Annual High School Football Collector’s Edition with two goals in mind: to showcase high school players and coaches from the Chattanooga area and to give back to the community. Since that time, our publication has successfully accomplished both, and today it continues as a platform for celebrating high school football while raising thousands of dollars for area schools. This fall, we are proud to present the 10th issue, which includes profiles of 41 teams spanning nine counties and 15 different regions. For your enjoyment, each profile includes the coach’s comments, team schedule and roster, and gameday photos. In total, we picture, list, or note more than 2,200 high school football athletes. 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 mascots. 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! In closing, we have to thank Scott McMahen and Joe Varner, along with Gary Davis, Darrell Patterson, and Randy Smith who are always available for us when needed. Others who have been terrific advisors include, in memoriam, “Stump” Martin and B.B. Branton. While not with us today, they are not forgotten. Their knowledge and support helped make this special publication possible. Here’s to another great year of high school football!

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2022 ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COLLECTOR’S EDITION FEATURES 18 A Leg Up! 65 Years of the Greatest Kickers

38 Meet the Mascots The Stories of 7 Local Mascots & The Faces Behind Them

54 A Family Affair Area Coaching Pairs Talk 92

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66 Mr. Football Highlights From Chattanooga’s 45 Winners

88 SportTalk Radio The SportTalk Choice Awards

92 20 Players to Watch Chattanooga Area’s Top College Prospects


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41 Chattanooga Area Teams – Stats, Photos, and Coaches’ Interviews

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4A – Region 3 154 Chattanooga Central 158 East Hamilton 162 East Ridge 166 Hixson 170 Red Bank 174 Soddy Daisy

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Independent 214 Chattanooga Preparatory School

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! p U g A Le TEST KICKERS A E R G E H T F O S R A E Y 65 CAN YOU IMAGINE THE FEELING? 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. 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.” 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. 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!

JIM ARNOLD Dalton High School, Class of 1979 | Height: 6’2” | Weight: 211lbs • Played in three state championships at Dalton. • 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. • Arnold is the only Vanderbilt football player to receive All-Conference honors for each of his four years. • 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. • Two-time Pro Bowl selection in 1987 and 1988 with the Detroit Lions. • 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.

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RICKY TOWNSEND

• Kicked 33 field goals and 72 PATs for a career total of 171 points.

Dalton High School, Class of 1971 Height: 6’2” | Weight: 198lbs

• All-SEC in 1972.

• First Team All-State as a quarterback at Dalton in 1970.

• All-America in 1972 and 1973, the first UT placekicker and only the second specialist to receive such accolades.

• Went on to be the first barefoot placekicker to play for the University of Tennessee.

• Kicked for the New York Giants after he was selected in the 1975 NFL Draft.

LASZLO TOSER Ooltewah High School, Class of 2015 Height: 5’9” | Weight: 185lbs • TSSAA Mr. Football Division 5-AAA Kicker of the Year 2014. • Kicked 77 times in his junior year and 70 were touchbacks. • 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. • 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. Photo by Andy Mitchell Photography

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HENRIQUE RIBEIRO Baylor School, Class of 2012 Height: 6’0” | Weight: 220lbs

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• Made 40 out of 41 PATs and eight out of 11 field goals, and had touchbacks on 49 out of 53 kickoffs in his high school career. • 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 freshmen to get time on the field, playing in seven games. • Set the UTC record for career points after scoring 307.

Marion County High School, Class of 1987 Height: 5’7” | Weight: 203lbs • All-America punter in 1990 and 1991. • Set an NCAA Division I-AA record with a career punting average of 44.4 yards per punt.

• Set the UTC record after he made 163 out of 168 PATs in his career.

• Inducted into the UTC Mocs Hall of Fame in 2001.

• Had the third longest streak in Southern Conference history with 101 consecutive PATs.

• Played for the Philadelphia Eagles after he was selected in the 1992 NFL Draft.

• Eight-time SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week.

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. • In his high school career, he earned 163 points and his longest kick was 47 yards in his junior year. • 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 percentage after making all 161 of 161 PATs in his career. • Set an NCAA record for consecutive PATs. • 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. 22 | FO OTBALL.CITYS C OPEMAG.C OM


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ALEN KARAJIC East Hamilton High School, Class of 2020 Height: 6’5” | Weight: 220lbs • 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.

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. • 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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ARTURO ROCHA McCallie, Class of 2012 Height: 5’10” | Weight: 155 lbs • Named TSWA Division II-AA All-State Kicker for 2010. Photo Courtesy of Baylor

RAFAEL GAGLIANONE Baylor School, Class of 2014 Height: 6’0” | Weight: 230lbs

• During the McCallie-Baylor game in 2009, made a 48yard field goal in the first quarter. Photo by Chris Evans

• 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 touchbacks on 50 kickoffs in his senior year at Baylor. • 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 season. • All-Big Ten in 2017, with honorable mentions in 2014 and 2018. Photo Courtesy of Baylor

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ANDERSON BRITTON Heritage High School, Class of 2022 Height: 5’10” | Weight: 155lbs • All-Region selection at Heritage for all four years. • 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. • In his senior year, he made 21 out of 24 PATs and five out of seven field goals, the longest being 43 yards. • Committed to Army in 2021 before playing his final season of high school football.

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. • Went on to play for Tennessee Tech, where he converted 106 out of 121 PATs and had a 90% touchback rate in his career. • 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. Photos Courtesy of Heritage

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VICTOR ULMO Baylor School, Class of 2016 Height: 5’8” | Weight: 200lbs • Named Division II-AA East/Middle Special Teams Player of the Year after making eight of 11 attempted field goals his senior year. • 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 kickoffs in his high school career.

• 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. • Named SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking a game-winning field goal of 39 yards against Samford University.

DAMON DUVAL Chattanooga Central, 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. • 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. • 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. • Inducted into Chattanooga Central’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.

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IVAN MORA Dalton High School, Class of 2019 Height: 6’0” | Weight: 160lbs • 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 attempts. • First 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 season with 40 kicks for 1,610 yards, with nine kicks over 50 yards and 10 inside the 20-yard line. • Served as the starting punter and primary kickoff specialist for all 14 games in 2021.


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JOEL BRADFORD McCallie School, Class of 2007 Height: 5’10” | Weight: 150lbs

DOUG FLURY

• A five-tool player at McCallie as a receiver and a cornerback, he also handled punting, place kicking, and punt returns.

Rossville High School, Class of 1963 Height: 5’9” | Weight: 180lbs

• Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State Selection.

• Two-time All-State and Honorable Mention AllAmerican halfback and kicker for Rossville.

• 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. • 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.

• 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.

BOBBY ETTER Chattanooga Central, Class of 1963 Height: 5’8” | Weight: 140lbs • 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. • 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. • Inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame for Scholar-Athletes in 1966. • Selected to play in the NFL Pro Bowl in 1970. Photo Courtesy of Chattanooga Central

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ALEX DARRAS Notre Dame High School, Class of 2016 Height: 6’3” | Weight: 210lbs • First Team All-State selection in 2013 and 2015. • First Team All-Region selection in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. • TSSAA Mr. Football semifinalist in 2015. • Joined the Sewanee Tigers as a kicker and a punter in 2016. • In his senior season alone, he made 24 punts, six of which were punted inside the 20-yard line, for a total of 983 yards. • Averaged 41 yards per punt in 2019, with his longest covering 52 yards.

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ADRIAN MORA Dalton High School, Class of 2007 Height: 5’11” | Weight: 181lbs • 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.

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• He also ranks twice for most field goals in a single season, with 19 in 2010 and 16 in 2009.



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MASON LAFOLLETTE East Hamilton High School, Class of 2019 Height: 6’1” | Weight: 185lbs • 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. • Led the team in points scored by an individual player in the 2018 season.

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Meigs County, Class of 1957 January 26, 1937 - May 17, 2009 Height: 6’3” | Weight: 235lbs In Memoriam:

• Received All-State honors at Meigs County.

GEORGE SHUFORD

• 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.

Chattanooga Central, Class of 1959 March 2, 1941 – August 28, 2016 Height: 6’0” | Weight: 200lbs • Played on Central’s 1958 football team that went undefeated all season before winning the state championship. • Went on to play football for the University of Tennessee, where he lettered in 1962. • 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. • Led the Vols in scoring with 25 points from three field goals and 16 PATs 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.

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ROBERT “COTTON” LETNER

• 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 3-0. • Led 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. • Played professionally for the Buffalo Bills in the American Football League. • Inducted into the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.



By Mar y Beth Wal lace

Rowdy the Raider

Stan the Pounder Man

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Traveler & The Trojan

Leo the Lion

The Pirate

ascots and sports have been inextricably linked for more than a century. In a high school setting, mascots are used to build school spirit across campus, encourage involvement by students and faculty, and create an identity for the school. 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.

Captain Buc


C H AT TA N O O G A C E N T R A L H I G H S C H O O L M A S C O T:

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.

Known as the Warriors in the early days, Central’s football team became a powerhouse in the 1930s – pounding opponents left and right. A 1935 article in The Times, penned by reporter Springer Gibson, first coined the term “Purple Pounders,” 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!” 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 40 | FO OTBALL.CITYS C OPEMAG.C OM

Central, and Stan quickly became a well-known and respected presence at games and pep rallies. 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. Tanner Robinson, one of the first students to serve as Stan the Man (2011-2013), had a big hand in creating this tradition, 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.” 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.”


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GORDON LEE HIGH SCHOOL M A S C O T:

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.

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

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of each home game, Traveler and I would lead the football players out onto the field with my sword in the air. Then, whenever a touchdown was made, we would run back and 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.”


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RED BANK HIGH SCHOOL M A S C O T:

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.

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.” 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.

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Lexi Stoner took over the role of Leo in 2014, her senior 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.” 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.


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COAHULLA CREEK HIGH SCHOOL M A S C O T:

oahulla Creek High School opened its doors in 2011, and according to then-principal Phillip Brown, deciding the school mascot was a team effort. Approximately 1,400 students, many of which were zoned to go to the new high school, had a hand in selecting the Colts.

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.” 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 46 | FO OTBALL.CITYS C OPEMAG.C OM

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 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?” 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.”


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CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL M A S C O T:

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.

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 was short-lived. Several 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 2013. With the help of his father Don Markham – a theater teacher 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 48 | FO OTBALL.CITYS C OPEMAG.C OM

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 cheerleading 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!


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SOUTH PITTSBURG HIGH SCHOOL M A S C O T:

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.

The South Pittsburg High School cheerleading squad, under 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.” 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 routines. Many students have worn the pirate costume since 1986, including Amy Smith, Rachel Ownby Teas, and Jada Byrd. “An eventful story about Amy Smith,” Miller shares, “The costume was so hot, Amy passed out in front of the bleachers. 50 | FO OTBALL.CITYS C OPEMAG.C OM

We had to take her to the hospital, and the doctor encouraged all future mascots to eat plenty of potassium-filled foods.” Ownby Teas, now an assistant principal at Brown Academy 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.” 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.”


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BOYD BUCHANAN SCHOOL M A S C O T:

n the late 1950s, a group of seventh-grade boys, without uniforms, formed Boyd Buchanan School’s first competitive basketball 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 several 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 appearances 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 52 | FO OTBALL.CITYS C OPEMAG.C OM

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 Buchanan – 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 maintain a high standard of academic and athletic excellence while promoting the history and the character of our school.” For Will, the best part of being Captain Buc was “being on the sidelines during games, cheering on the Bucs, and representing my school.” The Wortmans hope to see Captain Buc return to the sidelines soon.


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A FAMILY AFFAIR GARY

JT


More times than not, football is a game passed down for generations. Adoration 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 strengthened their relationship with family now that they both share the sideline. Photography by Rich Smith

GARY & JT RANKIN BOYD BUCHANAN

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.

How has coaching together impacted your relationship?

GR Not sure yet. Time will tell, but I’m positive it will be a smooth and affirmative relationship. JTR So far, it has allowed us to spend more time together directly and indirectly throughout the school day and into the summer, which is rare for a lot of people in the coaching 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.

What are some of the pros and cons of coaching alongside family?

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! 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? JTR Be organized and always work efficiently. 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? 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!

Personally and professionally, what are you most looking forward to in the coming year?

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SOUTHEAST WHITFIELD

CHAD & TODD MURRAY

TODD

CHAD

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.

How has coaching together impacted your relationship?

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.

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?

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 perspective 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

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and passion for the community in which we serve. 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.

In your opinion, what are the top three qualities that make a good coach?

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 coaching 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?

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.


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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.

How has coaching together impacted your relationship?

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?

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.

What are some of the pros and cons of coaching alongside your dad? WB The main pro would be having that familiarity with each other and being able to get onto the same page

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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? 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. WB He brings tiers of experience and great attention to detail. He’s always making a point to make connections with his kids and figure out the best way to coach them.

Are there any valuable lessons you’ve learned from your dad/son since working together? BB Your players can respect you as a coach and a friend. I may be too old for that though! WB He’s taught me that I don’t always know everything and to be open to learning from someone else.



TANNER

SALE CREEK

CHASE & TANNER HARVEY

CHASE

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.

How has coaching together impacted your relationship?

CH It has brought us closer. Now that we are coaching 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. 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.

Is your relationship on the field similar to your relationship 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

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approach a situation. This gets very annoying playing Madden together because he knows my every move.

How do your roles differ?

CH I coach the defensive line and running backs, and Tanner coaches linebackers and quarterbacks. However, we both help out wherever we are needed. We love this program and will do anything to see it prosper.

What are some unique things or perspectives that your brother brings to the team?

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.

Does having your brother on staff allow for a better work-life balance?

CH I think it does. We both go do our own thing and usually don’t see each other for the first time until practice.


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DREW

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.

How has coaching impacted your relationship?

RA Drew and I have always been close, but both being 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. DA I was blessed to play for my dad at Boyd Buchanan. 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.

What are the pros of having a dad who serves as a coach?

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

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watch or going down to his game on my off-week to watch him.

Are there any valuable coaching lessons you’ve learned from your dad/son?

RA Just seeing Drew’s dedication to the game and how he prepares his players for life gives me the inspiration to fight harder for our players. 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?

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 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.



DREW

OOLTEWAH

JAMES & DREW MANNING

JAMES

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.

How has coaching together impacted your relationship?

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.

Is your relationship on the field similar to your relationship off the field? 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. 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 linebacker, so we each have different experiences that we bring to the table.

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What are some of the pros of coaching alongside family?

DM Pros are just that. Family. We try to instill in the kids family values – an “I have your back, you have mine” mentality. I believe seeing that within the coaching staff helps the players a lot. 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.

What are some unique things or perspectives that your brother brings to the team? 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.

Are there any valuable lessons you’ve learned from your brother since working together?

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.


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very year since they began in 1984, the Mr. Football Awards have honored Tennessee’s most outstanding players.

Named after the executive director of the TSSAA at the time, the Gill Gideon Mr. Football Awards were originally presented by the American General Life and Accident Insurance Company. Head coaches from every school in the state voted on the top player, and the winners 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. The ceremonies 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 media and head coaches, and the award winner is selected by a committee 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.

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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. AMERICAN GENERAL

MR. FOOTBALL

• Punted for more than 43 yards and completed 43 of 49 extra point attempts and seven field goals in high school career.

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. AMERICAN GENERAL

MR. FOOTBALL

• All-time longest pass play of 86 yards.

CLASS 3A – JASON MUIR, MARION COUNTY 6’3” – 220LBS – TIGHT END/LINEBACKER • Had 107 tackles and seven sacks on defense in senior season. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

• Named to All-State team in senior season and won state title twice.

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

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. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

BACK OF THE YEAR

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• Rushed almost 6,000 yards and 85 TDs in high school career and won three state titles.

Photo Courtesy of Marion County

1994


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CLASS 4A – STEPFON WOODS, CLEVELAND 5’11” – 210LBS – RUNNING BACK • Rushed 2,800 yards for 55 TDs in high school career. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

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1996

• Named Tennessee’s number nine college prospect and the All-State running back twice.

BACK OF THE YEAR

CLASS 4A – ERIC STOUT, CLEVELAND 6’5” – 270LBS – OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE TACKLE • Had 69 tackles and recovered one fumble.

Photo Courtesy of Cleveland

1996

• Graded out at over 90% blocking. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

• Named to All-State team in senior season.

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. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

• Named to All-State team twice and was a finalist for Mr. Football in 1996.

DIVISION II-AA – SCOTT ABELSON, BAYLOR 6’ – 210LBS – LINEBACKER • Averaged 12 tackles per game with 300 career tackles. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

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• Named to All-State team senior season.

Photo Courtesy of Baylor

1997


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CLASS 2A – JERMAINE HARRIS, TYNER 6’4” – 210LBS – QUARTERBACK

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1999

• Threw for 1,200 yards and nine TDs on 58 of 90 passing attempts. • Rushed over 1,200 yards for 21 TDs. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

BACK OF THE YEAR

• Named to All-State team twice.

CLASS 4A – DEMETRIUS FIELDS, CLEVELAND 6’ – 195LBS – DEFENSIVE BACK/RUNNING BACK

Photo Courtesy of Cleveland

1999

• Rushed 1,513 yards for 17 TDs and completed 75 tackles. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

• Named to All-State team twice.

BACK OF THE YEAR

CLASS 1A – AARON CHAMBERS, SOUTH PITTSBURG 6’4” – 280LBS – OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE TACKLE • Had 103 tackles and seven sacks. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

Photo Courtesy of South Pittsburg

1999

• Named to All-State team in senior season.

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

CLASS 2A – JEFF RAMSEY, TYNER 6’3” – 255LBS – OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE LINE • Had 105 tackles, five sacks, and three fumble recoveries. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

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• Named to All-State team twice.

Photo Courtesy of Tyner

1999


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2000

CLASS 4A – DANIEL BULLOCKS, HIXSON 6’1” – 195LBS – QUARTERBACK/DEFENSIVE BACK • Rushed over 1,500 yards for 21 TDs and threw over 600 yards for five TDs in senior season. • On defense totaled 60 tackles and four interceptions in senior season. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

BACK OF THE YEAR

• Rushed over 3,600 yards for 53 TDs and threw 2,500 yards for 10 TDs in high school career.

2000

CLASS 5A – GERALD RIGGS JR., RED BANK 6’1” – 215LBS – RUNNING BACK/LINEBACKER

T WO TIME

WIN

NER

• Rushed 1,812 yards for 26 TDs with 10 receptions for 221 yards and two TDs. • On defense had 22 tackles, 11 sacks, and caused seven and recovered four fumbles.

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. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

BACK OF THE YEAR

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. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

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• As inside linebacker, caused three and recovered one fumble in senior season.

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2001


DIVISION II-A/AA – ADARIUS BOWMAN, NOTRE DAME 6’4” – 205LBS – FREE WIDE RECEIVER/SAFETY

T WO TIME

WIN

NER

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2001

• 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.

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. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

BACK OF THE YEAR

Photo Courtesy of McCallie

2002

DIVISION II-AAA – RYAN MOORE, MCCALLIE 6’2” – 220LBS – QUARTERBACK/LINEBACKER • 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. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

BACK OF THE YEAR

• On defense had 75 tackles and four interceptions.

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. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

Photo Courtesy of TSSAA

2002

• Had 353 total tackles, blocked seven punts, deflected 27 passes, and forced 19 and recovered 16 fumbles in high school career.

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CLASS 2A – GREG SMITH, TYNER 6’3” – 295LBS – OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE TACKLE

Photo Courtesy of TSSAA

2003

• Had 164 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, and 51 assists. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

• Forced 11 and recovered two fumbles, and had 11 sacks and two interceptions.

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

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.

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2004

• Set the Chattanooga scoring record with 31 TDs. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

BACK OF THE YEAR

• Rushed over 5,200 yards for 83 TDs in high school career.

DIVISION II-AAA – LEE HILT, MCCALLIE 6’2” – 175LBS – WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK

Photo Courtesy of McCallie

2004

• Had 42 receptions for 896 yards, averaging 21.3 yards per catch. • Had six receiving TDs. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

BACK OF THE YEAR

• Named to All-State team in senior season.

CLASS 2A – DESMOND HENDRICKS, TYNER 6’1” – 210LBS – LINEBACKER/QUARTERBACK • Had 104 solo tackles, 76 assists, 19 tackles for loss, and 14 sacks. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

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• Forced six and recovered four fumbles and had one interception.

Photo Courtesy of Desmond Hendricks

2004


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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. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

• Had 115 total tackles, one forced fumble, and two safeties in high school career.

Photo Courtesy of TSSAA

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. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

2005

DIVISION II-AAA – JACQUES MCCLENDON, BAYLOR 6’3” – 320LBS – DEFENSIVE/OFFENSIVE TACKLE/FULLBACK • Had 51 tackles, six for losses, and caused two fumbles in senior season. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

• Was Tennessee’s number two college prospect and was named to All-State team twice.

DIVISION II-AAA – BJ COLEMAN, MCCALLIE 6’4” – 190LBS – QUARTERBACK

T WO TIME

WIN

NER

• Threw for 2,203 yards and 19 TDs on 134 of 232 passing attempts. • Carried for almost 300 yards in junior season.

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. AMERICAN GENERAL MR. FOOTBALL

BACK OF THE YEAR

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• Had 51 carries for 241 yards and seven TDs.

Photo Courtesy of McCallie

2005


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CLASS 1A – DAVID JONES, SOUTH PITTSBURG 6’1” – 205LBS – RUNNING BACK/LINEBACKER • Had 112 carries for 981 yards and 21 TDs. TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL

BACK OF THE YEAR

• On defense had 71 solo tackles, 62 assists, 11 tackles for a loss, and three sacks.

CLASS 5A – JACQUES SMITH, OOLTEWAH 6’3” – 240LBS – DEFENSIVE/TIGHT END

T WO TIME

WIN

NER

• 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 AAA – JACQUES SMITH, OOLTEWAH 6’3” – 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. TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

2009

CLASS A – TERRELL ROBINSON, SOUTH PITTSBURG 6’3” – 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. TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL

BACK OF THE YEAR

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• On defense had 27 solo tackles, 31 assists, and six interceptions.

Photo Courtesy of Ooltewah

2008

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2008


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DIVISION II-AA – JACOB HUESMAN, BAYLOR 6’2” – 190LBS – QUARTERBACK

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2010

• Threw for 788 yards and four TDs on 62 of 110 passing attempts. • 140 carries for 1,325 yards and 18 TDs. TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL

BACK OF THE YEAR

• Was a Mr. Football finalist in junior season.

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. TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL

Photo Courtesy of South Pittsburg

2011

• Forced three and recovered two fumbles.

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

DIVISION II-AA – BARRETT GOUGER, BAYLOR 6’5” – 280LBS – OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE TACKLE

Photo Courtesy of Baylor

2011

• Graded out at 90% with 24 pancake blocks. TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL

• Named to All-State team twice.

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

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. TENNESSEE TITANS

KICKER OF THE YEAR

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• 49 of 53 kickoffs were for touchbacks.

Photo Courtesy of Baylor

2011


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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

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. TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL

Photo Courtesy of South Pittsburg

2013

• Was a Mr. Football finalist in sophomore season.

BACK OF THE YEAR

DIVISION II-A – RAFAEL GAGLIANONE, BAYLOR 6’ – 230LBS – KICKER

Photo Courtesy of Baylor

2013

• Made eight of 13 field goals with the longest from 57 yards and made 32 of 33 extra point attempts. TENNESSEE TITANS

• 46 of 50 kickoffs were for touchbacks.

KICKER OF THE YEAR

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. TENNESSEE TITANS

KICKER OF THE YEAR

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• Of 39 punt attempts, nine were inside the 20 and five were inside the 10-yard line.

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2014


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CLASS 3A – TRANEIL MOORE, EAST RIDGE 6’2” – 190LBS – RUNNING BACK • Rushed for 1,666 yards and 23 TDs in 166 carries. TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL

• Had two receptions for 60 yards and one TD.

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2015

BACK OF THE YEAR

DIVISION II-AA – RYAN PARKER, BAYLOR SCHOOL 6’1” – 210LBS – LINEBACKER/RUNNING BACK

Photo by Randall Brewer

2015

• Had 95 tackles, 30 tackles for a loss, 45 assists, eight sacks, two blocked punts, and one recovered fumble. TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

• Rushed over 600 yards for 14 TDs, caught four passes for 81 yards and one TD.

CLASS 2A – ALEX KIRKENDOLL, MARION CO. HIGH SCHOOL 6’3” – 220LBS – LINEBACKER/TIGHT END

Photo by Gene Fuller

2016

• Had 126 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, three sacks, and two safeties. TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

• Named to All-State team twice and was a Mr. Football finalist in junior season.

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. TENNESSEE TITANS

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• More than 3,600 yards rushed in high school career.

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2020


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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. 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!

COWBOY JOE: OOLTEWAH “With one of the biggest bands in the area, if not the biggest, Ooltewah always puts on a tremendous show. Kudos to everyone involved!” 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.”

COWBOY JOE: SODDY DAISY “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.” QUAKE: TYNER “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.”

COWBOY JOE: SOUTH PITTSBURG “I really love the color combinations. Orange and black always make a good combination. It’s just a clean, yet menacing 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 common. Throw some hustle in the mix, and you have something special. I love it!”

QUAKE: HERITAGE “I’ve always loved the red, white, and blue. The Generals always look sharp on Friday nights.”

QUAKE: CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL “Just what is a Purple Pounder? I’m not sure I really know, but it is certainly unique – uniquely Chattanooga.”

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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.”

COWBOY JOE: SOUTH PITTSBURG “Speed and discipline are keys to great special teams. South Pittsburg has those ingredients.”

QUAKE: DALTON “You know when you’re from the Carpet Capital, and your ‘real’ field is natural grass, you’re going to have one spectacular turf practice field!”

QUAKE: BRADLEY CENTRAL “Damon Floyd makes sure his guys are disciplined in the kicking game and understand the importance of making plays in that phase of the game.”

COWBOY JOE: BRADLEY CENTRAL “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.”

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: 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.”

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: RINGGOLD “This was a toss-up between Ringgold and Dalton. However, the Tigers of Ringgold take the prize. This video board is massive! When you throw in the accompanying sound system, Friday nights in Ringgold are electric.”

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.”

QUAKE: DALTON “Like Joe says, it’s a toss-up, but the North Georgia facility race has always been led by Dalton. Their scoreboard/video entrance is like Monday night football.”

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QUAKE: BAYLOR “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.”



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TOP COLLEGE PROSPECTS

CLASS OF 2023

BRYCEN SANDERS, OFFENSIVE LINEMAN/DEFENSIVE LINEMAN PHOTO BY MOLLY SMITH

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: Ole Miss

PHOTO BY MOLLY SMITH

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 Committed: Princeton

PHOTO BY MOLLY SMITH

ANTHONY BOGGS, OFFENSIVE LINEMAN/DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

PHOTO BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

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 Committed: Duke

DONOVAN SMITH, WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK Chattanooga Central; Harrison, TN Ht: 6’2” | Wt: 195 Offers: Austin Peay, UT Martin Committed: Undecided

As of July 31st

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PHOTO BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO BY TAYLOR GATEWOOD PHOTO BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO BY COREY ORTWEIN PHOTO BY DAN PHELAN PHOTO BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

JUAN BULLARD, RUNNING BACK/DEFENSIVE BACK East Hamilton; Ooltewah, TN Ht: 6’1” | Wt: 200 Offers: Eastern Kentucky Committed: Undecided

AD CRUTCHER, RUNNING BACK Red Bank; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 5’10” | Wt: 175 Offers: N/A Committed: Undecided

ANDREI DELINOIS, WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK McCallie; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 6’2” | Wt: 210 Offers: N/A Committed: Undecided

TREVON GOTT, WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK LFO; Fort Oglethorpe, GA Ht: 6’0” | Wt: 175 Offers: N/A Committed: Undecided

LUKE BLANCHARD, WIDE RECEIVER/RUNNING BACK Dalton; Dalton, GA Ht: 5’8” | Wt: 168 Offers: N/A Committed: Undecided

DJ ADAMS, WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK Cleveland; Cleveland, TN Ht: 6’2” | Wt: 170 Offers: N/A Committed: Undecided

As of July 31st

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TOP COLLEGE PROSPECTS

CLASS OF 2024 PHOTO BY HEATH AUSTIN AND LUKE WILSON

BOO CARTER, WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK

CCS; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 5’10” | Wt: 184 Offers: Alabama A&M, Arkansas, Austin Peay, Bethune-Cookman, Central Michigan, Clemson, Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Florida State, Jackson State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Miami (OH), Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Toledo, UTC, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Western Kentucky Committed: Undecided

PHOTO BY DWAYNE WILSON

MARCUS GOREE JR., WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK

PHOTO COURTESY OF MCCALLIE SCHOOL

Bradley Central; Cleveland, TN Ht: 6’0.5” | Wt: 170 Offers: Austin Peay, Central Michigan, Eastern Kentucky, Louisville, Miami (OH), Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Toledo, Vanderbilt Committed: Undecided

CARSON GENTLE, TIGHT END/DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

McCallie; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 6’3” | Wt: 241 Offers: Harvard, Indiana, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Stanford, Tennessee, Virginia Tech Committed: Tennessee

PHOTO COURTESY OF CCS

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 Committed: Undecided

PHOTO BY MOLLY SMITH

AMARI JEFFERSON, WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK Baylor; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 6’1” | Wt: 190 Offers: Georgia, Kentucky, UTC, Virginia Tech Committed: Undecided

As of July 31st

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TITO WILLIAMS, WIDE RECEIVER/DEFENSIVE BACK

PHOTO BY BILLYNTHIA HILL/RHEA CO. MAGAZINE

Bradley Central; Cleveland, TN Ht: 6’2” | Wt: 180 Offers: North Texas, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt Committed: Undecided

ETHAN DAVIS, RUNNING BACK/DEFENSIVE BACK

PHOTO COURTESY OF MCCALLIE SCHOOL

Rhea Co.; Evensville, TN Ht: 5’9” | Wt: 160 Offers: N/A Committed: Undecided

OLIVIER CAMERLAIN, TIGHT END/DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

PHOTO COURTESY OF BOYD BUCHANAN

McCallie; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 6’5” | Wt: 225 Offers: N/A Committed: Undecided

JAYLON SANDERFER, RUNNING BACK/LINEBACKER Boyd Buchanan; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 6’2” | Wt: 200 Offers: N/A Committed: Undecided

PHOTO BY TAYLOR GATEWOOD

KOBE SMITH, DEFENSIVE LINEMAN/TIGHT END Red Bank; Chattanooga, TN Ht: 6’3” | Wt: 185 Offers: N/A Committed: Undecided

As of July 31st

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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.

TENNESSEE II-AAA – East/Middle Baylor School Father Ryan Knoxville Catholic McCallie School Montgomery Bell Academy Pope John Paul II

II-AA – East Boyd Buchanan School Chattanooga Christian School Christian Acad. of Knox. Grace Christian Academy (Knoxville) Notre Dame Silverdale Baptist Academy Webb School of Knoxville

II-A – East Friendship Christian Grace Academy Lakeway Christian Middle Tennessee Christian The King’s Academy The Webb School (Bell Buckle)

Farragut Hardin Valley Academy Maryville

5A – Reg. 4 The Howard School McMinn Co. Ooltewah Rhea Co. Walker Valley

4A – Reg. 3 Chattanooga Central East Hamilton East Ridge Hixson Red Bank Sequoyah Soddy Daisy

3A – Reg. 3 Brainerd Kingston Loudon McMinn Central Signal Mountain Sweetwater

6A – Reg. 2

3A – Reg. 4

Bearden Bradley Central Cleveland

Cannon Co. Community Giles Co.

Grundy Co. Sequatchie Co.

2A – Reg. 3

7 – AAAA Cedartown Central (Carrollton) Heritage

Bledsoe Co. Marion Co. Meigs Co. Polk Co. Tellico Plains Tyner Academy

6 – AAA

IA – Reg. 3

Bremen

Copper Basin Lookout Valley Sale Creek South Pittsburg Whitwell

Area Independent Schools Chattanooga Preparatory School

Northwest Whitfield Sonoraville Southeast Whitfield

Adairsville Coahulla Creek Gordon Lee LaFayette Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Ridgeland Ringgold

7 – A D1 Armuchee Chattooga Coosa

GEORGIA

Dade Co.

7 – AAAAA

Pepperell

Calhoun Cartersville Cass Dalton Hiram Woodland

Darlington Trion

7 – A D2 Bowdon Christian Heritage Mt. Zion

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B AY L O R S C H O O L

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TN DIVISION II-3A

COACH ERIK KIMREY

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q A

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Q

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

We are excited to begin this journey with a special group of young men and a talented senior class.

This team and staff must embrace the struggle of continuous improvement, stay steadfast in the face of certain adversity, and believe something great is about to happen.

A

Brycen Sanders (OL/DL), Evan Haynie (WR/DB), Noah Gravel (RB/LB), and Caleb Hampton (RB/LB).

EVAN HAYNIE

The character this team has displayed in my short time with them.

Q A

HOLLAND HUNNEKE

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?

Making sure we put this team in the best positions possible to have success.

Q A

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

Our staff is bringing in different philosophies and schemes in all areas.

I’ve been encouraged by our speed at the skill positions – LBs and on the DL as well.

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TN DIVISION II-3A

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B AY L O R S C H O O L

S T AT S

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

NOAH GRAVEL

PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 RABUN GAP-NACOOCHEE (A) 26 ENSWORTH (A) SEPTEMBER 2 KNOXVILLE CATHOLIC (H) 16 POPE JOHN PAUL II (A) 23 OOLTEWAH (H) 30 MCCALLIE (H)

HUGUES PICARD

OCTOBER 7 PRINCE AVENUE CHRISTIAN (H) 14 HENDERSONVILLE (A) 21 MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY (A) 28 FATHER RYAN (H)

DOMANI WHITE

COACH’S VIEW

We play in an incredibly difficult league that presents huge challenges week in and week out. This team needs to improve weekly and be in a position to play its best football in November.

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B AY L O R S C H O O L

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TN DIVISION II-3A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

2

LOUIS VINCENT

WR/DB

SR

36

DYLAN CRAWFORD

TE/LB

SR

3

HUGUES PICARD

QB

SR

38

MAX MINNINGER

WR/DB

FR

4

NOAH GRAVEL

RB/LB

SR

41

JAMES HOGUE

WR/LB

FR

5

NYZIAH WHALEY

WR/DB

JR

42

JD MARTIN

WR/DB

FR

6

TJ FIELDS

WR/DB

JR

43

DAVIS GARRETT

TE/LB

SO

7

AMARI JEFFERSON

WR/DB

JR

44

BOWEN HOGUE

WR/DB

FR

8

JOSHUA HAMPTON

WR/DB

JR

45

VINCENT MCCLURE

TE/DL

JR

9

WHIT MUSCHAMP

QB

JR

10

MAX LEBLANC

WR/DB

JR

46

CARTER GARRETT

TE/LB

JR

11

ANTHONY BOGGS

OL/DL

SR

48

LOUIS ZHAO

WR/DB

SO

12

JOHN EMENDORFER

RB/LB

SR

50

MARCEO COLLINS

OL/DL

SR

13

EVAN HAYNIE

WR/DB

SR

51

TEAG JOHNSON

OL/DL

SO

14

DOSEN STUM

QB

FR

52

COLE ROSE

OL/DL

FR

15

KEATON WHALEY

WR/DB

FR

54

RHET JOHNSON

OL/DL

SR

16

NELSON MCKNIGHT

TE/LB

JR

55

ASHER SKYLES

OL/DL

SR

17

CAMERON SPARKS

WR/DB

SO

56

QUINCY WHITE

OL/DL

JR

18

TYLER RICE

WR/DB

SO

57

CHARLIE SILBERMAN

OL/DL

FR

19

JACK SHUTTERS

TE/DL

JR

58

JIMMY BRYSON

OL/DL

SO

20

GRADY JOYNER

WR/DB

JR

59

DOMANI WHITE

OL/DL

JR

21

ZANE RESTELLI

WR/DB

SO

61

HINTON STEFANIUK

OL/DL

SR

23

GEORGE EMENDORFER

WR/DB

FR

62

KETTRIC HILL

OL/DL

SR

24

DECODA DAVENPORT

RB/DB

FR

64

LUKE SMITH

OL/DL

SO

25

HOLLAND HUNNEKE

WR/DB

SR

65

BOOM HATMAKER

OL/DL

FR

26

TIMMY MITCH

WR/DB

FR

27

CHRIS RENEGAR

RB/LB

SO

72

OWEN ROSE

OL/DL

JR

28

NOAH MILES

WR/DB

SO

73

EMERSON PETTY

OL/DL

JR

29

COLE PHILLIPS

TE/LB

JR

74

BRYCEN SANDERS

OL/DL

SR

30

CARTER WEEKLEY

WR/DB

SO

75

JONATHAN KING

OL/DL

FR

31

PRESTON KINCER

WR/LB

JR

77

BO SCEARCE

OL/DL

SR

32

JACKSON PHILLIPS

TE/LB

SR

88

DALTON RESTELLI

TE/DL

SR

34

CALEB HAMPTON

RB/LB

SR

94

MAC HICKMAN

K

SR

35

WADE EDELEN

WR/DB

JR

95

COOPER KEOWN

K

JR

Roster as of July 31st

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MCCALLIE SCHOOL

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TN DIVISION II-3A

COACH RALPH POTTER

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q A Q A

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

ANDREI DELINOIS

We have veteran guys returning in some spots, but we will be predominantly new.

Senior leadership.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

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 A Q A Q A Q A Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

I think we have the talent to have another good team.

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? How the team comes together into unity.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? The expectation has been set for our guys to follow and work toward.

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? Winning them all is fun.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

Should be the same. The challenge is always to let the team develop its personality as the season goes.

Q A

EJ SMITH

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? Decent but not blazing.

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TN DIVISION II-3A

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S T AT S

COACH NAME: Ralph Potter (29 yrs. as a head coach, 21st as head coach at McCallie)

JOHN KIRK

DIVISION/CLASS: TN II-AAA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 13-0 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 1st MASCOT: Blue Tornado PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN (H) 26 WOODWARD ACADEMY (H) SEPTEMBER 2 MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY (H) 9 WEST BROWARD (H) 16 KNOXVILLE CATHOLIC (A) 30 BAYLOR (A) OCTOBER 7 LIFE ACADEMY (H) 14 FATHER RYAN (A) 21 WEST TORONTO (H) 28 POPE JOHN PAUL II (H)

ETIENNE DELISLE

COACH’S VIEW

DAMIAN SCOTT

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.

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MCCALLIE SCHOOL

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TN DIVISION II-3A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

1

ENRIQUE JAIMES LECLAIR

WR

2

JAY ST. HILAIRE

3

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

JR

29

GORDON LEWIS

WR/DB

JR

QB

JR

30

MATTHEW BOER

DB

JR

ANDREI DELINOIS

WR/DB

SR

31

WELLS EMRICK

WR/DB

SO

4

NOLAN SERGEANT

WR/DB

JR

32

WILL HAISTEN

WR/LB

JR

5

DREW HAMILTON

WR/DB

SR

33

JETTY MILLER

OL/LB

SR

6

ISAAC PEPIN

DB

SR

34

TYLER GAY

QB/LB

FR

7

MATHIEU HERBERT

WR

JR

35

COOPER GENTLE

RB/LB

FR

8

CARSON GENTLE

TE/DL

JR

36

ARTRELL KNIGHT

TE/DL

FR

9

MATHIS PILON

DB

SR

37

WILL ELLIS

RB/LB

SO

10

TARIO PRICE

RB

SR

38

SAWYER SMITH

K

JR

11

MARCELLUS BARNES JR.

WR/DB

JR

39

BRADY LACEY

TE/LB

SO

12

CARSON LAWRENCE

WR/DB

SO

40

HUDSON POWELL

WR/DB

SO

13

EDWIN PRATT

WR/DB

JR

42

CAM MCINTYRE

TE/LB

JR

14

OLIVIER CAMERLAIN

TE/DL

JR

43

TEDDY WINGFIELD

TE/LB

SO

15

XAVIER GAGNE

TE/LB

JR

44

RYAN LARRABEE

RB/LB

SO

16

CHASE MORETZ

QB/LB

SO

45

ETIENNE DELISLE

TE/LB

SR

17

OLLIE CARTER

DB/P

SR

46

MYLES BELVA

TE/LB

FR

18

CHOOSEN LOKOMBE

DB

JR

47

BEAR CORTES

WR/LB

SO

19

TJ USHER

WR/DB

SR

48

ALEXANDER VEST

RB/LB

FR

20

JA’VON MCMAHAN

RB/LB

JR

49

MATTHIAS KYRIAKIDIS

TE/LB

SO

21

DJ HORNE

TE/LB

SO

50

CARSON COFFMAN

OL/DL

JR

21

DAMIAN SCOTT

RB/DB

SR

51

NATHAN BERTHIAUME

OL/LS

JR

22

ZACH CHARI

RB/LB

JR

52

AVERY GROSS

RB/LB

FR

23

ALEX MORTON

RB/LB

JR

52

MICHAEL OSBORNE

OL/DL

SO

24

WILLIAM NICELY

K/S

SR

53

ANDREW LITTLE

TE/DL

FR

25

DAVID BAKER

WR/DB

JR

54

ALEXANDRE JACQUES

K/P

SR

26

GABE ABERCROMBIE

RB/DB

FR

56

AIDEN CONANT

RB/LB

FR

27

PHIL BOUTHOT

LB

JR

57

JADEN HUDGINS-KEY

OL/DL

FR

28

QUINN JONES

DB

JR

58

ALEX BURNSTINE

OL/DL

JR

Roster as of July 31st

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MCCALLIE SCHOOL

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TN DIVISION II-3A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

58

LAUCH PENDLETON

59

OL/DL

SR

83

THOMAS WILSON

WR/DB

FR

NELSON WILLIAMS

OL/DL

FR

84

ANDREW POLEN

WR/DB

SO

60

DAYE CANNON

OL/DL

SR

85

SEAN COUVERTIERE

WR/DB

SO

61

ROBERT DONINA

OL/DL

FR

86

LORENZO UNIVERSAL

WR/DB

SR

62

KRISTOPHER LLOYD

RB/LB

FR

87

RJ WASHINGTON

WR/DB

SO

63

JACK AARON

OL/DL

SO

88

JACK NIX

WR/DB

JR

64

CHRISTIAN MORGAN

OL/DL

SO

89

BENNETT COKER

TE/LB

JR

65

RIDLEY MCDONALD

OL/DL

SR

90

JAYDEN SMITH

OL/DL

FR

66

HAYDEN CLEMENTS

OL/DL

SO

92

ROMAN ZAHROBSKY

WR/DB

FR

67

MAX PINCOTT

OL/LB

SO

94

TANNER DAVIDSON

OL/DL

FR

68

JOHN O’BRIEN

OL/DL

SO 95

CHAMP PATE

RB/DB

FR

69

MANNY MONTES

OL/DL

JR 96

PAUL-MARIE DOGUI

TE/DL

JR

70

LUCAS JONES

OL/DL

FR 97

JAY WILLIAMS

OL/DL

SR

71

JOHN KIRK

OL/DL

SR 98

RYAN ELLIS

WR/DB

FR

72

JOHN CARDWELL

RB/LB

FR 99

TAGGART FOX

WR/DB

FR

72

ELIOT GUAY

OL/DL

JR

73

BAYLESS ROBERSON

OL/DL

SO

HUGH BARGER

RB/LB

FR

74

TRAMAURI WATKINS

OL/DL

SO

NATHAN BLAKE

OL/DL

FR

75

EJ SMITH

OL/DL

SR

QUINN CLARK

WR/DB

FR

76

GAVIN HARNEY

WR/DB

FR

ROBERT DEVINE

OL/DL

FR

77

JOSHUA MANNING

OL/DL

FR

ELI ESLINGER

WR/DB

FR

77

TRE THOMPSON

OL/DL

SR

MATTHEW GABBERT

WR/DB

FR

78

LANDON BALES

WR/DB

FR

NATHAN HARTLINE

OL/DL

FR

79

LUCAS PRESLEY

WR/DB

FR

ROCCO KNOOP

OL/DL

FR

80

DAVID YANCEY

WR/DB

FR

NEYLAND PETERSON

WR/DB

FR

81

DE’SHUN TIPTON

RB/DB

FR

TUCKER SERGEANT

WR/DB

FR

82

ELLIOTT ARNOLD

K

SO

HARRISON SMITH

OL/DL

JR

Roster as of July 31st

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BOYD BUCHANAN SCHOOL

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TN DIVISION II-2A

COACH GARY RANKIN

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q A

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Q

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

CADEN JOHNSON

We have high character, a strong work ethic, and great leadership in our upper class.

Our ability to establish the run offensively, as well as our ability to stop the run defensively.

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).

The depth we have from our skill positions is our greatest reason for optimism.

Q A Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? The lack of depth on our offensive and defensive line.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

With a brand-new coaching staff, we are going to focus on this year’s development of our players.

Q A Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? We are putting all our focus on this year.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

Yes. With a new staff, we will have a different offense and defense, as well as special teams.

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

We have some good speed at our skill positions. We will look to utilize that as one of our primary strengths.

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BROHNS DONALDSON

DONOVAN ALLEN


TN DIVISION II-2A

/

BOYD BUCHANAN SCHOOL

S T AT S

TY BARNES

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

2022 SCHEDULE PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

AUGUST 19 GREENBACK (H) 26 DAVIDSON ACADEMY (A) SEPTEMBER 2 CHRISTIAN ACAD. OF KNOX. (A) 9 HOWARD (A) 16 SILVERDALE BAPTIST (A) 23 COLUMBIA ACADEMY (H) 30 CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN (H) OCTOBER 14 NOTRE DAME (A) 21 KNOXVILLE WEBB (A) 28 GRACE CHRISTIAN KNOXVILLE (H)

COACH’S VIEW

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. MATT STONE

HOUSTON HICKS

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2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

2

BRODIE LOWE

WR/LB

SO

36

HARBOR BENT

WR/DB

FR

3

KENNY BELL

FB/DL

SR

40

DOMINIC DAPICE

WR/LB

FR

4

CADEN JOHNSON

WR/DB

SR

5

NATHAN MILLER

WR/DB

SR

41

AJ JOHNSON

FB/LB

JR

6

PJ DONALDSON

WR/DB

JR

42

DYLAN MEITZLER

FB/LB

SO

7

HUDSON WAMACK

WR/DB

SO

43

PHILLIP ROBERTS

WR/DB

SO

8

DARIN SHANNON

WR/DB

SO

44

KADEN BATES

FB/LB

JR

9

JAYLON SANDERFER

RB/LB

JR

10

DONOVAN ALLEN

WR/DB

SR

45

CONNOR BEARD

TE/DL

JR

12

JACOB HUTCHESON

QB/DB

SR

50

JACOB SHOCKLEY

OL/DL

SR

13

JAYDEN MADISON

WR/DB

SR

51

EMERY GRAVITT

K/P

JR

14

XAVIER EMBRY

WR/DB

SO

52

GARRICK CASON

OL/DL

SR

15

SETH VICKERS

QB/DL

SR

16

JAYDEN MOORE

WR/DB

SO

54

ISAIAH HOWARD

OL/DL

SO

17

ETHAN LANE

K

SO

55

SANTANA STRICKLAND

OL/DL

SO

18

HOUSTON HICKS

QB/P

SO

56

THAD BALLINGER

OL/DL

SR

19

BROHNS DONALDSON

WR/DB

SR

58

NATHAN RANDOLPH

K/P

FR

20

REID PETTWAY

WR/DB

SR

59

TY BARNES

OL/DL

SR

21

PHILLIP COLLINS

RB/DB

JR

22

JATAVIOUS DAVIS

RB/DB

SO

60

LUCAS HIGHFIELD

OL/DL

JR

24

TIMOTHY JONES

WR/DB

JR

63

JACK FRAZIER

OL/DL

FR

25

JAMES NOLAN

TE/LB

SR

66

CALVIN RICE

OL/DL

SO

26

WILL ANDREWS

WR/DB

SO

68

BLAZE RASCHKE

OL/DL

FR

27

COLE FOSTER

FB/DL

JR

28

ELI JOHNSON

FB/LB

SO

70

CALEB HOWARD

OL/DL

SO

29

SABASTIAN JONES

WR/DB

FR

71

CELBIE URFFER

OL/DL

FR

30

GAVIN CASON

WR/LB

SO

72

JACKSON BLOCKER

OL/DL

SO

31

JACK VARNER

WR/DB

SO

80

NOLAN HARDEMAN

WR/DB

FR

32

CAMERON KOLFF

WR/DB

FR

33

MATT STONE

RB/LB

SR

82

BRAYDEN STANDEFER

TE/DL

SO

34

HUDSON HIGHFIELD

WR/DB

FR

85

XAVIER BORK

WR/DB

SO

35

DAVID GREEN

WR/DB

FR

88

CALEB NUNEZ

WR/DB

SO

Roster as of July 31st

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C H AT T A N O O G A C H R I S T I A N S C H O O L

COACH PHIL MASSEY

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q A

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Q

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

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JAVORIS HAVIS

Focusing on being their very best. Effort and attitude in the spring have been outstanding, and team accountability has been positive.

With the lack of depth, staying healthy will play a huge part in us being successful.

A

We will look for seniors to provide leadership on and off the field. 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), William Wall (OL/DL), Grayson Officer (OL/ LB), Kaleb Bonastia (OL/DL), and Keaton Warren (OL/DL).

Q A Q A

ZION IRVIN

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

The experience coming back in the skill positions.

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?

Worrying about injuries in key positions that could drastically change the outcome of this season.

Q A

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

The team finished strong last season. We will hopefully build off that momentum.

Q A

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

Offense will be more spread. Offensively, a balanced attack. Defense will be 3-3 stack.

In the skill area, we’ll have above average speed, and it will be important to get the ball in playmakers’ hands.

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DREW BOND


TN DIVISION II-2A

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C H AT T A N O O G A C H R I S T I A N S C H O O L

S T AT S

GRAYSON OFFICER

COACH NAME: Phil Massey (24 yrs. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at CCS)

BOO CARTER

DIVISION/CLASS: TN II-AA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 5-5 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 3rd MASCOT: Chargers 2022 SCHEDULE

PHOTOS BY HEATH AUSTIN AND LUKE WILSON

WILLIAM WALL

AUGUST 19 MCCALLIE (A) 26 SOUTH PITTSBURG (H) SEPTEMBER 2 SILVERDALE BAPTIST (H) 9 HARDING ACADEMY (A) 16 NOTRE DAME (H) 23 CHRISTIAN ACAD. OF KNOX. (H) 30 BOYD BUCHANAN (A) OCTOBER 14 GRACE CHRISTIAN – KNOXVILLE (A) 21 REPUBLIC (H) 28 KNOXVILLE WEBB (A)

DEVORIS HAVIS

COACH’S VIEW

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 workouts, the effort and attitudes of our players give me great optimism for this season.

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TN DIVISION II-2A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

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

8

ZION JACKSON

9 10

YR.

28

ALDER WINGFIELD

WR/LB

FR

32

RYDER SMITH

TE/DL

FR

33

DEVORIS HAVIS

OL/DL

SR

34

LANDON NEWTON

LB

SR

JR

36

DREW LEPPER

K

SR

RB/LB

FR

40

DREW PETTY

TE/LB

SO

ZION IRVIN

WR/LB

SR

50

JP FAIN

OL/DL

FR

MALIK LEE

RB/LB

SO 51

DREW BOND

OL/DL

SR

52

EJ DANIELS

OL/DL

FR

11

JERMAINE STINSON

WR/LB

JR

12

NATHAN DELOACH

QB/DB

FR

13

EZRA DUBLE

WR/LB

FR

53

OWEN BROWN

OL/LB

SO

14

EPHRAIM MCGHEE

WR/DB

FR

54

WILLIAM WALL

OL/DL

SR

15

TYREKE WISE-BRIDGES

WR/DB

SO

55

MACHI GREEN

OL/DL

FR

16

LANE TRAVIS

QB/DB

SR

56

JOHN POTTER

OL/DL

FR

17

JORDAN GILE

QB

SR 58

ZION FLEMING

OL/DL

JR

18

CONNOR TYLER

TE/LB

SR

19

ETHAN MCBRIDE

WR/DB

SR

59

CARTER ABSHER

OL/DL

FR

20

ZARMANE STOUDEMIRE

RB/LB

FR

60

GRAYSON OFFICER

OL/LB

SR

21

JAISHON MCLIN

RB/LB

SO

61

KALEB BONASTIA

OL/DL

SR

22

DEMAISHAWN EARLS

WR/DB

SR

63

PRESTON HIBBERTS

OL/DL

JR

23

LD HOLLINGSWORTH

RB/LB

SO 73

DARRIUS TALLEY

OL/DL

JR

24

DRE MARTIN

WR/DB

JR

25

COOPER JORDAN

WR/DB

FR

75

IAN MEDRANO

OL/DL

JR

26

CALLEN BRIDGEMAN

WR/LB

SO

77

KEATON WARREN

OL/DL

SR

27

DONTRELL BIRT

WR/DB

SR

88

RILEY COOK

WR/OL

FR

Roster as of July 31st

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NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL

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TN DIVISION II-2A

COACH CHARLES FANT

Q A Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Senior-led with multiple returning starters.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Protecting our quarterbacks in the pass game and stingy defense working to win the turnover game.

Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

RICKEY MAPLES JR.

Jermaine Smith (WR/LB), Kenny Hammond Jr. (WR/DB), Cash Bandy (QB), Rickey Maples Jr. (RB/DB), Justin Baker (WR/DB), Jadon Vintrov (OL/LB), and Dylan Vintrov (RB/LB).

JERMAINE SMITH

Our team’s dedication and willingness to put in work that will help them be successful.

Q A Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? The depths of our offensive and defensive lines.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

The experience of our nine returning starters on offense and nine returning starters on defense.

Q A Q A Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? To win this region, you have to be aggressive.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

JUSTIN BAKER

We will throw the ball more on offense and play pressure defense.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

Wide receiver and defensive back speed will be the cornerstone of our team.

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KENNY HAMMOND JR.


TN DIVISION II-2A

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NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

COACH NAME: Charles Fant (11 yrs. as a head coach, 11th as head coach at Notre Dame)

DIEGO VILLANUEVA

DIVISION/CLASS: TN II-AA 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 3-7 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 6th MASCOT: Fighting Irish

PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY & COURTESY OF NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 WALKER VALLEY (H) 26 HIXSON (H) SEPTEMBER 2 KNOXVILLE WEBB (H) 16 CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN (A) 23 GRACE CHRISTIAN – KNOXVILLE (H) 30 SILVERDALE BAPTIST (H)

JERMAINE SMITH

KENNY HAMMOND JR.

OCTOBER 7 HOWARD (H) 14 BOYD BUCHANAN (H) 21 CHRISTIAN ACAD. OF KNOXVILLE (A) 28 THE KING’S ACADEMY (A)

COACH’S VIEW

SAM GRIBBEN DYLAN JORDAN LANDON GOELLER

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. FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 119


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TN DIVISION II-2A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

0

BEN HOUSTON

WR/DB

SR

24

TALLON RUIZ

RB/LB

FR

1

JUSTIN BAKER

WR/DB

JR

25

CALEB GREEN

WR/DB

FR

2

KENNY HAMMOND JR.

WR/DB

SR

27

JAMES ANDREACH

WR/DB

FR

3

JAYDON KELLEY

WR/DB

SR

28

EJ CARTER

RB/DB

SO

4

RICKEY MAPLES JR.

RB/DB

SR

30

CHRIS OROZCO

K

SR

5

LANDON GOELLER

WR/DB

SO

32

CHRIS GREEN

WR/DL

FR

6

JERMAINE SMITH

WR/LB

SR

33

CADE WASHINGTON

K

SR

7

ZIREON WATTERS

RB/DB

SO 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

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

66

CHARLES LATHRAM

OL/DL

SR

21

NATHAN SHROPSHIRE

WR/DB

FR

70

BRAYDON MINGO

TE/DL

SO

22

TATE TIDWELL

WR/DB

FR

71

RUDY TOMAS

OL/DL

SR

23

WILSON HAGEN

WR/DB

JR

72

KEEGAN SCHAFLUETZEL

OL/DL

JR

Roster as of July 31st

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SILVERDALE BAPTIST ACADEMY

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TN DIVISION II-2A

COACH MIKE CONNOR

Q A Q A Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Striving to be better than our last season.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

We must continue to build deep connections throughout our team.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Sam Tedford (OL/DL), Kyle Shoemaker (OL/DL), Brody Lamb (RB/LB), Brett Rogers (QB/DB), Turner Junkins (ATH), Cameron Bowen (WR/DB), Jackson Hattaway (WR/S), Ryland Cobb (OL/DL), Davis Wells (OL/LB), and Chase Manning (TE/LB).

Q A Q A

SAM TEDFORD

CHASE MANNING

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? Our players and coaches. RYLAND COBB

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

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 success is not good enough for this year’s opportunities.

Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR?

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 really does drive behavior.

Q A

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

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.

Improving. Our team has worked hard this off-season to become stronger and faster.

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BRODY LAMB


TN DIVISION II-2A

/

SILVERDALE BAPTIST ACADEMY

S T AT S

TURNER JUNKINS

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 2022 SCHEDULE PHOTOS COURTESY OF SILVERDALE BAPTIST ACADEMY

KYLE SHOEMAKER

AUGUST 19 EAST RIDGE (H) 26 FRANKLIN ROAD ACADEMY (A) SEPTEMBER 2 CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN (A) 9 LAKEWAY CHRISTIAN (H) 16 BOYD BUCHANAN (H) 23 DONELSON CHRISTIAN (A) 30 NOTRE DAME (A) OCTOBER 7 KNOXVILLE WEBB (H) 21 GRACE CHRISTIAN – KNOXVILLE (A) 28 CHRISTIAN ACAD. OF KNOXVILLE (H) COACH’S VIEW

DAVIS WELLS

The Division II-AA East Region is a very competitive region. We will likely still be overlooked due to the talent level within our region. 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. FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 123


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TN DIVISION II-2A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

ETHAN LE

RB/DB

SO

45

TIMOTHY CONNOR

RB/LB

JR

2

TURNER JUNKINS

ATH

SR

46

CALEB GRECO

WR/DB

SO

3

CAMERON BOWEN

WR/DB

SR

4

JACKSON HATTAWAY

WR/S

SR

47

OLIVER VELA

WR/LB

SO

5

BENNETT REAGAN

WR/DB

SO

48

TATE STANDEFER

RB/LB

FR

6

CADEN BANCROFT

WR/DB

JR

50

BEN PUGLISE

TE/LB

JR

7

CARTER BROWN

WR/DB

SO

51

BRIAR BANCROFT

TE/LB

FR

8

BRODY LAMB

RB/LB

SR

52

RYLAND COBB

OL/DL

SR

9

CHASE MANNING

TE/LB

SR

53

HARRIS JENNE

OL/DL

SO

10

NATE HAMPTON

WR/DB

JR

11

GAVIN GIBSON

WR/DB

SR

55

KYLE SHOEMAKER

OL/DL

SR

12

JACOB ELDRIDGE

TE/DL

JR

56

MALEAK MCALLISTER

OL/DL

SO

14

BRETT ROGERS

QB/DB

SR

58

JOHN DAVID GLADDEN

OL/LB

SO

15

NATE HUDGINS

WR/DB

SR

60

DAVIS WELLS

OL/LB

SR

16

LANDON DEITCH

RB/LB

SO

61

SAM TEDFORD

OL/DL

SR

17

CHASE WALKER

ATH

JR

62

BRADEN WILSON

OL/DL

FR

18

BRODY FINCH

WR/DB

SO

19

BRETT OXFORD

WR/DB

FR

63

CALEB TURNIPSEED

OL/DL

SO

20

NOAH HENDRIX

TE/LB

JR

65

ANDREW MOSSBECK

OL/DL

SR

21

COLLIN SHARP

WR/DB

SR

68

BRODIE RUSSELL

OL/DL

FR

22

JAKE GRANTHAM

WR/DB

SR

70

DASH DURHAM

OL/DL

SR

24

CAIDEN BOTTS

WR

JR

71

GAVIN DAVIDSON

OL/DL

SO

25

TALAN BUTTERWORTH

WR/DB

FR

72

JACK FIGLESTAHLER

OL/DL

FR

26

CADEN MCGRAW

WR

JR

28

GARRETT MOSER

RB/LB

FR

75

STEVEN BRUNO

OL/DL

JR

29

JASPER MARTIN

WR/DB

JR

78

JACKSON SCHAEFFER

OL/DL

FR

30

STEVE CAMP

WR

SO

79

DAVID HUFFINES

OL/DL

FR

32

JOSH HARDAWAY

RB/DE

SR

82

BRAYDEN MORGAN

QB/DB

FR

33

JAXSON CARTSEN

TE/DL

SO

84

BRAXTON ANDERSON

WR/DB

FR

34

TANNER BAYNE

TE/LB

FR

35

JACK HARRIS

TE/DL

FR

85

ZACH LYNCH

WR/DB

JR

36

CHASE DAVIS

RB/DB

SO

86

RYDER WRIGHT

DL

FR

42

LINCOLN MESHELL

WR/DB

SO

88

ASHER JONES

WR/DB

SR

44

BRODY DENNETT

WR/DL

SR

90

JACK MAUSER

K

FR

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GRACE ACADEMY

/

TN DIVISION II-1A

COACH BOB ATECA

Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? We have a young, energetic team.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? We will need to grow up fast.

AVERY IVARSON

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? Our returning seniors.

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? They are willing to put in the work.

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? As always, depth and injuries.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

We need to keep the momentum built by last year’s seniors, which led to a state championship.

Q A Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? Keep it simple.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

We will be relatively the same, but will key into our current players’ talents.

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? We will have some speed at the skill positions. WESLEY THOMPSON

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BO SWANSON


TN DIVISION II-1A

/

GRACE ACADEMY

S T AT S

BROCK PASSONS

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 PHOTOS COURTESY OF GRACE ACADEMY

2022 SCHEDULE

CARSON KNECHT

AUGUST 12 SOUTH HAVEN CHRISTIAN (H) 19 TSD (A) 26 CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL (H) SEPTEMBER 2 FRANKLIN CHRISTIAN (A) 9 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN (A) 16 RIVERSIDE CHRISTIAN (A) 23 TRI-CITIES CHRISTIAN (H) 30 ASD (A) OCTOBER 7 PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN (H) 14 LANCASTER CHRISTIAN (A)

COACH’S VIEW

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.

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2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

AVERY IVARSON

WR/DB

SR

30

JOHN MICHAEL JAQUES

TE/DL

SR

2

CALEB CIGLIANO

RB/S

8

33

LUCAS DELAUGHTER

WR/DB

SO

3

ANDREW HUGGINS

OL/DL

FR

41

ETHAN CAMPBELL

WR/DB

SR

5

CLAYTON GUNTHER

QB/LB

FR

49

ETHAN LEE

OL/S

SO

7

BROCK PASSONS

WR/DB

JR

7

BOONE PERRY

QB/S

FR

50

KENNEDY BREWER

TE/DL

FR

9

CARSON KNECHT

RB/DB

SO

52

BO SWANSON

OL/LB

SR

11

BRADLEY MAJORS

RB/DB

FR

56

PATRICK HOWELL

OL/DL

FR

12

KINGSTON RAGAN

WR/DB

FR

60

HARRISON SPILKO

OL/DL

SO

13

JUDAH PRAIRIE

WR/DB

FR

62

HAYDEN SMITH

OL/DL

FR

14

WESLEY THOMPSON

QB/S

JR

66

AUSTIN NELSON

OL/DL

SO

21

WADE GAITHER

RB/S

SR

70

CAMDEN PARKS

OL/DL

SR

22

JACOB MOCK

RB/S

JR

75

SAM RICHARDS

OL/DL

SO

23

NICK CIGLIANO

WR/S

SR

84

HARRISON RAGAN

WR/DB

JR

28

ETHAN DOMINGUEZ

RB/S

FR

88

JOEL ESTES

WR/DB

SO

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On Friday Night... It’s not how many are on your team... It’s the team you’re on. It’s more than competition. It’s community. It’s not just the lights, It’s the lives!

TEXT O R C A L L A D M I S S I O N S A T ( 4 2 3 ) 8 9 2 - 8 2 2 4 • A D M I S S I O N S @ M Y G R A C E C H A T T . O R G • G R A C E C H A T T . O R G


BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

COACH DAMON FLOYD

Q A Q A Q

A

J’ALAN TERRY

KNOX WATSON

Hardworking with a ton of potential.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? Staying healthy and humble.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

JACKSON WILSON

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? Ten starters back on defense and seven on offense.

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? The team’s overall health.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? Depth in each position.

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? Never say never.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

A few new names will be Don Jones, JD Kirkpatrick, Jarrius Rogers, and Damarius Ballard.

Q A

TN DIVISION I-6A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Knox Watson (RB/LB), Tito Williams (WR/DB), Jackson Wilson (RB/DB), Gage Anderson (RB/LB), and Rodney Williams (TE/LB).

Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A

/

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? We have some good team speed, but so do other teams in our region.

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LUKE KEITH

BRODY MORGAN


TN DIVISION I-6A

/

BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

GAGE ANDERSON

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

PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY AND COURTESY OF BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

ALEX WALKER

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 18 BRAINERD (H) 26 WALKER VALLEY (H) SEPTEMBER 2 CLEVELAND (H) 9 MCMINN CO. (H) 16 HARDIN VALLEY (A) 30 BEARDEN (A) OCTOBER 7 OOLTEWAH (H) 14 FARRAGUT (H) 21 RHEA CO. (A) 28 MARYVILLE (H)

TITO WILLIAMS

COACH’S VIEW

Tough region and non-region 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.

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BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

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TN DIVISION I-6A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

GAGE ANDERSON

RB/LB

SR

38

LOGAN LEDFORD

TE/DL

FR

2

KNOX WATSON

RB/LB

SR

39

LANDON GOINS

WR/DB

FR

3

TITO WILLIAMS

WR/DB

JR

4

J’ALAN TERRY

WR/DB

SO

40

ANDREW WALKER

TE/DL

FR

5

MASON GOREE

WR/DB

SO

42

JAKE KEITH

TE/LB

SO

6

RODNEY WILLIAMS

TE/LB

JR

43

MASON THOMPSON

TE/LB

JR

7

FINN MERTENS

WR/DB

SR

44

JONATHAN SOSEBEE

TE/DL

SR

8

MARCUS GOREE JR.

WR/DB

JR

45

CANNON REHAGEN

RB/LB

JR

9

DON JONES

TE/DL

SR

46

ELI DUNCAN

TE/DL

SR

10

DAMARIUS BALLARD

WR/DB

JR

11

JARRIUS ROGERS

WR/DB

JR

47

JADEN ESTRADA

TE/DB

JR

12

ALEX WALKER

QB/DB

JR

50

BEN COLLINS

OL/DL

JR

13

KYLE HOGG

WR/DB

SO

51

BRODY MORGAN

OL/DL

SR

15

SETH ADAMS

QB/DB

SR

54

BEN TAYLOR

OL/DL

FR

16

TAYLOR DUGGAN

WR/DB

SR

55

BRYSON BIVENS

OL/DL

SO

17

MAX WILSON

WR/DB

JR

56

JOSH LEEK

OL/DL

SR

18

TYLER COOK

QB/DB

FR

19

BRAXTON ARTHUR

WR/DB

JR

59

LUKE HAGY

OL/DL

FR

20

DANIEL HELSODN

TE/DL

JR

60

ELI TAYLOR

OL/DL

FR

21

JOVON DERRICK

WR/DB

JR

61

CHRIS MYERS

OL/DL

FR

22

JACKSON WILSON

RB/DB

SO

62

JACOB PAGE

OL/LB

JR

23

MEHKI COLLINS

TE/DL

SR

65

LUKE KEITH

OL/DL

JR

25

JAKE POWELL

WR/DB

SO

66

CAYDEN FLOYD

OL/DL

JR

26

JAXSON PRESLEY

WR/DB

SO

28

AJ WILLIAMS

RB/LB

JR

70

CONNOR RAMSEY

OL/DL

FR

29

ALEX BREW

WR/DB

JR

75

THATCHER WILKINS

OL/DL

FR

30

JD KIRKPATRICK

TE/DL

SR

77

EUGENE PETERSON

OL/DL

JR

31

AIDEN HOLLIES

WR/DB

FR

78

DAKOTA MOORE

OL/DL

FR

32

JACOB GENTRY

WR/DB

SO

80

KEYANDRE BUTTS

WR/DB

SO

33

SIMON MULLIS

RB/DB

JR

34

LANDON SCOTT

RB/DB

SO

82

GRANT HANEY

K

SR

35

KHADIEN KEITH

RB/DL

SR

87

DRAKE ARENDALE

WR/DB

JR

36

BRODY PERRY

TE/DL

JR

98

SKYLAR PIRKLE

K

JR

37

BRAYDEN HAMILTON

LB

FR

99

LANDON BURMEISTER

QB/DB

FR

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Teamwork. Homework. Hard Work. It’s been our honor to support the TSSAA for more than 20 years. Join us on Dec. 1-3 at Finley Stadium to celebrate our student-athletes at the 2022 BlueCross Bowl. ©2022 BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc., an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association


CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL

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TN DIVISION I-6A

COACH MARTY WHEELER

Q A Q A

BRIAN BEARD JR.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Young up front, with more experience on the perimeter.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Our ability to run the football and improve execution offensively. Being able to get off the field on third down defensively.

Q A Q A Q A Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? Our seniors.

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

We have had a productive off-season.

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Everything.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

We had a very productive year; we just didn’t finish the second half the way we did the first!

Q A Q A Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR?

Lessons should be learned every year.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? No.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

We have good speed on the perimeter. Hopefully, we can be even faster on defense than we were a year ago.

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ETHAN BURNS

BENNETT SMITH


TN DIVISION I-6A

/

CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

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

PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

MYCAH JORDAN

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 18 RED BANK (H) 26 MCMINN CO. (H) SEPTEMBER 2 BRADLEY CENTRAL (A) 9 EAST RIDGE (H) 16 FARRAGUT (A) 23 WALKER VALLEY (A) 30 MARYVILLE (H)

RODNEY BROADNAX JR.

DREW LAMBERT

OCTOBER 14 BEARDEN (H) 21 GILES CO. (H) 28 HARDIN VALLEY (A)

COACH’S VIEW

The key is taking advantage 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.

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CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL

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TN DIVISION I-6A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

MYCAH JORDAN

WR/DB

JR

33

BRAEDEN DUGGAN

TE/DL

SR

2

RODNEY BROADNAX JR.

WR/LB

SR

35

JACKSON ABOOD

TE/LB

SO

3

AARON SMITH

WR/DB

JR

36

JUSTIN PHAM

WR/DB

JR

4

BENNETT SMITH

K/P

SR

37

KHYNG DODD

RB/LB

SR

5

BRIAN BEARD JR.

RB/DB

JR 40

JERMELL WORD JR.

TE/DL

JR

6

DJ ADAMS

WR/DB

SR 43

SHIV PATEL

WR/DB

SO

7

LJ ADAMS

QB/DB

JR 45

ANTONIO WESTFIELD

TE/DL

FR

8

AVERY HUGHES

WR/LB

JR

9

CAMDEN LOCKERBY

RB/LB

JR

50

LORENZO TYSON

OL/DL

JR

10

LUCAS SZYMBORSKI

TE/LB

SO

51

JARED CANALES

OL/DL

SR

13

SLOAN BOLAÑOS

K/P

FR

52

ETHAN MIKEL

OL/DL

SO

14

ANDRES CANSLER

WR/DB

JR

53

DAVID DENIETOLIS

OL/DL

SO

15

BRAYDEN CARROLL

QB/DB

FR

54

STONEWALL SHURETTE

OL/DL

SO

16

DREW LAMBERT

QB

SR

55

MADDOX GALLAGHER

OL/DL

SR

17

DEVIN BARGER

WR/LB

SO

56

ETHAN BURNS

OL/DL

SR

18

ERA ROJAS

K/P

SR

57

BRADEN AHLBERG

OL/DL

JR

20

KINGSTON PICKENS

WR/DB

SO 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

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

66

ETHAN BILBAO

OL/DL

JR

27

TANNER STONE

WR/DB

SO

72

RONNIE KAHALEWAI

OL/DL

JR

28

BRI’SHAWN MARSHALL

RB/DB

JR

75

WILL BRANTLEY

OL/DL

JR

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Caring for cancer patients has been my life’s work. I understand this disease. The ACS has a pivotal role in this fight – and we desperately need your help.” DR. ALVARO VALLE, SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST AT UNIVERSITY SURGICAL ASSOCIATES

Donations given locally to the American Cancer Society help fund transportation services for cancer patients. Volunteer today to give rides, learn more at cancer.org/drive. For more information in regards to the American Cancer Society in Chattanooga contact Cynthia.rix@cancer.org


T H E H O WA R D S C H O O L

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TN DIVISION I-5A

ONTARRIUS WOODRUFF

COACH DEDRIC MAFFETT

Q A Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? Putting in work.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Players remaining positive through the ebbs and flows of life and games.

Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Tariq Morris (ATH), Ontarrius Woodruff (FB/DL), Roy Miles Jr. (OL/DL), Myles Houston (OL/DL), Jurshaun Torrey (DL/LB/LS), Jaron Bell (TE/DL), Daveon Dupree (TE/DL), and Christopher Ervin (OL/DL).

Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? Defensive line play.

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Players making the right choices.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? The kids understanding team expectations.

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? No matter what, stay the course!

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

Yes. A variety of plays on offense, personnel on defense, and ball security on special teams.

Q A

LONDON CROSS

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? Our team speed is fair!

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TRAGONTAE LEWIS

DAVEON DUPREE


TN DIVISION I-5A

/

T H E H O WA R D S C H O O L

S T AT S

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 PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

2022 SCHEDULE

ROY MILES JR.

AUGUST 19 TYNER ACADEMY (A) 27 BRAINERD (H) SEPTEMBER 2 THE KING’S ACADEMY (A) 9 BOYD BUCHANAN (H) 16 MCMINN CO. (A) 23 HIXSON (H) 30 OOLTEWAH (H)

MYLES HOUSTON

CHRISTOPHER ERVIN

OCTOBER 7 NOTRE DAME (A) 14 RHEA CO. (H) 27 WALKER VALLEY (A)

COACH’S VIEW

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!

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T H E H O WA R D S C H O O L

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2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

1

TARIQ MORRIS

ATH

SR

34

AASEAN OLIVER

K

SR

2

JA’CARON SANDERS

RB/WR/LB

JR

35

JOSHUA LOPEZ

K

JR

3

MIKEL FREEMAN

WR/DB

SR

40

KINGSTON HERMAN

LB

FR

4

CHRISTOPHER BRADLEY

WR/DB

FR

44

ONTARRIUS WOODRUFF

FB/DL

SR

5

JALEN TAYLOR

WR/DB

JR

47

MARQUES BLACKBURN

WR

SO

6

TRAGONTAE LEWIS

RB/DB/LB

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

7 8 9 10

DAVEON DUPREE CHRISTAIN HOLLAND LONDON CROSS LANDON DOWBY

TE/DL WR/DB FB/LB QB

YR.

SR SR SR 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

75

MYLES HOUSTON

OL/DL

SR

30

DANIEL ROSS-BELL

LB

JR

95

BAYRO VASQUEZ LOPEZ

K

JR

31

PRINCETON JONES

FB/LB

SO

99

ZION COTTON

OL/DL

FR

Roster as of July 31st

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O O L T E WA H H I G H S C H O O L

COACH JAMES MANNING

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q A

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

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TN DIVISION I-5A

WILL BOLT

They are still young, but they love to come to work and get better every day.

We need to build on the team culture that we started to instill during spring practice.

AJ Robinson (QB), Will Bolt (WR/ DB), Mason Arnold (DB), Isaac Itofe (OL), Takoda Jones (RB/DB), and Reggie Knight (WR).

Q A

GIANNI BEN-MOSHE

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

We are returning a lot of young talent from last year’s team that started 10 games.

Q A Q A Q A Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? The strength of our schedule.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

Making the playoffs for the first time in two years.

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? We have to stick together as a team.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

Hopefully offense, defense, and special teams will be better than last year.

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

We have some kids who can run at the right positions.

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PEYTON THOMAS


TN DIVISION I-5A

/

O O L T E WA H H I G H S C H O O L

S T AT S

MASON ARNOLD

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

PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 EAST HAMILTON (H) 26 RED BANK (A) SEPTEMBER 2 WALKER VALLEY (H) 16 RHEA CO. (A) 23 BAYLOR (A) 30 HOWARD (A) OCTOBER 7 BRADLEY CENTRAL (A) 14 SODDY DAISY (H) 21 BRAINERD (H) 28 MCMINN CO. (H)

TAKODA JONES

COACH’S VIEW

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.

AJ ROBINSON

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2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

ROCKO JENNINGS MASON ARNOLD KADEN MINOR CADEN HUDSON REGGIE KNIGHT LEVI KRUGER HUDSON SPEARS BROCK SMALLEN ASA MCMILLON JAMES CLEMENTSON BRENT BADDLEY BRYSON WOFFORD MARKEE CRUTCHER DESHAUN ACKLIN HUDSON HARPER AJ ROBINSON JUSTIN WILLIS LUKE PARR JOSIAH FEATHERSTONE O’RYAN TATE TAKODA JONES KADAE PEOPLES GIANNI BEN-MOSHE KOBE BALDWIN MADDOX PIERCE HAIDYN WILKEY TYLER MCCAMY WYATT JACKSON CADE RICHARDSON JADARIUS STRICKLAND JADEN HARBIN CURTIS CARTER CADE JOHNSON ZACH GILBERT JACOB BIGGS TANNER SMITH RYDER BIGELOW EMERSON ORR ISAAC INTHISANE STEAVEN ROGERS THOMAS REHRING CADEN MCMAHON JACOB MATHERSON TANNER CARAWAY JAYDEN MCQUILLAN ELLIS MALDING KANE ROMANO JAMAAL WHITAKER

DB DB QB DB WR DB WR/DB WR LB LB/H QB LB DB WR WR QB LB/H WR RB/DB LB RB/DB WR LB RB RB WR WR WR LB RB LB DL WR LB WR DB LB LB DL LB RB DL/H LB OL RB DL DL/H DL

SR SR SO JR SR JR SO SO SO SR SO SO SO JR SO SR JR FR SO SR SR SR SR JR FR SR SO JR SO JR SR JR SO FR FR FR FR FR SO JR FR JR FR FR FR FR FR JR

51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 98 99

DEVIN FERRER WILLIAM VARNELL GAVIN HUDGENS JEROME WHITE RUSSELL WILLOCKS PEYTON THOMAS BRADEN GILBERT GIANCARLO BRUZZONE ELI EAVES KEATON ROGERS CASH BENNETT JAKOB WINKELMANN TREVOR GREEN EDWARD DEFREITAS JAMES HARRIS CAYDEN DAILEY MARKES CRUTCHER TYLER CHRISTIAN NOBLE KNOCH WESTON FRICK CALEB HENSON ELIJAH PRICHARD MORGAN CAIRNS NAMON DERRING ISAAC ITOFE NOAH WILKERSON AVERY THOMPSON GARRETT RIGSBY CAMERON SANDERS GABRIEL WILLIAMS WILL BOLT AIDAN PEREZ NOAH CALLAHAN ZACHARY SPRAGUE DEKEDRIC WOODGETT RYAN BEAVERS KALEB BAILEY JAVONTE DOYLE ANTONIO HUNTER TYRONE MCWHORTER XAVIER HINES ELIJAH GERSTNER JULIAN WILLIAMSON JOSH DAVIS

OL DL OL DL LB OL DL OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DL DL OL DL OL OL K K DL DB WR/DB LB WR WR DL DB LB LB DL RB DL WR WR DB

JR SO FR SR JR JR SO SR JR SR FR JR FR SO JR SO SO SO SR JR FR SO SR JR SR SO SR SR SO FR SR JR FR FR JR FR FR FR JR SO JR JR SO JR

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RHEA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

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TN DIVISION I-5A

COACH MARK PEMBERTON

Q A Q A Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

ETHAN DAVIS

Young.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? Our offensive and defensive line.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Caleb O’Dell (RB/DB), Trent Edwards (RB/LB), Hunter Crowe (RB/LB), Maurice Shirley (OL/DL), Kaleb Martin (QB/ DB), and Ethan Davis (RB/DB).

Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? Work ethic.

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Depth.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? Moving past the third round.

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? Stay consistent. CALEB O’DELL

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? No.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? Team speed is not bad.

BRILEY MAYBERRY

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RHEA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

KALEB MARTIN

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 PHOTOS BY BILLYNTHIA HILL, RHEA CO. MAGAZINE

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 ALCOA (H) SEPTEMBER 2 MCMINN CO. (A) 9 ANDERSON CO. (A) 16 OOLTEWAH (H) 23 RED BANK (A) 30 WALKER VALLEY (H) OCTOBER 7 ELIZABETHTON (H) 14 HOWARD (A) 21 BRADLEY CENTRAL (H) 27 COFFEE CO. (A)

LATRON ALLOWAY

COACH’S VIEW

We have a tough schedule and will take it one at a time. It’s one of the toughest schedules in our classification. We will improve each week and play our best ball at playoff time.

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TN DIVISION I-5A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

CAM POTTS

RB/DB

SO

54

KAMRON SHARP

OL/DL

SO

2

AIDEN WILKERSON

WR/DB

FR

55

DOMINIC DYE

OL/DL

JR

3

BRYSON DAVIS

RB/LB

SR

56

CARTER JOLLEY

OL/DL

SO

5

MASON FORD

QB/DB

FR

57

JAXSON SKILES

OL/DL

FR

6

WESTIN BARNS

WR/DB

FR

7

KOLE MICKEL

WR/DB

SO

58

TREY MCINTOSH

OL/DL

FR

8

BRYCE DUPRE

QB/DB

JR

59

AUSTIN DODD

OL/DL

SO

9

MAKYE HYATTE

RB/LB

SO

60

COLTON BEENE

OL/DL

SO

10

KAIDEN RECTOR

QB/WR

FR

61

ANTHONY AKINA

OL/DL

FR

11

DIMITRI JORDAN

WR/DB

FR

62

ANDREW KING

OL/DL

SO

12

KALEB MARTIN

QB/DB

JR

63

ELIJAH NEWHOUSE

OL/DL

FR

13

COLE RUEHLING

K

SR

64

LUKE HENRY

OL/DL

JR

CONNER MITCHELL

OL/DL

FR

14

BILLY NEWNAN

RB/DB

SR

65

15

JADEN HYATTE

RB/LB

FR

66

NOAH HAYNES

OL/DL

FR

16

BRYSON GARRISON

QB/LB

FR

67

MICHAEL GREENE

OL/DL

JR

18

ERIC GALVEZ

RB/LB

SO

69

ROBERT RANGE

OL/DL

FR

19

ACE ROBINSON

RB/DB

SO

70

ETHAN ROBINSON

OL/DL

JR

20

CALEB O’DELL

RB/DB

SR

71

BENCIE RASNAKE

OL/DL

JR

21

KEYSHAWN SMITH

WR/DB

SO

22

BRILEY MAYBERRY

RB/LB

JR

72

CHASE WILKEY

OL/DL

FR

23

LATRON ALLOWAY

RB/LB

SO

24

COLE MAYBERRY

RB/LB

JR

28

TRENT EDWARDS

RB/LB

SR

29

NOAH EDWARDS

RB/LB

30

BROCK CORNWELL

32

73

CADE WHITCOMB

OL/DL

SO

74

JACOB GRIFFITH

OL/DL

FR

75

HAIDEN FUTRELL

OL/DL

SO

FR

76

AARON SIMPSON

OL/DL

FR

TE/LB

SO

77

AIDEN BYRD

OL/DL

FR

ETHAN DAVIS

RB/DB

JR

78

BARON BRUEHL

OL/DL

SO

34

JAKE MICKEL

RB/LB

FR

79

MASON PHILLIPS

OL/DL

SO

35

DAWSON MICKEL

RB/LB

JR

80

TRIGO VELEZQUEZ

WR/DB

FR

36

EMANUEL MARTINEZ

WR/LB

JR

81

JAMES ALVEY

WR/OL

SO

37

ZANDER NIXON

RB/DB

SO

82

EAGLE ROSE

LB

FR

38

ETHAN MOSLEY

RB/DB

SO

83

RYLIN SUTTLES

WR/DB

FR

39

ELIJAH HICKS

WR/DB

SO

85

EMILIO HERNANDEZ

TE/DL

JR

44

HUNTER CROWE

RB/LB

JR

45

ELI EVANS

RB/LB

FR

86

HAYDEN HICKMAN

TE/LB

FR

46

EASTON MARINSKI

WR/DB

SO

87

MAX DAUGHTREY

WR/DB

FR

47

KYZIN SHELFER

RB/LB

SO

88

KELVIN ZHENG

WR

FR

90

ULLISES LOPEZ

DL

JR

48

ALECZANDER YEAGER

TE/LB

SO

50

MAURICE SHIRLEY

OL/DL

JR

92

DANTE SALES

OL/DL

SR

51

BLAKE MAYNARD

OL/DL

SO

94

JAMESON ARNOLD

LB

FR

52

TY MASTERS

OL/DL

SO

96

PARKER GRAVITT

LB

FR

53

LELAND DYE

OL/DL

FR

97

SIERRA WESTIN

DL

FR

Roster as of July 31st

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WA L K E R VA L L E Y H I G H S C H O O L

COACH DREW AKINS

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Q

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Q

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

Q

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?

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ELI DENTON

Workmanlike. This group not only works when they are on football time, but works hard on their own time too.

A

Staying healthy is always a key to success. We also have to develop on both the offensive and defensive lines.

A

Eli Denton (RB/LB), Brady Montgomery (WR/DB), and Jackson Gibson (TE/DL).

A

BLAINE LOWE

The character and personality of this team. Everyone works and pushes others to work.

A

My kids, Lochlan and Brynleigh. And depth, always depth.

Q

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

Q

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR?

A

I think another season making the playoffs (three straight now). Competing in the playoffs has become the standard here.

A

I think we learned a lot about ourselves as a staff. We are either coaching things or allowing them. We have to live up to our standard.

Q

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

A

Different players, same system.

Q

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

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.

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TUCKER OWNBY


TN DIVISION I-5A

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WA L K E R VA L L E Y H I G H S C H O O L

S T AT S

BRADY MONTGOMERY

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

PHOTOS BY JAYLA BLAIR AND JEFFREY CARSON

BRAXTON SMITH

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 NOTRE DAME (A) 26 BRADLEY CENTRAL (A) SEPTEMBER 2 OOLTEWAH (A) 9 CARTER (H) 16 SMITH CO. (H) 23 CLEVELAND (H) 30 RHEA CO. (A) OCTOBER 14 MCMINN CO. (A) 21 UPPERMAN (H) 27 HOWARD (H)

COACH’S VIEW

JACKSON GIBSON

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, facing 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. FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 151


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2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

1

EVAN SCHWARZL

QB

JR

42

2

TUCKER OWNBY

WR/LB

SR

43

NAME

POS.

YR.

ELI DENTON

RB/LB

SR

JACKSON MCBRAYER

TE/LB

JR

3

TANNER WHITTENBARGER

RB/DB

JR

44

CAMERON NORWOOD

TE/LB

SR

4

CHRISTIAN WILDS

RB/LB

SR

45

JONATHAN MARSHALL

WR/DB

SO

5

JACKSON GIBSON

TE/DL

SR

47

JOSH VAN WYK

TE/DL

SR

48

NOAH BURNETTE

TE/LB

JR

6

ROMAN EULO

WR/DB

FR

7

NOLAN SCHABELL

RB/DB

JR

49

JACK SHONTS

TE/DL

SO

8

HUDSON MAKUCH

WR/DB

SO

50

TROY DYSZKIEWICZ

TE/DL

SO

9

ELI WILSON

K

JR

52

KOLBYN LOVINGOOD

OL/DL

SO

10

MICHAEL WOOD

WR/DB

FR

53

JOSH SALZER

OL/DL

SO

11

ZEKE GARRISON

WR/DB

SO

54

JASON MATTHEWS

OL/DL

SO

12

TYLER GOLDMAN

WR/LB

FR

55

BO FINCH

OL/DL

SO

13

BLAINE LOWE

WR/DB

SR

56

JON PUGH

OL/DL

SO

14

NICK COTTONE

TE/LB

SR

57

CASEY MATTHEWS

OL/DL

JR

15

LARKIN LEWIS

WR/DB

SR

58

TY PARKER

OL/DL

JR

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

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

28

DILLON TREW

K

SO

29

SPENCER MAKUCH

WR/DB

FR

30

ASHTON OWENS

TE/DL

JR

76

CADEN LASSEN

OL/DL

FR

WILL TURNER

OL/DL

SR

31

JACOB HOLLINGSWORTH

TE/LB

JR

77

32

BRADY MONTGOMERY

WR/DB

SR

78

THOMAS CROSS

OL/DL

SO

33

ASHER EASLEY

RB/LB

SO

80

BRADY O’BOYLE

TE/DL

SO

ELI CROSS

TE/DL

SO

34

CHIPPER FRANKS

TE/LB

SR

81

35

ELISHA PUGH

WR/DB

SR

83

BILL PITTMAN

WR/DL

SO

36

TATE ROUNTREE

RB/LB

SO

84

JACK GLENN

WR/DB

SO

LYRIC HUGHES

WR/DB

JR

37

LANDON MOORE

WR/DB

SO

85

38

CONNER PHILLIPS

TE/DB

JR

86

LANE CANTRELL

WR/DB

SO

39

JEREMIAH PUGH

WR/DB

SO

87

LOGAN JOLLEY

TE/DL

SO

40

DAVIAN VOYLES

WR/DB

SR

88

ETHAN SHARP

WR/DB

SO

41

TRAVIS COLEY

WR/DB

SO

89

MASON ALEXANDER

WR/DB

SO

Roster as of July 31st

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TN DIVISION I-4A

LARRY HENDERSON

COACH CURT JONES

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

A very experienced team that is hungry.

A

Everybody holding each other accountable.

Q

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Q

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

A

Donovan Smith (WR/DB), Jamison Johnson (OL/DL), and Ronye’ Watson (QB/DB).

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 coordinator, Kraig Campbell.

Q

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

A

Above average.

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RONYE’ WATSON


TN DIVISION I-4A

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C H AT T A N O O G A C E N T R A L H I G H S C H O O L

S T AT S

TRISTAN ODOM

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

PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 CAMPBELL CO. (A) 26 FRANKLIN CO. (A) SEPTEMBER 2 SODDY DAISY (H) 9 HIXSON (A) 16 RED BANK (A) 23 CLINTON (A) 30 EAST HAMILTON (H) OCTOBER 7 SEQUOYAH (H) 21 EAST RIDGE (A) 28 LIBERTY CREEK (H)

COACH’S VIEW

Win the games you are supposed to win and win some you’re not meant to.

DONOVAN SMITH

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TN DIVISION I-4A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

HOUSTON BOYKIN

WR/DB

SO

35

MOSES DUCKETT

LB

SR

2

CARTER DANIEL

RB/DB

JR

40

BRYANT CHARLES

DL

JR

3

LARRY HENDERSON

WR/DB

SR

42

ISAIAH KENDRICK

DL

JR

4

LEUNDRE HINTON

RB/LB

JR 44

RANDALL GRAY

LB/LS

SR

6

ERIC SINGLETON

RB/LB

SR

7

RONYE’ WATSON

QB/DB

SO

45

JOSIAH ZUNIGA

LB

SO

8

LONDEN MARTIN

RB/LB

SR

50

TREVION TONEY

OL/DL

SR

9

CADEN JONES

QB/DB

FR

52

TYLER PATILLO

OL/DL

SR

10

TRISTAN ODOM

WR/DB

JR

53

KENTRELL RINGER

OL/DL

FR

11

JUDAH VILLAR

WR/DB

SO

54

MCKENLEY BACON

OL/DL

SR

12

KYREE STEWARD

WR/DB

SR

55

PERRY ARMOUR JR.

OL/DL

SR

13

DONOVAN SMITH

WR/DB

SR 58

MICAH BINGHAM

OL/DL

SR

59

KEYLAN HENDERSON

OL/DL

FR

60

KYLAN HENDERSON

OL/DL

FR

14

TYSON ODOM

OL/DL

JR

15

KADE WEAVER

K/P

SO

16

MARQUIS PARSON

WR/DB

SO

17

AJ COPELAND

WR/DB

SR

64

AMARIAN JENKINS

OL/DL

FR

19

JOESEPH JEFFERSON

WR/DB

FR

65

RYAN YEARBY

OL/DL

SO

22

MARQUISE HIGH

RB/LB

JR

70

MARQUIS TONEY

OL/DL

SR

23

CHRIS NICHOLS

OL/DL

SR

73

JOURNEE HARRIS

OL/DL

FR

24

TYRAN FORTE

WR/DB

JR

75

JAMISON JOHNSON

OL/DL

SR

25

JEREMY BELL

RB/LB

FR 77

XANDER AKINS

OL/DL

SR

27

COREYUN RICHARDSON

RB/DB

JR

28

COR’DARRIUS JEFFERSON

WR/DB

JR

78

NICHOLAS CHEATON

OL/DL

SO

31

DANIEL BELL

WR/DB

SO

83

KAWON HURD

WR/DB

SR

32

BRIAN PRUITT

RB/LB

JR

84

JOSEPH HERNANDEZ

WR/DB

JR

34

ETHAN LE

LB

SO

88

DRYDEN ANDERSON

WR/DB

FR

Roster as of July 31st

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E A S T H A M I LT O N H I G H S C H O O L

COACH GRANT REYNOLDS

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q A Q A

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Q A Q A Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

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JUAN BULLARD

Athletic with a good work ethic.

Playing good defense and scoring a lot of points.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Juan Bullard (RB/DB), Lake Clark (QB), Ramsey Devine (TE/LB), Zachariah LaBoo (TE/ DL), Jake Ralls (WR/DB), and Caleb Ledesma (OL/DL). ETHAN HIXSON

Our returning players have a lot of experience.

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT Nothing.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

Continuing to develop our players with a lot of carryover from last year.

Q A Q A Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? We need to play better in big games.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? No.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? Team speed is a strength.

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ZACHARIAH LABOO


TN DIVISION I-4A

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S T AT S

KIREESE WILLIS

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

PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

CALEB LEDESMA

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 OOLTEWAH (A) 26 HERITAGE (H) SEPTEMBER 2 EAST RIDGE (A) 9 SEQUOYAH (H) 23 MCMINN CO. (A) 30 CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL (A) OCTOBER 7 SODDY DAISY (A) 14 FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN (H) 21 RED BANK (H) 28 HIXSON (H)

COACH’S VIEW

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! LAKE CLARK

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TN DIVISION I-4A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

1

DEVON HAROLSON

WR/DB

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

SR

50

DYLAN LEWIS

OL/DL

JR

2

LAKE CLARK

QB

SR

51

BRYCE BLAIR

OL/DL

SO

4

RAMSEY DEVINE

TE/LB

SR

52

LOGAN CARMONA

OL/DL

SR

5

KIREESE WILLIS

WR/DB

JR

53

DANIEL MITCHUM

OL/LB

SO

6

KOBE RIVERS

WR/LB

FR

7

JAKE RALLS

WR/DB

SR

54

CJ DRAKE

OL/DL

SO

8

DAVID COLE

WR/DB

SR

55

COLLIN JOHNSON

OL/DL

SR

9

ETHAN HIXSON

K/P

JR

56

BRODY SMITH

OL/DL

JR

10

ZACH BARCELONA

WR/DB

SR

58

AIDEN HILL

OL/DL

SO

12

MICHAEL HINTON

RB/LB

SO

59

JOSH BROWN

OL/DL

SR

13

BEN SPANGLER

WR/DB

SO

60

ANDREW WRIGHT

OL/DL

SO

14

ZANE LIFFICK

RB/LB

JR

61

HAYDIN WOMACK

OL/DL

FR

15

TREY CRAWFORD

QB/DB

JR

62

CANNAN MILLS

OL/DL

FR

16

XAVIER MORTON

QB/DB

FR

63

ANDREW GILBERT

OL/DL

SO

17

JUAN BULLARD

RB/DB

SR

64

SHAUN MAPLES

TE/LB

FR

18

JAVON BULLARD

RB/LB

SO

65

MANNY ZARAGOZA

OL/DL

FR

19

ZAYNE JAMES

WR/DB

SO

66

REED CHOUDREE

RB/LB

FR

20

GRAYSON MADDOX

WR/DB

FR

21

CADEN RIVERS

WR/DB

JR

67

TAYLOR SMITH

OL/DL

SO

22

MARTAVIUS CANION

WR/DB

SO

68

QUILLAN TOWNSEND

OL/DL

SO

23

LOGAN LOCK

WR/DB

JR

70

JESSE VAUGHN

OL/DL

SO

24

BAYLOR ANDERSON

WR/DB

SO

71

CALEB LEDESMA

OL/DL

SR

25

TRISTAN MCCULLAH

WR/DB

SO

72

BULLVYE MOORE

OL/DL

FR

26

DONOVAN MOORE

RB/DB

SO

73

ABSALON PEREZ

OL/DL

SO

27

WYATT MILLER

WR/DB

FR

74

JOSH BREWER

OL/DL

SR

28

VANZEL HINTON

QB/DB

SO

75

KYLAN FOWLER

OL/DL

FR

29

SETH CPAEHART

RB/LB

JR

76

JOHN IPARRAGUIRRE

OL/DL

FR

30

JACK PENDLETON

WR/DB

FR

77

ISAAC ROSS

OL/DL

SR

31

WESLEY WELDON

RB/LB

FR

79

KALEB COMMON

OL/DL

FR

32

J’DON BREWER

WR/DB

FR

81

ZACHARIAH LABOO

TE/DL

SR

33

LADARREL JENKINS

RB/LB

SO

34

ROY SANCHEZ

RB/LB

SO

82

JADEN HAYWOOD

WR/DB

FR

40

TEX LEWIS

RB/LB

SR

83

ALEXANDER EDGAR

WR/DB

FR

42

JAMES SPANGLER

RB/LB

SR

84

CURTIS FLANIGAN

WR/DB

FR

43

NELSON OVALLE

TE/LB

JR

85

EMMANUEL WALKER

OL/LB

SO

44

DYLAN NICHOLS

LB

FR

87

IZEHIA STEVENSON

WR/DB

FR

45

CADEN TALLEY

WR/LB

FR

88

BEN COLE

WR/DL

SR

48

JADARIUS STEWARD

WR/DB

FR

89

TYLER ANDERSON

WR/DB

FR

49

JAVONTAE DOYLE

RB/LB

FR

90

SPENCER PAYNE

K/P

FR

Roster as of July 31st

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EAST RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

/

TN DIVISION I-4A

COACH CHAD BARGER

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q A

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

PEYTON LIVINGSTON

We have a good mixture of veteran players and youth who need to develop.

Remain healthy, play disciplined football, and keep working hard to get where we want to be.

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).

Q A

CADION HARRIS

WHAT 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.

Q A Q A

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 experience with younger guys that should help us out.

Q A Q A

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.

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DYLAN DRAUGHON

CAYDEN MCCRARY


TN DIVISION I-4A

/

EAST RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

COACH NAME: Chad Barger (18 yrs. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at East Ridge) DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-4A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 1-9 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 6th MASCOT: Pioneers PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 SILVERDALE BAPTIST (A) 26 STONE MEMORIAL (H) SEPTEMBER 2 EAST HAMILTON (H) 9 CLEVELAND (A) 16 HIXSON (A) 23 SIGNAL MOUNTAIN (A) 30 SEQUOYAH (A) MARQUELL SAILS

OCTOBER 7 RED BANK (A) 21 CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL (H) 27 SODDY DAISY (H)

JALEN ELLIS

COACH’S VIEW

Our guys have worked hard this off-season. We have a solid core and now we are searching for depth.

JAVONTE PULLOM FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 163


EAST RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

/

TN DIVISION I-4A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

HASANI JACKSON

QB/DB

SO

30

NORE BRADLEY

TE/LB

SR

2

TJ HOLMES

RB/DB

SR

32

JACK MATHERLY

TE/LB

JR

4

MARQUELL SAILS

RB/DB

JR

33

LUIS SERRATO

K/P

SR

6

TYREE SMITH

WR/DB

SR

44

DYLAN OWENS

TE/LB

FR

7

JAVONTE PULLOM

RB/LB

JR

45

JAYDEN SHARP

OL/DL

SO

8

JERMAINE BLACKSTOCK

RB/LB

JR

50

JAKYE ODOM

OL/DL

JR

9

RALPH FREEMAN

WR/DB

JR

51

XAVIER SMITH

OL/LB

JR

10

JOVAN JACKSON

WR/LB

JR

52

JUSTIN ELLIS

OL/LB

JR

11

PEYTON LIVINGSTON

TE/DL

SR

53

ISAAC SCOTT

OL/DL

SR

12

JALEN ELLIS

RB/LB

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

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

66

DAILON CAPERTON

OL/LB

FR

25

ANDREW CHOPLIN

RB/LB

FR

70

KEVIN AVILA

OL/DL

SO

26

ANTHONY COPELAND

TE/LB

SR

75

RANDY WILLIAMS

OL/DL

SR

27

TYKEL LONG

RB/LB

FR

76

KOHEN MADDING

OL/DL

FR

28

HARRY STRICKLAND

RB/LB

FR

77

JAWARREN MIMS

OL/DL

JR

Roster as of July 31st

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HIXSON HIGH SCHOOL

/

TN DIVISION I-4A

COACH JOSH OWENSBY

Q A Q A Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? More experienced than in the past.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? Staying healthy.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Michael “Koko” Kendricks (RB/S), Brandon Burke (RB/LB), Chase Barnard (QB), and Nisaiah Fredrick (TE/LB).

Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A

NISAIAH FREDRICK

CHASE BARNARD

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? Returning a lot of guys with playing experience.

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Depth.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? Creating more depth at all positions.

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? We should create depth at all positions.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? Same as last year.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? Our team speed will be average.

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MEMPHIS THOMAS


TN DIVISION I-4A

/

HIXSON HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

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

PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

2022 SCHEDULE

ETHAN CUSHWA

AUGUST 18 SIGNAL MOUNTAIN (H) 26 NOTRE DAME (A) SEPTEMBER 2 SEQUOYAH (H) 9 CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL (H) 16 EAST RIDGE (H) 23 HOWARD (A) 30 RED BANK (A)

MICHAEL “KOKO” KENDRICKS

OCTOBER 14 LENOIR CITY (H) 21 SODDY DAISY (H) 28 EAST HAMILTON (A)

COACH’S VIEW

For us to have a successful season and make it to the playoffs, we will have to continue to work to develop depth as the year goes. We will also have to avoid injuries as we go.

FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 167


HIXSON HIGH SCHOOL

/

TN DIVISION I-4A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

1

MICHAEL “KOKO” KENDRICKS

RB/S

JR

42

LUCAS PHILLIPS

DB

SR

2

RON SUTTLES

WR/S

SO

50

TYUS HENRY

OL/DL

JR

3

CHASE BARNARD

QB

SO 52

MALAKI HODGES

OL/DL

FR

4

NISAIAH FREDRICK

TE/LB

SR

5

BRANDON BURKE

RB/LB

SR

53

CHANCE SMITH

OL/DL

SO

6

DALTON DAUGHTERY

OL/DL

SR

54

RICHARD BURNEY

OL/DL

JR

7

MEMPHIS THOMAS

WR/DB

SR

55

CHASE PACKER

OL/DL

JR

8

KAEGAN HIGDON

LB

SR

56

TRACTON MOORE

OL/DL

FR

9

JACK HARRIS

LB

SR

57

RAUL ZABALA

OL/DL

FR

10

MICHAEL NIX

WR/S

SR

64

JEFFREY “DIESEL” DEASON

OL/DL

JR

11

JASE MOSES

WR/S

SR 65

JONATHAN NASH

OL/DL

JR

12

AD STEWART

RB/LB

FR

13

ISAAC SMITH

K

JR

69

JEMARION MOSS

OL/DL

FR

15

JAKE POLLOCK

QB

FR

70

ELIJAH HEATH

OL/DL

FR

16

GRANT FINCH

WR/DB

JR

71

BRAYDEN TATE

OL/DL

SO

17

LUKE FINCH

QB

FR

75

DAUNTE COPELAND

OL/DL

SO

18

TRAMELL DAVIS

DB

FR

76

SAM MANN

OL/DL

SO

19

ETHAN CUSHWA

LB

SR 77

JACK WENGLER

OL/DL

SR

20

JEJUAN GILLISPIE

DB

SR

21

JEREMIAH TALLEY

S

SO

78

BRADEN JENKINS

OL/DL

SO

22

TARIQ REESE

K

SO

79

AHMAD SHEIKH

OL/DL

SR

23

TE’VEON “TAY” COX

DB

FR

81

HUNTER FLOYD

WR/DB

FR

24

LAWUAN HUGHLEY

RB/S

FR

82

HAEDEN GRAY

WR/DB

FR

25

KEVIN WOODS

LB

JR

83

MATT MURPHY

WR/DB

SO

26

IZAIAH WILLIAMS

RB/LB

JR

84

ALFONSO RIVEZZO

WR/DB

FR

27

RAYMOND LOWERY

LB

SO

28

RYAN BURNEY

DB

FR

85

MICHAEL BROOKS

WR/DB

FR

29

SANTANA SHARP

RB/LB

SO

86

ALEX PEREZ

WR/DB

FR

30

JAYDEN STRICKLAND

WR/DB

FR

87

KAEGAN POTTER

WR/DB

FR

41

ADAM BILLINGSLEY

LB

SO

88

SAMIR COLLINS

WR/DB

FR

Roster as of July 31st

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RED BANK HIGH SCHOOL

/

TN DIVISION I-4A

COACH TED GATEWOOD

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q A

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

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 athleticism, great football knowledge, and work ethic. DAUNE MORRIS

Gaining valuable experience while competing in a strong region with high-caliber non-region opponents. Developing depth in both lines of scrimmage is going to be extremely important. Playing football with attention to detail and growing the young players up. Excellence in special teams.

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).

JADEN BACCUS

The great effort by our players and coaching staff. Key players with experience.

Q A

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.

Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR?

Keep preparing each week and get better at something every time we have the chance to work.

Q A

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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AD CRUTCHER


TN DIVISION I-4A

/

RED BANK HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

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

PHOTOS BY TAYLOR GATEWOOD

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 18 CLEVELAND (A) 26 OOLTEWAH (H) SEPTEMBER 9 SODDY DAISY (A) 16 CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL (H) 23 RHEA CO. (H) 30 HIXSON (H) OCTOBER 7 EAST RIDGE (H) 14 FAYETTEVILLE (A) 21 EAST HAMILTON (A) 28 SEQUOYAH (A)

CORDELL HOWARD

COACH’S VIEW

We will play a strong non-region schedule, which will help prepare 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. KOBE SMITH FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 171


RED BANK HIGH SCHOOL

/

TN DIVISION I-4A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

1

ERIC HILL

2

WR/DB

JR

33

MARSHAWN BOSTON

WR/DB

JR

MALACHI STEPHENSEN

WR/DB

JR

36

ROBERT OWENS

WR/LB

SO

3

JADEN BACCUS

WR/S

SR

42

COLE BOLES

WR/DL

SR

4

TYLER WRIGHT

WR/S

SR

44

JORDAN SHAW

WR/DL

JR

5

CORDELL HOWARD

WR/DB/DL

JR

45

TRAE COHENS

WR/DB

FR

6

BRAYDEN HOWARD

DB

JR

50

MICAH HARDAWAY

OL/DL

SO

7

JAKE BRUNE

QB/DB

SR 52

AIDEN MILLS

OL/DL

SO

8

MALIK RIZER

WR/LB

JR

10

AD CRUTCHER

WR/DB/DL

SR

53

JACOB VALOVCIN

OL/DL

SR

11

JAMIL ROBERSON

WR/DB

SR

54

COLT REESE

OL/DL

JR

12

KOBE SMITH

WR/DL

JR

55

MATT FOWLER

OL/DL

JR

13

SEAN BRUNE

ATH

FR

56

ARMANDO GALLEGOS

OL/DL

SO

14

LARRY GAINES

ATH

SO

57

CRUZ MILLER

OL/DL

FR

15

LOGAN MCGINNIS

QB/WR/DB

SO

58

PARKER WHITE

OL/DL

JR

16

JACK BARKELOO

QB/S

SO

59

IAN RABON

OL/DL

JR

17

DAUNE MORRIS

WR/DB/S

SO

60

CHANCE FRANCIS

OL/DL

JR

19

DRADEN COLLIER

WR/DB

SO

63

MASON ADAMS

OL/DL

SO

20

CORDARRIOUS MOORE

WR/DL

SO

65

JOSEPH STATON

OL/DL

JR

21

TYLER BERRY

DB/S

SR

66

DEVIN ESTES

OL/DL

SR

22

LANDON CRUTCHER

WR/S

JR

70

JUSTIN JACKSON

OL/DL

SO

23

CAMERON JACKSON

WR

SR

71

TALIB MALONE

OL/DL

FR

24

JACOBY SALLEY

ATH

FR 74

BRIAN SPARKMAN

OL/DL

SR

25

BRYANT SMITH

WR

SR

26

MARCHEZ BEACH

DL/S

SO

75

KEEGAN STUDSTILL

OL/DL

JR

27

ERIC JONES

WR/DL

JR

76

MADDOX DENTON

OL/DL

FR

28

OLIVER MERRITT

DL/LB

FR

80

DESEAN DAVIDSON

WR/DB

SO

29

AUSTIN BARNWELL

ATH

FR

81

JAVONNI CARTER

WR/LB

FR

30

DUBLIN MCGONAGIL

WR

SO

84

EDWIN MOORE

WR/DB

SO

31

ASHER BELL

LB/H

FR

85

JAWON COOPER

WR/DB

FR

32

CADE KENNEDY

WR/DB

FR

99

EUGENE ROBINSON

WR/DB

FR

Roster as of July 31st

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COACH CARTER CARDWELL

Q A Q A

/

TN DIVISION I-4A

ETHAN HOWELL

SONNY CARTER

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? Poised and confident.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Controlling the line of scrimmage, controlling the turnover margin, and winning the kicking game.

Q A Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM? Our senior class.

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

HUNTER MILLS

Our starting quarterback is back, plus a good group of linemen and skill players on offense and defense are returning.

Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?

Hoping that we can provide the best opportunities for these players to get better every week.

Q A

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

A significant number of younger players contributed last year, producing some much-needed depth in key places going into this season.

Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR?

Coach situational football as often as possible, and never neglect fundamentals.

Q A Q A

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? No significant changes.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? Our overall team speed is better.

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SLATER HICKMAN

JACOB MILLS


TN DIVISION I-4A

/

SODDY DAISY HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

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 PHOTOS BY GARY FAIN PHOTOGRAPHY

TREVOR ALEXANDER

2022 SCHEDULE

DAKOTA CLAYTON

AUGUST 19 LOUDON (A) 26 SIGNAL MOUNTAIN (H) SEPTEMBER 2 CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL (A) 9 RED BANK (H) 16 SEQUOYAH (H) 23 TYNER ACADEMY (H) OCTOBER 7 EAST HAMILTON (H) 14 OOLTEWAH (A) 21 HIXSON (A) 27 EAST RIDGE (A)

COACH’S VIEW

I believe that for our program 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. JAMESON KOCH FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 175


SODDY DAISY HIGH SCHOOL

/

TN DIVISION I-4A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

LANE ROBINSON

RB/DB

SR

44

RONNY FISHER

WR/DB

SR

2

DREW LEWIS

WR/DB

JR

46

SONNY CARTER

RB/LB

SR

3

BRAYDEN BALDWIN

RB/LB

SO

47

JACOB MILLS

TE/LB

SR

4

CORBIN YORK

WR/DB

JR

48

BLAINE FRANCE

TE/DL

FR

5

BLAKE BRIDGMAN

RB/DB

SR

49

CALUM WILLIAMS

WR/DB

FR

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

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

JR

59

GANNON MONTGOMERY

OL/DL

SO

DANIEL ADCOCK

OL/DL

SO

18

BLAINE YOTHER

TE/LB

FR

60

19

COULTER JOHNSON

QB/DB

SO

61

T J HIGGINS

OL/DL

SO

20

ZANE HURT

WR/DB

FR

62

ROBERT JONES

OL/DL

FR

21

BRISTYN STEWART

WR/DB

JR

64

JONAH FUSTON

OL/DL

SO

22

EVIN SPURLOCK

RB/DB

SO

65

LAKE RENFRO

OL/DL

SO

23

HAYDEN SMITH

RB/DB

SO

66

MICHA FRIZZELL

OL/DL

JR

24

ELIJAH DAVIS

WR/DB

SR

67

BRYSON HATFIELD

OL/DL

FR

25

CASON POLACEK

WR/DB

FR

68

SHAYD JOHNSON

OL/DL

JR

26

LOGAN COFFMAN

RB/DB

JR

69

HUNTER MILLS

OL/DL

SR

27

BRAYDEN MURRAY

RB/DB

SO

70

MASON MULLINS

OL/DL

FR

28

DAYLIN GRONE

WR/DB

SO

71

JORDY DODD

OL/DL

SO

29

SHAWN TYLER

WR/DB

JR

30

GAGE WELCH

WR/DB

SO

72

CAIN RADER

OL/DL

SR

31

THOMAS SABALA

WR/DB

SO

73

JONATHAN DAVIS

OL/DL

SO

32

CARTER KEBERDLE

RB/LB

SO

75

CHASE WILSON

OL/DL

SO

33

COLE BOYD

TE/DE

SR

76

BRODY BOWERS

OL/DL

FR

34

KARSON MCCOIN

RB/LB

SO

77

MATTHEW NUNLEY

OL/DL

JR

35

ZACH MOSIER

WR/DB

SR

78

NOAH BAILEY

OL/DL

JR

79

JAMESON KOCH

OL/DL

SR

36

KEVIN KENNEBREW

WR/DB

SO

37

BRETT MILLS

WR/DB

FR

80

ANTHONY LOTT

OL/DL

FR

38

SEAN COLLISON

RB/LB

FR

81

NATHAN WADE

TE/DL

SO

39

JACOB MARX

RB/LB

FR

82

JAYDEN COYNE

WR/DB

JR

LOGAN STEPHENS

WR/DB

FR

41

AIDEN WEAVER

K

SO

85

42

ETHAN HOWELL

TE/DL

SR

86

CARSON BOWSER

TE/DL

JR

43

CANNON WRIGHT

WR/LB

FR

88

CASEY MARKUS

K

SR

Roster as of July 31st

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BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL

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TN DIVISION I-3A

JAY’UN SMITH

COACH MARTELS CARTER

Q A Q A Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? Committed.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? Handling the small things.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

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 A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

We are paying attention to details! We have a state championship defense coordinator and a young, innovative offensive coordinator.

Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Nothing. God directs our ship.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? The level of commitment from the community.

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? We are an off-season away.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? More speed.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

We have Donnell Dunning over our human performance. He is the king of speed.

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DONIVON THOMAS


TN DIVISION I-3A

/

BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

COACH NAME: Martels Carter Sr. (1 yr. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at Brainerd)

JEREMY FERGUSON

DIVISION/CLASS: TN I-3A 2021 OVERALL RECORD: 3-7 2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 5th MASCOT: Panthers PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY & DLEW PRODUCTIONS

2022 SCHEDULE

MARTELS CARTER JR.

AUGUST 18 BRADLEY CENTRAL (A) 27 HOWARD (A) SEPTEMBER 2 KINGSTON (H) 9 TYNER ACADEMY (A) 16 MCMINN CENTRAL (H) 23 AUSTIN-EAST (H) 30 LOUDON (H) OCTOBER 13 SWEETWATER (A) 21 OOLTEWAH (A) 28 SIGNAL MOUNTAIN (H)

COACH’S VIEW

JARVIS STRICKLAND JR.

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. FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 179


BRAINERD HIGH SCHOOL

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TN DIVISION I-3A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

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

9

REGGIE HUBBARD

10

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

SO

50

XAVIER REVIERE

OL/DL

FR

WR/DB

FR

51

KEIYASHAWN HOLIDAY

OL/DL

SO

DONIVON THOMAS

ATH

SR

51

KASCINE BEAMON

OL/DL

JR

11

WILLIE GRAVES

WR/DB

SO

52

OMARION NELSON

OL/DL

JR

13

NICK MOORE

WR/DB

SO

52

JAQUEZ POOLE

OL/DL

SO

19

ANTHONY BYRD

WR/DB

JR

20

JAZIAH PINKERTON

WR/DB

SO

55

QWINTRAL BRANHAM

OL/DL

SR

20

QUINTUS BROADNAX

WR/DB

SR

63

JARVIS STRICKLAND JR.

OL/DL

FR

21

EMERY FOSTER

WR/DB

FR

66

DYR’RYOUS GARRETT

OL/DL

SR

22

CHRIS DEMPSEY

LB

SO

77

TOREY BROOKS

OL/DL

SR

Roster as of July 31st

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S I G N A L M O U N TA I N H I G H S C H O O L

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TN DIVISION I-3A

PETE SESTERHENN

COACH JOSH ROBERTS

Q A Q A Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Experienced, hardworking, and a great attitude.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Winning the line of scrimmage, on third down and in the red zone.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

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 A Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A

CHANCE TOWNSON

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

We gained a lot of experience and a lot of depth last season.

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Our schedule.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? A lot of young players got a lot of playing time last year.

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? Develop depth and win important game situations.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? No.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

Good team speed. We will have a little more speed at skill positions this year.

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MALIK ALJACK


TN DIVISION I-3A

/

S I G N A L M O U N TA I N H I G H S C H O O L

S T AT S

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

PHOTOS BY JEFF DUNCAN

2022 SCHEDULE

ZACK DUNCAN

AUGUST 18 HIXSON (A) 26 SODDY DAISY (A) SEPTEMBER 2 MCMINN CENTRAL (A) 9 MEIGS CO. (H) 16 LOUDON (A) 23 EAST RIDGE (H) 30 SWEETWATER (H)

RIP HUTCHERSON

GILBERT VEGA

OCTOBER 14 KINGSTON (H) 21 MARION CO. (A) 28 BRAINERD (A)

COACH’S VIEW

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 becoming the best they can be every day and giving their all for this team.

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S I G N A L M O U N TA I N H I G H S C H O O L

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TN DIVISION I-3A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

CHANCE TOWNSON

RB/DB

SR

2

FORREST PAYNE

WR/DB

SR

3

CASH KEENE

QB/DB

SO

#

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

4

COLLINS PAYNE

WR/DB

SR

5

BRANDON CLIFFORD

TE/DL

SR

6

KYLER COTEREL

RB/DB

SR

7

BLAKE WOLFARD

WR/DB

JR

34

DELANEY WILLIS

OL/LB

JR

8

MALIK ALJACK

OL/DL

SR

39

BEN DOTSON

RB/DB

FR

9

RIP HUTCHERSON

TE/LB

SR

42

ARIEL HOLLINGSWORTH

WR/DB

SO

10

CHRIS KENNEDY

WR/DB

SO

44

BAYLER RODDY

OL/LB

FR

11

RILEY REESE

WR/DB

SO

50

GILBERT VEGA

OL/DL

SR

12

GARRETT WILSON

RB/LB

SO 52

LUKE ALEXANDER

OL/DL

SR

13

TREVOR CURTIS

QB/DB

FR

14

SAM EDMONDSON

RB/LB

FR

54

ZEKE WALKER

OL/DL

FR

15

PETE SESTERHENN

K/DB

SR

56

DANIEL ODOM

OL/DL

SR

16

GRAHAM TATE

TE/DL

SO

57

JOSH THOMPSON

OL/DL

JR

17

VANCE LEWIS

RB/LB

FR

60

KORBYN MCCONNELL

OL/DL

FR

18

LIAM COLLIER

WR/DB

FR

64

BLAKE HOLLY

OL/DL

JR

19

MAC CAMPBELL

WR/DB

FR

65

JACE MCCONNON

OL/DL

JR

20

KK MARTIN

RB/LB

SO 69

MAX HILKE

OL/DL

JR

21

CHRISTIAN THOMPSON

RB/DB

SO 74

ELI ELSEA

OL/DL

SO

22

JACKS FLENNIKEN

WR/LB

SO

23

ROMAN SKORUPA

TE/LB

SR

75

SILAS ALLMON

OL/DL

FR

24

JACK PERRY

RB/LB

JR

79

CARSON BURKHOLDER

TE/DL

SO

25

TAYCHAN BELL

RB/DB

SR

88

COLTON SELZER

WR/DB

FR

Roster as of July 31st

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S E Q U AT C H I E C O U N T Y H I G H S C H O O L

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TN DIVISION I-3A

COACH RUSTY MCINTYRE

Q A Q A

BRAYDEN JOHNSON

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Hardworking, focused, and committed.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Being fundamental, maintaining focus on the goals throughout the year, and developing depth.

Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Payton Campbell (QB/DB), Brandon Presto (OL/DL), Brayden Johnson (WR/TE/LB), Avery Headrick (OL/DL), Dakota Hinders (RB/DL), Garrett Worthington (OL/DL), and Jacob Lockhart (TE/LB).

Q A

PAYTON CAMPBELL

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

The players have had an incredible work ethic throughout the off-season. 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 A Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Depth. This time of year, we have a lot of questions about depth.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

Played a difficult schedule last season and was able to make the playoffs after missing them in 2020.

Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR?

Control what we can control. There will be some things we cannot control, and we just have to adapt and overcome when it happens.

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

Our team speed will be similar to last season. Speed will not be how we win. We will try to win with execution.

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EVAN GRIFFITH


TN DIVISION I-3A

/

S E Q U AT C H I E C O U N T Y H I G H S C H O O L

S T AT S

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

PHOTOS BY EILEEN CARTER

2022 SCHEDULE

AVERY HEADRICK

AUGUST 19 SOUTH PITTSBURG (A) 26 MARION CO. (A) SEPTEMBER 2 CANNON CO. (H) 9 JACKSON CO. (H) 16 GRUNDY CO. (H) 23 BLEDSOE CO. (A) 30 COMMUNITY (A)

KYLE SHELL

JACOB LOCKHART

OCTOBER 14 GILES CO. (A) 21 WHITWELL (H) 27 WHITE CO. (H)

COACH’S VIEW

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 depend 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. FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 187


S E Q U AT C H I E C O U N T Y H I G H S C H O O L

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TN DIVISION I-3A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

1

MITCHELL SNYDER

2

WR/DB

JR

35

JACOB HOBBS

WR/DB

JR

TRIPP STEWART

RB/DB

SO

36

COLTON BRANAN

TE/DL

SO

3

CALEB MOFFITT

RB/LB

SR

37

JOSHUA PHELPS

TE/DL

SO

4

AARON MCDANIEL

RB/LB

JR

40

PEYTON SHELL

TE/DL

JR

5

BRAYDEN JOHNSON

WR/TE/LB

SR

6

LANE CAVITT

WR/DB

SR

51

JOSEPH JOHNSON

OL/DL

FR

7

DRASON MCDANIEL

WR/DB

SO

52

DAVID SMITH

OL/DL

SO

8

SAM EVITTS

QB/DB

SO

53

KANE BISHOP

OL/DL

SO

9

AUSTIN GRIFFITH

WR/DB

FR

54

EVAN GRIFFITH

OL/DL

JR

10

JJ SANDERS

WR/DB

JR

55

STEVEN OLIVER

OL/LB

FR

11

CAVIN GILLEY

WR/DB

JR

56

GARRETT WORTHINGTON

OL/DL

SR

12

LUKE ROGERS

TE/LB

SO

58

WOLFGANG CHAPMAN

OL/LB

SO

13

ELIJAH REDMOND

WR/DB

FR

59

CARLOS FLORES

OL/DL

SO

14

JACKSON TATE

WR/DB

SO

60

WILLIAM MACHADO

OL/DL

SO

15

BRAYLON LONG

WR/DB

JR

16

PAYTON CAMPBELL

QB/DB

SR

61

JOSHUA HOBBS

OL/DL

FR

17

SAM GREENE

TE/LB

FR

62

CAMDEN PENA

OL/DL

SO

18

ZACKARY ZIMMERMAN

QB/LB

SO

64

KELLER BLAIR

OL/DL

SO

19

JACE CONNER

WR/LB

SO

66

JACKSON BYRD

OL/DL

SO

21

LAMONTE KELLY

WR/DB

JR

68

AVERY HEADRICK

OL/DL

SR

22

JACOB LOCKHART

TE/LB

SR

71

BRANDON PRESTO

OL/DL

SR

23

ADAM MULLINS

TE/LB

JR

72

ESTEBAN RIOS

OL/DL

SR

24

DAKOTA HINDERS

RB/DL

SR

74

KYLE SHELL

OL/DL

JR

25

JAXON BOSTON

WR/DB

JR

75

ETHAN MCDANIEL

OL/DL

SO

26

BILLY RAY GRAY

TE/DL

SR

27

BRITT CHADWICK

WR/LB

FR

76

BARRETT OGRODOWCZYK

OL/DL

FR

28

DYLAN CANNON

WR/LB

FR

81

SAM HERRON

WR/DB

JR

29

MICAH VANLOON

WR/DB

FR

82

HARRISON SMITH

TE/DL

FR

30

CORBIN HARVEY

TE/LB

SO

84

LUCAS EISENHARDT

WR/DB

FR

33

WILLIAM SKYLES

RB/LB

SO

88

JOSE BECERRA

WR/DB

FR

Roster as of July 31st

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MARION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

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TN DIVISION I-2A

COACH TIM STARKEY BRODY LEONARD

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q A Q A

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

We will be young this year in several positions. My coaches and I are hoping the seniors we have can help bring the young ones along sooner than later.

Staying healthy and building depth.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Alex Condra (RB/DB), Sam Pickett (RB/DB), Brody Leonard (RB/DB), Tilton Pickett (QB/DB), Trystan Hardesty (OL/DL), Caden Stewart (OL/DL), Cole Caldwell (OL/DL), Kane Bohanan (OL/DL), and Keanun Cummings (OL/ DL).

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

The strides we have made to become bigger, faster, and stronger to compete.

Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?

Hoping our kids are safe and making good decisions on and off the field.

Q A

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

By losing in the region championship, we want to be back there but come out on top this time.

Q A Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? To be better prepared for the injury bug.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

We have several guys with good speed, and we are hoping to use it to our advantage.

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SAM PICKETT


TN DIVISION I-2A

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MARION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

KANE BOHANAN

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 PHOTOS BY GENE FULLER

2021 DISTRICT FINISH: 2nd MASCOT: Warriors

2022 SCHEDULE

ALEX CONDRA

AUGUST 19 GRUNDY CO. (A) 26 SEQUATCHIE CO. (H) SEPTEMBER 2 TYNER ACADEMY (A) 9 DADE CO. (H) 16 BLEDSOE CO. (H) 23 FORREST (A) 30 TELLICO PLAINS (A) OCTOBER 14 POLK CO. (H) 21 SIGNAL MOUNTAIN (H) 28 MEIGS CO. (A)

COACH’S VIEW

CADEN STEWART

COLE CALDWELL

We have a really tough region and tough games outside of it. We plan on just taking it one game at a time.

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MARION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

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TN DIVISION I-2A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

EJ WILSON

RB/DB

JR

51

CHASE MCFALLS

OL/LB

SO

2

ALEX CONDRA

RB/DB

SR

52

CADEN STEWART

OL/DL

SR

3

BRODY LEONARD

RB/DB

JR

53

JOSH RAMIREZ

OL/LB

FR

4

SAM PICKETT

RB/DB

SO

6

TAYLOR SCHARBER

RB/DB

SO

54

TRYSTAN HARDESTY

OL/DL

SR

7

CHAD PATRICK JR.

WR/DB

SR

55

COLE CALDWELL

OL/DL

SR

8

TY JOHNSON

WR/DB

JR

56

TRACE ADAMS

OL/DL

SR

9

RYAN KITCHENS

TE/DL

JR

57

JACARI REYNOLDS

OL/DL

SO

10

BEN ROYAL

RB/DB

SR

58

WESTIN STEPHENS

OL/DL

SO

11

BRETT WEBB

QB/DB

FR

59

GRIFFON MORELAND

OL/DL

SO

12

TILTON PICKETT

QB/DB

SO

60

JAKOB PERRY

OL/DL

SO

13

ASHTON MARTIN

RB/DB

FR

15

LUKE TIPTON

WR/DB

SI

61

PHILLIP BICE

OL/LB

SR

17

CHANCE GRAVITT

TE/LB

JR

62

GARRETT TUDERS

OL/LB

FR

18

OWEN GIVENS

RB/DB

SR

63

LOGAN MORRISON

OL/DL

SR

19

JACKSON SIMMONS

K

SR

64

LANDON GUEVARA

OL/DL

FR

21

HARRIS WEEKS

RB/DB

FR

65

JETT ROLLINS

OL/DL

SR

23

JORDAN POTOSKI

WR/DB

FR

67

ZACH BASS

OL/DL

FR

24

BRAXTON COFFELT

WR/LB

SR

68

ZACH HUGHES

OL/DL

SO

28

RYAN MCNABB

WR/DB

FR

29

JAMIE WALKER

WR/DB

JR

69

MASON DIXON

OL/DL

JR

30

COLTON NUGENT

WR/DB

JR

71

BO GRUETTER

OL/DL

FR

31

XAVION BUCKNER

TE/DL

SO

72

DAMIEN HUGHES

OL/DL

FR

34

CHRIS KILGORE

RB/LB

SO

73

KEANUN CUMMINGS

OL/DL

SR

37

ELIJAH TUCKER

WR/DB

FR

74

JIMMY JONES

OL/DL

SO

39

CODY DAWSON

TE/LB

JR

76

LANDEN SHOWALTER

OL/DL

JR

40

WILL KNOX

RB/LB

FR

77

THOMAS CARTER

OL/DL

SO

42

BRAYDEN COFFELT

TE/DL

SO

44

NOAH ADKINS

OL/DL

SO

78

HARLEY SCHARBER

OL/DL

JR

45

ZACH HILL

OL/LB

FR

79

KANE BOHANAN

OL/DL

JR

48

PATRICK ALDER

OL/DL

SO

84

TUCKER SIMS

WR/DB

SO

50

ANDREW CAMPBELL

OL/DL

SO

88

BRENNON SAYLORS

K

SR

Roster as of July 31st

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TYNER ACADEMY

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TN DIVISION I-2A

COACH SCOTT CHANDLER

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q A

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

JOURNE NORWOOD

JONAH CHAPMAN

We have a lot of players coming back, so we will be experienced on both sides of the ball.

Great senior leadership, staying injury-free, and having some good luck.

Joshua Jackson (QB), Jersey Chubb (OB/LB), Jonah Chapman (OL/DL), Zashun Hubbard (WR/DB), and Josiah Bridgeman (WR/LB).

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 program since Thanksgiving, and we are in our second year running our system.

Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?

Wondering if I am doing what God wants me to do in leading these players to become men and influencing their lives for the kingdom.

Q A

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

In the four games we lost, hopefully we learned what it takes to win those big games. Also, having several leaders who experienced a playoff run to the final four with our basketball team will greatly benefit us.

Q A

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

Better execution hopefully, which comes with spring practice and another summer of being in the same offense and defense.

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MARCUS LEWIS

JOSHUA JACKSON


TN DIVISION I-2A

/

TYNER ACADEMY

S T AT S

ZASHUN HUBBARD

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

PHOTOS COURTESY OF TYNER ACADEMY

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 HOWARD (H) 26 GRUNDY CO. (A)

JAMARION VARNELL

SEPTEMBER 2 MARION CO. (H) 9 BRAINERD (H) 16 POLK CO. (A) 23 SODDY DAISY (A) 30 BLEDSOE CO. (A) OCTOBER 14 MEIGS CO. (H) 21 ALCOA (A) 28 TELLICO PLAINS (H)

COACH’S VIEW

We play in an extremely tough region, not to mention 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.

FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 195


TYNER ACADEMY

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TN DIVISION I-2A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

JERSEY CHUBB

OB/LB

SR

35

JIEGHDEN BROOKS

RB/LB

FR

2

D’MICHAEL HAMILTON

WR/DB

SR

37

MAKEL LAVENDER

WR/DB

FR

3

JARIUS CAMERON

WR/DB

SR

37

JAVION LOVING

WR/DB

FR

4

ZASHUN HUBBARD

WR/DB

SR

38

ELIJAH DRAKE

WR/DB

FR

5

NIGEL TWITTY

WR/DB

SR

39

KEVIN WARE

OB/LB

FR

6

MARCUS LEWIS

WR/DB

SR

40

NASHAWN KEEL

OB/DL

FR

7

DEMETRI LOVICK

QB/WR

SR

41

DE’ADRIAN ALLEN

RB/LB

FR

8

JOSIAH BRIDGEMAN

WR/LB

SR

42

SH’QUAVEON WELLS

OB/LB

SO

9

JOSHUA JACKSON

QB

SR

44

TYLER ANDERSON

OB/LB

FR

10

MARKEL MCKINLEY

RB/DB

SR

45

LANDIS RATLIFF

OB/DL

SO

11

TRAVIUS RUFFIN

WR/DB

SR

47

CHRISTIAN KEEL

OL/DL

FR

12

RAYSHAUN HINTON

WR/DB

SR

50

JOURNE NORWOOD

OL/DL

SR

13

BISHIP SMITH

WR/DB

JR

51

JAQRAUN LITTLE

OL/DL

FR

14

JAYDAN PARKER

QB/WR

SO

52

JAMARCUS VARNELL

OL/DL

FR

15

PATRICK SULLIVAN

WR/DB

JR

53

NATE CARTER

OL/DL

SO

16

J’SEAN MCFARLAND

LB

SO

54

JOSHUA SIMMONS

OL/DL

SO

17

KANYE BASS

WR/DB

SR

55

JAMARION VARNELL

OL/DL

SR

18

JAMARIE’ BALLARD

QB

JR

56

CAMERON TUCKER

OL/DL

JR

19

ISAIAH SAWYHER

WR/DB

JR

57

ROBERT WILSON

OL/DL

JR

20

JADEN ISBELL

QB/LB

SO

58

JONAH CHAPMAN

OL/DL

SR

21

EVAN KIRK

WR/DB

JR

59

JAYLEON MOORE

OL/DL

JR

22

ROSHAWN HOLLOWAY

LB

JR

60

JAIDEN MITCHELL-GREEN

OL/DL

SR

23

RYLEIGH CHUBB

WR/LB

SO

62

CHASE THOMPSON

OL/DL

SO

24

KELTON WATKINS

OB/LB

SO

65

JADUNN JACKSON

OL/DL

SO

25

SANTANNA SMITH

WR/DB

SO

67

DAVIN PASLEY

OL/DL

SO

26

CHAZZ CRAIG

RB/LB

SO

68

JOSIAH SUTTON

OL/DL

SO

27

DUJAUN DORRIS

WR/DB

SO

71

JOHN ROSS

OL/DL

SR

28

MARTEZ MITCHELL

WR/DB

FR

74

JULIUS ALLEN

OL/DL

JR

29

SHARKEM WELLS

RB/LB

JR

75

MONTEAST MOORE

OL/DL

SO

30

ZION DUJON

WR/DB

SO

77

JADAKIS BENN

OL/DL

JR

31

DOMINIQUE EDWARDS

WR/DB

FR

78

JA’MAURI BENFORD

OL/DL

SO

32

JUMOCHA WILLIS

WR/DB

FR

79

DESHAUN BASS

OL/DL

SR

33

TYLER TAYLOR

OB/LB

SR

84

LAWON FORTSON

WR/DB

SO

34

DEVONTAY PERKINS

OB/LB

SO

88

AZARION COLLINS

QB

FR

Roster as of July 31st

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L O O K O U T VA L L E Y H I G H S C H O O L

COACH JOSHUA PAYNE

Q A Q A Q A

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TN DIVISION I-1A

JACKSON MARSH

JAXON QUAILS

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? Hungry.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? Staying healthy.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Jacob Winchester (RB/LB), Blake Ferguson (QB/LB), Jaxon Quails (RB/LB), and Hayden Landreth (OL/ DL).

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

A lot of guys got experience due to injuries last year. That will give us a more experienced roster than last year.

Q A Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Depth and injuries.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

We showed a lot of growth in certain aspects of the program last year despite a lot of adversity and injuries.

Q A Q A Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? Make sure you have four backup quarterbacks.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? Not really.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? Team speed is average for 1A.

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JACOB WINCHESTER


TN DIVISION I-1A

/

L O O K O U T VA L L E Y H I G H S C H O O L

S T AT S

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

2022 SCHEDULE PHOTOS COURTESY OF LOOKOUT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

AUGUST 19 MT. JULIET CHRISTIAN (A) 26 COMMUNITY (A) SEPTEMBER 2 SOUTH PITTSBURG (H) 9 HAYESVILLE (H) 16 CANNON CO. (H) 23 HUNTLAND (A) 30 COPPER BASIN (H)

BLAKE FERGUSON

OCTOBER 14 WHITWELL (H) 21 POLK CO. (A) 28 SALE CREEK (A)

COACH’S VIEW

Our kids are very motivated 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.

RYLAN COLLINS

AUSTIN SMITH

FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 199


L O O K O U T VA L L E Y H I G H S C H O O L

/

TN DIVISION I-1A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

CHRISTIAN CHANDLER

QB/DB

JR

30

JAXON QUAILS

RB/LB

SR

2

DAYON COPER

RB/DB

8

32

NAMARIAN TALLEY

RB/LB

SO

3

DEVON COOPER

WR/DB

SO

34

JACOB WINCHESTER

RB/LB

SR

6

BLAKE FERGUSON

QB/LB

SR

51

GABRIEL LAYMON

OL/DL

FR

9

MAIJE BROWN

RB/LB

FR

52

HAYDEN LANDRETH

OL/DL

SR

11

RYLAN COLLINS

RB/LB

JR 55

JONAH HOOD

OL/DL

SR

12

JACKSON MARSH

QB/DB

SR

14

IZIAH DORSEY

WR/DB

SO

59

THAXTON FOWLER

OL/DL

FR

20

JAMAL MITCHELL

RB/DB

SO

60

JONATHAN WOFFORD

OL/DL

SO

21

AUSTIN SMITH

WR/DB

JR

62

HUNTER HOLLAND

OL/DL

JR

22

NATHAN BURNETTE

RB/LB

JR

66

AIDEN HOOD

OL/DL

JR

23

DAI’ZON KENDRICK

WR/DB

JR

70

NOAH CHAPMEN

OL/DL

FR

26

BAILEY TEAGUE

WR/LB

JR

88

TRISTEN MARSH

TE/LB

SR

Roster as of July 31st

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SALE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

/

TN DIVISION I-1A

COACH RON COX JOHN CARLOCK

Q A Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

This is the strongest and deepest team we have ever fielded.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Staying healthy. While we have depth this year, we are still short in a couple of key areas.

Q A Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

John Carlock (OL/DL), Nick Hall (WR/ RB/DB), and Trey Bennett (OL/DL).

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

Last year was our best regular season finish in our short history, and we only lost three senior starters.

Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?

Replacing a 2,000-yard passer and a 1,000-yard rusher, which were both firsts for us last season.

Q A

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

Our players gained a lot of confidence last year and are learning how to win.

Q A

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.

Q A Q A

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

Same schemes with a few new wrinkles.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

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.

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GABE WOMACK


TN DIVISION I-1A

/

SALE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

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

PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

GARRETT PICKETT

NICK HALL

TREY BENNETT

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 MIDWAY (H) SEPTEMBER 2 JACKSON CO. (A) 9 HARRIMAN (A) 16 COPPER BASIN (H) 23 PICKETT CO. (A) 30 WHITWELL (H) OCTOBER 7 MT. JULIET CHRISTIAN (A) 13 SOUTH PITTSBURG (A) 21 COSBY (H) 28 LOOKOUT VALLEY (H)

COACH’S VIEW

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.

FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 203


SALE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

/

TN DIVISION I-1A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

2

JACKSON MOORE

QB/DB

JR

32

DANIEL HALL

RB/LB

JR

3

JUSTIN GRIFFIN

WR/LB

JR

34

GARRETT HART

RB/LB

SR

4

KHARI ESCOBAR

QB/WR/DB

SO

40

SPENCER SLUDER

RB/LB

FR

5

ALEX WOLGAST

WR/DB

JR

44

ELIJAH SMITH

TE/LB

JR

6

SPENCER POWELL

WR/LB

SO

50

MATTHEW TAYLOR

OL/DL

JR

8

LUCAS MATHIS

WR/DB

JR

52

TREY BENNETT

OL/DL

SR

9

EVAN HIGGINS

RB/DB

SO

53

BRAXTON COUCH

OL/DL

FR

10

GABRIEL HODGES

RB/DB

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

11 12

LUKE CECIL JOSIAH JUSTESEN

WR/DB WR/DB

SO 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

80

DEVIN GRANT

OL/DL

FR

24

NICK HALL

WR/RB/DB

SR

81

JOEL GARCIA

K/P

FR

30

HUNTER FOWLER

WR/DB

FR

85

BRAXTON HARVEY

WR/LB

FR

31

RIDGE MORGAN

RB/LB

JR

88

GRAYSON COSPER

TE/LB

JR

Roster as of July 31st

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SOUTH PITTSBURG HIGH SCHOOL

/

TN DIVISION I-1A

DEZ MCNEAL

COACH WES STONE

Q A Q A Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? Hardworking and gritty.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Taking care of the football, minimizing mistakes, and staying healthy.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Taja Robinson (RB/LB), Nas Starkey (WR/DL), Dez McNeal (WR/ LB), Jayden Mount (QR/RB/DB), Braden Sherrill (OL/DL), Riley Hammond (OL/ DL), Yogi Garman (OL/DL), Ranye Tipton (OL/DL), RaCash Kelly (QB/WR/DB), Jamarion Farrior (RB/LB), Kamden Wellington (QB/RB/LB), and Jacob Bivens (WR/LB).

Q A

KAMDEN WELLINGTON

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

We have some guys returning who have played in some big games during their career.

Q A

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.

Q A

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.

Q A

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

No, we will be very similar to last season in regards to all three phases of the game.

Our overall team speed will be pretty good for our division.

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RACASH KELLY


TN DIVISION I-1A

/

SOUTH PITTSBURG HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

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 PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

2022 SCHEDULE

JAMARION FARRIOR

AUGUST 19 SEQUATCHIE CO. (H) 26 CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN (A) SEPTEMBER 2 LOOKOUT VALLEY (A) 9 MURPHY (H) 16 WHITWELL (A) 23 NORTH JACKSON (H) 30 CHATTANOOGA PREP (H)

JAYDEN MOUNT

TAJA ROBINSON

OCTOBER 7 AUSTIN-EAST (A) 13 SALE CREEK (H) 28 COPPER BASIN (H)

COACH’S VIEW

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 definitely going to be a challenge. FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 207


SOUTH PITTSBURG HIGH SCHOOL

/

TN DIVISION I-1A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

1

JAYDEN MOUNT

2

YR.

QB/RB/DB

SR

47

CAMERON JOYNER

WR/DB

JR

RACASH KELLY

QB/WR/DB

JR

48

ELI BYRAM

OL/DL

SR

3

KADYN PACE

QB/DB

FR

50

RANYE TIPTON

OL/DL

JR

4

BRITTON CASE

WR/DB

SO

52

SHAMAR ALLISON

OL/DL

SR

5

JACE STONE

WR/DB

SO

53

BRADEN ALLISON

OL/DL

JR

6

TAJA ROBINSON

RB/LB

SR

54

JOHNNY GREEN

OL/LB

FR

7

LOGAN HARGIS

WR/DB

JR

55

RILEY HAMMOND

OL/DL

SR

8

JAMARION FARRIOR

RB/LB

JR

57

TREY SMITH

OL/DL

FR

9

JAMYCHAL BUCKNER

RB/LB

FR 58

OMAR SLATTON

OL/DL

JR

10

NAS STARKEY

WR/DL

SR 62

JOSHUA MURRAY

OL/DL

FR

12

ALEX PHILLIPS

WR/LB/K

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

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

76

WILL THOMAS

OL/DL

FR

29

ELIAS HAMPTON

WR/DB

FR

77

GARRY PELHAM

OL/DL

FR

30

JR HARDRICK

TE/DL

FR

78

YOGI GARMAN

OL/DL

SR

35

MADDOX HAMMONDS

WR/LB

SO

86

JAMARION MILLER

WR/DB

JR

44

LANDON WHITE

WR/DB

FR

88

CAYDEN BYRAM

WR/DB

SO

Roster as of July 31st

208 | FO OTBALL.CITYS C OPEMAG.C OM


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WHITWELL HIGH SCHOOL

/

TN DIVISION I-1A

COACH ROCKY STEPHENSON

Q A Q A Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? Hardworking and scrappy.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? Staying healthy and hungry.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Wesley Nunley (FB/LB), Chandler Britton (RB/S), and Brandon Easterly (QB/LB).

Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A

CHANDLER BRITTON

THERION MORDECAI

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? Our team is tightly bonded and wants to win.

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Injuries.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? We gained a lot of experience and have a lot of starters coming back.

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? We need to be prepared for each game. There are no easy wins.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? Hopefully more wins!

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? Overall, our team has good speed on both sides of the ball.

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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

PHOTOS BY ANDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY

BRANDON EASTERLY

WESLEY NUNLEY

GARRETT MILLER

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 CUMBERLAND CO. (A) 26 HUNTLAND (H) SEPTEMBER 2 COPPER BASIN (A) 16 SOUTH PITTSBURG (H) 23 RED BOILING SPRINGS (H) 30 SALE CREEK (A) OCTOBER 7 GRUNDY CO. (H) 14 LOOKOUT VALLEY (A) 21 SEQUATCHIE CO. (A) 28 CHATTANOOGA PREP (H)

COACH’S VIEW

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.

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2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

WYATT DAVIS

RB

SO

54

KANNAN SMITH

LB

SO

2

THERION MORDECAI

RB/LB

JR

55

BEN BARTON

LB

JR

3

DAVID PARDO

K

SR

56

ETHAN HOBBS

OL/DL

SR

4

BENNETT MCDOUGAL

RB/LB

SO

5

BRANDON EASTERLY

QB/LB

SO

59

SHAWN JONES

OL/DL

SR

6

CHARLIE FRENCH

DB

FR

60

JACOB SCOTT

OL/DL

FR

7

CHANDLER BRITTON

RB/S

SR

61

BLAINE HENRY

OL/DL

FR

8

COLTON BRITTON

RB/DB

SR

62

JAGGER GILLIAM

OL/DL

FR

9

TALAN BEASON

RB/DB

FR

64

BRADLEY HARTLOVE

OL/DL

SR

10

XANDER MORGAN

RB/DB

FR

65

DANIEL ASHWORTH

OL/DL

JR

11

BOE CANNON

DB

FR

66

SHELDON PIERCE

OL/DL

SR

14

GARRETT MILLER

TE

SO

71

KIRK ANTAL

OL/DL

JR

15

WESLEY NUNLEY

FB/LB

SR

20

TANNER FLOYD

RB/DB

SO

72

JOSH CALDWELL

OL/DL

SO

21

ADAM MCDOUGAL

RB/LB

FR

74

CONNOR STALY

OL/DL

FR

23

CALEB LEWIS

RB/DB

SR

76

ZAC ROLLINS

TE/DL

JR

25

JACOB GARCIA

WR/DB

SO

77

MASON YATES

OL/DL

FR

Roster as of July 31st

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COACH JOE BANKS

Q A Q A

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INDEPENDENT

ZAIRE MCCRARY

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? Young, enthusiastic, and resilient to adversity.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Camper Coulter (QB), Ke’Juan Craddock (WR), Dommonic Johnson (WR/ LB), Jaelen Banks (OL/DL), Marquis “Duece” Gardner (RB/S), Ashton Jordan (OL/DL), and LonDeon Kellogg (WR/DB).

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

Our team is young, and we have a strong brotherhood here. It’s a game of patience for our young men now.

Q A

LAFREDRICK LYKES

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?

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 A

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

Continue to play with confidence. We have freshmen and sophomores competing with older guys.

Q A Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? Through adversity we will get better together.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

Our young men are growing in size and maturity. With that growth, we aim to improve in all facets of our game.

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

Our skill positions have good top-end speed and acceleration. We look to take advantage of those matchups this year.

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CAMPER COULTER

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

PHOTOS BY RYAN LONG PHOTOGRAPHY

DOMMONIC JOHNSON

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 ZION CHRISTIAN (A) 26 COPPER BASIN (A) SEPTEMBER 9 EZELL-HARDING CHRISTIAN (A) 16 LIBERTY CREEK (A) 23 HERITAGE (A) 30 SOUTH PITTSBURG (A) OCTOBER 7 EZELL-HARDING CHRISTIAN (A) 28 WHITWELL (A)

COACH’S VIEW

We will focus on academics, better our teamwork and future, develop our mental toughness, build confidence one play at a time, and maintain discipline in all we do. KE’JUAN CRADDOCK FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 215


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NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

1

DEMARION BOWMAN

2

QB

FR

33

FISTO IRAKIZA

K/P

FR

MARQUIS GARDNER

RB/S

FR

45

CORION DAVIS

OL

SO

3

DOMMONIC JOHNSON

WR/LB

SO

46

LAVAIER BROWN

OL/DL

SO

4

SEAN BESLEY

DB

SO

50

LAFREDRICK LYKES

TE/DL

FR

5

DANIEL JACKSON

WR/DB

SO

51

ZECHARIAH SYDNOR

OL/DL

FR

6

KE’JUAN CRADDOCK

WR

SO

52

BRANDON KELLEY

FB/LB

SO

8

ARTERRIUS ALLEN

RB

FR

55

JAEDEN ESPY

FB/DL

FR

11

LON’DEON KELLOGG

WR/DB

SO

56

JERIMIAH HODGE

OL

FR

12

JONATHON RUSSELL

DB

FR

58

ASHTON JORDAN

OL/DL

SO

13

CHRISTIAN KALAUKOA

WR

SO

65

JAELEN BANKS

OL/DL

SO

15

CAMPER COULTER

QB

SO

77

ZAIRE MCCRARY

OL/DL

SO

20

DERRICK ROBERSON

WR

FR

94

HERSHEL BROWN

OL

SO

22

DE’ANDRE TURNBOW

WR/S

FR

95

CAMERON SILLS

OL/DL

FR

23

JAMAAL PARKER

LB

FR

96

COLIN RICHARDSON

WR/DB

SO

24

KAMAR CRADDOCK

DB

FR

97

MI’KHY SULLIVAN

DL

FR

26

TAVION LEE

TE/DB

FR

99

NATHAN STRICKLAND

OL

FR

Roster as of July 31st

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THE 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.

RED ZONE REVIEW 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. Winner: CAK / Contender(s): CCS, Boyd Buchanan, Silverdale

TENNESSEE 2-AAAAAA 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!

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 218 | FO OTBALL.CITYS C OPEMAG.C OM

QUAKE: The two teams in our area – Bradley Central and Cleveland – are fierce rivals. For the Bears, replacing 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 ability. 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.

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 disappointed 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 championship 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

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


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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.

all have had great teams in the past. Pair those three with Cass, Hiram, and Woodland, and winning this region will be a monster task. Closer to home, the Catamounts’ 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.

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.

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GEORGIA 7-A D1

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 “possible…” Winner: Cedartown / Contender: Heritage

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.

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 Copper 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

QUAKE

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

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. Prediction: With the Lions’ size, look for them to make the most noise. FO OTBALL.CITYS C OPEMAG.C OM | 219


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TYSON GREENWADE

COACH KIT CARPENTER

Q A Q A Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? A close group that’s willing to work hard at being successful.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? Continuing to develop depth.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Assad Tanner (WR/DB), Tyson Greenwade (RB), Luke Blanchard (WR), and Warner Ross (QB/LB).

Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? Being around this group of young men.

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Making sure we are as prepared as we can be.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? Effort.

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? None.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? Nothing different.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

We have a lot of team speed; several of our guys are also track guys.

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WARNER ROSS

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 PHOTOS BY DAN PHELAN

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 NORTH MURRAY (H) SEPTEMBER 2 SONORAVILLE (A) 9 ROCKMART (H) 16 LASSITER (A) 23 CEDARTOWN (A) 30 HIRAM (H)

LUKE BLANCHARD

OCTOBER 7 WOODLAND (H) 14 CASS (A) 21 CALHOUN (A) 28 CARTERSVILLE (H)

ANDY ATANGANA

COACH’S VIEW

Because our kids work so hard in the offseason, we are giving ourselves a chance to be successful.

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2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

1

LUKE BLANCHARD

2

WR

SR

48

YAHIR SOSA

LB

JR

ADRIEL HERNANDEZ

RB/S

JR

49

ALEX PIMENTEL

LB

JR

3

TYSON GREENWADE

RB

SR

52

PEYTON STARLING

OL/DL

SO

4

ASSAD TANNER

WR/DB

SR

53

HECTOR GONZALEZ

DL

SO

5

KENDRIX LONDON

WR/DB

SO

54

CESAR MONTELONGO

OL/DL

SO

7

LEDGE LAND

QB/WR

JR

55

MICHAEL NGYUEN

OL/DL

JR

8

BANNON PHELAN

TE/DL

JR

56

MANNY MUNOZ

K

FR

9

KAMERON STATON

WR/DB

SO

58

ALAN HERNANDEZ

OL/DL

FR

10

WARNER ROSS

QB/LB

SR

59

VICTOR HERNANDEZ

OL/DL

SO

11

DANIEL RAMOS

LB

SR

62

DEVONE SLAUGHTER

OL/DL

SO

13

RJ STOREY

WR/DB

JR

63

PARK SILVERS

WR/DB

FR

14

PARKER MCCLURG

QB/WR

SR

64

KEVIN MURILLO

OL/DL

SR

15

ETHAN LONG

QB

SO

65

JULIAN ZAMORA

OL/DL

SO

16

ANDY GUTIERREZ

WR/LB

SO

66

ERIC FRAIRE

OL/DL

SO

17

SEAGAN MORGAN

RB/DB

SO

67

ADRIAN GARCIA

OL/DL

SO

19

DREW SNYDER

WR/TE

SO

20

ETHAN EVANS

LB

SR

68

AMIR GARCIA

OL/DL

SO

21

ALIJAH TANNER

WR/DB

JR

71

FRANCISCO ORTIZ

OL/DL

SO

22

KALEM STATON

RB/DB

SO

73

ALDEN WOODS

ATH

FR

24

RAH-QUEZ WASHINGTON

LB

SR

74

RILEY SOUTHER

OL

JR

25

EYASU EVANS

WR/DB

SO

75

STRYKER WOODS

OL/DL

JR

26

ANDY ATANGANA

WR/DB

JR

76

ADRIAN HERNANDEZ

DL

SR

27

ADRIAN GÓNGORA

QB/DB

SO

77

JOHN RIDLEY

DL

SR

30

CAMDEN WHIPPLE

RB/DB

SO

78

ZACHERY WILLIAMS-URIBE

WR/DB

FR

31

JAIRO JACOBO

LB

SR

81

BRADY HAYNES

WR/DB

SO

32

RIVER GRADY

RB/LB

FR

82

EMMANUAL CORTEZ

K

JR

34

PARKER ASHER

FB/LB

SO

84

CRISTIAN RANGEL

WR

FR

35

NASH SMITH

RB/DB

FR

85

ANDREW RIVERA

WR

FR

38

NHAT NGUYEN

RB/LB

SO

86

ETHAN DEMPSEY

WR

FR

39

HOLDEN HORN

WR/DB

SO

87

JOSE RANGEL

WR

FR

40

ADRIAN VILLA

DL

JR

89

KENNETH HUDSON

RB

FR

41

BO STOUT

LB

JR

92

BRAXTON JOHNSON

TE

FR

42

AVERY HOUSE

LB

SO

94

AARON GUTIERREZ

LB

FR

44

ANDERSON JACKSON

TE

SR

96

CHRISTIAN VARGAS

DL

SR

45

JACKSON BLACKWOOD

FB/LB

SR

97

CHARLES CHAPPELLE

LB

FR

46

AUSTIN DAVIS

LB

SR

99

JEFFSON LOCKE

TE/LB

JR

Roster as of July 31st

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Q A Q A

KADEN SWOPE

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Experienced, mature, hardworking, intelligent, and physical.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Staying healthy, leaders boldly stepping into their roles, and consistent growth throughout the year.

Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Bryce Travillian (TE/LB), Kaden Swope (QB), Paxton McCrary (RB), and Payton Newman (TE/DL).

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

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 character as a foundation, the football part comes much easier.

Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?

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 opportunity we have to develop these guys as men and players. Every day is a gift.

Q A

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

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 confidence will carry over.

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

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.

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TYLER CHEATWOOD


GA DIVISION 7-AAAA

/

H E R I TAG E H I G H S C H O O L

S T AT S

BRYCE TRAVILLIAN

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

PHOTOS BY BILLY WEEKS AND HERITAGE SNAPSHOTS

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 RINGGOLD (A) 26 EAST HAMILTON (A)

SEMAJ TOUSSAINT

SEPTEMBER 2 LFO (H) 9 RIDGELAND (H) 23 CHATTANOOGA PREP (H) 30 SOUTHEAST WHITFIELD (A) OCTOBER 7 CEDARTOWN (H) 21 NORTHWEST WHITFIELD (A) 28 SONORAVILLE (H) NOVEMBER 4 CENTRAL (A)

COACH’S VIEW

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 every 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.

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2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

1 2 2 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 8 9 9 10 11 11 12 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 26 27 28 28 29 30 30 31 32 33 33 34 35 36 40

JC ARMOUR DREW DIETZ NOAH AWOTULA PAXTON MCCRARY PAYTON NEWMAN CONNOR COOPER LANDON CANSLER JD BLACK BRYCE TRAVILLIAN JAROD BARNES TALAN DEFOOR CHIPPER GRAYSON JAKE COLLETT KADEN SWOPE MAX OWENS JONATHAN DRISCOLL TYLER CHEATWOOD AARON PURSLEY TRISTAN SIMMONS JONATHAN GLOVER BRAYDEN SLAUGHTER KILLIAN SMITH TANNER HALL BRADY CHANDLER EVAN TURNER AYDEN HARMON AUSTIN PALMER MATTHEW ADAIR DREW BRADLEY CODY BRYAN BRYCE DYE GRANT STEELE ANDREW MOORE MATTHEW NERREN JOSH BUTLER NOAH PIERCE COLIN GIRARD JAKE BYOUS JACOB DAWSON LOGAN CHEATWOOD LUCAS REDWINE SPENCER GREENE EVAN WINGROVE LANDON HOOVER ALEX DYE CHASE DYE COLE HUGHES AUSTIN BAILEY

WR/DB DB WR/DB RB TE/DL WR/DB RB/DB WR/DB TE/LB DL WR/DB K K QB WR/DB LB WR/DB LB/H WR/DB LB RB/LB LB LB QB LB WR/DB WR/DB DB RB/DB WR/DB WR/DB DB WR/DB WR/DB LB/H LB WR/DB LB RB WR/DB LB/H DL LB WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB QB WR/DB

JR SR FR SR SR FR SR SR SR SR FR SR FR SR JR FR SR FR SO SR FR SO JR JR SR FR JR SR JR FR SO SR JR FR FR SO FR SO SO FR FR JR JR FR SO SO FR SO

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

Roster as of July 31st

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YR.

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 SO

69

ANTHONY CARROLL

OL/DL

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


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NORTHWEST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

/

COACH JOSH ROBINSON

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q A

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

GA DIVISION 7-AAAA

IKE RALSTON

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 upcoming season.

The main key will be the improvement of our returning players. However, ultimately the true success of our team will hinge on how well the new starters play.

Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?

Q A

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE OUR TEAM’S SPEED?

Dominique Smith (RB/DB), Jax Brooker (RB/LB), Conner Cummings (LB), Ike Ralston (LB), Owen Brooker (QB/DB), Hudson Gray (WR/DB), Braxton Floyd (WR/DB), Jase Talley (WR/ LB), Jaxon Greeson (OL/DL), and Gyan Gomez (OL/DL).

I believe we have strong senior leadership, experience in key positions, and good overall team speed.

Early season position battles, development of new players, and team chemistry is always important.

Offensively, we will utilize an HBack more. Defensively, we are more willing with an experienced secondary to vary the coverages we show.

Our team speed is in good shape. Our defense runs well at all 11 positions. With our wide receivers, we have good, deep threats that must be respected.

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JAX BROOKER

OWEN BROOKER


GA DIVISION 7-AAAA

/

NORTHWEST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

DOMINIQUE SMITH

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 PHOTOS COURTESY OF NORTHWEST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 PEPPERELL (A) 26 COAHULLA CREEK (A) SEPTEMBER 2 RINGGOLD (H) 9 NORTH MURRAY (A) 16 DARLINGTON (A) 30 SONORAVILLE (A)

BRAXTON FLOYD

OCTOBER 7 SOUTHEAST WHITFIELD (H) 21 HERITAGE (H) 28 CENTRAL (A) NOVEMBER 4 CEDARTOWN (H) COACH’S VIEW

JASE TALLEY HUDSON GRAY

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 addition of a talented Sonoraville team and a local rival in Southeast. We must have great team chemistry and stay healthy to have a productive season. FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 229


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/

GA DIVISION 7-AAAA

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

1

RAYVON FOSTER

WR/DB

SO

43

AVERY O’NEAL

DL

JR

2

HUDSON GRAY

WR/DB

JR

45

CONNER CUMMINGS

LB

SR

3

REECE COWART

DB

SR

4

GAVIN NUCKOLLS

QB/WR

FR

47

EVAN HAND

DL

JR

5

CADEN RAMSEY

RB/DB

SO

50

JACKSON DAVIS

OL/DL

JR

6

CAMERON COLLINS

RB/LB

SO

51

JAXON HOLT

OL/DL

SR

7

BRAXTON FLOYD

WR/DB

SR

52

CRISTOBOL CAMPOS

OL/DL

JR

8

HARRISON DANIEL

WR/DB

JR

53

COLTON HARRINGTON

OL/DL

SO

10

AKENDRIS DOUGLAS

WR/DB

SO

54

CLAYTON MCCLURE

OL/DL

SO

11

MYLES MAYS

WR/DL

SO

12

BRECKIN SIRMANS

WR/DB

JR

55

ETHAN HOOKER

OL/DL

SO

13

ISAIAH FOSTER

WR/DB

JR

56

JAXON GREESON

OL/DL

SR

14

GRANT HOLDER

K

SR

57

CAIDEN CRYSEL

OL/DL

SO

15

OWEN BROOKER

QB/DB

SR

59

GYAN GOMEZ

OL/DL

SR

16

HOLDEN LANE

WR/DB

SR

61

KENDRICK HINDS

OL/DL

SO

18

DAWSON WHITMORE

LB

JR

62

EVERETT WILLIAMS

OL/DL

SO

19

AUSTIN COOLEY

WR/DB

JR

20

SHAWN DAVIDSON

WR/DB

SO

63

BRYANT STANLEY

OL/DL

SO

21

WILL SEAY

LB

JR

64

ANDREW WELCH

OL/DL

SO

22

NATHAN SMITH

WR/DB

SO

65

BRYCE BRYANT

OL/DL

SR

24

KADE MIRANDA

RB/LB

JR

66

JAKE BIELLING

OL/DL

SR

25

DOMINIQUE SMITH

RB/DB

SR

68

ADRIAN MADRIGAL

OL/DL

SO

26

SAM CROSSEN

LB

SO

70

LOGAN CLINE

OL/DL

SO

27

CAMDEN GAZAWAY

WR/DB

SO

28

IKE RALSTON

LB

SR

71

LANDON EUBANKS

OL/DL

SO

29

KODY HAMMONTREE

WR/DB

JR

72

KALEB HUGHES

OL/DL

JR

30

DOMINICK JOHNSON

RB/LB

SO

74

COOPER BRYSON

DL

SO

32

TONY BURNECKE

RB/LB

SO

75

COOPER KING

OL/DL

SO

33

JACE PATTERSON

WR/LB

SO

77

CAID COMBS

OL/DL

JR

34

CONNER THOMAS

DL/LB

JR

35

MASON MAYS

RB/DB

FR

80

LOGAN STAFFORD

WR/DB

SO

37

GRIFFEN MCCUTCHEON

WR/LB

SO

82

CARSON HAMES

WR/DB

SO

38

JAX BROOKER

RB/LB

SR

86

CHANCE WHITFIELD

WR/DB

SO

40

ERRON DUNCAN

WR/DB

SO

88

JASE TALLEY

WR/LB

SR

Roster as of July 31st

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YR.



SOUTHEAST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

/

GA DIVISION 7-AAAA

COACH TODD MURRAY

KOBE JEFFERY BRADY ENSLEY

Q A Q A Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

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.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

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 Franco (RB/LB), and Jacob Layman (QB/DB).

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

This group has a good team chemistry – they are playing for each other. Also, we have a good core of returning starters.

Q A Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Injuries. We can’t afford to have injuries.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

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 wanting to meet all of their goals.

Q A Q A Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? Make sure to have FUN. After all, it’s still a game.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? No.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

Our team speed is better than last season. Our defense gets to the ball in a hurry.

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IAN LIVELY


GA DIVISION 7-AAAA

/

SOUTHEAST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

BRADY ENSLEY

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 PHOTOS BY CLC PHOTOGRAPHY

JACOB LAYMAN

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 COOSA (A) 26 GORDON CENTRAL (A) SEPTEMBER 2 GORDON LEE (H) 16 ARMUCHEE (H) 23 DRUID HILLS (H) 30 HERITAGE (H)

BRETT COLE

OCTOBER 7 NORTHWEST WHITFIELD (A) 21 CENTRAL (H) 28 CEDARTOWN (A) NOVEMBER 4 SONORAVILLE (H) COACH’S VIEW

We are entering back into the 7-AAAA region this season. I am very excited about this upcoming 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.

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2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

ANTHONY RAMIREZ

RB/DB

SR

41

FERNANDO RANGEL

RB/LB

FR

2

BRAYDEN MILES

QB/DB

SR

42

HUNTER ROGERS

TE/LB

SO

3

MATTHEW BROCK

RB/LB

SR

43

JOHN HERNANDEZ

TE/LB

FR

4

MASON WILLIAMS

QB/DB

FR

45

WYKEM TEASLEY

OL/DL

JR

5

DANIEL FRANCO

RB/LB

JR

46

ABIEL HERNANDEZ

OL/DL

JR

6

REAGAN GAZAWAY

QB/DB

FR

48

LUIS FAMILIA

OL/DL

FR

7

ELIJAH COUCH

WR/DB

JR

51

IVAN CANO

OL/DL

FR

8

MATTHEW WILCOX

RB/DB

SR

52

ALEJANDRO MALDENADO

OL/LB

FR

9

IAN LIVELY

QB/DB

JR

53

ZANDER BURKETT

OL/DL

SR

10

SAMUEL HARPER

RB/LB

SR

54

ALAN HERRERA

OL/DL

FR

11

JESSE NAVA

WR/DB

SR

55

ESAI LANE

OL/DL

JR

12

BRANDON TAPIA

RB/DB

FR

56

CARLOS RAMOS

OL/DL

FR

13

JACOB LAYMAN

QB/DB

JR

57

ALEXIS AZURDIA

OL/DL

FR

14

RODRIGO HERNANDEZ

RB/DB

FR

58

SEAN DAVIS

OL/DL

FR

15

OSIEL MENDOZA

RB/DB

JR

59

ROBERTO RIOS

OL/DL

SO

16

ANGEL GLORIA

RB/LB

FR

60

JOSEPH MORALES

OL/DL

JR

17

CULLY ROBERTS

WR/DB

FR

61

CHRISTIAN RODRIGUEZ

OL/DL

SO

18

JAKE HASTEY

WR/DB

JR

62

BRYAN CRUZ

OL/DL

SR

19

LOGAN PHILLIPS

RB/DB

FR

64

JASON ESCOBAR

OL/DL

SO

20

BRANDON NIX

RB/LB

JR

65

GUNNER LOCKHART

OL/DL

FR

21

BRADY ENSLEY

RB/LB

SR

67

JOSHUA HURTADO

OL/DL

SO

22

KOBE JEFFERY

RB/DL

JR

69

TREVOR ROBERSON

OL/DL

JR

23

FRANCISCO LUNA

WR/DB

JR

72

ANTHONY LOZANO

OL/DL

FR

24

KALEB PADILLA

RB/LB

JR

75

ANDREAS RIOS

OL/DL

SR

25

WILLIAM TRIANA

WR/DB

SR

77

JAYDEN CALHOUN

OL/DL

SR

26

ABRAHAM RODRIGUEZ

RB/LB

FR

78

NOAH CAMPBELL

OL/DL

SO

28

NOAH SINGLETON

RB/LB

SO

79

GUSTAVO ALCANTARA

OL/DL

FR

31

ALEX UNDERWOOD

RB/DB

FR

81

BRETT COLE

TE/LB

SR

32

PATRICK LAWSON

RB/LB

FR

83

BRANDON GOMEZ

RB/DB

FR

33

GENESIS MCLESTER

WR/DL

SR

84

ARELI CELIS

WR/DB

SO

34

CHANDLER PROMAN

RB/LB

FR

85

TYRONE HAMILTON

WR/DB

SO

35

ALBERTO RIOS

RB/LB

SO

86

BRAYDEN CAMPBELL

WR/DB

SO

36

EVAN BRANSON

TE/LB

JR

87

GAEL SOLIS

WR/DB

SR

37

EDU GREATHOUSE

RB/DB

FR

88

HOGAN POWELL

WR/DB

FR

Roster as of July 31st

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COAHULLA CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

/

GA DIVISION 6-AAA

COACH DANNY WILSON

Q A Q A Q A

EION KEENER

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? We have a lot of guys returning who have played a lot of football.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? Developing depth up front.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Kace Kinnamon (QB), Will Douglas (RB/LB), and Manny Dominguez (WR/DB).

Q A Q A Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM? Experience speed.

and

overall

team

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Depth. MANNY DOMINGUEZ

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

We are coming off the best season in school history. We need to build off that.

Q A Q A Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? Little things both win and lose you games.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? No.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? Our skill guys all run well.

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WILL DOUGLAS


GA DIVISION 6-AAA

/

COAHULLA CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

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 PHOTOS BY PAUL THRESS

KACE KINNAMON

AIDEN PATTERSON

TYSON KING

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 MURRAY CO. (H) 26 NORTHWEST WHITFIELD (H) SEPTEMBER 9 CHATTOOGA (A) 16 RIDGELAND (H) 23 LFO (A) 30 GORDON LEE (H) OCTOBER 7 RINGGOLD (A) 21 BREMEN (H) 28 LAFAYETTE (A) NOVEMBER 4 ADAIRSVILLE (A) COACH’S VIEW

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 problems. If we can stay healthy and have some depth step up, we could be the best team that has been at this school. FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 237


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GA DIVISION 6-AAA

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

KACE KINNAMON

QB

SR

53

JESUS VIEYRA

OL/LB

JR

2

KOBE KING

WR/DB

FR

54

ALEX GONIEA

OL/DL

JR

3

SHAWN BAILEY

WR/DB

FR 55

CAMERON BRYANT

OL/DL

FR

5

AIDEN PATTERSON

WR/DB

SR

6

CARSON WEAVER

RB/LB

SO

56

DESTINY BASSETT

OL/DL

JR

7

BEAU GOODWIN

WR/DB

SR

59

EION KEENER

OL/LB

SR

8

MARC SOLIS

WR/DB

JR

60

NICHOLAS BOWMAN

OL/DL

FR

9

KARIM BRADLEY

RB/LB

JR

61

JAXON MILLSAPS

OL/LB

FR

10

TYSON KING

WR/DB

SR 62

PAYTON OWEN

OL/DL

FR

64

JOHN LOPEZ

OL/DL

SO

11

CHASE WARD

QB/LB

JR

13

KEITH COLLINS

WR/DB

JR

14

NATE TILLEY

WR/DB

JR

65

OLDO LOPEZ

OL/DL

FR

15

ANDREW RUSSELL

QB/DB

SO

68

ROBBIE WIGGINS

OL/DL

SR

16

YOSHUA MORAN

RB/DB

FR

71

ISAAC MCGILL

OL/DL

SO

17

TAY BROGDON

WR/DB

JR

72

DAVID SCOGGINS

OL/DL

FR

20

CHRIS EWART

RB/LB

FR 73

MARCUS PENN

OL/DL

FR

23

MANNY DOMINGUEZ

WR/DB

SR

24

PAYTON GORDON

RB/LB

SR

74

JACKSON LOWERY

OL/DL

FR

26

LOGAN FOWLER

K

SR

76

CHEVY JOYCE

OL/DL

FR

30

ISAIAH LUA

WR/DB

FR

77

MARC LOPEZ

OL/DL

SO

33

LEVI LOWERY

RB/DL

JR

78

COLBY EWART

OL/DL

FR

34

WILL DOUGLAS

RB/LB

SR 80

JOSH HOLDEN

TE/DL

FR

39

COLE OGLE

DE

SR

49

CALEB TEASLEY

TE/DL

SR

82

HUDSON COLLINS

TE/DL

FR

50

HUDSON MARDIS

OL

SR

83

GREG CHRISTIE

WR/DB

FR

52

NATHAN GUESS

DL

FR

87

MICHAEL RIVERA

K

SO

Roster as of July 31st

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GORDON LEE HIGH SCHOOL

/

GA DIVISION 6-AAA

COACH JOSH GROCE

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q A Q A

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

KADE COWAN

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.

Building depth.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

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 A

HOLT ROBERTS

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

Players are responding extremely well to coaching and want to improve every day.

Q A Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Injuries.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

After making the playoffs for two consecutive years, players understand what it takes throughout the season to prepare for every game.

Q A Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? Enjoy every opportunity because it could be your last.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

We have good team speed and smart players who understand our scheme.

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ELI SHELL


GA DIVISION 6-AAA

/

GORDON LEE HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

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

PHOTOS BY JAN WRIGHT

ROBERT HENSON

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 TRION (H) 26 ARMUCHEE (H) SEPTEMBER 2 SOUTHEAST WHITFIELD (A) 16 BREMEN (H) 23 LAFAYETTE (H) 30 COAHULLA CREEK (A) OCTOBER 7 LFO (A) 21 ADAIRSVILLE (A) 28 RIDGELAND (H)

NATE DUNFEE

NOVEMBER 4 RINGGOLD (A) CONNER WHITMAN

COACH’S VIEW

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.

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GORDON LEE HIGH SCHOOL

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GA DIVISION 6-AAA

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

LANDON NORTON

RB/DB

FR

36

CORBIN KEITH

RB/LB

JR

2

NATE DUNFEE

RB/DB

SR

37

TIMY DUKE

TE

SR

2

DUSTIN DAY

QB/DL

FR

38

CANNON VANN

RB/LB

JR

3

JACKSON ELLIS

K

SR

41

EASTON YATES

TE/DL

FR

4

JAMES DAVIS

WR/DB

FR

42

NOAH ROBINSON

TE/DL

JR

5

NOAH GARRISON

WR/DB

FR

43

BRODY HICKMAN

WR/DB

JR

6

KADE COWAN

RB/DB

SR

44

SILAS GASAWAY

OL/DL

SO

7

ROBERT HENSON

WR/DB

SR

45

GABE DAUGHERTY

TE/DL

SO

8

BRYSIN OLIVER

RB/DB

FR

50

BRODIE GENTER

OL/DL

SR

9

PEYTON GROCE

RB/DB

FR

51

BRAXTON MCDONALD

OL/DL

SO

10

PAYTON CAUTHORN

QB

SO

52

MASON DOUGHERTY

OL/DL

FR

11

HURLEY MCALLISTER

WR/DB

FR

53

GRIFFIN MOORE

OL/DL

FR

14

KADEN ELLIS

WR/DB

FR

54

BEN GILLIAM

OL/DL

JR

15

JAMES SHAFER

WR/DB

FR

55

JOE GILLIAM

OL/DL

FR

16

JACKSON BIGGS

WR/DB

JR

56

MICHAEL BRANAM

OL/LB

JR

17

TYLER FORESTER

RB/LB

SR

57

NOLAN DOTSON

OL/DL

SR

59

LEVI GENTRY

OL/LB

SO

19

GARRETT GASS

WR/DB

SO

60

COLE DERRYBERRY

OL/LB

FR

20

CARSON WALKER

WR/DB

FR

63

MAGUIRE ROBERTS

OL/DL

FR

21

LAYNE PARRISH

RB/DL

SO

64

TANNER MAYNOR

OL/LB

JR

22

AVERY BLOODWORTH

RB/LB

SO

65

SAM WELLS

OL/DL

SR

23

BROCK CRUTCHFIELD

RB/DB

SO

66

JOSHUA MURTAUGH

OL/DL

FR

24

CONNER WHITMAN

QB/DB

SR

68

ELY STEVENS

OL/DL

SO

26

HOLT ROBERTS

RB/FB

SR

70

REECE ELDRIDGE

OL/DL

SR

27

GARRETT ROSS

RB/LB

FR

70

GABE LOWE

OL/DL

SR

28

LANE VAUGHN

RB/LB

FR

71

LOUIS PINEDA

OL/DL

SR

29

LOGAN WEBB

RB/DL

SR

72

COLTON BAKER

OL/DL

JR

30

JOSH STONE

WR/DB

FR

74

JONAH DAVENPORT

OL/DL

SO

31

DJ PARKER

RB/LB

JR

75

BEN LOCKHART

OL/DL

FR

32

DALTON RUSSELL

RB/LB

SO

77

CADEN OLIVER

OL/DL

SO

33

SAM CARSWELL

TE

SR

79

ELI SHELL

OL

SR

34

HARRISON WALKER

RB/LB

SO

80

BRYSON JOHNSON

WR/K

SO

35

SAM SARTIN

TE/DL

SO

82

TRIPP JONES

WR/DB

SO

Roster as of July 31st

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L A FA Y E T T E H I G H S C H O O L

/

GA DIVISION 6-AAA

SAM HALL

COACH ANDY SCOTT

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q A

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

The biggest difference is our improvement in speed and overall number of players from what we had last year.

Finding a way to score more points while continuing to play good defense.

Austin Tucker (RB/LB), Jaden Morris (WR/DB), Chase Hughes (OL/DL), and Sam Hall (WR/DB).

We have really good kids who work extremely hard and really enjoy playing football.

Q A Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Finding quality backups to fill in when needed.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

JACOB BROWN

Last year, we lost some close games because we could not either 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 A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR?

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 A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

We have worked extremely hard to improve our overall team speed and feel like we have done that.

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NICK ADAMS


GA DIVISION 6-AAA

/

L A FAY E T T E H I G H S C H O O L

S T AT S

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

JACOB BROWN

PHOTOS COURTESY OF LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 CHATTOOGA (A) 26 TRION (H) JADEN MORRIS

SEPTEMBER 9 SONORAVILLE (H) 16 RINGGOLD (H) 23 GORDON LEE (A) 30 ADAIRSVILLE (H) OCTOBER 7 BREMEN (A) 21 LFO (H) 28 COAHULLA CREEK (H) NOVEMBER 4 RIDGELAND (A)

COACH’S VIEW

AUSTIN TUCKER

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 looking forward to our new region and hope to compete for a playoff spot. FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 245


L A FA Y E T T E H I G H S C H O O L

/

GA DIVISION 6-AAA

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 29 30 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 51 52 53 54 55

PORTER SENTELL KADIN SMITH SAM HALL KHALAS FINLEY JONAH NEAL TORREY HARRIS AUSTIN TUCKER JACOB BROWN ZACH BARRETT AJ THOMPSON JACOB GROVES BLAZE STONE DAX EDWARDS JADEN MORRIS SHANE JOHNSON DAWSON LOSH KADEN MILLER BRYSON CLEGHORN RICKY JACKSON BRADEN JONES NICK ADAMS JAYVEN WILLIAMS GAVIN CRIDER DAWSON PENDERGRASS BRENNON BEAVERS KAYLE DUNCAN ANDREW MARTIN NATE CAMPBELL GABE WARREN JOSEPH BROWN BRADY WILSON DYLAN HENTON JORDON RIDLEY CARTER RUDD AIDEN CARROLL RYAN BRADFORD BRENNAN BALLARD VLADIMIR PLOTT NICK WHITEFIELD CODY DAVIS RICARDO CARDONA MARCUS CORBIN AVERY DAVIS MONTANA JONES ETHAN COLBERT IAN HARRISON JAIDYN SIMPSON NICHOLAS CIGALINA

QB/DB WR/DB WR/DB QB/DB WR/DB DB RB/LB K/P QB TE/DL WR/DB WR/DB QB/DB WR/DB LB LB WR/DB RB/DB DL DB K/P WR/DB WR/DB RB/DB RB/LB LB K/P RB/LB WR/DB WR/DB WR/LB WR/DB WR/DB DB WR/DB LB WR/DB WR/DB LB RB/LB LB WR/DB WR/DB LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL LB

FR SR SR SO SR SR SR SR SR JR JR JR FR SR SO JR JR FR SR JR SR FR JR JR FR SO 8 FR JR FR FR FR FR JR FR SR FR FR SO JR FR FR FR SO FR SR FR SO

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

Roster as of July 31st

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YR.



LAKEVIEW-FORT OGLETHORPE HIGH SCHOOL

COACH MAC BRYAN

/

GA DIVISION 6-AAA

GABE HELTON

TREVON GOTT

Q A Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? Hungry. We are ready to compete in all areas of the game.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Offensive line play will be key for us this year. After graduating four offensive linemen, we are looking for key players to step up like Carter Wilson, Brock Donnahoo, Bryce Goins, and Hayden Goins.

Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Q A Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

Gabe Helton (RB/DB), Donnie Brown (RB/DB), Trevon Gott (WR/ DB), Dylan Blankenship (QB), Brody Benton (FB/LB), and Carter Wilson (TE/ DL).

From the freshmen to the seniors, they are ready to compete every day.

BRYSON SULLIVAN

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?

Inexperience in our learning of the new offense, defense, and special team systems.

Q A Q A

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? Depth on the roster.

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

Yes, we have a whole new staff at LFO and will be based out of the spread offense and an even front defense.

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? Our team’s speed is good.

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NAME NAME

BRODY BENTON


GA DIVISION 6-AAA

/

LAKEVIEW-FORT OGLETHORPE HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

CARTER WILSON

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

2022 SCHEDULE PHOTOS COURTESY OF LAKEVIEW-FORT OGLETHORPE HIGH SCHOOL

AUGUST 19 GILMER (H) 26 MURRAY CO. (A) SEPTEMBER 2 HERITAGE (A) 16 ADAIRSVILLE (H) 23 COAHULLA CREEK (H) 30 RIDGELAND (A)

BROCK DONNAHOO

DYLAN BLANKENSHIP

OCTOBER 7 GORDON LEE (H) 21 LAFAYETTE (A) 28 RINGGOLD (H) NOVEMBER 4 BREMEN (A) COACH’S VIEW

We have to have a great summer and pre-season to be ready for week one. We have new systems 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. FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 249


LAKEVIEW-FORT OGLETHORPE HIGH SCHOOL

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GA DIVISION 6-AAA

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

2

LADARIUS BUNCH

WR/DB

SR

41

TAYLOR DOWNEY

RB/LB

FR

3

DONNIE BROWN

RB/DB

SR

42

MICHAEL BENNETT

WR/DB

SO

4

JARED MITCHELL

WR/DB

FR

43

TYLER ENTREKIN

RB/LB

SO

6

ELIJAH DANIELS

WR/DB

FR

44

KEEGAN KINSEY

RB/LB

FR

7

CARSON GOFF

QB/DB

SO

45

BLAKE RIZZO

DL/LB

SO

8

BRODY BENTON

FB/LB

SR

46

KENYATTA MAYS

WR/DB

FR

9

BRYSON SULLIVAN

WR/K

SR

47

SETH MAYBERRY

WR/DB

SO

10

WYATT MAYE

QB/DB

JR

48

TRAVIS GADDIS

RB/LB

JR

11

GRAYDEN JOHNSON

RB/DB

JR

49

BRENDAN WILLARD

RB/LB

JR

12

AYDEN BENNETT

WR/DB

JR

50

KEAGAN COOK

OL/DL

SO

13

THOMAS LONG

WR/DB

FR

51

BROCK DONNAHOO

OL/DL

JR

14

BLAINE DAVIS

WR/DB

SO

52

NOAH MAYBERRY

OL/DB

FR

15

DYLAN BLANKENSHIP

QB

SR

53

CARTER WILSON

TE/DL

SR

17

HUNTER SAWYER

WR/DB

FR

55

HAYDEN GOINS

OL/DL

JR

19

AUSTIN BROWN

WR/RB

JR

56

KYLER CRAWFORD

OL/DL

FR

20

GABE HELTON

RB/DB

SR

21

TREVON GOTT

WR/DB

SR

59

JOSH CONNER

OL/DL

FR

22

NATHANIEL SAMPLES

RB/LB

SO

60

RYLAN HUGHES

OL/DL

SO

23

JACOB FAULK

WR/LB

JR

62

TRISTAN KILGORE

OL/DL

FR

26

KENDALL CHUMLEY

WR/DB

JR

64

LANDEN LARSEN

OL/DL

FR

27

MICHAEL KEITH

WR/DB

SO

66

JEVON GREEN

OL/DL

SR

28

CALEB MCGILL

RB/LB

SR

68

NOAH GROSS

OL/DL

FR

29

JULIUS BRYANT

WR/DB

SO

69

JUSTIN MCNABB

OL/DL

SR

30

JOSH CANADA

RB/LB

FR

70

OBED ANDRES

OL/DL

SO

31

BRODI RIZZO

RB/LB

SR

72

TITUS JEFFERS

OL/DL

FR

32

ZAKK BAILEY

WR/DB

SO

75

MALACHI BEDDINGTON

OL/DL

SO

33

RANDY FLOYD

K

SO

77

BRYCE GOINS

OL/DL

JR

34

XANDER BEDDINGTON

RB/LB

SR

78

BENTLEY MCDOUGAL

OL/DL

SR

35

BRYSON GANN

WR/DB

SO

81

JAKE KENNEY

WR/DB

FR

36

STONE HARRIS

RB/LB

JR

82

JORDAN DEAN

WR/DB

FR

37

JORDAN NINTIRAT

WR/DB

JR

83

PARKER PIATT

WR/DB

FR

38

LEVI HARWELL

RB/LB

JR

85

RANDALL PASEUR

WR/DB

FR

39

MATTHEW BOYNTON

RB/LB

JR

86

COLE PILCHER

WR/LB

FR

40

PAYTON SIMPSON

RB/LB

JR

87

MALACHI ESPY

WR/DL

FR

Roster as of July 31st

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RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL

/

GA DIVISION 6-AAA

COACH CRAIG PRITCHETT

Q A Q A

HAYDEN KERR

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? Excited.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

How the older players adapt and lead new systems and a new standard and how the younger players compete against older opponents.

Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

Chase Watkins (QB/LB), Carson Middleton (OL/DL), Hayden Kerr (OL/DL), Darrian Burks (WR/DB), and Parker Metcalf (OB/LB).

AIDEN RUSSELL

Players buying into new systems and standards and are not afraid to work.

Q A Q A Q A Q A Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? Missed opportunities for growth.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR? N/A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR? N/A

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? Yes.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED? Above average.

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MALACHI HUTCHINSON JORDAN MONTGOMERY


GA DIVISION 6-AAA

/

RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

CHASE WATKINS

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 PHOTOS BY BAMBARA AVEN PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 26 NORTH COBB CHRISTIAN (A) JAVEN LEWIS

SEPTEMBER 2 NORTH MURRAY (H) 9 HERITAGE (A) 16 COAHULLA CREEK (A) 23 BREMEN (A) 30 LFO (H) OCTOBER 7 ADAIRSVILLE (H) 21 RINGGOLD (H) 28 GORDON LEE (A) NOVEMBER 4 LAFAYETTE (H)

COACH’S VIEW

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. DARRIAN BURKS FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 253


RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL

/

GA DIVISION 6-AAA

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

1

DARRIAN BURKS

2

WR/DB

SR

53

BRAYDEN PLOTT

OL/DL

FR

WYATT BLEVINS

WR/DB

JR

54

CARSON MIDDLETON

OL/DL

JR

3

JAMARI BILLUPS

RB/LB

FR

4

KAIN BROWN

OB/LB

SO

55

JAVEN LEWIS

OL/DL

JR

6

TRAVIS JOHNSON

WR/DB

JR

56

DOMINIC GROCE

OL/DL

SR

8

CARTER MYERS

WR/LB

SO

57

JEREMIAH ROBINSON

OL/DL

FR

9

JAKOBE TURNER

WR/DB

SR

59

LEVI WILLIAMS

OL/DL

SO

10

ETHAN GRAVITT

QB/DB

SO

60

BRODY HEADRICK

OL/DL

SR

12

CHASE WATKINS

QB/LB

SR

63

HAYDEN KERR

OL/DL

JR

13

ETHAN WATERS

QB/DB

JR

14

ISAAC SMITH

OB/LB

SO

64

BRANDON BRYANT

OL/DL

SO

15

ELIJAH HOOD

WR/DB

SR

66

CECIL FARMER

OL/DL

FR

16

JOSH LANGSTON

OB/LB

SO

67

DUSTIN JOHNSON

OL/DL

FR

17

ELIJAH WATERS

WR/DB

FR

68

CADEN DANIEL

OL/DL

SO

18

ELIJAH MCKAMEY

WR/DB

SO

69

JORDAN AL-MATEEN

OL/DL

JR

20

SAM BAILEY

WR/DB

SO

70

JJ ADESHINA

OL/DL

SR

21

JAKI ELLIOTT

WR/LB

SO

22

BRAYLON PRITCHETT

RB/LB

SO

71

ETHAN KENNEDY

OL/DL

SO

25

QUANTERRIUS FLEETWOOD

WR/DB

SO

72

NATE HONEYCUTT

OL/DL

SO

26

SETH BROADUS

OB/LB

JR

73

ANTHONY HART

OL/DL

FR

27

MALACHI HUTCHINSON

WR/LB

JR

74

LES GRIDER

OL/DL

SO

29

DEMETREE BATES

RB/LB

SO

75

CHRIS BROOM

OL/DL

JR

31

TRAYVON CRUTCHER

RB/LB

FR

76

AIDAN STONE

OL/DL

FR

33

DONALD BRYSON

RB/LB

FR

34

HEATH GREGG JR.

WR/LB

FR

78

AUSTIN GRAVITT

OL/DL

SO

38

AIDEN RUSSELL

RB/DB

SO

85

TYLER SHARP

OB/DL

SO

40

EVAN DOYAL

OB/LB

JR

87

AARON SANDERS

OB/DL

FR

42

JALEEL CHOICE

WR/LB

JR

88

PARKER METCALF

OB/LB

JR

43

TE’SEAN CHOICE

WR/DB

JR

90

WILLIAM TREDY

WR/DB

JR

45

ELI RHODES

RB/LB

FR

49

ALEX CRONNON

RB/LB

JR

91

BRYSON DUKE

WR/DB

SO

50

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

OL/DL

JR

92

GAGE KOHL

K

SO

51

MASON JUSTUS

OL/DL

SO

93

BRYAN OJEDA

K

SO

52

ELIJAH RODEN

OL/DL

SO

94

MARIA RONDA

K

SO

Roster as of July 31st

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COACH ROBERT AKINS

Q A Q A Q A

GA DIVISION 6-AAA

BRADY GRAY

TY GILBERT

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? Young, athletic, and eager.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Staying healthy. Our younger players will have to mature quickly.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Ty Gilbert (WR/DB), Ross Norman (WR/ DB), Gage Keener (WR/DB), Peyton Williams (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 Hudson (OL/DL), and Jaden Parks (OL/DL).

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

Q A

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

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.

Our younger guys learned how to compete and how to fight against adverse conditions from last year’s group of seniors.

Q A Q A Q A

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 Williams, Kishaun Taylor, Trey Akins, Ty Gilbert, Brayden Boyd, Ross Norman, Jacob Garnica, and Bryson Bethune.

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PEYTON WILLIAMS


GA DIVISION 6-AAA

/

RINGGOLD HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

BEAU BOOZER

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

PHOTOS BY RINGGOLD TIGER SHOTS

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 HERITAGE (H) SEPTEMBER 2 NORTHWEST WHITFIELD (A) 9 GILMER (H) 16 LAFAYETTE (A) 23 ADAIRSVILLE (A) 30 BREMEN (H)

MYLES HUDSON

OCTOBER 7 COAHULLA CREEK (H) 21 RIDGELAND (A) 28 LFO (A) NOVEMBER 4 GORDON LEE (H)

COACH’S VIEW

JADEN PARKS CLINT CARLOCK

MYLES HUDSON

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 competing this off-season.

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RINGGOLD HIGH SCHOOL

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GA DIVISION 6-AAA

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

TY GILBERT

WR/DB

SR

43

COLT UNDERDOWN

S/DL

FR

2

ROSS NORMAN

WR/DB

SR

44

AARON DYER

RB/LB

FR

3

KISHAUN TAYLOR

RB/DB

SO

45

MARCUS KNIGHT

LB

JR

4

LOGAN MOORE

QB/DB

FR

46

COLE RUNION

WR/DB

SO

5

GAGE KEENER

WR/DB

SR

47

PATRICK HARRIS

DB

JR

6

JAXON DELGADO

RB/LB

SO

49

BRYCE HART

WR/LB

SO

7

PEYTON WILLIAMS

RB/DB

SR

50

ERIC MCCUISTON

OL/DL

JR

8

RHETT BLANKENSHIP

QB/DB

FR

51

BRADY GRAY

OL/DL

SR

9

RILEY BROOME

TE/DL

SR

52

MATTHEW WRIGHT

OL/DL

JR

10

NIK SALONEY

WR/DB

SR

53

BRENT LEE RABY

OL/DL

JR

11

JACOB GARNICA

WR/DB

SR

54

JACK MEALOR

OL/DL

JR

12

NATE OWNBEY

WR/DB

SO

55

COLBY BROOM

OL/DL

FR

13

BEAU BOOZER

S/DL

SR

56

SLADE SWANEY

OL/DL

FR

14

ZAC STRAWBRIDGE

WR/DB

SO

57

CHASE PHILLIPS

OL/DL

SO

15

LOGAN ROBERTS

WR/DB

SO

58

JONATHAN RUNYON

OL/DL

SR

16

BRAYDEN BOYD

WR/DB

SO

59

MICHAEL BOWLING

OL/DL

JR

17

GARRETT EDGAR

QB/DB

SO

60

CLINT CARLOCK

OL/DL

SR

18

BRAXTON HOLTCAMP

QB/DB

JR

61

MASON BROWN

OL/DL

JR

19

HUDSON MOSS

RB/DB

JR

62

BRYCEN SMIDDY

OL/DL

FR

20

TRENT BALDWIN

WR/LB

SR

63

CAMERON TALLEY

TE/DL

FR

21

ROSS BURGESS

TE/DL

FR

64

JIM CLARK

OL/DL

SO

22

HADDON FRIES

RB/DB

FR

65

COLT FORGEY

OL/DL

SO

23

JUDAH SMITH

RB/LB

FR

67

TRAVIS TALLEY

OL/DL

JR

24

BRYSON BETHUNE

WR/DB

SR

68

LUKE HAROLD

OL/DL

FR

25

CAMERON DANN

WR/DB

JR

69

MYLES HUDSON

OL/DL

SR

26

ALIJAH BRADBERRY

RB/LB

JR

70

LANDON HUBBERT

OL/DL

SO

27

COLTON GUNN

TE/LB

SO

71

JEREMY CARVER

OL/DL

SO

28

TREY AKINS

WR/DB

JR

72

NOLAN BURCHFIELD

OL/DL

JR

29

JOHN ROSARIO

WR/DB

SO

73

JADEN PARKS

OL/DL

SR

30

ELI PURSLEY

WR/DB

FR

75

AIDAN HOLCOMB

OL/DL

JR

31

ZACH GAIER

WR/DB

FR

76

EASTON BANDY

OL/DL

FR

32

TRELL GRANT

WR/DB

JR

77

TAYLOR PIERCE

OL/DL

SO

33

ELIJAH EAKER

RB/LB

SR

80

CONNOR NISWONGER

K

JR

34

DAMIAN WOODARD

WR/S

JR

81

MOHAMD AL DAWDI

WR/DB

SR

35

ELIJAH TIPTON

TE/LB

SO

82

JOHNNY GREGORIO

WR/DB

FR

36

FALCON DOTSON

WR/DB

JR

84

MANUEL SALDANA

K

SO

37

WILLIAM MATTHEWS

WR/DB

FR

85

ISSAC TALLEY

K

SO

39

BLAKE JOHNSON

WR/DB

FR

86

WALLY O’DONALD

WR/DB

SO

40

CHANCE PONCE

WR/DB

SO

87

THATCHER WILBANKS

WR/DB

JR

41

GAGE CHAMBERS

WR/LB

JR

88

LAIKEN BROWN

WR/DB

SO

42

CAMDEN DENTON

S/DL

FR

89

ANDY BEARDEN

WR/DB

SO

Roster as of July 31st

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DADE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

COACH JEFF POSTON

Q A Q A Q A

/

GA DIVISION 7-A

ZAC COUNTS BRAYLON SULLIVAN

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM? Together.

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS? Staying healthy.

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

Brody Cooper (QB/DB), Zeke Wheeler (RB/LB), Landon Williams (OL/LB), Zac Counts (OL/DL), and Andrew Buffington (OL/DL).

Q A

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

KADE PARDUE

This team doesn’t have any selfishness right now. They are all focused on the team, and that is evident by how hard they worked in the off-season.

Q A Q A

WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT? That answer will always be depth. We cannot afford injuries.

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

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 A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR?

We can play with anyone on our schedule. I think our kids learned that last year.

Q A Q A

WILL WE SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR? No.

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

Faster than our opponents think we are, and slower than we want to be.

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ZEKE WHEELER


GA DIVISION 7-A

/

DADE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

S T AT S

BRODY COOPER

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 PHOTOS BY BRENT COOPER

2022 SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19 ATHENS ACADEMY (H) 26 NORTH SAND MOUNTAIN (A) SEPTEMBER 9 MARION CO. (A) 16 SWAIN CO. (A) 23 DARLINGTON (H) 30 TRION (A) LANDON WILLIAMS

OCTOBER 14 COOSA (H) 21 CHATTOOGA (A) 28 PEPPERELL (H) NOVEMBER 4 ARMUCHEE (A) COACH’S VIEW

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. FO OTBALL.CITYSCOPEMAG.COM | 261


DADE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

/

GA DIVISION 7-A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

2

JASE ANDERSON

WR

SO

50

RYKER STANLEY

LB

SO

3

EVAN KOGER

RB

SO

51

SOLOMON DOE

DL

JR

4

CALEB MASSEY

RB/S

JR 52

LANDON WILLIAMS

OL/LB

JR

5

COLTON CHASE

S

FR

6

ELI STALLINGS

S

SR

53

EVAN AVANS

OL

FR

7

GRANT MOORE

DL

SR

54

BRODY DANIELS

OL

SO

8

DEMETRIUS WALKER

WR/S

SO

56

ELI KIMBALL

TE/DL

JR

9

BRAYLON SULLIVAN

RB/LB

JR

57

LANDON OVERTON

LB

FR

10

BRODY COOPER

QB/DB

SR

58

ZAC COUNTS

OL/DL

SR

11

CARTER CHRISTIANSEN

DB

SO

59

AIDAN KERNS

OL

SO

12

NICK EACRET

WR

SR 60

LANDON LOGAN

DL

JR

13

NATE HURST

WR

FR

14

LEVI MORELAND

WR

SR

61

CONNER CASH

OL

SO

15

BRANDON WILLERSON

RB

JR

62

GAVIN OLIVER

DL

FR

16

GAVIN KOGER

DL

SR

63

JORDAN CASTELLANOS

OL/DL

SO

17

NICK PELL

S

SR

64

JOSH TAYLOR

OL

FR

18

BRYSON SHRADER

QB

SO

66

ETHAN WILLIAMS

OL

SO

19

ZEKE WHEELER

RB/LB

SR 67

PAYTON HASWELL

LB

SR

20

JUSTIN BRADFORD

S

JR

21

ANDERSON WINDSOR

S

FR

72

LEVI RAINES

OL/DL

FR

22

KADE PARDUE

DB

SR

73

ANDREW BUFFINGTON

OL/DL

SR

24

HAYDEN WARD

DB

SO

75

GRAYSON CATES

OL/DL

SR

25

AVERY SMITH

LB

SO

76

SEAN CORCORAN

OL

SR

26

JAX GUINN

LB

JR

77

TANNER BLAKE

DL

SR

27

ELI MASON

DB

FR

78

GABRIEL YARBROUGH

OL/DL

SO

28

RYLAN WHITEHURST

LB

FR

29

HARLEY RUSSELL

WR

FR

80

LEONARD RIBY

K

SR

30

LUCAS COSTLEY

DL

SR

81

CAROLINE TREMMIER

K

JR

32

GAVIN CHILDRESS

LB

SO

82

ABIGAIL TREMMIER

K

JR

33

KYLER PARDUE

DB

SO

84

JOSH BOMAR

WR

SR

Roster as of July 31st

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C H R I S T I A N H E R I TAG E S C H O O L

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GA DIVISION 7-A

COACH JAY POAG

CARSON RUSSELL JAYLON GAY

Q A

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE THIS YEAR’S TEAM?

Q A

WHAT WILL BE THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS?

Q A

WHO WILL BE YOUR KEY LEADERS ON THE TEAM?

We’ll have a big, physical team in 2022. We should lean on our experience with 18 returning starters and several new players who will make big impacts.

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.

Daniel Geil (OL/DL), Eli Thomason (RB/LB), Carter Triplett (QB), Jaylon Gay (RB/LB), Tanner Hartley (OL/DL), and Wyatt Brumlow (WR/DB).

Q A

ISAAC WATSON BRADEN KONEMAN

WYATT BRUMLOW

WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?

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.

Q A

WHAT CAN YOU BUILD ON FROM LAST YEAR?

Last year, we led in the fourth quarter in six of our seven losses, so we feel like our season could have been completely different. Returning 18 starters who have been through that should help as we learn how to finish games.

Q A

ANY LESSONS LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR?

After three fabulous years that produced 27 wins, the football took some crazy bounces that went against us last year. We learned to deal with adversity and to hang together in tough moments. Our team chemistry will be very good.

Q A

JAYLON GAY

HOW WOULD YOU CHARACTERIZE YOUR TEAM’S SPEED?

We’ll have better-than-average team speed. Our running backs are big, fast players and should be the strength of our squad.

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TK BLANSIT DANIEL GEIL


GA DIVISION 7-A

/

C H R I S T I A N H E R I TAG E S C H O O L

S T AT S

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

PHOTOS BY CLC PHOTOGRAPHY

2022 SCHEDULE

TANNER HARTLEY

AUGUST 19 NORTH COBB CHRISTIAN (H) 26 TEMPLE (A) SEPTEMBER 2 DARLINGTON (A) 16 PICKENS (A) 23 ST. FRANCIS (H) 30 EZELL-HARDING (H) OCTOBER 7 MT. PISGAH CHRISTIAN (H) 14 BOWDON (H) 21 ASHEVILLE CHRISTIAN (A) 28 MT. ZION (A)

SAM WOOTEN

DANIEL GEIL ELI THOMASON

COACH’S VIEW

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.

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C H R I S T I A N H E R I TAG E S C H O O L

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GA DIVISION 7-A

2022 ROSTER #

NAME

POS.

YR.

#

NAME

POS.

YR.

1

JAYLON GAY

RB/LB

SO

33

MASON TERRY

OL/DL

FR

2

HENRY HILL

WR/DB

FR

34

ELI THOMASON

RB/LB

SR

3

JORDAN FISHER

WR/DB

SR 40

AIDEN CAYLOR

WR/DB

FR

45

BRONSON BARR

OL/LB

SR

50

CARSON PRITCHETT

OL/LB

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

52

DUNCAN CARPENTER

OL/LB

SO

8

LUKE WAGNER

WR/DB

SR

54

DANIEL GEIL

OL/DL

SR

9

WYATT BRUMLOW

WR/DB

SR

55

WILL TENNEY

OL/DL

SR

10

SAM WOOTEN

RB/DB

SO

58

OWEN HARTLEY

OL/DL

FR

11

BRADEN KONEMAN

WR/DB

SR 60

BRYCE GAY

OL/DL

FR

14

CARTER TRIPLETT

QB

SO

15

EVAN HOOD

QB/P

SR

62

ELI HARRISON

OL/DL

SO

16

SAWYER CORN

QB/DB

FR

70

TANNER HARTLEY

OL/DL

SR

17

SAM BISHOP

OL/K

FR

72

MAX MOORE

OL/LB

SO

18

JACKSON LOCKE

RB/DB

FR

74

TK BLANSIT

OL/DL

SR

19

COLSON LEWIS

RB/DB

FR

76

KYRESE BROOME

OL/DL

SO

22

THAILAN CHRISTOPHER

RB/LB

SO 79

NICK WHITENER

OL/DL

JR

24

ISAAC WATSON

WR/DB

SR 80

ASHER OLSON

TE/DL

SO

25

IVAN AGUA

K

SR

26

BECK HIX

WR/DB

FR

85

AYDEN PACE

WR/DB

SO

27

CARSON RUSSELL

K

JR

86

ETHAN TEASLEY

TE/DL

FR

32

TYLER MCCOY

OL/LB

JR

88

ASHER PACE

WR/DB

SO

Roster as of July 31st

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