2017 Covering the Entire State: Class 4A Capsules

2017 Covering the Entire State: Class 4A Capsules

It’s the first of August which means it’s time to cover the entire state, so this is the sixth year of my Covering the Entire State Series as I will look at Class 4A today.

Besides the team capsules, there is also a list of new 4A head coaches as well as the longest winning and losing streaks in 4A going into the 2017 season.

The schools are listed in alphabetical order by district

New Faces In New Places– There are six new Class 4A Head Coaches in 2017: Larry Kerr, Union County; Gary Murray, Hixson; Houston Thiel, Creek wood; Tyler Reeder, Jackson South side; Orentheus Taylor, Liberty; Justin Cruse, Ripley

Longest Winning Streaks in 4A going into 2017
Memphis East- 5
Cumberland County- 1
Livingston Academy- 1

 

Losing Streaks in 4A going into 2017:
Union County- 27
Tullahoma- 21
Sullivan Central- 20
White House- 13
Obion County- 9
Portland- 7
Montgomery Central- 6
Ripley- 5
Seqouyah- 5

 

Longest Current Tenured 4A Coaches
Jeff Porter, White House, 30 years
John Olive, Tullahoma, 24
David Marsten, Lawrence County, 14
Steve Trapp, DeKalb County, 11
Cecil Van Hooks, Craigmont, 11
Marcus Wimberly, Memphis East, 11
Bryant Hollingsworth, Lexington, 10
Shawn Witten, Elizabethton, 10

 

Elizabethton Cyclones
City- Elizabethton
County- Carter
Enrollment- 819
Last Year’s Record- 11-2, lost to Alcoa in 3A Quarterfinals
Region- 1-4A
Head Coach- Shawn Witten (87-36 in 10 years at Elizabethton)
Offensive Coordinator- Shawn Witten
Defensive Coordinator- Stan Ogg
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-16 (8 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Chandlor Mullins (OL, Sr.), Cameron Coleman (DE, Sr.), Joseph Collins (DE, Sr.), Corey Russell (RB/WR/DB, Jr.), Garrett Jennings (OL, Jr.), Nestor Grubb (LB, Sr.), Tyson Vance (LB, Sr.), Carter Everette (QB, Jr.), Evan Perkins (WR, Jr.), Ryan Wetzel (WR/DB, Sr.), Jared Grindstaff (DL, Jr.), Austin Outland (RB/DB, Jr.), Tyson Vance (DB, Jr.), Kilroy Hill (LB, Jr.), Jackson Killion (LB, Jr.), Stewart Guess (OL, Sr.), Chris Taylor (FB/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Jacob Turner (RB/DB), Johnny Ray Woodby (DL), Russell Carter (OL), Luke White (OL), Alex Norwood (DE/LB), Sam Siepert (LB), Conner Johnson (WR), Bailey Gwinn (DB), Aligah Egolf (LB), Jordan Simerly (DB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Grainger Grizzlies
City- Rutledge
County- Grainger
Enrollment- 918
Last Year’s Record- 6-5, lost to Knoxville Catholic in first round
Region- 1-4A
Head Coach- Chad Tate (17-25 in four years at Grainger)
Offensive Coordinator- Chad Tate
Defensive Coordinator- Steve Finchum
Offense- Spread Option
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-6 (5 Off/1 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees – Jacob Bunch (RB/LB, Sr.), Zac Courter (QB/DB, Sr.), Clay Shipman (OL/DL, Sr.), Chase Muncy (TE/LB, Sr.), Cody Staley (OL/LB, Sr.), Reagan Wiser (RB/DB, Sr.), Devin Kinsler (OL/LB, Sr.), Andrew Armstrong (RB/DL, Sr.), Preston Owens (RB/S, Jr.), Mark Lemka (RB/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses – Jake Phillips (QB), Sam Horton (RB/LB), Madison Holbrook (OL), Hayden Luttrell (DL), Josh Langley (DL)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Greeneville Greene Devils
City- Greeneville
County- Greene
Enrollment- 913
Last Year’s Record- 11-1, lost to Knoxville Central in second round
Region- 1-4A
Head Coach- Caine Ballard (92-15 in eight years at Greeneville
Offensive Coordinator- Caine Ballard
Defensive Coordinator- Eddie Spradlen
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Cade Ballard (QB, Jr.), Garrin Shuffler (RB/DB, Jr.), Seth Crawford (WR, Sr.), Dorien Goddard (TE/DE, Jr.), Cameron Hite (LB/WR, Jr.), Nathaniel Moon (WR, Sr.), Nick Rideout (OL/DL, Sr.), Logan Shipley (DL/RB, Jr.), Jamian Thompson (WR/DB, Sr.), Chris Everhart (OL/DL, Soph.), Ty Youngblood (LB/RB, Soph.), Will Albright (S/WR, Soph.), Dalton McLain (LB/S/WR, Jr.)
Jacques Gillespie (DL/TE, Jr.)
Key Losses- Donovan Barner (RB), Leau Alston Williams (FB/DE), Takeem Young (DB/WR), Cody Hartness (TE), Ethan Ellis (PK/P), Evan Grooms (OL/DL), Spencer Marsh (OL), Jostyn Ricker (DL), Andrew Duckworth (LB/RB), Tevarreous Anderson (OL/DL), Dylan DeBusk (WR), Jake Tillery (DB),
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Sullivan Central Cougars
City- Blountville
County- Sullivan
Enrollment- 897
Last Year’s Record- 0-10
Region- 1-4A
Head Coach- Chris Steger (0-10 in one year at Central)
Offensive Coordinator- Chris Steger and Brian Barbour
Defensive Coordinator- Eddie Spriggs
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 8 (3 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2003
Key Returnees- Parker Mumpower (WR/DB, Sr.), Kelton Moody (TE/LB, Jr.), Austin Fleenor (RB/LB, Sr.), Hayden Fleenor (WR/DB, Sr.), Tristen Wilson (RB/LB, Sr.), Jackson Harrison (QB/SS, Jr.), Gavin Rupe (OL/DL, Sr.), Marshall Carter (WR/DB, Jr.), Jeremiah O’Quinn (LB, Jr.), William Horton (OL/DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Drew Robinette (QB), Tyler Cox (RB), Cole Mutter (RB), Carter Manis (OL), Hunter Harris (OL),
Streak Going Into 2017- 20 game losing streak

 

Sullivan East Patriots
City- Bluff City
County- Sullivan
Enrollment- 941
Last Year’s Record- 9-2, lost to Fulton in first round
Region- 1-4A
Head Coach- Mike Locke (32-32 in six years at East)
Offensive Coordinator- Brock Pittman
Defensive Coordinator- J.C. Simmons
Offense- Wing T/Pistol
Defense- 4-4/3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Caleb Bare (OL/DL, Sr.), Aaron Blaylock (OL/DL, Sr.), Dylan White (QB, C, Soph.), Gavin LaPrade (DL, WR, Sr.),
Key Losses- Aaron Frye (QB), Cole Green (DE/OL), Hunter Parker (OL/DL), Gunner Griffith (WR/S), Hunter Eads (TE/DE), Owen Dupuis (OL/DL), Jake Crumley (RB/LB), John Jones (OL/LB), Matt Nixon (RB, Sr.)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Sullivan South Rebels
City- Kingsport
County- Sullivan
Enrollment- 887
Last Year’s Record- 2-8
Region- 1-4A
Head Coach- Justin Hilton (2-8 in one year at South)
Offensive Coordinator- Greg Beck
Defensive Coordinator- Justin Hilton
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 12 (6 Off/ 6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Ethan Ward (QB/DB, Sr.), Riley Grills (OL/DL, Sr.), Mason Armstrong (LB/RB, Jr.), Tristan Griffith(LB/RB, Jr.), Lyric Schmidt (K, Sr.), Austin Monds (DB/WR, Jr.)
Key Losses- San Lucas WR/DB), Ahmad Lovell (RB/LB), Ben Perry (RB/LB), Alec Waller (OL/DL),
Streak Going Into 2017- four game losing streak

 

Union County Patriots
City- Maynardsville
County- Union
Enrollment- 850
Last Year’s Record- 0-10
Region- 1-4A
Head Coach- Larry Kerr (268-112 overall, 0-0 in first year at Union County)
Offensive Coordinator- Josh Kerr
Defensive Coordinator- Larry Kerr
Offense- Double Wing
Defense- 5-2
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 9 (5 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2004
Key Returnees- Andrew Kitts (OL, Sr.), Colby Dawson (LB, Jr.), Dalton Truan (WR/DB, Jr.) Ty Brogan (WR, Jr.), Joseph Chamberlain (QB, Jr.), Alonzo Creech (RB/LB, Soph.), Joseph Hickman (WR, Sr.), Adam Bryan (TE, Sr.), Zack Pierce (RB/LB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Tyler Mink (QB), Shane Brown (WR), Alec Cronin (TE), Josh Wyndham (WR)
Streak Going Into 2017- 27 game losing streak

 

Anderson County Mavericks
City- Clinton
County- Anderson
Enrollment- 1,060
Last Year’s Record- 3-7
Region- 2-4A
Head Coach- Davey Gillum (54-38 in eight years at Andereon)
Offensive Coordinator- Sean Jessie
Defensive Coordinator- Jon Chadwell
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 8 (3 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Trey Noe (OL/DL, Jr.), Stanton Martin (QB, Jr.), Ryan Moog (TE, Jr.), Mason Phillips (RB, Sr.), Thomas Roberts (OL/DL, Sr.), Marqise Gallahar (LB, Jr.),

Key Losses- Thuyshad Thrasher (WR/DB), Everett Dews (WR/DB), Doug Stooksbury (DL), K.C Harbor (OL/DL), Dalton Wilson (LB), Austin Miller (LB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Chattanooga Central Purple Pounders
City- Harrison
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 936
Last Year’s Record- 3-8, lost to Page in first round
Region- 2-4A
Head Coach- Cortney Braswell (3-8 in one year at Central)
Offensive Coordinator- Todd Burkhart
Defensive Coordinator- Chris Moore
Offense- Two Back
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 15 (8 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Jaheim Jones (QB, Jr.), Austin Banther (OL, Sr.), Mike McGhee (RB, Jr.), Gavin Spotts (DB, Sr.), Tracy Odom (Jr, SS), Vincent McColley (Sr. ILB), Arion Price (Sr. ILB), Hayden Lakin (Sr. OL), Eli Garner (Jr. OL), Andrew Bingham (Sr. WR)
Key Losses- D.J. Baxter (WR/S), Rashaad Craddock (S), Colby McKinney (LB), McClendon Curtis (OT/DL), Noah Page (NG),
Streak Going Into 2017- two game losing streak

 

East Hamilton Hurricanes
City- Ooltewah
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 1,038
Last Year’s Record- 5-6, lost to Marshall County in first round
Region- 2-4A
Head Coach- Ted Gatewood (85-83 overall, 45-46 in eight years at East Hamilton)
Offensive Coordinator- Jonathan Eaves
Defensive Coordinator- Steve Garland
Offense- I Formation/Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Graham Ford (TE, Sr.), Jhaden Smith (RB/DB, Sr.), Sam Randolph (WR/DB, Soph.), David Bohn (OL/DL, Sr.), Cade Meeks (DB, Soph.), Adam Caudle (RB, Soph.), Devontay Tipton (LB, Soph.), Logan Galloway (LB, Jr.), Harrison Davis (OL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Nick Woods (QB), Ethan Greenwood (OL), Burton Bell (WR), Loftin McGhee (OL), Huichan Yun (FB), Blake Aldredge (WR), Tyler Blum (WR), Moisey Vidro (OL), Jake McClure (K/P), Kevin Siniard (LB), Ian Amerall (LB), Andrew Sturdivant (RB/DB), Brice White (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2017- three game losing streak

 

East Ridge Pioneers
City- Chattanooga
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 827
Last Year’s Record- 7-6, lost to Sequatchie County in 3A Quarterfinals
Region- 2-4A
Head Coach- Tim James (62-87 overall, 7-6 in one year at East Ridge)
Offensive Coordinator- Brandon McLeroy
Defensive Coordinator- LeBron Williams
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 14 (8 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Lorenzo Stewart (RB/LB, Sr.), Eric Bennett (QB, Jr.), Will Mercer (OL/ DL, Sr.), Alonzo Russell (WR/DB, Jr.), Austin Black (OL/DL, Sr.), Kashawn Cosey (WR/DB, Sr.), Nico Johnikin (RB/DB, Jr.), Braxton Moffit (LB/WR, Sr.) C.J. Bond (K, Sr.)
Key Losses- Traneil Moore (RB), Jordan Harvey (WR/LB), Deondre Chambliss (OL/DL), Juan Simmons (RB/DB), BJ Church (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Hixson Wildcats
City- Hixson
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 944
Last Year’s Record- 6-5, lost to Giles County in first round
Region- 2-4A
Head Coach- Gary Murray (0-0 in first year at Hixson)
Offensive Coordinator- Josh Owensby
Defensive Coordinator- Brent Easton
Offense- Split back power
Defense- 3-3 Stack
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 11 (4 Off/ 7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Preston Ward (DE, Sr.), LaTrell Sandefer (WR/DB, Sr.), Jaylen Benn (LB, Sr.), Tay McDaniel (RB/LB, Sr.), Devin Baker (LB, Sr.), Alex Counts (WR/LB, Sr.), Jack Jullian (QB, Jr.), Landon Wallace (QB/WR/DB, Jr.), Tre Warthan (WR/DB, Jr.), Malachi Wise (LB/FB, Jr.), Christian Hedges (LB/WR, Soph.)
Key Losses- Brody Gregory (OL), Austin Slifko (K/DB), Brett Gardin (OL), Greyson Caldwell (WR), Myles Ratliff (RB), Drew Keith (TE)
Streak Going Into 2017- two game losing streak

 

Howard Tigers
City- Chattanooga
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 839
Last Year’s Record- 4-7, lost to Sequatchie County in 3A first round
Region- 2-4A
Head Coach- John Starr (132-107 overall, 4-7 in one year at Howard)
Offensive Coordinator- John Starr
Defensive Coordinator- Deatrick Maffett
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Tawun Billups (RB/LB, Jr.), Quez Williams (QB/DB, Jr.), Torrey McComb (OL, Sr.), Chris Peace (OL, Sr.), Antwan Monfort (TE/DL, Sr.), Alex Houser (DL, Sr.), Eric Johnson (LB, Soph.), Dontavious Smiley (DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Tadarius Covington (OL/DL), Udarius Strawter (OL/DL), Vincent Bowling (QB/LB), Jacques Yarbrough (RB/DB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

 


Sequoyah Chiefs
City- Madisonville
County- Monroe
Enrollment- 1,033
Last Year’s Record- 2-8
Region- 2-4A
Head Coach- Bobby White (6-14 in two years at Seqouyah)
Offensive Coordinator- Jonathan Ostrowski
Defensive Coordinator- John Wiggins
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 18 (9 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2013
Key Returnees- Trace Benson (OL/DE, Sr.), John-Douglas Wiggins (QB, Jr.), Josh Stakely (RB/S, Jr.), Nic Kirkland (WR, Sr.), Troy Martin (WR/DB, SR), Jonathan Chancellor (OL/DL, Soph.), Randy Kile (TE/LB, Sr.), Trevor Stakely (WR/LB, Jr.), River Jenkins (WR/DB,Soph.), Tyson Cardin (RB/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Dylan Moses (QB/WR), Eli Beard (OL/DL).
Streak Going Into 2017- five game losing streak

 

Cumberland County Jets
City- Crossville
County- Cumberland
Enrollment- 1,000
Last Year’s Record- 1-9
Region- 3-4A
Head Coach- Ken Johnson (6-15 in two years at Cumberland)
Offensive Coordinator- Alec Haston
Defensive Coordinator- Ken Johnson
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- ( Off/Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Jacob Kerley (RB/DE, Sr.), Devin Watkins (FB/LB, Sr.), Jeremiah Baird (TE/DE, Sr.), Trevor Parsons (QB, Soph.), Caleb Lester (WR/DB, Sr.), John Smith (WR/DB, Sr.), Daniel Zglinicki (RB/DB, Sr.), Elijah Tollet (FB/LB, Jr.), Ethan Pitton (OL, Soph.), Kyle Spieles (RB/DB, Soph.), Dillon Mitchell (OL/DL, Soph.), Peyton Christian (OL/LB, Soph.), Justin Hargis (LB, Soph.), Mason Hall (K, Jr.), Brandon Dalton (RB/LB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Cody Yates (OL/DL), Michael Miller (FB/LB), Dylan Wyatt (S)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game winning streak

 

DeKalb County Tigers
City- Smithville
County- DeKalb
Enrollment- 856
Last Year’s Record- 7-4, lost to East Ridge in 3A first round
Region- 3-4A
Head Coach- Steve Trapp (65-66 in 11 years at DeKalb)
Offensive Coordinator- Steve Trapp
Defensive Coordinator- Tommy Hinch
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 7 ( 4 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Jesse Smith (LB, Sr.), Bradley Miller (WR/DB, Sr.), Gage Delape (OL/DL, Sr.), Tyler Cantrell (QB, Sr.), Braxton Linder (WR/S, Sr.), Grayson Redmon (WR/S, Jr.), Paxton Butler (WR/S, Sr.), Isaac Cross (OL/DL, Soph.), Brady Hughes (OL/DL, Sr.), Hunter Fann (OL/DL, Jr.), David Bradford (LB, Soph.), Nigel Quintero (LB, Soph.), Nick May (OL/DL, Sr.)

Key Losses- Stephen Jennings (QB), Eli Cross (OL/DL), Luke Green (OL), Devin Zaderiko (OL/DL), Isaiah Jones (WR), Matthew Poss (WR/DB/K), Tayvian Nokes (OL/DL), Christian Pruitt (WR/S), Drew Castorena (DB, RB), Taylor Lee (RB/LB),
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Livingston Academy Wildcats
City- Livingston
County- Overton
Enrollment- 876
Last Year’s Record- 2-8
Region- 3-4A
Head Coach- Bruce Lamb (66-68 in nine years at Livingston)
Offensive Coordinator- Danny McCoin
Defensive Coordinator- Dale Flatt
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 20 (10 Off/10 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Wade Neely (RB/LB, Sr.), Briley Rich (RB/LB, Sr.),Cody Cantrell (OL, Sr.), Dustin Burchett (OL/DL, Sr.), Jarrett Key (OL, Sr.), Jake Craig (TE/LB, Sr.), Cole Spears (OL/DL, Soph.), Wesley Smith (WR, Soph.), Will Sims (WR/DB, Jr.), Brody Johnson (WR/SS, Jr.), Mitchell Ayers (WR/DB, Jr.), Aubrey Hollars, (WR/DB, Soph.), Jake Oliver (DL, Jr.), Dusty Parrish (TE/LB, Soph.), Chance Spears (WR/DB, Sr.), Pierson Coleman (FS, Jr.)
Key Losses- Dylan Hayes (OL), Logan Watson (RB/LB),
Streak Going Into 2017- one game winning streak

 

Macon County Tigers
City- Lafayette
County- Macon
Enrollment- 967
Last Year’s Record- 9-3, lost to Pearl Cohn in second round
Region- 3-4A
Head Coach-Nathan Wilson (22-21 in four years at Macon)
Offensive Coordinator- Nathan Wilson
Defensive Coordinator- Matt Dyer
Offense- Spread
Defense- 50
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 11 (5 Off/ 6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Seth Carlisle (QB/DB, Sr.), Chase Whittemore (OL/DL, Sr.), Trent Boles (OL, Sr.), Chris Oliver (WR/DB, Jr.), Curtis Oliver (WR/DB, So.), Taylor McQuery (TE/LB, Sr.), Stephen Lancaster (OL/DL, Jr.), Ryan Carver (RB/LB, Sr.), Noah Likens (RB/DB, Jr.), Riley Phillips (TE/DE, Sr.)
Key Losses- Chandler Hudson (OL), Tyler Swindle (DL), Tanner Cleary (WR), Braxton Crawford (DB), Nick Reynolds (OL), Dylan Butler (LB), Conner Cannon (OL), Michael Tirjan (RB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Stone Memorial Panthers
City- Crossville
County- Cumberland
Enrollment- 1,061
Last Year’s Record- 10-1, lost to Spring Hill in first round
Region- 3-4A
Head Coach- Mark Wattenbarger (90-101 overall, 46-42 in eight years at Stone)
Offensive Coordinator- Mark Wattenbarger
Defensive Coordinator- Brandon Ashby
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Cody Wyllins (RB/DB, Sr.), Jayden Bowman (LB/RB, Sr.) Dawson Hunt (TE, Sr.), Majer Wattenbarger (RB/LB, Sr.), Blaze Dishman (OL, Sr.), Glen Star (LB, Sr.), Thomas VanVorhes (DB/RB, Jr.), Thomas Arnold (QB/DB, Jr.) Jeremy Lloyd (DL, Jr.), Will Delk (LB/TE, Jr.)
Key Losses- Ethan Pierce (RB/DB), Dylan Dishman (QB/S), Curtis Tollett (LB), Jamie Nichols (NG), Spencer Pugh (OL/DE), Ronnie Wylins (DB), Rylin Morgan (OL), Lucas Coleman (OL), Austin Seiber (LB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Lawrence County Wildcats
City- Lawrenceburg
County- Lawrence
Enrollment- 1,082
Last Year’s Record- 3-7
Region- 4-4A
Head Coach- David Marston (68-82 in 14 years at Lawrence)
Offensive Coordinator- Charlie Deason
Defensive Coordinator- David Marston
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Damion Gray (LB, Sr.), Alex Moore (LB, Sr.), Gustavo Miranda (LB, Sr.), Zeveyon Bass (DB, Sr.), Gui Miranda (FS, Sr.), Whit Brewer (OL, Sr.), Bronson Clanton (OL, Jr.), Hunter Porter (OL, Sr.), Dillon Skaggs (OL, Sr.), Gage Thigpen (QB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Cameron Moore (TE), Hunter Smith (SS), Adrian Berry (LB), Preston Lynn (ATH)
Streak Going Into 2017- two game losing streak

 

Maplewood Panthers
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 919
Last Year’s Record- 8-4, lost to Springfield in second round
Region- 4-4A
Head Coach- Arcentae Broome (80-68 overall, 49-36 in seven years at Maplewood)
Offensive Coordinator- Fred Burnette
Defensive Coordinator- Arcentae Broome
Offense- Pro/Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-9 (5 Off/ 4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Deshawn Bigham (RB/LB, Jr.), Lamonz Ezell (OL/DL, Sr.), Spencer Graves (OL/DL, Sr.), Rashawn Dalton (OL/DE, Jr.), Makell Smith (QB/DB, Jr.), Mike Brown (OL/DL, Sr.), Jordan Mosley (WR/DB, Sr.), Zarian Loudon (LB, Sr.), Kevonte Montgomery (OL/DL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Roshawn Pointer (LB), Damon Dartis (LB), Yusuf Ali (WR/DB), Jeremy McDowell (RB), Bo Hodges (WR/FS)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Marshall County Tigers
City- Lewisburg
County- Marshall
Enrollment- 902
Last Year’s Record- 12-2, lost to Knoxville Central in Semifinals
Region- 4-4A
Head Coach- Thomas Osteen (32-7 in three years at Marshall)
Offensive Coordinator- Thomas Osteen
Defensive Coordinator- Jerry Cobb
Offense- Pro Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Bryce Wallace (QB, Jr.), Miciah Greer (DB/RB, Jr.), Dagon Stacey (TE/WR, Jr.) Matt Runions (WR. Sr.) Hunter Lancaster (FB/LB, Jr.), Dave Roberts (OL, Sr.), Kamron Liggett (RB/LB, Sr.), Hunter Cummings (LB, Sr.), Tavi McLean (DE, Sr.), Caleb Estes (K/P Sr.), Jayshon Wilcox (DT, Jr.), Josh Johnson (DL, Sr.) Taylor Clark (OL, Sr.), Billy Cheek (LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Cain McWilliams (LB/RB), Jay Howard (WR), Tre Crutcher (WR/DB) J.Q. Haislip (DB), D’Andre Brown (RB/FS), Tae Tae Lyttle (DL), Hayes Croslin (OL), Tristan Maxwell (OL/DL) Blair Conger (DL/OL), Micajah Gold (OL), Donathan Tears (DB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Nolensville Knights
City- Nolensville
County- Williamson
Enrollment- 942
Last Year’s Record- 0-1
Region- 4-4A
Head Coach- Will Hester (47-26 overall, 0-1 in one year at Nolensville)
Offensive Coordinator- Will Hester
Defensive Coordinator- Paul Derrick
Offense- Spread Option
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 22 (11 Off/11 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- Never Qualified
Key Returnees- Brandon Wharton (QB, Jr.), Colton Dooley (RB/OLB, Jr.), Wes Miller (OL/LB, Jr.), Tim Stayskal (WR/OLB, Jr.), Jack McWilliams (SS, Jr.), Justin Phatsadavong (DB, Jr.), Tim Coutras (WR/DB, Soph.), Colby Anderson (WR/DB, Jr.), Holden Collett (OL, Jr.), Nick Yoshihara (OL/DL, Jr.), Sam Chapman (OL/DL, Jr.), Ryan Pistulka (RB, Soph.)
Key Losses-none
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Spring Hill Raiders
City- Columbia
County- Maury
Enrollment- 1,053
Last Year’s Record- 7-6, lost to Marshall County in Quarterfinals
Region- 4-4A
Head Coach- Jay Emmons (7-6 in one year at Spring Hill)
Offensive Coordinator- Nick Deschamps
Defensive Coordinator- Jay Emmons
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 14 (7Off/ 7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Dontae Smith (RB, Sr., Georgia Tech commitment), Justin Oden (WR, Sr.), T.J. Ennis (QB/FS, Sr.), Darrin Johnson (WR/LB, Sr.), Tyler Moore (LB, Sr.), Jacquise Oglesby (OL/DL, Jr.), Javari Braden (LB, Sr.), Tyler Blalock (DB/Sr.), Jerry McGlown (DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Kennedy Ross (LB/TE), Eston Carlton (OL/NT), Terrell Nunn (DE/OL), Ethan Hultgren (K), Jahmaal Steele (DB) Anthony Rodriguez (OL)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Tullahoma Wildcats
City- Tullahoma
County- Coffee
Enrollment- 1,042
Last Year’s Record- 0-10
Region- 4-4A
Head Coach- John Olive (180-128 overall, 154-113 in 24 years at Tullahoma)
Offensive Coordinator- John Olive
Defensive Coordinator- Coy Sisk
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-7 (5 Off/2 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Race Marin (WR/S, Jr.), John Moore (WR/DB, Jr.), Briasen Corn (RB/LB, Jr.), Samari Layne (RB/LB, Jr.), Ty Cox (OL/DE, Jr.), Mason Weaver (OL/DT, Sr.), Jacob Hill (OL/DL, Sr.), Codey Shelton (OL/DT, Sr.), Weston Eaves (OL/DT, Sr.), Matt Ross (TE/DE, Jr.), Matthew Meadows (WR/DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Jason Guo (OG/DT), Chase Dixon (QB/FS), Ahmad Taylor (OT/DE),
Streak Going Into 2017- 21 game losing streak

 

Creek wood Red Hawks
City- Charlotte
County- Dickson
Enrollment- 986
Last Year’s Record- 4-6
Region- 5-4A
Head Coach- Houston Thiel (0-0 in first year at Creek wood)
Offensive Coordinator- Aaron Lee
Defensive Coordinator- Ryan Sensing
Offense- Spread Option
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-7 (3 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Daniel Davila (RB, Soph.), Zack Bone (OL, Soph.), Danner Dollinich (OL, Jr.), Garrett Dollinich (DE, Sr.), Kendell Lyles (LB, Sr.), Sam Askins (DB, Jr.), Colton Stewart (LB, Sr.), Timmy Randolph (QB, Jr.), Stone Collins (OL, Soph.), Adam Vickery (DL, Soph.), Luke Street (FS/RB, Sr.), Peyton Allen (LB/TE, Jr.), Mitch Duke (LB/RB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Zack Mayberry (OL/DL), Rafael Galaviz (OL/DL),Devon Higgins (QB), Johnny Lehto (WR/DB), Zack Harris (RB/DB), Quinton Poole (RB), Hayden Boone (TE/LB), Brent Harris (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2017- two game losing streak

 

Greenbrier Bobcats
City- Greenbrier
County- Robertson
Enrollment- 833
Last Year’s Record- 5-5
Region- 5-4A
Head Coach- John Elmore (5-5 in one year at Greenbrier)
Offensive Coordinator- Stetson Dickerson
Defensive Coordinator- Darrel Sweeney
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 9 (5 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Andrew Cline (QB/S, Sr.), Jacob Elmore (OL/DT, Sr.), Preston Edwards (OL/DE, Sr.), Tanner Lynch FB/LB, Sr.), Toby Lynch (OL/NG, Sr.), Zyon Storey (WR/DE,Sr.), Jacob Clark (OL/DE, Sr.), Payton Brown (WR/DB, Sr.), Parker Brown WR/DB, Sr.), Micah Escue (RB/DB, Jr.), Tanner Mellinger (RB/LB, Jr.), Brandon Chambers (RB/LB, Jr.)
Key Laosses- Hunter Presley (OL/DL), Bailey Young (QB/S), Jacob Rottero (LB/FB), Justin Smith (S/RB), Tyler Deaton (OL/DL), Cole Matherly (RB/DB), Malachi Escue (FB/DE), Toby Lynch (OL/DL
Streak Going Into 2017- two game losing streak

 

Montgomery Central Indians
City- Cunningham
County- Montgomery
Enrollment- 1,033
Last Year’s Record- 3-7
Region- 5-4A
Head Coach- Jeff Tomlinson (15-36 in five years at Montgomery Central)
Offensive Coordinator- Jeff Tomlinson
Defensive Coordinator- Larry Lepowski
Offense- Double Slot
Defense- 3-5-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-12 (5 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Landon Morrison (OL, Sr.), Daniel Norfleet (OL/DL, Sr.), Chance Burge (RB, Sr.), Jacob Key (RB/DB, Jr.), Dylan Williams (RB/LB, Jr.), Jaden Flake (RB/LB, Jr.), Jonathon Delaney (LB, Jr.), A.J. Parker (WR/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Tyler Hill (OL), Javon Dixon (OL), Chris Wall (RB), Robert Mattox (LB)
Streak Going Into 2017- six game losing streak

 

Portland Panthers
City- Portland
County- Sumner
Enrollment- 1,089
Last Year’s Record- 1-9
Region- 5-4A
Head Coach- Greg Cavanah (6-25 in three years at Portland)
Offensive Coordinator- Mark Nelson
Defensive Coordinator- Greg Cavanah
Offense- Spread/I Formation
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-15 (8 Off/ 7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Drake Vanatta (RB/DE, Sr.), Ryan Brewster (LB, Sr.), Brand Meador (QB, Sr.), Triston Johnson (OL, Sr.), Thomas Latimer (OL, Sr.), Isaiah Lackey (TE/LB, Jr.), Grayson Stubblefield (TE/LB, Jr.), Jackson Webb (WR, Sr.), Blake Curtis (WR, Jr.), Tobias McNutt (DB, Sr.), Brycen Dowlen (DB, Jr.), Cody Whitfield (DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Emmanuel Johnson (RB/DB), Andrew Meadows (OL/DL), Dalton Smallwood (DT), Matt Smith (LB), Michael Hussey (DB),
Streak Going Into 2017- seven game losing streak

 

Springfield Yellow Jackets
City- Springfield
County- Robertson
Enrollment- 1,081
Last Year’s Record- 7-6, lost to Pearl Cohn in Quarterfinals
Region- 5-4A
Head Coach- Dustin Wilson (29-29 in five years at Springfield)
Offensive Coordinator- Dustin Wilson
Defensive Coordinator- Drew Wilson
Offense- Pro
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-13 (5 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Josh Johns (DE, Sr.), D’Corian Bryant (WR, Sr.), Dayron Johnson (WR/FS, Jr.), Bryan Hayes (ATH, Jr.), Caleb Binkley (OT, Sr.), Benjamin Galluzzi (FB, Jr.) Jesse Boucher (ILB, Sr.), Harlen Zirker (DT, Jr.), Keyon Brewer (NT, Sr.), Travion Woodard (WR/DB, Sr.), Luke Petitt (QB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Dewayne Buckner (QB), Alan Gardner (RB), Daniel Lawson (RB/DE), Tyreese Cogshell (WR/DB), Tyricus Dowlen (DT), Kyler Beerman (TE/LB), Kyle Cadwell (OL/DL), Marquis Turner (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

White House Heritage Patriots
City- White House
County- Robertson
Enrollment- 673
Last Year’s Record- 4-6
Region- 5-4A
Head Coach- Hunter Hicks (4-6 in one year at WHH)
Offensive Coordinator- Matt Duncan
Defensive Coordinator- Scott Ballard
Offense- Shotgun Two Back
Defense- 3-3-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 6 (3 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Austin Gunter (QB/DB, Sr.), Antoine Eddings (WR/DB, Sr.), Michael McEwing (RB/LB, Sr.), Rigo Martinez (RB/LB, Sr.), James Hall (OL/DL, Sr.), Brandon Collier (OL/DL, Sr.), Andrew Gaston (WR/DB, Sr.), Tommy Baker (RB/DB, Jr.), Jalen Witham (WR/LB, Jr.), Trenton Gheen (TE/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Chris Rippy (RB/DB), Connor Lejsek (OL/DL), Tony Chiccio (OL/DL), Nick DesMarais (WR)
Streak Going Into 2017- three game losing streak

 

White House Blue Devils
City- White House
County- Sumner
Enrollment- 874
Last Year’s Record- 0-10
Region- 5-4A
Head Coach- Jeff Porter (252-120 in 30 years at White House)
Offensive Coordinator- Ryan Hamilton
Defensive Coordinator- Mike Settle
Offense- Pro
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Seth Bumbalough (DB, Sr.), Tyler McMurtry (DE, Sr.), Tyler Ridings (OL, Sr.), Brett Drake (DB, Sr.), Colby Jackson (OL, Jr.), Elijah Zweyforff (OL, Sr.), Josh Dailey (DT, Sr.), Cameron Casanova (WR, Jr.)
Key Losses- Hunter Brown (QB), Austin Hoffman (OL/DL), Danny Stout (TE/DE), Dawson Bumbalough (OL), Conner Holder (DB)
Streak Going Into 2017- 13 game losing streak

 

Chester County Eagles
City- Henderson
County- Chester
Enrollment- 918
Last Year’s Record- 2-8
Region- 6-4A
Head Coach- Michael Hodum (98-83 overall, 34-32 in six years at Chester)
Offensive Coordinator- Michael Hodum
Defensive Coordinator- Steve Robinson
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 10 (5 Off/ 5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- B.J. Burton (RB, Sr.), Brandon Lewis (TE/DE, Sr.), Peyton Doles (FB/LB, Jr.), Brennan Phelps (RB/LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Cody Compton (QB), Peyton Lynch (RB)
Streak Going Into 2017- three game losing streak

 

Hardin County Tigers
City- Savannah
County- Hardin
Enrollment- 1,060
Last Year’s Record- 7-4, lost to Ridgeway in first round
Region- 6-4A
Head Coach- Matthew Smith (41-26 in six years at Hardin)
Offensive Coordinator- Alex Seaton and Will Gilchrist
Defensive Coordinator- Dusty Rhodes
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 6 (3 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Landon McFall (WR/DB, Sr.), Haden Carman (QB, Sr.), Zee Davis (WR, Sr.), Michael Harrison (RB, Sr.), Wes Anderson (OL, Sr.), Gage Davison (OL/LB, Sr.), Joey Burd (DE, Sr.)
Key Losses- Latrell Bumphus (TE/DE), Justice Cherry (OL/DL), Davius Prather (WR/DB), Anthony Oakley (OL/DL), Austin Bridges (OL/DL), Tyree Yarborough (RB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Jackson North side Indians
City- Jackson
County- Madison
Enrollment- 960
Last Year’s Record- 7-4, lost to Memphis East in first round
Region- 6-4A
Head Coach- Donnie Nickey (7-4 in one year at JNS)
Offensive Coordinator- Jason McCauley
Defensive Coordinator- Drew Crossett
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 4 (2 Off/2 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Greg Emerson (DL, Sr., Tennessee commitment), Justin Jefferson (WR/FS, Jr), Isaac Jones (OL, Sr. ), Julian Smith (LB, Sr.), Trekarrius Harvey (LB, Sr.), Tadarius Taylor (DE, Sr.), Josh Stovall (OL, Sr.), Michael Brooks (LB, Sr.), Tyler Brown (DB, Sr.), Omarcus Jenkins (OL, Sr.), Kevin Albea (DL, Jr.), Steve Collins (LB, Jr.), Everett Charles (WR, Jr.), Tyler Arnold (DL, Soph.), Jamari Poindexter (S, Soph.), Cordarion Jones (LB, Soph.), Josh Carter (DL, Soph.), Xavier Long (WR, Soph.), Jayson Sneed (DB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Tadarius Wilson (RB), Dexter Pirtle (QB), Darius Brown (RB), T.K. Harvey (DE), Jacobe Eckford (DB), Davion Jones (OL), Jalen Coleman (OL), Josh Fonteno (OL), Kylan Woods (SS), Vasser Brooks (DL)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Jackson South side Hawks
City- Jackson
County- Madison
Enrollment- 917
Last Year’s Record- 1-9
Region- 6-4A
Head Coach- Tyler Reeder (1-6 in one year at JSS)
Offensive Coordinator- Brent McNeal
Defensive Coordinator- Tyler Reeder
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- ( Off/Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2012
Key Returnees- Shamar Givens (RB/LB, Sr.), Clevin Hil (OL/DL, Sr.), Preston Burton (WR/DB, Sr.), Javian Bray (TE/DE, Sr.), Devin Bowers (LB, Jr.), Frazier Ellison (WR/DB, Jr.), Matthew Steen (K, Jr.)
Key Losses- Thomas McGowan (OL/DL), Ricky Beard (WR/QB), Dajawn Polk (DL/TE), Drew Burney (WR/S),

Streak Going Into 2017- two game losing streak

 

Lexington Tigers
City- Lexington
County- Henderson
Enrollment- 965
Last Year’s Record- 9-3, lost to Ridgeway in second round

Region- 6-4A
Head Coach- Bryant Hollingsworth (80-30 in nine years at Lexington )
Offensive Coordinator- Bryant Hollingsworth
Defensive Coordinator- Dewond Johnson
Offense- Pro I
Defense- 40
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 7 (3 Off/ 4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Tucker White (DB/FS, Sr.), DeAndre Scott (RB, Sr.), Raleigh Odle (QB/WR, Sr.), Myles Peoples (LB, Sr.), Joseph Ujcich (LB, Sr.), Dawson Wood (OL, Sr.), Brejeun Teague (OL/DL, Sr.), Elijah Ujcich (RB/LB, Jr.), John Sullivan (DE, Sr.), Travelle Talley (RB/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Tylan Johnson (QB), Darrius Bomer (RB/DB), Trip Sullivan (DB), Kendall Bevelot (FB/DL), Evan Gilliam (WR/DB), Jordan Taylor (FB/LB), Chandler Spann (TE/DE)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Liberty Crusaders
City- Jackson
County- Madison
Enrollment- 1,083
Last Year’s Record- 12-3, lost to Alcoa in 3A title game
Region- 6-4A
Head Coach- Orentheus Taylor (7-24 overall, 0-0 in first year at Liberty)
Offensive Coordinator- Scott Akin
Defensive Coordinator- Orentheus Taylor
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-9 (3 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Kendarius Holliman (RB/DB, Sr.) Laderian Harris (OL, Sr.), Jeremiah Fitzhugh (DE, Jr.), Stephun Bush (LB, Jr.), Isaiah Thomas (LB, Sr.), Bryant Bowers (QB/LB, Sr.), Saidrick Pewitte (RB, Jr.), Gianni Thomas (OL, Jr)
Key Losses- Corey Newble (QB), Rodney Castille (WR), Alec Long (SS), Elijah Harris (DE), Trae Dunlap (FS), Johntazzie Montague (OL), Christian Ballard (RB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Crockett County Cavaliers
City- Alamo
County- Crockett
Enrollment- 859
Last Year’s Record- 3-7
Region- 7-4A
Head Coach- Kevin Ward
Offensive Coordinator- Josh Fronabarger
Defensive Coordinator- Kent Scott
Offense- Flex bone
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Jordan Branch (RB/LB, Sr.), Dennis Buchanan (WR/DB, Sr.), Manny Jordan (WR/FS, Sr.) Jacob Fitzhugh (QB, Sr.), Vince Terrell (OL, Sr.), Xavier Billings (LB, Sr.), Kerrington Parker (RB/DB, Sr.), Fred Boles (DT, Sr.)
Key Losses- Gabe White (OL), Matthew Reynolds (DT), C.J. Allen (DB),
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

Dyersburg Trojans
City- Dyersburg
County- Dyer
Enrollment- 834
Last Year’s Record- 10-3, lost to Liberty in 3A Quarterfinals
Region- 7-4A
Head Coach- Bart Stowe (116-71 overall, 61-31 in eight years at Dyersburg)
Offensive Coordinator- Bart Stowe
Defensive Coordinator- Matthew Shearon
Offense- Multiple Wing T
Defense- 40
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 7 (2 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Tavarius Currie (RB, Sr.), Chance Stepp (DE, Sr.), Austin Russell (DT, Sr.), Blake Mendoza (WR , Sr.), Keevossiaeh Stewart (OL, Sr.), Miller Edgin (DE, Sr.), Kevin Spencer (DB, Sr.), Chris Russell (LB, Jr.), Sky Hickman (DT, Jr.), Daviaon Henderson (RB/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Deshaun Fields (RB/LB), Jaque Ross (RB/DB), Jon Ross Baker (OL/DL), Rayce Northern (OL/DL), Adrian Jones (FS), Riley Jensen (QB), Kirk Houchens (LB), Hayden Smith (LB), Cameron Hopkins (RB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Haywood County Tomcats
City- Brownsville
County- Haywood
Enrollment- 889
Last Year’s Record- 10-2, lost to Memphis East in second round
Region- 7-4A
Head Coach- Steve Hookfin (70-38 overall, 16-7 in two years at Haywood)
Offensive Coordinator- Jerrod Kornegay
Defensive Coordinator- Anthony Sawyer
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 9 (4 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Tillman McRae (QB, Sr.), Deyondrius Hines (FS, Jr.), Xavier Walker (RB/WR, Sr.), DeCourtney Reed (RB, Jr.), Tristan Taylor (LB, Sr.), Brent Moore (TE, Sr.), Derrion Bell (DT, Jr.), Trevor Cunningham (DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Russ Cates (OL), Kedarius Woodfork (OL/DL), Jai Evans (WR), Montavious Pugh (WR), Brandon Taylor (LB), Isaiah Hess (OL), Quay Jones (DT)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Obion County Rebels
City- Troy
County- Obion
Enrollment- 900
Last Year’s Record- 1-9
Region- 7-4A
Head Coach- Paul Decker (2-18 in two years at Obion)
Offensive Coordinator- TBA
Defensive Coordinator- Paul Decker
Offense- Flex bone
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-14 (7 Off/ 7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2011
Key Returnees- Deven Sheppard (OL, Sr.), Cade Rogers (QB, Sr.), Bobby Kehoe (WR, Sr.), Heath Cary (LB, Sr.), Kyler Shirley (WR/DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Emmanuel Morgan (OL), Bruce Ragsdale (OL/DE), Wyatt Henson (OL), Joel Johnson (DB), J.T Messick (DB)
Streak Going Into 2017- nine game losing streak

 

Ripley Tigers
City- Ripley
County- Lauderdale
Enrollment- 860
Last Year’s Record- 2-8
Region- 7-4A
Head Coach-Justin Cruse (0-0 in first year at Ripley)
Offensive Coordinator- Blake Stigall
Defensive Coordinator- Andre Flowers
Offense- Spread
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 13 (7 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2010
Key Returnees- Charleston Stephens (OL, Sr.), Lamar Barbee (OL, Sr.), Ray Washington (RB/DB, Sr.), Nehimiah Bonner (DB, Sr.), Vallee Washington (WR/DB, Sr.), Charles Brown (OL/DL, Sr.), Deondre Burnett (DB, Sr.), Tyler Ross (QB, Jr.), Bryant Evans (LB, Jr.), Tae McKinnis (LB, Jr.), Tyrell Miller (DB/RB, Sr.), Cedric Maben (WR/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Tyler Frazier (WR), Tylan Scott (WR), Sedric Rogers (DE), Desmond Rogers (TE), Stephone Mane (RB)
Streak Going Into 2017- five game losing streak

 

Craigmont Chiefs
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 909
Last Year’s Record- 2-9, lost to Lexington in first round
Region- 8-4A
Head Coach- Craig Van Hooks
Offensive Coordinator- Cecil Van Hooks
Defensive Coordinator- Reginald Neloms
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 16 (8 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Rodney Matthews (LB, Sr.), Jakobie Watson (LB/DE, Jr.), Kendrick Gillespie (RB, Sr.), Deundre Carter (QB, Sr.), Latavius Hicks (LB/FB, Sr.), Tyreke Sanders (S/WR, Jr.), Edward Rankin (DE, Jr.), Brandon Johnson (WR/DB, Jr.), Dashawn Jones (OL/NG, Jr.), Malik Robinson (DB/WR, Sr.), Justin Colbert (DB/RB, Sr.), Curly Bains (S/WR, Sr.)
Key Losses- Catrellis Yancey (DB), Jordan Lake (WR), Eric Niles (RB/LB), Sondre Brown (LB), Kendall Morris (LB), Ladarrious Lee (OL)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Fayette Ware Wildcats
City- Somerville
County- Fayette
Enrollment- 861
Last Year’s Record- 8-3, lost to Liberty in 3A first round
Region- 8-4A
Head Coach- Scott Blair (8-3 in one year at Fayette Ware)
Offensive Coordinator- Scott Blair
Defensive Coordinator- Garrett Robertson
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Tyiee Watkins (LB/TE, Sr.), Devin Burns (LB/FB, Sr.), Chris Kee (QB/DB, Sr.), Jakevious Rosser (WR/DB, Sr.), Taquarrious Terry (OL/DL, Sr.), Denzel Roberson (DB/WR, Sr.), Tabarius White (RB/DB, Sr.), Elijah Cox (RB/DB, Sr.), Adrien Baskerville (OL/DL, Soph.), Kentrail Taylor (DE/TE, Sr.), Landon Williams (OL/LB, Soph.), Timmyus Hill (RB/DB, Soph.), Dewayne Hobson (RB/DB, Sr.), Trey Treadway OL/DL, Soph.), OJaheim Boyd (OL/DL, Soph.)
Key Losses- Sammie Mitchell (RB/DB), Kartavious Terry (LB), Andrew Cole (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Memphis East Mustangs
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 494
Last Year’s Record- 13-2, beat Knox Central for 4A state title
Region- 8-4A
Head Coach- Marcus Wimberly (76-51 in 11 years at East)
Offensive Coordinator- Marcus Wimberly
Defensive Coordinator- Coby Hayslett
Offense- Pro
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 6 (5 Off/1 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Cailon McGhee (RB/DB, Jr.), John Wrister (OL/DL, Sr.), Sean Adams (OL, Jr.), Justin Lynn (QB, Jr.), Tarique Barnes (FB/LB, Jr.), William Bradley (OL, Sr.), Frederick Sims (OL, Sr.), Ntirengayi Karamba (K, Sr.)
Key Losses- Timothy Taylor (RB/LB), Qwynnterrio Cole (QB/FS), Darrian Caster (WR), Nygel Byrd (WR), Andrew Murphy (WR/LB), Michael Lester (OL), Timmarrious Jefferson (DL), Zechariah Zolicoffer (DE)

Streak Going Into 2017- five game winning streak

 

Millington Trojans
City- Millington
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 940
Last Year’s Record- 2-9, lost to Haywood in first round
Region- 8-4A
Head Coach- Chris Michael (38-40 in seven years at Millington)
Offensive Coordinator- Daren Garcia
Defensive Coordinator- Dodd Gengenbach
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Justin Coleman (RB, Sr.), Danny Chandler (OL/DL, Sr.), Tommy Clifton (QB, Soph.), Solomon Slevkoff (OL/DL, Sr.), Corey Smith (WR, Jr.), Gabe Christopher (RB/DB, Jr.), James Cox (LB, Sr.), Jeremiah Russell (DL, Sr.), Tyler Miller DL, Sr.), Leandra Cooper (DB, Sr.), Kyle Lindley (LB, Jr.), Zeb Marvin (S, Jr.)
Key Losses- Keno Taylor (RB), Nic Fenney (OL), Chance Taylor (OL), Sam Stanifer (WR/DB), DMonte Kemp (DB/WR
Streak Going Into 2017- four game losing streak

 

 

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