2017 Covering the Entire State Class 5A Capsules

2017 Covering the Entire State  Class 5A Capsules

We are a week away from the opening of the high school football season which means it’s time to cover the entire state as this is the sixth year of my Covering the Entire State Series as I will look at Class 5A today.

Besides the team capsules, there is also a list of new 5A head coaches as well as the longest winning and losing streaks in 5A going into the 2017 season.

The schools are listed in alphabetical order by district

New Faces In New Places– There are nine new Class 5A Head Coaches in 2017: Gerald Sensabaugh, David Crockett; Derek Witt, Carter; Lamar Brown, Knoxville West; Randy McKamey, Clinton; Mac McCurry, Franklin County; Tate Thigpen, Glencliff; Maurice Fitzgerald, Hillsboro; Robert Gillard, Kenwood; Chad Watson, Clarksville Northeast

 

Longest Winning Streaks in 5A going into 2017
Karns- 1
Kingsbury- 1
Seymour-1
Soddy Daisy- 1
Volunteer-1

 

Losing Streaks in 5A going into 2017:
West Creek- 17
Columbia- 16
Glencliff- 16
Clarksville- 7
Clinton- 7
Tennessee- 6

 

Longest Current Tenured 5A Coaches
Jeremy Jenkins, Daniel Boone, 13 years
Anthony Crabtree, Beech, 12 years
Brad Conley, Gibbs, 9 years
Clark Duncan, South Doyle, 8 years
Duron Sutton, Ridgeway, 7 years
Rob Black, Fulton, 6 years
Justin Price, Campbell County, 6 years

 

Cherokee Chiefs
City- Rogersville
County- Hawkins
Enrollment- 1,161
Last Year’s Record- 6-5, lost to Knox. Catholic in 4A first round
Region- 1-5A
Head Coach- Cody Baugh (6-5 in one year at Cherokee)
Offensive Coordinator- Cody Baugh
Defensive Coordinator- Jeremy Wagner
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 14 (6 Off/ 8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Collin Trent (QB, Soph.), Connor Smith (ATH, Soph.), Jahpeth Curtsinger (RB/LB, Jr.), Trey Courtney (WR/DB, Jr.), Carter Reynolds (RB/LB, Sr.), Jake Salyer (RB/LB, Sr.), Jayden Goins (OL, Sr.), Sawyer Graves (OL, Sr.), Ben Redding (OL, Jr.), Ryan Bledsoe (WR/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Huston Hamilton (RB/LB), Jeremiah Bragg (ATH), Fletcher Hickman (ATH), Eion Hughes (DB), Dillon Frazier (LB), Lucas Miskus (DL), Grayson Cowan (TE/DE)
Streak Going Into 2017- four game losing streak

 

Cocke County Fighting Cocks
City- Newport
County- Cocke
Enrollment- 1,177
Last Year’s Record- 2-8
Region- 1-5A
Head Coach- Caleb Stover (8-34 in four years at Cocke)
Offensive Coordinator- Caleb Slover
Defensive Coordinator- Matthew Morris
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2011
Key Returnees- Marty Lindsey (OL/DL, Sr.), Joseph Jones (LB/WR, Sr.), Lane Johnson (DE/TE, Sr.), Jarren Ensley (QB, Jr.), Ike Mathis (LB, Sr.), Keko Fontes (DL, Sr.), Bryce Rader (OL, Sr.), Dawson Jarnigan (OL, Sr.), Carson Nichols (WR/DB, Jr.), McKayne Ramsey (WR/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Tyler Davidson (RB/LB), Keshaun Hurst (WR/CB), Will Woods (OL/DL), Zach Grzelka (OL/DL), Austin Smith (WR/DB), McKeal Nichols (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2017- two game losing streak

 

 

Daniel Boone Trailblazers
City- Gray
County- Washington
Enrollment- 1,314
Last Year’s Record- 5-6, lost to Knox. Halls in first round
Region- 1-5A
Head Coach- Jeremy Jenkins (77-64 in 13 years at Boone)
Offensive Coordinator- Jesse Taylor and Ethan Good
Defensive Coordinator- Jerry Jenkins
Offense- One Back Shotgun
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 9 (7 Off/2 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Bailey Presnell (OL, Sr.), C.J. Carter (WR/DB, Sr.), Mason Mounger (RB, Sr.), Noah Shelton (QB, Sr.), Joe Ranegan (WR/DB, Sr.), Walker Burleson (OL/DL Sr.), Drew Thompson (OL/DL, Sr.),
Key Losses- Jacob Arnold (WR/DB), Justin Turner (OL/DL), Justin Clark (DE), Justin Carter (RB/LB), John Briggs (DB), Christian Bowman (OL), Mouinn Tannous (WR/RB), Jared Beach (DE), Ethan Harrell (LB/DL), Duncan Buchanan (WR), Calvin Carrico (LB), Ryan Sanders (TE), Jake Chandler (WR)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

 

 

David Crockett Pioneers
City- Jonesborough
County- Washington
Enrollment- 1,247
Last Year’s Record- 4-7, lost to Gibbs in first round
Region- 1-5A
Head Coach- Gerald Sensabaugh (0-0 in first year at Crockett)
Offensive Coordinator- Brandon Qualls
Defensive Coordinator- Gerald Sensabaugh
Offense- Spread
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Austin Lewis (DE/TE, Sr.), Mark Seidler (DE/TE, Sr.), Cade Larkins (QB, Sr.), Zeb Holland (RB, Sr.), Hunter Price (OT, Sr.) Jacob McKintosh (OG, Sr.), Doc Coffey (OL, Sr.), John Kollie (LB, Jr.), Donta Hackler (WR/DB, Soph.), Micah Robinson (WR, Jr.), Nick Brison (TE, Sr.), Zeb Holland (RB, Sr.), Ronquille Joyner (RB, Soph.), Manny Gammon (DB, Sr.), Jordan Wilcox (SS, Sr.), Adrian Boles (DE, Jr.),
Key Losses- TK Hill (RB), Justin Wade (WR/CB), Justin Eib (SS), Levan Martin (OL/DL), Levi Summers (LB/FB), Josh Johnston (OL/DL), Darian DeLapp (FS/WR), Dylan Royston (DB)
Streak Going Into 2017- two game losing streak

 

 

Morristown East Hurricanes
City- Morristown
County- Hamblen
Enrollment- 1,472
Last Year’s Record- 6-5, lost to South Doyle in first round
Region- 1-5A
Head Coach- Dewayne Wells (44-92 overall, 15-18 in three years at East)
Offensive Coordinator- Jason Dean
Defensive Coordinator- Dewayne Wells
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-10 (4 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Michael Cullpepper (RB, Jr.), Jacob Ward (WR, Jr.), Keefer Andrew (DB, Sr.), Will Wesmoreland (DE, Jr.), Hayden Dacus (LB, Sr.), Alex Ceniceros (OL, Sr.), Zeke Wolfenbarger (DL, Sr.), Chris Whitaker (OL, Sr.), Jailynn Looney (DB, Jr.), Joe Jackson (WR, Sr.), Ruston Riney (DB, Sr.), Kaelan Hunt (QB, Sr.), Josh Wigle (DB, Sr.), Tanner Davis (OL, Sr.), Cameron Martin (OL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Sean Lindsey (DL), Dylan Noe (QB), Brad Moshier (LB), Jesse Tipton (WR), Tanner Coley (WR), Isaiah Griffen (DL)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Tennessee Vikings
City- Bristol
County- Sullivan
Enrollment- 1,190
Last Year’s Record- 2-8
Region-1-5A
Head Coach- Mike Mays (21-23 in four years at Tennessee)
Offensive Coordinator- Wally Profitt
Defensive Coordinator- Matt Chandler
Offense- Spread Wing
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Courtland Carter (QB/LB, Sr.), J.T Scott (TE/LB, Sr.), Darius Eury (RB/LB, Sr.), Jeffrey Van Vanvalkenburg (RB/LB, Sr.), Austin Blackwell (OL/DT, Sr.), Noah Able (DB/RB, Sr.), Jacob Fouch (DB/WR, Sr.), Cade Mitchell (RB/S, Jr.), Ryan Gibson (RB/S, Jr.), Isaac Trivette (OL/DT, Jr.), Wyatt Mullins (OL/DE, Jr.)
Key Losses- Ty Myers (QB), Jordan Barry (RB), Wyatt Breeding (LB), Forrest Swiney (OL), Nathan Scott (DL), J.T Scott (TE), Austin Henson (WR/FS)
Streak Going Into 2017- six game losing streak

 

Volunteer Falcons
City- Church Hill
County- Hawkins
Enrollment- 1,152
Last Year’s Record- 5-5
Region- 1-5A
Head Coach- Barry Jones (7-13 in two years at Volunteer)
Offensive Coordinator- Mikie Castle
Defensive Coordinator- Justin Hite
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 7 (4 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2007
Key Returnees- Peyton Baker (WR, Jr.), Zach Christian (RB, Sr.), Matthew Craddock (OL, Sr.), Alex Christian (OL, Sr.), Peyton Baker (DB, Jr.), Sonnie Parrish (S, Sr.), Avery Venoy (LB, Sr.), Luke Bellamy (S, Soph.), Jesse Frazier (NG, Sr.), Joe Olterman (LB, Jr.), Dane Dykes (LB, Fr.), Peyton Derrick (DB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Luke Dorton (S/QB), Taylor Barrett (OL/DE), Colton Mayes (RB), Matt Simpson (WR/DB), Bradley Bridgeman (DE/TE), Zac Wilson (WR/DB), Caleb Kelly (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game winning streak

 

Carter Hornets
City- Strawberry Plains
County- Knox
Enrollment- 930
Last Year’s Record- 3-8, lost to Greeneville in 4A first round
Region- 2-5A
Head Coach- Derek Witt (10-21 overall, 0-0 in first year at Carter)
Offensive Coordinator- Scott Branton
Defensive Coordinator- Vic Wharton
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Kobe Wilson (QB, Jr.), Clarence Smith (WR/DB, Sr.), Adam Hurd (WR/DB, Sr.), Phillip Baker (WR/DB, Sr.) Isaac Scarbrough (WR/DB, Sr.), TaMichael Battle (RB/LB, Sr.), Cyrus Allen (RB/DB, Sr.), John Oglesby (OL/DL, Sr.), Garrett Massey (OL/DL, Jr.), Gage Lane (OL/DL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Jake Riley (WR), Ben Flowers (RB/LB), Carter Dunlap (RB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Gibbs Eagles
City- Corryton
County- Knox
Enrollment- 1,009
Last Year’s Record- 8-4, lost to South Doyle in second round
Region- 2-5A
Head Coach- Brad Conley (55-47 in nine years at Gibbs)
Offensive Coordinator- Tyler Kitts
Defensive Coordinator- Brad Turner
Offense- Double Slot Triple Option
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-12 (6 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Oliver Lane (OL/DL, Sr., Tennessee commitment), Skyler Merrell (OL/DE, Sr.), Javay Williams (WR/DB, Sr.), Bailey Sivyer (WR/DB, Sr.), Devon Huff (OL/DL, Sr.), Luke Shoffner (RB/DB, Sr.), Josh Oakes (WR/DE, Sr.), Dalton Widner (OL, Sr.), Noel Leyva (LB, Sr.), Wyatt Humphries (RB, Sr.), Trey Mullins (FB/DE, Sr.)
Key Losses- H.T Fortner (QB/LB), Eli Mikos (DE), Dalton Rodgers (FB), Tanner Rhodes (WR/DB), Demarcus Hight (DB),
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Knoxville Central Bobcats
City- Knoxville
County- Knox
Enrollment- 1,106
Last Year’s Record- 12-3, lost to Memphis East in 4A state title game
Region- 2-5A
Head Coach- Bryson Rosser (26-12 in three years at Central)
Offensive Coordinator- Bryson Rosser
Defensive Coordinator- Nick Craney
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 9 (5 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Antwon Harris (OL, Sr.), Alex Hinton (OL, Sr.), Marcus Johnson (OL/LB, Sr.), Derrick DeBusk (OL, Sr.), Kross Smith (OL, Jr.), Seth Armstrong (DE, Sr.), Eli Sharp (QB, Soph.), Darius Caswell (WR, Sr.), Ty Bradford (DE, Sr.), Xavier Washington (LB/RB, Jr.), Malik Robinson (LB, Soph.), Jared Hensley (LB, Sr.), Edward Brodie (DB, Sr.), Dakota Fawver (QB, Soph., Carter transfer)
Key Losses- Rondrow Peebles (LB) Layton Wade (DL), Isaac Buell (OL/DL), Jadarius Sackie (RB/LB), Alex Hinton (OL, Sr.),Tyler Davies (DL), Trey Mitchell (QB), Jahvere Weste (LB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Knoxville Halls Red Devils
City- Knoxville
County- Knox
Enrollment- 1,245
Last Year’s Record- 8-4, lost to Morristown West in second round
Region- 2-5A
Head Coach- J.D. Overton (19-35 in five years at Halls)
Offensive Coordinator- Ron Gray
Defensive Coordinator- J.D. Overton
Offense- Multiple I
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Cooper Cook (RB, Sr.), Hunter Huff (WR/DB, Sr.), Isaac Cook (LB, Sr.), Hunter Lam (OT, Sr.), Hayden Layfield (TE, Sr.), Caleb Faircloth (OL, Sr.), Luke Humphrey (OL, Sr.), Stanton Herd (DT, Jr.), Jordan Biliter (DE, Sr.), Walt Elkins (DT, Sr.), Warren Morelock (OL, Jr.), Sean Madigan (WR, Jr.)
Key Losses- Caden Harbin (QB/LB), Matt Runge Gold (WR/DB), Hutson Woods (LB), Nick Gangloff (DE), Jackson Looper (OL), J.T Freels (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Sevier County Smoky Bears

City- Sevierville
County- Sevier
Enrollment- 1,119
Last Year’s Record- 3-7
Region- 2-5A
Head Coach- Tony Ligenfelter (23-14 in three years at Sevier County)
Offensive Coordinator- Jonathan Brewer
Defensive Coordinator- Bryan Atchley and P.J Burden
Offense- No Huddle Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-12 (8 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Jeffrey Bersch (QB, Sr.), Chris Bohanan (OG, Jr.), Ronald Villalobos (OT, Sr.), Dalton Mitchell (OL, Jr.), Gustavo Osorio (RB, Sr.), Colin Russell (WR/DB, Jr.), Brayden Hurst (WR/DB, Soph.), Nick Caudill (LB, Sr.), Anthony Velasquez (WR/K, Sr.), Dylan McGaha (LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Luke Ellis (DE), Nick Brittan (OL), Austin Roberts (OL) , Charlie Brown (DB), Izic Jeffers (DE), Austin Henry (LB),
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Seymour Eagles
City- Seymour
County- Sevier
Enrollment- 1,102
Last Year’s Record- 6-5
Region- 2-5A
Head Coach- Jerry Cooper (251-93 overall, 15-16 in three years at Seymour)
Offensive Coordinator- Jon McBrayer
Defensive Coordinator- Darrel Lauderdale
Offense- One Back
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 7 (3 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Isiah Kitts (TE/DL, Sr.), Tyler Cooper (RB/LB, Sr.),Ryan Stinnett (RB/DB, Sr.), Justin Isaacs (OL/DL, Sr.), Brandon Bentley (OL/DL, Sr.), Cameron Dyer (WR/DB, Jr.), Jeremiah Cataline (RB/DB, Jr.), Naaman Webb (RB/DB, Jr.), Noah Spradlin (RB/LB, Jr.), Grayson Campbell (QB/DB, Soph.), Gabe Kitts (RB/LB, Soph.), Trace Brown (TE/DL, Soph.), Eli Kwasney (OL/DL, Soph.)
Key Losses- J.C Cogan (OG/D), Hunter Mc Cleary (WR/DB), Jacob Pierce (SE /FS), Brandon Parrott (RB/LB), Trey Grayson (OL/DL), Austin Brewster (RB/LB), Jakub Patterson (OL/LB) Isaac Miller (DL)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game winning streak

 

South Doyle Cherokees
City- Knoxville
County- Knox
Enrollment- 1,155
Last Year’s Record- 8-6, lost to Farragut in Semifinals
Region- 2-5A
Head Coach- Clark Duncan (162-125 overall, 41-51 in eight years at South Doyle)
Offensive Coordinator- John Snyder and Bobby Graham
Defensive Coordinator- Jay Whinery
Offense- Zone Read
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-15 (8 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Ton’Quez Ball (WR/RB, Jr.), Austin Shuler (WR/DB, Sr.), Elijah Young (WR, Soph.), Seandre Scott (WR, Sr.), Gus McAnally (WR, Sr.), Austin Morse (K/P, Sr.)
Key Losses- Jake Harper (WR), Kent’ta Tanner (RB), Caleb Wender (QB), Christian Nave (OL), Michael Redding (OL), Devonte Gunter (DB),
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Campbell County Cougars
City- Jacksboro
County- Campbell
Enrollment- 1,385
Last Year’s Record- 8-3, lost to Ooltewah in first round
Region- 3-5A
Head Coach- Justin Price (38-28 in six years at Campbell)
Offensive Coordinator- Justin Price
Defensive Coordinator- Matt Price
Offense- Spread
Defense-3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-6 (5 Off/1 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees-Zach Rutherford (QB, Sr.), Elijah Phillips, (LB, Sr.), Gary Seibers (OL, Sr.), Brandon Dison (OL, Jr.),
Drew Jordan (LB/WR, Jr.), Jacob Greenwood (WR/DB, Sr.)
Logan Berry (WR/DB, Jr.), Christian England (RB/DB, Sr.)
Jordan Tolliver (OL, Jr.), Javan McCulley (DL, Soph.), Bailey Miller (WR/DB, Sr.), Justin Nelson (WR/DB, Sr.)
Seth Smith (OL, Sr.), Shane Bowman (LB, Sr.), Preston Bowman (WR/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Peyton Webb (OL/DL), Mike Rhoades (OL/DL), Tanner Boston (OL/DL), Seth Roberts (WR/DB), Patrick Strunk (RB), Landon Reese (WR/DB), Logan Phillips (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2017- two game losing streak

 

Clinton Dragons
City- Clinton
County- Anderson
Enrollment- 1,103
Last Year’s Record- 1-9
Region- 3-5A
Head Coach- Randy McKamey (89-31 overall, 0-0 in first year at Clinton)
Offensive Coordinator- Randy McKamey
Defensive Coordinator- Tim Minga
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 8 (3 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Cameron Washington (RB, Sr.), Isiah Washington (RB, Jr.), Ro Hardin (RB/FS, Sr.), Cody Miles (WR, Sr.), Cody Parker (RB, Sr.), Anthony Shervington (WR, Sr.), Andrew Shoopman (DE, Sr.), J’Kobe Hardin (LB, Sr.), Luke Johnson (LB, Sr.), Jayveen Booker (LB, Sr.), Garrett Zody (K/P, Sr.), Trevon Hill (TE/DE, Sr.), Reagan McKamey (RB, Jr.), Josh Breedan (RB, Jr.)
Key Losses- J’quan Thomas (WR/DB), Demarea Whitt (WR/DB), S.J Powers (WR/DB), Billy Long (RB/LB), Blake Sherwood (OL/DL), Jamahl Booker (OL/LB), Buddy Page (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2017- seven game losing streak

 

Fulton Falcons
City- Knoxville
County- Knox
Enrollment- 987
Last Year’s Record- 8-5, lost to Knoxville Central in 4A Quarterfinals
Region- 3-5A
Head Coach- Rob Black (69-14 in six years at Fulton)
Offensive Coordinator- Rob Black
Defensive Coordinator- Jason Harbison and Jeff McMillan
Offense- Multiple Spread
Defense-3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-10 (4 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Xavier Malone (QB, Jr.), Dorian Williamson (RB, Sr.), Jaquez Booker (DB, Sr.), JaShaun Fenderson (DB, Jr.), Nigal Davis (RB/DB, Jr.), James Davis (RB, Sr.), Deshawn Page (FB/LB, Jr.), Coryean Davis (WR/DB, Sr.), Deshaun McKinney (WR/DB, Jr.), Robquan Thomas (RB/LB, Jr.), Joey Smith (WR/DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Johnny Hutchinson (OL), Zach Dobson (DB), Chaton Mobley (LB), Tito Minefee (OL)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

 

Karns Beavers
City- Knoxville
County- Knox
Enrollment- 1,233
Last Year’s Record- 1-9
Region- 3-5A
Head Coach- Brad Taylor (56-37 overall, 1-9 in one year at Karns)
Offensive Coordinator- Brad Taylor
Defensive Coordinator- Brian Tanner
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 14 (8 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance-2011
Key Returnees- Drew Weaver (WR/LB, Sr.), Landon Kelly (RB/LB, Sr.), Daniel Kitts (QB, Jr.), Thomas Harper (WR/DB/KR, Jr.), Bryson Garrett (OL, Sr.), (Kobe Vaughn RB/OLB, Sr.), Christian Glenn (OL, Sr.), Jordan Gillespie (WR/DB, Jr.), Hunter Osborn (LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Duncan Hundley (OL/DL), Jacob Hodge (OL), Chance Shubert (RB/LB)

Streak Going Into 2017- one game winning streak

 

Oak Ridge Wildcats
City- Oak Ridge
County- Anderson
Enrollment- 1,387
Last Year’s Record- 8-3, lost to Walker Valley in first round
Region- 3-5A
Head Coach- Joe Gaddis (295-122 overall, 37-10 in four years at Oak Ridge)
Offensive Coordinator- Brian Wyatt
Defensive Coordinator- Jeff Miner
Offense- Flex bone
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Jordan Graham (RB, Jr.), Adarius Simpson (DB, Sr.), Johnny Stewart (QB, Sr.), Caleb Martin (WR/DB, Sr.), Carson McGhee (K/P, Sr.), Jack Borchers (DL, Sr.), Caelan Thompson (DB, Jr.), Adarius Cox (OL, Sr.), Ramar Hawkins (OL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Tee Higgins (WR), Chase Kimbro (LB/S), Kyndall Clark (LB), Caleb Jackson (RB), Jaret Miner (DB), Caleb Brinkman (OL)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Powell Panthers
City- Powell
County- Knox
Enrollment- 1,346
Last Year’s Record- 1-9
Region- 3-5A
Head Coach- Rodney Ellison (7-24 overall, 3-18 in two years at Powell)
Offensive Coordinator- Rodney Ellison
Defensive Coordinator- Eric Myers
Offense- Spread No Huddle
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 7 (3 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2012
Key Returnees- Riley Bryant (WR/DB, Jr.), David Robbins (RB/LB, Sr.), Bailor Walker (RB, Soph.), Riley Bryant (WR/S, Jr.), Michael Treadwell (OT, Soph.), Brandon England (OL, Sr.), Alvin Stacy (NG, Sr.), Wesley Hardin (LB, Sr.), David Robbins (LB, Sr.), Walker Trusley (QB, Soph.), Alex Hart (WR/FS, Sr.), James Hyman (K, Jr.)
Key Losses- Hunain Rasheed (WR), Kamari Smith (WR/DB), Will Hoyle (OT/DE), Tanner Kesterson (OT/DE), Eric Ludwig (LB),
Streak Going Into 2017- three game losing streak

 

Knoxville West Rebels
City- Knoxville
County- Knox
Enrollment- 1,355
Last Year’s Record- 4-6
Region- 3-5A
Head Coach- Lamar Brown (114-51 overall, 0-0 in first year at West)
Offensive Coordinator- Chris Thacker
Defensive Coordinator- Barron Chandler
Offense- Power Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 6 (2 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Zack Stokes (DL, Sr.), Juan Davis (DB, Sr.), Cal Cook (LB, Sr.) William Savoy (LB, Jr.), Drake Peer (QB, Sr.), Reid Britton (OL, Sr.), Daniel Ledbetter (WR, Sr.), Trariq Hardin (RB, Sr.), Logan Bowers (K, Sr.)
Key Losses- Eric Middleton (LB), Christian Romines (RB), Tyler Jones (NG), Leonard Humphrey (DE), Hayden Shymlock (DB), Jermaine Buchannon (WR), K.J Jefferson (RB/LB), Demarcus Smith (WR), Zach Harshey (QB), Andrew Howard (OL)
Streak Going Into 2017- five game losing streak

 

Knoxville Catholic Fighting Irish
City- Knoxville
County- Knox
Enrollment- 1,114
Last Year’s Record- 10-2, lost to Fulton in 4A second round
Region- 4-5A
Head Coach- Steve Matthews (51-23 overall, 41-12 in four years at Catholic)
Offensive Coordinator- Steve Matthews
Defensive Coordinator- Les Greer
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-9 (4 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Cade Mays (OL, Sr., Tennessee commitment), Josh Brown (RB, Sr.), Cameron Blakely (WR, Sr.), Joe Fluker (LB/WR, Jr.), Jack Sompayrac (QB, Sr.), D.J. Mitchell (DB, Sr.), Jake Mahoney (LB, Sr.), L.B. Liverman (DL, Sr.), Bryn Tucker (OL, Jr.), Cooper Mays (OL, Jr.), DaShon Bussell (WR, Sr.)
Key Losses- Chase Keurschen (WR), Amari Rodgers (WR), Tony Scott (LB/WR) , Jeffrey Woods (DB), Chase Cunningham (QB), Hunter Kountz (FB), Beau Hollin (DE), Charlie Conners (OL), John Kerbyson (OL), Jonathan LeBlanc (OL/DL),
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Lenoir City Panthers
City- Lenoir City
County- Loudon
Enrollment- 1,192
Last Year’s Record- 3-8, lost to Rhea County in first round
Region- 4-5A
Head Coach- Jeff Cortez (8-25 in three years at Lenoir City)
Offensive Coordinator- Jeff Cortez
Defensive Coordinator- Ben Love
Offense- West Coast Wing Bone
Defense-3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Gabe Williams (QB, Jr.), Landon Miller (WR/FS, Sr.), Zander Harrison (LB, Sr.), William Romero (TE/LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Angel Huichapa (OL), Austin Sharpe (ATH), Zane Bowen (SS), Jacob Helton (LB), Jake Eichelberger (OL/DL), Alec Stupuiru (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2017- four game losing streak

 

Rhea County Eagles
City- Evensville
County- Rhea
Enrollment- 1,488
Last Year’s Record- 9-3, lost to Farragut in second round
Region- 4-5A
Head Coach- Mark Pemberton (205-78 overall, 42-10 in four years at Rhea)
Offensive Coordinator- Mark Pemberton
Defensive Coordinator- Taylor Ownbey
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-13 (6 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Jawan Martin (LB, Sr.), Chris Sturgeon (RB/DB, Sr.), Chandler Kaylor (TE/LB, Jr.), Zack Pemberton (QB, Jr.), Christian Simon (RB/DB, Sr.), Gavin Morrison (RB/LB, Jr.), Brandon Hunt (RB/LB, Sr.), A.J. Velasco (RB/DB, Sr.), Reece Cooley (WR/DB, Sr.), Aulbrey Smith (WR/DB, Jr.), Jay Graham (RB/LB, Sr.), Bradley Evans (DL/TE, Sr.), Chase Suttles (RB/LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Cody Bice (RB/DB), Mason Stevenson (FB/LB), Tyler Brown (OT/DT), Jared Edwards (TE/DT), Eddie Davis (RB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Soddy Daisy Trojans
City- Soddy-Daisy
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 1,217
Last Year’s Record- 3-7
Region- 4-5A
Head Coach- Justin Barnes (17-24 in four years at Soddy)
Offensive Coordinator- Justin Barnes
Defensive Coordinator- Troy Boeck
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Ty Boeck (QB/LB, Sr.), Brandon Davis (RB/DB, Sr.), Addison Roberts (DL, Sr.), Nathan Rusbridge (DL, Sr.), Jake Seeger (DL, Sr.), Shane Braizer (OL, Jr.), Spencer Griffith (OL, Jr.), Hayden Maynor (LB, Soph.), Beau Blaylock (WR, Sr.), Hunter Burke (WR, Sr.), Garrett Richardson (WR, Jr.), Landen Reece (WR, Soph.), Ben Jenkins (LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Justin Cooke (QB), Owen Vice (OL/DL), Gage Keahey (OL), Zach Johnson (WR/DB), Jaden Holcombe (WR/DB), Javon Hines (DL)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game winning streak

 

Walker Valley Mustangs
City- Cleveland
County- Bradley
Enrollment- 1,411
Last Year’s Record- 7-5, lost to Ooltewah in second round
Region- 4-5A
Head Coach- Glen Ryan (73-75 overall, 23-27 in five years at Walker Valley)
Offensive Coordinator- Dave Shonts
Defensive Coordinator- Scotty Smith
Offense- Spread
Defense-3-5-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Kolten Gibson (QB, Sr.), Zeke Westfield (WR, Sr.), Hunter Raines (OL, Sr.), Clint Davis (OL, Jr.), Sam Clements (TE, Sr.), Kole Hall (RB, Soph.), Isaiah Alston (DL, Sr.), Koby Hooker (DL, Sr.), Cody Duggan (DE, Sr.), Chris Crenshaw (DE, Jr.)

Key Losses- Cooper Melton (WR), Bryce Nunnely (WR), Skyler Swafford (LB), Zach Eslinger (WR), Alex King (RB), Chris Allen Ogle (OG), Grayson Roundtree (DB), Mason Oran (DB), Cody Morfield (FB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Columbia Lions
City- Columbia
County- Maury
Enrollment- 1,333
Last Year’s Record- 0-10
Region- 5-5A
Head Coach- Jason Hoath (11-21 overall, 0-10 in one year at Columbia)
Offensive Coordinator- David Davis
Defensive Coordinator- Jason Hoath and Josh Taylor
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-14 (8 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Will Anderson (OL/LB, Sr.), T.J Bailey (WR/FS, Sr.), Dez Brooks (WR/SS, Sr.), Chase Roberts (OL/DL, Sr.), Drew Williamson (QB/DL, Sr.), Darien Davis (ATH, Jr.), David Bailey (TE/DE, Soph.)
Key Losses- Andre Martin (RB/LB), Mason Jobe (TE/LB),
Streak Going Into 2017- 16 game losing streak

 

Franklin County Rebels
City- Winchester
County- Franklin
Enrollment- 1,447
Last Year’s Record- 3-7
Region- 5-5A
Head Coach- Mac McCurry (238-73 overall, 0-0 in first year at Franklin County)
Offensive Coordinator- Mac McCurry
Defensive Coordinator- Tommy Laurendine
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 3-3-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2010
Key Returnees- Cameron Rollins (OL, Sr.), Thomas Holcomb (DE, Sr.), Cameron Yarlett (ATH, Sr.), Malik Braston (RB, Sr.), Jarius Johnson (RB, Sr.), John Abraham (WR, Sr.), Michael Fuqua (RB/DB, Jr.), Riley Ingle (QB, Sr.), Cameron Taylor (QB, Sr.), Blake Pickett (QB/RB/DB, Jr.), Hollis Herd (LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Jake Mathis (OL), Caleb McGee (OL), Jon Jon Simmons (WR/DB), Isaac Sidoli (FB), Mike Leslie (QB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2017- four game losing streak

 

Lincoln County Falcons
City- Fayetteville
County- Lincoln
Enrollment- 1,207
Last Year’s Record- 3-7
Region- 5-5A
Head Coach- Don Thomas
Offensive Coordinator- Sam Melton
Defensive Coordinator- Don Thomas
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-12 (6 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Blane Cannon (OL/DL, Sr.), Blake Moore (OL/DL, Sr.), Jackson Cotheren (QB/WR, Soph.), Tucker Webb (FB/LB, Jr.), Cade Cooper (WR, Jr.), Levi Beard (OL, Sr.), Dylan McDonald (SS, Sr.), Austin Holcomb (LB, Sr.), Rudy Cooper (DB/WR, Soph.)

Key Losses- Miguel Martinez (OL), Nathan Wallace (OL), Eric Taylor (OL)
Streak Going Into 2017- three game losing streak

 

Page Patriots
City- Franklin
County- Williamson
Enrollment- 1,123
Last Year’s Record- 7-4, lost to Spring Hill in second round of 4A playoffs
Region- 5-5A
Head Coach- Charles Rathbone (32-24 in five years at Page)
Offensive Coordinator- Jonathan White
Defensive Coordinator- Brooks Smith
Offense- Spread
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Will Rathbone (OL/DL, Sr.), Daniel Vaughan (OL/DL, Sr.), Jonathan Harris (OL/DL, Sr.), Jacob Van landingham (QB, Sr.), Will Pierce (WR/DB Sr.), Bubba Johnson (RB/LB, Soph.), Quincy Brock Compton (WR/DB, Jr.), Michael Burdick (WR/DB, Jr.) Ian Smith (OL/DL, Jr.), Luke Bowers (RB/LB, Jr.), Quiad Lamont (WR/DB, Sr.), Cade Walker (WR/DB, Soph.), Jackson Satterfield (RB/LB, Jr.), Jojo Bruce (WR/DB, Sr.), Drew Kircher (WR/DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Chris Dahl (OL/DL), Andrew Metkler (WR/DB), Rafe Erisman (TE/DE), Daniel Callicoat (DE),Turner Smith (TE/DL), Josh Cramer (RB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Shelbyville Golden Eagles
City- Shelbyville
County- Bedford
Enrollment- 1,370
Last Year’s Record- 8-3, lost to Beech in first round
Region- 5-5A
Head Coach- Justin Palmer (11-10 overall, 8-3 in one year at Shelbyville)
Offensive Coordinator- Justin Palmer
Defensive Coordinator- Andrew Bartsch
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-12 (7 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Avery Brown (WR/DB, Sr.), Luke Davidson (WR/DB, Sr.) Grayson Tramel (QB, Jr.) Gary Smith III (OL/DL, So.), Jalen Wilkerson (OL/DL, Sr.), Will Davidson (OL/DL, Sr.), Trevon Alvin (DB, Sr.) Jay Blackburn (DB/WR, Sr.), Cody Martin (DL, Sr.), JJ Martin (LB, Jr.), Jeremiah Wyatt (WR/DB,Sr.), Tripp Hardison (TE/DE, Sr.)
Key Losses- Jamal Harden (RB/LB), Treavan Bailey (OL/DL), Corvin Giles (WR/DB), David Rutledge (TE/LB), Jack Mitchell (OL/DL), Triston Maxwell (OL/LB), Darius Young (WR/DB), Noah Mason (WR/K/P),

 

Summit Spartans
City- Spring Hill
County- Maury
Enrollment- 1,406
Last Year’s Record- 7-4, lost to Cane Ridge in first round
Region- 5-5A
Head Coach- Brian Coleman (19-24 overall, 11-20 in three years at Summit)
Offensive Coordinator- Brian Coleman
Defensive Coordinator- Alex Melton
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-9 (4 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Tai Carter (RB/DB, Sr.), Robert Holmes (LB Sr.), Kody Davis (OL, Sr.), Trevor Kuehl (OL, Sr.), Mason Leatherwood (OL, Sr.), Ethan Cash (QB, Soph.), Jatevion Hayes (WR, Sr.), Nick Johnson (LB/TE, Sr.), Braden Stem (DL, Jr.), Chance Jarosz (DL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Christian Snyder (WB/OLB), Tommy Smith (DE), Jake Geasley (RB/OLB) Tyler Palmer (RB/DB), Jeremy Moody (OL/DL), Dalton Fisher (RB/DB), Seth Knott (DL), Michael Zakrewski (QB
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

White County Warriors
City- Sparta
County- White
Enrollment- 1,184
Last Year’s Record- 3-7
Region- 5-5A
Head Coach- Jerry Lowery (3-7 in one year at White County)
Offensive Coordinator- Josh Lowery

Defensive Coordinator- Taylor Hennigan
Offense- Multiple Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2013
Key Returnees- Dylan Bumbalough (RB/DE, Sr.), Grayson Johnson (FB/LB, Sr.), Jacob Isom (OL/DL, Sr.), Jacob Matthews (OL, Sr.), Andrew Cantrell (K/P, Sr.), Will Griggs (WR/S, Soph.)
Key Losses- Jake Shockey (RB/LB), Zack Lynn (OL/DL), Chris Richmond (RB/LB), Logan Swoape (WR/DB), Trey Brewington (DB/WR), Isaac Hollingsworth (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2017- four game losing streak

 

Beech Buccaneers
City- Hendersonville
County- Sumner
Enrollment- 1,139
Last Year’s Record- 8-4, lost to Cane Ridge in second round
Region- 6-5A
Head Coach- Anthony Crabtree (102-44 in 12 years at Beech)
Offensive Coordinator- Anthony Crabtree
Defensive Coordinator- Bill Alexander
Offense- Multiple I
Defense- 50
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Nelson Smith (QB, Sr.), Ty Dean (WR/DB, Sr.), Heath Crabtree (FB/LB, Sr.), Chaz Williamson (RB/LB, Sr.), Aaron Foxx (RB, Jr.), Ty Moore (TE/LB, Sr.), Jahmall Robinson (RB/DB, Sr.), Garrett Butler (S, Sr.), John Parker Carroll (LB, Sr.), Cole Pulley (OL/DL, Sr.), Jordan Adams (OL/DL, Sr.) Alex Webb (OL/DL, Sr.), Eric Hogan (WR/DB, Sr.), Dalton Hoskins (OT, Sr.)
Key Losses- Michael Iacob (LB), Keshawn Whitaker (LB/FB), Alex Vanzant (RB/DB), Tyriek Lee (OL), Frank Adams (LB), Latrell Owens (FB), Zack Taylor (TE/DE,)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Gallatin Green Wave
City- Gallatin
County- Sumner
Enrollment- 1,508
Last Year’s Record- 6-5, lost to Independence in first round
Region- 6-5A
Head Coach- Mark Williams (27-27 in five years at Gallatin)
Offensive Coordinator- Thomas Rewis
Defensive Coordinator- Anthony King
Offense- Multiple Pro
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 8 (5 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Archellous Turner (OL/DL, Sr.), Brandon Claud (OL/DL, Sr.), John Austin Birdwell (OL/DL, Sr.), Collin Minor (QB, Sr.), Jalen Porter (RB/LB, Sr.), Sirtavious Perry (WR/DB, Sr.), Xavier Fitts (WR/DB, Sr.), Ladarious Stewart (RB/DB, Jr.), Dyze Vaughn (RB/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Jordan Mason (RB/DB), Dezmond Chambers (WR/DB), Lamarious Majors (DT/FB), ), Wyatt Hayes (QB/FS), C.J Mullins (TE/DT), Marcus Devault (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2017- three game losing streak

 

Glencliff Colts
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 1,275
Last Year’s Record- 0-10
Region- 6-5A
Head Coach- Tate Thigpen (0-0 in first year at Glencliff)
Offensive Coordinator- Tate Thigpen
Defensive Coordinator- Mario Braston
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2011
Key Returnees- Varon Solano (QB, Jr.), D’Andre Mumphree (WR, Sr.), Harold Jemison (RB/DB, Jr.), Rishad Petrus (WR/DB, Jr.), William Sweatt (RB/LB, Sr.), Damien Patterson (WR/DB, Jr.), Tyler Murphy (RB/LB, Sr.), Anthony Williams (RB/DB, Jr.), Brandon Cato (RB/DB, Sr.), Irvin Reyes (OL, Soph.), Chase Barbier (OL, Jr.), David Nicholson (OL, Soph.)
Key Losses- Davion Merrell (WR), Varshawn Wilson (OT), Trevarius Ridley (NG), Devin O’Neal (LB), Omar Aly (TE), Matthew Eric (OL)
Streak Going Into 2017- 16 game losing streak

 

Hillsboro Burros
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 1,238
Last Year’s Record- 7-5, lost to Independence in second round
Region- 6-5A
Head Coach- Maurice Fitzgerald (124-82 overall, 0-0 in first year at Hillsboro)
Offensive Coordinator- Terry Liggin
Defensive Coordinator- Anthony Brown
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Javonte Dean Wiggins (LB, Sr.), Trevon Smith (OL, Sr.),T.J. Neal (RB, Sr.), Jeremiah Edwards (ATH, Sr.), Trevon Brashers (OL, Sr.), Kevon Williams (OL, Sr.), Darius Smith (QB, Jr.), Tre Dickerson (WR, Sr.), Deleno Howard (OL, Sr.), Konrad Thiele (OL, Jr.), Joseph Honeysucker (DE, Jr.), Torrance Anthony (NT, Sr.) Rayveyon Thomas (LB, Sr.), Barry Johnson (DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Ben Hutch (DT), Julian Houston (OL), Jon Beets (SS), Javonta Payton (ATH), Matthew Jackson (DB), Damon Hodge (DB), Kenshaun Starks (WR), Alex Smith (LB)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Hillwood Hilltoppers
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 1,103
Last Year’s Record- 4-7, lost to Maplewood in 4A first round
Region- 6-5A
Head Coach- Kurt Page (131-87 overall, 9-12 in two years at Hillwood)

Offensive Coordinator- Corey Burton
Defensive Coordinator- Matthew Childress
Offense- Flex bone
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-8 (3 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Cymitrius Addison (SS, Sr.), Miller Baker (TE, Jr.), Andrew Black (OL, Sr.), Daniel Bonner (LB, Sr.), Kyle Carder (WR, Jr.), Chris Clark (OL/DL, Sr.), James Galloway (WR, Soph.), Eric Kinnard (DB, Jr.), Jaylen Haddock (RB, Jr.), Mohamed Mohamed (OL, Sr.), Hale Page (QB, Jr.), Cameron Porter (DT, Sr.), T.J. Spain (WR/DB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Jason Bond (OL), Kendrick Gordon (LB/RB), Kenneth Redd (WR), Antonio Walton (RB), Brandon Lyles (LB), Liam Dougherty (K/P)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Hunters Lane Warriors
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 1,422
Last Year’s Record- 1-9
Region- 6-5A
Head Coach- Thomas McPhail (30-43 overall, 2-18 in two years at Hunters Lane)
Offensive Coordinator- Thomas McPhail
Defensive Coordinator- Tony Currie
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2009
Key Returnees- Sylvester Buford (QB, Jr.), Sid Souksangouane (K, Jr.), Maccell Williams (RB/DB, Sr.), Chris Graves (WR, Sr.), Jarren Myers (DB, Sr.), Kevondre Rhodes (RB/OLB, Sr.), Kris Davis (OL/LB, Soph.), Kendel Packer (TE/DE, Soph.), Ellis Pittman (RB/LB, Sr.), Brylon Taylor (WR/DB, Sr.), Markelle Beasley (OL/LB, Soph.), Justin Perrien (OL/DL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Koran Mosley (OL/DL), Malachi Jones (RB/LB), Reuban Perrien(OL/DL), Juwaun Grant (OL,DL), Alexander Lee (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2017- four game losing streak

 

Clarksville Wildcats
City- Clarksville
County- Montgomery
Enrollment- 1,364
Last Year’s Record- 2-8
Region- 7-5A
Head Coach- Issac Shelby (36-43 overall, 8-23 in three years at Clarksville)
Offensive Coordinator- Issac Shelby
Defensive Coordinator- Taylor Stanley
Offense- Spread Option
Defense-4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-17 (9 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Bobby Jackson (RB/DB, Sr.), Malik Santiago (RB/S, Sr.), Josh Watch (DB/WR, Jr.), Ford Cooper (QB/WR, Jr.), Skyler Luna (QB/WR, Sr.), Jason Eaton (DT/OT, Soph.), Cole Lewis (OL, Sr.), Price Warfield (DB, Soph.), Jaden Ramos (S/WR, Sr.) Braylin Barnett (DB, Sr.), Brandon Armstrong (DE/OG, Jr.), Jake McDivitt (OG/DE, Jr.)
Key Losses- Lane Cox (OL), Anthony Horner (DL), Brevon Johnson (RB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2017- seven game losing streak

 

Dyer County Choctaws
City- Newbern
County- Dyer
Enrollment- 1,216
Last Year’s Record- 5-5
Region-7-5A
Head Coach- David Whittle (5-5 in one year at Dyer County)
Offensive Coordinator- David Whittle
Defensive Coordinator- Todd Miller
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2013
Key Returnees- Mason Swope (OL, Sr.), Latrell Halliburton (OL, Sr.), Deon Thompson (WR, Sr.), Cayden Stafford (DB, Jr.), Hunter Taylor (RB, Sr.), Dylan Franklin (LB, Sr.), Jefhry Taylor (RB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Cooper Hurt (QB), Eriq Genesy (DE), Ethan Hendren (OT), Patrick Ramirez (OL) Isiah Ross (OL), Lyronce Foster (LB), Hunter Sipes (FS), Tyler McGuire (WR)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Henry County Patriots
City- Paris
County- Henry
Enrollment- 1,368
Last Year’s Record- 6-5, lost to Centennial in second round
Region- 7-5A
Head Coach- James Counce (16-8 in two years at Henry County)
Offensive Coordinator- Barry Baker
Defensive Coordinator- John Harrison
Offense- Pro
Defense-3-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-17 (9 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Savon Stewart (QB/WR, Sr.), Caleb McCutcheon (RB, Sr.), Ethan Thompson (WR, Sr.), Dalton Dyer (LB, Sr.), Nathanial Owens (OL, Sr.), Drew James (OL, Jr.), Nick Metzinger (OL, Jr.), Sam Murphey (TE, Sr.), Donavon Teague (FB, Jr.), Jaylen Foster (RB, Soph.), Lukas Reynolds (RB, Sr.), Gray Gardner (QB, Sr.), Paxton Perpoint (S, Jr.), Zach Hutson (OL, Sr.), Caleb Orr (TE, Sr.), Robbie Markum (DE, Sr.), Will Parish (QB, Jr.), Seven Stewart (S, Sr.), Isaiah Johnson (DL, Sr.), Donyah Teague (DL, Jr.), Samari Rack (DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Clay McCord (RB), Darren Russell (S), Knox Davis (S/WR), Parker Piskos (LB), Jordan Harrod (OL), Blair Robbins (OL)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Kenwood Knights
City- Clarksville
County- Montgomery
Enrollment- 1,163
Last Year’s Record- 3-8, lost to Pearl Cohn in 4A first round
Region- 7-5A
Head Coach- Robert Gillard (19-17 overall, 0-0 in first year at Kenwood)
Offensive Coordinator- Chris Bates
Defensive Coordinator- Robert Gillard
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-9 (4 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Xa’vonne Johnson (TE/LB, Sr.) Marzell Norris (OL/DL, Sr.) Nathan Thacker (OL/DL, Jr.), DeMarco Borum (OL/DL, Jr.) Jared Rankin (OL/DL, Jr.),
Key Losses- Antwuan Branch (RB/LB), Coreon Jackson (WR/DB) Trent Johnson(WR/QB/DB), Kevin Armstong (OL/DL) Raequan Blackwell (RB/DB)
Streak Going Into 2017- two game losing streak

 

Northeast Eagles
City- Clarksville
County- Montgomery
Enrollment- 1,385
Last Year’s Record- 5-5
Region- 7-5A
Head Coach- Chad Watson (0-0 in first year at Northeast)
Offensive Coordinator- Henry Woodard
Defensive Coordinator- Todd Pait
Offense- Air Raid
Defense- 3-3-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-12 (7 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Quinton Cross (WR, Sr.), Heath Williams Jr. (QB, Jr.), Gus Antoine Jr. (WR/DB, Sr.) Drequan Murphy (DB, Sr.), Rakeem Savusa (OL/DL, Jr.) Jimmy Wendel (OL/DL, Jr.) Tyrique Freeman (RB, Jr.) Devon Dillehay (WR/RB/SS, Jr.) Michael Rumble (LB, Sr.) Cameron Kittling (LB, Sr.) Chris Taylor (WR, Jr.) Tomario Vereen (WR, Soph.) Cashton Haffery (DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Derecus Washington (RB/LB), DeAngelo Barrios (OL/DL), Randolph Bowden (OL/DL), Scott Moore (OL/DL), Jamel Hill (DL), Logan Rasnick (P/K)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Northwest Vikings
City- Clarksville
County- Montgomery
Enrollment- 1,291
Last Year’s Record- 6-5, lost to Macon County in 4A first round
Region- 7-5A
Head Coach- Vernon Wright (14-17 in three years at NW)
Offensive Coordinator- Josh Richards
Defensive Coordinator- Brian McFadden
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Hunter Silverstrim (QB, Sr.), Shatar McClay (ATH, Sr.), DeAndre Peters (OL, Sr.), Preston Moody (TE/LB, Jr.), QuayShaun Pardue (DB, Sr.), Eric Adams (DE/TE, Sr.), Javis Pedro (LB, Sr.), Caleb Suggs (OL/DL, Sr.), Mason Metcalf (OL/DL, Sr.), Isaiah Villagomez (WR/DB, Sr.), Chris Taylor (OL, Sr.), Alex Stewart (DL/OL, Sr.), Imryi Course (RB/FB/LB, Jr.), Kamero Santiago (DB/RB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Desmond Daniels (RB), Eli Johnson (RB/LB), Shane Carney (OL/DE), Craig Barber (OL/DL), Goldberg Johnsrud (OL/DL), Dylan Carney (DL), Chano Pardue (LB), Jaylen Jackson (LB), Malik Course (DB), Desmond Ruffin (FS)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

West Creek Coyotes
City- Clarksville
County- Montgomery
Enrollment- 1,404
Last Year’s Record- 0-10
Region- 7-5A
Head Coach- James Figueroa (0-10 in one year at West Creek)
Offensive Coordinator- Terry Arrington
Defensive Coordinator- Bill Youngquest
Offense- Split back veer
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-16 (7 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2010
Key Returnees- Taieeb Dennis (QB, Sr.), Marqeull Dobbs (WR, Sr.), Dewayne Merriweather (RB, Sr.), Carlos Jackson (DE, Sr.), Jaquan Saudners (DE, Sr.), Tyler Woodberry (WR, Sr.), Demarcus Washington (LB, Sr.), Tristin Taylor (LB, Sr.), Fernando Irrazzary (WR/DB, Sr.), Chris Parson (RB/DB, Jr.), Elijah Grant (DT, Jr.), Chris Pugh (OL, Jr.), Michael Collins (OL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Tyler Moore (QB), Jalen Tate WR/FS (OL), Keith Cicillian (OL), Isaiah Martin (DE), Hunter Laub DB
Streak Going Into 2017- 17 game losing streak

 

Bolton Wildcats
City- Arlington
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 1, 326
Last Year’s Record- 5-6, lost to Centennial In first round
Region- 8-5A
Head Coach- Dee Alsbrook (5-6 in one year at Bolton)
Offensive Coordinator- Dee Alsbrook
Defensive Coordinator- L.A. Owens
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-3 Stack
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense- 2 (2 Off/0 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Ryan Bevel (QB, Jr.), Devin Fisher (OT, Sr.), K.J. Barbee (RB/DB, Sr.), Mario Blanch (RB/S, Sr.), Darrion Townsend (LB, Sr.), Tomory Stephens (WR, Jr.), Maurik Robertson (WR, Jr.), Jameion Herron (WR, Jr.), Brandon Hargrove (WR, Jr.)
Key Losses- Darryl Warren (WR/DB), Kelvin Brown (RB/DB), Rodney Summeral (TE/DE), DeMarco Morgan (WR/DB), Frank Madden (LB/RB), Keontae Barr (WR/DB), Adarius Barr (QB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2017- two game losing streak

 

Brighton Cardinals
City- Brighton
County- Tipton
Enrollment- 1,369
Last Year’s Record- 7-4, lost to Henry County in first round
Region- 8-5A
Head Coach- Robin Jacobs (18-14 in three years at Brighton)
Offensive Coordinator- Mike David
Defensive Coordinator- Darry Marshall
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-3-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-14 (6 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Malik Jackson (QB, Sr.), Jacob Davis (WR, Sr.), Dalton Rushing (QB, Jr.), James Carson (TE, Jr.), Cam John (DE, Sr.), Spencer Cartwright (DE, Sr.), Nick Chamberland (LB, Sr.), Drew Twisdale (LB, Sr.),
Key Losses- Nolan Combs (K), Bylend Helton (OL), Tyler Hill (OL), Jake Borden (DL), Blake Armour (LB), Dalton Morgan (DL), Spencer May (OL
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Kingsbury Falcons
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 1,252
Last Year’s Record- 3-7
Region- 8-5A
Head Coach- Katarii Donald (6-24 overall, 4-16 in two years at Kingsbury)
Offensive Coordinator- Katarii Donald
Defensive Coordinator- Deonta Singfield
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-2 (1 Off/1 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2011
Key Returnees- Cadarius Thomas (QB/RB/OLB, Jr.), Kylean Mean (RB/OLB, Sr.), Dontae Johnson (WR/DE, Sr.), Dominique Spencer (WR/DB, Soph.), Percy King (QB/MLB, Jr.), Durias Dyer (RB/TE/MLB, Soph.), Ndayambaje John (RB/LB, Sr.), Michael Small (OL/DT, Sr.), Lashawn Washington (WR/DB, Sr.), Corey Cross (WR/DB, Jr.),
Key Losses- Najja Simmons (RB/DB), Devonte Ivory (OL/DL
Streak Going Into 2017- one game winning streak

 

Kirby Cougars
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 1,252
Last Year’s Record- 4-7, lost to Brentwood in first round
Region- 8-5A
Head Coach- Chester Flowers (34-34 overall, 9-12 in two years at Kirby)
Offensive Coordinator- Reggie Clemons
Defensive Coordinator- Teddy Carruthers
Offense- Pro
Defense- 40
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Tommy Fonda (OG, Sr.), Jaden Johnson (QB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Hosea Franklin (RB), Kalif Lovett (FS), Sumad Muhammad (OL),
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Munford Cougars
City- Munford
County- Tipton
Enrollment- 1,242
Last Year’s Record- 5-5
Region- 8-5A
Head Coach- Nick Markle (5-5 in one year at Munford)
Offensive Coordinator- Nick Markle
Defensive Coordinator- Lester Narcisse
Offense- Flex bone option
Defense-4-4
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-12 (6 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Marcus Webb (DE/TE, Sr.), Chaz Hayes (RB, Sr), Kylan Washington (RB/FS, Sr.), Nathan Davenport (QB, Sr.), Cole Edrington (SS/RB, Sr.), TJ Scott (OT/DT, Sr.), Shane Broughton (LB, Sr.), Noah Robertson (RB/LB, Jr.), Jeremiah Horton (OG/DT, Sr.), Josh Enger (OL/DE, Sr.)
Key Losses- Tyler Cody (OL), Junior Watkins (SS) Garrett Baugh (FS), Jalen Wakefield (CB), Jesse Maley (FB), Logan Carnell (LB)
Streak Going Into 2017- two game losing streak

 

Overton Wolverines
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 1,189
Last Year’s Record- 3-7
Region- 8-5A
Head Coach- Edgar Williams (3-7 in one year at Overton)
Offensive Coordinator- Kevin Patterson
Defensive Coordinator- Richard Gilliam
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2002
Key Returnees- Anthony Hearn (OL/DL, Sr.) Eli Beasley (DB, Sr.), Marcez Chatman (RB/DB, Jr.), Kenny Morrow (QB, Sr.), Brandon Willis (RB, Sr.) Willie Pigeon (OG/DT, Sr.), Dallas Luckett (QB/WR/FS, Jr.), Terrance Luckett ( FB/LB, Jr.), King Brown (LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Julian Atkins (ATH), Jerrod Oliver (QB/DB), Sam Hendley (LB), John Hudson (DE), Terry Jones (DB), Jardarrius Mister (S),
Streak Going Into 2017- five game losing streak

 

Ridgeway Roadrunners
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 1,200
Last Year’s Record- 9-4, lost to Memphis East in Class 4A Quarterfinals
Region- 8-5A
Head Coach- Duron Sutton (117-78 overall, 65-23 in seven years at Ridgeway)
Offensive Coordinator- Duron Sutton
Defensive Coordinator- Jeremy Stewart
Offense- Multiple I
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-7 (3 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Kundarrious Taylor (WR/FS, Sr., Oklahoma commitment), Caleb Jones (OG, Sr.), London White (DB, Sr.), Willie Corey (DE, Sr.), Cameron Stansbury (RB, Sr.), Myles Smith (DT, Sr.), Will Durrah (SS, Sr.), Austin Ward (DE, Sr.), Larry Anderson (DE, Sr.), Nicquell Boyd (FS, Sr.), DeMilton Watson (DT, Sr.), Terrance Cameron (OG, Sr.), Matthew Bedford (OT, Jr.), Antonio Smith (LB, Jr.), Jamal Wince (OL, Jr.), Marcellous Ruffin (OG, Jr.), Quincy Casey (QB, Jr.), Kameron Sneed (RB, Jr.), Jonathan Holmes (RB, Jr.), Daniel King (ATH, Jr.), Cory Chairs (DE, Jr.)
Key Losses- Tyrique Sandusky (QB), Vincent Taylor (WR), Robert King (WR), Deonte Shelton (TE), Tyrese Slocum (OL), Duran Coleman (OL), Joseph Newberry (DB), Nickolas Green (DB), Noah Spann (FS), Jamel Warren (LB), Marshall Anderson (DT), Cervantes Reed (DE)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

Southwind Jaguars
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 1,496
Last Year’s Record- 4-6
Region- 8-5A
Head Coach- Rahnmann Slocum (105-82 overall, 12-9 in two years at Southwind)
Offensive Coordinator- Chris Jones
Defensive Coordinator- Rahnmann Slocum
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense-12 (6 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Jordan Davis (DE, Sr., Alabama commitment), Cortarius Wilson (QB, Sr.), Kristian Williams (OL/DL, Jr.), Rahnmann Slocum II (OL, Jr.), William Knox (OL, Jr.), Joshua Bean (OL/DL, Jr.), Traesion Davis (WR, Sr.), Tokaloh Moore (DL, Sr.), Jalen Alexander(WR/FS, Sr.), Donterrio Smith (RB, Sr.), Steve Guy(RB/DB, Soph.), Geoffrey Williams (RB, Soph.), Damarion Houston(LB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Kameron Williams (QB)
Streak Going Into 2017- three game losing streak

 

 

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