Class 2A, 4A and 6A Blue Cross Bowl Capsules

Class 2A, 4A and 6A Blue Cross Bowl Capsules
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Class 2A State Championship Game
Union City Golden Tornadoes (12-2) vs. Tyner Rams (12-2)
All Time Playoff Records- Union City- 48-22; Tyner-30-26
State Championships- Union City- 3 (1A in 2009, 2013 and 2014); Tyner- 1 (2A in 1997)
Finals Record- Union City- 3-3; Tyner- 1-1
Road to the Blue Cross Bowl- Union City beat Manassas 62-24, Douglass 44-20, Peabody 28-21 and Columbia Academy 35-7; Tyner beat Jackson County 49-7, Watertown 33-22, Marion County 49-7 and Rockwood 16-10
Head Coaches Record- Union City- Darren Bowling (208-89 overall, 101-27 in nine years at Union City); Tyner-Wayne Turner (228-127 in 25 years at Tyner)
Offensive Coordinators- Union City- Darren Bowling; Tyner- Wayne Turner
Defensive Coordinators- Union City- Wade Maddox; Tyner- Rob Flowers
Enrollment- Union City- 463; Tyner-525
Offense- Union City- Flex bone; Tyner- Wing T
Defense- Union City- Multiple; Tyner- 4-4
Winning Streaks- Union City- 6; Tyner- 12
Offense PPG- Union City- 39.4; Tyner- 32.5
Defense PPG- Union City- 22.5; Tyner- 15.6
2017 Returning Starters- Union City- Tyner-
Preseason Rankings- Union City- No. 1; Tyner- Not ranked
Last AP Rankings- Union City- No. 5, Tyner- Not ranked
Players To Watch- Union City- Andrew Easley (DB, Sr.), Austin Jernigan (OL/DL, Sr.), Wilton Wade (OL/DL, Sr.), Braxton Waddell (QB/LB, Sr.), Trey Jones (FB/LB, Jr.), Colton Quick (OL/DL, Sr.), Jake Wheeles (OL/DL, Jr.), Brock Grisham (OL/DL, Jr.), Deonte Miller (WR/DB, Jr.), Tyler Bowling (QB/LB, Sr.), Kaleb Perkins (OL/DL, Sr.), Conner Terrell (FB/LB, Jr.), Conner Hurt (QB/DB, Jr.), Preston Little (WR/DB, Jr.), Nolan Faulker (WR/DB, Jr.)
Tyner- K’un Webb (RB/DB, Sr.), Tracey Justice (OL, Sr.), Rah’le High (RB/S, Sr.), DeAndre Williams (OL/DL, Sr.), Jaylen Bowens (QB/S, Sr.), Jeremiah Batiste (WR/DB, Soph.), Martavius Ryals (QB/ LB, Soph,)
Numbers To Consider- 808/28- The run/pass play distribution this season for Union City

 

Class 4A State Championship Game
Springfield Yellow Jackets (11-3) vs. Greeneville Greene Devils (14-0)
All Time Playoff Records- Springfield- 29-17; Greeneville- 44-24
State Championships- Springfield- 1 (3A in 1993); Greeneville- 2 (4A in 2010 and 2011)
Finals Record- Springfield- 1-0; Greeneville- 2-1
Road to the Blue Cross Bowl- Springfield- beat Hardin County 20-10, Lexington 18-14, Jackson South side 23-22 and Haywood 35-28; Greeneville beat East Ridge 56-7, Chattanooga Central 49-12, Anderson County 35-31 and Marshall County 49-24
Head Coaches Record- Springfield- Dustin Wilson (40-32 in six years at Springfield); Greeneville- Caine Ballard (106-15 in nine years at Greeneville)
Offensive Coordinators- Springfield- Dustin Wilson; Greeneville- Caine Ballard
Defensive Coordinators- Springfield-Drew Wilson; Greeneville- Eddie Spradlen
Enrollment- Springfield- 1,081; Greeneville- 913
Offense- Springfield- Pro; Greeneville- Spread
Defense- Springfield- 4-4; Greeneville- 4-4
Winning Streaks- Springfield- 8; Greeneville- 14
Offense PPG- Springfield- 26.7; Greeneville- 46.9
Defense PPG- Springfield- 16.1; Greeneville- 12.4
2017 Returning Starters- Springfield- 13 (5 Off/8 Def); Greeneville- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Preseason Rankings- Springfield- 7; Greeneville- 3
Last AP Rankings- Springfield- Not ranked; Greeneville- No. 1
Players To Watch- Springfield- 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.)
Greeneville- Cade Ballard (QB, Jr., 4A Mr. Football Winner), 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.)
Numbers To Consider- 47.3- Points per game average for Greeneville during their playoff run

 

Class 6A State Championship Game
Cane Ridge Ravens (13-1) at Maryville Rebels (13-1)
All Time Playoff Records- Cane Ridge- 6-5; Maryville- 119-22
State Championships- Cane Ridge- none; Maryville- 15 (Class AA in 1970, 1976 and 1978, 4A in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 6A in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014
Finals Record- Cane Ridge- 0-0; Maryville- 15-7
Road to the Blue Cross Bowl- Cane Ridge beat Centennial 42-21, Brentwood 28-13, Ravenwood 21-18 and Whitehaven 14-7; Maryville beat Bearden 28-0, Farragut 38-6, Bradley Central 45-10 and Oakland 31-28
Head Coaches Record- Cane Ridge- Eddie Woods (49-22 overall, 33-5 in three years at Cane Ridge); Maryville- Derek Hunt (13-1 in first year at Maryville)
Offensive Coordinators- Cane Ridge- Eddie Woods; Maryville- Derek Hunt
Defensive Coordinators- Cane Ridge- Mose Phillips; Maryville- Jeremy Russell and Nick White
Enrollment- Cane Ridge- 1,646; Maryville- 1,684
Offense- Cane Ridge- Spread; Maryville- Spread
Defense- Cane Ridge- 3-4; Maryville- 4-3
Winning Streaks- Cane Ridge- 12; Maryville- 12
Offense PPG- Cane Ridge- 32.9; Maryville- 40.0
Defense PPG- Cane Ridge- 12.9; Maryville- 16.3
2017 Returning Starters- Cane Ridge- 12 (4 Off/8 Def); Maryville- 12 (8 Off/4 Def)
Preseason Rankings- Cane Ridge- Not ranked; Maryville- No. 2
Last AP Rankings- Cane Ridge- No. 7, Maryville- No. 2
Players To Watch- Cane Ridge- Jared McCray (ATH, Sr.), Jarad McCray (ATH, Sr.), Jahsun Bryant (LB, Sr.), Dewayne Johnson (LB, Sr.), Desmond Goodloe (DT, Sr.), Joy Kebelu (DT, Jr.), James Reese IV (DB, Sr.), Rashad Burleson (LB, Sr.), Brandon Majors (TE, Sr.), Devon Starling (RB, Jr.), Odannie Hall (ATH, Jr.) Korey Andrews (QB, Jr.), Hunter Dukes (OL, Sr.)
Maryville- Dylan Hopkins (QB, Sr., UAB commitment, 6A Mr. Football Finalist), Christian Markham (WR, Sr.), Jacob Wall (OL, Sr.), Isaiah Cobb (RB/LB, Sr., Chattanooga commitment), Blake Watson (TE/DE, Sr., Austin Peay commitment), Tommy Smith (LB, Sr.), Will Orren (DB, Sr.), Davon Kimble (WR/DB, Jr.), Riley Gennoe (LB, Sr.)
Numbers To Consider-119-22- The playoff record for Maryville which is the most playoff wins in TSSAA history

 

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