Division II Blue Cross Bowl Capsules

Division II Blue Cross Bowl Capsules
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Division II-A State Championship Game
DCA Wildcats (9-3) vs. Friendship Christian Commanders (12-0)
All Time Playoff Records- DCA- 43-25; Friendship Christian- 30-23
State Championships- DCA- 3 (Class A in 1988, 1A in 1996 and 2004); Friendship Christian- 2 (2A in 2011 and 2012)
Finals Record- DCA- 3-2; Friendship Christian- 2-1
Road to the Blue Cross Bowl- DCA beat Fayette Academy 52-31 and Davidson Academy 27-21; Friendship Christian beat MTCS 48-6 and Nashville Christian 27-23
Head Coaches Record- DCA- Dennis Goodwin (220-86 in 25 years at DCA); Friendship Christian- John McNeal (232-109 in 26 years at Friendship)
Offensive Coordinators- DCA- Dennis Goodwin; Friendship Christian- John McNeal
Defensive Coordinators- DCA- Brian Beaubien; Friendship Christian- Duane Lowe
Enrollment- DCA- 209; Friendship Christian- 211
Offense- DCA- I Formation; Friendship Christian- Multiple
Defense- DCA- 4-3; Friendship Christian- 40
Winning Streaks- DCA- 5; Friendship Christian- 12
Offense PPG- DCA- 33.3; Friendship Christian- 39.6
Defense PPG- DCA- 17.3; Friendship Christian- 11.3
2017 Returning Starters- DCA- 9 (4 Off/5 Def); Friendship Christian- 15 (7 Off/8 Def)
Preseason Rankings- DCA- No. 4; Friendship Christian- No. 3
Last AP Ranking- DCA- Not ranked; Friendship Christian- Not ranked
Players To Watch- DCA- Jackson Schierling (OL/DE, Sr.), Blake Johnson (OL/LB, Sr.), Houston Troup (RB/DB, Sr.), Colton Oakley (WR/DB, Sr.) Henry Mosley (QB/DB, Sr.), Rajah Lockhart (OL, Soph.), Tyler Francis (TE/DE), Jamison Greenway (DB/WR, Sr.), Mason Austin (DE, Sr.), Joseph Post (K/P, Jr.), Hunter Wyatt (LB, Sr.)
Friendship Christian- Jacob Bostian (WR/DB, Sr.), Taylor Carman (FB/LB, Sr.), Jackson Cherry (TE/LB, Sr.), JaJuan Foutch (RB/DB, Sr.), Ben Jamison (RB/DB, Sr.), Chad Holcombe (WR/DB, Sr.), Cade Powers (OL/DT, Sr.), Mathew Skeen (OL/DT, Sr.), Luke Smith (OL/DE, Jr.), Ernie Gallatin (FB/LB, Jr.), Justin Seagraves (RB/LB, Soph.), Ryan Jackson (OL/DL, Soph.)
Numbers To Consider-452- Combined coaching wins for John McNeal (232) and Dennis Goodwin (220).

 

Division II-AA State Championship Game
Lausanne Lynx (12-0) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-1)
All Time Playoff Records- Lausanne- 8-1; Notre Dame- 21-25
State Championships- Lausanne- 1 (Division II-A in 2016); Notre Dame- none
Finals Record- Lausanne- 1-0; Notre Dame- 0-0
Road to the Blue Cross Bowl- Lausanne beat Northpoint Christian 35-0, FRA 35-21 and BGA 42-21
Notre Dame beat Lipscomb Academy 34-7, Knoxville Grace 32-29 and CPA 42-20
Head Coaches Record- Lausanne- Kevin Locastro (150-67 overall record, 40-8 in four years at Lausanne); Notre Dame- Charles Fant (58-19 in six years at Notre Dame)
Offensive Coordinators- Lausanne- Patrick Nagoski; Notre Dame- Charles Fant
Defensive Coordinators- Lausanne- Chris Jordan; Notre Dame- Curt Jones
Enrollment- Lausanne- 365; Notre Dame- 419
Offense- Lausanne- Spread Notre Dame- Air Raid/Wildcat
Defense- Lausanne- 4-3; Notre Dame- 4-3
Winning Streaks- Lausanne- 26; Notre Dame- 11
Offense PPG- Lausanne- 40.6; Notre Dame- 41.2
Defense PPG- Lausanne- 13.7; Notre Dame- 17.4
2017 Returning Starters- Lausanne- 16 (9 Off/7 Def); Notre Dame- 17 (8 Off/9 Def)
Preseason Rankings- Lausanne- No. 1; Notre Dame- No. 5
Last AP Ranking- Lausanne- No. 3; Notre Dame- No. 4
Players To Watch- Lausanne- Nyle Love (LB, Sr., Memphis commitment), Josh Crawford (OL/DL, Sr.), Eric Gray (RB, Jr.), Gray Clark (WR/FS, Sr.), Yusef Thomas (LB, Jr.), Devon Bodie (QB, Jr.), Wesley Carr (OL, Sr.), Koby Jeffries (WR, Jr.), Derreion Greenlee (OL, Jr.), Parker Pulliam (OL, Sr.), Jalen Edwards (OL, Sr.), Gary Walton (OL, Jr.), Erek Campbell (FS, Jr.), Cameron Simms (DB, Jr.), Sky Forrest (QB, Jr.)
Notre Dame- Justyn Baker (WR, Sr.), Akil Sledge (RB, Sr.), Cameron Wynn (WR/DB, Jr., Tennessee commitment), Sam Stovall (OL/DL, Sr., Western Kentucky commitment), Kolby McGowen (OL/DL, Sr.), Scooby Williams (LB/DE, Sr.), Jalen Derrick (DL, Sr.), Nolan Corbitt (TE / LS, Sr.), Adam Marini (LB/DE, Sr.), Aeneas Jackson (LB, Sr.), Caleb Edwards (LB/ SS, Sr.), Alex Flemister (LB, Jr.), Trea Johnson (SS, Jr.), Monroe Beard (LB, Jr.), Tarik Nelson (DB, Jr.), Daniel Anderson (LB, Soph.), Landon Allen (QB, Soph.), Jeffrey Watkins (RB, Soph.), Jacob Brigman (OL/DT, Soph.)
Numbers To Consider- 5,085/78- The total rushing yards and touchdowns scored by Lausanne running back Eric Gray, the last two seasons in which he has won Mr. Football both seasons

 

Division II-AAA State Championship Game
MBA Big Red (10-2) vs. Brentwood Academy Eagles (11-0)
All Time Playoff Records- MBA- 46-23; Brentwood Academy- 101-29
State Championships- MBA- 7 (Division II-AA in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007 and 2014; Division II-AAA in 2002 and 2003); Brentwood Academy- 12 (Class A in 1974, AA in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1987 and 1988, 2A in 1991, 5A in 1995 and 1996, Division II-AA in 2015 and 2016, Division II-AAA in 2006
Finals Record- MBA- 7-4; Brentwood Academy- 12-14
Road to the Blue Cross Bowl- MBA beat Baylor 14-7, Christian Brothers 14-7; Brentwood Academy beat MUS 43-7, McCallie 28-6
Head Coaches Record- MBA- Marty Euverard (146-69 overall, 67-21 in seven years at MBA); Brentwood Academy- Cody White (95-37 overall, 59-13 in six years at BA)
Offensive Coordinators- MBA- Marty Euverard; Brentwood Academy- Cody White
Defensive Coordinators- MBA- Chris Chauvin; Brentwood Academy- David Norris
Enrollment- MBA- 1,030; Brentwood Academy- 497
Offense- MBA- Multiple I; Brentwood Academy- Spread
Defense- MBA- 4-2-5; Brentwood Academy-3-4
Winning Streaks- MBA- 3; Brentwood Academy- 18
Offense PPG- MBA- 27.5; Brentwood Academy- 37.6
Defense PPG- MBA- 15.7; Brentwood Academy- 9.6
2017 Returning Starters- MBA- 9 (4 Off/5 Def); Brentwood Academy- 15 (8 Off/7 Def)
Preseason Rankings- MBA- No. 6; Brentwood Academy- No. 1
Last AP Ranking- MBA- No. 6; Brentwood Academy- No. 1
Players To Watch- MBA- Gordon Pollock (SS, Sr.), Fenner Pollock (DB, Sr.), Clint Blackwell (WR, Sr.), Harrison Graves (LB, Sr.), Ty Allen (QB, Sr.), Palmer Thombs (OL, Sr.), Jackson Abbey (OL, Sr.), Cal Bryan (DB/LB, Sr.), Ruff Maddux (OL, Sr.), Jackson McFadden (WR, Sr.), Tay Munoz (RB, Sr.), Jackson Hannah (DL/LB, Jr.), Jackson Lampley (OL, Jr.), Nick German (DB, Jr.), Braden Myers (FB, Jr.),
Brentwood Academy- Camron Johnson (WR/S, Sr., Vanderbilt commitment), Daniel Taylor (DB/WR, Sr., Navy commitment), Gavin Schoenwald (QB, Sr., Vanderbilt commitment), Tomario Pleasant (RB, Jr.), Michael Archie (WR, Sr.), Will Collins (OL, Jr.), Thomas Gore (OL, Jr.), Airin Spell (DL, Sr.), Jackson Sirmon (LB, Sr., Washington commitment), Kenyon Garlington (DB, Sr.), Jack Victory (SS, Jr.), Harrison Smith (P, Sr.), Toby Wilson (K, Sr.)
Numbers To Consider- 5-2- MBA’s record against Brentwood Academy in state title games.

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