Donovan Stewart’s Statewide Games of The Week

Donovan Stewart’s Statewide Games of The Week

East
Austin East Roadrunners (8-1, 5-0) at Alcoa Tornadoes (7-2, 5-0)
Head Coaches- AE- Jeff Phillips (32-23 in five years at Austin East); Alcoa- Gary Rankin (404-75 overall, 152-17 in 12 years at Alcoa)
AP Rankings- AE- No. 4; Alcoa- No. 1
Last Meeting- Alcoa won 55-12 in 2012
Returning Starters- AE-12 (5 Off/7 Def); Alcoa- 11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Key Players- Austin East- Calvin Wilson (OL, Sr.), Jahson Jackson (RB, Sr.), Chris Stevenson (LB, Jr.), Chris Hunter (QB, Sr.), Kevin Andrews (WR, Sr.), Isiah Ligon (WR/FS, Soph.), Robert Allen (LB, Sr.), Trey Foster (DE/RB, Soph.), Garyion Hamilton (DB, Sr.), Aristotle Huffman (WR/DB, Jr.), Elijah Whitten-Jeter (WR/DB, Jr.), Jazine Pelcher (RB, Jr.), Cobe Smith (S, Sr.)
Alcoa- Davis Maples (LB, Sr.), Cameron Woody (WR/DB, Sr.), Jacob Maness (OL, Sr.), Lucas McKeehan (OL/DL, Sr.), Jack Warwick (FB/LB, Sr.), Bryson Perkins (OL, Sr.), Tristan Woody (DL, Sr.), Tykee Ogle-Kellogg (WR/DB, Sr.), Walker Russell (QB, Jr.), Diandre Johnson (WR, Sr.), Caleb Cardwell (WR/DB, Jr.), Landon Ray (TE, Jr.), Adonis Salter (OL, Jr.), George Carter (DE, Sr.), Kareem Rodriguez (LB, Jr.), Jalen McCord (RB, Jr.), Andrew Coulter (OL, Jr.), K’Vaughn Tyson (RB, Jr.)

 

Oak Ridge Wildcats (7-2, 5-0) at Fulton Falcons (8-1, 5-0)
Head Coaches- Oak Ridge- Joe Gaddis (302-124 overall, 44-12 in five years at Oak Ridge); Fulton- Rob Black (77-15 in seven years at Fulton)
AP Rankings- Oak Ridge- No. 8; Fulton- No. 2
Last Meeting- Oak Ridge won 21-13 in 2008
Returning Starters- Oak Ridge-10 (5 Off/5 Def); Fulton- 10 (4 Off/6 Def)
Key Players- Oak Ridge-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.)
Fulton- 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.)

 

Bradley Central Bears (8-1, 5-0) at Maryville Rebels (8-1, 5-0)
Head Coaches- Bradley Central- Damon Floyd (71-57 in 12 years at Bradley); Maryville- Derek Hunt (8-1 in first year at Maryville)

AP Rankings- Bradley Central- No. 7; Maryville- No. 2
Last Meeting- Maryville won 48-21 in 2016
Returning Starters- Bradley Central- 17 (10 Off/7 Def); Maryville- 12 (8 Off/4 Def)
Key Players- Bradley Central- Jake Presley (S, Sr.), Jay Person (LB, Sr., Appalachian State commitment), Henley Headrick (LB, Sr.), Kevin Gentry (DL, Sr.), Tyler Collier (OL, Sr.), Christopher Cash (OL, Sr., Air Force commitment), Nick Howell (WR, Sr.) Lamerick Tucker (WR, Sr., Chattanooga commitment), Adam Mullis (RB, Sr.), Devin Moore (RB, Sr.), Tucker Bentley (OL, Sr.), Josh Hatchett (OL, Sr.), Bailey Timmons (OL, Sr.), Stephen Muhonen (WR, Sr.), Dylan Standifer (QB, Jr.)
Maryville- Dylan Hopkins (QB, Sr., UAB commitment), Christian Markham (WR, Sr.), Jacob Wall (OL, Sr.), Isaiah Cobb (RB/LB, Sr.), Blake Watson (TE/DE, Sr.), Tommy Smith (LB, Sr.), Will Orren (DB, Sr.), Davon Kimble (WR/DB, Jr.), Riley Gennoe (LB, Sr.)

 

Middle
Ensworth Tigers (7-2, 4-1) at Brentwood Academy Eagles (8-0, 5-0)
Head Coaches- Ensworth- Ricky Bowers (192-45 overall, 113-28 in 14 years at Ensworth); BA- Cody White (92-37 overall, 56-13 in six years at BA)
AP Rankings- Ensworth- No. 4; BA- No. 1
Last Meeting- BA won 35-21 in 2016
Returning Starters- Ensworth- 15 (8 Off/7 Def); BA- 15 (8 Off/7 Def)
Key Players-Ensworth- Jaylon King (DB/QB, Sr., Georgia Tech commitment), Wesley Walker (DB/WR, Jr.), Tanner Antonutti (TE/DT, Sr., Tennessee commitment), Pryce Wade (OL/DL, Sr.), Nicky Clifton (RB/LB, Sr.), Henry Byrd (OL/DL, Sr.), Derek Rios (OL , Sr.), Keshawn Lawrence (DB/WR, Soph.), Tyler Baron (TE/DE, Soph.)
BA- 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.)

 

Cheatham County Cubs (7-2, 4-0) at Fairview Yellow Jackets (6-3, 4-0)
Head Coaches- Cheatham County- Eric Hatley (15-16 in three years at Cheatham); Fairview- Chris Hughes (77-27 in nine years at Fairview)
AP Rankings- Cheatham County- Unranked; Fairview- No. 10
Last Meeting- Fairview won 42-38 in 2016
Returning Starters- Cheatham County-8 (4 Off/4 Def); Fairview- 12 (5 Off/7 Def)
Key Players- Cheatham County- Landon Barnes (QB, Sr.), Walker Bunce (RB/DB, Jr.) Benton Puckett (OL, Sr.), Britain Barber (OL, Sr.), Ray Sweatt (DE, Sr.), Zack Kessler (DT, Soph.), Nate Hicks (LB, Sr.)
Fairview- Brendan Nardozzi (LB, Sr.), Khristian Harris-Lusk (RB, Sr.), Eli Clifton (RG, Sr.), Hiller Gray (OL, Jr.), Corbin Hughes (WR, Sr.), KK McKinney (DE, Sr.), Tristan Mann (LB, Sr.), Andrew Vanover (DE, Sr.), Blake Russell (DB, Jr.), Tony Torres (DB, Sr.), Kam Harris-Lusk (QB, Jr.), Jackson Clevenger (OT, Jr.), David McNeil (LB, Sr.), Jeffrey Perez (K, Sr.)

 

White House Blue Devils (9-0, 5-0) at Greenbrier Bobcats (7-2, 4-1)
Head Coaches- White House- Jeff Porter (261-120 in 31 years at White House); Greenbrier- John Elmore (12-7 in two years at Greenbrier)
AP Rankings- White House- No. 3; Greenbrier- No. 6
Last Meeting- Greenbrier won 40-13 in 2016
Returning Starters- White House-8 (4 Off/4 Def); Greenbrier- 9 (5 Off/4 Def)
Key Players- White House-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.)
Greenbrier- 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.)

 

West
Christian Brothers Purple Wave (9-0, 2-0) at MUS Owls (5-4, 1-1)
Head Coaches- CBHS- Thomas McDaniel (101-31 overall, 26-7 in three years at CBHS); MUS- Bobby Alston (157-71 in 20 years at MUS)
AP Rankings- CBHS- No. 2; MUS- Unranked
Last Meeting- MUS won 27-21 in 2016
Returning Starters- CBHS- 18 (8 Off/10 Def); MUS-13 (5 Off/8 Def)
Key Players- CBHS- Bryce Bush (DL, Sr.), Patrick Healy (DL, Sr.), Nic Cantu (OL, Sr.), Connor Cremerius (OL, Sr.), Walter Soekfer (DB, Sr.), Jarrett Fowlkes (FS, Sr.), Reau Folk (SS, Sr.), Connor DeFreece (QB, Sr.), Dominique Garrett (RB, Sr.), Jones Casper (OL, Sr.), Kyle Frasure (LB, Sr.), Zach Hamlet (WR/LB, Sr.), Owen Lewis (WR/DB, Sr.), Nick Montesi (RB/LB, Sr.), Walter Soefker (WR/DB, Sr.), Chris Stuckey (TE/DE, Sr.), Graham Webb (LB/DE, Sr.), Ryan Whitaker (WR/DB, Sr.), Ryan Winkel (OL, Sr.), Sam Stalnaker (WR/DB, JR). Mason Hall (OL, Jr.), Christian James (DE, Jr.), Jacob Likes (DE, Jr.), Bill Norton (OL/DL, Jr.), Will Ruth (RB/DB, Jr.), Reid Voss (SS/LB, Jr.)
MUS- Joe Carter (DL, Sr.), Buchanan Dunavant (LB, Sr.), Maurice Hampton (DB/WR, Jr., LSU commitment), John Bolton (DB, Sr.), Bobby Wade (S/QB, Sr.), Trey Thomas (K, Sr.), Tide Faleye (RB/LB, Sr.), Dorian Hopkins (LB, Jr.), Mathew Rhodes (LB, Jr.), Thomas Hayden (WR, Jr.), Jalen Holliman (WR/DB, Jr.), Stephen Christenbury (OL/DL, Jr.), Anderson Horton (OL/DL, Sr.), Marcus Henderson (OL/DL, Soph.)

 

Germantown Red Devils (9-0, 2-0) at Whitehaven Tigers (8-1, 2-0)
Head Coaches- Germantown- Chris Smith (17-14 in three years at Germantown); Whitehaven- Rodney Saulsberry (144-31 in 14 years at Whitehaven)
AP Rankings- Germantown- No. 4; Whitehaven- No. 5
Last Meeting- Whitehaven 21-14 in 2016
Returning Starters- Germantown-18 (9 Off/ 9 Def); Whitehaven-6 (1 Off/5 Def)
Key Players-Germantown- Ted Lyons (FB/LB, Sr.), Max Martini (OL, Sr., Toledo commitment), Tyler Boyd (OL, Sr.), Isaiah Hayden (OL, Sr.), Henry Castillo (OL, Jr.), Michael Goodwin (OL, Jr.), Ethan Payne (QB, Jr.), Jaylin Williams (WR/DB, Sr., Indiana commitment), Cameron Baker (WR, Jr.), Jaylon Greer (WR, Jr.), Reggie Sanders (WR, Sr.), Devin Wright (TE/DE, Sr.), James Collins (LB, Sr.)
Whitehaven- C.J Biggins (WR, Sr.), Cormontae Hamilton (TE/LB, Jr.), Devon Robinson (LB/TE, Sr., Mississippi State commitment), Tyler Hunter (DL/LB/FB, Jr.), Bryson Eason (LB, Soph.), Joshua Gray (DB, Jr.), Mamadou Anne (K, Jr.), Chris Witherspoon (RB, Sr.), Rayshad Williams (DB, Sr., Vanderbilt commitment ), William Jackson (WR, Sr.), Draper Redmond (OL/DL, Sr.), Vincent Guy (QB/ATH, Jr.), Keyshaun Lewis (RB/SS, Sr.)

 

Adamsville Cardinals (6-3, 4-1) at Peabody Golden Tide (7-2, 3-2)
Head Coaches- Adamsville- Brandon Gray (95-37 in 11 years at Adamsville); Peabody- Shane Jacobs (26-9 in three years at Peabody)
AP Rankings- Adamsville-unranked; Peabody- No. 6
Last Meeting- Peabody won 42-31 in 2014
Returning Starters- Adamsville- 15 (8 Off/7 Def); Peabody- 14 (6 Off/8 Def)
Key Players-Adamsville- Braden Austin (OL/DL, Sr.), , Hunter Wicker (OL/DL, Sr.), Tylan Walker (RB, Sr.), Rhomerius Knight (RB, Sr.), Curtis Lake (WR/FS, Sr.), Woody Hancock (WR, Sr.), Dexter Whirley (DE/TE, Jr.), Colin Misenhimer (QB/DB, Jr.), Rob Hill (LB, Soph.)
Peabody- Matthew Martin (OL, Sr.), Brantley Whitwell (OL/DL, Sr.), Lavoskie Pirtle (OL/DE, Sr.), Khance Hill (WR/DE, Sr.), Jasper Albea (RB/LB, Jr.), Jarel Dickson (RB/LB, Soph.), Marvin Cliff, Jr. (DE/WR, Sr.), Qua Parks (WR,DB, Jr.), Bryce Franks (LB/TE, Soph.), Hunter Hudson (LB, TE, Sr.), Cooper Baugus (QB, Soph.), Courtlen Wade (QB/DB, Jr.)

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