2018 Extreme Preview

2018 Extreme Preview

 

2018 Extreme Preview

 

By James Shannon:

 

  2017 brought us some crazy games, dominant teams, and another memorable group of seniors, most of whom were showcased in the 2017 Extreme All-Star Game. With a large exodus of upperclassmen though, 2018 proves to be a showcase for young talent whose teams struggled last season.

 

     A new year has brought a bit of turnover though, as the Hendersonville Christian Academy Crusaders (Hendersonville, TN) and the Madisonville Defenders (Madisonville, KY) have closed football operations, while Lancaster Christian Academy (Smyrna, TN) and Sacred Heart of Jesus High School (Jackson, TN) leave their 1-year conference, the TSCC, to play 8-man. This will be Lancaster’s first time playing this version in their program’s 11-year history, while SHJ returns after a 1-year departure. In this preview, we’ll break down Tennessee School for the Deaf, as well as the 12-team Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference.

 

Tennessee School for the Deaf (Knoxville, TN)

        

Division: Mason-Dixon League
Head Coach: Barry Swafford (5th season, 19-10 overall)
Assistant Coach: Jordan Cooper
2017 Record: N/A (Cancelled Season)
Key Returnees: N/A
Key Losses: N/A
Streak Going Into 2018: 1 Loss (from 2016)

 

        Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference

 

South Haven Christian School Patriots (Springfield, TN)

Division: MTAC North
Head Coach: Jason Zimmerman (2nd season, 8-1 overall)
Assistant Coaches: Michael Crawley, Paul Daufen, Dwayne Wilson
2017 Record: 8-1 (Won MTAC Championship Game)
Key Returnees: Frankie Gagliano (RB/LB, Sr.), Andrew Royalty (WR/DB, Sr.), Inseo Savre (OL/DL, Sr.), Nick Ambrose (OL/DL, Sr.), Emmanuel Deng (WR/CB, So.), Cole Laird (WR/LB, So.) Andrew Crawley (WR/QB/CB, So.)
Key Losses: Xavier Vincent (RB/S), Nate Green (OL/DL), Aaron Reff (LB), AJ Virula (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018: 4 Wins

Christian Community School Colts (White House, TN)

Division: MTAC North
Head Coach: Jordan Flanders (4th season, 26-9 overall)
Assistant Coaches: Tommy Thornton, Daniel Meek
2017 Record: 13-1 (Lost in MTAC Championship Game, Won in NHSA National Championship Game)
Key Returnees: Jackson Dotterer (FB/LB, Sr.), Nathaniel Rowley (QB/DB, Sr.), David West (OL/DL, Sr.), Zach Rogers (OL/DL, Sr.), Derrick Jefferson (RB/LB, Jr.), Micah Jones (WR/QB/DB, Jr.), Dan Adams (RB/DB/K, Jr.)
Key Losses: Colten Rollins (TE/DE), Devrey Zapata (OL/DL), Jalen Cline (WR/DE), Deavon Jefferson (RB/CB), Isaiah Webb (RB/DE)
Streak Going Into 2018: 2 Wins

 

Franklin Christian Academy Falcons (Franklin, TN)

Division: MTAC South
Head Coach: Steve Adams (2nd season, 6-4 overall)
Assistant Coaches: Shaka Hill, Timothy Harrison
2017 Record: 6-4 (Won MTAC Consolation Game)
Key Returnees: Daniel Holcomb (QB/DB, Jr.), John Buchanon (RB/LB, Jr.), Sonny Reid (WR/CB, Sr.), Sam Nestor (OL/DL, Sr. – Transfer from Franklin Classical School)
Key Losses: Brandon Minor (TE/DE), Hayden Weeks (RB/LB), Andrew Schindel (WR/DB), Zane Quebedeaux (OL/DL), Graham Harrison (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018: 1 Win

 

The Webb School (Bell Buckle, TN)

Division: MTAC South
Head Coach: Jeff Murphy (1st season, 0-0 overall)
Assistant Coaches: David Forrest, Rafael Hill, Joffrey Vanderbilt
2017 Record: 6-4 (lost in MTAC Consolation Game)
Key Returnees: Emmanuel Onate (RB/DE, Sr.), Nathan King (RB/LB, Sr.), Spooney Sizemore (K, Sr.), Shemar Fray (Ath, Jr.), Brandon Azar (OL/DL, Sr.), Nile Archer (WR/DB, Sr.)
Key Losses: Greg Kilpatrick (QB), Isaac Williams (OL/DL), Jake Wright (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018: 3 Losses

 

St. Andrew’s Sewanee (Sewanee, TN)

Division: MTAC South
Head Coach: John Hargis (6th season, 14-27 overall)
Assistant Coaches: Sam Montgomery, John Wheeler
2017 Record: 8-1 (Won 2017 MTAC Bowl)
Key Returnees: Jalen Tillman (G/DT, Sr.), Cameron Harmon (QB/LB, So.), Cailan McLean (C/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses: Dustin Stensby (QB, FS), Blaise Zeitler (RB/LB), Justin Elgouhary (G/LB), Emmanuel Thombs (RB/CB), Bailey McLean (G/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018: 4 Wins

 

Lighthouse Christian School (Antioch,TN)

Division: MTAC North
Head Coach: DuJuan Sharp Jr. (2nd season, 3-4 overall)
Assistant Coach: Bryan Hollis
2017 Record: 3-4 (Lost 2017 MTAC Bowl)
Key Returnees: Rickie McDowell (QB/DE, Sr.), Deddrick McClain (OL/DL, Jr.),
Key Losses: Malik McMurry (WR/DB), Parker Dillon (WR/CB)
Streak Going Into 2018: 3 Losses

 

Bowling Green Christian Academy Warriors (Bowling Green, KY)

Division: MTAC North
Head Coach: Don Brown (3rd season, 9-10 overall)
Assistant Coaches: Larry Meador, Steve Baird
2017 Record: 5-4 (missed postseason)
Key Returnees: Tanner Brown (QB/CB, Sr.), Riley Davis (WR/LB/K, Sr.), John Stock (OL/LB, Sr.), Ben Thomas (OL/DL, Sr.), Cooper Guy (OL/DL, Jr.), Gage Holman (RB/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses: Spencer Baird (WR/DE)
Streak going into 2018: 3 wins

 

Franklin Classical School (Franklin, TN)

Division: MTAC South
Head Coach: Seth Witherington (2nd season, 4-4 overall)
Assistant Coaches: Jay Austin, Grant Hubbard
2017 Record: 4-4 (missed postseason)
Key Returnees: Josh Austin (OL/DL, Jr.), Ernie McKennon (OL/DL, Jr.), Kaden Dickerson (RB/LB, Sr.)
Key Losses: Cole Warren (QB,DB), Jayden Frazier (WR/DB), Eli Cornett (RB/DB, So. – transfer to Centennial), Jack James (WR/LB), Josh Pace (RB/DB), Ray Harlow (RB/LB), Josh Sperry (RB/LB), Isaiah Austin (OL/DL), Sam Ellis (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2017: 2 Losses

 

Tennessee Heat (Mt. Juliet, TN)

Division: MTAC North
Head Coach: Ryan Scott (2nd season, 3-7 overall)
Assistant Coaches: Tony Diaz, Jimbo Savley, Josh Bates, Rick Rury
2017 Record: 3-7 (missed postseason)
Key Returnees: Justin Goolesby (WR/DB, Sr.), Chris Savley (OL/DE, Sr.), James Redding (RB/LB, Sr.), Micah Degrood (OL/K/DL, Sr.), Preston Sloan (WR/DB, Sr.), Trey Rury (OL/DE, So.)
Key Losses: Ryan Scott (QB/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018: 1 Win

 

Riverside Christian Academy (Fayetteville, TN)

Division: MTAC South
Head Coach: Travis Creasy (6th season, 27-23 overall)
Assistant Coaches: Matt O’Neal, Greg Eaton, Kevin Whitworth
2017 Record: 1-9 (missed postseason)
Key Returnees: John Trahin (RB/LB, Sr.), Riley Hall (RB/LB, Jr.), Crutcher Ezell (RB/LB, So.)
Key Losses: Adam Hamilton (WR/DB), Nathan Cline (WR/LB), Marshall Steelman (G/LB), Colton Thorn (G/DT), Gus Hill (OL/DL – transfer to Fayetteville)
Streak Going Into 2018: 1 Loss

 

Lancaster Christian Academy (Smyrna, TN)

Division: MTAC South
Head Coach: Jason Bragg (1st season, 0-0 overall)
Assistant Coaches: Shaun Bell, James Jansen
2017 Record: 1-7 (TSCC/11-Man)
Key Returnees: Braden Richardson (WR/S, Sr.), Mason Dunklin (OL/DL, Sr.), Jacob Gurley (WR/DB, Sr.), JD Gray (WR/DE, Sr.)
Key Losses: John Carpenter (TE/LB), Devin Watson (C/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018: 5 Losses

 

Sacred Heart of Jesus High School (Jackson, TN)


Division: MTAC North
Head Coach: Judson Powers (1st season, 0-0 overall)
Assistant Coaches:
2017 Record: 0-6 (TSCC/11-Man)
Key Returnees: Will Keyl (QB, Jr.), Eric Huang (RB, Sr.), Bolagi Olusanya (RB/LB, Sr.), Dallas Moragne (WR/DE, Sr.), Jalen Brown (WR/DE, Sr.)
Key Losses: Luke Singleton (WR/SS), Noah Dyer (OL/DT), Jon Vanderver (OL/DT), Chris Nava (C/MLB), Corey Creasy (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2017: 6 Losses

 

 

With 13 8-man football teams competing across Tennessee and Kentucky this season, 8-Man Extreme is proud to cover each club for the 2018 football season through Extreme Radio presented by GracePointe Healthcare, and the Kingdom.com Extreme Game of the Week, along with support from TNHighSchoolFootball.com.  For all scoring updates, live broadcasts, and recaps with analysis, follow us on all of our social media accounts.

 

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