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Adamsville DC Rennard Woodmore Named New Scotts Hill Head Coach

Adamsville DC Rennard Woodmore Named New Scotts Hill Head Coach

After helping lead the Adamsville football program to big success the last 13 years, including the last 11 as the Cardinal defensive coordinator, Rennard Woodmore is ready to lead his own program.

“Scotts Hill High School is proud to announce that Coach Rennard Woodmore will be joining our faculty as the head football coach for the 2019-20 season.  Coach Woodmore has been the defensive coordinator at Adamsville High School and we welcome Coach Woodmore to our SHHS family,” Scotts Hill principal Beverly Ivy said.

Woodmore has been hired as the new head football coach at Scotts Hill.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to lead the Scotts Hill program and eager to get started,” Woodmore said.

Woodmore replaces Jeff Robertson who served as the interim head coach for the 2018 season after former head coach Daniel Duncan resigned three days before the season started and was later arrested arrested and charged with one count of statutory rape by an authority figure.

Scotts Hill finished 2-8 on the year and wanted to open the job back up after Robertson didn’t want to lead the program going forward.

Woodmore has spent the last 13 years at Adamsville and the Cardinals have a record of 106-47 and have made the Class 2A playoffs 10 times including back to back trips to the 2A state title game in 2012 and 2013, losing both years.

There are currently 18 programs looking for a head coach they are: Antioch, Bartlett, Bledsoe County, Boyd Buchanan, Brighton, Carter, Cumberland County, East Hickman, Fayetteville, Gallatin, Hillcrest, Hunters Lane, Lipscomb Academy, Melrose, Smith County, Tellico Plains, Walker Valley and Westview

Jashon Watkins Commits to Memphis
Jashon Watkins will stay in state and has committed to the Memphis Tigers.

The East Nashville athlete who plays both wide receiver and defensive back chose Memphis over Arkansas, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Toledo and Central Florida.

Watkins (6-3, 180) is the 17th commitment for the Tigers Class of 2019 and is the sixth in state player in the class joining Memphis Central defensive tackle Trevis Hopper, Hillsboro defensive end Joseph Honeysucker, Hillsboro athlete Gyasi Mattison, Christian Brothers offensive guard Jacob Likes and Germantown wide receiver Cameron Baker.

White Station Linebacker Neal Commits to Thundering Herd
White Station linebacker Eli Neal is heading to Huntingdon to play college football for Marshall as he has committed to the Thundering Herd and is the tenth commitment in Marshall’s 2019 recruiting class.

I’m very happy for and proud of Eli. He’s been a valuable leader and player for us for four years and he’s one of the toughest players I’ve coached. He’s also one of the most sincere and loyal young men I’ve had the pleasure of working with. We are going to miss him next year but we are very excited for his future,” White Station head coach Joe Rocconi said.

Neal (6-1, 215) selected Marshall over other offers from Arkansas, Southern Illinois, Central Arkansas, Austin Peay, Chattanooga, SE Missouri State, Eastern Kentucky, UT-Martin, Western Illinois, Mercer, Jackson State, Arkansas Pine Bluff, Indiana State, TennesseeTech, ETSU and Northeastern State.

Neal was a Region 8-6A first team selection and will also play in the Auto Zone Liberty Bowl All Star game as well as he made 65 tackles, 10 for loss, two sacks, three pass breakups, intercepted two passes returning one for a touchdown and also forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery as well.

The following 79 players have committed in the Class of 2019:
East Nashville athlete Jashon Watkins (Memphis), East Nashville defensive end Anthony Collier (Miami, OH), White Station linebacker Eli Neal (Marshall), Arlington running back Kenneth Walker III (Wake Forest), Houston offensive lineman Matthew Needham (UT-Martin), Nashville Overton offensive guard Steven Losoya (MTSU), Giles County wide receiver K.J. Zeigler (UT-Martin), Fulton wide receiver Dashaun Mckinney (Austin Peay), Ensworth defensive back Dante Wynn (Air Force), Germantown wide receiver Cameron Baker (Memphis), Houston offensive guard Kip Frankland (Navy), Blackman wide receiver Trey Knox (Arkansas), St. George’s defensive end Justin Bray (Mercer), Hillsboro athlete Gyasi Mattison (Memphis), CPA linebacker Kane Patterson (Clemson), Nolensville quarterback Brandon Wharton II (Murray State), Clarksville Academy quarterback Bryce Robinson (Austin Peay), Whitehaven offensive guard Melvin McBride (Tennessee), Columbia Academy defensive back Rush Lansdell (UT-Martin), FRA defensive tackle Tymon Mitchell (Georgia), Lausanne defensive back Erek Campbell (Austin Peay), Whitehaven defensive back Vincent Guy (UT-Martin), Oakland running back Xavier Myers (Illinois State), Briarcrest quarterback Jackson Walker (Richmond), Blackman defensive back Adonis Otey (Arkansas), Ensworth defensive back Wesley Walker (Georgia Tech), Independence wide receiver T.J. Sheffield (Purdue), Centennial running back Jariel Wilson (Austin Peay), Hillsboro defensive end Joseph Honeysucker (Memphis), Christian Brothers offensive guard Jacob Likes (Memphis), Whitehaven tight end Cormontae Hamilton (Ohio State), Lausanne defensive back Cameron Sims (Central Arkansas), Farragut wide receiver Tanner Corum (Southern Illinois), Farragut wide receiver Jaden Gibbs (UT-Martin), Mt. Juliet kicker Robbie Brewington (Cumberland), Mt. Juliet punter Matt Pewitt (Cumberland), FACS strong safety Carson Evans (UT-Martin), Watertown athlete Heath Price (Tennessee Tech), Blackman wide receiver Micaleous Elder (MTSU), Pearl Cohn quarterback Xavier Shepard (Kennesaw State), MUS linebacker Dorian Hopkins (Tulsa), Greeneville quarterback Cade Ballard (Army), BGA running back Jaylen Frierson (ETSU), Lebanon defensive end Zion Logue (Georgia), Elizabethton offensive tackle Garrett Jennings (Western Kentucky), ECS kicker Chandler Caughron (Central Arkansas), Smyrna defensive tackle Marlon Alexander (Gardner Webb), Farragut running back Isaiah Gibbs (UT-Martin), Pearl Cohn defensive tackle Elijah Simmons (Tennessee), Oakland defensive back Woodi Washington (Oklahoma), Maplewood defensive back Travares Springer (Western Kentucky), CPA tight end Bryce McCormick (Furman), Pearl Cohn wide receiver Jayden Harrison (Vanderbilt), Science Hill offensive tackle Blake Austin (Coastal Carolina), FRA athlete Lance Wilhoite (Oregon), Cordova offensive lineman Matthew Bedford (Indiana), BGA linebacker Chico Bennett (Georgia Tech), Whitehaven athlete Devin Boddie (Vanderbilt), Red Bank athlete Calvin Jackson (Wofford), Whitehaven athlete Keveon Mullins (South Carolina), Davidson Academy quarterback Stone Norton (Florida International), Christian Brothers defensive end Christian James (Vanderbilt), Germantown tight end Conner Richardson (Tulane), Dyersburg linebacker Chris Russell (Memphis), Karns athlete Thomas Harper (Oklahoma State), MBA linebacker Jackson Hannah (Nebraska), Oakland defensive end Joseph Anderson (South Carolina), Davidson Academy running back Da’Joun Hewitt (Purdue), Davidson Academy defensive end Ani Izuchukwu (Mississippi State), Greeneville wide receiver Dorien Goddard (Virginia), Memphis Central defensive tackle Trevis Hopper (Memphis), Greeneville tight end Cameron Hite (Wake Forest), Christian Brothers defensive end Bill Norton (Georgia), MUS defensive back Maurice Hampton (LSU), MBA offensive lineman Jackson Lampley (Tennessee), Kirby quarterback Jaden Johnson (Louisville), Independence quarterback Nathan Cisco (Idaho), Grace Christian Academy offensive tackle Wes Dorsey (Western Kentucky) and Friendship Christian defensive tackle Luke Smith (Appalachian State).

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