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Covering the Entire State Series: Division II-AA Capsules

Covering the Entire State Series: Division II-AA Capsules

Its the first week of August which means it’s time to cover the entire state, so this is the ninth year of my Covering the Entire State Series as I will look at Division II-AA today.

Besides the team capsules, there is also a list of new Division II-AA head coaches as well as the longest winning and losing streaks in Division II-A going into the 2019 season.

New Faces In New Places- There are five new Division II-AA Head Coaches in 2019: Jeremy Bosken, Boyd Buchanan; Jonas Rodriguez, BGA; Trent Dilfer, Lipscomb Academy; Trey Adams, ECS and Tyler Gold, Northpoint Christian

Longest Winning Streaks in Division II-AA going into 2019:
CPA- 14

Losing Streaks in Division II-AA going into 2019:
Northpoint Christian- 12
Boyd Buchanan- 11
Goodpasture- 7
Chattanooga Christian- 4

Longest Current Tenured Division II-AA Coaches
David Meske, Knoxville Webb, 33 years
Ingle Martin, CPA, 8 years
Al Rogers, Silverdale, 8 years
Charles Fant, Notre Dame, 7 years
Bill Whittemore, FRA, 7 years
Kevin Locastro, Lausanne, 5 years

 

Boyd Buchanan Buccaneers
City- Chattanooga
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 318
Last Season’s Record- 0-10
Region- DII-AA East
Head Coach- Jeremy Bosken (25-29 overall, 0-0 in first year at Boyd)
Offensive Coordinator- Kraig Campbell
Defensive Coordinator- Tony Jones
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 9 (4 Offense/5 Defense)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Eli Evans (QB/DB, Sr.), Miguel Medina (RB/DB, Sr.), Preston Edmonson (LB/RB, Sr.), Hamilton Chadwell (OL/DL, Sr.), Charlie Terry (OL/DL, Sr.), JaMichael McGoy (RB/DB, Jr.), Eli Morris (QB/DB, Jr.), Jabari Johnson (OL/DL, Soph.), Miller Raschte (LB/TE, Sr.)
Key Losses- Eli Terrell (K), Jordan Howard (LB/WR), Austin Bullington (LB/OL)
Streak Going Into 2019- 11 game losing streak

Chattanooga Christian Chargers
City- Chattanooga
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 495
Last Season’s Record- 5-6, lost to Knoxville Webb in DII-AA first round
Region- DII-AA East
Head Coach- Mark Mariakis (104-101 overall, 15-17 in three years at Chattanooga Christian)
Offensive Coordinator- Eric Edwards
Defensive Coordinator- Jeff Daffron
Offense- Hybrid Wing T
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (6 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Demarcus Hinton (RB/DB, Sr.), Keano Roberts (OL/DL, Sr.), Roderick Young (RB/DB, Sr.), Sam Hall (QB, Jr.), Traveon Scott (LB, Jr.), Colt Sinor (OL/DL, Sr.), Treveon Scott (TE/ILB, Jr.), Nathan Connor (RB/OLB, Sr.), Sawyer White (OL/DL, Sr.), JaMicheal Baxter (RB/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Mondo Ellison (RB), Cooper Williams (TE/ILB), Owen Cook (OL), Jacob Hall (OL/DL), Griff Wheeler (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2019- four game losing streak

Christian Academy of Knoxville Warriors
City- Knoxville
County- Knox
Enrollment- 368
Last Season’s Record- 3-8, lost to Notre Dame in DII-AA first round
Region- DII-AA East
Head Coach- Travis Mozingo (14-20 in three years at CAK)
Offensive Coordinator- Ryen Minton
Defensive Coordinator- Bart Kareken
Offense- Spread
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (6 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Max Smith (WR, Sr.), Zander Tonkin (PK, Sr.), Cole Howell (OG, Sr.), Gabel Fulford (WR, Sr.), Pate Eldridge (ATH, Sr.), Gavin Cagle (RB, Jr.), Collin Ferren (RB, Sr.), Noah McElroy (DB, Sr.), Malachi Harrison (OL/DL, Soph.)
Key Losses- Stewart Howell (QB), Luke Simpson (WR), Jack Flynn (OT/LB), Will Sterchi (WR/DB), Tyler Williamson (WR/DB), Alex Plese (LB) Ford Collier (DB)
Streak Going Into 2019- one game losing streak

 

Grace Christian Academy-Knoxville Rams
City- Knoxville
County- Knox
Enrollment- 316
Last Season’s Record-5-6, lost to FRA in DII-AA first round
Region- DII-AA East
Head Coach- Rusty Bradley (109-45 overall, 12-11 in two years at GCA)
Offensive Coordinator- Rusty Bradley
Defensive Coordinator- Mark Bradley
Offense- Spread Coast
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Cooper Riggs (QB/WR, Jr.), Reece Kirkwood (WR, Sr.), Jalen Geer (WR, Sr.), Grant Warwick (WR/DB, Jr.), Michael Feiden (DB/RB, Jr.), Lucas Ellis (OL/DL, Sr.), Jared Long (OLB, Jr.), Johnny Eller (LB, Jr.), John Michael Lott (OL/DL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Eli Nornhorn (WR/DE), Bradley Rash (LB), Chandler Williams, (DB), Luke Kirby (QB), Ty Carter (DB)
Streak Going Into 2019- one game losing streak

Knoxville Webb Spartans
City- Knoxville
County- Knox
Enrollment- 460
Last Season’s Record- 6-6, lost to BGA in DII-AA Quarterfinals
Region- DII-AA East
Head Coach- David Meske (267-130 in 33 years at Webb)
Offensive Coordinator- Robby Collier
Defensive Coordinator- Ryan Slowik
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (6 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Grissim Anderson (LB/WR, Sr.), Luc Nadaud (DE/TE, Sr.), Grayson Taylor (LB/RB, Sr.), Devlin Jenkins (DE/FB, Sr.), Nathan Hall (DB/RB, Sr.), Jackson Bradley (OL/DL, Jr.), Brik Boruff (OG/DE, Jr.), Jackson Baker (WR/DB, Jr.), Luke Julian (OL/DL, Jr.), Joseph Moore (QB/DB, Jr.), Leo Bonifacio (LB/OG, Soph.)
Key Losses- Jah-Lil Jefferson (RB), Roderick Lewis (WR), Alec Boruff (DB), Turley Wall (LB), Cameron Fowler (K/P)
Streak Going Into 2019- one game losing streak

Notre Dame Fighting Irish
City- Chattanooga
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 394
Last Season’s Record- 9-2, lost to FRA in DII-AA Quarterfinals
Region- DII-AA East
Head Coach- Charles Fant (67-22 in seven years at Notre Dame)
Offensive Coordinator- Todd Burkhart
Defensive Coordinator- Charles Fant
Offense- Single Wing/Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Dallas Brown (LB/FB, Sr.), Jeffrey Watkins (RB, Sr.), Jacob Brigman (OL/DT, Sr.), Maverick Tucker (OL/DL, Jr.), Hunter Hill (K, Sr.)
Key Losses- Cameron Wynn (WR/DB), Alex Flemister (LB), Trea Johnson (SS), Monroe Beard (LB), Tarik Nelson (DB), Parker Brock (QB),
Streak Going Into 2019- one game losing streak

 

Silverdale Seahawks
City- Chattanooga
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 278
Last Season’s Record- 5-6, lost to BGA in DII-AA first round
Region- DII-AA East
Head Coach- Al Rogers (46-40 in eight years at Silverdale)
Offensive Coordinator- Al Rogers
Defensive Coordinator- Zach Capehart
Offense- Wing T/Pistol
Defense- 3-5-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 15 (7 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Dakari White (OL/DL, Sr.), Wade Jewell (WR/DB, Jr.), Jordan Sanders (TE/LB, Sr.), Reed Weller (K, Sr.), Ben Bambry (OL/LB, Jr.), Brian Hartert (FB/LB, Jr.), Bryson Lemery (FB/LB, Jr.), Evan Padgett (RB/DB, Jr.), Pierson Walls (OL/DL, Jr.), Connor Delashmitt (RB/DB, Soph.), Cameron Mullins (WR/DB, Soph.), Colton Rice (TE/DL, Soph.)
Key Losses- Curtis Dearing (DL), Sawyer Junkins (RB/LB), McCaulley McGuire (OL/DL), Nick Ray (TE/LB), Jacob Vanzant (OL/DL), Cade Delashmitt (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2019- three game losing streak

 

Battle Ground Academy Wildcats
City- Franklin
County- Williamson
Enrollment- 358
Last Season’s Record-11-3, lost to CPA in DII-AA State title game
Region- DII-AA Middle
Head Coach- Jonas Rodriguez (13-10 overall, 0-0 in first year at BGA)
Offensive Coordinator- David Carter
Defensive Coordinator- Jack Pittman
Offense- Multiple Pro
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Briston Bennett (RB/DB, Sr., Charlotte commitment), Garnett Hollis (WR/DB, Sr., Northwestern commitment), Antonio Stevens (WR/DB, Sr., Purdue commitment), Kaleb Seay (LB/RB, Sr.), Nick Semptimphelter (QB, Sr., Bucknell commitment), Jack Sauder (K/P, Sr.), Jad Diab (WR/DB, Sr.), Jorian Cantrell (WR/OLB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Eli Mayberry (OL/DL), Jaylen Frierson (RB/LB/DE), Tiy Reed (WR/DB), Teddy Holloway (OL/LB), Kenneth Rawls (OL/DL), Wyatt Greenewalt (OL/DL), Evan Gaunt (DE/OL), Wilson Parker (OLB/WR), Chico Bennett (DE/WR), Zach McCullough (WR/DB), Zach Bankemper (OL/DL), Russ Nicoll (DL/OL), David Wilkerson (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2019- one game losing streak

Christ Presbyterian Academy Lions
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 458
Last Season’s Record- 14-0, beat BGA for DII-AA state title
Region- DII-AA Middle
Head Coach- Ingle Martin (99-16 in eight years at CPA)
Offensive Coordinator- Steve Haywood
Defensive Coordinator- Ryan Taylor
Offense- Two Back Shotgun
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 5 (1 Offense/4 Defense)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Sam Ellis (WR/DB, Sr.), Jarrett Mathews (OL/DL, Sr.), Sam Leonard (OL/DL, Sr.), Jack Diamond (TE/DL, Sr.) Barrett Smith (RB/LB, Sr.), Zack Smitherman (OL/DL, Sr.), Hall Perdue (TE/LB, Sr.), Josh Roper (QB/LB, Sr.), Andrew Sinclair-Whitely (RB/DB, Sr.), Blake Ellen (FB/LB, Sr.), Bryson Tayes (WR/DB, Sr.) Cade Williford (WR/LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Kane Patterson (RB/LB, Sr.), Ryan Eledge (QB/DB), Jacob Stopkotte (OL/DL), Noah Henderson (WR/DB), Bryce McCormick (ATH/LB), Andrew Madden (RB/LB), Ethan Stewart (RB/LB), Seth Jones (OL/DL), Sam West (RB/DB) Brown Myers (OL/DL), Grant Buell (OL/DL), Reed Stout (OL/DL), Payne Trapnell (WR/DB), McNiel Stout (WR/LB), Brett Nabors (WR/DB), Sebastian Stubblefield (K/P)
Streak Going Into 2019- 14 game losing streak

 

Franklin Road Academy Panthers
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 307
Last Season’s Record- 8-5, lost to BGA in DII-AA Semifinals
Region- DII-AA Middle
Head Coach- Bill Whittemore (43-39 in seven years at FRA)
Offensive Coordinator- Lebron Ferguson
Defensive Coordinator- Steve Reese
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (6 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Jacob Jackson (LB/TE, Sr.), Kingston Gardner (WR/DB, Sr.), Will Wheeler (OL/DL, Sr.), Kevin Donnell (OL/DL, Sr.), Sean Casey (QB/DB, Sr.), Jeremy Washington (OL/DL, Sr.), Sam Taylor (DB/WR, Sr.), Kelton Williamson (LB/TE, Sr.), Dylan Gadsey (LB/TE, Sr.)
Key Losses- Lance Wilhoite (WR/DB), Tymon Mitchell (OL/DL), Jack Arsta (RB/LB), Riley Speed (WR/DB), Brogan Wilson (RB/LB), Carson Jungmichel (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2019- one game losing streak

 

Goodpasture Cougars
City- Madison
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 307
Last Season’s Record- 2-9, lost to Lausanne in DII-AA first round
Region- DII-AA Middle
Head Coach- Jerry Joslin (150-135 overall, 13-32 in four years at Goodpasture)
Offensive Coordinator- Fred Kaiss
Defensive Coordinator- Andy McWilliams
Offense- Spread
Defense- 40
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 9 (4 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Vincent Hamer (WR/S, Sr., SE Missouri State commitment), Eli Bennett (OL/DL, Sr.), Maddux Curtis (OL, Sr.), Gavin Gomez (OL/DL, Sr.), Jackson Dycus (WR, Sr.), Brendan Jones (WR/S, Jr.), Jermey Seepaul (DB/WR, Jr.)
Key Losses- Sam McAuley (LB), Dylan Brooks (QB), Ammon Turner (WR), Christian Walden (WR), Julius Elders (RB), Taylor Lazenby (OL), Zach Loggins (OL), Jaden Turner (DL)
Streak Going Into 2019- seven game losing streak

Lipscomb Academy Mustangs
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 457
Last Season’s Record- 2-9, lost to ECS in DII-AA first round
Region- DII-AA Middle
Head Coach- Trent Dilfer (0-0 in first year at Lipscomb)
Offensive Coordinator- Trenton Kirklin
Defensive Coordinator- Kevin Smith
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Kobi Roy (NG, Sr.), Nicholas Pashcall (LB, Sr.), Jackson Harmon (RB/DB, Sr.), Bo Tillman (OG, Sr.), Sutton McGehee (OL, Sr.), Houston High (TE, Sr.), Hayden Fly (OLB, Sr.), Jake Bowman (OL, Sr.), Mason Long (K, Sr.), Davis Bishop (DL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Trey Rogers (OT/DE), Sam Colley (TE/DE), Brennan Smiley (WR/S), Connor Pylkas (OG)
Streak Going Into 2019- two game losing streak

 

Evangelical Christian School Eagles
City- Cordova
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 314
Last Season’s Record- 9-3, lost to Lausanne in DII-AA Quarterfinals
Region- DII-AA West
Head Coach- Trey Adams (0-0 in first year at ECS)
Offensive Coordinator- Jim Heinz
Defensive Coordinator- Scott Vogel
Offense- Pro
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Carson Gagnon (WR/DB, Sr.), Austin Hill (FB/LB, Sr.), Ethan Saunders (TE/LB, Sr.), Josh Hartsuff (OL/DL, Sr.), Dietrick Pennington (OL/DL, Jr.), Preston Daniel (TE/LB, Sr.), Josiah Tingley (OL/DL, Sr.), Matthew McMeans (RB/DB, Sr.), Jaylen Greenwood (RB/DB, Soph.), Peter Nearn (WR/DB, Jr.), Jacob Hatcher (QB/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Cody Ashmore (OL/DL), Dawson Williams (WR/DB), Cameron Rosenberger (RB/LB), Chandler Caughron (K/P), Joseph Welch (QB/DB), Tyler Jiles (OL/DL), Joshua Crowell (DE/TE), Allan Bowden (RB/DB), Evan Lockhart (RB/LB), Jacob Epperson (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2019- one game losing streak

First Assembly Christian Crusaders
City- Cordova
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 268
Last Season’s Record- 3-7
Region- DII-AA West
Head Coach- Joey Lowe (18-24 in four years at FACS)
Offensive Coordinator- Joey Lowe
Defensive Coordinator- Reggie Neolms
Offense- Air Raid
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 6 (5 Off/1 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Tristan Bullock (WR/DB, Sr.), Darrell Pittman Jr. (WR/DB, Sr.), Cole Putnam (QB/DB, Sr.), Derek Redmond (WR/DE, Sr.), Larry Giles III (WR/LB, Jr.), Presley Edmiston (OL/DL, Fr.)
Key Losses- Josh Norton (OL/DL), Carson Evans (WR/DB), Caleb Lindsay (OL/DL), Tanner Stewart (OL/DL), Tyson Strickland (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2019- two game losing streak

 

Harding Academy Lions
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 266
Last Season’s Record- 6-5, lost to St. George’s in DII-AA first round
Region- DII-AA West
Head Coach- Johnny Allen (31-42 overall, 18-15 in three years at Harding)
Offensive Coordinator- Will Rikard
Defensive Coordinator- Tabias Hood
Offense- Hybrid Wing T
Defense- 3-5-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 9 (4 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Myles Neely (QB/DB, Sr.), Reid Swolensky (RB/SS, Sr.), Jonathan Underwood (OL/DE, Sr.), Jordan Clay (RB/SS, Sr.), Grady Jackson (OL/DL, Sr.) Michael Dumas (OL/DL, Sr.) Marius Harper (OL/DL, Sr), Malik Young (QB/SS, Soph.)
Key Losses- Tyler Moore (ATH/FS), Gavin Olson (OT), Austin Jackson (DB/WR), Tully Day (LB/TE), Coby Hollins (WR/DB), Martrell Brown (RB/SS)
Streak Going Into 2019- one game losing streak

Lausanne Lynx
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 371
Last Season’s Record- 11-1, lost to CPA in DII-AA Semifinals
Region- DII-AA West
Head Coach- Kevin Locastro (162-68 overall, 52-9 in five years at Lausanne)
Offensive Coordinator- Patrick Nagoski
Defensive Coordinator- Woodrow Lowe
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 6 (4 Off/2 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Deris Jackson (DT, Sr.), Caleb McCall (OL, Sr.), Jonas Hart (DB, Sr.), Ethan Dabbs (DL, Jr.), Logan Honshell (DL, Jr.), Tavin Davis (WR, Sr.), Kyle Lowe (QB, Soph.), Craig Cunningham (RB, Soph.), Carson Webb (OL, Sr.), Nick Floyd (DB, Sr.), Jacob Hamer (DE, Jr.)
Key Losses- Eric Gray (RB), Yusef Thomas (LB), Derreion Greenlee (OL), Gary Walton (OL), Erek Campbell (FS), Cameron Simms (DB), Sky Forrest (QB) Jaylon Johnson (DB), Jaylen Denton (WR), Richard Kinley (DE/LB)
Streak Going Into 2019- one game losing streak

Northpoint Christian Trojans
City- Southaven, MS
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 306
Last Season’s Record- 0-10
Region- DII-AA West
Head Coach- Tyler Gold (27-36 overall, 0-0 in first year at Northpoint)
Offensive Coordinator- Jonathan Holland
Defensive Coordinator- Jeremy Davidson
Offense- Pro Style Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (8 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Lance Saulsberry Jr. (RB/DB, Sr.), Logan Henry (WR/DB, Sr.), Brady Clayton (OL/DL, Sr.), Morgan Edwards (WR/DB, Sr.), Cameron Holman (WR/LB, Sr.), Mitchell Wright (TE/DE, Jr.), Ashlan Collins (QB/DB, Jr.), Jackson Smith (QB/LB, Jr.), Tyke Floyd (OL/DL, Jr.), Chris Gilliland (OL/DL, Soph.)
Key Losses- Carlton Brown (DT), Justin Jones (DE), Luke Parker (WR/LB), Landon Burrell (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2019- 12 game losing streak

 

St. George’s Gryphon
City- Collierville
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 336
Last Season’s Record- 5-7, lost to CPA in DII-AA Quarterfinals
Region- DII-AA West
Head Coach- Andre Lott (5-7 in one year at St. George’s)
Offensive Coordinator- David Stookesbury
Defensive Coordinator- Josh Crouch
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2018
Key Returnees- Isaac Smith (WR, Sr.), Tyler Beasley (RB/DB, Sr.), Wesley Goodwin (WR/DB, Sr.), Carsten Haddad (K, Jr.), Thomas Lambert (WR/S, Jr.), Nick Seward (WR, Sr.), Wes Smith (WR/S, Jr.)
Key Losses- Cameron Head (OL), Colton Turner (OL), Cameron Turner (OL), Will Irby (OL), Ja’ Pryor (OL), Spencer Smith (QB), Justin Bray (LB)
Streak Going Into 2019- one game losing streak

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