Division II Blue Cross Bowl Capsules

Division II Blue Cross Bowl Capsules

Division II-A
Friendship Christian Commanders (10-2) at Davidson Academy Bears (12-0)

Playoff Appearances- Friendship- 27; Davidson- 25

All Time Playoff Record- Friendship- 35-23; Davidson- 20-21

State Championships- Friendship- 3, 2011 and 2012 (2A), 2017 (DII-A); Davidson- 3, 2005, 2006 and 2008 (DII-A)

Finals Record- Friendship- 3-1; Davidson- 3-0

Road to the 2018 Blue Cross Bowl- Friendship defeated Clarksville Academy 40-3 and Fayette Academy 14-7; Davidson defeated Grace Baptist 51-20 and Nashville Christian 48-21

Head Coaches Record- Friendship- John McNeal (243-111 in 27 years at Friendship); Davidson- Jonathan Quinn (42-16 in five years at Davidson)

Offensive Coordinator- Friendship- John McNeal; Davidson- Jonathan Quinn

Defensive Coordinator- Friendship- Duane Lowe; Davidson- Matt Ashley

Enrollment– Friendship- 211; Davidson- 223

Offense/Defense- Friendship- Multiple/40; Davidson- Spread/ 3-4

Winning Streaks- Friendship- 8; Davidson- 12

Offense/Defense PPG- Friendship- 34.4/12.2; Davidson- 54.3/21.3

Returning Starters- Friendship- 11 (6 Off/5 Def); Davidson- 14 (6 Off/8 Def)

Players To Watch- Friendship- Luke Smith (OL/DE, Sr., Appalachian State commitment ), Ernie Gallatin (FB/LB, Sr.), Justin Seagraves (RB/LB, Jr.), Ryan Jackson (OL/DL, Jr.), Braden Reese (QB, Sr.), Mitchell Bare (OL, Soph.), Cade Holcombe (LB, Jr.), Dorian Champion (DB, Jr.)

Davidson-Stone Norton (QB, Sr., Florida International commitment), Ani Izuchukwu (TE/DE, Sr., Mississippi State commitment), Da’Joun Hewitt (RB/DB, Sr., Purdue commitment), Mikyan Duncan (LB, Sr.), Chris Pillow (OL/DL, Jr.), Bryce Rawls (TE/FB, Jr.), A.J. Quinn (TE/DE, Soph.),Wilson Swann (WR/DB, Sr.), Jared Vetetoe (WR/DB, Soph.), Trevor Horton (WR/DB, Sr.), Jaiden Rice (WR/DB, Jr.), Tray White (WR/DB, Jr.)

My Pick-Davidson Academy 38, Friendship Christian 21

Division II-AA
CPA Lions (13-0) at BGA Wildcats (11-2)

Playoff Appearances- CPA- 22; BGA- 25

All Time Playoff Record- CPA- 54-18; BGA- 43-19

State Championships- CPA- 3, 2000 and 2002 (1A), 2014 (3A); BGA- 5, 1995 (1A), 1997 (DII-Small), 1998 (DII-A), 2001 and 2003 (DII-AA)

Finals Record- CPA- 3-2; BGA- 5-3

Road to the 2018 Blue Cross Bowl- CPA defeated USJ 45-7, St. George’s 49-7 and Lausanne 21-14; BGA defeated Silverdale 51-14, Knoxville Webb 30-10 and FRA 50-7

Head Coaches Record- CPA- Ingle Martin (97-16 in eight years at CPA); BGA- Roc Batten (64-30 in eight years at BGA)

Offensive Coordinator- CPA- Steve Haywood; BGA- Zach Schneider

Defensive Coordinator- CPA- Ryan Taylor; BGA- Roc Batten

Enrollment– CPA- 449; BGA- 364

Offense/Defense- CPA- Two Back Shotgun/3-4; BGA- Multiple Spread/3-4

Winning Streaks- CPA- 13; BGA- 7

Offense/Defense PPG- CPA- 39.6/17.0; BGA- 36.9/10.2

Returning Starters- CPA- 14 (7 Off/7 Def); BGA- 14 (6 Off/8 Def)

Players To Watch- CPA- Kane Patterson (RB/LB, Sr., Clemson commitment), Ryan Eledge (QB/DB, Sr.), Jacob Stopkotte (OL/DL, Sr.), Noah Henderson (WR/DB, Sr.), Bryce McCormick (ATH/LB, Sr., Furman commitment), Andrew Madden (RB/LB, Sr.), Ethan Stewart (RB/LB, Sr.), Seth Jones (OL/DL, Sr.), Sam West (RB/DB, Sr.) Brown Myers (OL/DL, Sr.), Grant Buell (OL/DL, Sr.), Reed Stout (OL/DL, Sr.), Payne Trapnell (WR/DB, Sr.), McNiel Stout (WR/LB, Sr.), Brett Nabors (WR/DB, Sr.), Sebastian Stubblefield (K/P, Sr.), Sam Ellis (WR/DB, Jr.), Jarrett Mathews (OL/DL, Jr.), Sam Leonard (OL/DL, Jr.), Jack Diamond (OL/DL, Jr.) Barrett Smith (RB/LB, Jr.), Zack Smitherman (TE/DL, Jr.)

BGA– Eli Mayberry (OL/DL, Sr.), Jaylen Frierson (RB/LB/DE, Sr., ETSU commitment), Tiy Reed (WR/DB, Sr.), Teddy Holloway (OL/LB, Sr.), Kenneth Rawls (OL/DL, Sr.), Wyatt Greenewalt (OL/DL, Sr.), Evan Gaunt (DE/OL, Sr.), Wilson Parker (OLB/WR, Sr.), Chico Bennett (DE/WR, Sr., Georgia Tech commitment), Zach McCullough (WR/DB, Sr.), Zach Bankemper (OL/DL, Sr.), Russ Nicoll (DL/OL, Sr.), David Wilkerson (WR/DB, Sr.), Briston Bennett (RB/DB, Jr.), Garnett Hollis (WR/DB, Jr.), Antonio Stevens (WR/DB, Jr.), Kaleb Seay(LB/RB, Jr.), Nick Semptimphelter (QB, Jr.)

My Pick- CPA 31, BGA 24

Division II-AAA
Brentwood Academy Eagles (10-2) at MUS Owls (11-0)

Playoff Appearances- BA- 43; MUS- 35

All Time Playoff Record- BA- 106-29; MUS- 51-29

State Championships- BA- 13, 1974 (Class A), 1980, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1988 and 1991 (AA), 1995 and 1996 (5A), 2015 and 2016 (DII-AA), 2006 and 2017 (DII-AAA); MUS- 5, 1985 (AA), 2008 and 2009 (DII-AA), 2004 and 2005 (DII-AAA)

Finals Record- BA- 13-14; MUS- 5-4

Road to the 2018 Blue Cross Bowl- BA defeated Christian Brothers 21-14 and MBA 28-6; MUS defeated JPII 42-17 and McCallie 10-7

Head Coaches Record- BA- Cody White (106-39 overall, 70-15 in seven years at BA); MUS- Bobby Alston (170-73 in 21 years at MUS)

Offensive Coordinator- BA- Cody White; MUS- Kyle Finney

Defensive Coordinator- BA- David Norris; MUS- Mark Chubb and Glenn Rogers

Enrollment– BA- 497; MUS- 874

Offense/Defense- BA- Spread/3-4; MUS- Multiple/Multiple

Winning Streaks- BA- 3; MUS- 11

Offense/Defense PPG- BA- 33.8/9.9; MUS- 36.9/8.5

Returning Starters- BA- 9 (5 Off/4 Def); MUS- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)

Players To Watch- BA- Tomario Pleasant (RB, Sr.), Will Collins (OL, Sr.), Thomas Gore (OL, Sr.), Jack Victory (SS, Sr.), Preston Sagan (WR, Jr.), Nate Clifton (OL, Sr.), Devyn Curtis (LB, Jr.), Tahir Annoor (DB, Sr.), Wade Williams (QB, Jr.)

MUS– Maurice Hampton (DB/WR, Sr., LSU commitment), Dorian Hopkins (LB, Sr., Tulsa commitment), Mathew Rhodes (LB, Sr.), Thomas Hayden (WR, Sr.), Jalen Holliman (WR/DB, Sr.), Stephen Christenbury (OL/DL, Sr.), Marcus Henderson (OL/DL, Jr.)

My Pick- MUS 28, Brentwood Academy 27

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