Donovan Stewart’s Class 4A Region Rundown

Donovan Stewart’s Class 4A Region Rundown

We are only nine days away as the start of high school football regular season will begin next Thursday, August 16 and a full slate of games will commence next Friday August 17.

In the spirit of the greatest sport fixing to get underway, tnhighschoolfootball.com will take a quick look at all 55 regions in all classifications continuing today with Class 4A.

The region rundown has the following six categories, a list of the region teams, who the new region head coaches are, who the longest tenured coach is in the region, who the region kingpin is and how many consecutive region games they have won, four region players to watch and the four teams that will be playoff bound this year (both categories are listed alphabetically).

Here’s the remaining schedule for the region rundowns
August 8- 4A
August 9- 5A
August 10- 6A
August 15- Division II-A
August 16- Division II-AA
August 17- Division II-AAA

1-4A
Region Teams- (7)- Elizabethton, Grainger, Greeneville, Sullivan Central, Sullivan East, Sullivan South and Union County
New Region Head Coaches-None
Longest Tenured Coach- Shawn Witten, Elizabethton, 11 years
Region Kingpin- Greeneville- The Greene Devils have won 67 straight region games dating back to 2007 and they won 10 straight titles. Greeneville is a perfect 54-0 in the region since 2009 when coach Caine Ballard took over the program.
Four Region Players To Watch- Greeneville QB Cade Ballard, Elizabethton QB Carter Everette, Greeneville WR Cameron Hite and Elizabethton RB Corey Russell
2018 Playoff Teams- Elizabethton, Grainger, Greeneville and Sullivan South

2-4A
Region Teams- (7)- Anderson County, Chattanooga Central, East Hamilton, East Ridge, Hixson, Howard and Seqouyah
New Region Head Coaches- (1)- Curt Jones, Chattanooga Central
Longest Tenured Coach- Tie between Davey Gillum, Anderson County and Ted Gatewood, East Hamilton, 9 years
Region Kingpin- Anderson County- The Mavericks are the defending region champions and have won six straight region games
Four Region Players To Watch- Anderson County QB Stanton Martin, Chattanooga Central RB Michael McGhee, Anderson County ATH Ryan Moog and Seqouyah WR/DB Josh Stakely
2018 Playoff Teams- Anderson County, Chattanooga Central,
East Ridge and Seqouyah

3-4A
Region Teams- (5)- Cumberland County, DeKalb County, Livingston Academy, Macon County and Stone Memorial
New Region Head Coaches- (2)- Kyle Shoulders, Macon County and Derik Samber, Stone Memorial
Longest Tenured Coach- Steve Trapp, DeKalb County, 12 years
Region Kingpin- Livingston Academy- The Wildcats have a five game region winning streak after winning the region last year
Four Region Players To Watch- Stone Memorial QB Thomas Arnold, DeKalb County OL Issac Cross, Livingston Academy QB Will McDonald and Livingston Academy DT Cole Spears
2018 Playoff Teams- DeKalb County, Livingston Academy, Macon County and Stone Memorial

4-4A
Region Teams- (6)- Lawrence County, Maplewood, Marshall County, Nolensville, Spring Hill and Tullahoma
New Region Head Coaches- (2)- Paul Derrick, Nolensville and Ben Martin, Spring Hill
Longest Tenured Coach- David Marsten, Lawrence County, 15 years
Region Kingpin- Marshall County- The Tigers have won 16 straight region games including the last three region titles
Four Region Players To Watch- Maplewood QB Bobo Hodges, Maplewood WR/DB Travares Springer, Nolensville LB Tim Stayskal and Marshall County DT Jayshon Wilcox
2018 Playoff Teams- Maplewood, Marshall County, Nolensville and Spring Hill

5-4A
Region Teams- (7)- Creek wood, Greenbrier, Montgomery Central, Portland, Springfield, White House and White House Heritage
New Region Head Coaches- (1)- Stetson Dickerson, White House Heritage
Longest Tenured Coach- Jeff Porter, White House, 31 years
Region Kingpin- White House- The Blue Devils won yet another region title in Jeff Porter’s 31 years at White House as they have a six game winning streak
Four Region Players To Watch- Greenbrier RB Brandon Chambers, Creek wood LB Chase Klotz, Springfield WR Dayron Johnson and White House RB Preston Sharber
2018 Playoff Teams- Creek wood, Greenbrier, Springfield and White House

6-4A
Region Teams- (6)- Chester County, Hardin County, Jackson North side, Jackson South side, Lexington and Liberty
New Region Head Coaches- (2)- Steve Robinson, Chester County and Jesse Powell, JNS
Longest Tenured Coach- Bryant Hollingsworth, Lexington, 10 years
Region Kingpin- Lexington. The Tigers have a four game region winning streak
Four Region Players To Watch- Jackson Southside LB Devin Bowers, Liberty DL Jeremiah Fitzhugh, Hardin County LB Gavin Munz and Lexington RB/DB Elijah Ujcich
2018 Playoff Teams- Chester County, Hardin County, Jackson South side and Lexington

7-4A
Region Teams- (5)- Crockett County, Dyersburg, Haywood County, Obion County and Ripley
New Region Head Coaches-None
Longest Tenured Coach- Bart Stowe, Dyersburg, 9 years
Region Kingpin- Haywood. The Tomcats have won the last two region titles and have a 14 game region winning streak dating back to 2015
Four Region Players To Watch- Dyersburg RB/LB Daviaon Henderson, Haywood County DB Deyondrius Hines, Haywood County RB Decourtney Reed and Dyersburg LB Chris Russell
2018 Playoff Teams- Crockett County, Dyersburg, Haywood County and Obion County

8-4A
Region Teams-(4)- Craigmont, Fayette Ware, Memphis East and Millington
New Region Head Coaches- (2)- Michael Hodum, Fayette Ware and Katarii Donald, Memphis East
Longest Tenured Coach- Cecil Van Hooks, Craigmont, 12 years
Region Kingpin- Memphis East. The Mustangs are the defending region champions with a three game region streak and have won two of the last three region titles
Four Region Players To Watch- Craigmont RB Michael Cashaw, Craigmont WR Brandon Johnson, Millington WR Eddie Macklin and Craigmont DL/OL Ed Rankins
2018 Playoff Teams- Craigmont, Fayette Ware, Memphis East and Millington

Contact Donovan at donovans1222@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at Examine_Stew

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