Donovan Stewart’s Covering the Entire State: Class 4A Capsules

Donovan Stewart’s Covering the Entire State: Class 4A Capsules

Its the first week of July which means it’s time to cover the entire state, so this is the eighth year of my Covering the Entire State Series as I will look at Class 4A today.

Besides the team capsules, there is also a list of new 4A head coaches as well as the longest winning and losing streaks in 4A going into the 2018 season.

Sullivan East was the only school that didn’t return their football information and the schools are listed in alphabetical order by district.

 

New Faces In New Places– There are 10 new Class 4A Head Coaches in 2018: Curt Jones, Chattanooga Central; Kyle Shoulders, Macon County; Derik Samber, Stone Memorial; Ben Martin, Spring Hill; Paul Derrick, Nolensville; Stetson Dickerson, White House Heritage; Steve Robinson, Chester County; Jesse Powell, Jackson North side; Katarii Donald, Memphis East and Mike Hodum, Fayette Ware

Longest Winning Streaks in 4A going into 2018
Greeneville- 15
Howard- 1
Montgomery Central- 1

Losing Streaks in 4A going into 2018:
Sullivan Central- 30
White House Heritage- 13
Hixson- 12
Cumberland County- 10
Millington- 10

Longest Current Tenured 4A Coaches
Jeff Porter, White House, 31 years
John Olive, Tullahoma, 25
David Marsten, Lawrence County, 15
Steve Trapp, DeKalb County, 12
Cecil Van Hooks, Craigmont, 12
Bryant Hollingsworth, Lexington, 11
Shawn Witten, Elizabethton, 11

 

Elizabethton Cyclones
City- Elizabethton
County- Carter
Enrollment- 819
Last Season’s Record- 9-3, lost to Anderson County in second round
Region- 1-4A
Head Coach- Shawn Witten (96-39 in 11 years at Elizabethton)
Offensive Coordinator- Shawn Witten
Defensive Coordinator- Stan Ogg
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (8 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Corey Russell (RB/WR/DB, Sr.), Garrett Jennings (OL, Sr.), Carter Everette (QB, Sr.), Evan Perkins (WR, Sr.), Jared Grindstaff (DL, Sr.), Austin Outland (RB/DB, Sr.), Kilroy Hill (LB, Sr.), Jackson Killion (LB, Sr.), Zach Hartley (WR/DB, Jr.), Drew Broome (DB, Sr.), Parker Hughes (DB, Soph.), Joseph Kechter (OL/DL, Jr.), Remington Tyree (TE, Jr.), Gavin Lowe (FB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Chandlor Mullins (OL), Cameron Coleman (DE), Joseph Collins (DE), Nestor Grubb (LB), Tyson Vance (LB), Ryan Wetzel (WR/DB), Stewart Guess (OL), Lucas Holly (OL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak


Grainger Grizzlies
City- Rutledge
County- Grainger
Enrollment- 918
Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to Anderson County in first round
Region- 1-4A
Head Coach- Chad Tate (24-29 in five years at Grainger)
Offensive Coordinator- Chad Tate
Defensive Coordinator- Steve Finchum
Offense- Spread Option
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (6 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Preston Owens (QB/DB, Sr.), Mark Lemka (RB/LB, Sr.), Parker Acuff (WR/DB, Sr.), Logan Moody (RB/DB, Sr.), Parker Owen (TE/LB, Sr.), Kannon Roberts (TE/DL, Sr.), Brandon Greenlee (RB/LB, Sr.), Peyton Blake (OL/DL, Jr.), Rylan Gray (OL/DL, Jr.), Lawrence Ratliff (RB/DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Jacob Bunch (RB/DB), Zac Courter (QB/DB), Clay Shipman (OL/DL), Chase Muncy (TE/LB), Cody Staley (OL/LB), Reagan Wiser (RB/DB), Devin Kinsler (OL/LB), Andrew Armstrong (RB/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

Greeneville Greene Devils
City- Greeneville
County- Greene
Enrollment- 913
Last Season’s Record- 15-0, defeated Springfield for state title
Region- 1-4A
Head Coach- Caine Ballard (107-15 in nine years at Greeneville)
Offensive Coordinator- Caine Ballard
Defensive Coordinator- Eddie Spradlen

Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (8 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Cade Ballard (QB, Sr.), Garrin Shuffler (RB/DB, Sr.), Dorien Goddard (WR/DE, Sr., Virginia commitment), Cameron Hite (LB/WR, Sr., Wake Forest commitment), Logan Shipley (DL/RB, Sr.), Chris Everhart (OL/DL, Jr.), Ty Youngblood (LB/RB, Jr.), Will Albright (S/WR, Jr.), Dalton McLain (LB/S/WR, Sr.), Jacques Gillespie Taylor (DL/TE, Sr.), Tommy Taylor (OL, Sr.), Trent Knight (OL, Sr.), Devin Dye (OL, Jr.), Kenny Kershaw (LB, Sr.), A.J. Greenway (DL, Jr.), Jaevon Gillespie (RB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Seth Crawford (WR), Nathaniel Moon (WR), Nick Rideout (OL/DL), Jamian Thompson (WR/DB),
Streak Going Into 2018- 15 game winning streak

 

Sullivan Central Cougars
City- Blountville
County- Sullivan
Enrollment-897
Last Season’s Record- 0-10
Region- 1-4A
Head Coach- Chris Steger (0-20 in two years at Sullivan Central)
Offensive Coordinator- Brian Barbour
Defensive Coordinator- Eddie Spriggs
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (7 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2003
Key Returnees- Jackson Harrison (QB/SS, Sr.), Marshall Carter (WR/DB, Sr.), Jeremiah O’Quinn (LB, Sr.), William Horton (OL/DL, Sr.), Gavin Rupe (OL/DL, Sr.), Gavin Harkleroad (WR/DB, Sr.), Brandon Fillers (OL/DL, Sr.), Ross Beverly (B/DL, Sr.), Tristen Davenport (OL/DL, Sr.)m Caleb Bates (OL/DL, Jr.), Alex Booher, (OL/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Parker Mumpower (WR/DB), Austin Fleenor (RB/LB), Hayden Fleenor (WR/DB), Tristen Wilson (RB/LB), Kelton Moody (RB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- 30 game losing streak

 

Sullivan South Rebels
City- Kingsport
County- Sullivan
Enrollment- 887
Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to Chattanooga Central in first round
Region- 1-4A
Head Coach- Justin Hilton (7-4 in one year at South)
Offensive Coordinator- Justin Hilton
Co-Defensive Coordinators- Jay Conkin and Eric Rowe
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Mason Armstrong (LB/RB, Sr.), Tristan Griffith(LB/RB, Sr.), Austin Monds (DB/WR, Sr.), Julian Reed(RB, Jr.), Gavin Parker (WR/DB, Sr.), Camden Necessary(OL/DL, Jr.), Cory Williams (OL/DL, Sr.), Luke Pollack (QB/DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Ethan Ward (QB/DB), Riley Grills (OL/DL), Lyric Schmidt (K), Nate Barrett(RB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 


Union County Patriots
City- Maynardsville
County- Union
Enrollment- 850
Last Season’s Record- 3-7
Region- 1-4A
Head Coach- Larry Kerr (271-119 overall, 3-7 in one year at Union County)
Offensive Coordinator- Josh Kerr
Defensive Coordinator- Derek Marlow
Offense- Double Wing
Defense- 5-2
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (8 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2004
Key Returnees- Colby Dawson (LB, Sr.), Dalton Truan (WR/DB, Sr.) Joseph Chamberlain (QB, Sr.), Alonzo Creech (RB/LB, Jr.), Zack Pierce (RB/LB, Jr.), Matthew Wyrick (TE/ DE, Sr.), Blake Byrne (RB/DB, Sr.), Alex Padgett (OL/DL, Jr.), Jacob Newton (WR/DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Andrew Kitts (OL), Adam Bryan (TE)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 


Anderson County Mavericks
City- Clinton
County- Anderson
Enrollment- 1,060
Last Season’s Record- 12-1, lost to Greeneville in Quarterfinals
Region- 2-4A
Head Coach- Davey Gillum (80-55 overall, 66-39 in nine years at Anderson County)
Offensive Coordinator- Sean Jessie
Defensive Coordinator- Jon Chadwell
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 15 (8 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Stanton Martin (QB, Sr.), Ryan Moog (WR/LB, Sr.), Russ Lindsay (OL/DL, Soph.), Stone Cummins (OL/DL, Soph.), Trey Noe (OL/DL, Sr.), Marqise Gallaghar (LB, Sr.), Michael Carroll (WR/DB, Sr.), Austin Elliott (WR/DB, Jr.), Logan Berry (WR/DB, Jr.), Blake Chapman (OL/DL, Sr.), Matt Murphy (OL/DL, Jr.), Issac Bullock (OL/DL, Jr.), Waylon Harris (OL/DL, Jr.), Matt Calhoun (OL/DL, Sr.), Sean Foster (OL/DL, Sr.), Zack Webber (LB, Sr.), Ethan Powers (LB, Sr.), Grayson Terry (LB, Sr.), Cam Thomas (WR/DB, Soph.), Cannon Carpenter (S, Sr.), Josh Godwin Miller (S, Soph.) , Zack Wax (DB, Sr.), Brandon Seidner (S, Jr.)
Key Losses- Mason Phillips (RB), Thomas Roberts (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Chattanooga Central Purple Pounders
City- Harrison
County- Hamilton
Enrollment-936
Last Season’s Record- 7-5, lost to Greeneville in second round
Region- 2-4A
Head Coach- Curt Jones (0-0 in first year)
Co-Offensive Coordinators- Randy Thomas and Steve Daniels
Defensive Coordinator- Curt Jones
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (7 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Jaheim Jones (QB, Sr.), Mike McGhee (RB, Sr.), Tracy Odom (SS, Jr.), Eli Garner (OL, Jr.), Wyatt Garrett (OL, Sr.), Donya Parker (DE/RB, Sr.), Jacobi Witcher (WR/DB, Sr.), Reshun Evans (RB/DB, Jr.), Hunter Jones (RB/LB, Jr.), Trey Owten (WR/DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Austin Banther (OL), Gavin Spotts (DB), Vincent McColley (LB), Arion Price (ILB), Hayden Lakin (OL),
Andrew Bingham (WR)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak


East Hamilton Hurricanes
City-Ooltewah
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 1,038
Last Season’s Record- 3-7
Region- 2-4A
Head Coach- Ted Gatewood (88-90 overall, 48-53 in nine years at East Hamilton)
Offensive Coordinator- Ted Gatewood
Defensive Coordinator- J.D. Dunbar
Offense- Multiple I Spread
Defense- 50
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (4 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Sam Randolph (RB/DB, Sr.), Adam Caudle (RB/LB, Jr.), Cade Meeks (S/WR, Jr.), Devontay Tipton (RB/LB, Sr.), Harrison Davis (OL/DL, Sr.), Logan Galloway (OL/LB, Sr.), Blane Savage (DB, Soph.), Aiden Holt (FB/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Graham Ford (TE), Jhaden Smith (RB/DB), David Bohn (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

East Ridge Pioneers
City-Chattanooga
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 827
Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to Greeneville in first round
Region- 2-4A
Head Coach- Tim James (69-91 overall, 14-10 in two years at East Ridge
Offensive Coordinator- Tim James
Defensive Coordinator- LeBron Williams
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Alonzo Russell (ATH, Sr.), Nico Johnikin (ATH, Sr.), Joey Boles (OL, Sr.), Keanu Johnson (S/WR, Jr.), Jalen Boykin (LB/RB, Jr.), Tra Jett (LB/TE, Sr.)
Key Losses- Lorenzo Stewart (RB/LB), Will Mercer (OL/ DL), Austin Black (OL/DL), Kashawn Cosey (WR/DB), Braxton Moffit (LB/WR) C.J. Bond (K)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

Hixson Wildcats
City- Hixson
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 944
Last Season’s Record- 0-10
Region- 2-4A
Head Coach- Gary Murray (0-10 in one year at Hixson)
Offensive Coordinator- Josh Owensby
Defensive Coordinator- Brent Easton
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees-
Key Losses-
Streak Going Into 2018- 12 game losing streak
Key Returnees- Landon Wallace (QB/WR/DB, Sr.), Tre Warthan (WR/DB, Sr.), Malachi Wise (LB/FB, Sr.), Christian Hedges (LB/WR, Jr.) Christian Turner (DE/OL, Sr.), Hector Nunez (LB/OG, Sr.) Parrish Pacetti (LB/DE/OL, Soph.)
Key Losses- Preston Ward (DE), LaTrell Sandefer (WR/DB), Jaylen Benn (LB), Tay McDaniel (RB/LB), Devin Baker (LB), Alex Counts (WR/LB)

 


Howard Hustling Tigers
City- Chattanooga
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 839
Last Season’s Record- 4-6
Region- 2-4A
Head Coach- John Starr (136-113 overall, 8-13 in two years at Howard)
Offensive Coordinator- John Starr
Defensive Coordinator- Deatrick Maffett
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 19 (8 Off/11 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Tawun Billups (RB/LB, Sr.), Quez Williams (QB/DB, Sr.), Eric Johnson (LB, Jr.), Jamal Bragg (OL, Sr.), Davontay Smith (RB, Jr.), Telijah Snow (DE, Sr.), Willie Owens (TE, Soph.), Tremontay Brooks (RB, Jr.), Javion Robinson (LB, Sr.), Darrien Kinamore (DB, Sr.), Jaquel Wooten (DL, Jr.), Desmond Griffin (OL/DL, Sr.), LeBrian Morris (DE, Sr.), Deonta McCroskey (OL, Sr.), Ellis Roberson (DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Torrey McComb (OL), Chris Peace (OL), Antwan Monfort (TE/DL), Alex Houser (DL), Dontavious Smiley (DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game winning streak

 

Seqouyah Chiefs
City- Madisonville
County- Monroe
Enrollment- 1,033
Last Season’s Record- 5-6, lost to Elizabethton in first round
Region- 2-4A
Head Coach- Bobby White (11-20 in three years at Seqouyah)
Offensive Coordinator- Bobby White
Defensive Coordinator- John Wiggins
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (7 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- John-Douglas Wiggins (QB, Sr.), Josh Stakely (RB/S, Sr.), Trevor Stakely (WR/LB, Sr.), Gage Crabtree (OL/DL, So.), Gunter Millsaps (WR/DB, Jr.), Carson Sledge (OL/DL, Sr.), Dorian Munoz (OL/DL, Soph.),
Key Losses- Trace Benson (OL/DE), Nic Kirkland (WR), Troy Martin (WR/DB), Dominic Loniecki (RB/LB), Garrett Blair (RB/DE), Mason Dyer (OL)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

Cumberland County Jets
City- Crossville
County- Cumberland
Enrollment- 1,000
Last Season’s Record- 0-10
Region- 3-4A
Head Coach- Ken Johnson (6-25 in three years at Cumberland)
Offensive Coordinator- Alec Haston
Defensive Coordinator- Ken Johnson
Offense- Multiple I
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (9 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Elijah Tollett (FB/LB, Sr.), Mason Hall (K, Sr.), Gabe Silva (OL, Sr.), Braden Qualls (ATH, Sr.),Kolten Koinig (WR/DB, Sr.), Kyle Spieles (WR/DB, Sr.), Isaac Allen (ATH, Sr.), Trevor Parsons (QB, Jr.), Isaac McGee (DT, Jr.)
Key Losses- Jacob Kerley (RB/DE), Devin Watkins (FB/LB), Jeremiah Baird (TE/DE), Caleb Lester (WR/DB), John Smith (WR/DB), Daniel Zglinicki (RB/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- 10 game losing streak

 

DeKalb County Tigers
City- Smithville
County- DeKalb
Enrollment- 856
Last Season’s Record- 3-8, lost to Marshall County in first round
Region- 3-4A
Head Coach- Steve Trapp (68-74 in 12 years at DeKalb)
Offensive Coordinator- Steve Trapp
Defensive Coordinator- Thomas Cagle
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Grayson Redmon (WR/S, Sr.), Isaac Cross (OL/DL, Jr.), Hunter Fann (OL/DL, Sr.), David Bradford (LB, Jr.), Migel Quintero (LB, Jr.), Axel Aldino (QB, Soph.), Zach Day (LB, Sr.), Grant Curtis (LB, Sr.), Tre Ladet (RB/LB, Sr.), Tyzaun Ladet (WR/DB, Soph.), Desmond Nokes (WR/DB, Soph.)
Key Losses-
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

Livingston Academy Wildcats
City- Livingston
County- Overton
Enrollment- 876
Last Season’s Record- 8-3, lost to Nolensville in first round
Region- 3-4A
Head Coach- Bruce Lamb (74-71 in 10 years at Livingston)
Offensive Coordinator- Danny McCoin
Defensive Coordinator-Bruce Lamb
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (6 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Cole Spears (OL/DL, Jr.), Wesley Smith (WR, Jr.), Will Sims (WR/DB, Sr.), Brody Johnson (WR/SS, Sr.), Mitchell Ayers (WR/DB, Sr.), Aubrey Hollars, (WR/DB, Jr.), Jake Oliver (DL, Sr.), Dusty Parrish (TE/LB, Jr.), Pierson Coleman (FS, Sr.), Will McDonald (QB, Jr.), Dylan Cantrell (OL/LB, Sr.), Cole Smith (LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Wade Neely (RB/LB), Briley Rich (RB/LB),Cody Cantrell (OL), Dustin Burchett (OL/DL), Jarrett Key (OL), Jake Craig (TE/LB), Chance Spears (WR/DB),
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 


Macon County Tigers
City- LaFayette
County- Macon
Enrollment- 967
Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to Spring Hill in first round
Region- 3-4A
Head Coach- Kyle Shoulders (21-50 overall, 0-0 in first year at Macon)
Offensive Coordinator- Kyle Shoulders
Defensive Coordinator- Mike Brown
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 50
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 6 (3 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Chris Oliver (WR/DB, Sr.), John Mark Gammons (QB, Jr.), Ethan Jenkins (RB/DB, Soph.), Issac Belton (RB/DB, Jr.), Landon Whittemore (WR/TE/DE, Soph.), Stephen Lancaster (OL/DL, Sr.), Noah Likens (RB/DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Seth Carlisle (QB/DB), Chase Whittemore (OL/DL), Trent Boles (OL), Taylor McQuery (TE/LB), Ryan Carver (RB/LB), Riley Phillips (TE/DE)
Streak Going Into 2018- three game losing streak

 

Stone Memorial Panthers
City- Crossville
County- Cumberland
Enrollment- 1,061
Last Season’s Record- 4-7, lost to Maplewood in first round
Region- 3-4A
Head Coach- Derik Samber (7-13 overall, 0-0 in first year at Stone)
Offensive Coordinator- Derik Samber
Defensive Coordinator- Corey Boatman
Offense- Multiple Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Thomas VanVorhes (DB/RB, Sr.), Thomas Arnold (QB/DB, Sr.) Jeremy Lloyd (DL, Sr.), Will Delk (LB/TE, Sr.) Ethan Norris (RB/LB, Sr.) Jacob Brown (WR/DB, Sr.) Cedric Little (DE, Jr.) Austin Gilmer (OL/DL, Jr.) Jaydon Sadowski (K/P, Sr.) Mason Hurd (WR/DB, Jr.) Connor Padgett (OL/LB, Sr.) Brock Harris (OL/LB, Sr.) Corban Goad (DL, Sr.) Cole Newcome (OL/DL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Jayden Bowman (LB/RB) Dawson Hunt (TE), Majer Wattenbarger (RB/LB), Blaze Dishman (OL), Glen Star (LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

 

Lawrence County Wildcats
City- Lawrenceburg
County- Lawrence
Enrollment- 1,082
Last Season’s Record- 2-8
Region- 4-4A
Head Coach- David Marsten (70-90 in 15 years at Lawrence County)
Offensive Coordinator- Walt Smith
Defensive Coordinator- David Marsten
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 9 (5 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Bronson Clanton (OL, Sr.), Gage Thigpen (QB, Sr.), Joseph Frazier (OL, Sr.), Justin Vanlandingham (OL, Sr.), Adrion Pillow (TE, Sr.), Skyshun Wiley (DT, Sr.), Levi Adams (DE, Jr.), J.D. Bedford (DB/RB, Jr.), Derrick Young (DB/RB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Damion Gray (LB), Alex Moore (LB), Gustavo Miranda (LB), Zeveyon Bass (DB), Gui Miranda (FS), Whit Brewer (OL), Hunter Porter (OL), Dillon Skaggs (OL)
Streak Going Into 2018- four game losing streak

 

Maplewood Panthers
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 919
Last Season’s Record- 9-4, lost to Marshall County in Quarterfinals
Region- 4-4A
Head Coach- Arcentae Broome (89-72 overall, 58-40 in eight years at Maplewood)
Offensive Coordinator- Fred Burnette
Defensive Coordinator- Arcentae Broome
Offense- Pro/Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (8 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Deshawn Bigham (RB/LB, Sr.),Rashawn Dalton (OL/DE, Sr.), Makell Smith (WR/DB, Sr.), Travares Springer (WR/DB, Sr.), Jamontay Kinnard (WR/DB, Sr.), James Mason (FB/LB, Jr.), Gerrick Evans (WR/DB, Sr.), David Southerland (RB, Soph.), Bobo Hodges (QB, Sr.), Ricky Harvell (DB, Sr.), Carl Birdsong (OL/DL, Sr.), Tyquaze Leggs (OL/DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Lamonz Ezell (OL/DL), Spencer Graves (OL/DL), Mike Brown (OL/DL), Jordan Mosley (WR/DB), Zarian Loudon (LB), Kevonte Montgomery (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Marshall County Tigers
City-Lewisburg
County- Marshall
Enrollment- 902
Last Season’s Record- 10-4, lost to Greeneville in Semifinals
Region- 4-4A
Head Coach- Thomas Osteen (42-11 in four years at Marshall)
Offensive Coordinator- Thomas Osteen
Defensive Coordinator- Jerry Cobb
Offense- Pro Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Bryce Wallace (QB, Sr), Dagon Stacey (TE/LB, Sr.), Hunter Lancaster (FB/LB, Sr.), Jayshon Wilcox (DT/OL, Sr.), X’Zavier Garrett (DL/OL, Sr.) Marcus McCord (OL/DL, Sr.), Elijah Taylor (RB, Sr.), Javarria Rucker (RB/WR, Jr.), Austin Wright (OL, Sr.), Andrew Gold (DB/OLB, Jr.), Antonio Warren (DB, Sr.), Marellus Campbell (DB/WR, Sr.), Malik Thomison (DB/WR, Sr.)
Key Losses- Matt Runions (WR), Dave Roberts (OL), Kamron Liggett (RB/LB), Hunter Cummings (LB), Tavi McLean (DE), Caleb Estes (K/P), Josh Johnson (DL), Taylor Clark (OL), Billy Cheek (LB), Brandon Rowan (WR), Devon Wilson (WR)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Nolensville Knights
City- Nolensville
County- Williamson
Enrollment- 942
Last Season’s Record- 4-8, lost to Maplewood in second round
Region- 4-4A
Head Coach- Paul Derrick (0-0 in first year at Nolensville)
Offensive Coordinator- Pat Curran
Defensive Coordinator- Paul Derrick
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense-22 (11 Off/11 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Brandon Wharton (QB, Sr.), Colton Dooley (RB/OLB, Sr.), Wes Miller (OL/LB, Sr.), Tim Stayskal (WR/OLB, Sr.), Jack McWilliams (SS, Sr.), Justin Phatsadavong (DB, Sr.), Tim Coutras (WR/DB, Jr.), Colby Anderson (WR/DB, Sr.), Holden Collett (OL, Sr.), Nick Yoshihara (OL/DL, Sr.), Sam Chapman (OL/DL, Sr.), Ryan Pistulka (RB, Jr.), Wes Jones (WR/DB, Sr.), Dan Rickert (OL/DL, Jr.), Grant Reeder (OL/DL Soph.), Zach Campbell (WR/DB, Sr.), Ethan Mickelsen (OL, Sr.), Grayson Wallace (LB, Sr.), C.J. Ware (LB, Jr.) Matt Edwards (OL, Sr.) Conner Rigsby (LB, Jr.) Will Sparks (OL, Jr.), Luke Jenkins (K, Jr.)
Key Losses- Nolensville will have first senior class in 2018
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Spring Hill Raiders
City- Columbia
County- Maury
Enrollment- 1,053
Last Season’s Record- 6-6, lost to Marshall County in second round
Region- 4-4A
Head Coach- Ben Martin (0-0 in first year at Spring Hill)
Offensive Coordinator- Nick Deschamps
Defensive Coordinator- Jason Busby
Offense- Multiple Pro
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (9 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Jacquise Oglesby (OL/DL, Sr.), Jalen Curry (OL/DL, Sr.), Austin Williams (TE/DL, Sr.), Blake Tarrence (TE/DL, Sr.), Hadrian Phillips (RB/LB, Sr.), Jerry McGlown (WR/DB, Sr.), Rahim Sanders (WR/DB, Sr.), Bubba Johnson (RB/LB, Jr., Transferred from Page)
Key Losses- Dontae Smith (RB), Justin Oden (WR), T.J. Ennis (QB/FS), Darrin Johnson (WR/LB), Tyler Moore (LB), Javari Braden (LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Tullahoma Wildcats
City- Tullahoma
County- Coffee
Enrollment- 1,042
Last Season’s Record- 5-5
Region- 4-4A
Head Coach- John Olive (185-133 overall, 159-118 in 25 years at Tullahoma)
Offensive Coordinator- John Olive
Defensive Coordinator- Coy Sisk
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (7 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Race Marin (WR/S, Sr.), Briasen Corn (RB/LB, Sr.), Samari Layne (RB/LB, Sr.), Ty Cox (OL/DE, Sr.), Matt Ross (TE/DE, Sr.), Paul Henry (OL/DT, Sr), Kobe Burks (WR/DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Mason Weaver (OL/DT), Jacob Hill (OL/DL), Codey Shelton (OL/DT), Weston Eaves (OL/DT), Nic Barstad (QB), Amauri Burks (RB/S)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Creek wood Hawks
City- Charlotte
County- Dickson
Enrollment- 986
Last Season’s Record- 5-6, lost to Lexington in first round
Region- 5-4A
Head Coach- Houston Thiel (5-6 in one year at Creek wood)
Offensive Coordinator- Aaron Lee
Defensive Coordinator- Ryan Sensing
Offense- Spread Option
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 20 (11 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Chase Klotz (LB/TE, Sr.), Mitch Duke (SS/RB, Jr.), J.J. Higgins (LB, Sr.), Garrett Stansberry (FS/RB, Sr.), Danny Stansberry (DB/RB, Jr.), Laken Hayes (DL/OL, Sr.), Chase Logan (DL/OL, Sr.), Will Secker (DB/WR, Jr.), Kyle Boldus (SS/TE, Jr.), James Daugherty (LB/WR, Jr.), Andre Darden (WR/FS, Jr.), Blaine Allsbrooks (DE/TE, Jr.), Aaron Stewart (OL, Sr.), Zack Bone (OL, Jr.), Danner Dollinich (OL, Sr.), Sam Askins (DB, Sr.), Timmy Randolph (QB, Sr.), Stone Collins (OL, Jr.), Adam Vickery (DL, Jr.), Peyton Allen (LB/TE, Sr.)
Key Losses- Garrett Dollinich (DE), Kendell Lyles (LB), Colton Stewart (LB), Luke Street (FS/RB)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

Greenbrier Bobcats
City- Greenbrier
County- Robertson
Enrollment- 833
Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to Jackson South Side in first round
Region- 5-4A
Head Coach- John Elmore (12-9 in two years at Greenbrier)
Offensive Coordinator- Luke White
Defensive Coordinator- Darrel Sweeney
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Brandon Chambers (RB/LB, Sr.), Tanner Mellinger (FB/LB, Sr.), Micah Escue (RB/DB, Sr.), Nathan Ford (WR/DB, Sr.), Timmy Stewart (OL/DT, Sr.), Noah Batey (OL/NG, Jr.), Travis Arms (WR/DB, Sr.), Tristan Leopold (QB/DB, Jr.), Stoney Smith (QB/DB, Soph.), Ryan Lanius (WR/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Andrew Cline (QB/S), Jacob Elmore (OL/DT), Preston Edwards (OL/DE), Tanner Lynch FB/LB), Toby Lynch (OL/NG), Zyon Storey (WR/DE), Jacob Clark (OL/DE), Payton Brown (WR/DB), Parker Brown (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- three game losing streak

 

Montgomery Central Indians
City- Cunningham
County- Montgomery
Enrollment- 1,033
Last Season’s Record- 2-8
Region- 5-4A
Head Coach- Jeff Tomlinson (17-44 in six years at Montgomery Central)
Offensive Coordinator- Jeff Tomlinson
Defensive Coordinator- Larry Lepowski
Offense- Double Slot
Defense- 3-5-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (6 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Ben Dawson (QB/LB, Sr.), Kaleb Lane (DL, Jr.), Lakendriez Sanders (FB/LB, Jr.), Jacob Scott (OL/DL, Sr.), Justin Straw (DB, Sr.), Zach Gibbons (S/WR, Sr.)
Key Losses- Landon Morrison (OL), Daniel Norfleet (OL/DL), Chance Burge (RB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game winning streak

 

Portland Panthers
City- Portland
County- Sumner
Enrollment- 1,089
Last Season’s Record- 2-8
Region- 5-4A
Head Coach- Greg Cavanah (8-33 in four seasons at Portland)
Offensive Coordinator- Tony Adams
Defensive Coordinator- Mark Nelson
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 17 (8 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Josh Dutcher (FB/LB, Sr.), Kaleb Mandrell (QB/DB, Jr.), Noah Horn (RB/DE, Sr.), Malachi Bostic (OL/DE, Jr.), Thomas Rodriquez (OL, Jr.), Bryson Dowlen (RB/DB, Sr.), Blake Curtis (QB/WR/DB, Sr.), Isaiah Lackey (RB/LB, Sr.), Grayson Stubblefield (TE/LB, Sr.), Kaleb Allen (TE/LB, Jr.), Zach Brito (WR/DB, Sr.), James Tice (OL/DE, Sr.), Logan Summers (OL/DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Drake Vanatta (RB/DE), Ryan Brewster (LB), Brand Meador (QB), Triston Johnson (OL), Thomas Latimer (OL), Jackson Webb (WR), Blake Curtis (WR, Sr.), Tobias McNutt (DB), Cody Whitfield (DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- four game losing streak

 

Springfield Yellow Jackets
City- Springfield
County- Robertson
Enrollment- 1,081
Last Season’s Record- 11-4, lost to Greeneville in title game
Region- 5-4A
Head Coach- Dustin Wilson (40-33 in six years at Springfield)
Offensive Coordinator- Enoch Hill
Defensive Coordinator- Drew Wilson
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (4 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Dayron Johnson (WR/FS, Sr.), Bryan Hayes (ATH, Sr.), Benjamin Galluzzi (FB, Sr.), Harlen Zirker (OL/DT, Sr.), Trevoughn Ellis (OL, Sr.), Kevontay White (DB, Jr.), Mikie Neal (FB/LB, Jr.), Keith Jones (RB, Sr.), Montrell Baker (DE/RB, Sr.), Austin Stiltner (OL/DL, Jr.), Cory Bigsbee (WR/DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Josh Johns (DE), D’Corian Bryant (WR), Caleb Binkley (OT), Jesse Boucher (ILB), Keyon Brewer (NT), Travion Woodard (WR/DB), Luke Petitt (QB), Logan Holland (OL), Austin DeBerry (OL), Tanner May (DL), James Davis (OL/LB), Tristan Howard (OL/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

White House Heritage Patriots
City- White House
County- Robertson
Enrollment- 673
Last Season’s Record- 0-10
Region- 5-4A
Head Coach- Stetson Dickerson (0-0 in first year at WHH)
Offensive Coordinator- Matt Duncan
Defensive Coordinator- Stetson Dickerson
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (6 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Jalen Witham (WR/LB, Sr.), Daniel Evans (OL, Jr.), Parker Deaton (DB/RB, Jr.), Christian Yerta (OL, Jr ), Trenton Tuttle (LB/TE, Jr.)
Key Losses- Austin Gunter (QB/DB,), Antoine Eddings (WR/DB), Michael McEwing (RB/LB), Rigo Martinez (RB/LB), James Hall (OL/DL), Brandon Collier (OL/DL), Andrew Gaston (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- 13 game losing streak

 

White House Blue Devils
City- White House
County- Sumner
Enrollment-874
Last Season’s Record- 11-1, lost to Jackson South Side in second round
Region- 5-4A
Head Coach- Jeff Porter (263-121 in 31 years at White House)
Offensive Coordinator- Ryan Hamilton
Defensive Coordinator- James Honeycutt
Offense- Pro
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 7 (4 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Colby Jackson (OL, Sr.), Cameron Casanova (WR, Sr.)
Key Losses- Seth Bumbalough (DB), Tyler McMurtry (DE), Tyler Ridings (OL), Brett Drake (DB), Elijah Zweyforff (OL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Chester County Eagles
City- Henderson
County- Chester
Enrollment- 918
Last Season’s Record- 4-7, lost to White House in first round
Region- 6-4A
Head Coach- Steve Robinson (0-0 in first year at Chester County)
Offensive Coordinator- Ethan Ross
Defensive Coordinator- Randall Todd
Offense- Multiple Two Back
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (8 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Peyton Doles (LB/RB, Sr.), Timothy Legg (DT/OT, Jr.), Zach Thomas (DE/OG, Sr.), Nick Wallis (OL, Sr.), Kennzie Huddleston (DB/WR, Sr.), Jack Cagle (QB, Sr.), Issaih Jackson (DB, Sr.), Dalton Farley (DB, Sr.), Jacob Henry (DT, Sr.), Jackson Thomas (LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Brandon Lewis (TE/DE), Brennan Phelps (RB/LB), Harrison Taylor (RB/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- three game losing streak

 

Hardin County Tigers
City- Savannah
County- Hardin
Enrollment- 1,060
Last Season’s Record- 6-5, lost to Springfield in first round
Region- 6-4A
Head Coach- Matthew Smith (47-31 in seven years at Hardin County)
Offensive Coordinator- Alex Seaton
Defensive Coordinator- Clint Arendall
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Tyler Hardin (OL, Sr.), Gavin Munz (LB, Sr.), Corey Riley (DE, Sr.), Mac Short (LB, Sr.), Rivers Hunt (QB, Soph.), Hudson Wolfe (TE/DL, Soph.), Briley Gooch (DL, Jr.), Keiren Siner (WR/DB, Jr.), Eli Williams (WR/DB, Jr.), Trey Scruggs (RB, Jr.), John Whitley (RB/LB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Landon McFall (WR/DB), Haden Carman (QB), Zee Davis (WR), Michael Harrison (RB), Wes Anderson (OL), Gage Davison (OL/LB), Joey Burd (DE)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Jackson North Side Indians
City- Jackson
County- Madison
Enrollment- 960
Last Season’s Record- 1-9
Region- 6-4A
Head Coach- Jesse Powell (0-0 in first year at JNS)
Offensive Coordinator- Jesse Powell
Defensive Coordinator- Cedric Hampton
Offense-
Defense-
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (7 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Kevin Albea (DL, Sr.), Steve Collins (LB, Sr.), Everett Charles (WR, Sr.), Tyler Arnold (DL, Jr.), Jamari Poindexter (S, Jr.), Cordarion Jones (LB, Jr.), Josh Carter (DL, Jr.), Xavier Long (WR, Jr.), Jayson Sneed (DB, Jr.), Nakia Mercer(ATH, Sr.), Kameron Farrington (ATH, Sr.), Evan Johnson (QB, Sr.), Haynes Holt II (RB, Jr.), Ethan Ferguson (OL, Sr.), Tahjae Johnson (DE, Sr.), Mason Robinson (LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Isaac Jones (OL), Julian Smith (LB), Trekarrius Harvey (LB), Josh Stovall (OL), Michael Brooks (LB), Tyler Brown (DB), Omarcus Jenkins (OL),
Streak Going Into 2018- three game losing streak

 

Jackson South Side Hawks
City- Jackson
County- Madison
Enrollment- 917
Last Season’s Record- 8-5, lost to Springfield in Quarterfinals
Region- 6-4A
Head Coach- Tyler Reeder (9-11 in two years at JSS)
Offensive Coordinator- Brent McNeal
Defensive Coordinator- Tyler Reeder
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (7 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Devin Bowers (LB, Sr.), Frazier Ellison (WR/DB, Sr.), Matthew Steen (K, Sr.) Austin Clark (FB/LB, Sr.), Tyler Carver (QB, Sr.), Ronald Stewart (OL/DE, Sr.), Eric Latham (RB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Shamar Givens (RB/LB), Clevin Hil (OL/DL), Preston Burton (WR/DB), Javian Bray (TE/DE)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Lexington Tigers
City- Lexington
County- Henderson
Enrollment- 965
Last Season’s Record- 8-4, lost to Springfield in second round
Region- 6-4A
Head Coach- Bryant Hollingsworth (88-34 in 10 years at Lexington)
Offensive Coordinator- Bryant Hollingsworth
Defensive Coordinator- Dewond Johnson
Offense- Pro I
Defense- 40
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Elijah Ujcich (LB, Sr.), Duerel Bard (LB/TE, Jr.), Jamie Pearson (DT, Sr.), Will Greenway (DT, Sr.), Travelle Talley (LB, Sr.), Drake Stanfill (DB, Jr.), Jaden Horn (FB, Jr.), Braxton Grice (QB, Jr.), Tyler Hugeley (OL, Sr.), Jalen Bailey (OL, Jr.), Kenneth Jones (RB, Soph.), Myles Mayo (RB, Soph.), Tyler Spann (WR, Soph.), Josh Williams (OL, Soph.), Andrerius Swift (OL, Soph.), Jordan Smith (QB/WR, Soph.), Keyonte Moffitt (DB, Jr.), Mason Kizer (LB, Sr.), Caleb Sturgill (OL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Tucker White (DB/FS), DeAndre Scott (RB), Raleigh Odle (QB/WR), Myles Peoples (LB), Joseph Ujcich (LB), Dawson Wood (OL), Brejeun Teague (OL/DL), John Sullivan (DE)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Liberty Crusaders
City- Jackson
County- Madison
Enrollment- 1,083
Last Season’s Record- 1-9
Region- 6-4A
Head Coach- Orentheus Taylor (8-32 overall, 1-9 in one year at Liberty)
Offensive Coordinator- Damien Willis
Defensive Coordinator- Anthony Wallace
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Jeremiah Fitzhugh (DE, Sr.), Stephun Bush (LB, Sr.), Saidrick Pewitte (RB, Sr.), Gianni Thomas (DL, Sr.), Dewon Grubbs (RB, WR, Sr.), Darnell Gray (RB, Jr.), Preston Howard (OL, Sr.), Christian Anderson (DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Kendarius Holliman (RB/DB), Laderian Harris (OL), Isaiah Thomas (LB), Bryant Bowers (QB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- seven game losing streak

 

Crockett County Cavaliers
City- Alamo
County- Crockett
Enrollment- 859
Last Season’s Record- 10-3, lost to Haywood in Quarterfinals
Region- 7-4A
Head Coach- Kevin Ward (120-46 overall, 44-24 in seven years at Crockett County)
Offensive Coordinator- Josh Fronabarger
Defensive Coordinator-Josh Holt
Offense- Flex Bone
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 7 (5 Off/2 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Eli Myrick (WR, Sr.), Josh Owens (LB, Jr.), Nate Sarver (LB, Jr.), Jacob Rhodes (DB, Sr.), Zach Stevenson (OL, Jr.), Sam Myrick (OL, Sr.), Braven Harton (OL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Jordan Branch (RB/LB), Dennis Buchanan (WR/DB), Manny Jordan (WR/FS) Jacob Fitzhugh (QB), Vince Terrell (OL), Xavier Billings (LB), Kerrington Parker (RB/DB), Fred Boles (DT)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Dyersburg Trojans
City- Dyersburg
County- Dyer
Enrollment- 834
Last Season’s Record- 8-4, lost to Crockett County in second round
Region- 7-4A
Head Coach- Bart Stowe (124-75 overall, 69-35 in nine years at Dyersburg)
Offensive Coordinator- Bart Stowe
Defensive Coordinator- Matthew Shearon
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (8 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Chris Russell (LB/RB, Sr., Memphis commitment), Daviaon Henderson (LB/RB, Sr.), Preston Seyl (DB/QB, Sr.), Reed Bona (LB/WB, Sr.), Garthaddeus Harrell (LB/RB, Sr.), Justin Brown (DL/OL, Sr.), Cedrick Currie (DL/OL, Sr.), Sky HIckman (DL/OL, Sr.), Franklin Agee (DL/OL, Sr.), Landrey Bordian (DL/OL, Sr.), Sam Andrews (DL/OL, Sr.), Sean Harris (DL/OL, Jr.), Brandon Miller (DB/WB, Jr.), Garret Moore (P, Sr.)
Key Losses- Tavarius Currie (RB), Chance Stepp (DE), Austin Russell (DT), Blake Mendoza (WR), Keevossiaeh Stewart (DE), Burke Jensen (OL), Miller Edgin (DE), Kevin Spencer (DB/RB/WB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Haywood County Tomcats
City- Brownsville
County- Haywood
Enrollment- 889
Last Season’s Record- 11-3, lost to Springfield in Semifinals
Region- 6-4A
Head Coach- Steve Hookfin (81-41 overall, 27-10 in three years at Haywood)
Offensive Coordinator- Steve Hookfin
Defensive Coordinator- Anthony Sawyer
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 15 (7 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Darion Williamson (LB, Jr.),Deyondrius Hines (ATH, Sr.), Taylor Shields (WR, Sr.), Decourtney Reed (RB, Sr.), Jakobe Swift (DB, Sr.), Jerwin Young (DL, Sr.), Emanuel Beard (DL, Sr.), Sherron Hines (OL, Sr.), Kendall Bond (OL, Jr.), Jackson Pettigrew (OL, Sr.), Marquis Pugh (LB/FS, Jr.), Trotavius Green (LB, Sr.), Derrion Bell (DL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Tillman Mcrae (QB), Brent Moore (TE/FB), Tristan Taylor (LB), Xavier Walker (WR/RB), Trevor Cunningham (DB), Dequortae Seaberry (OL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Obion County Rebels
City- Troy
County- Obion
Enrollment- 900
Last Season’s Record- 5-7, lost to Haywood in second round
Region- 7-4A
Head Coach- Paul Decker (7-25 in three years at Obion)
Offensive Coordinator- John Buchanan
Defensive Coordinator- Paul Decker
Offense- Flex Bone
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11(2 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Luke Garrigan (LB/FB, Sr.), Ethan Choate (LB, Sr.), Jaxon Jones (WR/LB, Sr.), Blake Wilson (WR/LB, Sr.), Landon Starks (OL/DL, Sr.), Will Thomas Moore (OL/DL, Sr.), JaReese Thomas (OL/DL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Deven Sheppard (OL), Cade Rogers (QB), Bobby Kehoe (WR), Heath Cary (LB), Kyler Shirley (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Ripley Tigers
City- Ripley
County- Lauderdale
Enrollment- 860
Last Season’s Record- 2-8
Region- 7-4A
Head Coach- Justin Cruse (2-8 in one year at Ripley)
Offensive Coordinator- Blake Stigall
Defensive Coordinator- Justin Cruse
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2010
Key Returnees- Tyler Ross (QB, Sr.), Bryant Evans (LB, Sr.), Tae McKinnis (LB, Sr.), Cedric Maben (WR/DB, Sr.), Corterrion Moore (RB, So.), Keontae Hall (DL, Sr.), Brian Taylor (DL, Sr.), Tyler Rogers(DL, Sr.), Storm Morgan (LB, Jr.) Ke’Darius Currie (WR/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Charleston Stephens (OL), Lamar Barbee (OL), Ray Washington (RB/DB), Nehimiah Bonner (DB), Vallee Washington (WR/DB), Charles Brown (OL/DL), Deondre Burnett (DB), Tyrell Miller (DB/RB)
Streak Going Into 2018- four game losing streak

 

Craigmont Chiefs
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 909
Last Season’s Record- 3-8, lost to Obion County in first round
Region- 8-4A
Head Coach- Cecil Van Hooks (63-68 in 12 years at Craigmont)
Offensive Coordinator- Cecil Van Hooks
Defensive Coordinator- To Be Determined
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (7 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance-2017
Key Returnees- Jakobie Watson (LB/DE, Sr.), Tyriq Sanders (S/WR, Sr.), Edward Rankin (DE, Sr.), Brandon Johnson (WR/DB, Sr.), Dashawn Jones (OL/NG, Sr.), Jeremy Braden (OL/DL, Soph.), Jordan Braden (OL/DL, Sr.), Joshua Johnson (OL, Sr.), Micheal Cashaw (RB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Rodney Matthews (LB), Kendrick Gillespie (RB), Deundre Carter (QB), Latavius Hicks (LB/FB), Malik Robinson (DB/WR), Justin Colbert (DB/RB), Curly Bains (S/WR)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Fayette Ware Wildcats
City- Somerville
County- Fayette
Enrollment- 861
Last Season’s Record- 3-8, lost to Crockett County in first round
Region- 8-4A
Head Coach- Michael Hodum (102-90 overall, 0-0in first year at Fayette Ware)
Offensive Coordinator- Michael Hodum
Defensive Coordinator- Jordan Laxton
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 2 (2 Off/0 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Adrien Baskerville (OL/DL, Jr.), Landon Williams (OL/LB, Jr.), Timmyus Hill (RB/DB, Jr.), Trey Treadway OL/DL, Jr.), OJaheim Boyd (OL/DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Tyiee Watkins (LB/TE), Devin Burns (LB/FB), Chris Kee (QB/DB), Jakevious Rosser (WR/DB), Taquarrious Terry (OL/DL), Denzel Roberson (DB/WR), Tabarius White (RB/DB), Elijah Cox (RB/DB), Kentrail Taylor (DE/TE), Dewayne Hobson (RB/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- five game losing streak

 

Memphis East Mustangs
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 494
Last Season’s Record-5-6, lost to Dyersburg in first round
Region- 8-4A
Head Coach- Katarii Donald (6-34 overall, 0-0 in first year at East)
Offensive Coordinator- Katarii Donald
Defensive Coordinator- Richard Gilliam
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 1 (0 Off/1 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Deangelo Cross (DE/LB, Sr.), Jushun Killion (DB/RB/WR, Sr.), Zaccheus Howell (DB/WR, Sr.), Jordan Cheairs (DT/TE, Jr.), Jalan Wright (QB, Soph.), Keevon Dukes (WR/DB, Jr.),
Key Losses- John Wrister (OL/DL), William Bradley (OL), Frederick Sims (OL), Ntirengayi Karamba (K), Keveon Mullins (WR, Transferred to Whitehaven), Cailon McGhee (RB/DB, Transferred to Cordova),
Streak Going Into 2018- one year losing streak

 

Millington Trojans
City- Millington
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 940
Last Season’s Record- 1-10, lost to Haywood in first round
Region- 8-4A
Head Coach- Chris Michael (39-50 in eight years at Millington)
Offensive Coordinator- Daren Garcia
Defensive Coordinator- Dodd Gengenbach
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Tommy Clifton (QB, Jr.), Corey Smith (WR, Sr.), Kyle Lindley (LB, Sr.), Zeb Marvin (S, Sr.), Isreal Cobb (LB/FB, Jr.), Eddie Macklin (WR, Sr.), Kaleb Macklin (OL/DL, Sr.), Jordan White (OL/DL, Sr.), Cameron Bryant (LB, Sr.), Markees Flowers (OL/DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Danny Chandler (OL/DL), Solomon Slevkoff (OL/DL), James Cox (LB), Jeremiah Russell (DL), Tyler Miller (DL), Leandra Cooper (DB),
Streak Going Into 2018- 10 game losing streak

 

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