Donovan Stewart’s Covering the Entire State Series: Class 1A

Donovan Stewart’s Covering the Entire State Series: Class 1A

It’s the first week of June which means it’s time to cover the entire state. This marks the eighth year of my Covering the Entire State Series as I will look at Class 1A today.

Besides the team capsules, there is also a list of new 1A head coaches as well as the longest winning and losing streaks in 1A going into the 2018 season.

50 of the 52 1A schools returned their football information and the schools are listed in alphabetical order by district.

McEwen and Humboldt are the only schools that did not return their football information.

 

New Faces In New Places- There are 11 new Class 1A Head Coaches in 2018:, Johnny Massengale, Jellico; Chad Grabowski, Copper Basin; David Dinger, Lookout Valley; Scott Clemons, Gordonsville; Ray Reagan, Pickett County; Matt Swoner, RBS; Ron Lambert, RePublic; Nick Patterson, Richland; Fred Copeland, Westwood; G. Benjamin Myles, KIPP Academy; Edward Kuykendoll, Oakhaven

Longest Winning Streaks in 1A going into 2018:
Greenback- 8
Sunbright- 2
Booker T. Washington- 1
Harriman- 1
Huntland- 1
Mt. Pleasant- 1
Perry County- 1

Losing Streaks in 1A going into 2018:
Humboldt- 11
MASE- 10
RePublic- 9
Hancock County- 7
Richland- 5
Sale Creek- 5

Longest Current Tenured 1A Coaches:
Tom Adkins, Jo Byrns, 24 years
Bob Robertson, Huntland, 22 years
Noah Lampkins, Gleason, 16 years
Travis Tapp, Harriman, 15 years
Ricky Rice, Wayne County, 12 years
Keith Henry, Coalfield, 10 years
Eric Swenson, Huntingdon, 10 years
Jamie Williams, Bruceton, 9 years
Craig Harris, Middleton, 8 years
Eric Pullen, McEwen, 8 years
J.R. Voyles, Oakdale, 8 years

 

 

 

Cloudland Highlanders
City- Roan Mountain
County- Carter
Enrollment- 233
Last Season’s Record- 9-3, lost to Coalfield in second round
Region- 1-1A
Head Coach- Mike Lunsford (216-65 overall, 14-10 in two seasons at Cloudland)
Offensive Coordinator- Mike Lunsford
Defensive Coordinator- Darrell Brewer
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Malachi Benefield (QB/FS, Sr.), Josh Blair (FB/LB, Sr.), Jacob Singleton (WR, Sr.), Jordan Coffey (RB, Sr.), Dillon Johnson (LB, Sr.), Hunter Blair (LB, Jr.), Garrison Julian (LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Austin Hall (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Hancock County Indians
City- Sneedville
County- Hancock
Enrollment- 315
Last Season’s Record- 2-9, lost to Coalfield in first round
Region- 1-1A
Head Coach- Brandon Gibbs (6-16 in two years at Hancock County)
Offensive Coordinator- Brandon Gibbs
Defensive Coordinator- David Smith
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Seth Hipshire (FB/LB, Sr.), Gage Leabow (WR/DB, Sr.), Ethan Short (DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Logan Sellers (WR/S), John Ross Wilson (OT/DE), Ethan Lawson (OG/DE), Andrew Parson (OL/DT),
Streak Going Into 2018- seven game losing streak

 

 

 

Jellico Blue Devils
City- Jellico
County- Campbell
Enrollment- 331
Last Season’s Record- 4-7, lost to Oliver Springs in first round
Region- 1-1A
Head Coach- Johnny Massengale (0-0 in first year)
Offensive Coordinator- TBD
Defensive Coordinator- TBD
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-3-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Noah Smith (WR/SS, Sr.), Joseph Elliott (OL/DL, Sr.), Dakota Campbell (OL/DL, Sr.), Logan McGhee (OL/DL, Jr.), Noah Albertini (RB/LB, Sr.), Jacob Reynolds (OL/LB, Jr.), Gavin Mason (WR/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Kenny Elliott (RB/LB,), Jaden Gibson (QB/DB), Joe McCulley (RB/LB), Gavin Ayers (FB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Unaka Rangers
City- Unaka
County- Carter
Enrollment- 341
Last Season’s Record- 1-9
Region- 1-1A
Head Coach- O’Brien Bennett (1-9 in one season at Unaka)
Offensive Coordinator- O’Brien Bennett
Defensive Coordinator- Zach Naylor
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (8 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- John Ramsey (QB, Sr.), Athin Hughes (OL/DL, Sr.), Bryson Street (OL/LB, Sr.), Blake Isaacs (WR/DB, Jr.), Nick Bowers (WR/DB, Jr.), Devon Jarrett (WR/DB, Sr.), Logan Benway (RB/LB, Jr.) Aaron Carr (RB/DE, Sr.) Brandon Smith (TE/DE, Jr.) Logan Benway (RB/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Luke Thomas (OL/DL), River Kimbrel (OL/DL), Hunter Rice (RB/LB), Roby Bach (TE/LB), Mason Light (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

 

 

Coalfield Yellow Jackets
City- Coalfield
County- Morgan
Enrollment- 180
Last Season’s Record- 11-2, lost to Greenback in Quarterfinals
Region-2-1A
Head Coach- Keith Henry (137-60 overall, 87-38 in 10 years at Coalfield)
Offensive Coordinator- Jason Wilson
Defensive Coordinator- Jared Henry
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (3 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Jonny Carroll (OL/DL, Sr.), Ashton Jones (RB/QB, Sr.), Anthony Foster (RB/LB, Jr.), Seth Lowe (RB/LB, Soph.), Dylan Stewart (OL/DL, Jr.), Peyton Mckinney (WR/DB, Jr.), Jonathan Woodward (RB/LB, Sr.), Micha Jackson (OL/DL, Jr.), Daniel Scharr (OL/LB, Jr.), Austin Hensley (OL/LB, Jr.), Keigan White (TE/LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Parker McKinney (QB), Tyler Keathley (WR/DB), Jacob Coker (DL), Jake Kilby (OL/DL), Drake Miklas (RB/LB), Michael Lowe (WR/DB), Logan Kelly (LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

Greenback Cherokees
City- Greenback
County- Loudon
Enrollment- 234
Last Season’s Record- 13-1 beat Cornersville for 1A state title
Region- 2-1A
Head Coach- Greg Ryan (39-5 in three years at Greenback
Offensive Coordinator- Greg Ryan
Defensive Coordinator- Brian Hanley
Offense- Pro
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 20 (9 Off/11 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Bryce Hanley (LB/QB, Sr.), Reese Plemons (OL/DL, Sr.), Breeden Gilbert (LB/RB, Sr.), Josh Edwards (RB, Sr.), Seth Riddle (RB,/DB, Sr.), Cody Alexander (DE, Sr.), Derrell Bailey (OL/DL, Jr.), Colton Alexander (OL, Soph), Chase Harril (DE, Sr.), Tyler Kuhn (DL, Sr.), Blake Morton (WR/DB, Sr.), Holden Willis (WR/FS, Jr.), Cole Riddle (WR/SS, Sr.), Creed Ramsey (K, Sr.)
Key Losses- Kaleb Russell (LB), Bobby Woods (OL), Cameron Chandler (OL), Timmy Russell (DE)
Streak Going Into 2018- Eight game winning streak

 

 

 

Harriman Blue Devils
City- Harriman
County- Roane
Enrollment- 373
Last Season’s Record- 3-7
Region- 2-1A
Head Coach- Travis Tapp (110-158 overall, 74-91 in 15 years at Harriman
Offensive Coordinator- Travis Tapp
Defensive Coordinator- Derrick Stewart
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (6 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Giovanni Cromwell (RB/DB, Sr.), Mason Kocka (OT/DE, Jr.), Eli Mcabee (OG/DE, Sr.), Bradley Frost (QB/DB, Jr.), Trezdin Copeland (RB/LB, Sr.), Jayden Prayter (FB/LB, Sr.)
Key Losses-Mark Treece (WR/LB), Sheldon Anderson (QB/DB), Sean Monkhouse (OL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game winning streak

 

 

 

Midway Green Wave
City- Midway
County- Roane
Enrollment- 272
Last Season’s Record- 5-6, lost to Cloudland in first round
Region- 2-1A
Head Coach- Ryen Minton (15-16 in three years at Midway)
Offensive Coordinator- Ryen Minton
Defensive Coordinator- Tommy Defoe
Offense- Spread
Defense- 50
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Jason Taylor (QB/LB, Sr.), Hunter Mims (WR/LB, Sr.), Cyrus Clark (WR/DB, Sr.), Preston Feezell (OL/DL, Sr.), Andrew Burton (RB/LB, Jr.), Dequin Kile (OL/DL, Jr.), Creek Johnston (OL/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Zane Moser (WR/DB), Gabe Moore (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- Three game losing streak

 

 

Oakdale Eagles
City- Oakdale
County- Roane
Enrollment- 183
Last Season’s Record- 2-8
Region-2-1A
Head Coach- J.R. Voyles (31-53 in eight years at Oakdale)
Offensive Coordinator- Sam McCartt
Defensive Coordinator- Duan Henry
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Caleb Willis (LB, Sr.), Garrett Miller (TE/DE, Sr.), Wayne Wilder (LB, Sr.), Eli Soloman (WR/DB, Sr.), Cole Tilson (LB, Sr.), Tyler Hinds (Wr/DB, Sr.), Riley Tilson (OL/DL, Jr.), Taylor Braddock (Ath/DB, Jr.), Avrin Collins (Ath/DB, So.), Charlie Wyatt (OL/DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Nathen Arrowood (ATH/LB), Evan Burchfield (FB/DE), Dustin Cooney (OL/DT), Tanner Poole (RB/LB), Jess Langley (OG/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- Eight game losing streak

 

 

Oliver Springs Bobcats
City- Oliver Springs
County- Roane
Enrollment- 341
Last Season’s Record- 5-7, lost to Greenback in second round
Region-2-1A
Head Coach- Larry Green (11-22 in three years at Oliver Springs)
Offensive Coordinator- Larry Green
Defensive Coordinator- Tony Dutton
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 15 (8 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2011
Key Returnees- Scott Brown (OL/LB, Sr.), Matt Mcghee (RB/LB, Sr.), Daniel Giles (OL/DL, Sr.), Levi Laymance (OL/DL, Sr.), Brady Webb (OL/DL, Sr.), Mason Hill (DB, Sr.) Lucas Daugherty (OL/DL, Sr.), Blake Crass (QB/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Jordan Haney (TE/LB), Landen Everett (RB/LB), Garrett Wilson (WR/DB) Sean Ross (WR/DB),
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

Sunbright Tigers
City- Sunbright
County- Morgan
Enrollment- 183
Last Season’s Record- 6-5
Region- 2-1A
Head Coach- Joe Kent (6-5 in one year at Sunbright)
Offensive Coordinator- Joe Kent
Defensive Coordinator- TBD
Offense- Multiple I
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Ethan Hammock (RB/LB, Soph.) Tyler Kent (OL/DL, Sr.) Wes Bohanon (TE/DE, Sr.), Jon Jon Hammock (RB/DB, Jr.), Riley Brown (OL/DL, Sr.), Andrew Farmer (OL/DE, Jr.), Josh Langley (WR/DB, Jr.), Zach Durham (WR/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Caleb Hawn (OL/DL), Sam Chaney (OL/DL), Cam Turner (OL/LB), Thomas Hall (QB/RB/DB), Levi Daniels (QB/RB/DB), Alex Trent (WR/DB),
Streak Going Into 2018- two game winning streak

 

 

 

Copper Basin Cougars
City- Copper Hill
County- Polk
Enrollment- 228
Last Season’s Record- 2-9, lost to Jo Byrns in first round
Region- 3-1A
Head Coach- Chad Grabowski (62-40 overall, 0-0 in first year at Copper Basin)
Co-Offensive Coordinators-Jeremy Locke and Chad Grabowski
Defensive Coordinator- Chad Grabowski
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Chance Bailey (RB/SS, Jr.), Chase Mickens (RB/FS, Jr.), Jesse Chamber (WR/DB, Sr.), Seth Adams (RB/DE, Sr.), Bryson Grabowski (QB/LB, Soph.), Joe Boggs (QB/RB/LB, Fr.), Peyton Daves (TE/DE, Sr.), Colin Flannery (OL/DL, Sr.), Joseph Johnson (OL/DL, Soph.)
Key Losses- Keaton Mickens (QB), Tim Leslie (OL/DL), Brady Ledford (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

 

 

Lookout Valley Yellow Jackets
City- Chattanooga
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 172
Last Season’s Record- 5-6, lost to Gordonsville in first round
Region- 3-1A
Head Coach- David Dinger (0-0 in first year at Lookout Valley)
Offensive Coordinator- Chad Rogers
Defensive Coordinator- David Dinger
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (7 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Zane Howard (QB/DB, Sr.), Gavin Slaven (OL/LB, Sr.), Tanner Hoge (RB/LB, Sr.), Rylan Chandler (DL/G, Sr.), Truston Everette (TE/DE, Sr.), Avery Hamrick (RB/SS, Sr.), Corey Talley (RB/DB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Josh Ibach (RB/DB), Daniel Abbott (OT/DT), James Mitten (RB/DB), Riley Phillips (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

 

 

Sale Creek Panthers
City- Sale Creek
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 295
Last Season’s Record- 1-9
Region- 3-1A
Head Coach- Ron Cox (6-44 in five years at Sale Creek)
Offensive Coordinator- Justin Hixson
Defensive Coordinator- Roy Shipley
Offense- Pistol/Wing T
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (7 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- Never Qualified
Key Returnees- Dylan Lamar (OL/LB, Sr.), Kaleb Penny (OL/LB, Sr.), Chase Burton (WB/DB, Sr.), Tanner Harvey (QB/LB, Sr.), Cody Defore (TB/LB, Sr.), Ethan Hyde (OL/LB, Jr.), Jacob Francisco (TE/DE, Jr.), Race May (OL/DL, Soph.), Maddoux Beason (OL/DL, Soph.)
Key Losses- Tucker Hooker (OL/DE), Chase Poole (TE/DE), John Roberts (RB/DB), Luke Roberts (WR/DB), Mason Henry (OL/DL), Nathan Hutchings (RB/DB), Robert Adkins (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- five game losing streak

 

 

South Pittsburg Pirates
City- South Pittsburg
County- Marion
Enrollment- 240
Last Season’s Record- 13-1, lost to Greenback in Semifinals
Region- 3-1A
Head Coach- Vic Grider (193-52 overall, 34-7 in three years at South Pittsburg)
Offensive Coordinator- Vic Grider
Defensive Coordinator- Shawn Peek
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Garrett Raulston (RB/LB, Sr.), Jaylyn Hubbard (QB, Jr.), Ronto Tipton (RB, Jr.), Grayson Lawson (OL, Sr.), Dakota Blevins (OL/DL, Jr.), Jabron Hale (DL, Sr.), Blaine Pittman (DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Sawyer Kelley (RB/LB), Mason Fuqua (OL/LB), Cade Kennemore (WR/FS), E.J. Cagle (OL), Hayden Branham (OL/DL), Franklin Russell (DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Whitwell Tigers
City- Whitwell
County- Marion
Enrollment- 321
Last Season’s Record- 11-2, lost to South Pittsburg in Quarterfinals
Region- 3-1A
Head Coach- Randall Boldin (11-2 in one year at Whitwell)
Co-Offensive Coordinators- Randall Boldin and Brandon McElroy
Defensive Coordinator- Josh Coley
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Hudson Petty (RB/DB, Sr.), Josh Wingo (RB/LB, Sr.), Will Carter (OL/DL, Sr.), Thunder Roberts (LB/TE, Sr.), Warner Ashworth (QB/DE, Sr.) Tanner Stewart (WR/ DB, Sr.) Aaron Worley (OL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Dawson Holloway (QB), Trace Condra (RB/LB), Thomas Argo (OL/DL), Kyle Antal (OL/DT), Garrett Shrum (TE/DE), Dillan Burns (DB), Austin Nunley (K/DE), Travis Nolan (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Clay County Bulldogs
City- Celina
County- Clay
Enrollment- 287
Last Season’s Record- 6-5, lost to Whitwell in first round
Region- 4-1A
Head Coach- Matthew Bates (6-5 in one year at Clay County)
Offensive Coordinator- Matthew Bates
Defensive Coordinator- Jake Johnson
Offense- Wing T/Power I
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 15 (7 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Jared Marcom (RB/DB, Sr.), Alex Combs (FB/DL, Sr.), Hayden Cherry (RB/LB, Sr.), Jake Ashlock (ATH, Jr.), Clark Donaldson (DB/WR, Sr.), Jaylen Hoffey (RB/DB, Sr.), Michael Herrera (OG/DT, Jr.), Wesley Huff (OT/DT, Jr.), Zach Strong (FB/DE, Sr.), BJ Emberton (ATH, Sr.), Joseph Jolin (OT/DE, Sr.), Will Ogletree (RB/LB, Jr.), John Copeland (FB/LB, Soph.), Brison Burchett (WR/DB, Soph.), Dalton Goad (NG, Soph.), Seth Eads (OL/NG, Soph.), Wyatt Burks (WR/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Seth Mackey (QB), Dylan Maxfield (OL/LB), Eli Watson (OG /NG), Joseph Short (DT/OT), Seth Ogletree (RB/LB), James Short (OG/DE), Matthew Jacoby (RB/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

 

 

Gordonsville Tigers
City- Gordonsville
County- Smith
Enrollment- 327
Last Season’s Record- 7-5, lost to Whitwell in second round
Region- 4-1A
Head Coach- Scott Clemons (0-0 in first year at Gordonsville)
Offensive Coordinator- Scott Clemons
Defensive Coordinator- Mac Petty
Offense- Pro I
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (8 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Adam Goolsby (QB, Sr.), Braxton Givens (RB, Sr.), Billy Bennett (OL, Sr.), Bill Washer (WR/FS, Sr.) Michael Hancock (OL/DL, Jr.) Tristen Corthell (OL/DL Jr.) Nathan Herd (LB Sr.), Scott Pitman (OL/DL, Sr.) Levi Haliburton (K/DB Sr.) Braxton Swicegood (RB/LB Sr.)
Key Losses- Tristan Pope (OL), Hunter Vaught (OL), Jayson West (OL), Dalton Stallings (FB/TE)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Jo Byrns Red Devils
City- Cedar Hill
County- Robertson
Enrollment- 349
Last Season’s Record- 9-3, lost to South Pittsburg in second round
Region- 4-1A
Head Coach- Tom Adkins (169-106 in 24 years at Jo Byrns)
Offensive Coordinator- Tom Adkins
Co-Defensive Coordinators-Tyler Estep and Chris Earheart
Offense- Multiple I/Spread
Defense-6-2/3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Eric Herring (RB/DB, Sr.), Braxton Ashabraner (OL/DL, Sr.), Jacob Barnhart (FB/LB, Sr.), Landis Hallman (OL/DL, Sr.), Rudy Tucker (OL, Jr.), Blake Jernigan (DB, Jr.), Maxie Owens (LB, Soph.), Zach Henegar (TE/DB, Sr.) Cooper Richards (QB/S, Jr.) Hunter Blumel (DE/OL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Wyatt Green (QB/DB), Tyran Douglas (WR/DB), Blake Shadrick (RB/LB) Jacob Caira (WR/DB) Waylon Owens (RB/LB) Adam Hollis (C/DL) Tyler Barnhart (OL/DL), Collin Richards (QB/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Monterey Wildcats
City- Monterey
County- Putnam
Enrollment- 352
Last Season’s Record- 6-5, lost to South Pittsburg in first round
Region- 4-1A
Head Coach- Scott Hughes (24-21 in four years at Monterey)
Offensive Coordinator- Scott Hughes
Defensive Coordinator- Scott Hughes
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 2 (1 Off/1 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Tyler Kilby (RB/DE, Sr.), Dalton Roberts (OL/DL, Sr.), Roscoe Gragg (WR/DB, Sr.), Jacob Walker (ATH, Sr.), Kevin Borjas (WR/DB, Jr.), Paxton Payne (WR/DB, Jr.), Kevin Perez (OL/LB, Jr.), Rene Telon (DL/P/K, Jr.), Jordan Key (ATH, Jr.)
Key Losses- Hunter Davis (QB), Brannon Buckner (WR/DB), Tommy Wilkerson (RB/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Pickett County Bobcats
City- Byrdstown
County- Pickett
Enrollment- 226
Last Season’s Record- 2-8
Region- 4-1A
Head Coach- Ray Reagan (0-0 in first year at Pickett County)
Offensive Coordinator- Aaron Reagan
Defensive Coordinator- Dalton Gore
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- Never Qualified
Key Returnees- Austin Reagan (OL/DE, Sr.), Parker Gore (RB/LB, Jr.), Austin Conner (LB/RB, Sr.), Ricky Clark (OL/DL, Soph.), Bryce Dickins (OL, Sr.), Mark Smith (WR/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Bryson Yorke (WR), Levi Thomas (RB/LB), Cody Dye (WR/DB), Evan Caudle (QB), Joe Cross (OL/DE),
Streak Going Into 2018- four game losing streak

 

 

 

Red Boiling Springs Bulldogs
City- Red Boiling Springs
County- Macon
Enrollment- 204
Last Season’s Record- 3-6
Region- 4-1A
Head Coach- Matthew Swoner (0-0 in first year at RBS)
Offensive Coordinator- Matthew Swoner
Defensive Coordinator- Derek Meador
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 50
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Hunter Kirk (QB/DB, Sr.), Wesley Bean (OL/DL, Sr.), Bradley Atkins (OL/DL, Jr.), Dalton Thompson (FB/DE Jr.), Joe Rose (WR/DB, Sr.), Shelba Stone (OL/DL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Jordan Powell (TE/LB), Lee Pruitte (HB/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

 

 

RePublic Trail Blazers
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 361
Last Season’s Record- 0-9
Region- 4-1A
Head Coach- Ron Lambert (37-47 overall, 0-0 in first year at RePublic)
Offensive Coordinator- Ron Lambert
Defensive Coordinator- Larry Williford
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 6 (3 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- Never Qualified
Key Returnees- Larry Gillespie (RB/LB, Sr.), Jauvon Young (OL/DE, Sr.), Simeon Garcia (WR/DB, Sr.), Samari Garcia (WR/DB, Sr.), Jacques Johnson (OL/DE, Jr.), Jonquez Giddens (QB, Jr.), Trey Lane (WR/DB, Sr.), Jaden Tucker (RB/LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- new program
Streak Going Into 2018- nine game losing streak

 

 

 

Cornersville Bulldogs
City- Cornersville
County- Marshall
Enrollment- 321
Last Season’s Record- 13-2, lost to Greenback in Blue Cross Bowl
Region- 5-1A
Head Coach- Gerard Randolph (21-15 in three years at Cornersville)
Offensive Coordinator- TBD
Defensive Coordinator- Gerard Randolph
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (8 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Eli Woodard (QB/FS, Sr.), Trenten Warren (RB/LB, Sr.), Cameron Whitaker (RB/WR/SS, Sr.), C.J Coble (OL/LB, Sr.), Peyton Finch (TE/LB, Sr.), Devin Baus (OL/FB/LB, Sr.), Blake Pickett (WR/DB, Sr.), Alex Webster (OL/DL, Sr.), Houston Williams (OL/DL, Jr.), Ryan Prosser (WR, Sr.), Payton Cooper (WR/FS, Sr.), Clayton Mitchell (OL, Sr.), Garrett Alder (LB, Soph.), Henlee Mitchell (QB, Sr.), Ethan Courtemanche (OLB/WR, Sr.), Jacob Brooks (OL/LB, Sr.), Travis Robinson (WR/DB, Sr.), Wes Calahan (RB/SS, Jr.), Cameron Estes (WR/LB, Jr.), Payton Tucker (OL/DL, Jr.), Michael Bungay (OL/DL, Jr.), Devon Massengill (OL/LB, Jr.), Brady Calahan (RB/OLB, Soph.), Tracy Wood (RB/LB, Soph.), Alex Hillard (RB/DB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Kolbe McMahon (RB/WR/), Adam Qualls (OL/DE), Brice Dunkleman (OL/DL), Brock Powers (OL/DL), Darien Bush (RB/DB, Transferred to Marshall County)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Fayetteville Tigers
City- Fayetteville
County- Lincoln
Enrollment- 336
Last Season’s Record-6-5, lost to Huntingdon in first round
Region- 5-1A
Head Coach- Alvin Palmer (74-79 overall, 32-26 in five years at Fayetteville)
Offensive Coordinator- Spencer Perrin
Defensive Coordinator- Alvin Palmer
Offense- Multiple/Spread
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 5 (2 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Jacious Clark (QB/DB, Jr.), Jaden Hadley (RB/LB, Jr.), Isaac Causey (OL/DL, Jr.), Chase Hernandez (OL/DL, Jr.), Kevonte’ Thomison (OL/DL, Jr.),
Key Losses- Brandon Moore (DB/RB), Lex Marsh (QB/DB), Stanley High (OL/DL) Keidrick Williams (OL/DL), John Bryan (OL/DL), Tyler Holland (OL)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

 

Grace  Christian Academy Lions

City- Franklin
County- Williamson
Enrollment- 324 (180 multiplied by 1.8)
Last Season’s Record-6-5, lost to Cornersville in second round)
Region- 5-1A
Head Coach- Rusty Smith (11-19 in three years at GCA)
Offensive Coordinator- Rusty Smith
Defensive Coordinator-  Bruce Anliker
Offense- Pro/Spread Hybrid
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 7 (3 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Cole Scott (WR/DE, Sr.), Sam Johnson (OL/DE, Sr.), Gabe Buzek (WR/DB, Sr.), Kytn Wolf (LB, Soph.), Kitch Cash (DL/LB, Jr.), Ty Davidson (ATH, Jr.)
Key Losses- Austin Amor (QB), Oliver Hunter (OL/DL), Cole Chapman (OL/DL), Ben Cannon (OL/DL), Noah White (DL/OL), Kolby Alonzo (DB/WR), Caleb Fish (LB/TE), Zach White (DB/WR)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

 

 

Huntland Hornets
City- Huntland
County- Franklin
Enrollment- 272
Last Season’s Record- 2-8
Region- 5-1A
Head Coach- Bob Robertson (101-120 in 22 years at Huntland)
Offensive Coordinator- Kermit Reed
Defensive Coordinator- Michael Tipps
Offense- Wing T
Defense- Split 40
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 18 (9 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Cameron Reed (RB/DB, Jr.), Josh Dodson (OL/DL, Sr.), River Dotson (OG/LB, Jr.), Brian Boyd (OL/DL , Sr.), Chris Schultz (RB/DB, Sr.), Andruw Stovall (RB/LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Zach Rogers (RB/DB), Dylan McCorkle (RB/LB), Alex Simmons (RB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game winning streak

 

Moore County Raiders
City- Lynchburg
County- Moore
Enrollment- 275
Last Season’s Record- 8-4, lost to Huntingdon in second round
Region-5-1A
Head Coach- Jason Dobbs (11-11 in two years at Moore County)
Offensive Coordinator- Jason Dobbs
Defensive Coordinator- Manny Buchanan
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 3-3-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (5 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Dylan Vassar (RB/DB, Sr.), Case Corder (OL/DL, Jr.), Ethan Sweeton (RB/LB, Sr.), Joseph Sons (RB/LB, Sr.), Dylan Knight (RB/LB, Sr.), Garrett Jennings (TE/DL, Sr.), Jacob Smith (OL/DL, Sr.), Tristan Whitaker (WR/DB, Sr.), Bryson Dobbs (TE/DL, Soph.), Dylan Scruggs (RB/DB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Matthew Schueller (QB/DB), Coy Cashion (RB/LB), Nate Love (QB/DB), Blayne Cashion (OL/DL), Hunter Solomon (OL/DL), Jess Smith (OL/DL), Ethan Holt (TE/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Mt. Pleasant Tigers
City- Mt. Pleasant
County- Maury
Enrollment- 353
Last Season’s Record- 7-3
Region- 5-1A
Head Coach- Bronson Bradley (27-36 overall, 20-22 in four years at Mt. Pleasant)
Offensive Coordinator- Bronson Bradley
Defensive Coordinator- Scott Courtney
Offense- Single Wing
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2015
Key Returnees- Zyshon Riley (RB/LB, Sr.),Hayden Lovely (QB, Jr.), Jemarkus Young (OL/DL, Jr.), Sam Attkisson (OL/DL, Sr.), Jacari Owens (OL/DL, Sr.), Keyshawn Hudson (WR/DB, Jr.), Brennon Angus (WB/DB, Jr.) Tari Frierson (OL/DL, Jr.), Ethan Beasley (FB/LB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Hakeem Hood (OL/DL), Kurtis Scharrer (FB/LB), Tai Pillow (RB/DB), Trevion Hale (QB/LB), Dalton Jaggers (RB/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game winning streak

 

 

 

Richland Raiders
City- Lynnville
County- Giles
Enrollment- 375
Last Season’s Record- 2-8
Region- 5-1A
Head Coach- Nick Patterson (14-17 overall, 0-0 in first year at Richland)
Offensive Coordinator- Stephen Britton
Defensive Coordinator- Nick Patterson
Offense- Hybrid Gun/Wing T
Defense- Multiple 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 15 (8 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2007
Key Returnees- Braxton Woodard (QB, Sr.), Jace Yurewitch (FB/LB, Jr.), Caleb Garrett (OL, Jr.), Dustin Grenko FB/DE, Sr.), Hunter Evans (LB, Sr.), Dylan Torgeson (WR/DB), Caleb Payne (OL/DL), Tyler Young (RB/LB)
Key Losses- Gus McGowan (RB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- five game losing streak

 

 

 

Bruceton Tigers
City- Bruceton
County- Carroll
Enrollment- 184
Last Season’s Record- 6-5, lost to Cornersville in first round
Region- 6-1A
Head Coach- Jamie Williams (43-55 in nine years at Bruceton)
Co-Offensive Coordinators- Haden Williams and Jacob Edwards
Defensive Coordinator- Jamie Williams
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (6 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Dalton Williams (QB/S, Sr.), Chase Snider (LB/OL, Sr.), Brady Snider (S/RB, Sr.), Zane Mabane (TE/LB, Sr.),
Key Losses- Garrett Graves (OL/DL), Bradley Griffin (OL/DL), Lawson Boyd (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Collinwood Trojans
City- Collinwood
County- Wayne
Enrollment- 284
Last Season’s Record- 6-5, lost to Moore County in first round
Region- 6-1A
Head Coach- Scotty Hannah (15-17 in three years at Collinwood)
Offensive Coordinator- Scotty Hannah
Defensive Coordinator- Scotty Hannah
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Jeremiah Tidwell (QB/DB, Sr.), Carson Ramson (RB/DB, Jr.), Noah Sanderson (WR/DE, Jr.), Blake Thompson (OL/DT, Sr.), Kannan Hanvey (RB/LB, Sr.), Taylor Overstreet (OL/DL, Sr.), Michael Holt (LB, Jr), Dalton Chastain (DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Jacob Rumbaugh (RB/LB), Rylee Scott (OL/DT), Carson Weaver (OL/DT), Wyatt Broome (OL/DT), Tayvon Jordan (DB), Gelacio Ubieta (K)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

 

 

Huntingdon Mustangs
City- Huntingdon
County- Carroll
Enrollment- 330
Last Season’s Record- 12-1, lost to Cornersville in Quarterfinals
Region- 6-1A
Head Coach- Eric Swenson (104-40 overall, 86-35 in 10 years at Huntingdon)
Offensive Coordinator- Eric Swenson
Defensive Coordinator- Robbie Miller
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (6 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Brandon Lawton (RB, Jr.), DeQuan Robinson (RB, Jr.), Hunter Ensley (QB/RB, Jr.), Dallas Willis (RB, Sr.), Austin Avery (LB, Sr.), Joseph Richardson (DE, Sr.), Damion Byrd (OL/DL, Sr.), Konner Pearson (LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Kade Pearson (QB/LB), Tyrese Mebane (RB/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Middleton Tigers
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 323
Last Season’s Record- 1-9
Region- 6-1A
Head Coach- Craig Harris (13-67 in eight years at Middleton)
Offensive Coordinator- James Crocker
Defensive Coordinator- Craig Harris
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Andre Hoyle (WR, Sr.), Cavontay Polk (RB, Sr.), Clay Dixon (LB, Sr.), Andrekus Pipkin (WR, Sr.), Austin Mitchel (OL, Sr.), Colby Pannel (LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Austin Agee (OL), Jake Pulse (RB/SS), Gage Davis (QB), Hunter Dixon (OL),
Streak Going Into 2018- three game losing streak

 

 

 

Perry County Vikings
City- Linden
County- Perry
Enrollment- 334
Last Season’s Record- 1-9
Region- 6-1A
Head Coach- Billy Sawyer (8-42 in five years at Perry County)
Offensive Coordinator- Calvin Zemer
Defensive Coordinator- Billy Sawyer
Offense- Shotgun
Defense- 3-3-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (9 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2011
Key Returnees- Bryce Dickson (OT, Sr.), Trestan Vaughan (RB, Sr.), Alex Little (OL, Sr.) Kameron Noel (OL, Jr.), Gage Deavers (SS/RB, Jr.), Bryson Fuqua (DE, Sr.), Payne Coblentz (WR, Jr.)
Key Losses- Jeff Martin (QB), Trayton Williams (WR), Cannon Daniel (LB), Demarcus Lee (DE/RB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game winning streak

 

 

 

Wayne County Wildcats
City- Waynesboro
County- Wayne
Enrollment- 309
Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to Franklin Grace in first round
Region- 6-1A
Head Coach- Rick Rice (206-118 overall, 111-36 in 12 years at Wayne County)
Offensive Coordinator- Cary Crews
Defensive Coordinator- Rick Rice
Offense- Split Back Veer
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (7 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Colin Bratcher (OL/DL, Sr.), Corey Mathis(OL/DL, Sr.), Owen Risner (QB/LB, Sr.), Alex Byrd (OL/DL, Sr.), Aaron Wilson (OL/DL, Sr.), Ethan Hill (OL/DL, Sr.), Myles Prince (LB/RB/TE, Sr.), Preston Moore (TE/DL, Sr.), Tucker Pyle (WR/DB, Sr.), Carson Ray (WR/DL, Sr.), Travis Paterson (RB/DB, Jr.), Dawson Nutt (RB/LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Avery Davis (QB/WR/DB), Brilee Harris (LB/RB), Brayden Johnson (TE,), Dalton Devers(WR/DB), , Dalton Jones (OL/DL), Preston Ray (RB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Dresden Lions
City- Dresden
County- Weakley
Enrollment- 362
Last Season’s Record- 10-2, lost to Hillcrest in second round
Region- 7-1A
Head Coach- Levi Estes (10-2 in one year at Dresden)
Offensive Coordinator- Bert Snow
Defensive Coordinator- Levi Estes
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Tyrone Jones (ATH, Sr.), Quea Taylor (LB, Jr.), Drake Yates (WR/DB, Sr.), Wes Sawyers (OL/DL, Jr.), Trevor Moore (LB, Soph.), Dyllan Brown (DL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Jake Cantrell (OL/DL), Fernando Serrano (OL/DL), Ricco Taylor (RB/DB), Hudson Nanney (LB), Braden Cooper (OL/DL), Seth Farris (OL), Zech Lewis (WR/DB), Wade Moran (TE/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Gleason Bulldogs
City- Gleason
County- Weakley
Enrollment- 166
Last Season’s Record- 2-8
Region- 7-1A
Head Coach- Noah Lampkins (58-111 in 16 years at Gleason)
Offensive Coordinator- Noah Lampkins
Defensive Coordinator- Albert Collins
Offense- Shotgun/Wing T
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (6 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2013
Key Returnees- Seth Jones (OL/DE, Sr.), Dawson Arnold (WR/DB, Jr.), Elijah Young (TE/LB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Chandler Brawner (RB/LB), Terry McKinney (RB/LB), Seth Bowers (OL/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- three game losing streak

 

 

 

Greenfield Yellow Jackets
City- Greenfield
County- Weakley
Enrollment- 176
Last Season’s Record- 5-6, lost to Westwood in first round
Region- 7-1A
Head Coach- Don Pitt (16-45 in six years at Greenfield
Offensive Coordinator- Don Pitt
Defensive Coordinator- Cody Austin
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (7 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Grant Huffsteler (RB/DB, Sr.), Andrew Capps (OL/LB, Sr.), Nyrail Jackson (RB/DB, Sr.), Kelly Ricketts (QB/SS, Jr.), Seth Davidson (TE/LB, Sr.), Jacob Arnold (OL/DE, Sr.)
Key Losses-Nicolas Mitchell (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Lake County Falcons
City- Tiptonville
County- Lake
Enrollment- 223
Last Season’s Record- 11-3, lost to Cornersville in Semifinals
Region- 7-1A
Head Coach- Josh Puckett (34-24 in five years at Lake County)
Offensive Coordinator- Josh Puckett
Defensive Coordinator- John Dryden
Offense- Pro
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 19 (10 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Dezmon Johnson (RB/SS, Sr.), Campbell Puckett (LB/TE, Jr.), Jordan Runions (LB/OL, Sr.), Jakyrean Higgins (DL/OL, Sr.), Peyton Kelly (DL/OL, Sr.), Shearon Blevins (FS/WR, Sr.), Frankie Mays (DL/OL, Jr.), Izaiah Matheny (CB/WR, Jr.), Jamarion Higgins (DL/OL, Jr.), Larry Tubbs (LB/RB, Jr.), Tanner Snyder (LB/QB, Jr.), Justin Morgan (CB/WR, Soph.)
Key Losses- James Nobles (LB/FB), Angel Rodriguez (K)
Streak Going Into 2017- one game losing streak

 

 

 

South Fulton Red Devils
City- South Fulton
County- Obion
Enrollment- 235
Last Season’s Record- 6-5, lost to Hillcrest in first round
Region- 7-1A
Head Coach- Eric Knott (26-37 in six years at South Fulton)
Offensive Coordinator- Eric Knott
Defensive Coordinator- Brent Wilson
Offense- Pistol
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 6 (3 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Dalton Gray (RB/DB, Jr.), Greg Davis (RB/LB, Jr.), Caleb Little (RB/LB, Sr.), Jaden Knott (C/DT, Soph.), Bryce McFarland (QB/DB, Soph.), Garrett Slaughter (G/LB, Soph.), Eli Carlisle (G/DE, Soph.), Rider Whitehead (WR/DB, Soph.), Drew Barclay (WR/DB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Jalen Scott (RB/DE), Jacob Adams (WR/DB), Tollie Mason (OL/DL), Zach Goetz (OL/DL), Chay Adams (RB/DB), Logan Brimm (TE/DL), David Madding (OL/DL), Bryant Knott (OL/DL) Ke’Shawn Murphy (RB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

West Carroll War Eagles
City- Atwood
County- Carroll
Enrollment- 311
Last Season’s Record- 4-6
Region-7-1A
Head Coach- Josh Wolfe (7-23 in three years at West Carroll)
Offensive Coordinator- Josh Wolfe
Defensive Coordinator- Josh Wolfe
Offense- Spread/Single Wing
Defense-4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 18 (9 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2012
Key Returnees- Trace Fuller (QB/DB, Sr.), Darrell Williams (OL/DL, Sr.), Armani Bonds (OL/DL, Sr.), Blake Davidson (OL/LB, Sr.), Levi Hays (OL/DL, Sr.), Jeremiah Bryant (RB/DB, Jr.), Kyler White (WR/DB, Jr.), PJ Odom (RB/DB, Sr.), Jarius Weatherford (RB/LB, Jr.), Zack Perry (LB/TE, Jr.), Luke Blankenship (OL/DL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Chris Shear (WR/DB), Carter Deer (OL/DL), Noah Brasher (TE/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Booker T. Washington Warriors
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 328
Last Season’s Record- 2-8
Region- 8-1A
Head Coach- Winston Delane (2-8 in one year at BTW)
Offensive Coordinator- Winston Delane
Defensive Coordinator- Delvin Lane
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 18 (9 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Perreon Gate (WR/DB, Jr.), Jeremiah Tucker (OL/DL, Jr.), Tyler Martin (OL/DL, Jr.), Antinious Tucker (RB/LB, Jr.), Jalen Davis (OL/DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- new program
Streak Going Into 2018- one game winning streak

 

 

Freedom Prep War Eagles
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 291
Last Season’s Record- 5-6, lost to Lake County in first round
Region- 8-1A
Head Coach- Jerald Cook (5-6 in one year at Freedom Prep)
Offensive Coordinator- Jerald Cook
Defensive Coordinator- Christian Pletta
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 20 (10 Off/10 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Tevin Carter (QB, Fr.), Chris Morris (OT, Jr.), Demerius Brooks (WR, Jr.), Jordan Martin (ATH, Fr.), Daylan Hailey (FB/LB, Jr.), Jadveon Perkins (RB/LB, Soph.), Tyler Woodard (DB/WR, Fr.) Temerius Bell ( DB, Fr.)
Key Losses- Chris Jones (LB), Cameron Blackadge (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Hillcrest Vikings
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 311
Last Season’s Record- 8-5, lost to Lake County in Quarterfinals
Region- 8-1A
Head Coach- Lorenzo Barnes (9-15 in two years at Hillcrest)
Offensive Coordinator- Mario Carver
Defensive Coordinator- Steve Robinson
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (7 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- De’favus Ross Jr (QB, Sr.), Raishun Morris (WR/DL, Sr.), William Harris (DB/WR, Sr.), Jerren Jordan (OL/DL, Jr.), Calil Doby (DL/QB, Jr.), Jaylen Jackson (LB/RB, Sr.), Cortavious Doby (OL/DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Montrel Polk (RB), Javonte Garrett (OL/DL), Paul Todd (WR/DB), Jaylyn Rogers (OL/DL), Hakeem Williams (FB/LB), Kristof Smith (RB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

KIPP Academy Phoenix
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 164
Last Season’s Record- 3-7
Region- 8-1A
Head Coach- G. Benjamin Myles
Co-Offensive Coordinators- G. Benjamin Myles and Darius Coleman
Co-Defensive Coordinators- Brian Galloway and Quentin Shelton
Offense- Pistol
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 4 (2 Off/2 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Dekevious Tutson (QB, Sr.), Jalon Cole (WR, Sr.), Darrell Gooden (LB, Jr.), Torry Williams (DB, Sr.), Cameron Williams (DB, Jr.), Paul Smith (TE, Sr.), Josh McMorris (DB, Soph.), Jerrel Williams (RB, Sr.), Andre Hardwick (DB, Soph.), Tyler Read (OL, Jr.), Derrick Issac (DL, Jr.), Scotty Roddy (OL, Fr.), Tramorris Branch (RB, Fr.), Kyler Jones (FB, Fr.)
Key Losses- Johnny Tyus (OL/DL), Tim White (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

 

Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering Phoenix
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 276
Last Season’s Record- 0-10
Region- 8-1A
Head Coach- Julius Jackson Jr. (25-37 overall, 0-10 in one year at MASE)
Offensive Coordinator- Julius Jackson Jr.
Defensive Coordinator- Julius Jackson Jr.
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (6 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- Never Qualified
Key Returnees- Jerick Gaston (QB, Jr.), Sidney Hall Jr. (ATH, Sr.), Ivan Wilson (RB/SS, Sr.), Tony Rush (OL/LB, Sr.), Jeremiah Guillory (DE, Sr.), Isaiah Williams (WR/DB, Soph.), Kenneth Malone (DT, Jr.)
Key Losses- Orlando Manning (WR)
Streak Going Into 2018- 10 game losing streak

 

 

Middle College Bulldogs
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 299
Last Season’s Record- 4-7, lost to Dresden in first round
Region- 8-1A
Head Coach- LeNorris Staples (4-7 in one year at Middle College)
Offensive Coordinator- Jason Sonnenfelt
Defensive Coordinator- Jonathon Crouch
Offense-Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Edric Cole (DE/OL, Jr.), Kennedy Wilbert (DT/OL, Jr.), Walter Alcecia (OL/ DT, Jr.), Joseph Eason (OL/DT, Sr.), Aldai Shaw (DE, Sr.), Keon McGaughy (OL/DL, Jr.), Stephen Cash (DL/OL, Sr.), Zach Pierson Ward (DB, Sr.), Jamie Fisher Anderson (K/DB/WR, Jr.), Zach Tucker (WR/DB, Jr.), Abram Holloway (RB/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Thomas Donald (OL/DL), Kenneth Richmond (RB/LB), Da’Von Polk (FB/LB), Rashad Robinson (WR/DB), Christian Nix (DE), Sorynthian Echols (WR/DB), Kobe Lewis (DL), Jervis Spenser (LB), Jamarques Parker (FB),
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

 

Oakhaven Hawks
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 366
Last Season’s Record- 3-7
Region- 8-1A
Head Coach- Edward Kuykendoll (0-0 in first year at Oakhaven)
Offensive Coordinator- Reginald Evans
Defensive Coordinator- Edward Kuykendoll
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Kevon Jones (DT, Jr.), Gustavo Boyd (DB/WR, Jr.), M’Kai Hill (RB/SS, Soph.), Cam Woodruff (QB/LB, Jr.) D’Anthony Holmes (LB/RB, Jr.), Treyvon Mason (OL, Jr.), Peyton Corley (OL, Jr.), James Kirkwood (OL, Jr.), Romero Robinson (DB, Sr.), Orlando Brown (WR, Jr.) and Justin Shaw (DE/LB, Soph.)
Key Losses- D’Arian Carpenter(ATH), Kalin Brown(FS), Sheridan Pratcher (OL, DL) Christian Gillion (OL), Samuel Simmons (WR)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

 

Westwood Longhorns
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 312
Last Season’s Record- 9-3, lost to Lake County
Region- 8-1A
Head Coach- Fred Copeland (0-0 in first year at Westwood)
Offensive Coordinator- Hunter Fick
Defensive Coordinator- Archie Martin
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (3 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Josh Wilson (WR, Sr.), Nick King (OL, Sr.), Nick Redden (TE Sr.), Deotavious Smith (RB, Sr.), Emette Booker (LB, Sr.),Mercades Byrd (QB, Sr.), Pierre Farmer (WR, Sr.), Kevin Shannon (OL, Soph.), Amarion Marshall (WR, Soph.)
Key Losses- Marvin Farmer (WR), Morven Jones (DB), LaVonte Webster (LB), Talamadge Brewer (OL), Josh Neal (DB), Ion Williams (WR)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

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