Donovan Stewart’s Covering the Entire State Series: Class 6A Capsules

Donovan Stewart’s Covering the Entire State Series: Class 6A Capsules

Its the third 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 6A today.

Besides the team capsules, there is also a list of new 6A head coaches as well as the longest winning and losing streaks in 6A going into the 2018 season.

New Faces In New Places- There are seven new Class 6A Head Coaches in 2018: Joey Christian, Dobyns Bennett; Scott Chandler, Ooltewah; Kit Hartsfield, Blackman; James Beasley, Hendersonville; Marcus Wimberly, Cordova; James Thomas, Houston and Major Wright, Memphis Central

Longest Winning Streaks in 6A going into 2018
Maryville- 13
Franklin- 2
Coffee County- 1
Hardin Valley- 1
Nashville Overton- 1
William Blount- 1
Wilson Central- 1

Losing Streaks in 6A going into 2018:
Antioch- 9
Heritage- 5
McGavock- 5
Station Camp- 4

Longest Current Tenured 6A Coaches
Eddie Courtney, Farragut, 22 years
Shawn Hollingsworth, Station Camp, 15
Rodney Saulsberry, Whitehaven, 14
Bo Cagle, McMinn County, 12
Damon Floyd, Bradley Central, 12
Matt Williams, Smyrna, 10
Wes Jones, Hardin Valley, 9
Stacy Carter, Science Hill, 8
Brad Dedman, Wilson Central, 8
Jay Gore, McGavock, 8
Stanton Stevens, LaVergne, 8

 

Bearden Bulldogs
City- Knoxville
County- Knox
Enrollment- 2,063
Last Season’s Record- 6-5, lost to Maryville in first round
Region- 1-6A
Head Coach- Morgan Shinlever (17-26 in four years at Bearden)
Offensive Coordinator- Brian Milan
Defensive Coordinator- Mickey Chait
Offense- Pro
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Collin Ironside (QB, Jr.), Caleb Wilkins (RB/LB/P, Sr.), Sampson Moss (TE/DL, Sr.), Fred Cooper (OL, Sr.), AJ Simon (DL, Sr.), Matt Carr (WR/DB, Sr.), Kahlil Abdullah (WR/DB, Sr.), Addison Ironside (TE/DE, Sr.)
Key Losses- Sam Coffin (DB/RB), Tyson Bivins (DB), Nate Adkins (OL/DL), Colten Tyler (TE/DE)
Streak Going Into 2018- one year losing streak

 


Dobyns Bennett Indians
City- Kingsport
County- Sullivan
Enrollment- 2,208
Last Season’s Record- 8-4, lost to Bradley Central in second round
Region- 1-6A
Head Coach- Joey Christian (0-0 in first year at DB)
Offensive Coordinator- Chris Thacker
Defensive Coordinator- B.I. Salyers
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (5 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Lendon Redwine (QB, Sr.), Cade Salyers (OL, Sr.), Cade Maupin (WR/S, Jr.), Nick Starke (OL, Sr.), Jet Harris (LB, Jr.), Lucas Patton (OL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Drew Christian (OL), Bradyn Buckles (OL), Dawson Pierson (OL), Matt Diminick (WR/DB), Dee Williams (WR/DB), Isaiah Jayne (LB), Sevin Smith (LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Farragut Admirals
City- Knoxville
County- Knox
Enrollment- 1,734
Last Season’s Record- 9-3, lost to Maryville in second round
Region- 1-6A
Head Coach- Eddie Courtney (161-93 in 22 years at Farragut)
Offensive Coordinator- Geoff Courtney
Defensive Coordinator- David Hawkins
Offense- Spread Option
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Jaden Gibbs (WR, Sr.), Kyle Carter (RB, Sr.), Gavin Wilkinson (QB, Jr.), Isaiah Gibbs (RB, Sr.), Neyland Harmon (LB, Sr.), Caleb Kuhn (LB, Sr.), Wyatt Lucas (WR/DB, Sr.), Tanner Corum (WR, Sr.), Cooper Mashburn (OL, Sr.) Alec Keathley (TE/LB, Jr.), Hunter Shopovich (WR, Jr.), Matt White (WR, Soph.), Eli Purcell (LB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Max Travis (QB/DB), Drew Butler (LB), Jacob Warren (TE), Braden Collins (WR), Andrew Maxey (OL), Jonathan Buchanan (OL), Jackson Powers (OL), Nnamdi Mcswine (DE), Cade Burkey (LB), Alex Williams (LB), Grayson Utterback (DB), Griffen Swicegood (DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Hardin Valley Hawks
City- Knoxville
County- Knox
Enrollment- 2,035
Last Season’s Record- 5-5
Region- 1-6A
Head Coach- Wes Jones (79-93 overall, 50-49 in nine years at Hardin Valley)
Offensive Coordinator- Andre Cabellero
Defensive Coordinator- Mike Potter
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Luke Defur (LB/DB, Sr.), Cam York (LB/WR, Jr.), Dawson Hardesty (OL/DL, Sr.),Travis Griffin (LB/RB, Sr.), Grayson Vaughn (QB, Sr.),Cartez Campbell (WR/DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Aaron Dykes (RB/DB), Eddie Martorelli (DL/TE), Elijah Richardson (SS/RB), Colby Green (LB/OL), Cody green (RB/LB), E.J. Caldwell (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game winning streak

 

Jefferson County Patriots
City- Dandridge
County- Jefferson
Enrollment- 2,185
Last Season’s Record- 5-5
Region- 1-6A
Head Coach- Spencer Riley (8-13 in two years at Jefferson County)
Offensive Coordinator- Mark Hodges
Defensive Coordinator- Spencer Riley
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (7 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Ben Royster (DB, Sr), Kris Hawkins (RB, Sr), Issac Workman (LB, Sr.), Taylor Thomas (DL, Sr.), Jake Hyer (DL, Sr), Jaylen Haney (DE , Sr.)
Key Losses- Caman Cody (DT), Elijah Dial (DB), Gabe Tabor (DB), Clay Woods (RB), Blake Taylor (RB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Morristown West Trojans
City- Morristown
County- Hamblen
Enrollment- 1,551
Last Season’s Record- 3-7
Region- 1-6A
Head Coach- Alvin Sanders (3-7 in one year at West)
Offensive Coordinator- Alvin Sanders
Defensive Coordinator- Rodney McCash
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Matthew Salansky (LB, Sr.), Zach Young (DB, Sr.), CJ Livesay, (DL, Jr.), Jackson Cole (WR, Jr.), Jamal Spradling (LB, Sr.), Dallas Dawson (OL, Sr.), Corbin Yount (OL, Sr.), Garrett Jenny (OL, Sr.), Sejdi Oruglica (DL, Sr.), Grant Misenheimer (DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- John Foreback (QB), Aaron Hess (OL), Nathan Keaton (OL), Chad Wolfe (DL), Colton Misenheimer (WR), Jacob Harrell (RB)
Streak Going Into 2018- three game losing streak

 


Science Hill Hilltoppers
City- Johnson City
County- Washington
Enrollment- 2,248
Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to Bradley Central in first round
Region- 1-6A
Head Coach- Stacy Carter (130-42 overall, 67-27 in eight years at Science Hill)
Offensive Coordinator- Stacy Carter
Defensive Coordinator- Ralph Nelson
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense-12 (7 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Drew Morrison (RB, Sr.), Stephen Grant (OL, Sr.), Ryan Miles (OL, Sr.), Blake Austin (OL, Sr.), Kendrick Fain (OL, Jr.), Chris Thomas (RB, Sr.), Shane Austin (WR/S, Sr.), Mathew Levi (LB, Jr.), Jack Tevis (DT, Sr.), Jacob Abram (DE, Sr.), Nick Copenhaver (S, Jr.), A.J. Stewart (QB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Jaylan Adams (QB), Aundre Butler (WR), T.J. Patton (WR/DB), Zach Colvin (OL), Trey Gasteiger (OL), Denzel Medina (TE/LB), Tristan McPeak (LB), Jesse Cross (DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

Bradley Central Bears
City- Cleveland
County- Bradley
Enrollment- 1,705
Last Season’s Record- 10-3, lost to Maryville in Quarterfinals
Region- 2-6A
Head Coach- Damon Floyd (73-59 in 12 years at Bradley)
Offensive Coordinator- Matt Moody
Defensive Coordinator- Damon Floyd
Offense- No Huddle Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 4 (2 Off/2 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Dylan Standifer (QB, Sr.), Parker Johnson (DL/RB, Sr.), Kahlil Lambert (DB/RB, Sr.), Trevor Wallace (OL, Sr.), Tray Curry (WR/DB, Soph.), Saylor Clark (WR, Jr.), Ricky McCleary (RB, Jr.), Hayden Ownbey (LB, Sr.), Cole Reyer (LB, Sr.), Kam Arrowood (LB, Jr.), Easton Clark (DL, Sr.), Tucker Still (DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Jake Presley (S), Jay Person (LB), Henley Headrick (LB), Kevin Gentry (DL), Tyler Collier (OL), Christopher Cash (OL), Nick Howell (WR), Lamerick Tucker (WR), Adam Mullis (RB), Devin Moore (RB), Tucker Bentley (OL), Josh Hatchett (OL), Bailey Timmons (OL), Stephen Muhonen (WR)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Cleveland Blue Raiders
City- Cleveland
County- Bradley
Enrollment- 1,546
Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to Farragut in first round
Region- 2-6A
Head Coach- Scott Cummings (121-73 overall, 17-15 in three years at Cleveland)
Offensive Coordinator- Adam Renshaw
Defensive Coordinator- Brandon Harmon
Offense- Gun Option
Defense- 3-3 Stack
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 9 (5 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Alex Williams (OL, Sr.), Alex Higgins (DL, Sr.), Victor Dodd (DL, Sr.), Logan Strickland (LB, Sr.), David Dorsey (FS, Sr.), Wilson Benefield (DE, Sr.), Jake Applegate (LB, Sr.), Caleb Flickner (OL, Sr.), Arli Ferguson (WR, Jr.), Robert Flowers (WR, Jr.)
Key Losses- Keegan Jones (RB), Romeo Wykle (WR/SS), Micaleous Elder (RB, Transferred to Blackman) , Chase Oliver (LB), Treasure Johnson (DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 


Heritage Mountaineers
City- Maryville
County- Blount
Enrollment- 1,559
Last Season’s Record- 3-7
Region- 2-6A
Head Coach- Tim Hammontree (83-93 overall, 15-47 in six years at Heritage)
Offensive Coordinator- Dylan Morgan
Defensive Coordinator- Tim Hammontree
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-5-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 6 (3 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Max Bowers (WR/QB/S, Sr.)

Key Losses- James Ambagis (RB), Landon Harrell (LB), Noah Johnson (OL), Eli Phillips (OL/DL), Jacob Coppenger (OL/DL), DJ Cooper (QB), Tim Shultz (WR/S), Morgan Buckley (K), Kyle Noe (RB/LB), Jesse Ewing (FB/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- five game losing streak

 


Maryville Rebels
City- Maryville
County- Blount
Enrollment- 1,684
Last Season’s Record- 14-1, beat Cane Ridge for 6A state title
Region- 2-6A
Head Coach- Derek Hunt (14-1 in one year at Maryville)
Offensive Coordinator- Derek Hunt
Co-Defensive Coordinators- Jeremy Russell and Nick White
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 9 (3 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Davon Kimble (WR/DB, Sr.), A.J. Davis (WR, Jr.), Graham Shelley (OL, Sr.), Luke Walker (DE, Jr.), Matthew Walker (DT, Sr.), Logan Justice (DT, Sr.), Garrett Everett (DE, Sr.), Seth Orren (LB, Jr.), Michael Buchanan (DB, Sr.), Michael Jones (S, Sr.), Jack Cone (K, Sr.), Ashton Maples (WR, Jr.), Cade Chambers (QB, Jr.), Braden Carnes (QB, Jr.), Tee Hodge (RB, Jr.) Bryson Teffeteller (RB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Dylan Hopkins (QB), Christian Markham (WR), Isaiah Cobb (RB), Blake Watson (TE), Tommy Smith (LB), Will Orren (DB), Riley Gennoe (LB), Mason Gann (OG), Jack Williams (OT), Byron Brown (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- 13 game winning streak

 


McMinn County Cherokees
City- Athens
County- McMinn
Enrollment- 1,556
Last Season’s Record- 3-7
Region- 2-6A
Head Coach- Bo Cagle (65-54 in 12 years at McMinn County)
Offensive Coordinator- Jake Roberts
Defensive Coordinator- Brad Bennett
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 5 (2 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Cam Johnson (DB/RB, Sr.), Noah Brown (DB, Soph.), Jalen Hunt (DB, Soph.), Jalen Sharpe (LB/DB, Jr.), Garrett Plemons (DB, Sr.), Toby Duggan (OL, Sr.), Ezra Markle (LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Andre Smith (DB), Hazen Henry (WR), Jake Whiting (WR), Bradley Hayes (QB), Will Wright (LB), Austin Arnett (LB/TE), Tabre Abernathy (LB/RB), Eric Madry (DB), Lee Shukait (DE), Martin Pierce (DT), Mason Bortle (DT/OL), Hunter Jaynes (OL), Tommy Trotter (OL), Scott Swafford (OL), Caleb Goodine (DE), James Milsaps (OL), Kyle Jackson (OL), Matthew Gossett (P), Kirk Lockmiller (K)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Ooltewah Owls
City-Ooltewah
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 1,537
Last Season’s Record- 5-6, lost to Dobyns Bennett in first round
Region- 2-6A
Head Coach- Scott Chandler (0-0 in first year at Ooltewah)
Offensive Coordinator- Doug Greene
Co-Defensive Coordinators- Kerry Jackson and Les Boyum
Offense- Multiple 2 Back
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 5 (3 Off/2 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Kyrell Sanford (QB, Sr.), Malachi Quinn (DE, Sr.), TJ Taylor (FS, Sr.), Christian Benoit (OL, Jr.), Sincere Quinn (RB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Andrew Manning (WR/FS), Jake Sullivan (DB), Rondarius Wash (DT), Jalen Rogers (LB), Brandon Davis (OL), Zaire Bruner (OL), Stephen Turman (SS)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

William Blount Governors
City- Maryville
County- Blount
Enrollment- 1,818
Last Season’s Record- 1-9
Region- 2-6A
Head Coach- Phillip Shadowens (184-104 overall, 5-27 in three years at Blount)
Offensive Coordinator- Phillip Shadowens
Defensive Coordinator- Brad Cochran
Offense- Multiple Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (6 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees-
Key Losses-
Streak Going Into 2018- one game winning streak
key players_ Kaleb Sugden (RB/LB, Sr.), Michael Harris (FB/LB, Sr.), Trey Clemmer (QB, Soph.), Jordan Marlow (OL, Sr.), Evan Melbourne (DL, Sr.), Brett Boling (WR/FS, Sr.), Brayden Pierce (OL/DL, Sr.)

 

Blackman Blaze
City- Murfreesboro
County- Rutherford
Enrollment- 2,175
Last Season’s Record- 9-3, lost to Oakland in second round
Region- 3-6A
Head Coach- Kit Hartsfield (0-0 in first year at Blackman)
Offensive Coordinator- Joe Moos
Defensive Coordinator- Aaron Pitts
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 9 (5 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Adonis Otey (QB/WR/DB, Sr.), Trey Knox (WR, Sr.), Jordan Brown (RB, Jr.), Micaleous Elder (WR/DB, Sr., Cleveland transfer), Ta’micus Napier (RB, Sr., McGavock transfer), Michael Brown (OL, Sr.), Khori Williams (LB, Sr.), Jesi Sampson (LB/DE/TE, Sr.), Kolby Alexander (TE/LB, Sr.), Kameron Phililom (OL, Sr.), Matt Hall (LB, Sr.), Alec Patton (DE, Sr.), Conner Murphy (RB/LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Master Teague (RB/DB), Thomas Burks (K), Ibrahim Qadir (SS), Conner Mitchell (QB) Jamis Carson (DB), Cordell Braxton (RB/ATH), Ben Kalu (DE) Treven Brown (DT)

Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Coffee County Red Raiders
City- Manchester
County- Coffee
Enrollment-1,733
Last Season’s Record- 3-7
Region- 3-6A
Head Coach- Ryan Sulkowski (45-49 overall, 9-33 in four years at Coffee)
Offensive Coordinator- Brandon McWhorter
Defensive Coordinator- Matt Mueller
Offense- Tight Spread
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Andrew Mahaffey (DB, Sr.), Weston Hargrove (DB, Sr.), Eli Norton (DL, Sr.), Matthew Pittman (QB, So.), Trace Bryant (DB, Sr.), Collin Ward (FB/LB, Jr.), Claudius Williams (DB, Sr.), Tyler Luttrell (OL, Sr.), Marshall Haney (RB, So.), Tanner Hulvey (RB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Alontae Taylor (WR), Dearron Rozier (RB/LB), Zach Vaughn (WR), Colton Prater (QB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game winning streak

 

Cookeville Cavaliers
City- Cookeville
County- Putnam
Enrollment- 2,203
Last Season’s Record- 10-3, lost to Oakland in Quarterfinals
Region- 3-6A
Head Coach- Jimmy Maynord
Offensive Coordinator- Watson Brown
Defensive Coordinator- David Foster
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense-2 (1 Off/1 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Clay Massengille (LB, Sr.), Jake Edmonds (OG, Sr.), Blaine Espinosa (QB, Sr.), Cooper Norrod (LB, Sr.), Jaedan McAllister (RB/DB, Sr.), Jacob Stamps (WR/SS, Jr.), Greg Watts (LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Jarquzes Hicks (WR/DB), Michael Scavo (FB/LB), Cade Smith ( QB), Davin Dyal (TE/DE), Sam Oldham (TE/DE), David Gist (TB/DB), JP Bush (WR/DB), Ben Loftis (SS), Conner Wright (OL), Dylan Sparks (WR/LB), Colby Martin (OL), Will Dillehay (OL), Glenmore Crabtree (FB/NG), Ben Baugh (WR/FS)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Oakland Patriots
City- Murfreesboro
County- Rutherford
Enrollment- 2,173
Last Season’s Record- 13-1, lost to Maryville in Semifinals
Region- 3-6A
Head Coach- Kevin Creasy (118-16 overall, 39-4 in three years at Oakland)
Offensive Coordinator- Kevin Creasy
Defensive Coordinator- Stephen Jackson
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (8 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Woodi Washington (DB/WR, Sr., Oklahoma commitment), Xavier Myers (RB, Sr., Nashville Christian Transfer), Lionel Patterson (OL, Sr.), Christian Cantrell (DE/TE, Sr.), Brevin Linnell (QB, Sr.), Jalen Locklayer (FS, Sr.), Tekoy Randolph (DE/TE, Sr.), Malik Sibert (DB/WR, Sr.), Justin Jefferson (ATH, Sr.), Charlie Jones (OL, Sr.), Kameron Goodrich (DB, Sr.), Ethan Ellis (OL, Sr.), Garrett Taylor (K/P, Sr.), Ameer Gray (DB/RB, Sr.), Aaron Moore (DE, Jr.), Jackson Riley (OL/DL, Jr.), De’Arre McDonald (DB/WR, Jr.), Dorian Anderson (DB/WR, Jr.), Mikhael Holman (DE, Jr.), Joseph Anderson  (DE, Sr., South Carolina commitment, Siegel transfer)
Key Losses- Aaron Sears (K), Branson Boone (OL), Blake Spencer (DT), Jeron Rooks (RB/LB), Malik Marshall (RB), Robert Murphy (RB), Cameron Snelling (FB), Tanner Popovich (WR), Thadd Chapman (OL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Riverdale Warriors
City- Murfreesboro
County- Rutherford
Enrollment- 2,020
Last Season’s Record- 9-3, lost to Cookeville in second round
Region- 3-6A
Head Coach- Will Kriesky (15-9 in second year at Riverdale)
Offensive Coordinator- Kelly Holcomb
Defensive Coordinator- Chase Brooks
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 6 (2 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Will Priddy (OL/DL, Sr.), Gaston Haney (DE, Jr.), Jaxson Bryant (LB, Sr.), CJ Cartmel (DE, Jr.), Warren Gibbs (DT, Sr.), Taylor Yancey (QB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Jarek Campbell (WR/SS), Jordan Cordoba (OL), D’Andre Litaker (DL), Christian Souffrant (QB), Mario Sanders (DL), Brady Stokes (SS/RB), Michael Scruggs (RB), Austin Valentine (FB/TE), Savion Davis (RB/DB), Troy Hutson (WR/DB), Nick Peterson (OL/DL), Nate Taylor (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 


Siegel Stars
City- Murfreesboro
County- Rutherford
Enrollment- 1,782
Last Season’s Record- 4-6
Region- 3-6A
Head Coach- Michael Copley (4-6 in one year at Siegel)
Offensive Coordinator- Jared Neal
Defensive Coordinator- Brian Hodge
Offense- Pro
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (3 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Ryan Wilson (DB, Sr.), Brandon Ricks (LB, Sr.), Ethan Vanhook (DB, Jr.), Khalil Wilson (DE, Sr.), John Gordon (OL, Jr.), Tucker Sears (QB, Jr.), Warren Stoval (DB, Sr.), Jermaine Majors (WR, Sr.), Evan Milligan (WR, Jr.)
Key Losses- Maxwell Iyama (OL), Wesley Woodard (OL), Brendan Crowell (QB), Jacob Frye (OL), Freddie Owens (LB), Peyton Swope (LB), Vic Sims (DL), Khalil Wilson (DL), Antonyo Glenn (RB), Lelan Wilhoite (RB) Caleb Bull (WR),
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Warren County Pioneers
City- McMinnville
County- Warren
Enrollment- 2,053
Last Season’s Record- 3-7
Region- 3-6A
Head Coach- Tom Moore (30-37 overall, 6-26 in three years at Warren)
Offensive Coordinator- Corey Rathbone
Defensive Coordinator- Paul Martin
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Devin Jordan (OL/DE, Sr.), Eric Haywood (WR/DB, Sr.), Noah Martin (OL, LB, Jr.) Clay Thompson (DB/QB, Soph.), Kaden Jordan (OL/DL, Soph.), Jay Rozier (RB/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Isaiah Grayson (QB), DeAndre Thomas (FB), Zane Maxwell (OL/LB), Shawn Woodlee (NG/LB), Adrian Walker (OL), Trayton Rackley (LB), Luke Nisbett (DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

Hendersonville Commandos
City- Hendersonville
County- Sumner
Enrollment- 1,531
Last Season’s Record- 6-5, lost to Blackman in first round
Region- 4-6A
Head Coach- James Beasley (0-0 in first year at Hendersonville)
Co-Offensive Coordinators- Anthony Lake and Karl Wenzel
Defensive Coordinator- James Beasley
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 50/Odd Front
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (7 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Austin Halas (TE/DE, Sr.), Zach Rockom (OL/DL, Sr.), Lane Smith (OL/LB, Sr.), Andrew Waters (OL/DL, Sr.), Wilson Higgs (OL/DE, Sr.), Nate Hancock (RB/ATH/DB, Sr.), Derek Kincaid (RB/DB, Sr.), Austin Hamblin (OL/DL, Sr.), Dalton Jones (TE/DL, Sr.), Issiah Chandler (RB/DB, Jr.), Logan Spurrier (RB/DB, Jr.), JD Jordan (OL/LB, Jr.), Robert Christain (TE/LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Anthony Hughes (RB/LB), Brett Coker (QB), Blaze Foster (OL/LB), Gabe Dalton (WR/DB), Reggie Grisham (RB/DB), Joanthan Lisbona (P)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

Lebanon Blue Devils
City- Lebanon
County- Wilson
Enrollment- 1,905
Last Season’s Record- 6-5, lost to Oakland in first round
Region- 4-6A
Head Coach- Chuck Gentry (5-6 in one year at Lebanon)
Offensive Coordinator- Dusty Brady
Co-Defensive Coordinators- Shaun Frey and Michael Shaw
Offense- Multiple Power Spread
Defense- Multiple 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (7 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees-Zion Logue (DE/TE, Sr.), Chandler Crite (QB/DB, Sr.), Jeremiah Hastings (WR/DB, Jr.), Cade Baker (OT/NG, Sr.) Greyson Gregory (NG, Jr.), Breeze Copas (ATH, Jr.), Ryan Brown (LB, Sr.), Jackson Monette (OL, Soph.), Xavier Mills (LB, Sr.), Evan Clemmons (FB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Tobi Adewale (DB), Joseph Pitts (DB/WR), Preston Parks (LB), Quinn Suber (LB) Kemon Neuble (LB) Jaxon Whittaker (OL/LB), Nathan Counts (OL/DL), Tyrique Cooper (RB),
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

Mt. Juliet Bears
City- Mt. Juliet
County- Wilson
Enrollment- 2,145
Last Season’s Record- 10-1, lost to Mt. Juliet in first round
Region- 4-6A
Head Coach- Trey Perry (34-22 in five years at Mt. Juliet)
Offensive Coordinator- Zach White
Defensive Coordinator- Greg Abner
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Marcello Walton (RB/LB, Sr.), Michael Ruttlen (RB/DB, Sr.), Conner Ruzek (RB/FS, Sr.), Reggie Grimes (RB/LB, Jr.), Malik Bowen (WR, Jr.), Zach Delfendahl (OL/DL, Jr.), Ronnie Kramer (OL/DL, Sr.), Tristan Kilmon (DL, Sr.), Sage Brawner (TE/DE, Jr.), Colby Martin (RB/DB, Sr.), Alvin Mixon (QB, Sr.), Justin Harrigan (RB/LB, Sr.), Jayce Pardue (LB, Sr.), Cage Ellis (WR/DB, Sr.), Robbie Brewington (PK, Sr.), Matt Pewitt (P, Sr.), Tyler Johnson (PK, Jr.), Preston Lopez (OL, Sr.), Britain Steele (LB, Sr.), Bryan Aiken (ATH/DL, Sr.), Hunter Love (OL/DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Aidan Raines (RB), Tony Thompson (LB), Lawson Rich (WR), Tyreece Stone (OG), Cade Hoppe (OG/DL), Evan Angle (DE), Chris Humphreys (LB), Jesyah White (FS), Colton Reeder (LB), Keaton Mang (SS), Jeremiah Birdsong (DB), Braden Costley (DE)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Rossview Hawks
City- Clarksville
County- Montgomery
Enrollment- 1,611
Last Season’s Record- 6-5, lost to Cookeville in first round
Region- 4-6A
Head Coach- Todd Hood (52-36 overall, 5-6 in one year at Rossview)
Offensive Coordinator- Stratie Young
Defensive Coordinator- Mark Hall
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 5 (2 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Kayden Miller (WR, Sr.), D’Tavious Brown (LB, Sr.), Nick Harbor (QB, Sr.), Connor Huff (OL, Sr.), Jonathan Coffee (RB, Sr.), Mikhail Prater (FS/WR, Sr.), Logan McMillan. (NG, Sr.), Zaden Webber (K, Sr.), Jackson Brown (OL, Jr.), Kariem Montague (OL, Jr.), Brock Roland (SS, Jr.), Alex Brundage (OL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Isaiah Phillips (QB/DB), Zach Spoonamore (OL), Fred Orr (RB, Transferred to Northeast), Tyler McCoin (OL), Clayton Spence (TE), Gavin Price (OL), Jakob Harris (RB), Jalen Baxter (DB), Ryson Shepperd (LB), Andrew Arias (DL), Tim Brown (DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Station Camp Bison
City- Gallatin
County- Sumner
Enrollment- 1,756
Last Season’s Record- 1-9
Region- 4-6A
Head Coach- Shaun Hollingsworth (77-87 in 15 years at Station Camp)
Offensive Coordinator- Alan Schoenbachler
Defensive Coordinator- Shaun Hollinsworth
Offense- Spread
Defense- 50
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2014
Key Returnees- Blaine Forte (QB/FS, Sr.), Nilan Alexander WR/DB, Sr.), Trevor White (OL/DT, Sr.), Keegan Ballinger (OL/DL, Sr.), Zion Ware (OL/DT, Sr.), Billy Weekley (LB/WR, Sr.), Kannon Vanderburg (LB/FB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Devin Thompson (WR), Nick Nelson (RB), DeVante Alexander (LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- four game losing streak

 

Wilson Central Wildcats
City- Lebanon
County- Wilson
Enrollment- 1,836
Last Season’s Record- 3-7
Region- 4-6A
Head Coach- Brad Dedman (40-46 in eight years at Wilson Central)
Offensive Coordinator- Traye Aric
Defensive Coordinator- Eddie Sellars
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (7 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Dawson Ray (LB, Sr.), Cameron Staten (OT, Sr.), Straton Farmer (RB, Sr.), DeVonte McBroom (WR, Sr.), Tyler Chevz (OG, Jr.), Kwmez Kirby (WR, Sr.), Garret Todd (WR, Sr.), Jared Lawrence (LB, Jr.), Brett Robinson (S, Jr.)
Key Losses- Dalton King (TE), Kalib Graves (DB), Ries Adkission (S), Dre Trotter (DT), Nathan Harris (DE), Tristan Mathis (S), Aaron Hubble (QB), Demarius McBroom (DB/RB), Cameron Marshall (DE/DT), Will Dunn (LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game winning streak

 

Antioch Bears
City- Antioch
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 1,993
Last Season’s Record- 1-9
Region- 5-6A
Head Coach- Mike Head (1-9 in one year at Antioch)
Offensive Coordinator- Mike Head
Defensive Coordinator- Hunter Smith
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (6 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Lashamus Kennedy (LB/FB, Sr.), Malik Nance (DB/LB/RB Sr.), Monty Thomas (FB/DE, Sr.), Mark Thomas (OL/LB/DE, Sr.), A.J. Williams (WR/DB, Sr.), Richard Shelton (QB Soph.), Chancey Davis (WR, Sr.), Carson Buchanan (OL/DL, Jr.), Kenny Huey (OL/DL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Bernard Diyi (OL) , Montel Grier (DB/WR), Trevon Henderson (OLB/WR), Brian Frederick (DB/WR)
Streak Going Into 2018- nine game losing streak

 

Cane Ridge Ravens
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 1,646
Last Season’s Record- 13-2, lost to Maryville in state title game
Region- 5-6A
Head Coach- Eddie Woods (49-23 overall, 33-6 in three years at Cane Ridge)
Offensive Coordinator- Eddie Woods
Defensive Coordinator- Mose Phillips
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense-11 (7 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Joy Kebelu (DT, Sr.), Devon Starling (RB, Sr.), Odannie Hall (ATH, Sr.), Korey Andrews (QB, Sr.), Quenton Barnes (WR, Soph.), Dominic Davis (WR, Sr.), Michael Reese (OL, Jr.), Devin Turner (OL, Sr.), Zachariah Fowler (DL, Jr.), Alexander Wickliff (DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Jared McCray (ATH), Jarad McCray (ATH), Jahsun Bryant (LB), Dewayne Johnson (LB), Desmond Goodloe (DT),James Reese IV (DB), Rashad Burleson (LB), Brandon Majors (TE), Hunter Dukes (OL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

LaVergne Wolverines
City- LaVergne
County- Rutherford
Enrollment- 1,813
Last Season’s Record- 4-7, lost to Ravenwood in first round
Region- 5-6A
Head Coach- Stanton Stevens (111-84 overall, 29-55 in eight years at LaVergne)
Offensive Coordinator- Mike Woodward
Defensive Coordinator- Brent Bledsoe
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 9 (6 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Mason McKnight (OL, Sr.), Kristen Lainez (WR, Jr.), Chris Liso (LB, Sr.), Demaro Isom (DL, Sr.), Mason McKnight (OL/DL, Sr.), William Monaghan (OG/DE, Jr.), Baylor Segree (WR/DB, Sr.), Jaden Bouknight (LB, Jr.), Kordae Harris (SS, Sr.), Kavious Wells (RB/DB, Sr.), DeShaun Prince (WR/FS, Sr.)
Key Losses- Kendrick Furlow (TE/DE), Joevante Norfolk (WR/S) Tyree Garner (RB/DE), Josh Lewis (WR/DB) KeiAnthony Conner (QB), Gerry Ivy (RB/DB), Stanton Stevens (FB/LB), Jason Bush (WR/DB), Malachi Phillips (OL), Keiran Liso (OL/NG), Jeffy Homsombath (LB), A.J. Wallace (LB), Ty Johnson (LB/DB), William Eakes (OL), Zach Lancaster (OL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

McGavock Raiders
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 2,266
Last Season’s Record- 5-6, lost to Brentwood in first round
Region- 5-6A
Head Coach- Jay Gore (44-45 in eight years at McGavock
Offensive Coordinator- Brent Dorris
Defensive Coordinator- Dennis Moreno
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 6 (2 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Lamar Childress (LB, Sr.), RJ Hill (FB, Sr.), Brandon Pace (S, Sr.), Devan Turner (DT, Sr.), Jaxson Knowles (DE, Sr.), Shemar Kirk (WR, Sr.), Tyler Brown (DE, Jr.), Michael Pignone (RB, Jr.), Clarence Crawford (DB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Adrian Ewin (OL/DL), Quentin Crawford (WR/DB),  Ta’micus Napier (RB, Transferred to Blackman), Devan Bryant (OL/DL), Elijah Woldemariam (WR/LB), Cardarius Roriex (WR/DB), Keshawn Johnson (FB/LB), Greg Hanserd (RB/DB)

Streak Going Into 2018- five game losing streak

 

Nashville Overton Bobcats
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 1,907
Last Season’s Record- 1-9
Region- 5-6A
Head Coach- Steve Williams (21-24 in four years at Overton)
Offensive Coordinator- Jonathan White
Defensive Coordinator- Jamaal Stewart
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 15 (7 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- CJ Martin (WR/DE, Sr.), Samari Burns (DB/WR, Sr.), Micah Kimble (DB, Sr.), Jalen Baylis (DB/WR, Sr.), David Jefferson (RB), Detori Johns (LB/FB, Sr.), Charleston Sudderth (LB, Sr.), Trent McCrary (RB/OLB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Derek Jefferson (OL), Jacob King (OL), George Jobe (OL), Derek Jefferson (DE), Eric Moore (DB), Nathan Kimble (LB), Julius Gallon (DL), Jose Bravo (K)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Smyrna Bulldogs
City- Smyrna
County- Rutherford
Enrollment- 1,857
Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to Independence in first round
Region- 5-6A
Head Coach- Matt Williams (67-49 in 10 years at Smyrna)
Offensive Coordinator- Steve Williams
Defensive Coordinator- Scot Keasler
Offense- Spread No Huddle
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (3 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Blake Watkins (RB/DB, Sr.), Tevin Shipp (WR/DB, Sr.), Joshua Bailey (DE, Sr.), Marlon Alexander (DL, Sr.), Jose Baeza (K/P, Sr.), Gavin Howell (LB, Sr.), Dallas Walker (LB/TE, Jr.), Alex Bannister (QB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Quentin Smith (DE/TE), Lennon Harris (WR/DB), Bailey Woodall (WR/DB), Dyvontae McCormick (RB/DB), Jordan Carter (RB), Christian Burgeson (OL), Trey Brimm (WR)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Stewarts Creek Red Hawks
City- Smyrna
County- Rutherford
Enrollment- 2,109
Last Season’s Record- 4-6
Region- 5-6A
Head Coach- David Martin (231-128 overall, 19-32 in five years at Stewarts Creek)
Offensive Coordinator- David Martin
Defensive Coordinator- Jason Scharsch
Offense- Wing T
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 5 (2 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Nathan Wright (FB, Sr.), Josh Norman (OLB, Sr.), Jamie Wimsatt (FS, Sr.), Chancellor Beamon (NG, Sr.),Elijah Smith (WR/DB, Jr.), Savion Davis (RB/OLB, Jr.), Antonio Watkins (LB, Sr.), Amari Jelks (WB/KR, Jr.), Carson Smith (OLB, Jr.), Ethan Reed (DL, Jr.) Matthew Flagg (DL, Jr.), Joel Aguero (K, Sr.)

Key Losses- Tayne Davis (QB/LB), Cameron Graff (OG), DJ Harris (LB), Adarius Wilkerson (LB), Noah Owen (DB), Loyd Rogers (RB/SS), Trey Greene (OT), TJ Mangrum (RB/DB), Landon Roberts (OL), DeAndre Britton (WR) Hunter Johnson (OT) T.K. Hughes (WR), Jaylen Kemp (DL) and JaMichael Caldwell (DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- three game losing streak

 

Brentwood Bruins
City- Brentwood
County- Williamson
Enrollment- 1,754
Last Season’s Record- 10-2, lost to Cane Ridge in second round
Region- 6-6A
Head Coach- Ron Crawford (147-73 overall, 25-13 in three years at Brentwood)
Offensive Coordinator- Clint Finch
Defensive Coordinator- Ben Caudill
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 6 (1 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Tank Starr (OG/DE, Sr.), Carter McKecknie (RB, Sr.), Jordan Nicholas (RB, Sr.), Avery Williams (WR, Sr.), Chayce Bishop (WR, Jr.), Charlie Hardin (OL, Sr.), Clay McCarty (OL/DE, Sr.), Walker Merrill (WR/FS, Soph.), Lucas Davis (OT, Jr.), Mike Burke (WR/RB/QB, Sr.)
Key Losses-Cole Mabry (OT), Chris Moore (OL), Bryce Merrell (WR), Matt Phillips (DB/P/PK), C.J. Grissim (LB), Blake Myers (DE), Grant Yocam (WR), Carson Shacklett (QB), Kaden Dreier (RB), Mason Keidel (LB), Griffin Goodheart (DB), Parker Bullion (WR)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Centennial Cougars
City- Franklin
County- Williamson
Enrollment- 1,667
Last Season’s Record- 4-7, lost to Cane Ridge in first round
Region- 6-6A
Head Coach- Matt Kriesky (32-15 overall, 15-9 in two years at Centennial)
Offensive Coordinator- Jim Glover
Defensive Coordinator- Tim McKee
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Jariel Wilson (RB/DB, Sr.), Jacob Spears (OL/DL, Sr.), Trevor Anderson (TE/DL, Jr.), Tre Carlton (ATH, Jr.), Sean Hannon (LB, Sr.), Kevin Townsel (ATH, Jr.) Sam Holloway (OL, Sr.)

Key Losses- Tremond Coffee (WR/DB), Tavion Fleming (WR/DB), Tre Stewart (QB), Josh Rowan (LB), Trevor Jones (OL/DL), Ryan Newby (WR/LB), Ryan Staples (OL), Wyatt Grupa (OL/DL), Jackson Kress (DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

Dickson County Cougars
City- Dickson
County- Dickson
Enrollment- 1,519
Last Season’s Record- 1-9
Region- 6-6A
Head Coach- Randy Murphee (4-16 in two seasons at Dickson)
Offensive Coordinator- Frankie King
Defensive Coordinator- Randy Murphee
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (8 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2012
Key Returnees- Conner Stewart (S, Sr.), Darian Burns (RB/LB, Sr.), Tristan Corlew (DB, Sr.), Noah Chapdelaine (OL, Sr.), Dylan Dooley (LB, Sr.), Trevon Rybka (DE/TE, Jr.), Michael Rickenbaugh (LB/FB, Sr.), Gage Pontremoli (QB/DB, Sr.), Jaden Roberts (DT, Jr.), Gavin Meadows (LB/FB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Demontez Coleman (RB), Dean Steely (OL/DL), Clifton Cummings (OL), Cole Martin (QB/DB)

Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Franklin Rebels
City- Franklin
County- Williamson
Enrollment- 1,745
Last Season’s Record- 3-7
Region- 6-6A
Head Coach- Donnie Webb (56-62 overall, 41-26 in six years at Franklin)
Offensive Coordinator- Donnie Webb
Defensive Coordinator- Andrew Holcomb
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (3 Off/8 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Christian Moolman (DL, Sr.), Khani Kelton (LB, Sr.), Chancellor Bright (WR, Jr.), Spencer Holder (WR, Sr.), Rashad Jenkins (RB, Sr.), Matt Gaca (RB, Sr.), Gabe Tyner (LB, Sr.), Jack Ray (OL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Max Wray (OL), Kyle Means (OL), Hunter Waldrum, (OL), Carter Hendry (QB), Gentry Neese (WR/DB), Landon Carter (P), Christopher Miller-Hill (K), Adam Sirface (DL), Price Wynn (LB), Michael Crowther (RB) ,
Streak Going Into 2018- two game winning streak

 

Independence Eagles
City- Thompson’s Station
County- Williamson
Enrollment- 1,677
Last Season’s Record- 6-6, lost to Ravenwood in second round
Region- 6-6A
Head Coach- Scott Blade (122-36 overall, 50-16 in five years at Indy)
Offensive Coordinator- Scott Blade
Defensive Coordinator- Lance White
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- T.J. Sheffield (WR, Sr., Notre Dame commitment), Weston Landry (K, Sr.), Jake Huner (LB, Sr.), Colby Logan (LB, Sr.), Nathan Cisco (QB, Sr.), Jett Katina (OL, Jr.), Carter Runnion (OL, Jr.), Tyrus Jackson (LB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Troy Henderson (RB), Zion Katina (OL), Beau Myers (OL), Kyle Greenwell (P), Jevan Robertson (FS)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Ravenwood Raptors
City- Brentwood
County- Williamson
Enrollment- 1,772
Last Season’s Record- 10-3, lost to Cane Ridge in Quarterfinals
Region- 6-6A
Head Coach- Matt Daniels (10-3 in one year at Ravenwood)
Offensive Coordinator- Matt Daniels
Defensive Coordinator- Ryan Fowler
Offense- Multiple Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (6 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Brian Garcia (QB, Jr.), Gabriel Sleenhof (OL/DL, Jr.), Graham Barton (OL/DL, Jr.), Brandon Carver (DL/OL, Sr.), Reagan Carlson (DL/OL, Sr.), Luke Shouse (DL, Jr.), Bryan Rice (DL, Jr.), Anthony Holmes (RB/WR, Sr.), Andrew Mason (WR, Jr.), Jordan Smith (RB, Jr.), Avery Miller (LS/LB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Drew Harmon (OL/DL), Isaac Happel (OL/DL) Mason Stauffer (LB/TE), Cole Carteaux (DB), Ramez Ibrahim (DB), Seth Erickson (DB), Nick Stallcup (QB/DB), Brandon Huff (LB/DL), Miller Powell (WR), Connor Holland (DL/OL), Mason Dills (OL/DL), Darius Harper (DB), Jared McArthur (TE/LB), Parker Nash (WR), Sam French (K/P)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Arlington Tigers
City- Arlington
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 2,042
Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to White Station in first round
Region- 7-6A
Head Coach- Adam Sykes (18-15 in three years at Arlington)
Offensive Coordinator- Adam Sykes
Defensive Coordinator- Andrew Atkins
Offense- Spread
Defense- 5-2
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Kenneth Walker III (RB/LB, Sr.), Josh Jones (OL/DL, Sr.) Devin Chandler (WR/DB, Jr.), Jorge Avalos (WR/DB, Sr.), Jon Worley (OL/DL, Jr), Calvin Robertson (DL, Sr.), Mitchell Faulkner (LB/RB, Jr.), Rhodes Carson (QB, Sr.) Thomas Maclin (DL, Sr.)
Key Losses- Tate Kolwyck (QB), Logan Feathers (LB), Cezanne Bush (DB), Caleb Nelson (WR), Hunter Goodman (WR/P), Olushola Ajayi (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Bartlett Panthers
City- Bartlett
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 2,513
Last Season’s Record- 5-5
Region- 7-6A
Head Coach- Tim Haney (122-89 overall, 8-13 in two years at Bartlett)
Offensive Coordinator- Clint Adair
Defensive Coordinator- Tim Haney
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2016
Key Returnees- Carter Webb (OL/DL, Sr.), Mohamad Al-Ramahi (OL/DE, Sr.), Phillip Thompson (WR/DB, Sr.), Preston Raines (QB/DB, Sr.), Cole Peppers (TE/LB, Sr.), Melvin Turnage (WR/DB Sr.), Tamarious Brown (RB/LB Jr.)
Key Losses- JJ Vaden (QB/FS), Nathan Johnson (LB/FB), Chris Blanks (OL/DL), Josh Russell (OL/DL), Mason Harris (OL/DL), Stewart Kerby (RB/LB), Jacob Robinson (WR/DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Collierville Dragons
City- Collierville
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 2,372
Last Season’s Record- 6-5, lost to Whitehaven in first round
Region- 7-6A
Head Coach- Mike O’Neill (34-33 in six years at Collierville)
Offensive Coordinator- Tommy Miller
Defensive Coordinator- Mike O’Neill
Offense- Spread
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Justin Stonework (WR, Sr.), Cade Cupp (S, Sr.), Kayvon Anderson (WR, Sr.), Jordan Henderson (FS, Sr.), Michael Gildart (OL, Sr.), Harrison Lester (DT, Sr.), Kendarius Malone (OL, Sr.), CJ Barnes (DE, Sr.), Mitch Austin (QB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Matt Connors (QB), Marcus Bersoza (WR), Austin Kelley (OL), Virgil Pryor (DB), Carson Rees (DE), Cole Johnson (FS)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

Cordova Wolves
City- Cordova
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 2,267
Last Season’s Record- 8-3, lost to Memphis Central in first round
Region- 7-6A
Head Coach- Marcus Wimberly (81-57 overall, 0-0 in first year at Cordova)
Offensive Coordinator- Marcus Wimberly
Defensive Coordinator- Coby Hayslett
Offense- Pro
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 4 (2 Off/2 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Joshua Haystings (WR, Jr.), Martavius Tate (OL, Sr.), Pierre Jordan (DB, Sr.), Mathew Bedford (OL, Sr.), Rodkerion Lucas (LB, Jr.),  Maurice Howard (RB, Sr.), Falandis Norry (WR, Soph.)
Key Losses- Jerome Carvin (OT), Herman Joseph (OT), Terrance Washington (OG), Jevon Connor (LB), Jacolby Hewitt (WR), Christian Arrambide (QB), Jeremy Banks (RB), Tracy Williams (LB), Asa Bonner (S), Cailen Jones (DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Houston Mustangs
City- Germantown
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 1,865
Last Season’s Record- 6-5, lost to Germantown in first round
Region- 7-6A
Head Coach- James Thomas (0-0 in first round)
Offensive Coordinator- Ronnie Thompson
Defensive Coordinator- Bobby Armbruster
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 3-3 Stack
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 15 (9 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Kip Frankland (OL/DL, Sr.), Matt Needham (OL/DL, Sr.), Will Gusmus (FB/LB, Sr.), Ryan Bullock (FB/LB, Sr.), Jaren Alnutt (OL/DL, Sr.), Jordan Monk (WR/DB, Sr.), Chris Colebank (RB/LB, Sr.), Grayson Hitt (WR/DB, Jr.), Ethan Burns (QB/LB, Jr.), Seth McKay (QB/DB, Jr.), Lincoln Pare (RB/DB, Jr.), Matt Havrda (OL/DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Jackson Little (TE/LB), Trey Davis (LB), Nick Legrande (DL), Bruce Brown (TE/LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Germantown Red Devils
City- Germantown
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 2,027
Last Season’s Record- 11-1, lost to White Station in first round
Region- 8-6A
Head Coach- Chris Smith (19-15 in three years at Germantown)
Offensive Coordinator- Chris Smith
Defensive Coordinator- Logan Rebstock
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense-13 (6 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Henry Castillo (OL, Sr.), Michael Goodwin (OL, Sr.), Nick Ferri (OL, Sr.), Ethan Payne (QB, Sr.), Cameron Baker (WR, Sr.), Jalon Greer (WR/DB, Sr.), Shomar Michael (OLB/RB, Sr.), Duke Hill (DL, Sr.), Trey Boyd (DL, Sr.) Tyrec Collins (OLB/DB, Sr.), Marshall Ware (K/P, Sr.), Orlando Hairston (ATH, Sr.), Keveon Ware (DB, Sr.), BJ Gardner (RB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Ted Lyons (FB/LB), Max Martini (OL), Tyler Boyd (OL), Isaiah Hayden (OL), Jaylin Williams (WR/DB), Reggie Sanders (WR), Devin Wright (TE/DE), James Collins (LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Memphis Central Warriors
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 1,582
Last Season’s Record- 5-6, lost to Whitehaven in second round
Region- 8-6A
Head Coach- Major Wright (122-76 overall, 0-0 in first year at Memphis Central)
Offensive Coordinator- Major Wright
Defensive Coordinator- Coley Thornton
Offense- Pro
Defense- 3-3 Stack
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Trevis Hopper (DT, Sr., Memphis commitment), Darin Turner (WR, Jr.), Alan Thornton (RB, Sr.), Mathew Hill (OL, Sr.), Kevin Shaw (LB, Sr.), Isaac Green (OL/DL, Sr.), Lorenzo Towns (RB/DB, Jr.), Micah Boyland (LB, Jr.),
Key Losses- Dontavion Davis (RB/LB), Jaylen Pearson (WR), Dylan Ingram (RB), Chauncey Hopkins (QB), Rashaad Clayton (DT), Khari Smith (DT), Christian Robinson (DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Whitehaven Tigers
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 1,738
Last Season’s Record- 11-3, lost to Cane Ridge in Semifinals
Region- 8-6A
Head Coach- Rodney Saulsberry (147-33 in 14 years at Whitehaven)
Offensive Coordinator- Clarence Dillard
Defensive Coordinator- Errol Harmon
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 50
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense-11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Cormontae Hamilton (TE/LB, Sr.), Tyler Hunter (DL/LB/FB, Sr.), Bryson Eason (LB, Jr.), Mamadou Anne (K, Sr.), Vincent Guy (QB/ATH, Sr.), Melvin McBride (OL/DL, Sr.), Martavius French (LB, Jr.), Paul Turner (DB/RB, Sr.), Cameron Sneed (RB, Jr.), Jacobi Rice (DL/OL, Sr.), Sean Wilder (DB, Sr.), Jeremiah James (OL, Sr.), Keveon Mullins (WR/DB, Sr., Memphis East transfer, Memphis commitment), Devin Boddie (WR/DB, Sr., Lausanne transfer, Vanderbilt commitment ), Joseph Barrett (FB/DT, Sr.)
Key Losses- Devon Robinson (LB/TE), Chris Witherspoon (RB), Rayshad Williams (DB ), William Jackson (WR), Draper Redmond (OL/DL), Keyshaun Lewis (RB/SS), Marquis Traylor (LB), Joseph Pegues (OL), Ricardo Clark (LB/FB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

White Station Spartans
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 2,155
Last Season’s Record- 5-8, lost to Whitehaven in Quarterfinals
Region- 8-6A
Head Coach- Joe Rocconi (73-90 overall, 34-29 in five years at White Station)
Offensive Coordinator- Joe Rocconi
Co-Defensive Coordinators- Mario Stevenson and Bob Alberson
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (7 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Eli Neal (LB/RB, Sr.), Drew Lyons (QB, Sr.), Travis Lewis (LB, Jr.), Ray Curry (OL, Jr), Jaylin Rainey(DL/OL, Sr), Roshan Williams (WR/DB, Sr.), Rod Farmer (DB/WR, Sr.)
Key Losses- Micah Breckenridge (K/P), Greg Williams (RB), Garrett Sapp (TE), Cincir Evans (LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

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