Donovan Stewart’s Covering The Entire State Series: Division II-AAA Capsules

Donovan Stewart’s Covering The Entire State Series: Division II-AAA Capsules

 

It’s the first week of August 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 Division II-AAA today.

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

New Faces In New Places- There are one new Division II-AAA Head Coaches in 2018: Jeremy Garrett, Ensworth

Longest Winning Streaks in Division II-AAA going into 2018:
Brentwood Academy- 17

Losing Streaks in Division II-AAA going into 2018:
Ensworth- 2
St. Benedict- 2

Longest Current Tenured Division II-A Coaches
Bobby Alston, MUS, 20 years
Phil Massey, Baylor, 12 years
Marty Euverard, MBA, 7 years
Ralph Potter, McCallie, 6 years
Cody White, Brentwood Academy, 6 years

 

Baylor Red Raiders
City- Chattanooga
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 721
Last Season’s Record- 4-8, lost to MBA in Quarterfinals
Region- East/Middle
Head Coach- Phil Massey (150-91 overall, 86-55 in 12 years at Baylor)
Co-Offensive Coordinators- Phil Massey and Cos Dematteo
Defensive Coordinator- Bubba Burr
Offense- Multiple Spread
Defense- 3-3 Stack
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (4 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Lorenzo White (QB, Sr.), Noah Martin (LB, Jr.), Christian Harris (DL, Sr.), Cooper Lewis (LB, Sr.), Seth Johnson (OL/DL, Jr.), Moose Vaughn (DB, Sr), Daniel Oliver (OL/DL, Jr.), Patton Ford (DB/WR, Sr.), Gabriel Stulce (FS/WR, Jr.), Mekos Baker (WR, Jr.)
Key Losses- Riley Bodine (OL), Brendan Harris (RB/DB), Walker Culver (OL), Mike Benning (TE), Cade Long (LS), Jared Foshee (OL) Jaylon Baker (OL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 


Brentwood Academy Eagles
City- Brentwood
County- Williamson
Enrollment- 497
Last Season’s Record- 12-0, beat MBA for state title
Region- East/Middle
Head Coach- Cody White (96-37 overall, 60-13 in six years at BA)
Offensive Coordinator- Cody White
Defensive Coordinator- David Norris
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 9 (5 Off/4 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Tomario Pleasant (RB, Sr.), Will Collins (OL, Sr.), Thomas Gore (OL, Sr.), Jack Victory (SS, Sr.), Preston Sagan (WR, Jr.), Nate Clifton (OL, Sr.), Devyn Curtis (LB, Jr.), Tahir Annoor (DB, Sr.),
Key Losses- Camron Johnson (WR/S), Daniel Taylor (DB/WR), Gavin Schoenwald (QB), Michael Archie (WR), Airin Spell (DL), Jackson Sirmon (LB), Kenyon Garlington (DB), Harrison Smith (P), Toby Wilson (K)
Streak Going Into 2018- 17 game winning streak

 

Ensworth Tigers
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 463
Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to Baylor in first round
Region- East/Middle
Head Coach- Jeremy Garrett (0-0 in first year at Ensworth)
Offensive Coordinator- Steve Hagan
Defensive Coordinator- Derrick Pritchard
Offense- Multiple
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (4 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Wesley Walker (DB/WR, Sr.), Keshawn Lawrence (RB/DB, Jr.), Tyler Baron (TE/DE, Jr.), Elijah Brooks (FB/LB, Sr.), David Reynolds (TE/DE, Sr.), Josh Howard (LB, Sr.), Dante Wynn (DB/WR, Sr.), Cole Kennon (QB, Sr.), Andre Turrentine (ATH, Soph.), Toleo Malone (LB/FB, Soph.), Cal Archdeacon (OL/DL, Jr.), Jude Maloy (WR/DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Jaylon King (DB/QB),Tanner Antonutti (TE/DT), Pryce Wade (OL/DL), Nicky Clifton (RB/LB), Henry Byrd (OL/DL), Derek Rios (OL)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 


Father Ryan Fighting Irish
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 912
Last Season’s Record- 5-7, lost to Christian Brothers in Quarterfinals
Region- East/Middle
Head Coach- Brian Rector (92-55 overall, 9-14 in two years at Father Ryan)
Offensive Coordinator- Brett Taveau
Defensive Coordinator- Wade Privett
Offense- Multiple Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Seamus O’Connell (QB/WR/DB, Sr.), Anthony Wright (DB, Jr.), Nick Watson (DB/WR, Sr.), David Russell (DL, Sr.), Felix Wilson (OL, Sr.), Zach Smith (OL/DL, Jr.), Evan Rewers (WR, Sr.)
Key Losses- Jackson Byrd (RB/LB), Auston Crow (OL/DL), Jack Boutte (OL/DL), Nyles Gaddy (OL), Will Hopkirk (OL), Marcel Fogg (DB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

McCallie Blue Tornado
City- Chattanooga
County- Hamilton
Enrollment- 1,316
Last Season’s Record- 8-4, lost to Brentwood Academy in Semifinals
Region- East/Middle
Head Coach- Ralph Potter (182-90 overall, 38-33 in six years at McCallie)
Offensive Coordinator- Mike Newman
Defensive Coordinator- Rick Whitt
Offense- Spread
Defense- 30 Stack
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Stone Roebuck (S/RB, Sr.), Dre Taylor (DE/TE, Sr.), Shannon Walker (DB/RB/WR, Sr.), Deangelo Hardy (QB/ATH, Jr.), Jay Hardy (DE/TE, Jr.), Brandon Benn (DB, Sr.), BJ Harris (RB, Soph.), Quindarrius Dunnigan (LB, Sr.), Kris Bowman (LB, Sr.), Cameron Stewart (NG, Sr.), Adam Smith (OL, Jr.), Derrick Stoudemire (OL, Jr.),
Key Losses- River Henry (NG), Jorden Starling (DE), Adams Robinson (DB), Rico Dozier (WR) , Xavier Brooks (RB), Jay Gibson (TE), Alec Earp (K), Hakim McMorris (WR/TE/DE), Harrison Cape (LB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Montgomery Bell Academy Big Red
City- Nashville
County- Davidson
Enrollment- 1,030
Last Season’s Record- 10-3, lost to Brentwood Academy in title game
Region- East/Middle
Head Coach- Marty Euverard (146-70 overall, 67-22 in seven years at MBA)
Offensive Coordinator- Marty Euverard
Defensive Coordinator- Chris Chauvin
Offense- Multiple I
Defense- 4-2-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (4 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Jackson Hannah (DL/LB, Sr., Nebraska commitment), Jackson Lampley (OL, Sr., Tennessee commitment), Nick German (DB, Sr.), Braden Myers (FB, Sr.), Joshua Meriweather (TE, Sr.), Ian Hall (DE, Sr.), Hugh Sullivan (LB, Sr.), Hedges Hayworth (LB, Jr.), Alex Massad (K, Sr.), Cole Turner (QB, Sr.), Hunter Burch (QB, Sr.), William Tyrone (QB, Jr.), David DeRocher (QB, Soph.)
Key Losses- Gordon Pollock (SS), Fenner Pollock (DB), Clint Blackwell (WR), Harrison Graves (LB), Ty Allen (QB), Palmer Thombs (OL), Jackson Abbey (OL), Cal Bryan (DB/LB), Ruff Maddux (OL), Jackson McFadden (WR), Tay Munoz (RB), Michael McGuire (RB)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 


Pope John Paul Knights
City- Hendersonville
County- Sumner
Enrollment- 556
Last Season’s Record- 5-6, lost to Father Ryan in first round
Region- East/Middle
Head Coach- Justin Geisinger (13-19 in three seasons at JPII)
Offensive Coordinator- Justin Geisinger
Defensive Coordinator-Brian Sneed
Offense- Spread Multiple
Defense- 3-3-5
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 15 (6 Off/9 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Rory White (WR/DB, Jr.), Ben Nixon (QB/LB, Sr.), Brendan Keaton (WR/DB, Jr.), Dallas Darden (LB, Sr.), Brooks Heagarty (TE/LB, Jr.), Nicholas Pracht (WR/DB, Sr.), Chase Petty (OL/DL, Sr.), John Martinez (OL/DL, Jr.), Charles Albert (OL/DL, Sr.), Jay Wright (LB, Jr.), Garrett Goodwin (WR/DB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Jake Motz (OL/DL), Ed Agholor (OL/DL), Nolan Underhill (RB/DB), Andrew Albert (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 


Briarcrest Saints
City- Eads
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 573
Last Season’s Record- 9-2, lost to McCallie in Quarterfinals
Region- West
Head Coach- Brian Stewart (67-49 overall, 30-16 in four years at Briarcrest)
Offensive Coordinator- Robby Donaldson
Defensive Coordinator- Jim Heinz
Offense- Spread
Defense- 3-4
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Manny Corless (OL/LB, Sr.), Zach Yates (OL/DL, Sr.), Noah Grant (K, Sr.), Jabari Small (RB/DB/ATH, Jr.), Omari Thomas (OL/DL, Jr.), Jackson Walker (QB, Sr.), Jack Jobe (OL, Sr.), Rodney Newsom (OL/DL, Jr.), Reggie Neely (WR/DB, Jr.), Carson Brewer (LB, Sr.), Carrington Kelsey (RB/LB, Jr.), Christian Green (OL/DL, Jr.), Landon Wright (DB, Jr.)
Key Losses- Hunter McGaw (DL), Chase Martin (LB), Chandler Montgomery (WR/DB), Connor Shamblin (DB), Tyler Badie (RB), Luke Coleman (OL), Bradley Ellis (WR)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 


Christian Brothers Purple Wave
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 1,776
Last Season’s Record- 11-1, lost to MBA in Semifinals
Region- West
Head Coach- Thomas McDaniel (103-32 overall, 28-8 in three years at CBHS)
Offensive Coordinator- Reyn Willis
Defensive Coordinator- Dale Dunlap
Offense- Multiple I
Defense-4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (5 Off/3 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Sam Stalnaker (WR/DB, Sr.), Mason Hall (OL, Sr.), Christian James (TE/DE, Sr., Vanderbilt commitment), Jacob Likes (DE, Sr.), Bill Norton (OL/DL, Sr., Georgia commitment), Will Ruth (RB/DB, Sr.), Reid Voss (SS/LB, Sr.) Raymond Fracchia (FS, Sr.) Wesley Pope (CB, Sr.) Al Wooten (LB/RB, Jr.) Antonio Lay (WR, Sr.), Owen Brody (QB, Sr.)
Key Losses- Bryce Bush (DL), Patrick Healy (DL), Nic Cantu (OL), Connor Cremerius (OL), Walter Soekfer (DB), Jarrett Fowlkes (FS), Reau Folk (SS), Connor DeFreece (QB), Dominique Garrett (RB), Jones Casper (OL), Kyle Frasure (LB), Zach Hamlet (WR/LB), Owen Lewis (WR/DB), Nick Montesi (RB/LB), Walter Soefker (WR/DB), Chris Stuckey (TE/DE), Graham Webb (LB/DE), Ryan Whitaker (WR/DB), Ryan Winkel (OL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

Memphis University School Owls
City- Memphis
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 874
Last Season’s Record- 6-6, lost to Brentwood Academy in Quarterfinals
Region- West
Head Coach- Bobby Alston (159-73 in 20 years at MUS)
Offensive Coordinator- Kyle Finney
Co-Defensive Coordinators- Mark Chubb and Glenn Rogers
Offense- Multiple
Defense- Multiple
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Maurice Hampton (DB/WR, Sr., LSU commitment), Dorian Hopkins (LB, Sr., Tulsa commitment), Mathew Rhodes (LB, Sr.), Thomas Hayden (WR, Sr.), Jalen Holliman (WR/DB, Sr.), Stephen Christenbury (OL/DL, Sr.), Marcus Henderson (OL/DL, Jr.)
Key Losses- Joe Carter (DL), Buchanan Dunavant (LB), John Bolton (DB), Bobby Wade (S/QB), Trey Thomas (K), Tide Faleye (RB/LB), Anderson Horton (OL/DL)
Streak Going Into 2018- one game losing streak

 

St. Benedict Eagles
City- Cordova
County- Shelby
Enrollment- 763
Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to MUS in first round
Region- West
Head Coach- John Cooley (229-137 overall, 10-12 in two years at St. Benedict)
Offensive Coordinator- Will Hudgens
Defensive Coordinator- John Cooley
Offense- Spread
Defense- 4-3
Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance- 2017
Key Returnees- Lunden Clark (OL/DL, Sr.), Jesse Komoroski (QB, Sr.), Eric Enright (DE, Sr.), Josh DiGaetano (WR/LB, Sr.), Dante Carrasco (WR/DB, Jr.), Charlie Brannon (OL/DL, Jr.), Kai Norris (WR/DB, Jr.), Corey Wilhite (RB/LB, Jr.), Payne Morgan (TE/LB, Jr.), Tanner Smith (TE/LB, Jr.), Elijah Mills (RB/DB, Soph.), Jaylen Powell (WR/DB, Soph.), Jackson Smith (OL/DL, Soph.)
Key Losses- Avent Blueitt (WR/DB), Eric McGlown (DL/LB), Jake Barrow (OL), Jarvis Morris III (WR/DB), Bubba Erwin (LB/RB), Jaylen Becton (WR/DB) Lincoln Caldwell (LB/TE), Cam Jones (DE)
Streak Going Into 2018- two game losing streak

 

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