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Donovan Stewart’s Semifinal Games Of The Week

Donovan Stewart’s Semifinal Games Of The Week

Class 1A

Lake County Falcons (13-0) at Huntingdon Mustangs (13-0)

Head Coaches-  Lake County- Josh Puckett (59-26 in seven years at Lake County); Huntingdon- Eric Swenson (128-42 overall, 111-37 in 12 years at Huntingdon)

Playoff Scoring Average- Lake County- 50.7/6.7; Huntingdon- 50.7/5.7

Playoff Appearances- Lake County- 36; Huntingdon- 29

Playoff Records- Lake County-49-33;  Huntingdon- 47-27

Semifinal Round Record- Lake County- 5-4; Huntingdon- 5-5

Last Semifinal Appearance- Lake County- 2018, made three straight semifinals (2017-19); Huntingdon- 2012

Players To Watch- Lake County- Campbell Puckett (LB/TE, Sr.),  Izaiah Matheny (SS/WR, Sr.), Jamarion Higgins (DL/OL, Sr.), Larry Tubbs (FS/RB, Sr.), Tanner Snyder (LB/QB, Sr.), Keyshon Gross (LB/FB, SR.), Malachi Taylor (DB/WR, Sr.)

Huntingdon-Brandon Lawton (RB, Sr.), Hunter Ensley (QB/RB, Sr.), Konner Pearson (LB, Sr.), Drake Butler (OL/DL, Sr.), Bo McLemore (LB, Sr.), Devin McClerkin (FB/LB, Sr.), Steven Rich (LB, Sr.), Quinton Williams (LB, Sr.)

 

2A

Trousdale County Yellow Jackets (11-1) at Meigs County Tigers (12-1)

Head Coaches-  Trousdale County- Blake Satterfield (11-1 in first year at Trousdale);  Meigs County- Jason Fitzpatrick (139-72 overall; 57-16 in six years at Meigs)

Offense/Defense-  Trousdale County- Wing T/Hybrid 3-4; Meigs County- Twins Open Two Back/3-4

Last Meeting-  Trousdale County 32, Meigs County 29 in 2018 2A Semifinals

Playoff Scoring Average- Trousdale County- 30.7/8.7;  Meigs County- 43.0/11.3

Playoff Appearances- Trousdale County-39; Meigs County- 24

Playoff Records- Trousdale County- 85-29; Meigs County- 24-23

Semifinal Round Record- Trousdale County- 12-4; Meigs County- 2-3

Last Semifinal Appearance- Trousdale County- 2018, made two straight semifinals (2018-19); Meigs County- 2018, made two straight semifinals (2018-19)

Players To Watch- Trousdale County- Tarvaris Claiborne (TE/LB, Sr.), Jay’Dynn Hayward (RB/OLB, Sr.), Ben Chumley (WR/DB, Sr.), Will Holder (TE/OLB, Sr.), Kobe Ford (RB/DB, Sr.), Mason Basford (OL/DL, Jr.), Jayden Hicks (QB/DB, Jr.), Cameron Rankins (RB/LB, Jr.), Sebastian Linarez (RB/FS, Jr.), Heath Chasse (K, Jr.)

Meigs County- Aaron Swafford (QB/FS, Sr., Navy commitment),  Jon Jon Beeler (WR/DB, Sr.), Gage Gardner (OL, Sr.), Malachi Hayden (OL, Jr.), Will Meadows (RB, Jr.), Canyon Grant (LB, Sr.), Gabriel Maldonado (WR/DB, Sr.), Jackson Fritts (RB/LB, Sr.), Brady Blevins (LB, Jr.), Logan Carroll (QB/WR/DB, Jr.), Cameron Huckabey (WR/DB, Soph.), Austin Andrews (OL, Soph.), Ja’ir Beeler (LB, Sr.), Hagen Lowe (LB, Jr.), Chris Wood (OL/DL, Sr.)

 

 

 

3A

Loudon Redskins (13-0) at Alcoa Tornadoes (12-1)

Head Coaches- Loudon- Jeff Harig (115-70 overall, 24-12 in three years at Loudon); Alcoa- Gary Rankin (437-76 overall, 185-18 in 14 years at Alcoa)

Offense/Defense-  Loudon- Spread/4-2-5; Alcoa- Pro I/4-3

Last Meeting-  Alcoa 42, Loudon 17 in 2010 3A second round

Playoff Scoring Average- Loudon- 41.0/11.7; Alcoa- 56.7/11.3

Playoff Appearances- Loudon- 26; Alcoa- 33

Playoff Records- Loudon- 39-22; Alcoa- 114-15

Semifinal Round Record- Loudon- 3-4;  Alcoa- 19-4

Last Semifinal Appearance- Loudon- 2014; Alcoa- 2018, made seven straight semifinals (2013-19)

Players To Watch- Loudon– Drew Jackson (RB/DB, Sr.), JD Thaxton (WR/DB, Sr.), Keaton Harig (QB, Soph.), Kaylob Wolever (OL/DL, Jr.), Max Marcum (OL/DL, Jr.), Noah Burnette (DE/TE, Sr.), Emerson Tripp (DE/OL, Sr.), Kyle Smallen (DB/WR, Sr.), Tyler Whitfield (DL/OL, Sr.), Mark Ridenour (DB/WR, Sr.)

 

Alcoa– Zeke Rankin (K, Sr.), Ty Boyd (WR/DB, Sr.), Brackston Alford (OL, Sr., Memphis commitment), Eli Mitchell (OL, Sr.), Grey Carroll (DE, Jr.), Isiah Cox (WR/DB, Jr.), Ahmaudd Sankey (WR/DB, Jr.), Malik Hall (OL/DL, Sr.), J.R. Jones (RB/DB, Jr.), Caden Tollett (WR/S, Sr.), C.J. Armstrong (WR/DB, Sr.), Tristen Blankenship (RB/DB, Jr.), Taharin Sudderth (DL, Jr.), Luke Summerall (LB, Jr.), Solomon Tyson (DL, Jr.), Sam Vaulton (QB, Jr.)

 

4A

Nolensville Knights (11-2) at Elizabethton Cyclones (13-0)

Head Coaches- Nolensville- Paul Derrick (18-7 in two years at Nolensville); Elizabethton- Shawn Witten (119-41 in 13 years at Elizabethton)

Offense/Defense-  Nolensville- Spread/3-4; Elizabethton- Spread/3-4

Last Meeting-  First ever meeting

Playoff Scoring Average- Nolensville- 40.7/6.7;  Elizabethton- 39.0/9.3

Playoff Appearances- Nolensville- 3;  Elizabethton- 30

Playoff Records- Nolensville- 5-2;  Elizabethton- 37-28

Semifinal Round Record- Nolensville- 0-0;  Elizabethton- 1-5

Last Semifinal Appearance- Nolensville- first ever semifinal; Elizabethton- 2012

Players To Watch- Nolensville– Tim Coutras (WR/DB, Sr., Liberty commitment), Ryan Pistulka (RB, Sr.), Dan Rickert (OL/DL, Sr.), Grant Reeder (OL/DL, Jr.), C.J. Ware (LB, Sr., Miami (OH) commitment), Jeffery Weisel (TE/ILB, Sr.), Brayden Clark (OL/DL, Sr.),Gabe Baumen (OL/ILB, Sr.), Ryder Galardi (QB, Jr.), Zack Larkin (OL/DL, Jr.), Mike McWilliams (TE/OLB, Soph.)

Elizabethton– Parker Hughes (WR/DB, Jr.), Conner Johnson (OL, Soph.), Cole Morganstern (OL, Jr.), Alex Conley (DE, Sr.), Joseph Kechter (DL, Sr.), Remington Tyree (TE, Sr.), Zach Hartley (WR/DB, Sr.), Jordan Haynes (LB, Sr.), Bryson Rollins (QB, Soph.)

5A

Knox. West Rebels (12-1) at Knox. Central Bobcats (11-2)

Head Coaches- Knox. West- Lamar Brown (94-48 overall, 23-13 in three years at West); Knox. Central- Bryson Rosser (58-22 in six years at Central)

Offense/Defense- Knox. West- Power Spread/3-4; Knox. Central- Spread/4-3

Last Meeting-  Knox. West 46, Knox. Central 0 in 2014 5A first round

Playoff Scoring Average- Knox. West-36.7/11.7;  Knox. Central- 31.0/12.3

Playoff Appearances- Knox. West- 17; Knox. Central- 25

Playoff Records- Knox. West- 28-15; Knox. Central- 40-23

Semifinal Round Record- Knox. West-2-3;  Knox. Central- 3-3

Last Semifinal Appearance- Knox. West- 2014; Knox. Central- 2018, made four consecutive semifinals (2016-19)

Players To Watch- Knox. West- Drew Francis (LB, Sr., Arkansas commitment), Tyrece Edwards (DE, Sr., Arkansas commitment),  Tyrell Ragland (OL, Sr.), Sebatian Latorre (P, Sr.), Isaiah Mattress (RB, Jr.), Omarian Wright (WR/DB, Sr.)

 

Knox. Central- Dakota Fawver (QB, Sr.), Eli Sharp (QB, Sr.), Braden Gaston (WR/DB, Sr.), Malik Robinson (LB, Sr.), Tyler Bost (LB, Sr.), Jason Merritts (RB/DB, Sr.), Makhi Anderson (RB/DB, Sr.), Kalib Fortner (LB, Jr.), Liam Fortner (WR/DB, Jr.), Zac Ridner (OL, Sr.), Noah Parker (OL/DL, Sr.)

 

 

6A

Oakland Patriots (13-0) at Maryville Rebels (13-0)

Head Coaches-  Oakland- Kevin Creasy (145-17 overall, 66-5 in five years at Oakland); Maryville- Derek Hunt (39-3 in three years at Maryville)

Offense/Defense-  Oakland- Wing T/3-4; Maryville- Multiple/4-3

Last Meeting-  Oakland 38, Maryville 0 in 2018 6A Semifinals

Playoff Scoring Average- Oakland-29.7/9.3;  Maryville- 43.0/3.3

Playoff Appearances- Oakland-26; Maryville- 40

Playoff Records- Oakland- 53-21; Maryville- 126-23

Semifinal Round Record- Oakland- 7-4; Maryville- 23-9

Last Semifinal Appearance- Oakland- 2018, made six straight semifinals (2014-19); Maryville- 2018, made 20 straight semifinals (2000-19)

Players To Watch- Oakland– Aaron Moore (DE, Sr.), Jackson Riley (OL/DL, Sr.), De’Arre McDonald (DB/WR, Sr., Ole Miss commitment), Dorian Anderson (DB/WR, Sr.), Mikhael Holman (DE, Sr.), BJ Connard (RB/LB, Soph.), Tim Pannell (RB/LB, Sr.), Graham Keating (OL, Jr.), Kody Sparks (QB, Sr.)

Maryville– A.J. Davis (WR, Sr.), Seth Orren (LB, Sr.), Ashton Maples (WR, Sr., Liberty commitment), Cade Chambers (QB, Sr., Indiana State commitment), Tommy Ledford (OL, Sr.), Tee Hodge (RB, Sr., Tennessee commitment), Mason Shelton (LB, Sr., Coastal Carolina commitment), Ethan Ensley (DL, Sr.)

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

 

 

 

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