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Donovan Stewart’s Semifinal Round Game Capsules

Donovan Stewart’s Semifinal Round Game Capsules

Class 1A
Coalfield Yellow Jackets (12-0) at South Pittsburg Pirates (12-1)
Head Coaches- Coalfield– Keith Henry (165-69 overall, 115-47 in 13 years at Coalfield); South Pittsburg- Vic Grider (231-54 overall; 69-11 in six  years at South Pittsburg)
Offense/Defense- Coalfield– Spread/4-4; South Pittsburg- Wing T/4-3
Last Meeting- South Pittsburg 43, Coalfield 22 in 2013 1A Quarterfinals
Winning Streaks- Coalfield– 12; South Pittsburg- 6
Playoff Scoring Average- Coalfield- 36.7 Off/9.0 Def; South Pittsburg– 44.0 Off/7.0 Def
Playoff Appearances- Coalfield- 33; South Pittsburg- 38
Playoff Records- Coalfield- 41-32; South Pittsburg- 84-32
Semifinal Round Record- Coalfield- 1-3; South Pittsburg- 11-8
Last Semifinal Appearance- Coalfield- 2014; South Pittsburg- 2019, (made two straight, 2019-20)
Players To Watch- Coalfield- Seth Lowe (RB/LB, Sr.), Dawson Nitzschke (WR/DB, Sr.), Bryson Ridge (OL/DL, Jr.), Landon Lowe (ATH, Jr.)
South Pittsburg- Brayden Sanders (QB, Sr.), Hunter Frame (RB, Sr.), De’Andre Kelly (RB, Jr.), Jayshawn Hubbard (RB/DB, Sr.), Jared Stone (OL/LB, Sr.), Jackson Lewis (WR/FS, Sr.), Ryan Cagle (TE/DE, Sr.)

Fayetteville Tigers (11-2) at Lake County Falcons (7-1)
Head Coaches- Fayetteville- Kenny Morson (15-8 in two years at Fayetteville); Lake County- Cory Quinn (7-1 in first year at Lake)
Offense/Defense- Fayetteville- Spread/Two Back Gun/3-4; Lake County- Spread/Multiple
Last Meeting- First ever meeting
Winning Streaks- Fayetteville- 5; Lake County- 5
Playoff Scoring Average- Fayetteville- 34.0 Off/13.0 Def; LakeCounty– 34.0 Off/11.0 Def
Playoff Appearances- Fayetteville- 5; Lake County- 37
Playoff Records- Fayetteville- 7-4; Lake County- 53-33
Semifinal Round Record- Fayetteville- 0-0; Lake County- 6-4
Last Semifinal Appearance- Fayetteville- First Semifinal;  LakeCounty– 2019, (made three straight, 2018-20)
Players To Watch- Fayetteville- Jay Buchannan (LB, Sr.), Graham Pace (RB/LB, Jr.), Antonio Ibara (DL, Jr.), Zayshon Pullen (DB/WR, Sr.), Gus Hill (OL, Jr.), Jaylen Williams (OL, Sr.), Isaiah Thomison (TE/OLB, Soph.)
Lake County- J.T. Morgan (WR/S, Sr.), James Wilson (LB/QB, Sr.), Jamarius Williams (LB/WR, Jr.), Jeremiah Williams (S/RB, Soph.), Jacob Barker (OL/DL, Soph.), Miguel Abbott (DB/RB, Jr.), Rodshun Cheirs (OL/DL, Sr.), Rylan Williams (LB/TE, Sr.), JoJo McCord (OL/DL, Sr.), Malachi Clay (WR/DB, Soph.)

2A
Meigs County Tigers (12-0) at Trousdale County Yellow Jackets (11-2)
Head Coaches- Meigs County- Jason Fitzgerald (152-73 overall, 70-17 in seven years at Meigs County); Trousdale County- Blake Satterfield (22-4 in two years at Trousdale County)
Offense/Defense- Meigs County- Twins Open Two Back/3-4; Trousdale County- Wing T/Hybrid 3-4
Last Meeting- Meigs County 22, Trousdale County 20 in 2019 2A Semifinals
Winning Streaks- Meigs County- 12; Trousdale County- 10
Playoff Scoring Average- Meigs County- 45.5 Off/24.0 Def; Trousdale County- 24.3 Off/6.7 Def
Playoff Appearances- Meigs County- 25; Trousdale County- 40
Playoff Records- Meigs County- 27-24; Trousdale County- 88-30
Semifinal Round Record- Meigs County- 3-3;  Trousdale County- 12-5
Last Semifinal Appearance- Meigs County- 2019, (made three straight, 2018-20); Trousdale County-2019, (made three straight, 2018-20)
Players To Watch- Meigs County- Malachi Hayden (OL, Sr.), Will Meadows (RB, Sr.), Brady Blevins (LB, Sr.), Logan Carroll (QB/WR/DB, Sr.), Cameron Huckabey (WR/DB, Jr.), Austin Andrews (OL, Jr.), Hagen Lowe (LB, Sr.), Hunter Brown (DL, Sr.), Da’Quan Tatum (DL, Jr.), Ben Smith (LB, Jr.)
Trousdale County- Mason Basford (OL/DL, Sr.), Jayden Hicks (QB/DB, Sr.), Cameron Rankins (RB/LB, Sr.), Sebastian Linarez (RB/FS, Sr.), Heath Chasse (K, Sr.), Kasen Payne (OL/LB, Sr.), Jordan Pickett (RB/LB, Sr.), Robert Butcher (OL/DL, Sr.), Alex Ford (WR/DB, Sr.), Bryson Claiborne (RB/DB, Jr.)

Waverly Tigers (10-2) at Peabody Golden Tide (12-0)
Head Coaches-  Waverly- Randall Boldin (43-9 overall, 17-7 in two years at Waverly); Peabody– Shane Jacobs (70-11 in six years at Peabody)
Offense/Defense- Waverly- Spread/4-2-5; Peabody– Spread/4-3
Last Meeting- Peabody 35, Waverly 21 in 2018 2A Semifinals
Winning Streaks- Waverly- 4; Peabody– 35
Playoff Scoring Average- Waverly– 31.3 Off/7.0 Def; Peabody– 26.0 Off/5.0 Def
Playoff Appearances- Waverly- 22; Peabody– 25
Playoff Records- Waverly- 21-21; Peabody– 39-21
Semifinal Round Record- Waverly- 0-2; Peabody– 4-2
Last Semifinal Appearance- Waverly- 2018 ; Peabody– 2019, (made three straight, 2018-20)
Players To Watch- Waverly- Brady Stanfield (WR/DB, Sr.), Brock Swaw (OL/DT, Sr.), Emrik Houston (RB/LB, Jr.), Kade Anderson (WR/DB, Jr.), Ryan Edwards (WR/DB, Jr.), Shamar Mayberry (T/DE, Jr.), Jacob Dooley (QB/DB, Jr.), Landon Dooley (WR/DB, Soph.)
Peabody– Braxton Johnson (NG, Sr.), Triston Cook (FS, Sr.), Carson Vandiver (SS/WR, Sr.), Keandre Woolfork (DT, Jr.), Allen Jones (LB, Sr.), Jordan Shepherd (DE, Jr.), Khalik Ganaway (RB, Jr.), London Burkett (LB, Soph.), JD Easley (WR, Sr.), Conner Gatlin (OL, Sr.), Benjamin Hayes (OL, Sr.)

3A
Alcoa Tornadoes (12-1) at Red Bank Lions (10-0)
Head Coaches- Alcoa- Gary Rankin (451-77 overall, 199-19 in 15 years at Alcoa); Red Bank- Chris Brown (31-3 in three years at Red Bank)
Offense/Defense- Alcoa- Pro I/4-2-5; Red Bank- Spread/4-3
Last Meeting- Alcoa 34, Red Bank 0 in 2017 3A Semifinals
Winning Streaks- Alcoa- 9; Red Bank- 10
Playoff Scoring Average- Alcoa– 51.3 Off/4.3 Def; Red Bank- 35.0 Off/10.3 Def
Playoff Appearances- Alcoa- 34; Red Bank- 31
Playoff Records- Alcoa- 119-15; Red Bank- 35-29
Semifinal Round Record- Alcoa– 20-4; Red Bank- 2-2
Last Semifinal Appearance- Alcoa- 2019, (made eight straight, 2013-20); Red Bank- 2017
Players To Watch- Alcoa- Grey Carroll (DE, Sr., Georgia Tech commitment), Isiah Cox (WR/DB, Sr., Cincinnati commitment), Ahmaudd Sankey (RB/DB, Sr., SE Missouri State commitment),  Taharin Sudderth (DL, Sr.), Luke Summerall (LB, Sr.), Solomon Tyson (DL, Sr.), Cam Burden (LB, Sr., Charlotte commitment),  Brayden Anderson (WR/DB, Sr.), Braxton Bauman (DL, Sr.), Lance Williams (OL, Soph.), Major Newman (LB, Jr.), Brenden Pecora (OL, Sr.)
Red Bank- Jadon High (DL/FB, Sr.), B. J. Ragland (OL/DL, Sr., Tulane commitment), Lumiere Strickland (RB/DB, Sr.), Silas Garibay (LB/FB, Sr.), Seth Lacy (LB/OL, Sr.), Cam Bell (DL/FB, Sr.), JaVarius Watkins (OL/DL, Sr.), Kel Eddins (WR/DB, Sr.), OJ Jackson (WR/DB, Sr.), Delmontae Gustus (OL/DL, Jr.), Reco Trimble (RB/DB, Jr.)

Pearl Cohn Firebirds (8-0) at Milan Bulldogs (10-1)
Head Coaches- Pearl Cohn- Tony Brunetti (131-58 in 15 years at Pearl Cohn); Milan– Carl Diffee (53-11 overall, 10-1 in the first year at Milan)
Offense/Defense- Pearl Cohn- Spread/4-2-5; Milan– Spread/4-3
Last Meeting- First ever Meeting
Winning Streaks- Pearl Cohn- 8; Milan– 10
Playoff Scoring Average- Pearl Cohn- 48.5 Off/10.0 Def;  Milan– 41.0 Off/14.0 Def
Playoff Appearances- Pearl Cohn- 23; Milan– 43
Playoff Records- Pearl Cohn- 46-20; Milan– 87-38
Semifinal Round Record- Pearl Cohn- 4-5; Milan– 9-9
Last Semifinal Appearance- Pearl Cohn- 2019, (made two straight, 2019-20); Milan– 2014
Players To Watch- Pearl Cohn- William Griffin (OT/DT, Sr., Tennessee commitment),  Iven Dayton (RB/WR, Sr.), Kyndrich Breedlove (WR/DB, Sr., Ole Miss commitment), Erion Jordan (LB, Sr.), Corey Moseley (OL, Sr.), Jarren Jackson (OL, Soph.)  Martino Owens (QB, Sr.), John Roberts (WR, Sr.),  Barion Brown (WR, Jr.), Marquise Woodson (RB, Jr.), Corey Hoggett (LB, Sr.), Caleb Clayton (DB, Sr.), Ronnie Carr (SS, Sr.),  Dewain Trotter (FS, Sr.),  Kavon Coffee (DB, Jr.),  Alex Okelo (DE, Sr., Michigan State commitment), Jerrold Brown (DT, Jr.),  Taurus Turrentine (DT, Jr.)
Milan– Seth Roberson (LB, Sr.), Orlandis Williamson (ATH, Sr.), Steven Ballard (DB, Sr.), Cannan White (OL/DL, Sr.), Anthony Brown (ATH, Jr.), AJ Barham (LB, Jr.), Jace Townsend (WR/DB, Sr.), Fisher Jones (LB/WR, Sr.), Jaylen Cunningham (DT/OT, Jr.), Jordan Mills (DE, Sr.)

4A
Elizabethton Cyclones (13-0) at Nolensville Knights (8-3)
Head Coaches- Elizabethton- Shawn Witten (134-41 in 14 years at Elizabethton); Nolensville– Paul Derrick (26-11 in three years at Nolensville)
Offense/Defense- Elizabethton- Spread/4-3; Nolensville– Spread/3-4
Last Meeting- Elizabethton 34, Nolensville 12 in 2019 4A Semifinals
Winning Streaks- Elizabethton- 28; Nolensville– 4
Playoff Scoring Average- Elizabethton- 38.3 Off/20.3 Def; Nolensville– 25.7 Off/15.0 Def
Playoff Appearances- Elizabethton- 31; Nolensville– 4
Playoff Records- Elizabethton- 42-28;  Nolensville– 8-3
Semifinal Round Record- Elizabethton- 2-5; Nolensville– 0-1
Last Semifinal Appearance- Elizabethton- 2019, (made two straight, 2019-20); Nolensville-2019, (made two straight, 2019-20)
Players To Watch- Elizabethton- Troy Hughes (WR/DB, Sr.), Conner Johnson (OL, Jr.), Cole Morganstern (OL, Sr.), Bryson Rollins (QB, Jr.), Jake Roberts (WR/DB, Jr.), Wesley Erwin (OL, Sr.), Colby Garland (OL, Sr.), Owen Slagle (OL, Jr.), Trenton Taylor (DT, Jr.), Ladarian Avery (LB, Sr.), Jonathan Morton (LB, Sr.), Cade Russell (FS, Soph.), Braden Holly (DB, Sr.)
Nolensville– Grant Reeder (OL/DL, Sr., Davidson commitment), Ryder Galardi (QB, Sr., Long Island University commitment), Mike McWilliams (TE/OLB, Jr.), Samson Johnson (RB, Soph.), Colton Dobson (WR/DB, Sr.), Gage Skipper (WR/DB, Sr.), Tyler Nolen (OL/DL, Sr.), Parker Price (WR/DB, Sr.), Ben Coggin (WR/DB, Jr.), Peyton Hicks(OL, Sr.)

Lexington Tigers (12-1) at Haywood Tomcats (9-3)
Head Coaches- Lexington- Bryant Hollingsworth (108-49 in 13 years at Lexington); Haywood– Chris Smith (52-21 overall, 21-5 in two years at Haywood)
Offense/Defense- Lexington- Spread/3-4; Haywood– Multiple Spread/Multiple 3-4
Last Meeting- Haywood 53, Lexington 40 in 2016 Regular Season
Winning Streaks- Lexington- 9; Haywood– 6
Playoff Scoring Average- Lexington- 27.7 Off/15.7 Def; Haywood– 29.5 Off/8.5 Def
Playoff Appearances- Lexington- 29; Haywood– 30
Playoff Records- Lexington- 24-28; Haywood– 32-29
Semifinal Round Record- Lexington- 0-3; Haywood– 3-2
Last Semifinal Appearance- Lexington- 2010; Haywood– 2019, (made four straight, 2017-20)
Players To Watch- Lexington- Kenneth Jones (RB, Sr.),  Josh Williams (OL, Sr.), Andrerius Swift (OL, Sr.), Jordan Smith (QB/WR, Sr.), Trevon Johnson (OL, Jr.),  Hunter James (LB, Sr.), Klauton Acred  (OT/DT, Sr.), Isaiah McClaine (RB, Soph.), Allen Scott (WR/DB, Sr.), Caleb Gorden (LB/WR, Jr.), T.J. Hart (LB/RB, Soph.), Donte Bard (DB/WR/QB, Sr.)
Haywood– Atlex Evans (RB, Sr.), Cam Douglas (DL/OL, Jr.), Jaylen Lewis (WR/DB, Jr.), Jakylon Taylor (RB, Jr.), Devin Jones (RB/DL, Sr.), Jadian Stewart (WR/DB, Sr.), Kyilan Newbern (QB, Sr.), Marquis Mays (WR, Sr.), Darrin Silas (OLB/RB, Sr.), Atlantis Cooper (OL, Sr.), Melvin Taylor (OL/DL, Sr.) 

5A
South Doyle Cherokees (10-3) at Oak Ridge Wildcats (10-3)
Head Coaches- South Doyle- Clark Duncan (195-142 overall, 74-68 in 12 years at South Doyle); Oak Ridge- Joe Gaddis (331-137 overall, 73-25 in eight years at Oak Ridge)
Offense/Defense- South Doyle- Spread/4-3; Oak Ridge-  Spread Option/3-4
Last Meeting- First ever Meeting
Winning Streaks- South Doyle- 3; Oak Ridge- 8
Playoff Scoring Average- South Doyle- 32.0 Off/17.7 Def; Oak Ridge–  28.0 Off/11.7 Def
Playoff Appearances- South Doyle- 12; Oak Ridge- 39
Playoff Records- South Doyle- 15-11; Oak Ridge- 73-34
Semifinal Round Record- South Doyle- 0-1; Oak Ridge- 5-8
Last Semifinal Appearance- South Doyle- 2016; Oak Ridge- 2010
Players To Watch- South Doyle- David Hull (OL/DL, Sr.), Noah Meyers (RB/LB, Sr.), Terrell Brown (WR/LB, Sr.), Preston Sisler (WR/DB, Sr.), Tashawn Patrick (DT, Sr.), Curtis Young (RB/LB, Jr.), Levi Herald (DE, Jr.), Almarion Greer (WR/DB, Soph.), Lex Scott (WR/DB, Sr.), Anthony Berrier (WR, Sr.), Nick Martin (QB, Jr.), Austin Mikles (QB/DB, Sr.)
Oak Ridge-  Kendall Jackson (RB, Jr.), Mitchell Gibbons (QB, Sr.), Johnathan Stewart (WR, Sr.), Jaylen Heyward (WR/DB, Sr.), Jaxon Adams (TE/DE, Sr.),  Preston Turner (WR/DB, Sr.), Cole Adams (WR/LB, Sr.), Jacob Berven (RB/LB, Jr.), Michael Williams (TE/DL, Jr.), Robert Hill (OL/DL, Sr.), Ethan Hewitt (OL/DL, Jr.)

Summit Spartans (12-1) at Henry County Patriots (10-2)
Head Coaches-  Summit- Brian Coleman (59-36 overall, 51-32 in seven years at Summit); Henry County- James Counce (58-20 in six years at Henry County)
Offense/Defense- Summit- Wing T/3-4; Henry County- Pro/3-4
Last Meeting- First ever Meeting
Winning Streaks- Summit- 9; Henry County- 8
Playoff Scoring Average- Summit- 35.3 Off/16.3 Def; Henry County– 45.0 Off/11.5 Def
Playoff Appearances- Summit- 5; Henry County- 30
Playoff Records- Summit- 9-4; Henry County- 46-27
Semifinal Round Record- Summit- 1-0; Henry County- 3-4
Last Semifinal Appearance- Summit- 2019, (made two straight, 2019-20); Henry County- 2018
Players To Watch- Summit- Destin Wade (QB, Jr.), Keaten Wade (RB/LB, Jr.), Mathew Mullen (OL, Jr.), Ty Garber (OL, Jr.), Jesse Brimeyer (NG, Sr.), Gavin Wells (LB, Sr.), Caleb Jolley (LB, Sr.), Konata Werts (DB, Sr.), Brady Pierce (S/P, Jr.)
Henry County- Jawon Odoms (WR/DB, Sr., Memphis commitment), Mekhi Sanders (LB/FB, Sr.), Jamarcus Johnson (RB/S, Sr.), Ryan Damron (QB, Soph.), Jayden Kendall (WR/DB, Sr.), Damion Rushing (TE/DE, Sr.), Jordan Elkins (OT/DT, Sr.), Rodney Littleton (LB/FB, Sr.), Sam Sleadd (OG/DE, Sr.), Zamariyon Kendall (RB/S, Soph.)

6A
Maryville Rebels (12-0) at Oakland Patriots (13-0)
Head Coaches-  Maryville- Derek Hunt (53-3 in four years at Maryville); Oakland– Kevin Creasy (158-18 overall, 79-6 in six years at Oakland)
Offense/Defense- Maryville- Multiple/4-3; Oakland– Wing T/3-4
Last Meeting- Maryville 12, Oakland 0 in 2019 6A Semifinals
Winning Streaks- Maryville- 27; Oakland– 13
Playoff Scoring Average- Maryville– 35.0 Off/17.0 Def; Oakland– 45.7 Off/10.3 Def
Playoff Appearances- Maryville- 41; Oakland– 27
Playoff Records- Maryville- 130-23; Oakland– 56-22
Semifinal Round Record- Maryville- 24-9; Oakland– 7-5
Last Semifinal Appearance- Maryville- 2019, (made 21 straight, 2000-20); Oakland-2019, (made seven straight, 2014-20)
Players To Watch- Maryville- Parker McGill (RB, Sr.),  Nick Dagel (WR, Sr.), Trevor Abdella (RG, Jr.), DJ Burks (S, Jr.), Lou Burchfield (OLB, Sr.), Zach Braden (DE, Jr.), Carson Jones (QB, Jr.)
Oakland– Trey Turk (P/K, Sr.), Graham Keating (OL, Sr., UNLV commitment), Vic Stephenson (ATH, Sr.), Ethan Mclaurin (DE, Jr.), Kobe Manning (SS, Sr.), Eddie Willis (FS, Sr.), Jordan James (RB, Jr.), Bryson Dobbs (TE, Sr.), Antonio Patterson (WR, Jr.), Isaiah Horton (WR, Jr.), Ian Schlacter (QB, Sr.)

Brentwood Bruins (10-3) at Bartlett Panthers (8-1)
Head Coaches- Brentwood- Ron Crawford (177-82 overall, 55-22 in six years at Brentwood); Bartlett– Lance Tucker (90-47 overall, 14-6 in two years at Bartlett)
Offense/Defense- Brentwood- Spread/3-4; Bartlett– Multiple/4-2-5
Last Meeting- First ever Meeting
Winning Streaks- Brentwood- 4; Bartlett– 8
Playoff Scoring Average- Brentwood- 43.7 Off/25.0 Def; Bartlett– 35.0 Off/17.0 Def
Playoff Appearances- Brentwood- 24; Bartlett– 21
Playoff Records- Brentwood- 38-22; Bartlett– 14-20
Semifinal Round Record- Brentwood- 1-2; Bartlett– 0-1
Last Semifinal Appearance- Brentwood- 2016; Bartlett– 1999
Players To Watch- Brentwood- Cade Granzow (QB, Sr.), Walker Merrill (WR, Sr., Tennessee commitment), Luke Walters (RB, Sr.), John Howse (DB/WR, Sr., Vanderbilt commitment), James Lowe (NG, Sr.),  Spencer Rich (LB, Sr.),  Hayden Wilhelm (LB, Sr.)
Bartlett– Malik McDaniel (OT/DT, Sr., Davidson commitment), Caleb Gross (OL, Sr.), Thomas Jones (S, Sr.), Walt Tucker (QB, Sr.), DJ Jones (WR, Sr.), Jaylen Grantham (DT, Sr.), Marico Smith (S, Sr., Central Arkansas commitment), Robert Giaimo (RB, Sr.), Trashawn Martin (DB, Sr.), Justin Jefferson (LB, Sr.), Bryan Whitehead (LB, Sr.)

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