Donovan Stewart’s Statewide Games of the Week

Donovan Stewart’s Statewide Games of the Week

East
Farragut Admirals (8-0) at Bearden Bulldogs (6-1)

Head Coaches- Farragut- Eddie Courtney (169-93 in 23 years at Farragut); Bearden- Morgan Shinlever (23-27 in five years at Bearden)
AP Rankings- Farragut- No. 6 in 6A; Bearden- Unranked
Last Meeting- Farragut won 31-14 in 2017
Returning Starters- Farragut-10 (5 Off/5 Def); Bearden-11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Offense/Defense- Farragut- Spread Option/3-4; Bearden- Pro/4-2-5
Key Players- Farragut- Jaden Gibbs (WR, Sr., UT-Martin commitment), Kyle Carter (RB, Sr.), Gavin Wilkinson (QB, Jr.), Isaiah Gibbs (RB, Sr., UT-Martin commitment), Neyland Harmon (LB, Sr.), Caleb Kuhn (LB, Sr.), Wyatt Lucas (WR/DB, Sr.), Tanner Corum (WR, Sr., Southern Illinois commitment), Cooper Mashburn (OL, Sr.) Alec Keathley (TE/LB, Jr.), Hunter Shopovich (WR, Jr.), Matt White (WR, Soph.), Eli Purcell (LB, Soph.)
Bearden- 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.)

Elizabethton Cyclones (7-0) at Greeneville Greene Devils (7-0)
Head Coaches- Elizabethton- Shawn Witten (103-39 in 12 years at Elizabethton); Greeneville- Caine Ballard (114-15 in 10 years at Greeneville)
AP Rankings- Elizabethton- No. 3 in 4A; Greeneville- No. 1 in 4A
Last Meeting- Greeneville won 24-10 in 2017
Returning Starters- Elizabethton-14 (8 Off/6 Def); Greeneville-16 (8 Off/8 Def)
Offense/Defense- Elizabethton- Spread/3-4; Greeneville- Spread/4-4
Key Players- Elizabethton- Corey Russell (RB/WR/DB, Sr.), Garrett Jennings (OL, Sr., Western Kentucky commitment), Carter Everette (QB, Sr.), Evan Perkins (WR, Sr.), Jared Grindstaff (DL, Sr.), Austin Outland (RB/DB, Sr.), Kilroy Hill (LB, Sr.), Jackson Killion (LB, Sr.), Zach Hartley (WR/DB, Jr.), Drew Broome (DB, Sr.), Parker Hughes (DB, Soph.), Joseph Kechter (OL/DL, Jr.), Remington Tyree (TE, Jr.), Gavin Lowe (FB, Jr.)
Greeneville- Cade Ballard (QB, Sr., Army commitment), Garrin Shuffler (RB/DB, Sr.), Dorien Goddard (WR/DE, Sr., Virginia commitment), Cameron Hite (LB/WR, Sr., Wake Forest commitment), Logan Shipley (DL/RB, Sr.), Chris Everhart (OL/DL, Jr.), Ty Youngblood (LB/RB, Jr.), Will Albright (S/WR, Jr., Tennessee commitment), Dalton McLain (LB/S/WR, Sr.), Jacques Gillespie Taylor (DL/TE, Sr.), Tommy Taylor (OL, Sr.), Trent Knight (OL, Sr.), Devin Dye (OL, Jr.), Kenny Kershaw (LB, Sr.), A.J. Greenway (DL, Jr.), Jaevon Gillespie (RB, Sr.)

South Pittsburg Pirates (7-0) at Whitwell Tigers (7-0)
Head Coaches- South Pittsburg- Vic Grider (201-52 overall, 41-7 in five years at South Pittsburg); Whitwell- Randall Boldin (18-2 in two years at Whitwell)

AP Rankings- South Pittsburg- No. 2 in 1A; Whitwell- No. 5 in 1A
Last Meeting- South Pittsburg won 21-14 in Regular season, 33-7 in Quarterfinals
Returning Starters- South Pittsburg-14 (7 Off/7 Def); Whitwell-11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Offense/Defense- South Pittsburg- Wing T/4-3; Whitwell- Spread/4-2-5
Key Players- South Pittsburg- 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.)
Whitwell-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.)

Middle
BGA Wildcats (6-2) at FRA Panthers (5-2)

Head Coaches- BGA- Roc Batten (59-30 in eight years at BGA); FRA- Bill Whittemore (40-36 in seven years at FRA)
AP Rankings- BGA- No. 4 in DII-AA; FRA- Unranked
Last Meeting- BGA won 38-0 in 2017
Returning Starters- BGA- 14 (6 Off/8 Def); FRA-15 (7 Off/8 Def)
Offense/Defense- BGA- Multiple Spread/3-4; FRA- Spread/50
Key Players- BGA- Eli Mayberry (OL/DL, Sr.), Jaylen Frierson (RB/LB/DE, Sr., ETSU commitment), Tiy Reed (WR/DB, Sr.), Teddy Holloway (OL/LB, Sr.), Kenneth Rawls (OL/DL, Sr.), Wyatt Greenewalt (OL/DL, Sr.), Evan Gaunt (DE/OL, Sr.), Wilson Parker (OLB/WR, Sr.), Chico Bennett (DE/WR, Sr., Georgia Tech commitment), Zach McCullough (WR/DB, Sr.), Zach Bankemper (OL/DL, Sr.), Russ Nicoll (DL/OL, Sr.), David Wilkerson (WR/DB, Sr.), Briston Bennett (RB/DB, Jr.), Garnett Hollis (WR/DB, Jr.), Antonio Stevens (WR/DB, Jr.), Kaleb Seay(LB/RB, Jr.), Nick Semptimphelter (QB, Jr.)
FRA- Lance Wilhoite (WR/DB, Sr., Oregon commitment), Tymon Mitchell (OL/DL, Sr., Georgia commitment), Jack Arsta (RB/LB, Sr.), Riley Speed (WR/DB, Sr.), Brogan Wilson (RB/LB, Sr.), Kingston Gardner (WR/DB, Jr.), Will Wheeler (OL/DL, Jr.), Strohn Johnson (FB/LB, Jr.), Kevin Donnell (OL/DL, Jr.), Sean Casey (QB/DB, Jr.), Jeremy Washington (OL/DL, Jr.), Conner Moore (WR/OLB, Soph.), Matt Dalton (OL/DL, Soph.), Jack Norris (K/P, Soph.)

Columbia Academy Bulldogs (6-1) at Eagleville Eagles (5-2)
Head Coaches- Columbia Academy- Charlie Lansdell (70-31 overall, 62-9 in six years at Columbia Academy); Eagleville- Floyd Walker (17-11 in three years at Eagleville)
AP Rankings- Columbia Academy- No. 4 in 2A; Eagleville- Unranked
Last Meeting- Columbia Academy won 26-21 in regular season and 40-14 in second round of playoffs
Returning Starters- Columbia Academy- 14 (7 Off/7 Def); Eagleville-14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Offense/Defense- Columbia Academy- Spread T/3-4; Eagleville- I Formation/50
Key Players- Columbia Academy- Josh Cook (RB/LB, Sr.), Rush Lansdell (DB/WR, Sr., UT-Martin commitment), Davis Cofer (TE/LB, Sr.), Tre Davidson (LB/RB, Sr.), Dawson Carter (DB/WB, Sr.), Charles Modeste (DB/WR, Sr.), Trenton Boshers (OL/DL, Sr.), Anderson Porter (OL/DL, Sr.), Harrison Warren (OL/LB, Jr.), Max Ballard (WR/DB, Soph.), Kavares Tears (QB/RB/LB, Soph.), Kyle Young (QB, Soph.)
Eagleville- Ethan Cobb (QB, Sr.), Avery Sparks (WR/DB, Sr.), Aaden Leathers (DL/OL, Sr.), Tyler Reid (DL/OL, Sr.), Bryce Lane (LB/RB, Sr.), Josh Stout (RB/LB, Sr.), Trevor Griffin (WR/FS, Jr.), Mari Stoudemire (WR/LB, Sr.), Wyatt McLemore (RB/S, Soph.)

Sequatchie County Indians (5-2) at York Institute Dragons (6-1)
Head Coaches- Sequatchie County- Mark Wattenbarger (99-110 overall, 5-2 in first year at Sequatchie); York Institute- Derwin Wright (85-72 overall, 15-4 in two years at York)
AP Rankings- Sequatchie County- Unranked; York Institute- No. 10 in 3A
Last Meeting- York won 20-14 in 2017
Returning Starters- Sequatchie County- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)
York Institute-14 (8 Off/6 Def)
Offense/Defense- Sequatchie County- Wing T/3-4
York Institute- Multiple/Multiple
Key Players- Sequatchie County- Spencer Ables (WR/DB, Sr.), Collin Hudson (RB/QB/DB, Sr.), Clayton Casey (RB/DB, Sr.), Elijah Phillips (OL, Jr.), Adrin Jackson (RB/LB, Sr.), Skylar Mohler (TE/LB, Sr.), Trevor Ritchie (WR/DB, Sr.), Zach Morgan (QB/DB, Jr.), Brett Hicks (RB/DE, Sr.)
York Institute- Lathan Drake (DB/WR, Sr.), Cole Cooper (RB/LB, Sr.), Landrick Leffew (WR/LB, Sr.), Thomas Cooper (OL/DL, Sr.), Braden Wheeler (OL, Sr.), Yohan West (LB/K, Jr.), Thomas Miller (DB/RB, Jr.), Dadrick Phillips (TE/DE, Sr.), Josiah Heddings (FB/LB, Sr.)

West
Briarcrest Saints (5-2) at MUS Owls (6-0)

Head Coaches- Briarcrest- Brian Stewart (72-51 overall, 35-18 in five years at Briarcrest); MUS- Bobby Alston (165-73 in 21 years at MUS)
AP Rankings- Briarcrest- Unranked; MUS- No. 4 in DII-AAA
Last Meeting- Briarcrest won 28-24 in 2017
Returning Starters- Briarcrest- 14 (7 Off/7 Def); MUS-10 (5 Off/5 Def)
Offense/Defense- Briarcrest- Spread/3-4; MUS Multiple/Multiple
Key Players- Briarcrest- 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., Richmond commitment), 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.)
MUS-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.), Sellers Shy (QB, Sr.)

Lake County Falcons (6-1) at West Carroll War Eagles (6-1)
Head Coaches- Lake County- Josh Puckett (40-25 in six years at Lake County); West Carroll- Josh Wolfe (13-24 in four years at West Carroll)
AP Rankings- Lake County- No. 7 in 1A; West Carroll- No. 8 in 1A
Last Meeting- Lake County won 34-14 in 2017
Returning Starters- Lake County- 19 (10 Off/9 Def)
West Carroll-18 (9 Off/9 Def)
Offense/Defense- Lake County- Pro/3-4;West Carroll- Spread/Single Wing/4-3
Key Players- Lake County- 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.)
West Carroll- 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.)

Houston County Fighting Irish (5-2) at Riverside Panthers (6-1)
Head Coaches- Houston County- Orman Meadow (9-8 in two years at Houston County); Riverside- Johnnie Frost (29-41 overall, 20-10 in three years at Riverside)
AP Rankings- Houston County- Unranked; Riverside- No. 6 in 2A
Last Meeting- Riverside won 35-7 in 2017
Returning Starters- Houston County- 13 (6 Off/7 Def); Riverside- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Offense/Defense- Houston County- Multiple I/40
Riverside- Multiple Wing/3-4
Key Players- Houston County- Jasean Wilson (WR/FS, Jr.), Victor Gomez (LB, Sr.), Dustin Rutledge (OL/DT, Sr.), Denver Welch (DE/TE, Sr.), Tony Slinker (DT, Sr.), Noah Black (RB/DB, Jr.) Chance Dew (DL/OL, Sr.) Kaleb Dew (DL/OL, Jr.)
Riverside- Stone Frost (QB/SS, Sr.), Dylan Hall (RB/DL, Sr.), Mason Montgomery (OL/LB, Sr.), Hayden Hayes (TE/DE, Jr.), Hunter Moore (RB/DL, Sr.), Mason Woody (RB/DB, Sr.), Luke Lewis (OL/DL, Soph.), Dylan Hall (RB/LB, Sr.), Carson Hehe (WR/LB, Jr.) Nazario Juarez (TE/LB, Jr.)

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