Donovan Stewart’s Statewide Games Of The Week

Donovan Stewart’s Statewide Games Of The Week

East
Tennessee High Vikings (4-1) at Elizabethton Cyclones (5-0)

Head Coaches- Tennessee- Mike Mays (31-29 in six years at Tennessee); Elizabethton- Shawn Witten (101-39 in 12 years at Elizabethton)
AP Rankings- Tennessee- No. 8 in 4A; Elizabethton-No. 3 in 4A
Last Meeting- Elizabethton won 35-16 in 2017
Returning Starters- Tennessee-14 (8 Off/6 Def); Elizabethton-14 (8 Off/6 Def)
Offense/Defense- Tennessee- Spread/4-2-5; Elizabethton-Spread/3-4
Key Players- Tennessee- Cade Mitchell (RB/S, Sr.), Ryan Gibson (RB/S, Sr.), Isaac Trivette (OL/DT, Sr.), Wyatt Mullins (OL/DE, Sr.), Damian Duff (DE, Jr.), Jason Dhooghe (DE, Jr.), Joe Maggard (OT, Sr.), Chandler Smith (OL, Sr.), Jake Hollen (OL, Sr.), Kelvin Coleman (LB, Jr.), CJ Hess (WR, Sr.), Hunter Holt (RB, Sr.), Nolan Wishon (TE, Jr.)
Elizabethton- Corey Russell (RB/WR/DB, Sr.), Garrett Jennings (OL, Sr.), 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.)

Maryville Rebels (3-1) at Knoxville Fulton Falcons (4-0)
Head Coaches- Maryville- Derek Hunt (17-2 in two years at Maryville); Fulton- Rob Black (82-17 in eight years at Fulton)
AP Rankings- Maryville- No. 1 in 6A; Fulton- No. 1 in 5A
Last Meeting- Maryville won 41-12 in 2017
Returning Starters- Maryville-9 (3 Off/6 Def); Fulton-13 (6 Off/7 Def)
Offense/Defense- Maryville- Multiple/4-3; Fulton- Multiple Spread/3-4
Key Players- Maryville- Davon Kimble (WR/DB, Sr.), A.J. Davis (WR, Jr.), Graham Shelley (OL, Sr.), 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.)
Fulton- Xavier Malone (QB, Sr.), JaShaun Fenderson (WR/DB, Sr.), Deshawn Page (FB/LB, Sr.), Deshaun McKinney (WR/DB, Sr.), Robquan Thomas (RB/LB, Sr.), J’Coryan Anderson (RB/LB, Sr.), Michael Hobby (TE/LB, Sr.), Shamond Morelan (DB/S, Sr.), Trevaughn Clark (OL/DE, Sr.), Jeryn Cole (OL/DL, Sr.), Keithon Foster (LB/TE, Sr.), Kenny Buley (DB/WR, Sr.), Kevin Johnson (DB/WR, Sr.), Amir Johnson (WR/FS, Sr.), Demarcus Cash (OL/DE, Jr.), Dearius Farmer (OL/DE, Jr.), James Coleman (OL/DL, Jr.), Joshua Jones (DB/WR, Jr.)

Whitwell Tigers (5-0) at Polk County Wildcats (4-1)
Head Coaches-Whitwell- Randall Boldin (16-2 in two years at Whitwell); Polk County- Derrick Davis (121-84 in 15 years at Polk)
AP Rankings- Whitwell- No. 5 in 1A; Polk County- Not ranked
Last Meeting- Whitwell won 41-6 in 2017
Returning Starters- Whitwell- 11 (6 Off/5 Def);Polk County-15 (7 Off/8 Def)
Offense/Defense- Whitwell- Spread/4-2-5; Polk County- Slot Wing/4-4
Key Players- 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.)
Polk County-Alex Pell (OL/LB, Sr.), Nate Waters (QB, Sr.), Hunter Morgan (RB, Sr.), Austin Watson (LB, Sr.), Gavin Miles (DB, Sr.), Levin Harz (DB, Jr.)

Middle
Springfield Yellow Jackets (4-1) at Beech Buccaneers (3-2)

Head Coaches-Springfield- Dustin Wilson (44-34 in seven years at Springfield); Beech- Anthony Crabtree (119-47 in 14 years at Beech)
AP Rankings- Springfield- No. 7 in 4A; Beech- Not ranked
Last Meeting- Beech won 49-0 in 2017
Returning Starters- Springfield- 10 (4 Off/6 Def); Beech-6 (3 Off/3 Def)
Offense/Defense- Springfield- Spread/4-4; Beech- Multiple I/50
Key Players- Springfield- Dayron Johnson (WR/FS, Sr.), Bryan Hayes (ATH, Sr.), Benjamin Galluzzi (FB, Sr.), Harlen Zirker (OL/DT, Sr.), Trevoughn Ellis (OL, Sr.), Kevontay White (DB, Jr.), Mikie Neal (FB/LB, Jr.), Keith Jones (RB, Sr.), Montrell Baker (DE/RB, Sr.), Austin Stiltner (OL/DL, Jr.), Cory Bigsbee (WR/DB, Sr.)
Beech-Aaron Foxx (RB/LB, Sr.), Josh Cole (QB, Jr.), Davis Ward (TE, Sr.), Hayden Sloan (OL, Jr.), Delaney Williams (DE, Jr.), Alex Metcalf (DE, Jr.), Kemontta Coleman (RB/DB, Sr.), Will Crabtree (FB/LB/P, Jr.), Josh Iacob (OL, Sr.), Keyon Dillon (LB, Sr.), Eric McMiller (LB, Sr.), Clark Cameron (LB, Sr.), Brandon Segura (DB, Jr.), Jackson Dolan (S, Jr.), Brian Colon (S, Jr.), Cory Edwards (K, Jr.)

Hickman County Bulldogs (4-1) at Lewis County Panthers (4-1)
Head Coaches-Hickman County- Michael Harrison (54-59 overall, 24-25 in five years at Hickman County); Lewis County- Bobby Sharp (249-108 in 31 years at Lewis County)
AP Rankings- Hickman County- Not ranked; Lewis County- No. 10 in 2A
Last Meeting- Lewis County won 55-7 in 2017
Returning Starters- Hickman County-11 (5 Off/6 Def); Lewis County-17 (8 Off/9 Def)

Offense/Defense- Hickman County- Spread/3-4; Lewis County- Wing T/Multiple
Key Players- Hickman County- Wyatt Chessor (RB/DB, Sr.), Dylan Alderson (WR/DB, Sr.), Trayce Pinkerton (WR/DB, Sr.), Brady Maze (QB/DB, Sr.), Will Orton (TE/LB, Sr.) Justin Jaco (WR/LB, Sr.), Rokezis Collins (RB/LB, Jr.) C.J. Leteure (OL/DL, Soph.)
Lewis County-Denton Webb (DB, Sr.), Tucker Runions (TE/DE, Sr.), Logan Fransen ( OL/DL, Sr.), Mikey Ortiz (RB/DB, Sr.), Preston Spencer (FB/LB, Sr.), Preston Perdue (OL/DL, Jr.), Christian Nash (RB, Jr.), Tristian Rhodes (OL/DL, Sr.), Ethan Hinson (OL/DL, Sr.), Austin Dicus (OL/DL, Sr.)

Blackman Blaze (5-0) at Oakland Patriots (3-1)
Head Coaches- Blackman- Kit Hartsfield (5-0 in first year at Blackman); Oakland- Kevin Creasy (121-17 overall, 42-5 in four years at Oakland)
AP Rankings- Blackman- No. 2 in 6A; Oakland- No. 3 in 6A
Last Meeting- Oakland won 42-21 in Regular season and 22-0 in 6A Second Round
Returning Starters- Blackman-9 (5 Off/4 Def); Oakland-14 (8 Off/6 Def)
Offense/Defense- Blackman- Multiple/3-4; Oakland- Wing T/3-4
Key Players- Blackman- Adonis Otey (QB/WR/DB, Sr., Arkansas commitment), Trey Knox (WR, Sr.), Jordan Brown (RB, Jr.), Micaleous Elder (WR/DB, Sr., MTSU commitment), Ta’micus Napier (RB, Sr.), 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.)
Oakland- Woodi Washington (DB/WR, Sr., Oklahoma commitment), Xavier Myers (RB, Sr., IIIinois State commitment), Joseph Anderson (DE, Sr., South Carolina commitment), Lionel Patterson (OL, Sr.), Christian Cantrell (DE/TE, Sr.), Brevin Linnell (QB, 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.)

West
BGA Wildcats (4-1) at ECS Eagles (4-1)

Head Coaches- BGA- Roc Batten (57-29 in eight years at BGA); ECS- Jonas Rodriguez (8-8 in two years at ECS)
AP Rankings- BGA- No. 5 in DII-AA; ECS- Not ranked
Last Meeting- BGA won 28-0 in 2017
Returning Starters- BGA- 14 (6 Off/8 Def); ECS-20 (9 Off/11 Def)
Offense/Defense- BGA- Multiple Spread/3-4; ECS- Multiple Pro/3-4
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.)
ECS-Cody Ashmore (OL/DL, Sr.), Paul Ellis (OL/DL, Sr.), Dawson Williams (WR/DB, Sr.), Cameron Rosenberger (RB/LB, Sr.), Chandler Caughron (K/P, Sr., Central Arkansas commitment), Joseph Welch (QB/DB, Sr.), Tyler Jiles (OL/DL, Sr.), Joshua Crowell (DE/TE, Sr.), Allan Bowden (RB/DB, Sr.), Evan Lockhart (RB/LB, Sr.), Jacob Epperson (WR/DB, Sr.), Carson Gagnon (WR/DB, Jr.), Austin Hill (FB/LB, Jr.), Ethan Saunders (TE/LB, Jr.), Josh Hartsuff (OL/DL, Jr.), Dietrick Pennington (OL/DL, Soph.)

Dresden Lions (3-2) at Peabody Golden Tide (5-0)
Head Coaches-Dresden- Levi Estes (13-4 in two years at Dresden); Peabody- Shane Jacobs (34-10 in four years at Peabody)
AP Rankings- Dresden- No. 10 in 1A; Peabody- No. 3 in 2A
Last Meeting- Peabody won 38-18 in 2017
Returning Starters- Dresden- 11 (5 Off/6 Def); Peabody-12 (6 Off/6 Def)
Offense/Defense- Dresden- Multiple/4-4; Peabody- Spread/4-3
Key Players- Dresden- Tyrone Jones (ATH, Sr.), Quea Taylor (LB, Jr.), Drake Yates (WR/DB, Sr.), Wes Sawyers (OL/DL, Jr.), Trevor Moore (LB, Soph.), Dyllan Brown (DL, Sr.)
Peabody- Jasper Albea (RB/LB, Sr.), Jarel Dickson (RB/LB, Jr.), Qua Parks (WR,DB, Sr.), Bryce Franks (LB/TE, Jr.), Cooper Baugus (QB, Jr.), Courtlen Wade (QB/DB, Sr.), Noah Halbrook (WR/DB, Jr.), Jaime Hernandez (LB, Sr.), Jacquez Wilkins (LB/RB, Jr.), Osiris Wilson (OL, Sr.), Kelly Harvey (OL, Sr.), JC Eubanks (OL/DL, Sr.)

Gibson County Pioneers (4-1) at West Carroll War Eagles (5-0)
Head Coaches- Gibson County- Cody Finley (87-100 overall, 9-16 in three years at Gibson County); West Carroll- Josh Wolfe (12-23 in four years at West Carroll)
AP Rankings- Gibson County- Not ranked; West Carroll- No. 9 in 1A
Last Meeting- Gibson County won 21-14
Returning Starters- Gibson County-18 (9 Off/9 Def); West Carroll- 18 (9 Off/9 Def)
Offense/Defense- Gibson County- Multiple/4-3; West Carroll- Spread/Single Wing/4-3
Key Players- Gibson County- Ozzie Rico (RB, Sr.), Peyton Lamberson (QB/S, Sr.), Matt Watson (LB/RB, Jr.), Jake Patterson (DE/RB, Jr.), Caleb Johnson (DT/TE, Jr.), DeAndre Snow (DT/RB, Jr.), Noah Stafford (DE/TE, Sr.), Cameron MacMackin (DB, Sr.), Will Cantrell (DB/QB, Sr.)
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.)

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