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Donovan Stewart’s Statewide Week 8 Best Games

Donovan Stewart’s Statewide Week 8 Best Games

East
Coalfield Yellow Jackets (5-2) at Greenback Cherokees (6-0)
Head Coaches- Coalfield- Keith Henry (142-62 overall, 92-40 in 11 years at Coalfield); Greenback- Greg Ryan (45-5 in four years at Greenback)
AP Rankings- Coalfield- No. 8 in 1A, Greenback- No. 1 in 1A
Last Meeting- Greenback won 34-33 in regular season, Greenback won 56-34 in 1A Quarterfinals in 2017
Returning Starters- Coalfield-8 (3 Off/5 Def); Greenback-20 (9 Off/11 Def)
Offense/Defense- Coalfield- Spread/4-4; Greenback- Pro/4-3
Key Players- Coalfield- Jonny Carroll (OL/DL, Sr.), Ashton Jones (RB/QB, Sr.), Anthony Foster (RB/LB, Jr.), Seth Lowe (RB/LB, Soph.), Dylan Stewart (OL/DL, Jr.), Peyton Mckinney (WR/DB, Jr.), Jonathan Woodward (RB/LB, Sr.), Micha Jackson (OL/DL, Jr.), Daniel Scharr (OL/LB, Jr.), Austin Hensley (OL/LB, Jr.), Keigan White (TE/LB, Sr.)
Greenback- Bryce Hanley (LB/QB, Sr.), Reese Plemons (OL/DL, Sr.), Josh Edwards (RB, Sr.), Seth Riddle (RB,/DB, Sr.), Cody Alexander (DE, Sr.), Derrell Bailey (OL/DL, Jr.), Colton Alexander (OL, Soph), Chase Harril (DE, Sr.), Tyler Kuhn (DL, Sr.), Blake Morton (WR/DB, Sr.), Holden Willis (WR/FS, Jr.), Cole Riddle (WR/SS, Sr.), Creed Ramsey (K, Sr.)

Gatlinburg Pittman Highlanders (6-1) at Austin East Roadrunners (4-2)
Head Coaches- Gatlinburg Pittman- Derek Rang (55-17 overall, 11-7 in two years at GP); AE- Jeff Phillips (38-27 in six years at AE)
AP Rankings- Gatlinburg Pittman- Unranked; AE- No. 9 in 3A
Last Meeting- Austin East 51-7 in 2017
Returning Starters- Gatlinburg Pittman-14 (7 Off/7 Def); AE-13 (6 Off/7 Def)
Offense/Defense- Gatlinburg Pittman- Multiple Power Spread/3-4; AE- Multiple/Multiple
Key Players- Gatlinburg Pittman- Colton Simpson (OL/DL, Sr.), Bo Rowland (OL/DL, Jr.), JD Shults (QB, Jr.), Bryce Akey (RB/DB, Jr.), Will Brooks (OL/LB, Jr.), Jacob King (OL, Sr.), Burke Hardin (WR/DB, Sr.), Carlitos Lopez (WR/DB, Jr.), Tank Brackins (OL/DL, Sr.), Hayden Proffitt (TE/LB, Sr.), Ethan Estabrook (WR/DB, Jr.), Kevin Burkett (OL/DL, Soph.), Tyler Reed (LB/TE, Sr.), Brier Howard (RB/LB, Sr.), Pierce Hammonds (RB/LB, Soph.)
AE-Chris Stevenson (LB, Sr.), Isiah Ligon (WR/FS, Jr.), Trey Foster (QB/RB/DE, Jr.), Aristotle Huffman (WR/DB, Sr.), Elijah Whitten-Jeter (QB/WR/DB, Sr.), Jazine Pelcher (RB, Sr.), Ke’ON Smith (WR/DB, Soph.), Jaiohn Foster (WR/DB, Sr.), Elijha McMillian (OL/DL, Sr.), Darrion Battle (RB/DB, Sr.), Stefan Vonner (OL/DL, Sr.)

Tennessee High Vikings (5-2) at Cocke County Fighting Cocks (5-1)
Head Coaches- Tennessee- Mike Mays (32-30 in six years at Tennessee); Cocke County- Caleb Slover (17-45 in six years at Cocke County)
AP Rankings- Tennessee- No. 9 in 5A; Cocke County- Unranked
Last Meeting- Tennessee High won 42-3 in 2017
Returning Starters- Tennessee- 14 (8 Off/6 Def); Cocke County- 14 (8 Off/6 Def)
Offense/Defense- Tennessee- Spread/4-2-5; Cocke County- Spread/4-2-5
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.)
Cocke County- Dillion Loveday (LB, Sr.), John Williams (LB, Sr.), Levi Daniels (LB, Sr.), Ryder Campbell (OL, Jr.), Rahiem Meeks (RB/DE/LB, Sr.), Lundon Shelton (RB/LB, Jr.), Tyler Norton (DL, Jr.), Jake Conway (DL, Jr.), Trenton Oveholt (OL, Sr.)

Middle
Whitwell Tigers (6-0) at Trousdale County Yellow Jackets (5-2)

Head Coaches- Whitwell- Randall Boldin (17-2 in two years at Whitwell); Trousdale County- Brad Waggoner (72-54 overall, 13-6 in two years at Trousdale)
AP Rankings- Whitwell- No. 5 in 1A; Trousdale County-Unranked
Last Meeting- Whitwell won 17-14 in 2017
Returning Starters- Whitwell- 11 (6 Off/5 Def); Trousdale County-18 (9 Off/9 Def)
Offense/Defense- Whitwell- Spread/4-2-5; Trousdale County- Wing T/Multiple 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.)
Trousdale County- Jake Gregory (TE/DE, Sr.), Keyvont Baines (QB/DB, Sr.) Xavian Seay (OL/DL, Sr.), Cooper Belcher (OL/DL, Sr.), Noah Hrobsky (OL/DL, Sr.), Dyson Satterfield (RB/OLB, Sr.) Cameron Rankins (RB/LB, Soph), Tarvaris Claiborne (TE/LB, Jr.) Kobe Ford (RB/OLB, Jr.), Mason Basford (OL/DL, Soph.), Houston Stafford (RB/SS, Sr.)

McCallie Blue Tornado (6-1) at Brentwood Academy Eagles (7-0)
Head Coaches- McCallie- Ralph Potter (188-91 overall, 44-34 in seven years at McCallie); BA- Cody White (103-37 overall, 67-13 in seven years at BA)
AP Rankings- McCallie- No. 3 in DII-AAA; BA- No. 1 in DII-AAA
Last Meeting- BA won 46-24 in regular season, BA won 28-6 in Semifinals in 2017
Returning Starters- McCallie-11 (5 Off/6 Def); BA- 9 (5 Off/4 Def)
Offense/Defense- McCallie- Spread/30 Stack; BA- Spread/3-4
Key Players- McCallie- 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.)
BA- 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.)

Riverside Panthers (5-1) at Hickman County Bulldogs (5-1)
Head Coaches- Riverside- Johnnie Frost (28-41 overall, 19-10 in three years at Riverside); Hickman County- Michael Harrison (55-59 overall, 25-25 in five years at Hickman County)
AP Rankings- Riverside- No. 10 in 2A; Hickman County- Unranked
Last Meeting- Riverside won 32-28 in 2017
Returning Starters- Riverside-14 (7 Off/7 Def); Hickman County-11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Offense/Defense- Riverside- Multiple Wing/ 3-4; Hickman County- Spread/3-4
Key Players- 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.)
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.)

West
Davidson Academy Bears (6-0) at Fayette Academy Vikings (6-0)

Head Coaches- DA- Jonathan Quinn (36-16 in five years at Davidson); Fayette Academy- Vic Shivers (34-38 in seven years at Fayette)
AP Rankings- DA- No. 1 in DII-A; Fayette Academy- No. 2 in DII-A
Last Meeting- Davidson won 50-14 in 2017
Returning Starters- DA-14 (6 Off/8 Def); Fayette Academy-21 (11 Off/10 Def)
Offense/Defense- DA- Spread/3-4; Fayette Academy-Pro/ 4-3
Key Players- DA- Stone Norton (QB, Sr., Florida International commitment), Ani Izuchukwu (TE/DE, Sr., Mississippi State commitment), Da’Joun Hewitt (RB/DB, Sr., Purdue commitment), Mikyan Duncan (LB, Sr.), Chris Pillow (OL/DL, Jr.), Bryce Rawls (TE/FB, Jr.), A.J. Quinn (TE/DE, Soph.),Wilson Swann (WR/DB, Sr.), Jared Vetetoe (WR/DB, Soph.), Trevor Horton (WR/DB, Sr.), Jaiden Rice (WR/DB, Jr.), Tray White (WR/DB, Jr.)
FA- Reid Holland (RB/S, Sr.), Will Washington (LB/FB, Sr.), Peyton Bowling (OL/DL, Sr.) Colin Fletcher (OL/DL, Sr.), Dawson Wilburn (OL/DL, Sr.), Will Rhea (RB/DB, Sr.), Rube Scott Rhea (QB/S, Jr.), Zach Anderson (OL/DL, Jr.), Luke Austein (OL/DL, Jr.), Trey Powers (LB/TE, Sr.), Noah Sweeney (OL/DE, Jr.), Richard Tapp (LB/TE, Sr.)

Whitehaven Tigers (5-2) at Memphis Central Warriors (6-0)
Head Coaches- Whitehaven- Rodney Saulsberry (152-35 in 15 years at Whitehaven); Memphis Central- Major Wright (128-76 overall, 6-0 in first year at Memphis Central)
AP Rankings- Whitehaven- No. 9 in 6A; Memphis Central- No. 10 in 6A
Last Meeting- Whitehaven won 23-0 in regular season, Whitehaven won 35-0 in second round
Returning Starters- Whitehaven-11 (5 Off/6 Def); Memphis Central- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)
Offense/Defense- Whitehaven- Multiple/50; Memphis Central- Pro/3-3 Stack
Key Players- Whitehaven- Cormontae Hamilton (TE/LB, Sr., Ohio State commitment), Tyler Hunter (DL/LB/FB, Sr.), Bryson Eason (LB, Jr.), Mamadou Anne (K, Sr.), Vincent Guy (QB/ATH, Sr., UT-Martin commitment), Melvin McBride (OL/DL, Sr., Tennessee commitment), Martavius French (LB, Jr.), Paul Turner (DB/RB, Sr.), Cameron Sneed (RB, Jr.), Jacobi Rice (DL/OL, Sr.), Sean Wilder (DB, Sr.), Jeremiah James (OL, Sr.), Keveon Mullins (WR/DB, Sr., South commitment), Devin Boddie (WR/DB, Sr., Vanderbilt commitment ), Joseph Barrett (FB/DT, Sr.)
Memphis Central- Trevis Hopper (DT, Sr., Memphis commitment), Darin Turner (WR, Jr., LSU commitment), Alan Thornton (RB, Sr.), Mathew Hill (OL, Sr.), Kevin Shaw (LB, Sr.), Isaac Green (OL/DL, Sr.), Lorenzo Towns (RB/DB, Jr.), Micah Boyland (LB, Jr.),

Pearl Cohn Firebirds (5-2) at Cordova Wolves (5-2)
Head Coaches- Pearl Cohn- Tony Brunetti (105-56 in 13 years at Pearl Cohn); Cordova- Marcus Wimberly (86-59 overall, 5-2 in first year at Cordova)
AP Rankings- Pearl Cohn- No. 8 in 3A; Cordova- Unranked
Last Meeting- Pearl Cohn won 62-47 in 2017
Returning Starters- Pearl Cohn- 11 (6 Off/5 Def); Cordova-4 (2 Off/2 Def)
Offense/Defense- Pearl Cohn- Spread/4-2-5; Cordova- Pro/3-4
Key Players- Pearl Cohn- Xavier Shepherd (QB, Sr., Kennesaw State commitment), Jaydon Harrison (WR, Sr., Vanderbilt commitment), Elijah Simmons (DT, Sr., Tennessee commitment), Quietin Taylor (LB, Sr.), Marion Liggett (RB, Sr.), Kwame Haynes (WR, Sr.), Darian Jones (LB, Sr.), Deasan Wade (LB, Jr.), Darryl Rogan (TE/DE, Sr.)
Cordova-Joshua Hastings (WR, Jr.), Martavius Tate (OL/DL, Sr.), Pierre Jordan (SS, Sr.), Mathew Bedford (OL/DL, Sr., Indiana commitment), Rodkerion Lucas (LB, Jr.), Maurice Howard (RB, Sr.), Austin Wiley (QB, Sr.), Deon Hamer (WR, Jr.), Falandis Norry (WR, Soph.)

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