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Donovan Stewart’s Week 11 Statewide Best Games

Donovan Stewart’s Week 11 Statewide Best Games

East
Alcoa Tornadoes (9-0) at Austin East Roadrunners (7-2)
Head Coaches-Alcoa- Gary Rankin (419-75 overall, 167-17 in 13 years at Alcoa); AE- Jeff Phillips (41-27 in six years at AE)
AP Rankings- Alcoa- No. 1 in 3A, AE- No. 8 in 3A
Last Meeting- Alcoa 28-3 in regular season, 34-14 in 3A Quarterfinals
Returning Starters- Alcoa-13 (7 Off/6 Def); AE-13 (6 Off/7 Def)
Offense/Defense- Alcoa- Pro I/4-3; AE- Multiple/Multiple
Key Players- Alcoa- Walker Russell (QB, Sr.), Landon Ray (TE/DE, Sr.), Adonis Salter (DL, Sr.), Kareem Rodriguez (RB/LB, Sr.), Jalen McCord (RB, Sr.), Andrew Coulter (OL, Sr.), K’Vaughn Tyson (RB, Sr.), Zeke Rankin (K, Jr.), Tyler Boyd (WR/DB, Jr.), Eli Mitchell (OL, Jr.), Jakobe Robinson (DT, Sr.), Grey Carroll (DE, Soph.), Isaiah Cox (DB, Soph.), Ahmauud Sankey (DB, Soph.), Malik Hall (OL/DL, Jr.), Conner Canfield (WR, Sr.), J.R. Jones (RB/DB, 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.)

Maryville Rebels (8-1) at Bradley Central Bears (7-2)
Head Coaches- Maryville- Derek Hunt (22-2 in two years at Maryville); Bradley Central- Damon Floyd (80-61 in 13 years at Bradley)
AP Rankings- Maryville- No. 1 in 6A, Bradley Central- Unranked
Last Meeting- Maryville 31-7 in regular season and 45-10 in 6A Quarterfinals
Returning Starters- Maryville-9 (3 Off/6 Def); Bradley Central-4 (2 Off/2 Def)
Offense/Defense- Maryville- Multiple/4-3; Bradley Central- No Huddle 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.)
Bradley Central-Dylan Standifer (QB, Sr.), Parker Johnson (DL/RB, Sr.), Kahlil Lambert (DB/RB, Sr.), Trevor Wallace (OL, Sr.), Tray Curry (WR/DB, Soph.), Saylor Clark (WR, Jr.), Ricky McCleary (RB, Jr.), Hayden Ownbey (LB, Sr.), Cole Reyer (LB, Sr.), Kam Arrowood (LB, Jr.), Easton Clark (DL, Sr.), Tucker Still (DB, Jr.)

Fulton Falcons (8-1) at Oak Ridge Wildcats (8-1)
Head Coaches-Fulton- Rob Black (86-18 in eight years at Fulton); Oak Ridge- Joe Gaddis (313-126 overall, 55-14 in six years at Oak Ridge)
AP Rankings- Fulton- No. 1 in 5A, Oak Ridge- No. 2 in 5A
Last Meeting- Oak Ridge 21-12 in 2017
Returning Starters- Fulton- 13 (6 Off/7 Def); Oak Ridge-13 (6 Off/7 Def)
Offense/Defense- Fulton- Multiple Spread/3-4; Oak Ridge- Spread Option/3-4
Key Players- 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., Austin Peay commitment), J’Coryan Anderson (RB/LB, Sr.), Michael Hobby (TE/LB, Sr.), Shamond Moreland (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.)
Oak Ridge- Jeremy Mitchell (LB/WR, Sr.), Caelan Thompson (RB/DB, Sr.), Jordan Graham (RB/DB, Sr.), Kai’Reese Pendergrass (WR/DB, Sr.), Isaiah Johnson (WR/DB, Jr.), Tyrell Romano (RB/LB, Jr.), Jack Replogle (WR/DB, Jr.), Jacob Adams (TE/LB, Jr.), TJ Johnson (OL/DE, Sr.), Samuel Hensley (DL/OL, Jr.), Tyler Galloway (OL/DL, Jr.)

Middle
Tullahoma Wildcats (8-1) at Maplewood Panthers (8-1)

Head Coaches- Tullahoma- John Olive (193-134 overall, 167-119 in 26 years at Tullahoma); Maplewood- Arcentae Broome (97-73 overall, 66-41 in nine years at Maplewood)
AP Rankings- Tullahoma- No. 7 in 4A, Maplewood- No. 6 in 4A
Last Meeting- Maplewood 36-29
Returning Starters- Tullahoma- 16 (7 Off/9 Def);Maplewood- 16 (8 Off/8 Def)
Offense/Defense- Tullahoma- Multiple/4-2-5; Maplewood- Pro/Spread/4-2-5
Key Players- Tullahoma- Race Marin (WR/S, Sr.), Briasen Corn (RB/LB, Sr.), Samari Layne (RB/LB, Sr.), Ty Cox (OL/DE, Sr.), Matt Ross (TE/DE, Sr.), Paul Henry (OL/DT, Sr), Kobe Burks (WR/DB, Sr.)
Maplewood-Deshawn Bigham (RB/LB, Sr.),Rashawn Dalton (OL/DE, Sr.), Makell Smith (WR/DB, Sr.), Travares Springer (WR/DB, Sr.), Jamontay Kinnard (WR/DB, Sr.), James Mason (FB/LB, Jr.), Gerrick Evans (WR/DB, Sr.), David Southerland (RB, Soph.), Bobo Hodges (QB, Sr.), Ricky Harvell (DB, Sr.), Carl Birdsong (OL/DL, Sr.), Tyquaze Leggs (OL/DL, Jr.)

Hendersonville Commanders (7-2) at Mt. Juliet Bears (9-0)
Head Coaches- Hendersonville- James Beasley (7-2 in first year at Hendersonville); Mt. Juliet- Trey Perry (43-22 in six years at Mt. Juliet)
AP Rankings- Hendersonville- Unranked, Mt. Juliet- No. 6 in 6A
Last Meeting- Mt. Juliet 27-7 in 2017
Returning Starters- Hendersonville- 16 (7 Off/9 Def); Mt. Juliet-11 (5 Off/6 Def)
Offense/Defense- Hendersonville- Wing T/50/Odd Front; Mt. Juliet- Wing T/ 3-4
Key Players- Hendersonville- Austin Halas (TE/DE, Sr.), Zach Rockom (OL/DL, Sr.), Lane Smith (OL/LB, Sr.), Andrew Waters (OL/DL, Sr.), Wilson Higgs (OL/DE, Sr.), Nate Hancock (RB/ATH/DB, Sr.), Derek Kincaid (RB/DB, Sr.), Austin Hamblin (OL/DL, Sr.), Dalton Jones (TE/DL, Sr.), Issiah Chandler (RB/DB, Jr.), Logan Spurrier (RB/DB, Jr.), JD Jordan (OL/LB, Jr.), Robert Christain (TE/LB, Sr.)
Mt. Juliet-Marcello Walton (RB/LB, Sr.), Michael Ruttlen (RB/DB, Sr.), Conner Ruzek (RB/FS, Sr.), Reggie Grimes (RB/LB, Jr.), Malik Bowen (WR, Jr.), Zach Delfendahl (OL/DL, Jr.), Ronnie Kramer (OL/DL, Sr.), Tristan Kilmon (DL, Sr.), Sage Brawner (TE/DE, Jr.), Colby Martin (RB/DB, Sr.), Alvin Mixon (QB, Sr.), Justin Harrigan (RB/LB, Sr.), Jayce Pardue (LB, Sr.), Cage Ellis (WR/DB, Sr.), Robbie Brewington (PK, Sr.), Matt Pewitt (P, Sr.), Tyler Johnson (PK, Jr.), Preston Lopez (OL, Sr.), Britain Steele (LB, Sr.), Bryan Aiken (ATH/DL, Sr.), Hunter Love (OL/DL, Jr.)

Sequatchie County Indians (7-2) at Upperman Bees (9-0)
Head Coaches- Sequatchie County- Mark Wattenbarger (101-110 overall, 7-2 in first year at Sequatchie); Upperman- Adam Caine (35-10 overall, 9-0 in first year at Upperman)
AP Rankings- Sequatchie County- Unranked, Upperman- No. 4 in 3A
Last Meeting- Upperman 20-14 in 2017
Returning Starters- Sequatchie County-10 (5 Off/5 Def); Upperman-14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Offense/Defense- Sequatchie County- Wing T/3-4; Upperman- Wing T/3-3 Stack
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.)
Upperman-Donovan McCallister (QB, Jr.), Blake Metzgar (RB, Sr.), Alexis Estrada (OL, Sr.), Duke Maresh (DB, Sr.), Caden Nash (LB, Jr.), Nick Stacy (LB, Jr.), Nick Stewart (LB, Jr.), Cole Bush (WR, Sr.), Dylan Rinehart (RB, Jr.)

West
MUS Owls (8-0) at Christian Brothers Purple Wave (8-1)

Head Coaches- MUS- Bobby Alston (167-73 in 21 years at MUS); CBHS- Thomas McDaniel (111-33 overall, 36-9 in four years at CBHS)
AP Rankings- MUS- No. 3 in DII-AAA, CBHS- No. 4 in DII-AAA
Last Meeting- CBHS 17-6 in 2017
Returning Starters- MUS-10 (5 Off/5 Def); CBHS-8 (5 Off/3 Def)
Offense/Defense- MUS- Multiple/Multiple; CBHS- Multiple I/4-
Key Players- 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.), Shy Sellers (QB, Sr.)
CBHS- Sam Stalnaker (WR/DB, Sr.), Mason Hall (OL, Sr.), Christian James (TE/DE, Sr., Vanderbilt commitment), Jacob Likes (DE, Sr., Memphis commitment), Bill Norton (OL/DL, Sr., Georgia commitment), Will Ruth (RB/DB, Sr.), Reid Voss (SS/LB, Sr.), Raymond Fracchia (FS, Sr.), Wesley Pope (CB, Sr.), Al Wooten (LB/RB, Jr.), Antonio Lay (WR, Sr.), Owen Brody (QB, Sr.)

Whitehaven Tigers (7-2) at Germantown Red Devils (9-0)
Head Coaches- Whitehaven- Rodney Saulsberry (154-35 in 15 years at Whitehaven); Germantown- Chris Smith (28-15 in four years at Germantown)
AP Rankings- Whitehaven- No. 7 in 6A, Germantown- No. 4 in 6A
Last Meeting- Germantown 29-21 in 2017
Returning Starters- Whitehaven-11 (5 Off/6 Def); Germantown- 13 (6 Off/7 Def)
Offense/Defense- Whitehaven- Multiple/50; Germantown- Spread/3-4
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.,Memphis commitment), Devin Boddie (WR/DB, Sr., Vanderbilt commitment ), Joseph Barrett (FB/DT, Sr.)
Germantown- Henry Castillo (OL, Sr.), Michael Goodwin (OL, Sr.), Nick Ferri (OL, Sr.), Ethan Payne (QB, Sr.), Cameron Baker (WR, Sr.), Jalon Greer (WR/DB, Sr.), Shomar Michael (OLB/RB, Sr.), Duke Hill (DL, Sr.), Trey Boyd (DL, Sr.) Tyrec Collins (OLB/DB, Sr.), Marshall Ware (K/P, Sr.), Orlando Hairston (ATH, Sr.), Keveon Ware (DB, Sr.), BJ Gardner (RB, Sr.), Connor Richardson (TE, Sr., Tulane commitment)

Jackson North Side Indians (5-4) at Jackson South Side Hawks (9-0)
Head Coaches- JNS- Jesse Powell (5-4 in first year at JNS); JSS- Tyler Reeder (18-11 in three years at JSS)
AP Rankings- JNS- Unranked, JSS- No. 3 in 4A
Last Meeting- Jackson South Side 20-6 in 2017
Returning Starters- JNS-12 (7 Off/5 Def); JSS-12 (7 Off/5 Def)
Offense/Defense- JNS- Multiple/Multiple; JSS- Spread/3-4
Key Players- JNS- Kevin Albea (DL, Sr.), Steve Collins (LB, Sr.), Everett Charles (WR, Sr.), Tyler Arnold (DL, Jr.), Jamari Poindexter (S, Jr.), Cordarion Jones (LB, Jr.), Josh Carter (DL, Jr.), Xavier Long (WR, Jr.), Jayson Sneed (DB, Jr.), Nakia Mercer(ATH, Sr.), Kameron Farrington (ATH, Sr.), Evan Johnson (QB, Sr.), Haynes Holt II (RB, Jr.), Ethan Ferguson (OL, Sr.), Tahjae Johnson (DE, Sr.), Mason Robinson (LB, Sr.)
JSS- Devin Bowers (LB, Sr.), Frazier Ellison (WR/DB, Sr.), Matthew Steen (K, Sr.) Austin Clark (FB/LB, Sr.), Tyler Carver (QB, Sr.), Ronald Stewart (OL/DE, Sr.), Eric Latham (RB, Sr.)

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