By Donovan Stewart:
Last Year’s Record– 3-6
Head Coach– Floyd Walker (3-6 in one year at Eagleville)
Offensive Coordinator– Floyd Walker
Defensive Coordinator– Billy Spann
Assistant Coaches– Alex Roberts (WR), Alex Robins (QB), Steven Graves (OLB/TE), Tom Fiveash (OL/DL)
Offense– I Formation
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense– 14 (7 Off/7 Def)
Last Playoff Appearance– 2015
Key Returnees– Ethan Cobb (QB, Jr.), Graham Hatcher (WR, Sr.), Josh Wallman (FB/LB, Sr.), Avery Sparks (WR/DB, Jr.), Chase Bright (RB/DB, Sr.), Antonio Turrentine (LB/RB, Sr.), Aaden Leathers (DL/OL, Jr.), Tyler Reid (DL/OL, Jr.), Bryce Lane (LB/RB, Jr.), Cody Lane (DL/OL, Sr.), Lytton Haley (LB/TE, Sr.)
Key Losses– Jacob Hendrixson (OL/DT), Chavalier Sutton (TE/DT)
Streak Going Into 2017– one game winning streak
Eagleville will enter the 2017 season as the lone Rutherford County school on a winning streak after ending their regular season in the W column.
Although the Eagles missed the Class 2A playoffs last season, they did cap the season off on a good note hammering Community 48-8 in the season finale.
Now Floyd Walker enters his second year as head coach of the Eagles on a one game winning streak and hopes that positivity leads to forward momentum going into the 2017 season.
Eagleville has 14 returning starters (seven on both sides) and none are bigger than junior signal caller Ethan Cobb.
Cobb, will be starting his third season at quarterback after throwing for 3,322 yards with 27 touchdowns in his first two varsity seasons.
The Eagles only played nine regular season games last year and Cobb passed for 1,465 yards and 17 touchdowns for Eagleville.
His favorite target will also return this year as senior Graham Hatcher turned in another solid season last year as he caught 50 passes for 959 yards and nine touchdowns for the Eagles as both he and Cobb were all-region selections for Eagleville.
In 2015, Hatcher was the leading receiver in Rutherford County with 52 catches for 919 yards.
Joining Cobb in the Eagles I-Formation Offense will be senior Josh Wallman at fullback and Chase Bright at tailback. Antonio Turrentine and Bryce Lane will also get carries at running back.
Junior Avery Sparks will join Hatcher at wide receiver while senior Lytton Haley (TE) will join Aaden Leathers, Tyler Reid and Cody Lane on the offensive line.
Defensively, the Eagles will rely on a lot of two-way stars as Leathers, Reid and Cody Lane will also play on the defensive line while Wallman, Turrentine, Haley and Bryce Lane will play linebacker.
Bright and Sparks will also see time on defense as they will lead the Eagle secondary.
Eagleville Since 2010:
48-31 overall record, six playoff appearances
By The Numbers:
3- Number of head coaches in the school’s history, Jason Scharsch (2003-07), Steve Carson (2008-15) and Floyd Walker (2016-current)
2003- First varsity season for the Eagles
Eagleville In the Playoffs:
Total Number of Playoff Appearances- 8
Playoff Record- 5-8
Deepest Playoff Run- Three Quarterfinal Appearances in 2011 and 2012 (1A) and 2013 (2A)
Coach Walker’s Thoughts:
“We’re excited about the kids we have returning, and we’re looking forward to the upcoming season. Our main focus is to try to control the things we can control.”
August 18- at Huntland
August 25- Cornersville
*September 1- Forrest
*September 8- at Lewis County
*September 15- Community
September 22- at Moore County
September 29- Richland
October 6- OPEN
*October 13- at Columbia Academy
*October 20- at Loretto
*October 27- Summertown
*Denotes Region Game