Main Street Preps: Class 3-A Preview

Another day, another set of statewide capsules.

This is my 26th year covering high school football in Tennessee, and just like in years past, I’m ready to drop my yearly statewide capsules for all nine classifications. 

I’m excited to join the great reporters and writers at Main Street Media and their various newspaper properties as well as MainStreetPreps.com.

So for the eighth straight season here is the third installment of my Statewide Capsule Series as Class 3A is spotlighted. 

Included in this statewide capsule series will be the team capsules, a list of new 3A head coaches as well as the longest winning and losing streaks in 3A going into the 2021 season.

Also, there is a list of the longest tenured head coaches in 3A, the schools that are new to 3A this season and teams that were 3A last season but because of reclassification have moved to another classification.

All 47 3A schools participated and their information is listed in alphabetical order by district.

New Faces In New Places- There are 13 new Class 3A Head Coaches in 2021: Matt Ripley, Chuckey Doak; Brad Waggoner, Gatlinburg Pittman; Larry Kerr, Union County; Stanley Jackson, Brainerd; Matt Moody, McMinn Central; Nick Bryant, Grundy County; Rusty McIntyre, Sequatchie County; Erik Davis, Maplewood; Matt Dyer, Smith County; John Harrison, Sycamore; Hayden Williams, Bolivar; Reginald Davis, Douglass and Andre Davis, Trezevant

Longest Winning Streaks in 3A going into 2021:

Alcoa- 11

Community- 1

McMinn Central- 1

Northview Academy- 1

West Greene- 1

Losing Streaks in 3A going into 2021:

Hamilton- 30

Cannon County-12

Bolivar- 10

Cheatham County- 10

Austin East- 9

Maplewood- 8

Union County- 7

Sheffield- 6

Sequatchie County- 5

Longest Current Tenured 3A Coaches

Gary Rankin, Alcoa, 15 years

Chris Hughes, Fairview, 12 years

Scott Stidham, South Gibson, 11 years

16 New Teams Coming To 3A: Bolton (4A), Community (2A), Douglass (2A), Dyersburg (4A), Hamilton (2A), Jackson County (2A), Maplewood (4A), Memphis Business Academy (1A), Memphis East (1A), Millington (4A), Ripley (4A), Trezevant (2A), Union County (4A), Waverly (2A), White House (4A) and White House Heritage (4A)

12 Teams Leaving 3A: Camden (2A), Melrose (4A), McNairy Central (4A), Milan (4A), MLK Prep (2A), Pearl Cohn (4A), Red Bank (4A), South Gibson (4A), Upperman (4A), Whites Creek (2A), Wooddale (4A) and York Institute (2A)

Chuckey Doak Black Knights

City- Afton

County- Greene

Enrollment- 584

Last Season’s Record- 6-4, lost to Kingston in 3A first round

Region- 1-3A

Head Coach- Matt Ripley (0-0 in first year at Chuckey Doak)

Offensive Coordinator- Matt Smith

Defensive Coordinator- Kyle Donahue

Offense- Gun Wing T

Defense- Multiple

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (6 Offense/4 Defense)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 2-12

Key Returnees- Carlos Dimas (OL/DL, Sr.), Nathan Norton (OL/DL, Jr.), Conner Lamons (WR/DB, Sr.), Jaylen Willett (RB/DB, Sr.), Kellen Capps (OL/DL, Sr.), Dillon Shelton (OL/LB, Jr.), Hayden Anderson (TE/DB, Sr.), Marco Rojas (K/P, Soph.), Colton Smith (RB/LB, Sr.), Cayden Tullock (QB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Matthew Palazzo (QB/DB), Evan Murvin (RB/LB), Colin West (RB/LB), Hayden Brown (OL/DL), Matt Buch (TE/LB), Eli Beddingfield (OL/DL), Couper Dunbar (OL/DL), Adrian Groberg (RB/LB), Nathaniel Love (LB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Claiborne Bulldogs

City- New Tazewell

County- Claiborne

Enrollment- 747

Last Season’s Record- 9-2, lost to Pigeon Forge in first round

Region- 1-3A

Head Coach- Nathan Medlin (21-31 in five years at Claiborne)

Offensive Coordinator- Jake Walker

Defensive Coordinator- Nick Nash

Offense- Split Back Veer

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (4 Off/6 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 0-7

Key Returnees-Trey Smith (OL/DL, Jr.), Daniel Eversole (QB/DB, Sr.), Challen Massengill (WR/DB, Sr.), Ethan Short (OL/DL, Jr.), Dalton Long (OL/DL, Jr.), Justin Robinson (OL/DL, Jr.), James Satkowski (TE/LB, Sr.), Josh Bolton (RB/LB, Soph.), Isaac Lester (WR/DB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Eli Stone (QB), Storm Livesay (RB/DB), Grant Johnson (LB), Jimmy Del Ervin (WR/DB), Will Fugate (OL/DL), Tristan Cowan (OL/DL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Johnson County Longhorns

City- Mountain City

County- Johnson

Enrollment- 624

Last Season’s Record-5-6, lost to Alcoa in first round

Region- 1-3A

Head Coach- Don Kerley (42-34 in seven years at Johnson County)

Offensive Coordinator- Warren Kerley

Defensive Coordinator- Tom Kerley

Offense- Wing T

Defense- 3-3 Stack

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 4-21

Key Returnees- John Stout (OL, Sr.), Cory Neely (DB, Sr.), Nathan Rice (LB, Sr.), Connor Simcox (QB, Soph.), Dalton Brown (RB, Sr.), Nathaniel Sumerow (OL, Sr.), Jacob Earp (OL, Sr.), Ethan Icenhour (LB, Sr.), Daniel Stout (NG, Soph.), Shawn Perkins (DL, Sr.), Trevor Henson (LB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Rickey Fenner (OL), Stacy Greer (QB/LB), Samuel Mann (RB/LB), Ethan Bower (DB), Javier Buenfil (FS), Matt Mowery (DE), Ryan Morefield (LB), Aiden Walker (WR), Tyler Wilson (DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- two-game losing streak

Unicoi County Blue Devils

City- Erwin

County- Unicoi

Enrollment- 749

Last Season’s Record- 5-5, lost to Gatlinburg Pittman in first round

Region- 1-3A

Head Coach- Drew Rice (33-29 in six years at Unicoi County)

Offensive Coordinator- Drew Rice

Defensive Coordinator- Jason Hensley

Offense- Spread

Defense- 4-3

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 15 (8 Off/7 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 4-15

Key Returnees- Bryson Peterson (QB/DB, Sr.), Nehemiah Edwards (RB/LB, Jr.), Caleb Pelaez (ATH, Jr.), Isaiah Smith (RB/LB, Sr.), Lucas Slagle (TE/DE, Jr.), Esteban Mendoza (P/K/OL/DL, Jr.), Dawson Hampton (OL/DL, Sr.), Caleb Swinehart (OL/DL, Sr.), Gavyn Sawyer (WR/DB, Sr.), Brody Rasnick (OL/DL, Sr.)

Key Losses- Brock Thompson (QB/FS), Evan Huff (WR/DB), Tracy Vanover (WR/DB), Rodrigo Castellon (OL/DL), Matthew Sellars (DB), Robbie O’Dell (WR/DB), Jordan Bridges (WR/DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game winning streak

West Greene Buffaloes

City- Mosheim

County- Greene

Enrollment- 596

Last Season’s Record- 3-6

Region- 1-3A

Head Coach- Scotty Verran (51-68 overall, 3-6 in one year at West Greene)

Offensive Coordinator- Clinton Hahn

Defensive Coordinator- Mark Greenlee

Offense- Wing T

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (5 Off/7 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 1-10

Key Returnees- Keith Valentine (WR/DB, Sr.), Aaron Waddell (OL/DL, Sr.), Blair Shelton (K/P, Sr.), Caleb Norris (OL/DL, Sr.), RJ Ferguson (OL/DL, Sr.), Janson Kesterson (RB/DB, Sr.), Roger Marshall (OL/DL, Jr.), Hunter Gregg (RB/DB, Jr.), Jayden Gregg (QB/DB, Jr.), Baxley Britton (QB/DB, Soph.), Braylon Rader (WR/DB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Damon Gladson (WR/DB), Allen Vaughn (QB/DB), Dakota Wood (RB/LB), Kenton Cobble (RB/LB), Eli Lawson OL/DL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game winning streak

Alcoa Tornadoes

City- Alcoa

County- Blount

Enrollment- 655

Last Season’s Record- 14-1, beat Milan for 3A state title

Region- 2-3A

Head Coach- Gary Rankin (453-77 overall, 201-19 in 15 years at Alcoa)

Offensive Coordinator- David Sweetland

Defensive Coordinator- Brian Nix

Offense- Pro I

Defense- 4-2-5

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (7 Off/6 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 121-15

Key Returnees- Lance Williams (OL, Jr.), Major Newman (LB, Sr.), Caden Buckles (QB, Sr.), Elijah Cannon (FB/LB, Soph.), Riley Long (OL/DL, Jr.), McCoy Mothershed (OL, Sr.), Max Hodge (OL, Sr.), Shawn Williams (NG, Sr.), Isiah Bryant (DB, Sr.), Jordan Harris (SS, Sr.), Tyler Jefferies (OL, Jr.),

Key Losses- Grey Carroll (DE), Isiah Cox (WR/DB), Ahmaudd Sankey (RB/DB),  Taharin Sudderth (TE/DL), Luke Summerall (LB), Solomon Tyson (DL), Cam Burden (LB), Brayden Anderson (WR/DB), Braxton Bauman (DL), Brenden Pecora (OL)

Streak Going Into 2021- 11-game winning streak

Austin East Roadrunners

City- Knoxville

County- Knox

Enrollment- 732

Last Season’s Record- 0-8

Region- 2-3A

Head Coach- Antonio Mays (0-8 in one year at Austin East)

Offensive Coordinator- Jack DeFur

Defensive Coordinator- Caleb Smith

Offense- Multiple

Defense- Multiple

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (6 Off/7 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 59-26

Key Returnees- Bryson Steen (OL, Sr.), Markeyis Billingsly (RB, Jr.), Camden Burse (LB, Jr.), Tylan Baker (OL, Soph.), Jabrillion Lauderback (DL, Jr.), Isiah Flowers (LB, Soph.)

Key Losses-  Ke’on Smith (WR/DB), Tayon Wright  (LB), Jevan Beaty (OL/DL)

Streak Going Into 2021- nine-game losing streak

Gatlinburg Pittman Highlanders

City- Gatlinburg

County- Sevier

Enrollment- 562

Last Season’s Record- 10-3, lost to Alcoa in 3A Quarterfinals

Region- 2-3A

Brad Waggoner (84-61 overall, 0-0 in first year at Gatlinburg Pittman)

Offensive Coordinator- Brad Waggoner

Defensive Coordinator- Jimi Rowland

Offense- Wing T

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Appearance- 27-35

Key Returnees- Reese Cole (TE, Sr.), Jacob Ferguson (RB/LB, Sr.), Luciano Lopez (OL/DL, Jr.), Cayde Simpson (OL/DL, Sr.), Carlos Orr (QB/WR/RB/DB, Soph.), Whitman Whaley (RB/DB, Soph.), Levi Hill (RB/LB, Sr.), Christian Hoffman (QB, Soph.), Brady Hammonds (QB, Soph.), Luke Burkett (LB/OL, Soph.)

Key Losses- Kevin Burkett (OL/DL), Saben Moore (OL/DL), Ethan Stinnett (WR/DB), Pierce Hammonds (RB/LB), Conor Reagan (LB), Liam Brackins (S), Bryson Flynn (K)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Northview Academy Cougars

City- Kodak

County- Sevier

Enrollment- 759

Last Season’s Record- 4-6

Region- 2-3A

Head Coach- Heath Woods (64-57 overall, 5-15 in two years at Northview Academy)

Offensive Coordinator- Keith Oakley

Defensive Coordinator- Daniel Green

Offense- Double Slot

Defense- 4-3

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2017

Playoff Record- 0-2

Key Returnees- Ryan Wright (OL/DT, Sr.), Alex Cruz-Mendoza (RB/DB, Sr.), Jackson Ghent (FB/LB, Jr.), Kyle Kalnasy (WR/DB, Sr.), Will Kirby (WR/DB, Sr.), Caleb Browder (OL/DL, Jr.), Evan Poticher (RB/LB, Soph.)

Key Losses- Chase Kelloway (RB/DB), Jamin Scourtas (RB/DB), Johnny Webster (QB/ATH), Tyler Wolford (OL/DE)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game winning streak

Pigeon Forge Tigers

City- Pigeon Forge

County- Sevier

Enrollment- 639

Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to Gatlinburg Pittman in second round

Region- 2-3A

Head Coach- Scott Meadows (147-88 overall, 7-4 in one year at Pigeon Forge)

Offensive Coordinator- Scott Meadows

Defensive Coordinator- Bill Sharp

Offense- Wing T

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (8 Off/6 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 4-10

Key Returnees- Bryce Effler (RB, Sr.), Brady Maples (LB, Sr.), Aidan Littles (RB, Jr.), Hassan Al-Sultani (DB, Jr.), Caleb Wolfe (DL, Jr.), Aidan Howard (RB, Soph.), Judson Statham (DB, Jr.), Noah Dyer (DB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Mustafi Algarawi (DL), Joseph Skidmore (LB), Hussein Al-Sultani (WR/OLB), Caleb Hughes (OLB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Union County Patriots

City- Maynardsville

County- Union

Enrollment- 668

Last Season’s Record- 0-6

Region- 2-3A

Head Coach- Larry Kerr (281-130 overall, 0-0 in first year at Union County)  

Offensive Coordinator- Larry Kerr

Defensive Coordinator- Steve Smith

Offense- Shotgun Wing

Defense- 4-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2018

Playoff Record- 0-3

Key Returnees- Conner Nicley (RB/LB, Sr.), Justin Dawson (RB/DB, Sr.), Dameon Chandler (OL/DL, Jr.), Noah Monroe (WR/LB, Sr.), Tim Simmonds (OL/DL, Sr.), Wayland Branch (OL/DL, Sr.), Peyton Ray (QB/DB, Jr.), Ethan Pascall (WR/DB, Sr.), Brodie Roberts (WR/DB, Jr.), Anthony King (OL/LB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Carson Nicley (RB/DB), Eric Gomez (LB/RB), Dalton Bradshaw (QB)

Streak Going Into 2021- seven-game losing streak

Brainerd Panthers

City- Chattanooga

County- Hamilton

Enrollment- 644

Last Season’s Record- 7-5, lost to Red Bank in second round

Region- 3-3A

Head Coach- Stanley Jackson (10-22 overall, 0-0 in first year at Brainerd)

Offensive Coordinator- Keaunte Graham

Defensive Coordinator- Stanley Jackson

Offense- Multiple

Defense- Multiple 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 8-14

Key Returnees- Jaylan Dupree (ATH, Sr.), Donivon Thomas (TE, Jr.), Xavier Woods (LB, Sr.), Torrey Brooks (OL, Jr.), Diamond Bates (ATH, Sr.), Talijah Witt (ATH, Sr.), Akeem Cosme (DL, Sr.), Montez Deloney (WR/FS, Sr.)

Key Losses- Xiyeer Lattimore (ATH)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Kingston Yellow Jackets

City- Kingston

County- Roane

Enrollment- 687

Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to Alcoa in second round

Region- 3-3A

Head Coach- Brian Pankey (44-56 overall, 41-47 in eight years at Kingston)

Offensive Coordinator- Brent Kelley

Defensive Coordinator- Brian Pankey

Offense- Wing T

Defense- 4-3

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (7 Off/5 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 32-31

Key Returnees- Kain Collins (QB, Sr.), Carson Donathan (RB, Sr.),  Seth Strahan (OL, Sr.), Cam Bassler (OL, Sr.), Rylan Guettner (RB, Soph.), Jacob Eskridge (OL, Sr.), Mason Hatfield (DL, Jr.)   

Key Losses- Marcus Rose (RB), Landon Diggs (LB), Zane Ryans (TE), Will Moore (WR)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Loudon Redskins

City- Loudon

County- Loudon

Enrollment- 665

Last Season’s Record- 10-2, lost to Red Bank in Quarterfinals

Region- 3-3A

Head Coach- Jeff Harig (137-83 overall, 34-15 in four years at Loudon)

Offensive Coordinator- Jeff Harig

Defensive Coordinator- Jeff Harig

Offense- Spread

Defense- 4-2-5

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 41-24

Key Returnees- Keaton Harig (QB, Sr.), Semy Turner (WR/DB, Jr.), Kaden Dockins (WR/DB, Sr.), Josh Gonzalez (TE/DE, Sr.), Logan Haggas (OL/DL, Sr.), Isaac Chavez (LB, Jr.), Broady Brown OL, Sr.)

Key Losses- Kaylob Wolever (OL/DL), Max Marcum (OL/DL), McKenzie Lunsford (RB/DB), Jessie Robinson (OL/DL), Devon Nichols (LB), Donavan Blankenship (WR/DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

McMinn Central Chargers

City- Englewood

County- McMinn

Enrollment- 689

Last Season’s Record- 3-7

Region- 3-3A

Head Coach- Matt Moody (0-0 in first year at McMinn Central)

Offensive Coordinator- Matt Moody

Defensive Coordinator- Brent Masingale

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (8 Off/8 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2016

Playoff Record- 11-22

Key Returnees- Novice Cox (RB/DB, Jr.), Blake Elrod (QB, Jr.), Harley McCormick (RB/LB, Jr.),  Landon Watkins (TE/DE, Jr.), Darius Carden (WR, Sr.), Jyrell Arnwine (WR/DB, Sr.), Isaiah Edmonds (RB/LB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Jace Derrick (RB/LB), Seth Holliday  (OL), Isaac Dean (OL/DT,), Rylan Ridge (RB/DT), Jesse Shambley (RB/LB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game winning streak

Signal Mountain Eagles

City- Signal Mountain

County- Hamilton

Enrollment- 738

Last Season’s Record- 4-5, lost to Upperman in first round

Region- 3-3A

Head Coach- Josh Roberts (18-24 in four years at Signal Mountain)

Offensive Coordinator- Tony Webb

Defensive Coordinator- Ben Hunsucker

Offense- Multiple

Defense- Multiple

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 9 (4 Off/5 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 7-8

Key Returnees- Aiden Adkins (OL/LB, Sr.), Logan Farr (RB/LB, Sr.), Drew Williams (OL/LB, Sr.), Duncan Cannon (QB/DB, Sr.) Daniel Odom (OL/DL, Jr.), Luke Alexander (DL/TE, Jr.), Chance Townson (RB/DB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Nate Menzel (OL/DL), Pearson Lindsay (OL/DL), Andrew Eichner (RB/LB), Braden Casner (RB/LB), Caldwell Payne (WR/DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Sweetwater Wildcats

City- Sweetwater

County- Monroe

Enrollment- 616

Last Season’s Record- 5-5

Region- 3-3A

Head Coach- Mike Martin (70-44 overall, 12-9 in two years at Sweetwater)

Offensive Coordinator- Mike Martin

Defensive Coordinator- David Staff

Offense- Multiple

Defense- 4-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 6 (3 Off/3 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 33-31

Key Returnees- Jayden Barker (RB, Sr.), Ty Webster (LB, Soph.), Kai Correll (OL, Soph.), Clinton Arwood (DT, Jr.), Kaden Duprey (WR, Sr.), Dominique Cannady (DE, Sr.), Isaac Croft (OL, Sr.), Jovan Johnkins (DL, Jr.), Ryan Littleton (WR, Jr.), Landon Boyd (QB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Simon Blomstrom (TE/DE), Bryce Johnson (RB/LB), Austin Long (QB/FS), Carter Holmes (OL/DT), Ty Ezell (WR/DB), Kaleb Johnkins (DB/WR)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Cannon County Lions

City- Woodbury

County- Cannon

Enrollment- 569

Last Season’s Record- 0-10

Region- 4-3A

Head Coach- Matt Daniel (4-26 in three years at Cannon County)

Offensive Coordinator- Matt Daniel

Defensive Coordinator- Mike Atwood

Offense- Wing T

Defense-  3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2009

Playoff Record- 1-5

Key Returnees- Nick Phillips (QB/DB, Sr.), Brenden Reed (RB/LB, Sr.), Lane Nichols (OL/DL, Sr.), Josh Mingle (OL/DL, Jr.), Alex Miller (LB/OL, Sr.), Branson Smithson (DB/RB, Jr.), Dylan Taylor (DB/RB, Sr.), Tucker Kyne (LB/TE, Soph.), Harrison Carr (DB/QB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Conner Tucker (RB/LB), Blake Bond (TE/LB), Logan Bundy (RB/LB), Lavell Rodgers (WR/DB), John Hubbard (OL/DL), Ty Kyne (DB/WR)

Streak Going Into 2021- 12-game losing streak

Community Vikings

City- Unionville

County- Bedford

Enrollment- 571

Last Season’s Record- 2-8

Region- 4-3A

Head Coach- Chris Grooms (14-56 in seven years at Community)

Offensive Coordinator- Chris Grooms

Defensive Coordinator- Luke Bowling

Offense- Spread/Air Raid

Defense- 3-4 Multiple

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 18 (9 Off/9 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- Never Qualified

Playoff Record- 0-0

Key Returnees- Maki Fleming (WR/FS, Soph.), Riker Reid (RB/DE, Sr.), Dallas Grooms (QB/SS, Jr.), Jordan Land (TE/DT, Jr.), Jordan Lewis (OL/DT, Sr.), Luke Underwood (OL/DT, Sr.), Brandon Evans (OL/NG, Sr.), John Stanley (WR/DE/LB, Sr.), Hunter Huggler (WR/DB, Sr.), James Bowling (OL/LB, Soph.)

Key Losses- CJ Rivera (RB),  McCade Miller (WR),  Chris Martin (TE), Zander Monroe (DE/OLB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game winning streak

Giles County Bobcats

City- Pulaski

County- Giles

Enrollment- 700

Last Season’s Record- 4-8, lost to Stewart County in second round

Region- 4-3A

Head Coach- David O’Connor (145-82 overall, 26-33 in five years at Giles County)

Offensive Coordinator- Corey Hickman

Defensive Coordinators- Tanner Holley

Offense- Multiple Pro

Defense- 40

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (9 Off/7 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 29-23

Key Returnees- Chaye McElroy (RB, Sr.), Landon Askins (OL, Sr.), Alden Staggs (DL, Sr.), Sawyer Phillips (LB, Sr.), Jayson Rose (SS, Sr.), Amarion Sizemore (WR, Sr.), Jayden Abernathy (WR, Jr.)

Key Losses- Kaleb Perry (DB), Daniel Hedgecoth (DE), Trevor Jackson (DL) Tra Bugg (DL) Walker Belew (K), Hunter Griggs (TE),Gage Gibson (WR)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Grundy County Yellow Jackets

City- Coalmont

County- Grundy

Enrollment- 603

Last Season’s Record- 2-8, lost to Red Bank in first round

Region-  4-3A

Head Coach- Nick Bryant (31-35 overall, 0-0 in first year at Grundy County)

Offensive Coordinator- Derek Moon

Defensive Coordinator- Justin Bryant

Offense- Spread

Defense- 4-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 7 (4 Off/3 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 5-18

Key Returnees- Matt Borne (OL/DL, Sr.), Dawson Mislak (OL/DL, Sr.), Cecil Rodgers (QB, Soph.), Kyler Cantrell (LB/TE, Jr.), Gunner Meeks (WR/DB, Sr.), Josh Turner (OL/DL, Jr.), Hunter Hanner (WR/LB, Sr.), Javon Bess (WR/DB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Jordan Hackworth (RB/LB), Zac Campbell (TE/DE), Trenton Ashley (TE/LB), Bryson Braden (RB/LB), Jacob Dixon (QB/WR), Holden Hargis (WR/DB), Joshua Childers (OL/DL), Andrew Barrett (OL/DL), Walter Jones (RB/LB)

Streak Going Into 2021- two-game losing streak

Sequatchie County Indians

City- Dunlap

County- Sequatchie

Enrollment- 666

Last Season’s Record- 2-7

Region- 4-3A

Head Coach- Rusty McIntyre (0-0 in first year at Sequatchie County)

Offensive Coordinator- Rusty McIntyre

Defensive Coordinator- Ricky Gilley

Offense- Multiple

Defense- Multiple

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (6 Off/6 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 20-26

Key Returnees- Payton Campbell (QB/DB, Jr.), Harley Meeks (RB/DL, Sr.), Levi Knight (TE/LB, Sr.), Austin McCurry (QB/DB, Sr.), Dakota Beene (WR/DB, Sr.), Brandon Presto (OL/DL, Jr.), Braden Johnson (TE/LB, Jr.), Connor Donahue (WR/DB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Matthew Griffith (DL/OL), Landon Easterly (DL/OL), Donnie Whisman (LB), Ethan Seals (DB/RB), Nathaniel Shaw (DL), Clayton Hargis (OL)

Streak Going Into 2021- five-game losing streak

East Nashville Eagles

City- Nashville

County- Davidson

Enrollment- 657

Last Season’s Record- 5-2, lost to Pearl Cohn in second round

Region- 5-3A

Head Coach- Jamaal Stewart (5-2 in one year at East Nashville)

Offensive Coordinator- Jamaal Stewart

Defensive Coordinator- Chris Simpson

Offense- Multiple

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 5-9

Key Returnees- Willie Wilson (WR, Sr.), Frank Gordon (WR, Jr.), Bobby Joyner (S, Jr.), Taylan Fletcher (OL/ DL, Sr.), Jerry Campbell (LB/FB, Sr.), DeMyrius Trotter (SS/RB, Sr.), Kaymon Overton (OL/DL, Sr.), Amarion Simmons (RB/LB, Sr.), Chazell Atkins (DE/TE, Sr.), Lamonte Shute (DE/TE, Sr.)

Key Losses- Jacoby Leatherwood (LB), Kwanzee Jemison (QB), Rontavious Gregory (RB), Chris Eggers (OL), Taylan Fletcher (OL, Sr.), Tim Gordon (DB), DeShawn Campbell (LB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Jackson County Blue Devils

City- Gainesboro

County- Jackson

Enrollment- 425

Last Season’s Record-5-5

Region- 5-3A

Head Coach- Sean Loftis (56-60 overall, 22-30 in five years at Jackson County)

Offensive Coordinator- Sean Loftis

Defensive Coordinator- Steven Miller

Offense- Multiple

Defense- Multiple

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (6 Off/4 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2017

Playoff Record- 2-10

Key Returnees- Kaleb Poole (OL/DL, Sr.), Will Flanagan (RB/LB, Sr.), Austin Birdwell (RB/LB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Jacob Calvin (WR/DB), Dallas Johnson (OL/DL), Eli Smith (OL/DL), Eli Burris (QB), Wid Robbins (RB/LB), Justin Davis (WR/DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- two-game losing streak

Maplewood Panthers

City- Nashville

County- Davidson

Enrollment- 752

Last Season’s Record- 0-5

Region- 5-3A

Head Coach- Erik Davis (0-0 in first year at Maplewood)

Offensive Coordinator- Erik Davis

Co-Defensive Coordinators- Gerald McRath and Antoine Owens

Offense- Multiple

Defense- Multiple

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 26-26

Key Returnees- Mekki Harris (WR/DB, Jr.), Michael Cannon (DE/LB, Sr.), Jamerion Winston (FS, Sr.)

Key Losses- David Southerland (RB), Winston Pettus (WR), Anthony Johnson (QB), James Smith (DB), Malcolm Lewis (DE), Latavius Fitts (DE), Laterals Fitts (LB)

Streak Going Into 2021- eight-game losing streak

Smith County Owls

City- Carthage

County- Smith

Enrollment-565

Last Season’s Record- 4-7, lost to Brainerd in first round

Region- 5-3A

Head Coach- Matt Dyer (0-0 in first year at Smith County)

Offensive Coordinator- Keith Powell

Defensive Coordinator- Jason Harville

Offense- Wing T

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (8 Off/8 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 27-34

Key Returnees- Johnny Lyda (QB/DB, Jr.), Dennis West (ATH/DB, Sr.), Jimmy Enoch (OL/DL, Jr.), Jamison Keeley (OL/DL, Jr.), Bryce Currie (RB/LB, Jr.), Luke Dillon (RB/DB, Sr.), Peyton Hix (TE/LB, Soph.), Jay Phillips (DB, Soph.), Javier Gaspar (OL/DL, Soph.), Ty Martin (OL/DL, Soph.)

Key Losses- DJ Burke (TE/DE), Tyler Bare (OL/DL), Caleb Crawford (RB/DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 Stratford Spartans

City- Nashville

County- Davidson

Enrollment- 617

Last Season’s Record- 2-5, lost to Stewart County in first round

Region- 5-3A

Head Coach- Thomas Porter (13-11 in two years at Stratford)

Offensive Coordinator- Thomas Porter

Defensive Coordinator- Cromwell Stewart

Offense- Pro

Defense- Even Front

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (6 Off/10 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 17-18

Key Returnees- Ethan Ford (DB, Sr.), Carlton Williams (OL, Sr.), Patrick Sharfner (LB, Sr.), Kane Hutson (LB, Sr.), Marcelius Mathews (OL, Sr.), Joe Evans (OL, Sr.), Jaquez Hinton (RB/DB, Sr.), Adarius Stovall (DE/TE, Sr.), Tyresee Moment (OL, Jr.), Saivien Davidson (RB/LB, Jr.), Tyrell Buck (WR, Sr.), Charles Trout (DB/WR, Soph.), Dustin Houchin (OL/DL, Soph.), Nykelan Jenkins (QB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Drequan Gills (WR), Samuel Armstead (WR/QB/LB), Jacob Webb (QB/RB/SS), Markeese Groves (DB), D’Arco Perkins-Mccallister (SS)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Cheatham County Cubs

City- Ashland City

County- Cheatham

Enrollment- 587

Last Season’s Record- 0-10

Region- 6-3A

Head Coach- Gary Halstead (38-47 overall, 0-10 in one year at Cheatham County)

Offensive Coordinator- Jett Brinkley

Defensive Coordinator- Rob Williams

Offense- Spread

Defense – 4-2-5 Hybrid

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2018

Playoff Record- 6-17

Key Returnees- Cooper Owen (RB/LB, Sr.), Carson Cantrell (OL/DL, Jr.), Nick Forsythe (OL/LB, Sr.), Noah Orange (RB/LB, Jr.), Dylan Austin (OL/DL, Jr.), Liam Hayes (WR/K, Sr.), Landon Morris (RB/LB, Soph.), Ty Cunningham (WR/DB, Jr.), PK Kelly (QB, Soph.)

Key Losses- Jamecyn Bowen (RB/LB), Bryson Entrikin (LB/DL), Michael York (OL/DL), Justin Loftis (OL/DL), Logan Boyd (DL/LB/PR)

Streak Going Into 2021- 10-game losing streak

Fairview Yellow Jackets

City- Fairview

County- Williamson

Enrollment- 691

Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to East Nashville in first round

Region- 6-3A

Head Coach- Chris Hughes (105-38 in 12 years at Fairview)

Offensive Coordinator- Chris Hughes

Defensive Coordinator- Ron King

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 15-26

Key Returnees- Morgan Jean (WR/S, Sr.), Connor Farris (OL, Jr.),  Cole Warden (NG, Sr.), Layden Grant (LB, Jr.), Kendrick Curtis (LB, Jr.), Sam Hammon (OL, Sr.), Jacob Clevenger (DE, Sr.),  Ethan Hamilton (LT, Jr.), Dillan Sullivan (RB, Sr.), Crawford Claxton (DB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Logan Nardozzi (RB), Kyle King (DB), Luke Pape (DE), Jack Baker (OL), Logan Parsons (LB), Brody Cox (FB) , Riley Bennett (QB), Brian Kuhn (DE)

Streak Going Into 2021- three-game losing streak

Stewart County Rebels

City- Dover

County- Stewart

Enrollment- 680

Last Season’s Record-10-2, lost to Pearl Cohn in Quarterfinals

Region- 6-3A

Head Coach- Chanz Swartz (21-32 in five years at Stewart County)

Offensive Coordinator- Chanz Swartz

Defensive Coordinator- Jason Page

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-3-5

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (7 Off/5 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 2-6

Key Returnees- Will Page (QB/LB, Sr.), Jonah Reid (DE, Sr.), Mario Gonzalez (OL/LB, Sr.), Cole Swartz (OL/LB, Jr.), Cole Shepherd (WR, Sr.), Justin McWhorter (LB, Sr.), Trent Wallace (WR/LB, Jr.), Justice Noback (RB/LB, Jr.), Dylon Marsh (DL/TE, Jr.), Damien Lagman (OL/LB, Sr.), Gabe Natero (DB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Conner Andrews (WR/DB), Caleb Mulcahy (LB/FB), Dezmond Williamson (RB/LB), Austin Clark (OL/DL), Hunter Knotts (DB/RB), Coltin Stanfield (OL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Sycamore War Eagles

City- Pleasant View

County- Cheatham

Enrollment- 677

Last Season’s Record- 1-8

Region- 6-3A

Head Coach- John Harrison (0-0 in first year at Sycamore)

Offensive Coordinator- Dustin West

Defensive Coordinator- KC Littlejohn

Offense- Flex-Bone

Defense- 3-3 Stack

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (5 Off/7 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 6-12

Key Returnees- Jacob Bramlett (OL/DL, Sr.), Jarrett Spurlock (DE/LB, Jr.), Noah Webb (WR/DB, Sr.), Logan Garrett (LB, Jr.), Evan Dixon (OL/DL, Jr.), Rayvon Green (RB/DB, Jr.), Nathaniel Havens (WR/DB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Grady McPherson (QB), Eli Pallares (OL/DL), Houston Hudspeth (WR/S)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Waverly Tigers

City- Waverly

County- Humphreys

Enrollment- 561

Last Season’s Record- 10-3, lost to Peabody in 2A Semifinals

Region- 6-3A

Head Coach- Randall Boldin (43-10 overall, 17-8 in two years at Waverly)

Offensive Coordinator-Randall Boldin

Defensive Coordinator- Ryan Wall

Offense- Spread

Defense- 4-2-5

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (7 Off/7 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 21-22

Key Returnees- Emrik Houston (RB/LB, Sr.), Kade Anderson (TE/DE, Sr.), Ayden Brooks (WR/DB, Sr.), Ryan Edwards (WR/DB, Sr.), Curtis Daniel (WR/DB, Jr. ), Bryce Stanfield (WR/DB, Soph.), Hobby Griffin (DB, Soph.), Jacob Dooley (QB/DB, Sr.), Landon Dooley (WR/DB, Jr.), Blake Fortner (OL/DL, Soph.), Avrum McMurry (OL/DL, Jr.), Easton Elliott (RB/DB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Brady Stanfield (WR/DB), Brock Swaw (OL/DT), Brady Cagle (LB,OL) Shamar Mayberry (OL/DL) Dalton Tucker (OL/DL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

White House Blue Devils

City- White House

County- Sumner

Enrollment- 727

Last Season’s Record- 4-7, lost to Lexington in 4A first round

Region- 6-3A

Head Coach- Ryan Hamilton (9-12 in two years at White House)

Offensive Coordinator- Ryan Hamilton

Defensive Coordinator- AJ Day

Offense- Pro

Defense- 4-3

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (6 Off/5 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 54-34

Key Returnees- Ranen Blackburn (S/QB, Sr.), Spencer Noah (DL/OL, Sr.), Montrel Black (DE/RB, Sr.), Bryson Harper (DB/WR, Sr.), Nathan Seipp (DB/WR, Sr.), Pierce Scholato (LB/TE, Sr.), Rhys Blackburn (LB/FB, Jr.), Parker Hollinsworth (DT/OL, Jr.), Rick Buford (NG/OL, Sr.), Amarion Lucas (DB/WR, Sr.), Reece McAfee (S/RB, Sr.), Mathew Miller (DB/WR, Sr.)

Key Losses- Evan Shankle (LB/FB), William Lucas (DL/OL), Drew Ferrell (DE/TE) Layne Jenkins (CB/WR)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

White House Heritage Patriots

City- White House

County- Robertson

Enrollment- 694

Last Season’s Record- 7-4, lost to Hardin County in 4A first round

Region- 6-3A

Head Coach- Stetson Dickerson (15-13 in three years at WHH)

Offensive Coordinator- Stetson Dickerson

Co-Defensive Coordinators- Joel Goff and Zach Holden

Offense- Two Back Gun

Defense- Multiple 4-2-5

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (5 Off/5 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 5-10

Key Returnees- Devin Lejsek (OL/DL, Sr.), Malakhai Illaramendi (RB/LB, Sr.), Taye Francis (QB/DB, Sr.), Ray Wix (OL/DL, Jr.), Damian Dobak (RB/DB, Sr.), Brandor Rosa (FB/LB, Sr.), Ryan Keith (FB/LB, Sr.), Ty Minnick (WR/DB, Sr.), Colby Hulsey (WR/DB, Jr.), Jesse Milliken (OL/LB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Jackson Mapes (RB/LB), Tim Freel (WR/DB), Malik Wisinski (WR/DB), Chance Anderson (WR/DB), Will Wilson (QB/DB), Ethan Braziel (FB/DL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Bolivar Tigers

City- Bolivar

County- Hardeman

Enrollment- 679

Last Season’s Record- 0-9

Region- 7-3A

Head Coach- Hayden Williams (0-0 in first year at Bolivar)

Offensive Coordinator- Scott Blair

Defensive Coordinator- Hayden Williams

Offense- Multiple

Defense- Multiple

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 17 (8 Off/9 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2017

Playoff Record- 9-17

Key Returnees-  Kasey Bonds (DL, Sr.), Keveon Garland (DB, Sr.), Jacob Bruce (OL/LB, Sr.), Jawan McKinnie (OL, Sr.), Amir Green (LB, Sr.), Jabari McClellan (RB/LB, Jr.), Kyjuan Fentress (RB/LB Soph.)

Key Losses- Ma’Kyron Tomlin (DL/OL), Cordarius Stanley (RB), Myles McNeal (WR), Devin Houston (OL/DL), Kasen Marrow (OL)

Streak Going Into 2021- 10-game losing streak

Bolton Wildcats

City- Arlington

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 730

Last Season’s Record- (0-0, didn’t play in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic, was 1-10 in 2019)

Region- 7-3A

Head Coach- CJ Marshall (1-10 in one year at Bolton)

Offensive Coordinator- CJ Marshall

Defensive Coordinator- Ricco Washington

Offense- Spread

Defense- 4-2-5

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 4-11

Key Returnees- Devin Whitley (OL/DL, Sr.), Demario House (ATH, Sr.),  Jerren White (RB/LB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Devan Grandberry (OL) Julius Muse (WR/DB), Zemare Walker (RB), Jaylon Holmes (LB)

Streak Going Into 2021- three-game losing streak

Covington Chargers

City- Covington

County- Tipton

Enrollment- 753

Last Season’s Record- 8-3, lost to Milan in second round

Region- 7-3A

Head Coach- JR Kirby (34-12 overall, 19-5 in two years at Covington)

Offensive Coordinator- JR Kirby

Defensive Coordinator- John Katrosh

Offense- Wing T

Defense- 3-5-3

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 12 (5 Off/7 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 46-23

Key Returnees- Cooper Barbee (LB, Sr.), Jamrion Dowell (RB, Jr.), AC Mason-Young (LB, Jr.), Jaylen Fayne (RB/FS, Sr.), Dorian Robinson (OL, Jr.), Chris Godwin (OL, Sr.), Toris Smith (LB/RB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Marcus Hayes (RB), Lareko Burton (LB), Kevin Earwood (OL), Reed Chipman (OL), Mylian Sherrill (DT), Carson Ruffin (QB), Tanner Northcott (OL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Dyersburg Trojans

City- Dyersburg

County- Dyer

Enrollment- 702

Last Season’s Record- 6-3, lost to Haywood in 4A second round

Region- 7-3A

Head Coach- Bart Stowe (145-87 overall, 90-47 in 12 years at Dyersburg)

Offensive Coordinator- Bart Stowe

Defensive Coordinator- Matthew Shearon

Offense- Wing T

Defense- 4-2-5

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 16 (7 Off/9 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 22-26

Key Returnees- Lafe Morgan (QB/LB, Sr.), Tyler Brown (OL/DL, Sr.), Hunter Newsome (OL/DL, Sr.), Grant Self (K, Sr.), Sam Porter (TE/LB, Sr.), MeShack Jones (RB/DB, Sr.),Dontavis Vaughn (RB/LB, Sr.), Ardell Ross (WR/DB, Sr.), Lamarion Briggs (WR/DB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Israel Barbee (RB/DB), Graham Clark (QB/P), Landon Rivers (OL/DL)

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Millington Trojans

City- Millington

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 761

Last Season’s Record- 3-8, lost to Dyersburg in 4A first round

Region- 7-3A

Head Coach- Chris Michael (55-68 in 11 years at Millington)

Offensive Coordinator- Dodd Gengenbach

Defensive Coordinator- Chester Ford

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (4 Off/4 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 11-24

Key Returnees- Courtlyn Barnes (WR/S, Sr.), Garrett Haley (WR/SS, Sr.), Jeremiah Temple (OL, Jr.), Kahlik Green (RB/LB, Soph.), McCoy Pugh (QB, Soph.), Jonathan Temple-Dowdy (LB, Soph.)

Key Losses- Devin Knight (LB), Reggie Cladwell (DB),  Adrian Dowell (DB), Hunter Smith (OL/DL), Jeb Haley (OL/DL), JC Tramontozzi (OL/DL), Perry Harold (WR/FS)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Ripley Tigers

City- Ripley

County- Lauderdale

Enrollment- 741

Last Season’s Record- 7-5, lost to Haywood in 4A Quarterfinals

Region- 7-3A

Head Coach- Justin Cruse (19-27 in four years at Ripley)

Offensive Coordinator- Blake Stigall

Defensive Coordinator- Aaron Lowery

Offense- Wing T

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 10 (4 Off/6 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 10-17

Key Returnees- Terrance Edler (ATH, Sr.), Jack Hearn (QB, Sr.), Omarion Lake (FB, Soph.), Damien Lattimore (DE, Sr.), DeAundre Smith (NG, Sr.), Tylan Theus (DB, Sr.), Taylor Markham (DB, Sr.), Cobe Maners (SS, Jr.), Jacob Smith (OL, Sr.), Turner Crowder (LB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Corterrion Moore (RB), David Owen (OL), Philander Draine (LB/WB), AJ Webster (LB), Vance Pipkin (OL), Kendrick Price (DL), Joseph Fincher (LB), Mason Kelley (OL), Dylan Jones (LB)https://53682e925071d9b8094b7e54dd216851.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Douglass Red Devils

City- Memphis

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 666

Last Season’s Record-(0-0, didn’t play in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic, was 6-4 in 2019)

Region- 8-3A

Head Coach- Reginald Davis (0-0 in first year at Douglass)

Offensive Coordinator- Broderick Stevens

Defensive Coordinator- Wesley White

Offense- Multiple

Defense-  Multiple

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 4-9

Key Returnees- Maurecio Galloway (RB, Sr.), Terrence Watson (DE/TE, Sr.), Damion Mitchell (QB, Sr.), Kyler Jones (DT, Sr.), Wilbur Jackson (WR/DB, Sr.), Anfernee Wilson (RB/LB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Jucarion Scales (WR), Carrington Thompson (OL/DL), Julian Taylor (RB/LB), Kori Angalo (WR)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Hamilton Wildcats

City- Memphis

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 704

Last Season’s Record- (0-0, didn’t play in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic, was 0-10 in 2019)

Region- 8-3A

Head Coach- Antwone Moore (3-18 overall, 0-10 in one year at Hamilton)

Offensive Coordinator- Antwone Moore

Defensive Coordinator- Ron Smalley

Offense- Spread

Defense- 4-2-5

Last Playoff Appearance- 2012

Playoff Record- 9-16

Key Returnees- Marcus Mays (WR/DB, Sr.), Edrick Brooks (WR/DB, Sr.), Desmon Ware (DT, Sr.) 

Key Losses- Keshun Foster (RB/WR/DB), Tevion Locklear (OL/DT), Emarius Smith (RB/WR/DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- 30-game losing streak

Memphis Business Academy Execs

City- Memphis

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 563

Last Season’s Record- (0-0, didn’t play in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic, was 2-7 in 2019)https://53682e925071d9b8094b7e54dd216851.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

Region- 8-3A

Head Coach- Zach Gray (2-7 in one year at MBA)

Offensive Coordinator- Zach Gray

Defensive Coordinator-Daryl Daniels

Offense- Flex One

Defense- 3-3-5

Last Playoff Appearance- Never Qualified

Playoff Record- 0-0

Key Returnees- Kelvin Parker (DT, Sr.), JaMarion Hurt (QB, Jr.), Antonio Davis (DB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Matrell Boyd (RB),  Lorenzo Hammond  (QB), James Gillespie (WR), Lorenzo Phillips (DB), Martavious Henderson (LB)

Streak Going Into 2021- three-game losing streak

Memphis East Mustangs

City- Memphis

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 544

Last Season’s Record- (0-0, didn’t play in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic, was 6-5 in 2019)

Region- 8-3A

Head Coach- Katarii Donald (12-49 overall, 6-15 in two years at East)

Offensive Coordinator- Katarii Donald

Defensive Coordinator- Richard Gilliam

Offense- Spread

Defense- 4-3

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 29-26

Key Returnees- Darian Franklin (OL/LB/DE, Sr.), Bradley Walker (OL/DL, Sr.), Kenji Lewis (QB/WR/DB, Sr.), Curtis Owen (WR/DB/ATH, Sr.), Charles Williams (DE, Sr.), DeAndre Davis (OLB/WR, Sr.), Dillion Brooks (TE/DE, Soph.)

Key Losses-  Jalan Wright (QB/TE), Kendrick Crowder (DT/OG), Jeremy Parks (WR/DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- four-game losing streak

Raleigh Egypt Pharaohs

City- Memphis

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 716

Last Season’s Record- (0-0, didn’t play in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic, was 3-7 in 2019)

Region- 8-3A

Head Coach- Delvin Lane (0-0 in first year at Raleigh Egypt)

Offensive Coordinator- Delvin Lane

Defensive Coordinator- Sam McPherson

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Defense- 4-3

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 6-16

Key Returnees- DeAndre White (RB/SS, Sr.), Keontaye Harris (DB/WR, Sr.), Torian Lott (WR/SS, Sr.), Jakeelon Robinson (DB/WR, Sr.), Sherman Clear (QB/LB, Sr.), Demarcus Hill (RB/S, Sr.), Anthony Harris Jr. (LB, Soph.), Treeyvon Graham (OL/DL, Sr.), Zach Webb (DB/WR, Sr.)

Key Losses- Jason Shaw (QB/DB), Eric Bragg Jr. (WR/DB), Joey Bailey (OL/ DL), Tyler Marcelous (LB/DL), Terry Brown (TE/FB), Joel Contreras (K/LB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

Sheffield Knights

City- Memphis

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 572

Last Season’s Record–(0-0, didn’t play in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic, was 1-10 in 2019)

Region- 8-3A

Head Coach- Edward Kuykendoll (4-16 overall, 1-10 in one year at Sheffield)

Co-Offensive Coordinators- Reginald Evans and Cardell Moore

Defensive Coordinator- Edward Kuykendoll

Offense- Multiple

Defense- Multiple

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 5-15

Key Returnees- Jalian Lee (DE, Jr.), Mark Joseph (DB, Jr.), Kenyon Spearman (ATH, Jr.), DeAngelo Davis (OL, Sr.), Isaiah Gales (DE, Sr.), Ernest London (LB, Sr.), Lamarian Robinson (LB, Jr.), Kobe Sanders (WR, Sr.), Joquavious Gary (DB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Cama’Ron Ware (DT), Darkell Bradshaw (ATH), Symaji Rainey (OL), Brandon Pitchford (WR), Delitte Ngabonziza (WR)

Streak Going Into 2021- six-game losing streak

Trezevant Bears

City- Memphis

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 563

Last Season’s Record- (0-0, didn’t play in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic, was 3-7 in 2019)

Region- 8-3A

Head Coach- Andre Green (0-0 in first year at Trezevant)

Co-Offensive Coordinators- Kenneth Williams and Robert Smith

Defensive Coordinator- Andre Green

Offense- I Formation

Defense-  50

Last Playoff Appearance- 2018

Playoff Record- 35-25

Key Returnees-Marquavios Marshall (OL/DE, Sr.), Keyon Brown (QB, Sr.), Malik Williams (ATH, Sr.), Willie Rankin (LB, Sr.), Xavier Mayo (LB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Tommy Perry (OL/DL), Crishawn Bradford (OL/DL), Jamal Byers (LB)

Streak Going Into 2021- four-game losing streak

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