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Oakland running back Jordan James (2) skips into the end zone

The regular season is coming and I finish up with my Division I capsules today, the first of the Division II capsules will drop tomorrow.

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 sixth installment of my Statewide Capsule Series as Class 6A is spotlighted. 

Included in this statewide capsule series will be the team capsules, a list of new 6A head coaches as well as the longest winning and losing streaks in 6A going into the 2021 season.

Also, there is a list of the longest tenured head coaches in 6A, the schools that are new to 6A this season and teams that were 6A last season but because of reclassification have moved to another classification.

All 50 6A schools participated and their information is listed in alphabetical order by district.

New Faces In New Places- There are eight new Class 6A coaches in 2021: Justin Hilton, West Ridge; Chandler Tygard, Blackman; Arcentae Broome, John Overton; Fred Brunette, McGavock; Clint Finch, Brentwood; Alex Melton, Franklin; Will Hester, Ravenwood and Vic Shivers, Arlington

Longest Winning Streaks in 6A going into 2021:

Oakland- 15

Summit- 11

Shelbyville- 2

Hardin Valley- 1

McGavock- 1

William Blount- 1

Longest Losing Streaks in 6A going into 2021:

Jefferson County- 17

Siegel- 10

Dickson County- 7

Rockvale- 6

Germantown- 5

Longest Current Tenured 6A Coaches:

Eddie Courtney, Farragut, 25 years

Rodney Saulsberry, Whitehaven, 17 years

Anthony Crabtree, Beech, 16 years

Damon Floyd, Bradley Central, 15 years

Matt Williams, Smyrna, 13 years

Stacy Carter, Science Hill, 11 years

 

Eight New Teams Coming To 6A: Beech (5A), Clarksville (5A), Gallatin (5A), Morristown East (5A), Shelbyville (5A), Summit (5A), West Creek (5A) and West Ridge (New School)  

Eight Teams Leaving 6A: Heritage (5A), McMinn County (5A), Memphis Central (5A), Morristown West (5A), Mt. Juliet (5A), Ooltewah (5A), Station Camp (5A) and Wilson Central (5A)

 

Dobyns Bennett Indians

City- Kingsport

County- Sullivan

Enrollment- 2,364

Last Season’s Record- 9-3, lost to Maryville in Quarterfinals

Region- 1-6A

Head Coach- Joey Christian (23-12 in three years at Dobyns Bennett)

Offensive Coordinator- Chris Thacker

Defensive Coordinator- B.I. Salyers

Offense- Multiple

Defense- 4-2-5

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 3 (1 Offense/2 Defense)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 34-37

Key Returnees- Jonavan Gillespie (WR, Jr.), Hayden Sherer (WR, Sr.), Levi Evans (DL, Sr.), Hunter Minton (DB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Nate Whitley (LB), Jackson Martin (DE), Zack Ferguson (OL),  Zane Whitson (QB), Caleb Burleson (OL), Isaac Ratliff (DB), Trent Cody (DB), Phillip Armitage (RB), Tylar Tesnear (RB), Fonzo Booker (DT)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Jefferson County Patriots

City- Dandridge

County- Jefferson

Enrollment- 2,079

Last Season’s Record- 0-10

Region- 1-6A

Head Coach- Spencer Riley (15-36 in five years at Jefferson County)

Offensive Coordinator- Trevor Denton

Defensive Coordinator- Yogi Kinder

Offense- Spread

Defense- 4-2-5

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2016

Playoff Record- 31-24

Key Returnees- Sean-David Workman (OL/DL, Sr.), Trevor Crews (OL/DL, Sr.), Kade Parker (WR, Sr.), Lex Breeden (TE/LB, Sr.), Colin Young (WR/DB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Dominic Schroeder (OL), Alex Mojica (DL/OL), Layne Holt (LB/TE), Logan Brewer (LB/RB)

Streak Going Into 2021-17-game losing streak

 

 

Morristown East Hurricanes

City- Morristown

County- Hamblen

Enrollment- 1,619

Last Season’s Record- 5-5, lost to Knoxville West in 5A first

round

Region- 1-6A

Head Coach- Caleb Slover (27-55 overall, 9-11 in two years at Morristown East)

Offensive Coordinator- Levi Cooper

Defensive Coordinator- Jason West

Offense- Spread

Defense- 4-2-5

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (4 Off/7 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 9-22

Key Returnees- Micah Simpson (WR/DB, Sr.), Trevor Malone (WR/DB, Sr.), D.J. Everett (DL, Sr.), Noah Woodard (LB/RB, Sr.), Ethan Ledford (RB, Jr.), Ahmad'Jai Fulton (DB, Sr.), William Sanchez (OL, Sr.), Skylar Arwood (DL, Soph.), Max Baker (DL, Soph.), Austin Ledford (LB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Daeshawn Harris (DL), Cole Henson (QB), Raul Rangel (OL), David Ceniceros (OL), Shaffer Harville (WR/DB), Isaac Long (LB), Jacob Williams (DL), Ryan Harris (WR/DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- two-game losing streak

 

Science Hill Hilltoppers

City- Johnson City

County- Washington

Enrollment- 2,285

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

Region- 1-6A

Head Coach- Stacy Carter (147-58 overall, 84-43 in 11 years at Science Hill)

Offensive Coordinator- Stacy Carter

Defensive Coordinator- Ralph Nelson

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 16-23

Key Returnees- Justus Sutton (LB, Sr.), Cade Fleeman (LB, Sr.), Cole Torbett (WR, Sr.), Lebron Riddle (OL, Sr.), Baylor Brock (RB/S, Sr.), AJ Martin (WR/RB/DB, Sr.), Kellen Hensley (OL, Jr.), Jaxon Diamond (QB, Sr.), Jeremiah Hise (S, Sr.),

Key Losses- Kade Hensley (K/P), Andrew Kanady (LB), Joseph Giturwa (OL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

West Ridge Wolves

City- Blountsville

County- Sullivan

Enrollment- 1,448

Last Season’s Record- First Varsity Season

Region- 1-6A

Head Coach- Justin Hilton (31-25 overall, 0-0 in first year at West Ridge)

Offensive Coordinator- Robbie Norris

Defensive Coordinator- Eric Rowe

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- New School

Last Playoff Appearance- Never Qualified (New School)

Playoff Record- 0-0

Key Returnees- Ethan Bergeron (QB, Sr.), Fletcher Gibson (OL/DL, Sr.), Eli Topping (LB, Sr.), Peyton Greene (WR/DB, Sr.), Eli Iacino (WR/DB, Sr.), Eli Kennedy (OL/DL, Sr.), Isaac Haynie (WR/DB, Sr.)

Key Losses- New School

Streak Going Into 2021- New School

 

William Blount Governors

City- Maryville

County- Blount

Enrollment- 1,605

Last Season’s Record- 4-6

Region- 1-6A

Head Coach- Phillip Shadowens (195-124 overall, 16-47 in six years at William Blount)

Offensive Coordinator- Philip Shadowens

Defensive Coordinator- Jay Whinery

Offense- Spread

Defense- 4-2-5

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 4-13

Key Returnees- Micah Franklin (WR/DB, Sr.), Bryston Williams (WR/DB, Sr.), Job Matossian (K/P, Sr.), Eli Turner (LB/FB, Sr.), Sidney Wilburn (OL/DT, Sr.), Ashton Auker (WR/DB, Jr.), Brandon Keeble (WR/DB, Sr.), Brandon Muse (RB/DB, Sr.), Eli Turner (LB/TE, Sr.), Matthew Clemmer (QB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Trey Clemmer (QB), Grant Lovin (LB), Jonah Lee (OL/DT), Zac Gardner (SS/RB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game winning streak

 

Bearden Bulldogs

City- Knoxville

County- Knox

Enrollment- 1,823

Last Season’s Record- 4-6, lost to McMinn County in first round

Region- 2-6A

Head Coach- Morgan Shinlever (34-42 in seven years at Bearden)

Offensive Coordinator- Brian Milan

Defensive Coordinator- Mickey Chait

Offense- Pro

Defense- 4-2-5

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 10-22

Key Returnees- Kam Smith (DE, Sr.), Seth Arana (RB/LB, Sr.), Josh Lovett (OL, Sr.), Aedan Hudson (OL, Sr.), Timyathus Spikes (WR, Sr.), Griffen Oros (WR/DB, Sr.), Carson Hammond (TE/LB, Sr.), Sam Tummins (WR/DB, Soph.)

Key Losses- Christian Spining (LB), Ty Seritt (LB), Jaquez Bolland (OLB), Reed Frederick (FS), James Milazzo (OL/DL), Makai Williams (RB), Jalen Nevels (OL/DL), Jay Pemberton (DL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Bradley Central Bears

City- Cleveland

County- Bradley

Enrollment- 1,579

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

Region- 2-6A

Head Coach- Damon Floyd (95-71 in 15 years at Bradley)

Offensive Coordinator- Todd Burkhart

Defensive Coordinator- Damon Floyd

Offense- No Huddle Spread

Defense- 3-4

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 12-16

Key Returnees- Aiden McClary (QB, Sr.), Brayden Owens (OL, Sr.), Gabe Cambell (OL, Sr.), Brody Morgan (OL, Jr.), Jackson Wilson (RB/DB, Sr.), Marcus Goree Jr. (WR/DB, Sr.), Josh Helsdon (TE/DE, Sr.), Karter Howard (TE/DE, Sr.), Tito Williams (DB, Sr.), Gage Anderson (LB/RB, Jr.), Knox Watson (LB/RB, Jr.), Isaiah Arnold (LB/TE, Sr.)

Key Losses- Javin Burke (QB), Kanon Hall (WR/DB), Bennett Burris (OL), CJ Hardy (DL), Javon Burke (RB/DB), Kins Hooper (LB), Camden Creighton (LB), Braydon Clark (WR/DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Cleveland Blue Raiders

City- Cleveland

County- Bradley

Enrollment- 1,671

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

Region- 2-6A

Head Coach- Marty Wheeler (115-72 overall, 9-12 in two years at Cleveland)

Offensive Coordinator- Tracy Malone

Defensive Coordinator- David Barger

Offense- Pro

Defense- Multiple

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (7 Off/4 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 37-33

Key Returnees- Tate O’Bryan (LB, Sr.), Destun Thomas (WR/DB, Sr.), Drew Lambert (QB, Jr.), Nick Nicodemus (OL, Sr., Tennessee Tech Commitment), Jonathan Heralus (SS, Sr.), Brian Beard Jr. (RB, Soph.), Mycah Jordan (WR, FS, Soph.), Bo Baker (OL, Sr.), Tetoe Boyd (RB, Sr.),

Key Losses- Evan Neal (OL/DL), Ben Gray (DL), Aaron Jones (DB/WR), Kley McGowan (WR/S), Gage Kinsey (QB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Farragut Admirals

City- Knoxville

County- Knox

Enrollment- 1,946

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

Region- 2-6A

Head Coach- Eddie Courtney (185-105 in 25 years at Farragut)

Offensive Coordinator- Geoff Courtney

Defensive Coordinator- Chris McNeer

Offense- Spread Gun

Defense- 4-2-5

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 34-26

Key Returnees- Dawson Moore (QB, Sr.), Corey Walker (DT, Sr.), Trace Corum (WR/DB, Sr.), Schumann Xie (RB, Sr.), Sam Moses (RB, Sr.), Garrett VanAcker (DE, Sr.), Jack Alley (TE/LB, Soph.), Zach Keasling (WR, Sr.), Jackson Fisher (DB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Eli Purcell (LB,/RB), Trey Nesbitt (DE), Joe Maine (DT), Logan Foody (DB), Camden Kuhn (DB), Carter Schermann (OL), Matt White (WR/RB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Hardin Valley Hawks

City- Knoxville

County- Knox

Enrollment- 2,006

Last Season’s Record- 2-8

Region- 2-6A

Head Coach- Mike Potter (6-14 in two years at Hardin Valley)

Offensive Coordinator- Reese Browning

Defensive Coordinator- Eric Meyers

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (6 Off/2 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2018

Playoff Record- 2-7

Key Returnees- Ryan Nichol (RB/DB, Sr.), Connor Clarke (OL, Sr.), Ty Gentry (DB/WR, Sr.), Isaac Hillis (LB/RB, Jr.), Caleb Smith (QB, Jr.), Carlos Parker (OL, Sr.), Luca Moro (WR/DB, Jr.), John Aragon (P/K, Sr.), Dolan Walker (WR/DB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Sam Simpson (QB), Marquette Hayes (RB/DB), Michael Spurgeon (LB/WR), Adrian Garcia (RB/LB), Isaac Wilhite (OL/DL), Ian Salyer (FB/DL), Alex Horton (LB/OL), Mason Lasorsa (TE/LB), Deshawn Carey-Parker (DL), Braden Schloff (WR/DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game winning streak

 

Maryville Rebels

City- Maryville

County- Blount

Enrollment- 1,616

Last Season’s Record- 12-1, lost to Oakland in Semifinals

Region- 2-6A

Head Coach- Derek Hunt (53-4 in four years at Maryville)

Co-Offensive Coordinators- Derek Hunt and Adam Hendricks

Co-Defensive Coordinators- Kenny Cobble and Nick White

Offense- Multiple

Defense- 4-3

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 11 (7 Off/4 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 130-24

Key Returnees- Trevor Abdella (OL, Sr.), DJ Burks (S, Sr., Appalachian State commit), Zach Braden (DE, Sr.), Cal Grubbs (OL, Jr.), Markel Fortenberry (WR, Sr., Liberty commitment), Carson Jones (QB, Sr., Furman commitment), Braden Hoy (LB, Sr.), Mike Bethea (DE, Sr.)

Key Losses- Parker McGill (RB), Nick Dagel (WR/DB), Lou Burchfield (OLB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Coffee County Raiders

City- Manchester

County- Coffee

Enrollment- 1,716

Last Season’s Record- 4-5

Region- 3-6A

Head Coach- Doug Greene (8-31 overall, 6-13 in two years at Coffee County)

Offensive Coordinator- Doug Greene

Defensive Coordinator- TC Guyer

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (5 Off/3 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2016

Playoff Record- 0-10

Key Returnees- Connor Shemwell (QB, Sr.), Xavier Garcia (OL, Sr.), Connor Heaton (RB, Jr.), Travis Martin (WR/LB,  Jr.), Derrick Scott (DE, Sr.), Tristan Galy (RB/LB, Jr.), Ian Weldon (WR/FS/K, Jr.), Blaine Myers (DE, Soph.)

Key Losses- Matthew Pittman (QB/DB), CJ Anthony (WR/DB), Kelvin Verge (WR/DB), Marshall Haney (RB/DB), Shane Speakman (OT/DT)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Cookeville Cavaliers

City- Cookeville

County- Putnam

Enrollment- 2,265

Last Season’s Record- 6-4

Region- 3-6A

Head Coach- Jimmy Maynord (233-117 overall, 54-36 in eight years at Cookeville)

Offensive Coordinator- John Ledford

Defensive Coordinator- David Foster

Offense- Spread

Defense- Multiple 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 8 (2 Off/6 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 11-21

Key Returnees- Sam Harness (OL, Sr.), Clayton Barrett (DE, Sr.), Mace Thomsen (QB, Jr.), Donovan Sullivan (WR/DB, Sr.), Dontay Dillard (WR/DB, Sr.), Evan Whited (RB/LB, Sr.), Waylon Whited (RB/LB, Sr.), Brock Owen (WR/FS, Jr.), Jayden Baker (WR/SS, Jr.), Jackson Ray (DE, Sr.)

Key Losses- Stockton Owen (QB), Trip Wallace (OL), Wes Delk (OL), Alex Delk (OL), BJ Billen (RB/DB), Ethan Cumby (DL), Marcus Banks (LB), Drew Dyal (LB), Harris Cravens (WR)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Lebanon Blue Devils

City- Lebanon

County- Wilson

Enrollment- 1,594

Last Season’s Record- 5-5

Region- 3-6A

Head Coach- Chuck Gentry (23-19 in four years at Lebanon)

Offensive Coordinator- Dusty Brady

Defensive Coordinator- Shaun Frey

Offense- Multiple/Power Spread

Defense- Multiple 3-4/3-3-5

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 8-20

Key Returnees- Copeland Bradford (LB/FB, Sr.), Devin Green (LB/DB, Sr.), Brandon Martin (DB/RB, Sr.), Jaylen Abston (QB, Jr.), Anthony Crowell (WR/DB/KR, Jr.), Kemontez Logue (WR/DB, Sr.), DeWayne Brown (WR/DB, Sr.), Eli Freeman (OL, Jr.),  Demonte Cook (DL, Jr.), Hayden Rigsby (OL/LS, Sr.)

Key Losses- Jackson Monette (OL), Dequantay Shannon (RB/DB),  Eli Clemmons (DB/QB), Will Seats (TE/LB), Christian Borden (LB/FB), Jacob Belcher (OL), Jesse Montgomery (DB/WR)

Streak Going Into 2021- two-game losing streak

 

Shelbyville Golden Eagles

City- Shelbyville

County- Bedford

Enrollment- 1,512

Last Season’s Record- 7-2

Region- 3-6A

Head Coach- Josh Puckett (68-28 overall, 7-2 in one year at Shelbyville)

Offensive Coordinator- Josh Puckett

Defensive Coordinator- John Dryden

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 14-25

Key Returnees- Kade Cunningham (QB/S, Sr.), Cayden Puckett (ATH, Sr.), Jaden Harper (TE/LB, Sr.),  Laquan Young (RB/LB, Sr.), Gavin Donegan (WR, Sr.), Cam Grogan (S/WR, Sr.), Mason Smith (OL, Sr.), Gharri Brown (DE, Sr.), Lucas White (OL/LB, Sr.), Robert Ross-Mallory (TE/LB, Sr.), Kendall Trice (WR, Sr.), Devonta Edson (DB, Sr.), Ethan Jones (WR/S, Sr.), Jasper House (OL, Jr.)

Key Losses- Elijah Malone (DB/WR), Demarcus Smalls (RB/DB), Steve Sims (OL/DL), Max Hinojosa (OL), Angel Juarez (TE/DL), Marshall Jefferson (OL)

Streak Going Into 2021- two-game winning streak

 

Warren County Pioneers

City- McMinnville

County- Warren

Enrollment- 1,908

Last Season’s Record- 8-3, lost to Mt. Juliet in first round

Region- 3-6A

Head Coach- Matt Turner (12-9 in two years at Warren County)

Offensive Coordinator- Donnie Harris

Defensive Coordinator- Cameron Bond

Offense- Pistol T

Defense- 4-2-5

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 4 (2 Off/2 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 3-10

Key Returnees- Dayton Jernigan (OL/DL, Jr.), Braylon Grayson (RB/LB, Jr.), Eli Cantrell (RB/LB, Sr.), Nate Elrod (QB/FS, Jr.), Ethan Bernhartt (TE/DE, Sr.), Harley Hernandez (WR, Jr.), Will Davis (OL, Jr.), Levi Melton (OL/DT, Jr.), Hunter Pezzimenti (LB, Sr.), Jaythan Pleasant (RB/SS, Soph.), Kaden Rutledge (WR/DB, Jr.), Chandler McCormick (OL, Jr.), Jonathan Martinez (WR/RB, Sr.)

Key Losses- C.J. Taylor (QB,RB/SS), Clay Thompson (DB/QB), Kaden Jordan (OL/DL), Kason Holder (RB/SS), Ryland Holder (RB/MLB), Douglas Wells (OL/DL), Stephen Curtis (K), Dante Elam (WR/FS), Adian Cummins (TE/DE), Bryson Elrod (QB/MLB)

Streak Going Into 2021- three-game losing streak

 

Blackman Blaze

City- Murfreesboro

County- Rutherford

Enrollment- 1,919

Last Season’s Record- 4-6, lost to Hendersonville in first round

Region- 4-6A

Head Coach- Chandler Tygard (10-14 overall, 0-0 in first year at Blackman)

Offensive Coordinator- Chandler Tygard

Co-Defensive Coordinators- Jeff Gierke and Brody Quick

Offense- Air Raid/Spread

Defense- Multiple 3-4

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 21-14

Key Returnees- Kyjier Fuller-Ellmore (DB, Sr.), Kayvon Henderson (DE/TE, Sr.), Charles Gaunt (RB/DB, Sr.), Jaylen Brown (OL/DT, Sr.), Jaylyn Pleasant (RB/DB, Sr.), Du'Mikah Dowdy (WR, Sr.), Justin Brown (WR, Jr.), CJ Steele (LB/TE, Sr.), Jack Risner (QB, Jr.), Adam Hickerson (OL/DT, Sr.)

Key Losses- Drew Beam (QB), Todd Lark (WR/DB), Elijah Smith (OLB), Mark Cooper (WR/DB), Andrew Hudson-Jackson (RB), O’Brien Jackson (OL), John Hartman (OL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Oakland Patriots

City- Murfreesboro

County- Rutherford

Enrollment- 1,866

Last Season’s Record- 15-0, beat Brentwood for 6A state title

Region- 4-6A

Head Coach- Kevin Creasy (160-18 overall, 81-6 in six years at Oakland)

Offensive Coordinator- Kevin Creasy

Defensive Coordinator- Stephen Jackson

Offense- Multiple

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 15 (6 Off/9 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 58-22

Key Returnees- Ethan McLaurin (DE, Sr.), Jordan James (RB, Sr., Georgia commitment), Antonio Patterson (WR, Sr.), Isaiah Horton (WR/DB, Sr., Miami (FL) commitment), Tezjioh Knox (OL, Sr.), Carson Shaw (OL, Sr.), Cameron Floyd (OL, Jr.), AJ Bullard (DE, Sr.), Theron Gaines (DT, Sr.), Caleb Cole (NG, Sr.), Jerrell Franklin (LB, Jr.), Dylan King (DB, Sr.), Eric Taylor (FS, Jr.)

Key Losses-Trey Turk (P/K), Graham Keating (OL), Vic Stephenson (ATH), Kobe Manning (SS), Eddie Willis (FS), Bryson Dobbs (TE), Ian Schlacter (QB), Alex Jones (OL)

Streak Going Into 2021- 15-game winning streak

 

Riverdale Warriors

City- Murfreesboro

County- Rutherford

Enrollment- 1,636

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

Region- 4-6A

Head Coach- Will Kriesky (37-22 in five years at Riverdale)

Offensive Coordinator- Kelly Holcomb

Defensive Coordinator- Zach Rayl

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 70-29

Key Returnees- Jameson Holcomb (QB, Sr.), Elijah Herring (TE/LB, Sr., Tennessee commitment), Alex Mitchell (TE/LB, Sr.), Marcus Lloyd (RB/LB, Sr.), Brandon Connard (RB/DB, Sr., MTSU commitment), Mackey Bonds (WR/DB, Sr.), Najai Watson (DB, Sr., Kentucky Wesleyan commitment), Caleb Herring (LB, Jr.)

Key Losses- C.J. Johnson (WR), Javon Nelson (DE), Xaylyn McKinnie (DB), Jarrod Russel (OL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Rockvale Rockets

City- Rockvale

County- Murfreesboro

Enrollment- 1,979

Last Season’s Record- 1-7

Region- 4-6A

Head Coach- Rick Rice (204-110 overall, 1-17 in two years at Rockvale)

Offensive Coordinator- Ricky Eberlei

Co-Defensive Coordinators- J.D. Gambill and Matthew Delk

Offense- Spread Option

Defense- 3-3-5

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

Last Playoff Appearance- Never Qualified

Playoff Record- 0-0

Key Returnees- Oh Bounphongsy (OL/DL, Sr.), Skylen Bounphongsy (DT, Sr.), Imani Ford (RB, Sr.), Cadence Constant (OL/DL, Sr.), David Pena (OL/DL, Sr.), Landon Starnes (RB, Sr.), Robert Daniel (RB/FS, Jr.), Gabe Lockridge (DB, Sr.), Aidan Falcone (FB/DE, Sr.), Logan Nowacki (QB, Sr.), Anthony Thiphavong (WR/DB, Jr.), Jierre Query (LB, Sr.), Bryce Harrell (WR/OLB, Sr.), Christopher Perry (OL/DL, Sr.)

Key Losses- Jamarie Gaulding (RB/DB), Torrion Kidd (WR/DB), Brandon Vonaphadky (QB/DB), Jay Harris (LB), Maximus Bounphongsy (OL/DL), Hunter Lehman (OL/DL), Kareem Sharif (WR)

Streak Going Into 2021- six-game losing streak

 

Siegel Stars

City- Murfreesboro

County- Rutherford

Enrollment- 1,758

Last Season’s Record- 0-10

Region- 4-6A

Head Coach- Adam Renshaw (43-65 overall, 0-10 in one year at Siegel)

Offensive Coordinator- Adam Renshaw

Defensive Coordinator- Eric Smith

Offense- Spread

Defense- 5-2

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 9 (3 Off/6 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2016

Playoff Record- 6-6

Key Returnees- Braden Kaiser (LB, Sr.), Maddox Purvis (S, Sr.), Rodney Randolph (RB/LB, Sr.), Cory Sims (RB/LB, Jr.), Tracy Shaw (DB/WR, Sr.), Jaylon Thompson (WR/DB, Soph.)

Key Losses- Jalen Moody (DL), Drew Sledge (K), Wes Spann (DL), Karter Johnson (OL), Jack Nedrow (QB), Kendall Martin (RB/WR)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Stewarts Creek Red Hawks

City- Smyrna

County- Rutherford

Enrollment- 1,947

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

Region- 4-6A

Head Coach- Ben Caudill (5-4 in one year at Stewarts Creek)

Offensive Coordinator-Ben Caudill

Defensive Coordinator- John Crosby

Offense- Multiple

Defense- 3-4

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 0-3

Key Returnees- Justin Garcia (DB, Sr.), Tyree Thomas (DB, Sr.), Tayden Mounivong (WR, Jr.), Bryant McAtee (TE/DL, Sr.), Gabe Walker (RB/LB, Sr.), Rashaad Garrett (OL, Sr.), Christian Shearon (DL, Sr.), Nathan Phetsarath (DL, Jr.), Jarian Dunlap (DB, Sr.), Bryan Jackson (OL, Sr.),  A'Sean Chanthalath (LB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Alex Krenk (QB), Jaylen Moore (WR), Blake Bachman (DE/TE), Alton Anthony (OL), Michael Clinton (OLB), Jamison Wilson (DL), Haidyn Davis (DL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

 

 

Beech Buccaneers

City- Hendersonville

County- Sumner

Enrollment- 1,638

Last Season’s Record- 9-2, lost to Summit in 5A Quarterfinals

Region- 5-6A

Head Coach- Anthony Crabtree (146-52 in 16 years at Beech)

Offensive Coordinator- Anthony Crabtree

Defensive Coordinator- Bill Alexander

Offense- Multiple I

Defense- 50

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 9 (3 Off/6 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 33-24

Key Returnees- Bryson Reeves (OL/LB, Jr.), Bronco Hanks (LB/FB, Jr.), Jackson Long (TE/LB, Sr., Tulane commitment), Austyn Keen (TE/DE, Sr.), Andrew Paige (WR, Sr.), Patrick Hill (RB, Sr.), Tyler Nix (SS/WR, Jr.), JP Courtney (DB/WR, Jr.), Darius Johnson (RB/LB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Tysean Jefferson (RB),  Jake McClure (OL/DL), Logan Simms (OL/DL), Cameron McClanahan (FB/LB), Xaviere Jones (QB),  Maverick McKeever (OL),  Carter Flatt (DL), Tanner Seeley (TE/ DL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Clarksville Wildcats

City- Clarksville

County- Montgomery

Enrollment- 1,518

Last Season’s Record- 5-5, lost to Northeast in 5A second round

Region- 5-6A

Head Coach- Isaac Shelby (61-62 overall, 33-42 in seven years at Clarksville)

Offensive Coordinator- Issac Shelby

Defensive Coordinator- Taylor Stanley

Offense- Spread Option

Defense- 4-3

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 9-19

Key Returnees- Chris Bagatini (RB, Sr.), Davin Garringer (QB, Jr.), Jamar Carnell (RB, Jr.), Robert Riley (WR, Jr.), Rayshawn Bowling (DB, Sr.), Jordan Kennedy (OL/DT, Sr.), Jakobie Watkins (OL/DT, Sr.), Ja’Mauri  Cobbs (RB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Nick Edwards (OL), Coltyn Stansberry (OL), Harrison Trice (LB), Neko Clark (WR)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Gallatin Green Wave

City- Gallatin

County- Sumner

Enrollment- 1,754

Last Season’s Record- 4-7, lost to Clarksville in 5A first round

Region- 5-6A

Head Coach- Chad Watson (28-27 overall, 13-9 in two years at Gallatin)

Offensive Coordinator- Steven Clemons

Defensive Coordinator- Chad Broadrick

Offense- Multiple

Defense- 4-2-5

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 14 (5 Off/9 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 51-37

Key Returnees- James Carter (RB/S, Sr.), Markelos Owens (RB/LB, Sr.), ZJ Johnson (TE/LB, Sr.), Eli Harris (RB/DL, Sr.), Luke Cook (WR/S, Jr.), Cash Boone (WR/DB, Sr.), Daniel Phillips (WR/S, Sr.), Dee Sullivan (ATH/DB, Sr.), Preston Mincey (OL/DL, Sr.), Jarryn Nevels (OL/DL, Jr.), Parker Brown (QB/S, Sr.)

Key Losses- Jaylen Grimmett (WR/DB), Steven Halcomb (RB/LB), Montez Banks (QB/DB), Zion Robb (OL/DL), Max Wingert (OL/LB), Nick Kemp (OL/DL), Mason Stanley (QB), Corey Hambright (RB/DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Hendersonville Commandos

City- Hendersonville

County- Sumner

Enrollment- 1,561

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

Region- 5-6A

Head Coach- James Beasley (22-14 in three years at Hendersonville)

Offensive Coordinator- Anthony Lake

Defensive Coordinator- James Beasley

Offense- Wing T

Defense- 50/Odd Front

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 36-20

Key Returnees- Ellis Ellis (ATH/DB, Sr.), Donnell Brown (OL/DL, Sr.), Jack Busey (TE/DE, Sr.), Jameson Wharton (DB/WR, Sr.), Kyle Duvall (OL/DL, Jr.), Jaden Thorton (OL/DE, Sr.), Anthony Christian (LB/TE, Sr.), Luke Manning (QB, Sr.), Torin Baker (RB/DB, Sr.), Jack Brown (FB/DB, Sr.), Mason Lilly (OL/DL, Soph.), Stevin Mack (RB/LB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Brent Rowe (RB/DB), Keion Stafford (RB/DB), Nevin DeGraaf (DB/SE), Stevie Mack (LB/RB) John Rucks (OL/DL), Andrew Martin (K), Josh Ferguson (DB/RB), Marcus Jacques (OL/DL

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Rossview Hawks

City- Clarksville

County- Montgomery

Enrollment- 1,904

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

Region- 5-6A

Head Coach- Todd Hood (67-51 overall, 21-20 in four years at Rossview)

Offensive Coordinator- Henry Mitchell

Defensive Coordinator- Josh McKillop

Offense- Spread

Defense- Multiple

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 7-9

Key Returnees- Sam Brown (SS, Sr.), Seneca Bradley (LB, Sr.), Garrett Diemel (QB, Jr.), Brandon Rushing (RB/LB, Jr.), Jamel Burney (WR/DB, Jr.),  Brison Wall (WR/DB, Jr.), Dustin Chavis (OL/DE, Soph.), RJ McNeil (WR/SS, Jr.)

Key Losses- Aaron Bolster (WR/DB), Samuel Harding (WR), Cameron Everitt (OL), Coleman Wood (OL), Seth Clayton (OL), Mark-Anthony Prescott (LB), Austin Gibbs (OLB), Justin Williams (FS), Jeremiah Gilbert (DE), Corey Bolster (DE), Ashton Chavis (DT)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

West Creek Coyotes

City- Clarksville

County- Montgomery

Enrollment- 1,595

Last Season’s Record- 2-7

Region- 5-6A

Head Coach- James Figueroa (12-37 in five years at West Creek)

Offensive Coordinator- Kyle Sperling

Defensive Coordinator- Rob Gallowitz

Offense- Spread

Defense- 4-2-5

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2010

Playoff Record- 0-1

Key Returnees- Cavin Roberson (WR, Sr.), Veshon Jackson (WR/DB, Sr.),  Najawn Wright (LB, Jr.), Nate Conley (LB, Jr.), Kayden Pace (QB, Jr.), Montell Richardson (LB/RB, Jr.), Octavious Mahogany (WR/FS, Jr.), Quinton Wagner (WR/DB, Jr.), Scott Albertson (OL, Jr.), Zeshaun Hudson (OL, Jr.)

Key Losses- TiAnthony Wargner (QB), Jameel Maan (RB/LB), Terrence Brown (WR/DB), Verron Greene (OL/LB), Charles Hutchinson (WR/DB), Khalil Laury (WR), DeAndrew Todd (OL/DL), Xavier Crouch (OL/DL)

Streak Going Into 2021- two-game losing streak

 

Antioch Bears

City- Antioch

County- Davidson

Enrollment- 1,913

Last Season’s Record- 1-5

Region- 6-6A

Head Coach- Ian Marshall (1-15 in two years at Antioch)

Offensive Coordinator- Ian Marshall

Defensive Coordinator- Ian Marshall

Offense- Multiple

Defense- Multiple

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2016

Playoff Record- 4-14

Key Returnees- Aaron Shelton (DB, Sr.), Josiah Smith (LB/FB, Jr.), Donovan Davis (RB/DB, Sr.), Bryan Blanco (OL, Sr.), Atticus Kowalski (OL, Jr.), Jose Lago (DL, Sr.), Devin Tusie (QB/LB, Soph.)

Key Losses- Patrick Watts (LB), Jonathon Hailey (WR/FS), Andrew Brown (RB/DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Cane Ridge Ravens

City- Antioch

County- Davidson

Enrollment- 1,717

Last Season’s Record- 3-4, lost to Brentwood in first round

Region- 6-6A

Head Coach- Eddie Woods (71-32 overall, 55-15 in six years at Cane Ridge)

Offensive Coordinator- Eddie Woods

Defensive Coordinator- Mose Phillips

Offense- Spread

Defense- Multiple

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 8-9

Key Returnees- Eric Gaston (LB/OL, Sr., Memphis commitment), Byron Davis (DB, Jr.), Juan Moulden (DT, Jr.), Derrick Moore (LB, Jr.), Mose Phillips III (FS/WR, Jr.), Maliek Campbell (RB, Jr.), Reggie Goodloe (WR/RB, Jr.), Malik King (OL, Jr.), Darryl Moulden (OL, Jr.)

Key Losses- Quenton Barnes (WR), Quanterious Lusk (OT/DT),  Kenneth Beard (DB), Xayvion Clemmons (QB), Tyroid Good (WR), Michael Diatta (OLB/OT), Jaylon Johnson (OLB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Dickson County Cougars

City- Dickson

County- Dickson

Enrollment- 1,535

Last Season’s Record- 1-9

Region- 6-6A

Head Coach- Greg Burns (1-9 in one year at Dickson County)

Offensive Coordinator- Greg Burns

Defensive Coordinator- Greg Burns

Offense- Spread

Defense- 4-3

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2012

Playoff Record- 14-27

Key Returnees- Tony Hampton (WR/DB, Sr.), Colbey Lamberth (QB, Jr.), Clinton Shrader (WR/S, Sr.), Don Dunning (RB/LB, Sr.), Drew Rymer (WR/LB, Sr.), John Wade (DE, Sr.), Douglas Ultch (WR/DB, Sr.), Gill Parish (OL, Sr.), Makaleb Frazier (DL, Soph.)

Key Losses- Zeke Bell (OL/DL), Enoch Terlecki (OLB/WR), Kaden Thomas (WR/FS), Jaiden Page (OL/DL), Jaydon Carter (OL/DL)

Streak Going Into 2021- seven-game losing streak

 

John Overton Bobcats

City- Nashville

County- Davidson

Enrollment- 1,973

Last Season’s Record- 1-3

Region- 6-6A

Head Coach- Arcentae Broome (104-87 overall, 0-0 in first year at Overton)

Co-Offensive Coordinators- Thomas Collins and Adam Taylor

Defensive Coordinator-Arcentae Broome

Offense- Spread

Defense- Even Front

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2016

Playoff Record- 21-23

Key Returnees- Jacob Dalrymple-Boyd (OL/DL, Sr.), Javon Lawrence (OL/DL, Sr.), Jevon Edmondson (RB/WR/SS, Jr.), Abdi Ali (OL/DL, Sr.), Jaylon Griggs (WR/RB/DB, Jr.), Bryson True (RB/QB/DB, Jr.), Yancy Jefferson (RB/WR/DB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Robert Corbin (DB/WR), Mycheal Yates (RB/LB), Jabarius Wynn (LB/RB), EJ Ford (SS/TE), Thedrick Harris (LB), Olin Felt (OL/DL), Cannon Carpenter (WR/DB), Eliel Hernandez (OL/DL), Zack Baker (SS/RB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

LaVergne Wolverines

City- LaVergne

County- Rutherford

Enrollment- 1,859

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

Region- 6-6A

Head Coach- Mike Woodward (51-69 overall, 5-6 in one year at LaVergne)

Offensive Coordinator- Mike Woodward

Defensive Coordinator- Bobby Magna

Offense- Multiple

Defense- 4-2-5

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 5 (2 Off/3 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 3-8

Key Returnees- Ellington Anderson (LB, Sr.), Terrell Smith (TE/DE, Sr.), Elijah Prather (OL/DL, Jr.), Cedric Cartwright (QB/DB, Jr.), David Waters (RB/DB, Jr.), Zante Clark (RB/LB, Jr.), Kahlil Nesmith (WR/DB, Jr.), Brandon Alexander (OL/DL, Jr.), Quentin Carroll (FB/LB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Dylan Morales (OL), Tavarius Battle (RB/LB), Lavandrea Webb (QB), Ray Banner (RB), Kavian Taylor (RB/DB), Eric Gooch (DB), Puk Puk (OL/DE), Gelon Nation (OL/NG), Chris King (WR/DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- three-game losing streak

 

McGavock Raiders

City- Nashville

County- Davidson

Enrollment- 2,256

Last Season’s Record- 1-5

Region- 6-6A

Head Coach- Fred Burnette (0-0 in first year at McGavock)

Offensive Coordinator- Fred Burnette

Defensive Coordinator- Maurice Harris

Offense- ProDefense- 4-3

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 3-24

Key Returnees- Javon Ekuaze (DE, Jr.), Jaylin Crosslin Jones (OL, Sr.), Isaiah Burns (WR/DB, Sr.), Markellus Bass (WR/DB, Jr.), Jose Dominguez (OL, Sr.), Chris Lacy (RB/LB, Sr.), Stephen Tharp (LB, Jr.), Demetrius Bell (WR/DB, Jr.), Eden Sam (OL, Jr.)

Key Losses- Andrew Tucker (WR/DB), Cameron Quinn (OT/DT), Jamin Eddings (DT), Devin Griffin (WR/DB), Daniel Pierce (TE/DE), Kenneth Young (OL/DL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game winning streak

 

Smyrna Bulldogs

City- Smyrna

County- Rutherford

Enrollment- 2,043

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

Region- 6-6A

Head Coach- Matt Williams (87-62 in 13 years at Smyrna)

Offensive Coordinator- Steve Williams

Defensive Coordinator- Gabe Villarreal

Offense- Spread No Huddle

Defense- 4-2-5

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 27-23

Key Returnees- Jeremiah Bailey (TE/DL, Sr.), Landon Miller (QB, Jr.), Jayden Marable (DL/TE, Jr.), Clayton Mayo (OL/DL, Sr.), B.J. Benthall (LB/RB, Sr.), K.J. Whitney (WR/DB, Sr.), Jaiden Jones (WR/DB, Sr.), Teekas Minis (WR/DB, Sr.), Daniel Laquart (LB, Sr,), Arian Carter (RB/LB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Kellar Williams (OL), Brady Collins (LB/TE), Josh Jones (DB/RB), Emerson Combs (WR/DB), Jamir Eaton (RB/DB), Zion Rucker (DL), Matt Keener (OL), Carter Cook (OL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Brentwood Bruins

City- Brentwood

County- Williamson

Enrollment- 1,687

Last Season’s Record- 11-4, lost to Oakland in title game

Region- 7-6A

Head Coach- Clint Finch (0-0 in first year at Brentwood)

Offensive Coordinator- Clint Finch

Defensive Coordinator- Michael Kane

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 5 (2 Off/3 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance-  2020

Playoff Record- 39-23

Key Returnees- Aaron Walton (TE, Sr.), Sam Beasley (OL, Sr.), Seth Carter (LB, Sr.), Jake Brock (SS, Sr.), Carter Patton (DB, Sr.), Davis White (QB, Sr.), Scott Collins (RB, Sr.), Holt Jackson (LB, Sr.), Kyle Green (WR, Jr.)

Key Losses- Cade Granzow (QB), Walker Merrill (WR), Luke Walters (RB), John Howse (DB/WR), James Lowe (NG), Spencer Rich (LB),  Hayden Wilhelm (LB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Centennial Cougars

City- Franklin

County- Williamson

Enrollment- 1,571

Last Season’s Record- 2-7

Region- 7-6A

Head Coach- Matt Kriesky (40-36 overall, 23-30 in five years at Centennial)

Offensive Coordinator- Jim Glover

Defensive Coordinator- Matt Kriesky

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2017

Playoff Record- 11-9

Key Returnees- Joe Nelson (DB, Sr.), Jeremiah Scruggs (DL, Sr.), Keegen Scruggs (DL, Soph.), Kofi Boggs (WR/DB, Soph.), Brendon Jones (QB, Jr.),  Josh Forsee (RB/LB, Sr.), Cannon Plowman (WR/DB, Sr.), Mike Sangster (OL/DL, Sr.), Graham Bendorf (OL, Jr.), Gary Roberts (OL, Jr.)

Key Losses- Tucker Tremayne (WR/DB), Alexander Johnson (OL/DL), Cooper Allen (RB/LB), Eli Cornett (RB/DB), Conor Kimbro (OL), Gage Weir (DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- four-game losing streak

 

Franklin Admirals

City- Franklin

County- Williamson

Enrollment- 1,653

Last Season’s Record- 7-6, lost to Brentwood in Quarterfinals

Region- 7-6A

Head Coach- Alex Melton (0-0 in first year at Franklin)

Offensive Coordinator- Lance White

Defensive Coordinator- Alex Melton

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 28-25

Key Returnees- Fisher Anderson (OL, Sr., Stanford commitment), Patrick Jones (OL, Jr.), Bryce Sparks (RB, Sr.), Clay Crowder (DL, Sr.), Cooper Brown (DB, Jr.), Shane Siffard (DL, Sr.)

Key Losses- Jason Amsler (OL), Journey Keen (DL), D.J. Durham (LB), Carson RePass (WR), Connor Beavon (QB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Independence Eagles

City- Thompson Station

County- Williamson

Enrollment- 1,874

Last Season’s Record- 7-3, lost to Brentwood in Quarterfinals

Region- 7-6A

Head Coach- Scott Blade (142-50 overall, 70-30 in eight years at Independence)

Offensive Coordinator- Scott Blade

Defensive Coordinator- Jeff Veeder

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 20-11

Key Returnees- Sam Henke (K, Sr.), Tommy Monohan (DE, Sr.), River Katina (WR/DB, Sr.), Tre Hartwell (RB, Jr.), Tyler Lockwood (WR, Jr.), Austin Watson (OL, Sr.), Cam Smith (OL/DL, Sr.)

Key Losses-Jaxson Campbell (QB), Brigham Morrical (WR/DB), Josh Amor (LB), Ethan Pickering (LB), Cooper Allan (P), Eli Andresen (OL), Will Manis (OL), Justin Myles (OL), Cade Hollingsworth (OL/DT)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Ravenwood Raptors

City- Brentwood

County- Williamson

Enrollment- 1,746

Last Season’s Record- 6-5, lost to Franklin in second round

Region- 7-6A

Head Coach- Will Hester (68-50 overall, 0-0 in first year at Ravenwood)

Offensive Coordinator- Matt Duncan

Defensive Coordinator- Steve Reese

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 30-10

Key Returnees- Greg Bafalis (OL/DL, Sr.), Roman Bundza (OL/DL, Sr.), Trent Baldwin (OL/DL, Jr.), JT Smitherman (RB/WR, Sr.), Myles Pollard (DB, Sr., Michigan commitment), Isaac Rollins (DB, Sr.), Liam Fernandez (OL/DL, Sr.)

Key Losses- Jake Briningstool (TE), Junior Colson (LB), Damon Owens (LB/DB), Ben Severance (DB), Bryce Smith (DB), Trevor Andrews (QB), Conner Pace (RB/FB), Zack Maaske (DL), Ross Johnston (WR), Owen Davis (LB), Brenden Reed (DL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Summit Spartans

City- Spring Hill

County- Williamson

Enrollment- 1,562

Last Season’s Record- 14-1, beat Oak Ridge for 5A state title

Region- 7-6A

Head Coach- Brian Coleman (61-36 overall, 53-22 in seven years at Summit)

Offensive Coordinator- Brian Coleman

Defensive Coordinator- Kirk Taylor

Offense- Wing T

Defense- 3-4

Returning Starters on Offense/Defense- 13 (8 Off/5 Def)

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 11-4

Key Returnees- Destin Wade (QB, Sr., Kentucky commitment), Keaten Wade (RB/LB, Sr., Kentucky commitment), Mathew Mullen (OL, Sr.), Ty Garber (OL, Sr.), Brady Pierce (S/P, Sr.), John Dippold (RB, Sr.), Tanner Shake (WR, Sr.), Cooper Koch (OL, Sr.), Jack Bauer (OL, Sr.), Ryan Smith (OL, Sr.), Maddox Reed (DL, Sr.), Mason Richardson (DL, Sr.), Jacob Turner (LB, Sr.), Brandon King (WR/RB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Jesse Brimeyer (NG), Gavin Wells (LB), Caleb Jolley (LB), Konata Werts (DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- 11-game winning streak

 

Arlington Tigers

City- Arlington

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 2,157

Last Season’s Record- 5-5, lost to Collierville in second round

Region- 8-6A

Head Coach- Vic Shivers (44-46 overall, 0-0 in first year at Arlington)

Offensive Coordinator- Vic Shivers

Defensive Coordinator- Craig Salley

Offense- Pro

Defense- 3-4

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 3-12

Key Returnees- John Davis (RB, Sr.), Jackson Powers (DL, Sr.), Gabriel Torres (WR, Jr.), Logan Patton (DL, Sr.),  Spencer Pruett (WR, Sr.),  Carter Wood (LB, Jr.), Brady Garlock (DB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Jake Golday (LB/RB), Cannon Linebaugh (LB/WR), Dylan Keith (LB/WR), Isaac Jordan (OL/DL), Zach Baker (QB), Chancellor Pernell (OL), Jack Myers (DL), Alex Maddox (OL/DL), Braxton Tompkins (DB/WR), Jackson Ward (OL/DL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Bartlett Panthers

City- Bartlett

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 2,768

Last Season’s Record- 8-2, lost to Brentwood in Semifinals

Region- 8-6A

Head Coach- Lance Tucker (90-48 overall, 14-7 in two years at Bartlett)

Offensive Coordinator- Lance Tucker

Defensive Coordinator- Matt Gore

Offense- Multiple

Defense- 4-2-5

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020  

Playoff Record- 14-21

Key Returnees- Will Matthews (QB, Sr.), Ahmani Davis (WR, Sr.), Bryton Kearny (WR, Sr.), Jordan Reed (WR, Sr.), Sam Marquez (OL, Jr.), Harrison Reaves (DE, Sr.), David Milburn (LB, Soph.), Will Bantom (DT, Sr.), Devin Rutherford (DB, Soph.), Isaiah Cobbs (DB/WR, Soph.), Jeremiah Reed (WR, Soph.)

Key Losses- Malik McDaniel (OT/DT), Caleb Gross (OL), Thomas Jones (S), Walt Tucker (QB), DJ Jones (WR), Jaylen Grantham (DT), Marico Smith (S), Robert Giaimo (RB), Trashawn Martin (DB), Justin Jefferson (LB), Bryan Whitehead (LB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Collierville Dragons

City- Collierville

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 2,865

Last Season’s Record- 5-4, lost to Bartlett in Quarterfinals

Region- 8-6A

Head Coach- Joe Rocconi (78-117 overall, 10-10 in two years at Collierville)

Offensive Coordinator- Joe Rocconi

Defensive Coordinator- Nick Marchy

Offense- Multiple

Defense- 4-3

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 21-31

Key Returnees- Hudson Hollenbeck (K/P, Sr.), Troy Martin (RB, Sr.), Tyler Collier (WR, Sr.), Brayden Hendricks (LB/TE, Sr.),Ian Falkner (OL/DL, Sr.), John Hampton (WR, Sr.),Antonio Chambers (DE, Sr.), Harrison Craig (S, Sr.), Donovan Mathena (LB/DE, Sr.), Jaden McKinney (DL/OL, Jr.)

Key Losses- Scottie Alexander (WR), Ethan Hassler (OLB/DE/TE), Noah Upchurch (OL), Alston Elam (DB), Gavin Turfler (OL), Davinci Floyd (DL/OL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Cordova Wolves

City- Cordova

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 2,252

Last Season’s Record- (0-0, didn’t play in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic, was 4-7 in 2019)

Region- 8-6A

Head Coach- Marcus Wimberly (92-68 overall, 11-11 in two years at Cordova)

Offensive Coordinator- Marcus Wimberly

Defensive Coordinator- Terrance Ayers

Offense- Multiple

Defense- 3-4

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 6-15

Key Returnees- Jeremiah Jordan (DB, Sr.), Dylan Jackson (ATH, Jr.), Cristopher Randolph (DB, Sr.),  Jarel Savage (LB, Sr.)

Key Losses- Cameron Wimberly (ATH), Derrick Small (LB), Aaren Alexander (OL), Brandon Mackey (RB), Rommie Vasser III (WR), Jose Barajas (OL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

Germantown Red Devils

City- Germantown

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 1,984

Last Season’s Record-(0-0, didn’t play in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic, was 2-9 in 2019)

Region- 8-6A

Head Coach- Gene Robinson (27-9 overall, 0-0 in first year at Germantown)

Offensive Coordinator- Amir Gant

Defensive Coordinator- Errol Harmon

Offense- Spread

Defense- 3-4

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 56-31

Key Returnees- Malik Young (QB/ATH, Sr.), Myles Saulsberry (DL, Sr.), Merrion Claybrooks (LB, Sr.), Joshua Davis (RB, Jr.), Kody Jones (ATH, Sr., Michigan commitment), Raquon Williams (WR, Sr.), Reginald Garrison (WR, Sr.),  Arthur Vaughn (OL, Sr.), Marcus James (OL, Sr.)

Key Losses- Cole Cocroft (DL), Gerald Salter (DL), TJ Tate (QB/ATH), Landon Rhodes (OL), Micheal King (WR), Brandon Partee (DB)

Streak Going Into 2021- five-game losing streak

 

Houston Mustangs

City- Germantown

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 2,018

Last Season’s Record- 5-6, lost to Bartlett in second round

Region- 8-6A

Head Coach- James Thomas (28-9 in four years at Houston)

Offensive Coordinator- Ronnie Thompson

Defensive Coordinator- James Thomas

Offense- Multiple

Defense- 4-2-5

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

Last Playoff Appearance- 2020

Playoff Record- 16-18

Key Returnees- Ben Stegall (RB/LB, Sr.), Will Stegall (WR/DB, Sr.), Christian Crew (LB, Sr.), Luke Needham (OL, Jr.), Dylan Frulla (OL, Sr.), Brady Weatherly (LB, Jr.), Matt Hoffman (DL, Sr.)

Key Losses- Harrison Wilkes (OL/DL), RH Frankland (WR/LB), Gray Nischwitz (QB), Darby Smith (WR/DB), Carson Gold (WR/DB), Jaylin Lee (OL/DL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one -game losing streak

 

Whitehaven Tigers

City- Memphis

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 1,601

Last Season’s Record- (0-0, didn’t play in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic, was 10-2 in 2019)

Region- 8-6A

Head Coach- Rodney Saulsberry (168-39 in 16 years at Whitehaven)

Co-Offensive Coordinators- Clarence Dillard and Dustin Bauman

Co-Defensive Coordinators- Derrick Bobo and Charles Mitchell

Offense- Multiple

Defense- 50

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 48-25

Key Returnees- Taylor Williams (OL/DL, Sr.), JaQuez Bradley (DB/WR, Sr.), Derrius Boddie (RB, Sr.), Eddie Chalmers Jr., (OL/DL, Sr.), Ricky Wilson (DL, Sr.), AJ Robinson (DB, Sr.), Jamal Mooney (OL, Jr.), DeMario Smith (DB/WR, Jr.), Joe Williams (RB/LB, Soph.), Zerius Ziggy Short (ATH, Soph.)

Key Losses- Alexander Whitmore (LB/FB), Marcus Taylor (RB), Jamal Graham (OL), Abdoul Ba (K), Jamal Frazier (LB/RB), Tyran Gregory (LB/FB), Renajah McCray (DB/WR), Bailey Henderson (OL)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

 

White Station Spartans

City- Memphis

County- Shelby

Enrollment- 1,990

Last Season’s Record-(0-0, didn’t play in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic, was 7-5 in 2019)

Region- 8-6A

Head Coach- Reid Yarbrough (7-5 in one year at White Station)

Offensive Coordinator- Roland Williams

Defensive Coordinator- Bob Alberson

Offense- Spread

Defense- 4-2-5

Last Playoff Appearance- 2019

Playoff Record- 28-19

Key Returnees- Shamari Covington (WR/S, Sr.), Braylen Ragland (QB, Jr.), Geordan White (LB/RB, Sr.), Mario Robinson (LB/RB, Sr.), Drew Collins (DL/OL, Jr.), LaMarious Robinson (LB, Jr.), Joey Lyons (WR/S, Jr.), Kenneth Berry (DB/WR, Sr.), Jaylon Jones (OL/DL, Jr.), Bobby Burnett (OL/DL, Jr.), Chris McBee (DE, Soph.), Ahmare Holt (DL/RB, Soph.), Greg Mangle (WR/DB, Jr.)

Key Losses- Greg Rubin (WR/DB), Jaylen Caver (RB), Jeremy Boyland (LB), Brandon Harris (WR/KR/PR), Daniel Gwin (LB), Cameron Blaylock (OL/DL), Kris Peat (OL/DE), Cejai Parson (S), Dwight Holmes (QB), James Wingo (OL/DL), Reggie Brown (LB/RB)

Streak Going Into 2021- one-game losing streak

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Donovan Stewart is entering his 26th season covering high school football and his 10th year of covering the entire state of Tennessee. He is also the Media Director for the Tennessee Football Coaches Association (TnFCA).

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