Last season Fulton claimed its fourth state championship in the last decade and its first under head coach Rob Black.
Fulton returns quarterback Penny Smith, playmaker Xavier Hawkins, most of its massive offensive line and All-State running back Daryl Rollins.
“Hey I just run behind my blockers, Michael Scates, Akeem Cooperwood, Tyler Stokes,” said running back Daryl Rollins. “Just run behind my big boys and usually they just guide me to the endzone.”
“Akeem is 6’7″, 327 pounds, Michael is about 6’5″ or 6’6″ and weighs about 291 so, some pretty large guys,” said head coach Rob Black of his offensive line.
With all that size and talent, colleges will be watching the Falcons closely.
Fulton has beefed up its non-district schedule this year taking on 6A schools Farragut and Bearden, 5A Powell and Kentucky’s Christian County.
Thurs. Aug 22 at Powell
Aug. 30 at Bearden
Sep. 6 at Austin East
Sep. 13 vs. Farragut