Coach: Ron Crawford, first season
Last season: 2-8
Players to watch: Carson Croy, Sr. QB — Tallied 1,985 yards from scrimmage and 12 total touchdowns a season ago; Ahmad Arnold, Sr. RB/LB — Physical 6-foot-4, 215-pound Samford commitment hopes to bounce back from ACL tear suffered last winter on the basketball court; Spencer Schwartz, Sr. WR/DB — State meet qualifier in track and field and the team’s top-returning tackler (46) last season; John Robertson, Sr. RB/WB/DB/KR — Versatile athlete was team’s leading rusher a season ago, tallying 429 yards and a touchdown while averaging more than five yards per carry.
Quote: “I would say the kids are just like the kids I left three years ago. The challenge for us is always going to be do we have enough linemen and do we have enough athleticism? For us a premium has to be put on execution, taking care of the football and being unique in the kicking game. All of those things — how we built it before — we’ve got to go back and reconstruct that.” — Brentwood coach Ron Crawford, who won a state title (2002) during his first coaching stint with the Bruins (2002-11).
Schedule (*region): Aug. 21 Independence 7 p.m.; Aug. 28 at Ravenwood 7 p.m.; *Sept. 4 at Rossview 7 p.m.; Sept. 11 Franklin 7 p.m.; *Sept. 18 Dickson Co. 7 p.m.; *Sept. 25 at Clarksville Northeast 7 p.m.; *Oct. 2 at West Creek 7 p.m.; *Oct. 9 Centennial 7 p.m.; *Oct. 23 at Henry County 7:30 p.m.; *Oct. 30 Clarksville 7 p.m.