Coach: Howard Stone, fourth season
Last season: 6-5, fell to Beech in first round of Class 5A playoffs
Players to watch:
Orrin Delk, Sr. QB — Threw for more than 1,200 yards and had close to 400 on the ground. Ryan Wagner, Jr. OL Started all 11 games a season ago. Jay Pillow, Sr. RB/DB — Racked up 770 total yards last season as a reserve, but should carry the load this fall. Jalen Joyce, Sr. DE — Three-year starter, registering 35 tackles and four sacks.
Quote: “There’s handful of teams that we play that are awfully talented when you look at LaVergne, Independence and Stewarts Creek. Time to grow up? We’re going to have to grow up under fire. We just have to work hard, and we’re going to have little room for error. We’ve got to be on cue every play every Friday night to be in position to win ball games.” — Columbia coach Howard Stone.
Schedule (* – region)
Aug. 21 Giles County 7 p.m.; Aug. 28 at Dickson County 7 p.m.; *Sept. 4 LaVergne 7 p.m.; Sept. 11 at Lawrence County 7 p.m.; *Sept. 18 Stewarts Creek 7 p.m.; *Oct. 2 at Franklin County 7 p.m.; *Oct. 9 at Lincoln County 7 p.m.; *Oct. 16 Independence 7 p.m.; *Oct. 23 Shelbyville 7 p.m.; *Oct. 30 at Summit 7 p.m.