Region: Division II-A East/Middle District 2
Coach: Jonathan Quinn, second season
Last season: 5-7, fell to Webb School of Knoxville in DII-A quarterfinals
Players to watch:
Kyle Gilbert, Sr. QB/LB/P — Spent time at quarterback and wide receiver a season ago, tallying 1,691 yards from scrimmage and 14 total touchdowns; also garnered district Special Teams Player of the Year honors as a punter. Ian Kane, So. G/DT — Registered 59 tackles and two sacks. Hayden Hollingsworth, Sr. WR/DB — 2014 all-district selection led team with 56 receptions for 947 yards and seven TDs. Jackson Broadwell, Sr. WR/DB — 5-foot-11, 175-pounder had 26 catches for 359 yards and four TDs. Zach Swinea, Sr. RB/LB — 5-foot-10, 175-pounder led team in rushing with 550 yards and 14 TDs.
Quote: “I’ve seen a lot of guys that definitely have a better grasp than they did last year at this time with it being their second year in the program and my second year as the head coach. We were a young team last year, but those kids are a year older and we have a good senior class of skill guys that played a lot last year.” — Davidson Academy coach Jonathan Quinn, whose team returns nine starters on both sides of the ball.
Schedule (* – region)
Aug. 21 Friendship Christian 7 p.m.; Aug. 28 Watertown 7 p.m.; Sept. 4 Whitwell 7 p.m.; Sept. 11 at Chattanooga Christian 7 p.m.; Sept. 25 at Concord Christian 7:30 p.m.; *Oct. 2 at Battle Ground Academy 7 p.m.; Oct. 9 at Jackson Christian 7 p.m.; *Oct. 16 Franklin Road Academy 7 p.m.; Oct. 23 Donelson Christian Academy 7 p.m.; *Oct. 30 at Ezell-Harding 7 p.m.