DONELSON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Region: Division II-A East/Middle District 1
Coach: Dennis Goodwin, 23rd season
Last season: 9-3, lost to BGA in DII-A quarterfinals
Players to watch: Shannon Fayne, Sr. RB/DB — Team’s top returning rusher churned out 651 yards and 12 TDs while registering 40 tackles and two forced fumbles; Jacob Berti, Sr. DB/WR — Notched 48 tackles and a team-leading four interceptions while making 15 catches in 2014; Michael Flowers, Sr. OL/DL — 6-foot-2, 325-pound two-way lineman recorded 40 tackles and three sacks in an injury-shortened 2014 campaign; Dujuan Buie, Sr. WR/DB — 2014 all-region selection hauled in a team-leading 31 receptions for 363 yards and a TD; Jaydon Walker, Jr. RB/DB — Gained 341 yards and four touchdowns rushing.
Quote: “Our biggest issue, like a lot of schools our size, is depth. Our front is really inexperienced so we’re trying to piece that together. Our skill people, that’s where all of our experience is. Our quarterback (Carson Gribble) is moving over from tight end, so there’ll be a learning curve for him, but our backs and receivers have some great game experience. That by far is the strength at this point.” — DCA coach Dennis Goodwin
Schedule (*region): Aug. 21 Howard, 7 p.m.; Aug. 28 Jackson Christian, 7 p.m.; Sept. 4 at Franklin Road Academy, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 11 at Lancaster Christian, 7:30 p.m.; *Sept. 18 at King’s Academy, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 25 Christian Academy of Knoxville, 7 p.m.; *Oct. 2 Webb School of Knoxville, 7 p.m.; *Oct. 16 at Friendship Christian, 7 p.m.; *Oct. 23 at Davidson Academy, 7 p.m.; *Oct. 30 Mt. Juliet Christian, 7 p.m.