Coach: Craig Clayton, fourth season
Last year: 14-1, fell to Knoxville West in Class 5A championship
Players to watch:
Malique Fleming, Sr. LB/S/TE — Mercer commitment and 2014 Tennessean All-Midstate selection registered 87 tackles with a team-high six interceptions — three of which were returned for TDs. Jay King, Sr. WR — Hauled in 41 receptions for a team-leading 742 yards and nine touchdowns. Ben Hutch, Jr. DT — Has offers from Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Kentucky. Deandre Alexander, Sr. RB — Team’s top returning rusher racked up nearly 1,000 all-purpose yards. Javonta Wiggins, So. LB.
Quote: “Defensively, the only thing I’m worried about right now is our secondary. Our front seven is really good, and when Malique (Fleming) plays in the box our front eight is really good. I think they’ll be as good as last year — with the exception of a Kyle Phillips — but they’re more physical than we were a year ago.” — coach Craig Clayton.
Schedule (* – region)
Aug. 22 Pearl-Cohn (at Vanderbilt) 7 p.m.; Aug. 28 Oakland 7 p.m.; *Sept. 4 Station Camp 7 p.m.; Sept. 11 at Riverdale 7 p.m.; *Sept. 18 Hendersonville 7 p.m.; *Sept. 25 at Cane Ridge 7 p.m.; *Oct. 2 at Glencliff 7 p.m.; *Oct. 16 Hunters Lane 7 p.m.; *Oct. 23 at Gallatin 7 p.m.; *Oct. 30 at Beech 7 p.m.