Coach: Arcentae Broome, sixth season
Last season: 4-6
Players to watch:
Gage Smith, Sr., LB/RB – A four-year starter who led the team with 155 tackles, 21 behind the line of scrimmage. Raymon Mitchell, So., QB – Finished with 1,600 yards and 13 touchdowns as a freshman starter. J’Son Greer, Sr., NT/OG – racked up 25 tackles last season, plugging up the middle on defense.
Quote: “It’s going to be an uphill battle. Anytime you start something new and you’ve got teams you don’t have any history with, the unknown factor is always out there. So I tell my kids, at this point, you’ve got to prepare for every game like it’s a playoff game. – Maplewood coach Arcentae Broome.
Schedule (*- region game)
Aug. 21 Stratford 7 p.m.; Aug. 28 East Nashville 7 p.m.; *Sept. 4 Springfield 7 p.m.; Sept. 11 Whites Creek 7 p.m.; *Sept. 18 at Macon County 7 p.m.; Sept. 25 at LaVergne 7 p.m.; *Oct. 2 Pearl-Cohn 7 p.m.; *Oct. 16 at Portland 7 p.m.; Oct. 23 Marshall County 7 p.m.; *Oct. 30 White House 7 p.m.