POPE JOHN PAUL II
Region: Division II-Class AA East/Middle Region
Coach: Justin Geisinger, first season.
Last season: 3-8 record, lost at McCallie in the first round of DII-AA playoffs.
Players to watch:
Quer’Derius Hunter, Sr., RB – 990 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns; Matt Craven, Sr., LB – 61 total tackles and two fumble recoveries in regular season; Jackson Morris, Sr., PK; Ben Brooks, Jr., QB – more than 1,800 passing yards and 13 touchdowns; C.J. Laws, Jr., WR.
Quote: “All we can do is control the little things. If we do the little things, we’ll give ourselves a chance, and that’s all we can ask for.” – coach Justin Geisinger.
Schedule (* region game)
Aug. 21 vs. Melrose 7 p.m.; Aug. 28 at Coffee County 7 p.m.; * Sept. 4 at Brentwood Academy 7 p.m.; * Sept. 11 vs. Father Ryan 7 p.m.; * Sept. 18 vs. Ensworth 7 p.m.; Sept. 25 vs. Nashville Christian 7 p.m.; * Oct. 2 at Montgomery Bell Academy 7 p.m.; * Oct. 9 vs. Baylor 7 p.m.; * Oct. 23 at McCallie 6 p.m.; Oct. 30 at South Warren (Ky.) 7 p.m.