Coach: Mike Dickerson, second season
Last season: 3-7
Players to watch:
Dusten Holder, Sr. RB/LB – Finished with 10 receptions against Upperman, had 214 yards rushing against Red Boiling Springs and racked up eight total touchdowns last season. Bailey Kemp, Sr. LB/WR – A four-year starter who had two touchdowns and more than 25 tackles last season. Shermar King, So. FS/WR – Started every game last season, finishing with 300 yards and five touchdowns on offense and one interception on defense.
Quote: “We lost Macon and Livingston, but we pick up Sequatchie County and Grundy County. Sometimes not being familiar (with your region) is a good thing. You just take (it) week by week and just try to prepare for each opponent individually.” – Smith Co. coach Mike Dickerson.
Schedule (*- region game): Aug. 21 at Macon County 7 p.m.; Aug. 28 at Gordonsville 7 p.m.; *Sept. 4 Sequatchie County 7 p.m.; Sept. 11 at Livingston Academy 7 p.m.; *Sept. 18 at Dekalb County 7 p.m.; Sept. 25 Stone Memorial 7 p.m.; *Oct. 2 Cannon County 7 p.m.; Oct. 9 Bye; *Oct. 16 at Upperman 7 p.m.; *Oct. at York Institute 7 p.m.; *Oct. 30 Grundy County 7 p.m.