Coach: Maurice Fitzgerald, first season
Last season: 2-8
Players to watch:
Corey Simmons, Sr. RB/LB/WR – Four-year starter who rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season. Ty McKibben, Sr, OL/DL – Two-year starter who was called the “no question leader of the offensive line” by Fitzgerald. Trevaughn Hatcher, Sr. CB/WR – Will likely be the Spartans’ No.1 receiver after posting more than 200 yards with two touchdowns last season.
Quote: “We’re trying to take it one day at a time and teach a lot of fundamentals and hopefully as the year goes on they will pay big dividends. Sometimes it’s good to have goals, but then again when you have unrealistic goals that can kind of deflate teams.” – coach Maurice Fitzgerald.
Schedule (*- region game): Aug. 21 at Maplewood 7 p.m.; Aug. 28 Glencliff 7 p.m.; *Sept. 4 East Nashville 7 p.m.; Sept. 11 at Ezell-Harding 7 p.m.; *Sept. 18 White House-Heritage 7 p.m.; Sept. 25 at Marshall County 7 p.m.; *Oct. 2 CPA 7 p.m.; *Oct. 9 at Goodpasture 7 p.m.; *Oct. 23 at Whites Creek 7 p.m.; *Oct. 30 at Greenbrier 7 p.m.