Region 6-1A preview: Wayne County orders up more Rice

Region 6-1A preview: Wayne County orders up more Rice

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Region 6-1A preview: Wayne County orders up more Rice

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Rick Rice, Wayne County

Rick Rice, Wayne County

Wayne County senior quarterback passed for 2,109 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for 800 yards and 8 touchdowns last season.

Wayne County senior quarterback passed for 2,109 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for 800 yards and 8 touchdowns last season.

Predicted order of finish

1. Wayne County

2. Huntingdon

3. Clarksville Academy

4. Houston County

5. Hollow Rock-Bruceton

6. Collinwood

7. McEwen

8. Perry County

Chance Parker, Houston County

Chance Parker, Houston County

Top returnees: Preston Rice, Sr., QB, Wayne County; Avery Davis, Jr., WR-DB, Wayne County; Dawson Mathis, Sr., WR, Wayne County; Will Lankford, Sr., OT-DE, Clarksville Academy; Devon Dillehay, Soph., RB-DB, Clarksville Academy; Chance Parker, Sr., FB-LB, Houston County; Drake Cathey, Sr., OL-DL, Houston County; Kyle Kelley, Jr., WR-DB, Collinwood; Curtlen Sparks, Sr., RB-LB, Perry County

Clarksville Academy sophomore Devon Dillehay averaged 5.8 yards per carry and 16.5 yards per reception and also made 47 tackles in five games last season.

Clarksville Academy sophomore Devon Dillehay averaged 5.8 yards per carry and 16.5 yards per reception and also made 47 tackles in five games last season.

Top games to watch: Wayne County at Huntingdon (Oct. 21); Clarksville Academy at Hollow Rock-Bruceton (Oct. 7); Hollow Rock-Bruceton at Houston County (Oct. 21)

Region tidbits: Rick Rice’s Wayne County program has compiled a 21-4 record over the last two seasons. … Preston Rice — a Class 1A Mr. Football Back of the Year finalist and the 6-1A Most Valuable Player — passed for 2,109 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for 800 yards and eight touchdowns, despite not playing in the second half of eight of the team’s 13 games last season. … Wayne County, Huntingdon and Clarksville Academy all ended their 2015 seasons with playoff losses to eventual state champion Nashville Christian. … Parker rushed for 642 yards and eight touchdowns in 2015. … As a freshman, Dillehay averaged 5.8 yards per carry and 16.5 yards per reception and also made 47 tackles through five games before suffering a season-ending injury. … Sparks rushed for 829 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.

Todd Hood, Clarksville Academy head coach

Todd Hood, Clarksville Academy head coach

Schedules (2015 record in parenthesis, * denotes region game)

Clarksville Academy (5-6, 4-3, reached Class 1A first round): Aug. 19 vs. Harpeth; Aug 26 at Eagleville; *Sept. 2 at Wayne County; Sept. 9 at Montgomery Central; *Sept. 16 at McEwen; *Sept. 30 vs. Collinwood; *Oct. 7 at Hollow Rock-Bruceton; *Oct. 14 vs. Huntingdon; *Oct. 21 vs. Perry County; *Oct. 28 vs. Houston County

Collinwood (3-7, 1-6): Aug. 19 vs. Shoals Christian (Ala.); Aug 26 vs. Cornersville; *Sept. 2 at Huntingdon; *Sept. 16 vs. Houston County; Sept. 23 at Zion Christian; *Sept. 30 at Clarksville Academy; *Oct. 7 vs. Perry County; *Oct. 13 at Hollow Rock-Bruceton; *Oct. 21 vs. McEwen; *Oct 28 at Wayne County

Hollow Rock-Bruceton (5-5, 3-4): Aug. 19 vs. West Carroll; Aug 26 at South Fulton; *Sept. 2 vs. Perry County; Sept. 9 at McNairy Central; *Sept. 16 at Wayne County; *Sept. 30 at McEwen; *Oct. 7 vs. Clarksville Academy; *Oct. 13 vs. Collinwood; *Oct. 21 at Houston County; *Oct. 28 vs. Huntingdon

Houston County (9-3, 5-2, reached Class 1A second round): Aug. 19 at East Robertson; Aug. 26 vs. Stewart County; *Sept. 2 vs. McEwen; Sept. 9 at Mt. Juliet Christian; *Sept. 16 at Collinwood; *Sept. 30 vs. Huntingdon; *Oct. 7 at Wayne County; *Oct. 14 at Perry County; *Oct. 21 vs. Hollow Rock-Bruceton; *Oct. 28 at Clarksville Academy

Huntingdon (10-2, 6-1, reached Class 1A second round): Aug. 26 vs. Camden; *Sept. 2 vs. Collinwood; Sept. 9 vs. Milan; *Sept. 16 at Perry County; Sept. 23 at McKenzie; *Sept. 30 at Houston County; *Oct. 7 vs. McEwen; Oct. 14 at Clarksville; *Oct. 21 vs. Wayne County; *Oct. 28 at Hollow Rock-Bruceton

McEwen (3-7, 2-5): Aug. 26 at Grace Christian; *Sept. 2 at Houston County; Sept. 9 at Stewart County; *Sept. 16 at vs. Clarksville Academy; Sept. 23 vs. East Robertson; *Sept. 30 vs. Hollow Rock-Bruceton; *Oct. 7 at Huntingdon; *Oct. 14 vs. Wayne County; *Oct. 21 at Collinwood; *Oct. 28 vs. Perry County

Perry County (0-10, 0-7): Aug. 19 vs. Decatur County Riverside; Aug 26 at Mt. Pleasant; *Sept. 2 at Hollow Rock-Bruceton; Sept. 9 vs. Scotts Hill; *Sept. 16 vs. Huntingdon; *Sept. 30 vs. Wayne County; *Oct. 7 at Collinwood; *Oct. 14 vs. Houston County; *Oct. 21 at Clarksville Academy; *Oct. 28 at McEwen

Wayne County (12-1, 7-0, reached Class 1A state quarterfinals): Aug. 19 vs. Mt. Pleasant; Aug 26 at Scotts Hill; *Sept. 2 vs. Clarksville Academy; Sept. 9 at Decatur County Riverside; *Sept. 16 vs. Hollow Rock-Bruceton; *Sept. 30 at Perry County; *Oct. 7 vs. Houston County; *Oct. 14 at McEwen; *Oct. 21 at Huntingdon; *Oct. 28 vs. Collinwood

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