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Mascot: Cardinals

Coach: Allen Cross (4th season, 21-16 at Maud, 56-57 overall)

2017 results: 5-7

Returning letterman/starters: 20/15

Lettermen lost: 6

Offense: Wing-T

Offensive notables: OL Skyler Pate, Jr., 6-1, 300… RB Rayne Bailey, Jr., 5-8, 175… WR Hunter Thomas, Sr., 6-0, 160… RB Payton Windham, Jr., 5-10, 165…

Defense: 5-2

Defensive notables: DL Chance Sprague, Jr., 5-11, 250… DB Cade Townsend, Sr., 5-10, 160… DE Brandon Hall, Jr., 6-1, 180… DL Thomas Daniesl, Jr., 5-10, 240… LB Markus Berry…

2018 outlook: The Cardinals return 15 starters from a year ago. They’ll be solid in the trenches on both sides of the ball and Rayne Bailey will be a threat both ways as well.


Mascot: Wildcats

Coach: Scott Holzhauer (8th season, 36-42 at Mount Enterprise, 45-53 overall)

2017 results: 3-8

Returning letterman/starters: 14/15

Lettermen lost: 6

Offense: Wing-T

Offensive notables: RB Kendre Miller, Jr., 5-10, 190… QB Derrick Jackson, Jr., 6-0, 175… RB Antwon Berry, So., 5-4, 150… OL Collin Reeves… OL David Hall

Defense: 3-4

Defensive notables: DB Johnathon Wright, Sr., 6-0, 160… DE Jamar Thompson, Jr., 5-8, 200… DB Christian Newman, Jr., 5-5, 135… LB Zach Johnson, So., 5-9, 135

2018 outlook: The pressure is on Derrick Jackson as he makes a switch from wide receiver to quarterback. Overall though, things are looking up for the Wildcats as they have several-two-year starters returning. Realignment was friendly by taking Tenaha and Timpson out of the district.


Mascot: Eagles

Coach: M.K. Hamilton (2nd season, 2-8 at Detroit, 47-47 overall)

2017 results: 2-8

Returning letterman/starters: 24 /20

Lettermen lost: 3

Offense: Spread

Offensive notables: QB Miles Davis, Sr., 5-11, 165… OL Trenton Croke, Sr., 5-10, 230… RB Tyrone Rosser, Sr., 6-1, 105… WR Joel Hinson, Jr., 5-7, 165… WR Hunter Crutchfield, Jr., 5-7, 150… OL Adam Bean, Jr., 6-1, 245

Defense: 3-4

Defensive notables: LB Jaydin Goodwin, Sr., 5-8, 180… DL Dusty Brown, Jr., 5-7, 170… DL John Wimms… DL Colton Harp

2018 outlook: Head coach M.K. Hamilton is optimistic thanks to a large number of returners as well as the strength and speed the team has added. The Eagles could surprise a lot of people.


Mascot: Tigers

Coach: Dewaski Davis (11th season, 47-64 at Clarksville, 58-84 overall)

2017 results: 1-10

Returning letterman/starters: 16/13

Lettermen lost: 5

Offense: Multiple One Back

Offensive notables: RB Deont’a Tavie, Sr., 6-1, 190… QB Quaydrian Scales, Jr., 5-9, 155… RB JaQualin Dennis, So., 5-8, 165… OL Tyrell Hobbs… OL Tyrone Hayes…

Defense: 4-2-5

Defensive notables: DB Deontae Ricks, Sr., 5-9, 165… DL Markeath Taylor, Sr., 6-3, 230… DE Neomiaha Scales, Jr., 6-3, 220… CB Tre’Derrian Rose, Jr., 6-3, 150…

2018 outlook: The Tigers look to turn things around after a one-win season a year ago. Head coach Dewaski Davis is confident 2018 will be nicer to them, stating they have exhibited great work ethic in the offseason and, “we will field more playmakers.”


Mascot: Pirates

Coach: Eddy May (1st season, 50-48 overall)

2017 results: 2-7

Returning letterman/starters: 16/15

Lettermen lost: 4

Offense: Slot –T

Offensive notables: OL Ty Watts, Sr., 5-10, 245… OL Lucas Stephenson, Sr., 5-8, 285… RB Noah Woodruff, Sr., 5-8, 165… WR Tyler Crabtree, Jr., 6-2, 140… RB Duncan Hammonds, Jr., 5-10, 150

Defense: Split

Defensive notables: DE Kutter Walker, Sr., 6-4, 260… DL Evan Williams, Jr., 6-0, 195… SS Ethan Fields, So., 5-6, 145… LB Michael Brantly, So., 5-6, 145…

2018 outlook: The Pirates are another team that was hit hard by graduation, particularly in the backfield.


Mascot: Mustangs

Coach: Justin Arnold (First season)

2017 results: 1-9

Returning letterman/starters: 6/5

Lettermen lost: 11

Offense: Wing-T

Offensive notables: RB Luke Osburn, Sr., 5-9, 170… QB Cole Marshall

Defense: 4-3

Defensive notables: LB Hudson Rogers

2018 outlook: Depth is a major concern for the Mustangs who only have a total of five returning starters. Luke Osburn will play a key role on both offense and defense.

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