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Tennessee Top 100 Camp

Recruiting exposure and opportunities to compete at camps have been very limited during the COVID-19 pandemic, but thanks to the Tennessee Top 100 organization, any player who wants exposure and an opportunity to compete will be able to do so at the Tennessee Top 100 Elite Two-Day Camp. The camp will include a field test, drills, media training, 7 on 7, linemen competitions, NFL guest speakers, awards, and player evaluations through a panel that will include myself. It will take place at Lipscomb Academy on February 6th-7th, starting at 9 AM. Tennessee Top 100 was created to put Tennessee talent at the forefront of the nation. The organization was designed to create hype and notoriety amongst top athletes while creating opportunities for small market teams. Here are some of the people who you will see at the camp.

stateoftennesseehsfb.com's 4A All-State Team

QB: Axel Aldino, Dekalb County, Sr. QB: Bryson Rollins, Elizabethton, Jr. QB: Rivers Hunt, Hardin County, Sr. HB: Isaiah McClaine, Lexington, So. HB: Corterrion Moore, Ripley, Sr. HB: Josh Miller, Anderson County, Sr. HB: John Whitley, Hardin County, Sr. WR: Parker Hughes, Elizabethton, Sr. WR: Desmond Nokes, Dekalb County, Sr. WR: Kaydin Pope, Hardin County, Jr. WR: Alvin House III, Jackson North Side, Sr. TE: Landon Whittemore, Macon County, Sr. OL: Cole Morganstern, Elizabethton, Sr. OL: Ian Poe, Tullahoma, Jr. OL: Clay Odom, Greeneville, Sr. OL: Josh Williams, Lexington, Sr. OL: Will Lucas, White House, Sr. ATH: Jakobe Thomas, Tullahoma, Sr. ATH: Kevontez Hudson, Springfield, Sr. K: Connor Wood, Lexington, Sr. DEFENSE DL: Grant Reeder, Nolensville, Sr. DL: Tyreek Nard, Tullahoma, Sr. DL: Kevarius Smith, Springfield, Jr. DL: Trent Taylor, Elizabethton, Jr. LB: Stone Cummins, Anderson County, Sr. LB: Deuce Morton, Elizabethton, Sr. LB: Christian Stacey, Marshall County, Sr. LB: Anthony Brewer, Haywood, Jr. DB: Elijah Donaldson, Creek Wood, Sr. DB: Jaylen Lewis, Haywood, Jr. DB: Colton Dobson, Nolensville, Sr. DB: Isaac Knowles, Dekalb County, Jr. P: Daniel Bethel, Anderson County, Sr.

stateoftennesseehsfb.com 5A All-State Team

QB: Jordyn Potts, Powell, So. QB: Destin Wade, Summit, Jr. QB: Cole Henson, Morristown East, Sr. RB: Jermarcus Johnson, Henry County, Sr. RB: Shawn Gary, South-Doyle, Jr. RB: De’sean Bishop, Karns, So. RB: Tysean Jefferson, Beech, Sr. WR: Liam Fortner, Knoxville Central, Sr. WR: Brody Swafford, Walker Valley, Sr. WR: Brady Pierce, Summit, Jr. WR: Micah Simpson, Morristown East, Jr. TE: Terrell Brown, South-Doyle, Sr. OL: Jacob Hood, Hillsboro, Jr. OL: Nicolas Edwards, Clarksville, Sr. OL: Camron Gann, Powell, Jr. OL: Kane Lewis, Knoxville West, Sr. OL: Marshall Jefferson, Shelbyville, Sr. ATH: Prince Kollie, David Crockett, Sr. ATH: Kade Cunningham, Shelbyville, Jr. K: Ewan Johnson, South-Doyle, Sr. DEFENSE DL: Jaxon Adams, Oak Ridge, Sr. DL: Xander Allen, Halls, Sr. DL: Gage Robinson, Clarksville Northeast, Sr. DL: Tony Davis, David Crockett, Sr. LB: Drew Fisher, Rhea County, Jr. LB: Kalib Fortner, Knoxville Central, Sr. LB: Jacob Berven, Oak Ridge, Jr. LB: Ethan Scott, Knoxville West, Sr. DB: Jawon Odoms, Henry County, Sr. DB: Carson Whitehead, Powell, Jr. DB: Jaden Keller, Tennessee, Sr. DB: Preston Turner, Oak Ridge, Sr.

Top 25 Uncommitted Players from the Class of 2022

Walter Nolen, St. Benedict at Auburndale Nolen is a 6’4 300 defensive lineman, who currently holds offers from schools such as Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and LSU. Nolen is the number one rated prospect in the entire nation, according to the 247sports composite rankings. Ty Simpson, Westview Simpson is a 6’2 185 quarterback, who currently holds offers from schools such as Alabama, Clemson, and Georgia. Simpson is a consensus top-100 recruit, nationally. Jordan James, Oakland James is a 5’10 200 running back, who currently has a top schools list of Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida State. In his junior season, James ran for 1,521 yards and 20 touchdowns, including winning MVP honors in the 6A state title game with 226 yards and six touchdowns. Dallan Hayden, Christian Brothers Hayden is a 5’11 192 running back, who currently holds offers from schools such as Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Tennessee. Hayden ran for 2,010 yards and 24 touchdowns in his junior season, along with being named a Mr. Football finalist. Langston Patterson, CPA Patterson is a 6’1 215 linebacker and running back, who currently holds offers from schools such as Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Patterson finished with 733 yards and 13 touchdowns rushing, while also racking up 72 tackles and 19 TFLs defensively Taylor Groves, East Robertson Groves is a 6’2 175 athlete, who currently holds offers from schools such as LSU, Texas A&M, and Ole Miss. Groves played primarily on the defensive side of the ball, but missed some time due to injuries during the season. Groves gained 464 yard of offense with 7 touchdowns, along with 55 tackles and 2 interceptions on defense. Kenzy Paul, McCallie Paul is a 6’1 192 wide receiver and defensive back, who currently holds offers from schools such as Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Indiana. Paul really had a breakout season for McCallie, which has allowed him to gain several power five offers. Isaiah Horton, Oakland Horton is a 6’3 190 wide receiver, who currently holds offers from schools such as Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida. Horton gained 635 yards and 7 touchdowns receiving in his Junior season. Keaten Wade, Summit Wade is a 6’4 210 linebacker, who currently holds offers from schools such as Oklahoma, LSU, and Tennessee. Wade missed most of his junior season with injury, before returning for Summit’s semifinal and state championship matchup. Barion Brown, Pearl-Cohn Brown is a 6’1 160 wide receiver, who currently holds offers from schools such as LSU, Georgia, and Auburn. Brown gained 596 yard and 7 touchdowns receiving in a limited season for the Firebirds, Cameron Miller, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences

Mr. Football Winners Announced

The Mr. Football winners were announced Tuesday morning at Nissan Stadium, and here are the winners. 6A CJ Taylor, Warren County Taylor was a senior dual-threat quarterback, who passed for 492 yards and 3 touchdowns, while also running for 1,764 yards and 23 touchdowns. He was also very good defensively this season, accumulating 57 tackles and 3 INTs. Taylor is committed to Vanderbilt. 5A Prince Kollie, David Crockett Kollie is a senior running back and linebacker, who ran for 1,562 yards and 26 TDs, while also accumulating 109 tackles and 11 TFLs on defense. Kollie is committed to Notre Dame. 4A Parker Hughes, Elizabethton Hughes is a senior wide receiver, running back, and safety, who ran for 539 yards, had 1,326 receiving yards, and 27 total touchdowns. Hughes also had 45 tackles and 6 Interceptions on defense. Hughes led Elizabethton to their second consecutive state title this season. 3A Grey Carroll, Alcoa Carroll is a senior defensive lineman, who racked up 64 tackles, 24 TFLs, and 8 Sacks on the season. Carroll led Alcoa to their sixth consecutive state championship this season. Carroll is committed to Georgia Tech. 2A Khalik Ganaway, Peabody Ganaway is a junior running back, who rushed for 1,860 yards and 24 touchdowns, while leading Peabody to their third consecutive state title. 1A Hunter Frame, South Pittsburg Frame is a senior running back, who rushed for 1,848 yards and 36 touchdowns this season, while leading South Pittsburg to the 1A state title game. DII-AAA Dallan Hayden, Christian Brothers Hayden is a junior running back, who rushed for 2,010 yard and 24 touchdowns this season. He has several high major offers as a junior. DII-AA Dietrick Pennington, ECS Pennington is a senior offensive and defensive lineman, who paved the way for a dynamic running game at ECS. Pennington is committed to Clemson. DII-A Griffin Swinea, Davidson Academy Swinea is a senior running back, who ran for 1,922 yards and 34 touchdowns. He led Davidson Academy to their third consecutive state title this season.

6A All-State Team

QB: Cade Granzow, Brentwood, Sr. QB: Trevor Andrews, Ravenwood, Sr. QB: Connor Beavon, Franklin, Sr. RB: Ray Banner, Lavergne, Sr. RB: Jalen Hunt, McMinn County, Sr. RB: Robert Giamio, Bartlett, Sr. RB: Jordan James, Oakland, Jr. WR: Walker Merrill, Brentwood, Sr. WR: Isaiah Horton, Oakland, Jr. WR: Matt White, Farragut, Sr. WR: Tyroid Good, Cane Ridge, Sr. TE: Jake Briningstool, Ravenwood, Sr. OL: Bryce Goodner, McMinn County, Sr. OL: Jason Amsler, Franklin, Sr. OL: Fisher Anderson, Franklin, Jr. OL: Graham Keating, Oakland, Sr. OL: Harry Wilkes, Houston, Sr. ATH: CJ Taylor, Warren County, Sr. ATH: Jaxson Campbell, Independence, Sr. K: Trey Turk, Oakland, Sr. DEFENSE DL: Javon Nelson, Riverdale, Sr. DL: Ethan Hassler, Collierville, Sr. DL: Eric Gaston, Cane Ridge, Jr. DL: Ethan McLaurin, Oakland, Jr. LB: Spencer Rich, Brentwood, Sr. LB: Junior Colson, Ravenwood, Sr. LB: Caleb Herring, Riverdale, So. LB: Eli Purcell, Farragut, Sr. DB: Myles Pollard, Ravenwood, Jr. DB: John Howse, Brentwood, Sr. DB: DJ Burks, Maryville, Jr. DB: Kobe Manning, Oakland, Sr.

Elizabethton Dominates in Second Consecutive 4A BlueCross Bowl Win

Elizabethton was dominant in their second consecutive 4A BlueCross Bowl win over Haywood. Led by MVP Jake Roberts, the Cyclones got up big early and never looked back. Roberts finished with 2 catches for 79 yards and a touchdown receiving, while scoring two defensive touchdowns, a pick-six and a fumble return for a touchdown. The fumble return was the longest in BlueCross history at 82 yards. Elizabethton got rolling early with two touchdowns in the first four minutes, the first was a 55-yard touchdown run by Mr. Football finalist Parker Hughes. The second touchdown of the first four minutes was a 70-yard touchdown pass by the Cyclone’s other Mr. Football finalist Bryson Rollins to game MVP Jake Roberts to give Elizabethton an early 14-0 lead. The Cyclones would strike one more time in the first quarter on a 2-yard touchdown run by Rollins. Haywood finally showed some signs of life, as they drove the ball down and scored on an 8-yard touchdown run by Kylian Newbern. Elizabethton would score one more time in the first half on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Rollins to Hughes. The Cyclones took a 28-7 lead into halftime with all the momentum. After halftime though, it looked like Haywood may make this a game. The Tomcats forced a fumble and were driving down the field, making it deep into Elizabethton territory. Then, MVP Jake Roberts scooped up a Tomcat fumble, taking it for 82 yards to the endzone for a touchdown, and a new BlueCross Bowl record. From there, the wheels fell off the wagon for Haywood. On the very next drive, Roberts picked off a pass from Newbern, and took it to the endzone to extend the lead to 41-7 for Elizabethton. Haywood would score late to make the final score 41-14. This is Elizabethton’s 30th straight win, and their second consecutive 4A BlueCross Bowl title. 4A will add some very good teams next season in 3A semifinalists Pearl Cohn and Red Bank, along with 3A finalist Milan. It will be very interesting to see if Elizabethton can win their third in a row next season.

Oakland Dominant in 6A BlueCross Bowl Win Over Brentwood

Oakland has beaten every team they’ve played this year pretty handily, and the 6A BlueCross Bowl was no different for the Patriots, as they dominated Brentwood in every aspect of the game to a final score of 56-33. Oakland had an offensive explosion with 554 yards of total offense, and were led by MVP Jordan James, who had 252 total yards and 6 rushing touchdowns. The Patriots opened the scoring as Jordan James ran it in from three yards out. It looked like we may have a shootout, because on the next drive Cade Granzow found Aaron Walton streaking down the sideline for a 55-yard touchdown pass to cut the Oakland lead to 7-6. After that though, the Patriots started rolling. James would take a carry 81 yards to the endzone on the next drive, and then after that, Oakland forced a fumble on the kickoff, which led to a 31-yard touchdown run by Antonio Patterson. The woes continued for the Brentwood offense as Granzow threw an interception, followed by another touchdown run for James to extend the lead to 28-6 at the end of the first quarter. Brentwood finally found some rhythm offensively, as Granzow found Walton again for a Bruin touchdown, but by this point Brentwood was too far down to come back as James busted off a 59-yard touchdown run to pretty well put the game out of reach. James would take the ball into the endzone from four yards out for his 5th touchdown of the first half to extend the Patriot lead to 42-12 going into halftime. This was a championship record for most points scored in the first half. With a thirty-point lead going into halftime, the gap was too large for Brentwood to even get close to coming back because of how dynamic Oakland’s offense is. Oakland’s defense also played very well throughout this game, as Brentwood scored twice in the last two minutes to make the score what it was. James would score one more time in the game for his sixth touchdown, and sealed the MVP award if he hadn’t already. This was truly one of the best performances I’ve seen by a team at state. This win caps off Oakland’s perfect season, and earns them their fifth state title in school history, two of those having come in the last three years.

Peabody Uses Strong First Half to Win 3rd Consecutive 2A BlueCross Bowl Over Meigs County

Peabody used a very strong first half to beat Meigs County Saturday afternoon, and earn their 37th consecutive win, along with their 3rd consecutive BlueCross Bowl victory. Led by MVP Drequan Vaughn and a strong defensive effort, Peabody played to their strengths and came out with a victory. Vaughn finished with 17 Carries for 90 Yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground in the game. Drequan Vaughn got Peabody on the board in the first quarter with an 8-yard touchdown run, in which he carried several defenders into the endzone with him. It was his first of three first half touchdown runs. Meigs County had a 51-yard game tying touchdown pass that was called back for an illegal chop block, and this really seemed to kill their momentum offensively. Vaughn found the endzone two more times from short distances to extend the Golden Tide’s lead to 21-0 going into halftime. The Peabody defense dominated the entire first half, holding Meigs County to only 36 total yards. The Golden Tide had all the momentum headed into the locker room, as they dominated in every aspect of the game in the first half. The second half looked like it would be much of the same as Peabody picked off Logan Carroll for six to extend the lead to 28-0 in the third quarter. Just as Peabody looked like they might get a running clock, Meigs County started to make a comeback effort. The Tigers drove down and punched it on a 2-yard touchdown by Mr. Football finalist Will Meadows to make it 28-7. Meigs County then got a much needed fumble recovery, followed by another touchdown on a 1-yard touchdown run by Carroll, followed by a missed extra point to cut the Peabody lead to 28-13. Peabody crushed any hopes of a Meigs County comeback as they drove the ball down, and extended their lead to 35-13 on a 3-yard run by Sam Driggers late in the fourth. This was the dagger for the Golden Tide, as chants of “three-peat” rang throughout the stadium. This is Peabody’s 37th straight win overall, and their 3rd consecutive BlueCross Bowl victory. They will look for a 4th overall as they move down to 1A next season.

Summit Wins First 5A BlueCross Bowl in Program History Thanks to Dominant Defensive Performance

Summit won their first BlueCross bowl in school history Friday night, and were led by the MVP and Mr. Football finalist, quarterback Destin Wade. Wade went 7/10 for 135 yards and a touchdown passing, while also gaining 93 yards on 14 carries with two touchdowns rushing. Summit also dominated defensively, allowing seven points and only 145 yards of total offense from Oak Ridge. The boost on defense that Keaten Wade has provided after coming back last week from injury has been immense, and that was proven on Friday night. Oak Ridge got behind early, as Summit gained an early lead on the opening drive thanks to a 2-yard touchdown run by Destin Wade. The Spartans forced an Oak Ridge punt, and scored again to go up 14-0 on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Wade to Brady Pierce. Summit had all the momentum, and looked like they were going to run away with the game as Wade scored again, this time a 3-yard touchdown run to extend the Spartan lead to 21-0 in the second quarter. Oak Ridge finally found a little bit of rhythm offensively as they drove the ball down just before half, and Mitchell Gibbons found Brandon Heyward from two yards out in the corner of the endzone on fourth down to cut the Summit lead to 21-7 going into the locker room. Both teams played very well defensively in the second half, as neither team scored an offensive touchdown in the second half. Both teams were completely shut out in the third quarter, as well. Just as Oak Ridge was looking to cut the Summit lead to a touchdown, Brady Pierce picked off a pass from Mitchell Gibbons, and took it all the way back to the endzone. This was the dagger for Summit, and really took Oak Ridge out of the game completely. Pierce was a star in the game, as he had 3 catches for 88 yards and a touchdown receiving, and also had the pick-six that proved to be the dagger. This is Summit’s first BlueCross Bowl win in program history. The Spartans will prepare for a move to 6A next season into a region with powerhouses such as Brentwood, Ravenwood, Independence, and Franklin.

Alcoa dominates defensively to earn their 6th consecutive 3A BlueCross Bowl Title over Milan

Defense has been Alcoa’s calling card all season long, and nothing changed Friday morning in Cookeville, as they shut out Milan by a score of 35-0 to earn their sixth consecutive 3A BlueCross Bowl title. While the Alcoa defense was dominant all game long, the MVP came on the offensive side of the ball, quarterback Caden Buckles. Buckles went 19/24 with 288 yards and 2 touchdowns passing, and also had 62 yards rushing on 13 carries. Alcoa’s offense came out firing on the opening drive, as a few big plays led to a 2-yard touchdown run by Ahmauud Sankey. The Alcoa defense forced a three-and-out on Milan’s opening drive, and Sankey found the end zone once again, this time from 1-yard out.Then, once again, Milan ran 3 three plays, and had to send out the punt team. Alcoa struck quickly, as Caden Buckles found Taharin Sudderth from 41 yards out to extend the lead to 20-0 early in the second quarter. The rest of the half was stagnant for both teams offensively, and Alcoa took a 20-point lead into the locker room. For the first part of the second half, the Milan defense played pretty well, as Alcoa didn’t score in the second half until 52 seconds remained in the third quarter on a 19-yard touchdown pass from Buckles to Brayden Anderson. One more touchdown for Alcoa, this time a 31-yard touchdown run by Cam Burden, led to the final score of 35-0 after a 2-pt conversion attempt was successful to put the running clock into effect. This is Alcoa's 6th Consecutive 3A BlueCross Bowl championship, and the program's 19th overall. As for coach Gary Rankin, this is his 16th state title overall, he has 12 with Alcoa and 4 with Riverdale. Alcoa will remain in 3A next season, while Milan will prepare for a move to 4A
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Oakland Dominant in 6A BlueCross Bowl Win Over Brentwood

Oakland has beaten every team they’ve played this year pretty handily, and the 6A BlueCross Bowl was no different for the Patriots, as they dominated Brentwood in every aspect of the game to a final score of 56-33. Oakland had an offensive explosion with 554 yards of total offense, and were led by MVP Jordan James, who had 252 total yards and 6 rushing touchdowns. The Patriots opened the scoring as Jordan James ran it in from three yards out. It looked like we may have a shootout, because on the next drive Cade Granzow found Aaron Walton streaking down the sideline for a 55-yard touchdown pass to cut the Oakland lead to 7-6. After that though, the Patriots started rolling. James would take a carry 81 yards to the endzone on the next drive, and then after that, Oakland forced a fumble on the kickoff, which led to a 31-yard touchdown run by Antonio Patterson. The woes continued for the Brentwood offense as Granzow threw an interception, followed by another touchdown run for James to extend the lead to 28-6 at the end of the first quarter. Brentwood finally found some rhythm offensively, as Granzow found Walton again for a Bruin touchdown, but by this point Brentwood was too far down to come back as James busted off a 59-yard touchdown run to pretty well put the game out of reach. James would take the ball into the endzone from four yards out for his 5th touchdown of the first half to extend the Patriot lead to 42-12 going into halftime. This was a championship record for most points scored in the first half. With a thirty-point lead going into halftime, the gap was too large for Brentwood to even get close to coming back because of how dynamic Oakland’s offense is. Oakland’s defense also played very well throughout this game, as Brentwood scored twice in the last two minutes to make the score what it was. James would score one more time in the game for his sixth touchdown, and sealed the MVP award if he hadn’t already. This was truly one of the best performances I’ve seen by a team at state. This win caps off Oakland’s perfect season, and earns them their fifth state title in school history, two of those having come in the last three years.
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