|Coach Name: Mark Pemberton (10 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd yr. at Rhea County)
2O13 Overall Record: 10-2
2013 District Finish: 1st
Mascot: Golden Eagles
29 Coffee County (A)
5 White County (A)
12 Walker Valley (H)
19 Cumberland County (A)
26 Red Bank (A)
3 Cookeville (H)
10 Soddy-Daisy (H)
17 Warren County (H)
24 East Hamilton (A)
31 Stone Memorial (H)
Every one of the 10 games is important. We need to take each game one at a time and stay focused… don’t look back and never look forward.
Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?
A: Hard working, talented, and a good mix of younger and older players.
Q: What will be keys to success?
A: There are several things but overall, we need to keep our focus each and every week and stay focused on the task at hand.
Q: Who will be key leaders on the team?
A: Jacob Williams (SR OL/DL), Noel Patterson (JR WR/DB), David Loden (SR WR/P/DB), Jake York (SR RB/LB) Bryce Keylon (SR RB/DB), Zach Daoust (SR RB/LB), Tyler Pendleton (JR TE/LB), C.J. Shelton (SR OL/DL), Holden Doss (SR OL/DL), Cody Bice (SO RB/DB), Mason Stephenson (SO RB/LB), Lee Hill (SR TE/DL), Jared Edwards (SO TE/DL) and Logan Hinds (SR OL/DL).
Q: Any lessons learned from last year?
A: Finish. Keep working hard. Every day we need to be prepared. Never be satisfied.
Q: Will we see anything different this year? Offense? Defense? Special Teams?
A: A few wrinkles here and there but for the most part, the same Wing-T offense as last year and the same 3-4 defense.