PLAYOFF PRE-GAME NOTES: Catholic at Oak Ridge
CATHOLIC Irish (8-3)
OAK RIDGE Wildcats (10-2)
November 16, 2018
TSSAA Class 5A Playoffs – Quarterfinal Round
SETTING THE SCENE – Catholic makes its 26th appearance in the TSSAA Playoffs… Irish finished second in Region 4-5A this season…Oak Ridge finished second in Region 3-5A…seven Catholic opponents are/were participating in the TSSAA playoffs this season…Catholic leads the series with Oak Ridge, 1-0…the teams met in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs last season… Catholic won last year’s contest, 37-28, at Oak Ridge…Catholic has won seven consecutive playoff games…Irish have posted five consecutive 10-win seasons…Irish have won 152 of their last 199 games…Irish have won six consecutive games…Catholic has scored on its opening possession in each of its last five games…Catholic offense averages 360 yards per-game…Irish have outscored their opponents 112-54 in the first quarter and 229-105 in the first half this season…Irish holding foes to 230 yards per-game…Catholic is minus-one in turnover margin…
INDIVIDUALLY SPEAKING — Winton leads the Irish in receiving with 41 catches for 785 yards and eight touchdowns.…Winton has three 100-yard receiving games… Jones had six receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown in last week’s win over Fulton…both Jones and Winton average more than 19 yards per-catch…Winton leads the Irish in scoring with 84 points…Jarmon tops the rushing charts with 876 yards… Jancek has passed for 921 yards and nine touchdowns while seeing action in five games this season… Winton has 1,612 all-purpose yards… Duncan tops the tackle chart with 113…Story has 103 stops for the Irish…Quinones has four interceptions…Mynatt has three picks…Robertson is 42-of-42 on extra points and 5-of-6 on field goals this season…
THE RECORDS – Catholic is 8-3 in 2018, including a 3-1 mark in Region 4-5A. The Irish won at Fulton last week, 28-25. Oak Ridge is 10-2 this year, including a 5-1 mark in Region 3-5A. The Wildcats won at Soddy-Daisy, 40-23, last week.
ON THE SIDELINE – Steve Matthews is in his sixth year at the helm of the Irish. He also serves as Catholic’s offensive coordinator. Matthews came to Catholic from Seigel High School in Murfreesboro, where he served as offensive coordinator from 2010-2012. He was head coach at Moore County in 2008 and 2009 and posted a 10-11 record. He also served as QB/WR coach at Tullahoma, his high school alma mater, from 2004-2007. His overall record is 71-29, and his record at Catholic is 61-18. The Irish have reached the TSSAA Playoffs in each of Matthews’ seasons at Catholic. His playoff record is 17-3, and his 2015 (4A) and 2017 (5A) squads won TSSAA state championships. Matthews played collegiately at Tennessee and Memphis. He played professionally with the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tennessee Oilers.
PLAYOFFS WITH COACH MATTHEWS – Catholic coach Steve Matthews has led the Irish to a 17-3 playoff record during his tenure. Here’s a look:
Year Record Result
2013 3-1 lost in semifinals
2014 1-1 lost in second round
2015 5-0 won state championship
2016 1-1 lost in second round
2017 5-0 won state championship
2018 2-0 current
IN THE PLAYOFFS – Catholic makes its 26th appearance in the TSSAA Playoffs. The Irish have posted a 37-22 record in the TSSAA Playoffs and won the Class 5A state championship in 2017, defeating Beech, 45-28. Catholic also won the Class 5A state championship in 2015, defeating Pearl-Cohn, 48-8, and the AAA state championship in 2008, defeating Memphis Mitchell, 28-18. The Irish also played in the 2003 championship game, losing to BGA, 24-19.
OPPONENTS IN THE PLAYOFFS – Seven Catholic opponents from this season made the TSSAA playoff field. Here’s a look:
Opponent (record) Class This week
Lenoir City (5-5) 5A season complete
Rhea County (4-5) 5A season complete
Soddy-Daisy (5-4) 5A season complete
Maryville (9-1) 6A vs. Farragut
Cleveland (4-5) 6A season complete
Brentwood Academy (8-2) DII at MBA
Baylor (4-6) DII season complete
SEASON SCHEDULES – Here are 2018 schedules for both teams:
Catholic (8-3/3-1) Oak Ridge (10-2/5-1)
8/17 Maryville L, 31-10 8/16 @Hardin Valley W, 23-7
8/24 Baylor W, 35-16 8/24 Dobyns-Bennett W, 41-12
8/31 Open Date 8/31 Campbell County* W, 44-14
9/7 Cleveland W, 35-28 9/7 Farragut L, 20-14
9/14 Soddy-Daisy* L, 17-7 9/14 @West* W, 24-21
9/21 @Brentwood Acad. L, 40-3 9/21 @Sevier County W, 41-13
9/28 @Rhea County* W, 30-12 9/28 @Karns* W, 48-7
10/5 @West Greene W, 49-6 10/5 Open Date
10/12 Walker Valley* W, 49-7 10/12 @Clinton* W, 54-28
10/19 Open Date 10/19 Powell* W, 28-21
10/26 @Lenoir City* W, 42-0 10/25 Fulton* L, 21-13
11/2 West W, 34-28 11/2 Rhea County W, 42-0
11/9 @Fulton W, 28-25 11/9 @Soddy-Daisy W, 40-23
11/16 @ Oak Ridge 11/16 Catholic
*Denotes Region 4-5A game *Denotes Region 3-5A game
SERIES VS. OAK RIDGE – Catholic leads the series with Oak Ridge, 1-0. Here’s a look:
2017: Catholic 37, @Oak Ridge 28 (playoffs/quarterfinal round)
LAST YEAR VS. OAK RIDGE (TSSAA Playoffs/Quarterfinal Round) – A first-ever meeting with Oak Ridge proved fruitful for Catholic as it defeated the homestanding Wildcats, 37-28, in the quarterfinal round of the TSSAA Playoffs. DJ Mitchell put the Irish in immediate scoring position with his 70-yard return of the opening kickoff to the Wildcat 15-yard line. Jack Sompayrac capped a four-play drive with his seven-yard run to put Catholic ahead, 7-0. The Irish moved ahead, 14-0, late in the first half when Joshua Brown bulled in from two yards. Oak Ridge scored later in the quarter to make the halftime score 14-6. A 10-yard run from Joe Fluker moved the Irish margin to 21-6 midway through the third quarter, and a 35-yard pass from Sompayrac to Cameron Blakely moved the Irish lead to 28-6. Oak Ridge scored on the ensuing possession to leave the score at 28-12 heading into the final stanza. Another Wildcat touchdown cut the Irish lead to 28-20 midway through the fourth quarter. Later in the quarter the Irish posted a safety when Oak Ridge committed a penalty in its own end zone. The Wildcats were unsuccessful on an onsides attempt on the free kick, leaving the Irish at the Oak Ridge 26-yard line. A Sompayrac 27-yard pass to Dashon Bussell moved the Irish lead to 37-20 with 2:30 remaining. Oak Ridge would score a touchdown on its ensuing possession, but the Irish proceeded to run out the clock following another failed onsides attempt. Sompayrac led the Irish rushing attack with 67 yards on 12 carries, while Brown added 63 yards on 16 totes. Sompayrac was 13-of-20 passing for 177 yards and two touchdowns. Bussell had five grabs for 63 yards, with Blakely hauling in four balls for 82 yards. Brown led the Irish defense with 11.5 tackles, including 2 TFL’s and 1.5 sacks. Mitchell had 11 tackles, four PBU’s, an interception, and a caused fumble. Jake Mahoney had nine tackles, while Stiles Moore added eight stops and a fumble recovery.
REGION 4-5A STANDINGS – Here’s a look at the 2018 Region 4-5A standings:
Soddy-Daisy 3-1 6-4
Catholic 3-1 8-3
Rhea County 2-2 4-6
Lenoir City 2-2 5-6
Walker Valley 0-4 0-10
Last week’s results
Catholic 28, @Fulton 25
Oak Ridge 40, @Soddy-Daisy 23
Catholic @ Oak Ridge
REGION 3-5A STANDINGS – Here’s a look at the 2018 Region 3-5A standings:
Fulton 6-0 10-2
Oak Ridge 5-1 10-2
West 3-3 4-7
Clinton 3-3 4-7
Campbell County 2-4 4-6
Karns 1-5 3-7
Powell 1-5 2-8
RACK ‘EM UP – Catholic has won 123 of its last 159 regular-season games.
FIVE FOR TEN – Catholic has posted five consecutive 10-win seasons. Here’s a look:
ON THE BOARD – Catholic has scored on the game’s opening possession in four of its last five games. The Irish also scored on their first possession against Fulton last week after the Falcons won the toss, elected to receive, then went three-and-out. Here’s a look:
OPPONENT DRIVE SCORING PLAY
Fulton 10-59-4:22 Moore 13 pass from Jancek
West 10-80-3:29 Winton 15 pass from Jancek
Lenoir City 7-61-1:58 Winton 32 pass from Jancek
Walker Valley 4-58-1:02 Jarmon 3 run
West Greene 4-62-1:16 Winton 38 run
TURNOVER MARGIN – Catholic is minus-one in turnover margin in 2018. The Irish have thrown 12 interceptions and lost five fumbles. Opponents have thrown 11 interceptions and lost five fumbles.
GROUND IT OUT – Keondre Jarmon rushed 24 times for 266 yards and two touchdowns in Catholic’s 30-12 win over Region 4-5A foe Rhea County. The modern-day record for most rushing yards in a game is held by Nolan Coulter with 298. Coulter amassed that total against Heritage in 2011, a 56-34 Irish victory.
GRAB AND GO – Adam Jones had 10 receptions for 251 yards and two touchdowns (50, 55) in Catholic’ 34-28 win over West. The modern-day record for reception yards in a game is held by Chase Kuerschen, who had 255 receiving yards against Fulton in 2016.
WEEK THIRTEEN – Catholic advanced to the quarterfinal round of the TSSAA Class 5A playoffs with its 28-25 win at Fulton. Catholic scored on its first possession, marching 59 yards on 10 plays. Jack Jancek passed 13 yards to Stiles Moore to put the Irish ahead, 7-0. Fulton then posted two touchdowns and led after the first quarter, 13-7. A 31-yard pass from Jancek to Adam Jones put the Irish on top for good midway through the second quarter. A one-yard run from Jancek midway through the third quarter capped a 12-play, 72-yard drive and moved the Irish lead to 21-13. Fulton scored late in the quarter to pull within 21-19. A four-yard run from Keondre Jarmon gave the Irish a 28-19 lead with 4:45 remaining in the game. Fulton responded with a touchdown, but Taylor Shannon recovered a Falcon onside kick attempt and the Irish ran out the clock. Jarmon had 64 yards on 14 carries to pace the Irish rushing attack. Jones had six catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. Cody Duncan had 12 tackles, including one for-loss, and a sack. Jancek and Ray Thompson each had 11 stops, with Jancek also collecting an interception. Xavier Story was also in double-digits with ten tackles. Javis Mynatt grabbed his third interception of the season.
WEEK TWELVE – Catholic posted a 34-28 win at home over West in the first round of the TSAAA Class 5A Playoffs. For the fourth consecutive game the Irish scored on the opening possession of the contest. A 15-yard pass from Jack Jancek to Tommy Winton capped a ten-play, 80-yard drive in the opening 3:29. West scored two touchdowns to take a 14-7 lead, but the Irish tied the contest late in the first quarter when Jancek passed 50 yards to Adam Jones, A 36-yard field goal from Paxton Robertson put the Irish ahead, 17-14, and a 70-yard pass from Jancek to Winton had the Irish ahead, 24-14 midway through the second quarter. Winton has seven receptions for 143 yards for the night. Two more scores from West left it ahead at the half, 28-24. Jancek, who passed for 454 yards and four touchdowns on the evening, connected on a 55-yard strike to Jones to move Catholic ahead to stay, 31-28. Jones had 10 receptions for 251 yards, coming just four yards shy of the single-game record for receiving yards. A 37-yard Robertson field goal with 3:31 remaining in the game provided the final margin. The Irish amassed a season-high 523 yards total offense on the evening. Cody Duncan led the Catholic defense with 19 tackles, including two for-loss. Xavier Story had 13 stops and also caused a fumble.
WEEK ELEVEN – Catholic concluded its regular season with a 6-3 overall record and 3-1 mark in Region 4-5A following its 42-0 win at Lenoir City. The shutout was Catholic’s first since 2016. Jack Jancek, seeing his first action since August 24, led Catholic on a seven-play, 61-yard scoring drive on the first possession of the game. Jancek connected with Tommy Winton on a 32-yard pass to put the Irish ahead, 7-0. A two-yard run from Taylor Shannon four minutes later upped the margin to 14-0. Jancek registered touchdown pass number two early in the second quarter with his eight-yard pass to Keondre Jarmon. Winton was back in the end zone next, hauling in a Caden Buckles pass and racing 63 yards to paydirt. Winton posted touchdown number three when he grabbed Jancek’s third scoring toss, a 46-yarder late in the second quarter to make the score 35-0. A seven-yard pass from Buckles to Adam Margolis put the score at 42-0 midway through the third quarter. Jancek was 8-of-9 passing for 154 yards on the evening. Winton had four grabs for 158 yards. Jarmon led the rushing attack (cont’d)
with 31 yards on six carries. Cody Duncan paced the Irish defense with 12 tackles, including two for-loss. He also had a caused fumble and recovered fumble. Xavier Story added eight tackles, including one for-loss, and a sack. JT Quinones collected his fourth interception of the season.
WEEK TEN – Catholic enjoyed an open date.
WEEK NINE – Catholic improved to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in Region 4-5A with its 49-7 home win over Walker Valley. Keondre Jarmon put the Irish on the board just 1:02 into the game with his three-yard run. A six-yard pass from Caden Buckles to Tommy Winton had the Irish ahead, 14-0 just two minutes later. Stiles Moore made his first reception of the season a memorable one, grabbing a 23-yard scoring pass from Buckles midway through the first quarter. Following a Walker Valley touchdown, Jarmon’s 28-yard run pushed the Irish lead to 28-7. Buckles and Winton then reversed roles, as Winton passed six yards to Buckles to move Catholic ahead, 35-7. A 22-yard Winton run gave the Irish a 42-7 lead, and Nicklaus Iverson closed the scoring with his 20-yard run just before halftime. Buckles was 7-of-8 passing for 165 yards and two touchdowns. Adam Jones was Buckles’ top target, grabbing three balls for 89 yards. Jarmon led the rushing attack with 93 yards on six carries. Winton added 66 yards on three tries. Cody Duncan and Xavier Story led the Catholic defense with nine tackles each. Moore had eight stops, while Sam Beene and Chris Torres had seven tackles each.
WEEK EIGHT – Catholic moved its overall record to 4-3 on the season with its 49-6 non-region win at West Greene. Tommy Winton put the Irish on the board just four plays into the contest with his 38-yard run. Winton was back in the end zone on Catholic’s next possession, taking a Caden Buckles pass 12 yards to paydirt. A four-yard run from Keondre Jarmon had the Irish ahead, 21-0, after one quarter. Winton scored his third touchdown of the evening early in the second quarter as he rambled 72 yards. A second Buckles touchdown pass, a 36-yarder to Xavier Story, upped the margin to 35-0 midway through the second quarter. Buckles provided a one-yard scoring plunge later in the period to give the Irish a 42-0 lead at halftime. Nicklaus Iverson concluded Catholic’s scoring with his 40-yard run midway through the third period. West Greene got on the scoreboard with a one-yard run on the game’s final play. Winton had 169 yards rushing on just four carries to pace the Irish ground attack. Jarmon added 95 yards on seven carries. Connor Cress paced the Irish defense with six tackles. Stiles Moore had three tackles, and all were for losses. Story had three stops, including a TFL and a sack, while Cole Jenkins collected an interception. Catholic held West Greene to just 55 yards in total offense on the evening.
WEEK SEVEN – Catholic evened its overall record at 3-3 and its Region 4-5A mark at 1-1 with its 30-12 win at Rhea County. The Eagles got on the scoreboard first, converting an Irish turnover into a 20-yard touchdown-scoring drive. Rhea County missed the extra point and held a 6-0 lead. The Irish answered, marching 73 yards on six plays. Keondre Jarmon covered the final 48 yards and, with the extra-point from Paxton Robertson, the Irish led, 7-6. Robertson added a 37-yard field goal with 4:43 remaining in the second quarter to give the Irish the lead at halftime, 10-6. Rhea County regained the (cont’d)
lead in the third quarter, taking the second-half kickoff and moving 56 yards to the end zone. A two-point conversion attempt failed, leaving the Eagles ahead, 12-10. Once again the Irish answered, this time with an impressive 15-play, 73-yard drive that consumed 6:06 of the third-quarter clock. Cody Duncan went the final yard, and the Irish were ahead to stay. A 17-yard run from Tommy Winton capped a five-play, 91-yard drive early in the fourth quarter to up the Irish lead to 23-12. Jarmon scored from 10 yards to conclude a six-play, 94-yard drive later in the final quarter to account for the final points of the evening. Jarmon rushed 24 times for 266 yards and two touchdowns on the evening. Winton added 62 yards on eight carries. Xavier Story paced the Irish defense with 15 tackles, including two for-loss and two sacks. Duncan added 11 stops and also recovered a fumble. Sam Sompayrac added ten tackles, including one for-loss. Javis Mynatt had two interceptions for the Irish.
WEEK SIX – Catholic fell to 2-3 overall on the 2018 season with its 40-3 loss at Brentwood Academy. The Eagles led, 7-0, after one quarter, then added a pair of second-quarter touchdowns to up their lead to 20-0. Paxton Robertson put the Irish on the board with his 21-yard field goal just before halftime. That score capped a nine-play, 76-yard drive. Brentwood Academy scored three touchdowns in the second half while keeping the Irish off the scoreboard. Keondre Jarmon paced the Irish rushing attack with 91 yards on 16 carries. Caden Buckles, who became the third Irish quarterback to start a game this season, was 10-of-18 through the air for 95 yards. Tommy Winton had five receptions for 40 yards. Xavier Story, Adam Margolis, and Chris Torres all had seven tackles to lead the Irish defense.
WEEK FIVE – Catholic saw its overall record even at 2-2 and its district mark go to 0-1 with its 17-7 home loss to Soddy-Daisy. The Trojans turned two Irish turnovers into touchdowns in the second quarter and added a field goal later in the quarter to take a 17-0 halftime lead. Catholic got on the board midway through the third stanza as Ray Thompson went in from one yard. That score capped a ten-play, 83-yard drive by the Irish. Drew Gregg was 13-of-23 passing for 168 yards on the evening, with Tommy Winton grabbing eight balls for 116 yards. Keondre Jarmon led the Irish rushing attack with 61 yards on 12 carries. Cooper Mays led Catholic’s defense with 16 tackles, including two for-loss and two sacks. Mays also caused a fumble and broke up a pass. Cody Duncan also had 16 tackles, including one for-loss and a sack. Xavier Story was also in double-digits, registering 11 stops.
WEEK FOUR – Catholic improved to 2-1 on the season with its 35-28 home win over Cleveland. The Irish spotted the Blue Raiders a 14-0 lead but tied the contest on a pair of Drew Gregg second-quarter touchdown passes. Gregg connected with Cody Duncan on a 27-yard strike, then hit Tommy Winton on a 61-yarder to even the score late in the first half. Cleveland took a 21-14 lead into halftime via a late second-quarter score. The Blue Raiders went ahead by 14 again late in the third quarter and held a 28-14 lead after three periods. Gregg’s third touchdown pass of the evening, a 27-yarder to Keondre Jarmon early in the final quarter, brought the Irish to within 21-14. Jarmon struck again less than two minutes later, racing 54 yards to paydirt and knotting the score at 28. A 19-yard run from Winton capped an 11-play, 77-yard drive with 1:32 remaining to provide (cont’d) the winning margin for the Irish. Making his first start, Gregg was 11-of-22 passing for 248 yards and three touchdowns. Winton was the top target, grabbing three balls for 124 yards. Jarmon rushed 12 times for 134 yards to pace the Irish ground attack. Alec Bindner recorded 16 tackles, including four for-loss, to lead the Catholic defense. Xavier Story had 13 tackles, with Duncan adding 11 stops, including two for-loss and a sack. In addition, JT Quinones collected his third interception of the season.
WEEK THREE – Catholic enjoyed an open date.
WEEK TWO – Catholic evened its record at 1-1 with its 35-16 home win over Baylor. Jack Jancek gave Catholic a 7-0 lead with his 17-yard run on the game’s opening possession. A 17-yard interception return from JT Quinones put the Irish ahead, 14-0, just a minute later. A 29-yard Jancek dash had the Irish ahead, 21-0, after the first quarter. A two-yard run from Drew Hicks late in the second quarter provided the Irish a 28-0 halftime lead. A seven-yard pass from Drew Gregg to Adam Jones midway through the third quarter pushed the Irish advantage to 35-0. A third-quarter safety and two fourth-quarter touchdowns provided Baylor’s points on the evening. Ray Thompson paced the Irish rushing attack with 49 yards on seven carries. Jancek added 43 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Gregg was 8-of-12 passing for 145 yards and a touchdown. Jones was the top target, grabbing eight balls for 97 yards and a score. Quinones led the Catholic defense with 12 tackles, two interceptions, and a caused fumble. Cody Duncan added nine stops, with Xavier Story collecting eight tackles.
WEEK ONE – Catholic opened its 2018 campaign with a 31-10 home loss to Maryville. The Irish scored on their opening possession of the season, marching 80 yards in 10 plays. Tommy Winton went in from nine yards to give the Irish a 7-0 lead just 3:32 into the game. Maryville tied the score with a touchdown of its own on the ensuing drive. Paxton Robertson gave Catholic its last lead of the contest midway through the second quarter with his 25-yard field goal. A Rebel touchdown, followed by a field goal as time expired in the second quarter, left them ahead, 17-10, at halftime. The Rebels scored two second-half touchdowns to account for the final margin. Jack Jancek was 14-of-25 passing for 139 yards on the evening. Jancek also led the Irish in rushing with 39 yards on 12 carries. Winton had nine receptions for 93 yards in addition to his touchdown run. Adam Jones led the Irish defense with 12 tackles, while Cody Duncan added 11 stops. Chris Torres had ten tackles, including one for-loss and a sack.
TEAM STATS – Catholic averages 360.3 yards per-game in total offense, including 181.9 yards on the ground and 178.4 yards through the air. Defensively, Catholic allows 230.3 yards per-game, including 124.9 yards on the ground and 105.4 yards through the air. Catholic averages 29.3 points per-game. Opponents average 19.1 points per-game.
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS – Here’s a look at Catholic’s statistical leaders –
Rushing: Keondre Jarmon (122 att., 876 yds, 7 TD)
Passing: Jack Jancek (59-91-6, 921 yds, 9 TD)
Receiving: Tommy Winton (41 rec., 785 yds, 8 TD)
Interceptions: JT Quinones (4)
Scoring: Tommy Winton (84 points; 14 TD)
Tackles: Cody Duncan (113)
PLAYERS OF NOTE
1 – Keondre Jarmon (RB/DB, 5-9, 180, Fr.): 14 att, 64 yds, 1 TD (4) vs. Fulton…14 att, 30 yds, 2 rec, 36 yds vs. West…6 att, 31 yds, 1 rec, 8 yds (TD) vs. Lenoir City…6 att, 93 yds, 2 TD (3, 27), 1 KR, 33 yds vs. Walker Valley…7 att, 95 yds, TD (4), 1 rec, 14 yds vs. West Greene…24 att, 266 yds, 2 TD (48, 10), 1 rec, (-3) yds vs. Rhea County…16 att, 91 yds vs. Brentwood Academy…12 att, 61 yds vs. Soddy-Daisy…12 att, 134 yds, TD (54), 2 rec, 51 yds, TD (27) vs. Cleveland…6 att, 13 yds vs. Baylor…5 att, (-2) yds vs. Maryville…
3 – Jack Jancek (QB/DB, 6-4, 185, Jr.): 9 att, (-7) yds, 1 TD (1), 8-13-1, 114 yds, 2 TD (13, 31), 11 tackles, 2 PBU, 1 INT vs. Fulton…10 att, 38 yds, 24-36-4, 454 yds, 4 TD (15, 50, 70, 55), 2 tackles vs. West…3 att, (-1) yds, 8-9-0, 154 yds, 3 TD (32, 8, 46) vs. Lenoir City…8 att, 43 yds, 2 TD (17, 29), 5-8-0, 60 yds, 3 tackles vs. Baylor…12 att, 39 yds, 14-25-1, 139 yds, 6 tackles vs. Maryville…
6 – Xavier Story (RB/LB, 5-10, 215, Sr.): 10 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Fulton…13 tackles. 1 FC vs. West…1 rec, 9 yds, 8 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Lenoir City…9 tackles vs. Walker Valley…1 rec, 36 yds (TD), 3 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. West Greene…15 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 sacks vs. Rhea County…1 rec, (-1) yds, 7 tackles vs. Brentwood Academy…2 rec, 18 yds, 11 tackles vs. Soddy-Daisy…13 tackles vs. Cleveland…8 tackles vs. Baylor…6 tackles vs. Maryville…
7 – Stiles Moore (DE, 6-3, 240, Jr.): 1 rec, 13 yds (TD), 5 tackles, 1 PBU vs. Fulton…6 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 sacks vs. Lenoir City…1 rec, 23 yds (TD), 8 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Walker Valley…3 tackles, 3 TFL vs. West Greene…8 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 sacks vs. Rhea County…2 tackles vs. Brentwood Academy…9 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FR vs. Soddy-Daisy…5 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Baylor…6 tackles vs. Maryville…
9 – Adam Jones (WR/DB, 6-3, 175, Sr.): 6 rec, 101 yds, 1 TD (31), 7 tackles, 1 PBU vs. Fulton…10 rec, 251 yds, 2 TD (50, 55), 2 tackles vs. West…1 rec, 18 yds vs. Lenoir City…3 rec, 89 yds vs. Walker Valley..2 rec, 34 yds, 5 tackles, 1 PBU vs. Cleveland…8 rec, 97 yds, 1 TD (7), 3 tackles vs. Baylor…1 rec, 16 yds, 12 tackles vs. Maryville…
10 – Caden Buckles (QB, 6-0, 190, Fr.): 1 att, 1 yds, 2-2-0, 70 yds, 2 TD (63, 7) vs. Lenoir City…1 att, (-1) yds, 1 rec, 6 yds (TD), 7-8-0, 165 yds, 2 TD (6, 23) vs. Walker Valley…3 att, 2 yds, TD (1), 4-8-1, 69 yds, 2 TD (12, 36) vs. West Greene…10 att, 25 yds, 6-9-1, 38 yds vs. Rhea County…13 att, (-1) yds, 10-18-1, 95 yds vs. Brentwood Academy…4 att, 6 yds, 1-3-1, 24 yds vs. Soddy-Daisy…2-2-0, 13 yds vs. Baylor…
13 – Ray Thompson (RB/DB, 6-0, 190, Sr.): 3 att, 11 yds, 11 tackles vs. Fulton…1 att, (-1) yds, 2 rec, 8 yds, 1 tackle vs. West…2 tackles vs. Lenoir City…2 att, 12 yds, 1 rec, 28 yds vs. Walker Valley…1 tackle vs. West Greene…5 att, 19 yds, 1 TD (1), 4 tackles vs. Soddy-Daisy…7 att, 49 yds, 1 rec, 3 yds, 4 tackles, 1 PBU vs. Baylor…7 att, 18 yds, 1 rec, 5 yds, 7 tackles vs. Maryville…
16 – Drew Gregg (QB/DB, 6-1, 170, So.): 7 att, 8 yds, 13-23-0, 168 yds vs. Soddy-Daisy…7 att, 19 yds, 11-22-2, 248 yds, 3 TD (27, 61, 27) vs. Cleveland…5 att, 36 yds, 8-12-0, 145 yds, 1 TD (7) vs. Baylor…
24 – Tommy Winton (RB/DB, 5-10, 175, Fr.): 5 att, 23 yds, 2 KR, 46 yds, 6 tackles vs. Fulton…5 att, 9 yds, 7 rec, 143 yds, 2 TD (15, 70), 2 tackles vs. West…3 att, 27 yds, 4 rec, 158 yds, 3 TD (32, 62, 46) vs. Lenoir City…3 att, 66 yds, TD (22), 1-1-0, 6 yds (TD), 2 rec, 25 yds, TD (6) vs. Walker Valley…4 att, 169 yds, 2 TD (38, 72), 1 rec, 12 yds (TD) vs. West Greene…8 att, 62 yds, TD (17), 1 rec, 16 yds, 3 KOR, 55 yds vs. Rhea County…2 att, 17 yds, 5 rec, 40 yds vs. Brentwood Academy…3 att, 16 yds, 8 rec, 116 yds, 2 KOR, 43 yds vs. Soddy-Daisy…5 att, 45 yds, 1 TD (19), 3 rec, 124 yds, 1 TD (61), 2 KOR, 54 yds vs. Cleveland…1 att, 4 yds, 1 rec, 58 yards vs. Baylor…3 att, 17 yds, 1 TD (9), 9 rec, 93 yds, 2 KOR, 57 yds vs. Maryville…
30 – Cody Duncan (RB/LB, 6-2, 215, Jr.): 11 att, 37 yds, 1 rec, 0 yds, 12 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Fulton…2 att, 4 yds, 1 rec, (-1) yds, 19 tackles, 2 TFL vs. West…2 att, 19 yds, 1 rec, 8 yds, 12 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 FC, 1 FR vs. Lenoir City…1 att, 8 yds, 9 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU vs. Walker Valley…3 tackles, 1 TFL vs. West Greene…3 att, (-2) yds, TD (1), 1 rec, (-1) yds, 11 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 FR vs. Rhea County…1 att, 4 yds, 16 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Soddy-Daisy…5 att, 17 yds, 3 rec, 34 yds, 1 TD (27), 11 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack vs. Cleveland…2 att, 2 yds, 2 rec, 28 yds, 9 tackles vs. Baylor…6 att, 23 yds, 11 tackles vs. Maryville…
41 – JT Quinones (WR/LB, 5-10, 165, So.): 1 tackle vs. Fulton…5 tackles vs. West…4 tackles, 1 INT vs. Lenoir City…4 tackles, 1 FC vs. Walker Valley…1 tackle, 1 TFL, 1 PBU, 1/1 XP vs. West Greene…9 tackles, 5 TFL vs. Rhea County…3 tackles vs. Brentwood Academy…5 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Soddy-Daisy…8 tackles, 1 INT vs. Cleveland…12 tackles, 1 FC, 3 PBU, 2 INT, 1 TD (17) vs. Baylor…6 tackles vs. Maryville…
45 – Paxton Robertson (K, 6-1, 200, Jr.): 4/4 XP, 4 punts, 37.8 avg. vs. Fulton…2/2 FG (36, 37), 4/4 XP vs. West…6/6 XP vs. Lenoir City…7/7 XP vs. Walker Valley…6/6 XP vs. West Greene…1/1 FG (37), 3/3 XP vs. Rhea County…1/1 FG (21) vs. Brentwood Academy…1/1 XP vs. Soddy-Daisy…5/5 XP vs. Cleveland…5/5 XP vs. Baylor…1/1 XP, 1/1 FG (25) vs. Maryville…
53 – Chris Torres (LB, 6-1, 210, Sr.): 8 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Fulton…4 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Lenoir City…7 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Walker Valley…2 tackles, 2 TFL vs. West Greene…5 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Rhea County…7 tackles vs. Brentwood Academy…3 tackles vs. Soddy-Daisy…4 tackles vs. Cleveland…4 tackles vs. Baylor…10 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Maryville…
78 – Cooper Mays (OL/DL, 6-3, 260, Jr.): 8 tackles, 2 TFL vs. Fulton…5 tackles, 1 TFL vs. West…5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack vs. Lenoir City…4 tackles vs. Walker Valley…7 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Rhea County…5 tackles vs. Brentwood Academy…16 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 FC vs. Soddy-Daisy…8 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Cleveland…6 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Baylor…7 tackles, 1 TFL vs. Maryville…
100-YARD RUSHERS – Catholic has had three 100-yard rushing efforts in 2018. Here’s a look:
PLAYER OPPONENT ATT-YDS-TD
Keondre Jarmon Cleveland 12-134-1
Keondre Jarmon Rhea County 24-266-2
Tommy Winton West Greene 4-169-2
225-YARD PASSING – Catholic quarterbacks have had two 225-yard passing games this season. Here’s a look:
PLAYER OPPONENT STATISTICS
Drew Gregg Cleveland 11-22-2, 248 yds, 3 TD
Jack Jancek West 24-36-4, 454 yds, 4 TF
100-YARDS RECEIVING – Catholic has had six 100-yard receiving game this season. Here’s a look:
PLAYER OPPONENT REC-YDS-TD
Tommy Winton Cleveland 3-124-1
Tommy Winton Soddy-Daisy 8-116-0
Tommy Winton Lenoir City 4-158-3
Adam Jones West 10-251-2
Tommy Winton West 7-143-2
Adam Jones Fulton 6-101-1
ALL-PURPOSE MAN – Tommy Winton has 1,612 all-purpose yards this season. The breakdown includes 785 receiving yards, 369 kickoff return yards, 455 rushing yards, and three punt return yards.
DOUBLE-DIGIT TACKLES – Catholic has had 19 double-digit tackle efforts this season. Here’s a look:
Player Opponent Tackles
Cody Duncan Fulton 12
Jack Jancek Fulton 11
Ray Thompson Fulton 11
Xavier Story Fulton 10
Cody Duncan West 19
Xavier Story West 13
Cody Duncan Lenoir City 12
Xavier Story Rhea County 15
Cody Duncan Rhea County 11
Sam Sompayrac Rhea County 10
Cody Duncan Soddy-Daisy 16
Cooper Mays Soddy-Daisy 16
Alec Bindner Cleveland 16
Xavier Story Cleveland 13
Cody Duncan Cleveland 11
JT Quinones Baylor 12
Adam Jones Maryville 12
Cody Duncan Maryville 11
Chris Torres Maryville 10
THE LAST GO ‘ROUND – Catholic’s 2018 roster includes nine seniors. Included are Xavier Story (RB/LB), Adam Jones (WR/DB), Ray Thompson (RB/DB), Adam Margolis (RB/LB), Chris Torres (RB/LB), Alec Bindner (OL/DL), Jordan Natour (OL/DL), Max Suchomski (P), and Adam Price (WR/DB).
ON THE STAFF – Serving as assistant coaches for the Irish are: Justin Anderson (Offensive Line), Sam Brown (Running Backs), Rodney Ellison (Tight Ends), Drew Franklin (Wide Receivers), Kevin Lane (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs), Kris White (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers), Geraud Hall (Defensive Ends), John Brewster (Defensive Tackles), Don Coffey (JV) and Tyler Teague (JV).
ON THE RADIO – Tonight’s game is being broadcast on WNML, The Sports Animal (99.1 FM). John Wilkerson handles play-by-play, while former Catholic quarterback and 1999 Mr. Football winner Rob Demastus adds commentary.
UP NEXT – Should Catholic win tonight, it would play host to the Central-David Crockett winner next Friday in semifinal action. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.