PLAYOFF PRE-GAME NOTES: Catholic vs West
WEST Rebels (4-6)
CATHOLIC Irish (6-3)
November 2, 2018
Blaine Stadium/Hollin Field
TSSAA Class 5A Playoffs – First Round
SETTING THE SCENE – Catholic makes its 26th appearance in the TSSAA Playoffs… Irish finished second in Region 4-5A this season…West finished third in Region 3-5A… seven Catholic opponents are participating in the TSSAA playoffs this season…West leads the series, 3-1…the teams last met in 2012…Irish have posted five consecutive 10-win seasons…Irish have won 150 of their last 197 games…Irish have won four consecutive games…during its four-game win streak, Catholic has averaged 395 yards and 42.5 points per-game…the Irish defense has allowed 42.5 yards and 6.3 points during the streak…Winton leads the Irish in receiving…Winton has three 100-yard receiving games…Jarmon tops the rushing charts… in his first action since August 24, Jancek was 8-of-9 passing for 154 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s 42-0 win at Lenoir City…Winton has 1,358 all-purpose yards… Duncan tops the tackle chart with 82…Quinones has four interceptions…Irish holding foes to 206.1 yards per-game…defense allowed 85 yards total offense in last week’s 42-0 win at Lenoir City…the shutout was Catholic’s first since 2016…
THE RECORDS – Catholic is 6-3 in 2018, including a 3-1 mark in Region 4-5A. The Irish won at Lenoir City last week, 42-0. West is 4-6 this year, including a 3-3 mark in Region 3-5A. The Rebels won at Campbell County, 35-7, 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 69-29, and his record at Catholic is 59-18. The Irish have reached the TSSAA Playoffs in each of Matthews’ seasons at Catholic. His playoff record is 15-3, 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 15-3 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
IN THE PLAYOFFS – Catholic makes its 26th appearance in the TSSAA Playoffs. The Irish have posted a 35-22 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 at Fulton
Rhea County (4-5) 5A at Oak Ridge
Soddy-Daisy (5-4) 5A vs. Clinton
Maryville (9-1) 6A vs. Bearden
Cleveland (4-5) 6A at Farragut
Brentwood Academy (8-2) DII Bye
Baylor (4-6) DII vs. Pope John Paul II
SEASON SCHEDULES – Here are 2018 schedules for both teams:
Catholic (6-3/3-1) West (4-6/3-3)
8/17 Maryville L, 31-10 8/17 @Bearden L, 9-0
8/24 Baylor W, 35-16 8/24 Hardin Valley L, 15-12
8/31 Open Date 8/31 @Karns* W, 42-14
9/7 Cleveland W, 35-28 9/7 @Halls W, 35-0
9/14 Soddy-Daisy* L, 17-7 9/14 Oak Ridge* L, 24-21
9/21 @Brentwood Acad. L, 40-3 9/21 Farragut L, 21-6
9/28 @Rhea County* W, 30-12 9/28 @Clinton* W, 13-7
10/5 @West Greene W, 49-6 10/5 Powell* L, 36-21
10/12 Walker Valley* W, 49-7 10/12 Open Date
10/19 Open Date 10/18 Fulton* L, 41-20
10/26 @Lenoir City* W, 42-0 10/26 @Campbell Co.* W, 35-7
11/2 West 11/2 @Catholic
*Denotes Region 4-5A game *Denotes Region 3-5A game
SERIES VS. WEST – West leads the series with Catholic, 3-1. Here’s a look:
2009: @Catholic 21, West 18
2010: @West 31, Catholic 19
2011: West 34, @Catholic 14
2012: @West 41, Catholic 20
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:
TURNOVER MARGIN – Catholic is plus-one in turnover margin in 2018. The Irish have thrown seven interceptions and lost five fumbles. Opponents have thrown nine interceptions and lost four 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.
REGION 4-5A STANDINGS – Here’s a look at the 2018 Region 4-5A standings:
Soddy-Daisy 3-1 5-4
Catholic 3-1 6-3
Rhea County 2-2 4-5
Lenoir City 2-2 5-5
Walker Valley 0-4 0-10
Last week’s results
Catholic 42, @Lenoir City 0
Soddy-Daisy 43, @Walker Valley 0
Cane Ridge 35, @Rhea County 20
Clinton @ Soddy-Daisy
Rhea County @ Oak Ridge
Lenoir City @ Fulton
REGION 3-5A STANDINGS – Here’s a look at the 2018 Region 3-5A standings:
Fulton 6-0 9-1
Oak Ridge 5-1 8-2
West 3-3 4-6
Clinton 3-3 4-6
Campbell County 2-4 4-6
Karns 1-5 3-7
Powell 1-5 2-8
FOUR-GAME STREAK – Catholic has won four consecutive games. During that time the Irish have averaged 395 yards and 42.5 points per-game. Defensively, Catholic has allowed 42.5 yards and 6.3 points per game. Here’s a look:
Opponent Result Catholic Yards Opponent Yards
Rhea County 30-12 403 199
West Greene 49-6 411 55
Walker Valley 49-7 411 101
Lenoir City 42-0 355 85
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 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 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 (cont’d)
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 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 (cont’d)
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 356.3 yards per-game in total offense, including 201.4 yards on the ground and 154.9 yards through the air. Defensively, Catholic allows 206.1 yards per-game, including 129.2 yards on the ground and 76.9 yards through the air. Catholic averages 28.9 points per-game. Opponents average 17.4 points per-game.
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS – Here’s a look at Catholic’s statistical leaders –
Rushing: Keondre Jarmon (94 att., 782 yds, 6 TD)
Passing: Drew Gregg (32-57-2, 561 yds, 4 TD)
Receiving: Tommy Winton (34 rec., 642 yds, 6 TD)
Interceptions: JT Quinones (4)
Scoring: Tommy Winton (72 points; 12 TD)
Tackles: Cody Duncan (82)
PLAYERS OF NOTE
1 – Keondre Jarmon (RB/DB, 5-9, 180, Fr.): 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.): 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.): 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.): 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.): 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.): 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.): 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.): 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.): 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.): 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.): 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.): 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-YARDS PASSING – Drew Gregg has one 225-yard passing games this season. Here’s a look:
Cleveland 11-22-2, 248 yds, 3 TD
100-YARDS RECEIVING – Catholic has had three 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
ALL-PURPOSE MAN – Tommy Winton has 1,358 all-purpose yards this season. The breakdown includes 642 receiving yards, 290 kickoff return yards, 423 rushing yards, and three punt return yards.
DOUBLE-DIGIT TACKLES – Catholic has had 13 double-digit tackle efforts this season. Here’s a look:
Player Opponent Tackles
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 face the Fulton-Lenoir City winner next week. Should Fulton win, the game would be at Fulton. Should Lenoir City win, the game would be at Catholic. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.