McCallie School

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Coach’s Corner
Coach Ralph Potter

Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: We’ll be experienced in most areas.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Staying healthy is going to be important.

Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A: The leadership of Robert Riddle (Sr., QB) and the rest of the senior class will be very important.

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

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Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Our difficult schedule – it will be challenging, and it remains our biggest obstacle.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: I think our experience will help prepare the guys physically and mentally for the tough schedule. Most of them have been through it at least once now.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Our hope is we will improve on defense and in the kicking game.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: We have a new defensive coordinator, Ricky Ross.

Q: How would you characterize your team’s speed?

A: We won’t be as fast as our 2014 team, but our quickness will be good overall.


Coach’s View

We have to get off to a better start than we did last year against two difficult opponents in Peachtree Ridge and Blackman. The heart of the season will be the four games in the middle – MBA at their place, Blessed Trinity out of Georgia, Baylor, and Ensworth. I think that stretch will determine where we are seeded in the postseason.


Photos courtesy of McCallie School


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Shawn McColley

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Maxim Yeoh

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Rico Dozier

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Jorden Starling

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Tynelius Hall

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Andrew Pressley

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Giovanni Hightower-Reviere

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Robert Riddle

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