Rhea County High School

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Coach Mark Pemberton

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

A: Experienced. We have a lot of veteran players returning this year.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Staying healthy and keeping our minds strong so we can focus on the game.

Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 2.38.17 PM

A: All of our seniors will be leaders.

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism? 

A: This team has a great work ethic, and there are a good number of returning starters.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Lack of depth.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: We came close to winning the district last season, so we just need to play one more game and win it this year.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: There won’t be any changes this year.

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

A: Our speed is average overall, but we have some advantages with quick running backs.

Coach’s View

This team has a chance to build on the success of the last three years, and I’m confident that we will make it to the playoffs again. These seniors have a chance to be the group with the most wins ever at Rhea Co. Last year’s seniors broke that record, and this year’s seniors can break it again.


Photos by Andy Mitchell


Tyler Brown

Tyler Brown

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Peyton Barger

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Mason Stephenson

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Eddie Davis

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Jared Edwards


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