Boyd-Buchanan School 2023

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography

Q & A With Coach Gary Rankin

Coach Gary Rankin of Boyd Buchanan

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

A. Young and very inexperienced.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. Growing up fast.

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

A. Houston Hicks, Jaylon Sanderfer, and Connor Beard.

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. Skill players are good and the program foundation has been set.

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A. Making sure that I have our kids prepared every week!

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. Development from year one to year two.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. Take nothing for granted.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. Stronger team overall.

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

A. We feel good about our team speed and the way our kids train!


Coach name: Gary Rankin (39 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Boyd-Buchanan)

Division/Class: TN II-AA

2022 Overall Record: 7-4

2022 District Finish: 4th

Mascot: Buccaneers

2023 Schedule


18 Chattanooga Prep (H)

25 Brainerd (A)


1 Christian Acad. of Knox. (H)

8 North Cobb Christian (A)

15 Silverdale (A)

22 CCS (H)

29 Notre Dame (H)


6 Lakeway Christian Academy (A)

20 Knoxville Webb (H)

27 Grace Christian – Knoxville (A)

Coach’s View

With a very tough schedule it will be very important to be prepared for our weekly schedule! No gimmes in this league and it will be vital that we build depth and have a lot of kids ready to play. Great buzz around Boyd football and a lot of excitement for the upcoming season!