Bradley Central High School 2021

Team Profile

Photos Courtesy of Colby Dills

Q&A with Coach Damon Floyd

Coach Damon FloydQ: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: We are returning some experienced players in several positions. It’s a hardworking group with great senior leadership.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Obviously, just like for a lot of other teams, staying healthy is going to be important for us this season.

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

A: Aiden McClary (QB/DB), Gabe Campbell (OL/DL), Isaiah Arnold (TE/LB), and Josh Helsdon (TE/DL).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: We have a great group of returning experienced players who are hungry to prove that we can compete at the highest level.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: We play in one of the toughest regions in the state. Week in and week out, we have to be ready to play at a high level.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: We got a playoff win last year for the first time in a few years, so hopefully, we can build off of that success.

Q: Any lessons learned  from last year?

A: For us, you’ll see a few more guys playing on both sides of the ball.

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

A: I would say we have good team speed.

Stats

Coach Name: Damon Floyd (16 yrs. as a head coach, 16th as head coach at Bradley)

Division/Class: TN I-6A

2020 Overall Record: 8-4

2020 District Finish: 3rd

Mascot: Bears

 

2021 Schedule

August

20 Brainerd (H)

27 Walker Valley (A)

September

3 Cleveland (A)

10 McMinn Co. (A)

17 Hardin Valley (H)

October

1 Bearden (H)

8 Ooltewah (A)

15 Farragut (A)

22 Rhea Co. (H)

29 Maryville (A)

 

Coach’s View

We have an opportunity almost every week to play some of the best teams around this part of the state, which will require us to play our best. We return several players on both sides of the ball, who, at some point last season, had opportunities playing on Friday nights. I think that having those experienced guys can really benefit us this year.  

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