Brainerd High School 2021

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography

Q&A with Coach Stanley Jackson

Brainerd high school football coach Stanley JacksonQ: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: Ready to win!

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Offense/defense line.

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

A: Jaylyn Dupree (ATH), Talijah Whitt (DB), Donivon Thomas (TE), Terrance Thornhill (OL/DL), Chris Giles (DB), Montez Deloney (WR), Akeem Cosme (OL/DL), and Xavier Wood (LB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: Skilled players. 

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Lesson plans.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: The culture.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Be prepared for anything and plan for everything.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: We will be the same on offense and defense, but special teams will see different faces in new places.

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

A: Good, if we stick to the process. And we will gain an advantage by spacing our players out more.

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Coach Name: Stanley Jackson (26 yrs. as a head coach, 4th as head coach  at Brainerd)

Division/Class: TN I-3A

2020 Overall Record: 8-5

2020 District Finish: 3rd

Mascot: Panthers


2021 Schedule


20 Bradley Central (A)

27 Howard (H)


3 Kingston (A)

10 Tyner (H)

17 McMinn Central (A)

24 Austin-East (A)


1 Loudon (A)

15 Sweetwater (H)

22 Ooltewah (H)

29 Signal Mountain (A)


Coach’s View

Our success and failures will be based on our consistency as a coaching staff and team. When you show up every day to get better, you will. Taking days off can put us weeks or even months behind. With everything we do and everything we have done – success and failure are on us. #PANTHER NATION 

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