Chattanooga Central High School 2021

Team Profile

Photos by Sarah Katheron Latham with The Central High School Digest

Q&A with Coach Curt Jones

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

A: Experienced. We have 19 of 22 returning starters on offense and defense, plus our kicker and punter.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: We need to create some success early and build on that momentum as the season progresses.

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

A: Donovan Smith (WR/DB), Mike Watson (RB/LB), Noah Collins (WR/DB), Demetrio Dominguez (OL/DL), and Reggie Wadley (RB/LB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: The growth that we have made as a team over the last two football seasons.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Focusing on our team to make sure we are not beating ourselves.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: The growth we made as a program.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Coach ‘em hard and love ‘em hard!

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: We will be about the same, scheme-wise.

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

A: Better than average.

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Coach Name: Curt Jones (9 yrs. as a head coach, 8th as head coach at Central)

Division/Class: TN I-4A

2020 Overall Record: 2-8

2020 District Finish: 6th

Mascot: Pounders


2021 Schedule


20 Campbell Co. (H)

27 Franklin Co. (A)


3 Soddy Daisy (A)

10 Hixson (H)

17 Red Bank (H)

24 Clinton (H)


1 East Hamilton (A)

7 Sequoyah (A)

22 East Ridge (H)


Coach’s View

The new region won’t change things much. Our region will be super-competitive and will probably come down to the closing weeks of the season. We’re looking forward to another great year of Tennessee high school football!

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