Lookout Valley High School 2021

Team Profile

Photos by Jennifer Chandler

Q&A with Coach Joshua Payne

lookout valley high school football 2019 coach joshua payneQ: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: Though we are only losing four seniors, we will still be a very young team.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: The key will be getting stronger in the off-season.

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

A: Key leaders will be seniors Evan Ferguson (K/WR/DB), Jessee Addison (OL/DL), and Mason Randolph (WR/DB) and juniors Jacob Winchester (RB/LB), Jaxon Quails (RB/LB), and Blake Ferguson (QB/LB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: We are returning most of our players from last year.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Execution and depth.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: We began to build and instill a new mindset last year that we hope to continue building here at Lookout Valley.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Being a young team, we know that we are building for the future, so we just have to continue to get better overall.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: Not really.

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

A: Our speed is average.

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Coach Name: Joshua Payne (3 yrs. as a head coach, 3rd as head coach at Lookout Valley)

Division/Class: TN I-1A

2020 Overall Record: 2-8

2020 District Finish: 5th

Mascot: Yellow Jackets


2021 Schedule


20 Mt. Juliet Christian (H)

27 Community (H)


3 South Pittsburg (A)

10 Hayesville (A)

17 Cannon Co. (A)

24 Huntland (H)


1 Copper Basin (A)

15 Whitwell (A)

22 Polk Co. (H)

29 Sale Creek (H)


Coach’s View

We have a great opportunity to be successful this year. It will all come down to the hard work that is put in during the summer in the weight room. As a coaching staff, we are putting a huge emphasis on the mindset of the game and trying to instill that into our players.

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