Lookout Valley High School 2022

Team Profile

Photos courtesy of Lookout Valley High School

Q & A With Coach Joshua Paynelookout valley high school football coach 

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

A: Hungry.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Staying healthy.

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

A: Jacob Winchester (RB/LB), Blake Ferguson (QB/LB), Jaxon Quails (RB/LB), and Hayden Landreth (OL/DL).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: A lot of guys got experience due to injuries last year. That will give us a more experienced roster than last year.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Depth and injuries.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: We showed a lot of growth in certain aspects of the program last year despite a lot of adversity and injuries.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Make sure you have four backup quarterbacks.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: Not really.

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

A: Team speed is average for 1A.


Coach name: Joshua Payne (4 yrs. as a head coach, 4th as head coach at Lookout Valley)

Division/Class: TN I-1A

2021 Overall Record: 0-10

2021 District Finish: 5th

Mascot: Yellow Jackets

2022 Schedule


19 Mt. Juliet Christian (A)

26 Community (A)


2 South Pittsburg (H)

9 Hayesville (H)

16 Cannon Co. (H)

23 Huntland (A)

30 Copper Basin (H)


14 Whitwell (H)

21 Polk Co. (A)

28 Sale Creek (A)

Coach’s View

Our kids are very motivated to have success this season. We have some veteran players in key roles that will serve us well. Most people on our schedule will underestimate us, and that will play to our advantage as underdogs.