Marion County High School 2021

Team Profile

Photos by Gene Fuller

Q&A with Coach Dale Pruitt

Marion county high school football coach dale pruittQ: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: We return eight on offense and six on defense. We have plenty of returning players who got a lot of experience last year. 

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Keeping everyone healthy.

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

A: We have 15 seniors who have contributed on both sides of the ball.

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: Everyone has worked really hard in the weight room to become bigger, stronger, and faster.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Young men who sometimes make poor decisions. 

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: A winning season and returning starters, despite dealing with COVID-19.  

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: How to clean, disinfect, and
spray Lysol.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: No, our offense and defense remain the same. 

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

A: Our skill kids are very quick on both sides of the ball.

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Coach Name: Dale Pruitt (39 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Marion Co.)

Division/Class: TN I-2A

2020 Overall Record: 7-4

2020 District Finish: 2nd

Mascot: Warriors


2021 Schedule


20 Grundy Co. (H)

27 Sequatchie Co. (A)


3 Tyner Academy (H)

17 Bledsoe Co. (A)

24 Forrest (H)


1 Tellico Plains (H)

15 Polk Co. (A)

22 Signal Mountain (A)

29 Meigs Co. (H)


Coach’s View

We play a very tough region schedule this year, with the addition of Meigs Co. to our region, along with picking up Grundy Co., Forrest, and Signal Mountain as non-region opponents.

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