Notre Dame High School 2021

Team Profile

Photos by Bob Corte

Q&A with Coach Charles Fant

Notre Dame high school football coach Charles FantQ: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: Inexperienced, but quick at the skilled positions. 

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Developing a strong offensive and defensive line.

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

A: Andy McGann (TE/LB), Alex Osborne (RB/DB), Arieas Cox (OL/DL), and Hilton Hamilton (OL/LB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: Our current players’ willingness to learn and train.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Inexperience at key positions.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: Several freshmen and sophomores gained valuable varsity playing time.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: We learned that our region has gotten better each year.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: You will see us running the ball more.

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

A: We are quick and fast at the receiver position.

Stats

Coach Name: Charles Fant (10 yrs. as a head coach, 10th as head coach at Notre Dame)

Division/Class: TN II-AA 

2020 Overall Record: 3-7 

2020 District Finish: 7th

Mascot: Fighting Irish

 

2021 Schedule

August

20 Walker Valley (A)

27 Hixson (H)

September

3 Knoxville Webb (A)

17 Chattanooga Christian (H)

24 Grace Christian – Knoxville (A)

October

1 Silverdale Baptist (A)

8 Howard (A)

15 Boyd Buchanan (A)

22 Christian Acad. of Knox. (H)

 

Coach’s View

The DII East Region will be another tough battle. Several teams have very little separation at the top. If we can gain the experience that we need early in the season, we feel like we can compete. I love this team and how hard these players have worked in the off-season and look forward to seeing what they will be able to do this year.

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