Ooltewah High School 2022

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography

Q & A With Coach James Manning

Ooltewah high school football coach 2022

Q How would you characterize this year’s team?

A They are still young, but they love to come to work and get better every day.

Q What will be the keys to your success?

A We need to build on the team culture that we started to instill during spring practice.

Q Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A AJ Robinson (QB), Will Bolt (WR/DB), Mason Arnold (DB), Isaac Itofe (OL), Takoda Jones (RB/DB), and Reggie Knight (WR).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: A We are returning a lot of young talent from last year’s team that started 10 games.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: The strength of our schedule.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: Making the playoffs for the first time in two years.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: We have to stick together as a team.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: Hopefully offense, defense, and special teams will be better than last year.

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

A: We have some kids who can run at the right positions.

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Coach name: James Manning (2 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Ooltewah)

Division/Class: TN I-5A

2021 Overall Record: 2-8

2021 District Finish: 4th

Mascot: Owls

2022 Schedule


19 East Hamilton (H)

26 Red Bank (A)


2 Walker Valley (H)

16 Rhea Co. (A)

23 Baylor (A)

30 Howard (A)


7 Bradley Central (A)

14 Soddy Daisy (H)

21 Brainerd (H)

28 McMinn Co. (H)

Coach’s View

We need to focus on one game at a time. Every weekend should reset the schedule to 0-0. The goal for us is to get a little better every day and continue growing as a team.

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