Rhea County High School

Coach Mark Pemberton

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

A. We have a hardworking team.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. We have to stay healthy.

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

A. Chandler Kaylor (Sr., RB/LB), Zack Pemberton (Sr., QB/DB), Colton Edwards (Sr., OL/DL), Aulbrey Smith (Sr., RB/DB), and Payton Dugger (Sr., OL/DL).

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. The work ethic of this team.

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A.  Depth. Injuries will be our weakness.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A.  Nothing – forget about last year.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A.  Keep it simple.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. No.

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

A. Our team speed is average.

Coach’s View

If we can stay healthy, we will be in the thick of the race.

Photos by Christopher Hall, Rhea County Herald

Kaleb Laws

Colton Edwards

Chandler Kaylor

Gavin Morrison

Zack Pemberton

Garrett Smith

Aulbrey Smith