Ridgeland High School 2021

Team Profile

Photos by Bambara Aven Photography, LLC

Q&A with Coach Kip Klein

Ridgeland high school football coach kip kleinQ: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: Hardworking and in it for each other. The team seems to really enjoy being together.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Having some young players stepping up and working their hardest together to achieve their goals.

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

A: Jonathan Woodall (RB/LB), Chase Blevins (OL/DL), Chase Watkins (LB), Jakobe Turner (WR/DB), Jacob Klein (OL/DL), Ashton Turner (RB/DL), and Judd Anderson (QB/DB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: We have had a great off-season and great senior leadership; the “we” mentality.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Young players who are bound to make mistakes.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: In the off-season, we have already built on discipline and teamwork to drive us to our goals.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: That no one is above the good of the team, and sometimes, the hard lessons are the best.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: Hopefully, we will see a more competitive team that fights till the end and isn’t worried only about themselves.

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

A: I think we have good overall speed and should be very competitive with other teams.

Stats

Coach Name: Kip Klein (3 yrs. as a head coach, 3rd as head coach at Ridgeland)

Division/Region: GA 7-AAAA

2020 Overall Record: 1-9

2020 District Finish: 6th

Mascot: Panthers

 

2021 Schedule

August

20 East Forsyth (A)

27 Dalton (A)

September

3 Ringgold (A)

10 Calhoun (H)

17 Cass (A)

October

1 Heritage (A)

8 Pickens (H)

15 Cedartown (A)

29 Northwest Whitfield (H)

November

5 Central (H)

 

Coach’s View

I feel that even though we have one of the toughest schedules around, as long as we continue to believe in the strength of the team and work together without worrying about stats or accolades, we should be very competitive. In the past, players have lost sight of their focus, and we are being very intentional in our preparation and focus on this team.

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