Ridgeland High School 2022

Team Profile

Photos courtesy of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School

Q & A With Coach Craig Pritchett

ridgeland high school football coach

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

A: Excited.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: How the older players adapt and lead new systems and a new standard and how the younger players compete against older opponents.

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

A: Chase Watkins (QB/LB), Carson Middleton (OL/DL), Hayden Kerr (OL/DL), Darrian Burks (WR/DB), and Parker Metcalf (OB/LB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: Players buying into new systems and standards and are not afraid to work.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Missed opportunities for growth.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: N/A

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: N/A

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: Yes.

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

A: Above average.


Coach name: Craig Pritchett (8 yrs. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at Ridgeland)

Division/Region: GA 6-AAA

2021 Overall Record: 1-9

2021 District Finish: 6th

Mascot: Panthers

2022 Schedule


26 North Cobb Christian (A)


2 North Murray (H)

9 Heritage (A)

16 Coahulla Creek (A)

23 Bremen (A)

30 LFO (H)


7 Adairsville (H)

21 Ringgold (H)

28 Gordon Lee (A)


4 LaFayette (H)

Coach’s View

The team’s success will be built on the belief and confidence that the players can build in a short amount of time with new schemes and new standards in place. The team is working hard in the weight room and off-season workouts. A good mix of older players with some exciting young players gives us a chance to compete in the new region.