Ridgeland High School 2023

Team Profile

Photos by Bambara Aven Photography, LLC and Chloe Tredy

Q & A With Coach Craig Pritchett

Coach Craig Pritchett of Ridgeland High School

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

A. Excited and hungry to turn things around.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. The team continuing to develop in key areas. Belief and confidence in a great off-season. Executing on Friday nights.

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

A. Kain Brown, Javen Lewis, Hayden Kerr, Braylon Pritchett, and Parker Metcalf.

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. A great off-season in the weight room.

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A. Things we cannot control.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. A lot of young players got some great experience. Hopefully that experience along with some tremendous growth in the weight room will pay off for us.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. We’ve got work to do.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. A bigger, faster, stronger, more confident team.


Coach name: Craig Pritchett (9 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Ridgeland)

Division/Region: GA 6-AAA

2022 Overall Record: 0-10

2022 District Finish: 8th

Mascot: Panthers

2023 Schedule


25 North Cobb Christian (H) 


1 North Murray (A)

8 Heritage (H)

15 Coahulla Creek (H)

22 Bremen (H)

29 LFO (A)


6 Adairsville (A)

20 Ringgold (A)

27 Gordon Lee (H) 


3 LaFayette (A)

Coach’s View

Our team needs to find a way to win. Once we taste some success, I feel the whole dynamic will take off in a hurry. Players have worked hard in the off-season. There is a lot of excitement and a lot of experience returning. Belief times work equals endless possibilities. We should be able to compete with teams that we were outmatched by quite a bit last season.