Ringgold High School 2017


Coach Robert Akins

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

A. Experienced and deep.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. Our improved defense and kicking game.

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

Ringgold.StatsA. Cole Kibler (Jr., QB), Bucky Williams (Sr., OL), Noah Keaton (Sr., LB), Drake Starks (Sr., TE/DE), Ty Jones (Sr., RB/SS), Andre Tarver (Jr., WR/CB/SS), and Cade Nayadley (Jr., TE/DE).

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. We have talent returning on both sides of the ball, plus a renewed energy on defense because Houston White will be our defensive coordinator.

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A.  Development of leadership on the team.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. Our defense played better at the end of the season, and our offense was explosive all year.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. We have to learn how to finish big games.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. Yes, on defense we will run 3-4.

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

A. We have several speedy skill players.

Coach’s View
Our schedule is very tough and includes many early opponents that will make us better. We have to be ready for our region schedule and perform better than last year in cross over games as well as sub region games. We have the talent, but our leadership has to improve!

Photos by April Brooks


Cole Kibler


Brayden Broome


Bucky Williams


Bucky Williams, Sam Akers, and Cole Kibler


Andre Tarver


Ty Jones


Drake Starks