Ringgold High School 2021

Team Profile

Photos courtesy of Ringgold Tiger Shots Courtney Couey

Q&A with Coach Robert Akins

Ringgold high school football coach Robert AkinsQ: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: Experienced, hardworking, committed, focused, and ready to challenge for a region title.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Staying healthy, staying focused on what we can control, and being the best team that we can be.

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

A: Kyle White (WR/DB), Mason Parker (QB), Kori Dumas (RB/LB), Malachi Hill (WR/DB), Colton Carlock (TE/LB), Levi Gunn (OL/DL), Brandon Orman (DL), and Peyton Williams (RB/DB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: An experienced senior class, strength gains in the weight room, team speed.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Keeping the team focused on what we can control and not worrying about external factors – the ability to focus one week and one game at a time.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: Several players got valuable experience, and we won some close games. 

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: We must be able to finish games and compete for 48 minutes.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: No, the same schemes.

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

A: Overall, we have good team speed, depth at RB and WR speed on offense, and LB and DB speed on defense.

Stats

Coach Name: Robert Akins (44 yrs. as a head coach, 15th as head coach at Ringgold)

Division/Region: GA 6-AAA

2020 Overall Record: 5-5

2020 District Finish: 4th 

Mascot: Tigers

 

2021 Schedule

August

27 Heritage (A)

September

3 Ridgeland (H)

10 North Murray (A)

17 LFO (H)

24 Murray Co. (H) 

October

1 Adairsville (A)

8 LaFayette (H)

22 Coahulla Creek (A)

29 Sonoraville (H)

November

5 Rockmart (A)

 

Coach’s View

Our region is very difficult and has several quality programs. We must stay focused on ourselves and work for constant improvement. We must have a “predator” attitude. We expect our seniors to provide great leadership this season.

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