Sale Creek High School 2021

Team Profile

Photos by Gary Fain Photography 

Q&A with Coach Ron Cox

sale creek high school football 2019 coach ron cox

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

A: We are young but working hard.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Not having injuries. Depth is an issue at several positions.

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

A: Senior Cam Penny (QB/DB), senior Drew Hillian (RB/LB), and junior Nick Hall (RB/DB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: We have more team speed than we have ever had.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Depth and injuries.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: Returning starters in the same offensive and defensive schemes.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Take what they give us, and don’t try to force it.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: Same schemes on both sides of the ball.

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

A: Quick skill players, several with break-away speed.

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Coach Name: Ron Cox (9 yrs. as a head coach, 9th as head coach at Sale Creek)

Division/Class: TN I-1A

2020 Overall Record: 4-7

2020 District Finish: 3rd

Mascot: Panthers


2021 Schedule


20 Midway (A)


3 Jackson Co. (H)

10 Harriman (H)

17 Copper Basin (A)

24 Pickett Co. (H)


1 Whitwell (A)

8 Mt. Juliet Christian (H)

15 South Pittsburg (H)

22 Cosby (A)

29 Lookout Valley (A)


Coach’s View

This is year nine for Sale Creek football, but it will be the first with our new stadium, so we will finally play a true home game. We believe that a breakout season is entirely possible, but several young players are going to have to step up and contribute to make it happen.

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