Sale Creek High School 2022

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography

Q & A With Coach Ron Cox

sale creek high school football coach

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

A: This is the strongest and deepest team we have ever fielded.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Staying healthy. While we have depth this year, we are still short in a couple of key areas.

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

A: John Carlock (OL/DL), Nick Hall (WR/RB/DB), and Trey Bennett (OL/DL).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: Last year was our best regular season finish in our short history, and we only lost three senior starters.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Replacing a 2,000-yard passer and a 1,000-yard rusher, which were both firsts for us last season.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: Our players gained a lot of confidence last year and are learning how to win.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Covid impacted us during the pre-season, and we were not ready for opening night. We are light years ahead this year of where we were last year.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: Same schemes with a few new wrinkles.

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

A: Our speed is good, but we believe our strength is our offensive line. We expect this line to put this team on their backs and carry them through the season.


Coach name:Ron Cox (10 yrs. as a head coach, 10th as head coach at Sale Creek)

Division/Class: TN I-1A

2021 Overall Record: 5-6

2021 District Finish: 3rd

Mascot: Panthers

2022 Schedule


19 Midway (H)


2 Jackson Co. (A)

9 Harriman (A)

16 Copper Basin (H)

23 Pickett Co. (A)

30 Whitwell (H)


7 Mt. Juliet Christian (A)

13 South Pittsburg (A)

21 Cosby (H)

28 Lookout Valley (H)

Coach’s View

Last year we played a LOT of young guys. Those guys have experience now. After last season, we don’t expect to be able to sneak up on anyone. With an improved defense, and if our offense maintains its momentum from last year, we plan to make some noise this year.