Signal Mountain High School 2017


Coach Josh Roberts

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

A. Driven.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. Developing team chemistry, limiting turnovers, and efficiency on third down.

SG.StatsQ. Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A. Tom Vatter (Sr., QB), Collin Farr (Sr., WR/DB), Sam Gault (Sr., RB/SS), Whit Hunt (Jr., OL/DL), and Travion Williams (Jr., ATH).

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. Unselfish players, experience at key positions, and the addition of talented athletes.

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A.  Youth in certain positions.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. Last year’s team set the standard for the mental toughness we’ll need to succeed this year.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. We needed to add depth at multiple positions, and we’ve addressed it.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. We’ll be implementing new schemes on offense and defense.

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

A. Overall team speed has improved. We’ve added speed at both receiver and defensive
back positions.

Coach’s View
We play a tough district and non-district schedule this year with a lot of experience and team speed. We’ll need to play disciplined football and be mentally prepared each week. It’ll also be important to limit mistakes and not beat ourselves.

Photos by Shannon Teal


Tom Vatter and Whit Hunt


Sam Gault


Whit Hunt


Travion Williams


Tom Vatter


Collin Farr