South Pittsburg High School 2021

Team Profile

Photos Courtesy of South Pittsburg

Q&A with Coach Chris Jones

South Pittsburg high school football Coach Chris JonesQ: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: I think it’s going to be an interesting season!

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Discipline, hard work, and character.

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

A: Gio Davis (OL/DL), De’Andre Kelly (RB/DB), Richard Hunter (QB/DB), Reginald Hunter (WR/LB), and Jayden Mount (QB/RB/DB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: Our willingness to work.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Our schedule.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: Yes. On offense, we will be an up-tempo RPO offense this year. On defense, we will base out of a 4-2-5 defense. 

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

A: Overall, we have good team speed.

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Coach Name: Chris Jones (1 yr. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at South Pittsburg)

Division/Class: TN I-1A

2020 Overall Record: 13-2

2020 District Finish: 1st

Mascot: Pirates


2021 Schedule


20 Sequatchie Co. (H)

27 Chattanooga Christian (A)


3 Lookout Valley (H)

10 Murphy (A)

17 Whitwell (H)

24 North Jackson (A)


8 Austin-East (H)

15 Sale Creek (A)

21 Oakland (H)

29 Copper Basin (A)


Coach’s View

We have a very tough non-region schedule this season, with 3A Sequatchie; D2 Chattanooga Christian; 10-time state champion Murphy, NC; perennial Alabama power 4A North Jackson; as well as nationally ranked 6A Murfreesboro Oakland.

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