The Howard School 2022

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography

Q & A With Coach Dedric Maffett

the howard high school coach football 2022

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

A: Putting in work.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Players remaining positive through the ebbs and flows of life and games.

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

A: Tariq Morris (ATH), Ontarrius Woodruff (FB/DL), Roy Miles Jr. (OL/DL), Myles Houston (OL/DL), Jurshaun Torrey (DL/LB/LS), Jaron Bell (TE/DL), Daveon Dupree (TE/DL), and Christopher Ervin (OL/DL).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: Defensive line play.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Players making the right choices.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: The kids understanding team expectations.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: No matter what, stay the course!

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: Yes. A variety of plays on offense, personnel on defense, and ball security on special teams.

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

A: Our team speed is fair!

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Coach name: Dedric Maffett (2 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Howard)

Division/Class: TN I-5A

2021 Overall Record: 0-9

2021 District Finish: 5th

Mascot: Hustlin’ Tigers


2022 Schedule


19 Tyner Academy (A)

27 Brainerd (H)


2 The King’s Academy (A)

9 Boyd Buchanan (H)

16 McMinn Co. (A)

23 Hixson (H)

30 Ooltewah (H)


7 Notre Dame (A)

14 Rhea Co. (H)

27 Walker Valley (A)

Coach’s View

Our numbers are much smaller than a normal 5A team. However, we have several kids who can play. If our players trust what is being taught and execute it, we will surprise a lot of teams!

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