Tyner Academy 2021

Team Profile

Photos by Rich Smith

Q&A with Coach Scott Chandler

Tyner football coach Scott ChandlerQ: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: Eager to learn, hardworking, excited to play.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Staying healthy and having some young players step up in key positions.

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

A: Jersey Chubb (OB/LB), Javell Woodruff (RB/LB), Ben Blackburn (RB/S), Anthony Sims (OL/DL), Jonah Chapman (OL/DL), and Ricardo Cancino (OL/DL).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: We have a lot of players who have experience coming back – a good nucleus of seniors who are good leaders.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: This is my first year coaching here, so it’s hard to say.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: Offensively, we will be spread and in multiple formations. Defensively, we will be a three- and four-man front.

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

A: Team speed is good.

Stats

Coach Name: Scott Chandler (7 yrs. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at Tyner)

Division/Class: TN I-2A 

2020 Overall Record: 4-5

2020 District Finish: 3rd

Mascot: Rams

 

2021 Schedule

August

20 Howard (A)

27 Grundy Co. (H)

September

3 Marion Co. (A)

10 Brainerd (A)

17 Polk Co. (H)

24 Soddy Daisy (H)

October

1 Bledsoe Co. (H)

15 Meigs Co. (A)

22 Alcoa (A)

29 Tellico Plains (A)

 

Coach’s View

We are in a very tough region. It reminds me of the SEC West with Polk Co., Tellico Plains, Bledsoe Co., Marion Co., and Meigs Co. If we can get into the playoffs in this region, we will have a chance to do well, based on the competition we faced in the regular season.  

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