Whitwell High School 2021

Team Profile

Photos Courtesy of Melissa Holder and Whitwell High School

Q&A with Coach Rocky Stephenson

Whitwell high school football coach rocky stephensonQ: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: We will be a young, energetic team that wants to improve.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: The key to our success will be measured by our work ethic and dedication. We have to understand that we will have to work for everything we get.

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

A: We have several juniors who will lead our team this year: Chandler (RB/S) and Colton (RB/DB) Britton; Wesley Nunley (FB/LB); and Ethan Hobbs (OL/DL).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: The players have great attitudes. They want to work hard and try to get better.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: I am always worried about injuries.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: We played a lot of players last season and gained some experience.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: At times, we played well last season, and I feel like our guys know that they are capable of playing good football.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: We are not going to make a whole lot of changes. We just need to execute better.

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

A: Overall, I feel like we have good speed on both sides of the ball.

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Coach Name: Rocky Stephenson (1 yr. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at Whitwell)

Division/Class: TN I-1A

2020 Overall Record: 1-9

2020 District Finish: 4th

Mascot: Tigers


2021 Schedule


20 Cumberland Co. (H)

27 Huntland (A)


3 Copper Basin (H)

10 Pickett Co. (H)

17 South Pittsburg (A)

24 Red Boiling Springs (A)


1 Sale Creek (H)

8 Grundy Co. (A)

15 Lookout Valley (H)

22 Sequatchie Co. (A)


Coach’s View

I am very excited about the future of our program. We have to play to a high standard this season to get our program back on track.

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