Outlook: The 2018 campaign was a strange year for the Tigers who lost the region title to Dutchtown but nearly broke through to the Mercedees-Benz stadium. However, a strange play and a lot of questions behind the loss, led to a chain of events that highlight 2019.
Kevin Whitley stepped down and Steve Boyd was named the replacement. Throughout all of the upper level changes, the Tigers will have to reload after losing more than 20 seniors. The best part of it all though, is quarterback Jevon McDonald returns with two-way player Jalen Taylor.
Although Boyd has been with the program for a few seasons, he’ll have to replace a lot of defensive talent like Steven Esan, Kerick Reese and Chris Parson to name a few. But there are some returners like John Prince to build around.
Head Coach: Steve Boyd (first season)
2017 Record: 12-2 (lost to Bainbridge in Final Four)
Last Playoff Appearance: 2018
Aug. 30 at Arabia Mountain
Sept. 7 Carver-Atlanta
Sept. 13 Locust Grove
Sept. 20 at Eagle’s Landing
Sept. 27 Columbia
Oct. 4 Ola
Oct. 11 at Union Grove
Oct. 25 at Dutchtown
Nov. 1 at Woodland
Nov. 8 Jones County
Key Losses: RB/WR Yahsyn McKee, WR Isaiah Taylor, DL Desmond Barkley, DL Steven Esan, DL Kerrick Reese, RB Steve Bonner
Key Returners: QB Jevon McDonald, WR/DB Jalen Taylor, DL John Prince