published Friday, August 16th, 2013

2013 - Bledsoe County Warriors

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    Bledsoe County senior Lucas Frady will be counted on to provide leadership for the Warriors this season.
    Photo by Staff File Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Bledsoe County Warriors

Coach: Jason Reel (29-17 in five years here and overall)

Last year: 2-8, including a 60-56 loss to CCS and a 29-28 loss to Marion County. It was a drastic fall-off from the 10-2 showing in 2011. One of the Warriors’ two wins, though, was over neighbor Sequatchie County.

‘13 dreams: Reel is placing a big load on the offensive line and has emphasized team attitude and focus, starting with those guys. He was working two youngsters at quarterback while another potential candidate continues recovering from a broken arm. The staff is concerned about the lack of game experience and depth at some positions but feels good about returning to the playoffs.

13-for-13 contenders: The Warriors are high on offensive linemen Tristan Dawson (6-foot, 275), Dalton Swonger (6-2, 270) and Blake Sorrow (5-11, 280).

Number of interest: The Warriors have 13 returning starters, including a punter, with six coming back on offense and six on defense.

13 years ago: Reel was a student assistant coach at the University of Tennessee, working for defensive coordinator John Chavis. The Warriors were 2-8 that year, losing two games, including their opener, by a point. They were shut out three times, including 56-0 by rival Sequatchie County in the season finale.

Program superstition: It’s more a tradition, but the Warriors wear “7KB” on their helmets to show their respect for Kainen Boring, a Bledsoe player who died during the 2011 season.

1-through-3: Running back/linebacker Lucas Frady

Q. What’s it like being a little brother (to former Warrior Gage Frady)?

A. It gives me someone to look up to, and something to live up to, really. He’s quiet, but I have tried to watch him and learn.”

Q. What does it take to play football at Bledsoe County?

A. It takes heart. We’re small and we don’t have much. We do what we can do.

Q. What are your hobbies?

A. I like to hunt — deer hunt, squirrel hunt with friends. We fry the squirrels most of the time.

— Ward Gossett

2013 Schedule

Aug. 23 at Cumberland County

Aug. 30 at Marion County

Sep. 6 Signal Mountain*

Sep. 13 York Institute

Sep. 20 Notre Dame *

Sep. 27 at Lookout Valley

Oct. 4 at Sequatchie County *

Oct. 18 Grundy County *

Oct. 25 Silverdale Baptist

Nov. 1 at Chattanooga Christian *

*District 7-AA game

2012 Statistics

Passing C-A-I Pct. Yards TDs

Jeremiah Gilbert 62-120-5 672 4

Conner Boynton 12-40-0 173 2

Rushing Att. Yards TDs

Holden Boynton 188 1186 12

Gage Frady 53 319 4

Bradley Smith 43 169 0

Receiving No. Yards TDs

Gage Frady 44 467 2

Nathaniel Collins 19 394 5

Bradley Smith 21 236 2

Holden Boynton 11 91 0

Roster

No. Name Class

2 Nathaniel Collins Junior

3 Barrett Bice Senior

4 Thomas Hankins Senior

5 Lucas Frady Senior

6 Silas Mills Junior

8 Colton Roberson Sophomore

9 Connor Boynton Junior

10 Chaise Sorrow Freshman

11 Brandon Harris Sophomore

12 Joseph Gore Freshman

14 Robert Dawson Sophomore

15 Brett Harris Senior

16 Blake Rogers Sophomore

18 Travis Johnson Junior

20 Abel Reyes Freshman

21 Caleb Smith Sophomore

22 Bradley Smith Junior

23 Jacob Brown Junior

24 Chris Dempsey Senior

28 Dustin Boynton Junior

30 Dillon Blankenship Sophomore

31 Ben Mills Sophomore

33 Tyler Daniel Sophomore

34 Phil Ellis Senior

35 Tavian Dodd Sophomore

36 Jacob Angel Senior

40 Brett Boring Sophomore

42 Matt Miller Freshman

48 Samuel Reyes Junior

50 Matt Vaughn Junior

52 Logan Frady Sophomore

53 Drake Brown Senior

54 Austin Frady Freshman

55 William Ray Sophomore

56 Chris Lowery Sophomore

58 Jesse Blankenship Junior

60 Adam Roberson Senior

62 Jonathan Farinella Senior

63 A.J. Vaughn Freshman

64 Jerret Smith Junior

66 Robert Mills Senior

67 Noah Blankenship Freshman

68 Tyler Young Junior

70 Christian Tate Freshman

72 Blake Sorrow Junior

73 Tristan Dawson Senior

74 Zach Goforth Freshman

75 Matt Yother Sophomore

76 Jacob Sinclair Junior

78 Harley Smith Freshman

79 Dalton Swanger Junior

80 Dylan Daughtrey Junior

82 Drew Summers Junior

84 Cole Angel Freshman

86 Derrick Pursley Freshman

88 Skyler Standefer Sophomore

about Ward Gossett...

Ward Gossett is an assistant sports editor and writer for the Times Free Press. Ward has a long history in Chattanooga journalism. He actually wrote a bylined story for the Chattanooga News-Free Press as a third-grader. He Began working part-time there in 1968 and was hired full time in 1970. Ward now covers high school athletics, primarily football, wrestling and baseball and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling. Over a 40-year career, he has covered ...

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