published Friday, August 16th, 2013

2013 - Dade County Wolverines

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    Hayden Johnson believes the Wolverines are more competitive this year.
    Photo by David Uchiyama /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Coach: Bradley Warren (24-28 in four years, 83-72 overall)

Last year: 3-7, 3-4 in 7-AA

’13 dreams: The start of last season was a nightmare with Dade County losing its first six games before winning three in a row. Players, especially the veterans, claim they are determined to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2010. “This year will be one of our better seasons, because we’re better all-around as a team and not at just one or two positions,” junior Roy McMahan said. “I think our depth will be a factor late in some games.”

13 years ago: The Wolverines were six years away from a winning season while Warren coached future Georgia Southern All-American Jermaine Austin in the state final four at the Georgia Dome.

13-for-13 contenders: Senior Luke Riddle may play every play. He’ll be at quarterback, defensive back, receiver, punter and punt returner. “He can’t get hurt,” Warren said. “We’ve also got some linemen who will surprise.” A surprise addition is that of 6-foot-4 receiver Mikey Williams, who Warren said will attract double coverage on most plays. n Number of interest: 4.0 — That’s the grade point average for sophomore lineman Reid Hulgan, who already is 6-5 and 285 pounds. College scouts should like all of those numbers.

Program superstition: Warren started a tradition — that he hopes gains momentum — in 2008 of giving former football players who graduated in good standing a special large coin. It grants them free admission and a meal on senior night. And with emblems of Dade County schools from the past, it makes for a great golf ball marker.

1-through-3: Junior safety Hayden Johnson

Q. Who is the goofiest teammate you have?

A. Dallas Robinson, because of the stuff that comes out of his mouth and he’s always flexing.

Q. What is your favorite sport besides football?

A. It’s baseball. I like competing and I play second base.

Q. What was the difference between last year and this year, at this point?

A. I feel like the team is a lot more competitive and willing to do what it takes to win.

2013 Schedule

Aug. 30 North Sand Mountain

Sep. 6 at North Murray

Sep. 13 Lakeview-F.O.

Sep. 20 at Calhoun*

Sep. 27 Pepperell*

Oct. 11 at Coosa*

Oct. 18 at Armuchee*

Oct. 25 Murray County*

Nov. 1 at Chattooga*

Nov. 8 Model*

*Region 7-AA game; Games at 7:30 Eastern

2012 Stats

Passing C-A-I PCT Yards TDs

Luke Riddle 49-99-8 50.0 614 5

Rushing Att. Yards TDs

Travis Nunley 115 869 12

Damien Pickering 55 290 3

Receiving No. Yards TDs

Travis Nunley 17 332 4

Tackles Solo Assists Total

Gage Johnson 78 42 99

Roster

No. Name Class

1 Brett Swader Junior

2 Austin Forester Junior

3 Houston Poston Sophomore

4 Luke Riddell Senior

5 Dallas Robinson Junior

6 Dylan McNeese Sophomre

7 Aaron Williams Senior

8 Hayden Johnson Junior

9 Ethan Kennedy Senior

10 Austin Davidson Junior

11 Zac Freeman Sophomore

13 Chase Wallin Sophomore

14 Damien Pickering Sophomore

15 Garrett Sharp Senior

16 Daniel Hall Sophomore

17 Garrett Moore Junior

18 Stephen McMormick Junior

19 Bryce Neathery Freshman

20 Mikey Williams Senior

21 D.Q. Cole Sophomore

22 Kenneth Stone Junior

24 Teddy Cole Sophomore

28 Aaron Shepard Senior

30 Levi Stevens Senior

31 Connor Moore Freshman

32 Troy McMahan Junior

33 Corbin York Freshman

34 Zac Barnes Junior

35 Calem Mealor Freshman

38 Tyler Thapa Freshman

39 Jake Adams Sophomore

40 Blake Lynn Junior

42 Dominick Cocuzza Freshman

44 David Cocuzza Junior

50 Tucker Lusk Sophomore

52 Grayson Sharp Senior

53 Ethan Atchley Senior

54 Kyle Adkins Senior

56 Chandler Carter Freshman

57 Tanner Avery Senior

58 Jacob Anderson Freshman

59 Chase Bryan Senior

63 Jake Vaughn Freshman

64 Tristin Lawson Sophomore

65 Corey Simons Sophomore

69 Austin Higdon Junior

70 Jake Whittington Sophomore

71 Jacob Brown Junior

74 Chris Leverett Senior

75 Robin Leverett Sophomore

77 David Goff Junior

78 Reid Hulgan Sophomore

79 Mike Beason Sophomore

80 Brandon Bell Freshman

81 Dalton Henegar Freshman

about David Uchiyama...

David Uchiyama is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who began his tenure here in May 2001. His primary beats are UTC athletics — specifically men’s basketball and athletic department administration — and golf, which includes coverage from the PGA Tour to youth events. He also covers other high school sports, outdoor adventures, and contributes to other sections of the newspaper when necessary. David grew up in Salinas, Calif., and began working ...

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