published Friday, August 16th, 2013

2013 - East Hamilton Hurricanes

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    East Hamilton’s Tre Herndon is just one of the talented returning players for the Hurricanes this season as they make their debut in Class 5A.

Coach: Ted Gatewood (20-24 in five years here, 66-48 in 14 years overall)

Last year: 11-2, lost 22-16 to Giles County in Class 4A state quarterfinals

’13 dreams: With their starting quarterback, two of their top three rushers and three of their top four receivers returning, the Hurricanes are the favorites not only to win their new district but also to make a serious playoff run in their first year in Class 5A.

1-through-3 — Senior quarterback Hunter Moore

Q. How hard was the Giles County loss last year?

A. It was tough. We thought we probably should have won. We had expectations of winning state, and to lose like that was tough. In the offseason, Coach Gatewood has kept reiterating that we were 9 yards short, so we’ve used that as motivation coming into this season.

Q. Were you surprised that, even though you moved up in classification, you were picked to win the district?

A. Well, we were picked pretty high last year and handled that well. We have a lot of seniors and we’re going to try to guide the younger players. We want to win state.

Q. How do you try to lead this team?

A. I just try to keep guys motivated. Whether it’s the kickoff team or the defense running out on the field, I try to say a word or two to motivate them. Coaches can say stuff, but it’s different hearing it from somebody going through the same stuff they’re going through.

2013 Schedule

Aug. 23 at Signal Mountain

Aug. 30 Dobyns-Bennett

Sept. 6 at Walker Valley*

Sept. 13 at Riverdale, 8

Sept. 20 at Ooltewah*

Oct. 4 Cleveland*

Oct. 11 McMinn County*

Oct. 18 at Soddy-Daisy*

Oct. 25 at Rhea County

Nov. 1 Bradley Central*

  • District 5-AAA game; game time 7:30 Eastern unless noted.

ROSTER

No. Name Class

1 Alonzo Francois Senior

2 Caleb Rhodes Junior

3 Quinn Griffith Senior

4 Adam Todd Senior

6 Matt Milita Junior

7 Hunter Parker Senior

8 Tyler Lowery Senior

9 Martez Durrah Junior

10 Austin Gatewood Senior

11 DeShawn Thomas Senior

12 Hunter Moore Senior

13 Tristan Marenic Junior

14 Denzel Doyle Sophomore

15 Justin Denton Senior

16 Ben Hall Junior

17 Garrett Campbell Junior

18 Isaac Hembree Sophomore

19 Nick Woods Freshman

20 Jack Tatum Senior

21 Tre Herndon Senior

22 Tony Francois Senior

23 Christian Smith Sophomore

24 Logan Hammond Junior

25 Griffin Reagan Senior

26 Charles Sanders Junior

28 Nick Gratigny Junior

30 Colby Woods Sophomore

31 Al Pressley Sophomore

32 Kendall Henderson Junior

33 Frankie Campo Sophomore

34 Branson Kennedy Junior

36 Delandis Massengil Junior

40 Daniel Wallace Sophomore

41 Ben Rogers Sophomore

42 David Whiteside Sophomore

43 Casey Malone Junior

44 Will Scarborugh Sophomore

45 Tommy Barcelona Sophomore

46 Jonathan Keeton Sophomore

50 Parker Monroe Senior

51 Jesse Barfield Senior

52 Drew Templeton Senior

53 Dustin Reed Junior

54 Nick Langley Sophomore

55 DeAndre Black Senior

56 Zack Thomas Junior

58 Dalvin Buchanan Sophomore

62 Blake Cason Sophomore

63 John Schusler Junior

66 Mathew Wolf Sophomore

67 Tanner Wade Junior

71 Demetrious Morgan Junior

74 Cordell Sands Senior

75 Gavin Crow Senior

77 Nathan Fairbanks Junior

78 Jordan Wallace Senior

80 Tyler Fly Sophomore

81 Bailey Lenoir Senior

82 Andrew Henry Sophomore

83 T.J. Scott Junior

84 Hunter Gregg Sophomore

85 Alberto Alvelos Sophomore

86 Matt Waters Sophomore

88 Jordan Gorman Sophomore

89 Trenton Pratt Senior

90 Garrett McGhee Sophomore

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