2013 - Chattanooga Christian Chargers

2013 - Chattanooga Christian Chargers

August 16th, 2013 by Ward Gossett in Sports - Preps

Chattanooga Christian senior Austin Mansell has been a starter for the past two seasons and he is expected to produce again this season.

Coach: Barry Loyal (7-23 here and overall)

Last year: 2-8 but ended with a 60-56 win over Bledsoe County

'13 dreams: Entering their fourth season with varsity football, the Chargers still are trying for a first winning season. The closest they've come was 4-6 in 2010. That said, 18 of this year's likely 22 starters played extensively last season and nine of those were starters. They're staying in the spread offense but changing to a 3-5 defensively under new coordinator Tommey Morrell. There are only five seniors, and Loyal considers each a key to the team's success.

13-for-13 contenders: Austin Mansell will be a slot receiver and linebacker/safety and will definitely be counted on as a playmaker. He will be a three-year starter who also played a lot as a freshman. Clark Marshall is new to the team this year, but Loyal expects the sure-handed 6-foot-5 receiver to have an immediate and major impact.

Number of interest: 13 - In four years of competition the Chargers are still looking that many total wins. They're at 10 and counting heading into this season.

13 years ago: CCS was big in soccer, basketball and baseball. There was no football team until 2009. Loyal was at Trinity Presbyterian School in Montgomery, Ala., going from a wing-T offense to a spread with a team that won a state title three years later.

2013 Schedule

Aug. 23 at Grace Academy

Aug. 30 Lookout Valley

Sep. 6 at Notre Dame *

Sep. 20 Sequatchie County *

Sep. 27 at White County, 8

Oct. 4 at Grundy County *, 8

Oct. 11 Silverdale Baptist, 7

Oct. 18 at Signal Mountain *

Oct. 25 Marion County

Nov. 1 Bledsoe County *

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

1-through-3 - Running back/linebacker Austin Mansell

Q. There were high hopes last year. What happened?

A. There were games we just didn't finish. We definitely could've done better against Lookout Valley, and Grundy County has always slipped through our fingers.

Q. What are the goals for CCS?

A. Ultimately the goal is to finally have that winning season. We have tried to build on the previous season each year, but last year we took a step back. Playoffs are definitely a possibility.

Q. What's the strength of this team?

A. Definitely our offense and how quickly we can score. We have a new defensive coordinator this year, and the defense looks to be clicking.

ROSTER

No. Name Class

2 Nick Rollins Freshman

3 Cam Aldridge Sophomore

4 Austin Mansell Senior

5 Jonathan Farlett Senior

6 Justin Wheeler Freshman

7 Sam Ibach Junior

8 Stanton Grisham Freshman

9 Carson Loyal Freshman

10 Ryan Farlett Freshman

11 Zach Mercer Junior

12 Amos Corbett Sophomore

14 Isaiah Bolton Sophomore

15 Philip Sneller Junior

16 Matthew Mercer Freshman

18 Brady Fryar Junior

19 Nick Wilson Sophomore

20 Jon Hundley Junior

21 Jared Miller Junior

22 Bryce Gipson Junior

23 Dameyne Toney Sophomore

24 Clark Marshall Senior

26 Robert McDonald Freshman

27 Will Patton Sophomore

28 Austin King Sophomore

30 Dylan Johnson Junior

33 Tucker Youngblood Senior

35 Jack Bosworth Junior

40 Brandon mason Sophomore

41 Bishop Moore Junior

42 Drew Northcutt Junior

44 Chad Carney Junior

45 Nick Fulmer Freshman

48 Josh Deal Sophomore

50 Jared Bryant Freshman

52 Brandon Bain Sophomore

53 Michael Nelson Freshman

54 Jacob McBryar Freshman

56 Isaac Bice Senior

57 Tyler Pope Sophomore

58 Mac Cochran Junior

60 Daniel Archer Sophomore

61 Daniel Ramsey Junior

64 Dylan Walker Junior

66 Jackson White Sophomore

67 Tucker Elsea Sophomore

70 Dylan Webb Junior

71 Mike Land Junior

75 Will Guthrie Junior

78 Will Biederman Junior

81 Barrott Bickley Junior