2013 - Ooltewah Owls

2013 - Ooltewah Owls

August 16th, 2013 by Gene Henley in Sports - Preps

Ooltewah quarterback Brody Binder is back to lead the Owls, who made it to the state quarterfinal round last season.

Coach: Mac Bryan (first year here, 106-97-1 in 17 years overall)

Last year: 9-4, lost 31-13 to Columbia in Class 5A state quarterfinals

'13 dreams: The Owls lost some key pieces from their state-quarterfinal team a season ago and are young at some spots, but they will still be expected to be a factor in the district and should at the very least qualify for the playoffs - where they've won at least one game in each of the past two seasons.

13 years ago: The biggest story for the Owls in 2000 was Patrick Flanagan, who was on his way to two all-state honors, as well as Mr. Football finalist. As a team, Ooltewah finished 6-6. Coach Bryan was an assistant at Pikeville College in Kentucky.

1-through-3 - Senior quarterback Brody Binder

Q. How have you adjusted to new head Coach Bryan?

A. I love Coach. He's more of a people person off the field; he interacts with us and you can tell he really cares.

Q. What did you learn in your first year as a starter?

A. I mainly learned leadership and how to take control and help when things are going wrong. We have a lot of young guys - two of our four main receivers are younger - and I have to be able to help out.

Q. How will the team be able to make another playoff run?

A. We just have to play together as a team. We got down on ourselves early and didn't play as well as we could, but if we play together as one, it will help us. We just have to pick each other up when we're down.

2013 Schedule

Aug.23 at Brainerd

Aug. 30 Siegel

Sep. 6 at Soddy-Daisy*

Sep. 13 at Tyner

Sep. 20 East Hamilton*

Sep. 27 Dobyns-Bennett

Oct. 4 Bradley Central*

Oct. 11 Walker Valley*

Oct. 25 at Cleveland*

Nov. 1 at McMinn County*

  • District 5-A game; game time 7:30 Eastern.

13-for-13 contibutors: With a year of experience under his belt, Troy baseball commit Brody Binder should be even better as the team's starting quarterback. His job will be made easier, though, by the presence of senior running back Desmond Pittman, who rushed for more than 1,300 yards and 16 touchdowns on his way to all-state honors. On the defensive side, Jeremiah Jackson had 110 tackles as a freshman linebacker

Roster

No. Name Class

1 Mike Williams Senior

2 Anthony Turner Junior

3 Desmond Pittman Senior

4 Edward Hayes Junior

5 Jerimiah Jackson Sophomore

6 Brody Binder Senior

7 Nick Putman Sophomore

8 Tyson Sylvester Junior

9 Sam Eaton Junior

10 Will Frisbee Senior

11 Rashaun Freeman Sophomore

12 Jordan Goodman Sophomore

13 Hayden Bradley Senior

14 Laslo Toser Junior

15 Kelvin Leon Junior

16 Blake Smith Sophomore

17 Brandon Byrd Junior

18 Cody Cramer Senior

19 Dillon Ray Sophomore

20 Travis Williams Junior

21 Adrian Hall Sophomore

22 Michael McGehee Sophomore

23 Tyler Reid Sophomore

24 Alonzo Blackwell Junior

25 Sharone Tatum Sophomore

26 John Morgan Senior

27 Logan Turner Senior

28 Lorenzo Pickett Sophomore

29 Christian Harden Junior

30 Joey Sealor Junior

31 David Strickland Senior

33 Deonta Mcclain Sophomore

34 Jordan Boots Senior

37 Elijah Sanders Sophomore

38 Demontes Earls Junior

40 Eric Dunigan Senior

42 Aidan Terry Sophomore

43 Dakota Evans Sophomore

44 Mike A. Williams Senior

45 Taylor Stutz Sophomore

49 Zach Henderson Senior

50 Colton Corbett Junior

51 Tyler Palmgren Junior

52 David Nobles Senior

53 Armon Bell Junior

54 Dalton Johnson Senior

55 Dylan Mahoney Sophomore

56 Dain Horn Junior

57 Chris Dyess Junior

58 Chris Smith Sophomore

59 Quentin Slade Senior

60 Jacob Keltch Junior

61 Alonzo Freeman Junior

62 Anthony Sneed Junior

64 Ladarius Freeman Junior

65 John Alfaro Junior

66 Diaz Brown Sophomore

67 Cadarrius Hubbard Senior

68 Wes Thompson Sophomore

69 Aidan Panni Sophomore

70 Jeffery Talley Junior

72 Clayton Hammon Sophomore

73 Dennis Lyle Junior

74 Noah Thornburg Sophomore

75 Robbie Garrin Sophomore

76 Kyle Duckett Junior

77 Tripp Ladd Sophomore

78 Jacob Hammon Senior

80 Payton Oliver Sophomore

81 Dionovan Sanders Junior

85 A.J. Diggs Sophomore

86 Kionte Bynum Junior