2013 - Chattooga Indians

2013 - Chattooga Indians

August 16th, 2013 by David Uchiyama in Sportspreps

Chattooga Indians

Coach: Clay Livingston (2-8 here and overall)

Last year: The Indians beat Murray County and Armuchee but lost all other games.

'13 dreams: Livingston said the Indians endured Murphy's Law: Everything that could go wrong last year did go wrong. They struggled with injuries to key players, and the coach knows it's hard to put a positive spin on a 2-8 season at a respectable program. But it's all getting better.

13-for-13 contenders: As with most teams, seniors are the leaders of this squad. Quarterback Nigel Dickerson (5-foot-9, 170) touches the ball on almost every play and is a threat to score on every play; he is the fastest player on the team. Tailback Shawn Lawrence (5-11, 205) doesn't have the top-end spend, but he's quick to shed a tackler one way or another. Lineman Skyler Essmann (6-0, 225) will be counted on for leadership and control of both lines.

Number of interest: 4. That's the number of years since the Indians have had a winning season. That needs to change, according to Livingston: "Winnng is a mindset. It's an environment that we'd like to create here. I think we've got enough to compete every single Friday night."

13 years ago: Coached by John Starr, the Indians started the season with seven straight wins before taking a 41-6 loss at Cartersville, which had Livingston on its coaching staff. Chattooga was upset 42-23 in the first round of the playoffs.

Program superstition: A tomahawk is the last thing that players touch every Friday night of a home game before they head to the field. "I don't know the history," Livingston said. "I probably should."

1-through-3: Senior two-way lineman Skyler Esmann

Q. Who is the craziest guy on your team?

A. Tyler Hughes, because he's always the wildest one on game day - even on days where we're not playing.

Q. What are the expectations around Chattooga this year?

A. We want to go to the playoffs and win a playoff game.

Q. What's the best part of being a football player at your school?

A. The way people look at you - it makes you feel like you're doing something right. You feel like you're doing the right thing. I'm doing something with my life.

2013 Schedule

Aug. 30 at East Hall

Sep. 6 Heard County

Sep. 13 Darlington

Sep. 20 at Model

Sep. 27 at Murray County

Oct. 11 Armuchee

Oct. 18 Coosa

Oct. 25 at Pepperell

Nov. 1 Dade County

Nov. 8 at Calhoun

*Region 7-AA game

2012 Stats

Passing C-A-I Pct. Yards TDs

Nigel Dickerson 37-90-8 369 2

Rushing Att. Yards TDs

Nigel Dickerson 85 804 6

Receiving No. Yards TDs

Shaun Lawerence 11 172 4

Roster

1 Nigel Dickerson Senior

2 Isaiah Foster Freshman

3 Anothon Laughlin Senior

4 Dee McCutchins Sophomore

5 Shawn Lawrence Senior

7 Travell Bankston Sophomore

8 Garrett Salmon Senior

9 Caleb Pledger Sophomore

12 Cameron Evans Freshman

13 Ten Shropshire Seniors

14 Isaac Foster Freshman

15 Treavor Curtis Junior

16 Donovan Dallas Junior

17 Alex Bynum Senior

19 Gary Sneed Junior

20 Joel Boykin Senior

21 Corbet Neal Junior

23 Travis Kwaterski Senior

24 Cam Perry Junior

25 Juan Adams Freshman

26 Jahaddias Adams Senior

28 Zay Underwood Sophomore

30 Christtian Turkett Junior

31 John Alley Freshman

32 Cameron Gazaway Freshman

33 Nick Hawkins Freshman

34 Jalin Perry Freshman

35 Mar'klin Christopher Junior

37 Nick York Junior

39 Drake Mickley Junior

41 Tyler Griffin Freshman

42 Devan Byers Senior

43 Nick Groce Freshman

44 Justin Sutton Junior

50 Caleb Wade Sophomore

52 Michael Adams Freshman

53 Michael Leming Junior

54 Skyler Esmann Senior

55 T.J. Howington Freshman

56 Armand Ford Freshman

57 Quez Hendrixs Freshman

58 Jay Williams Sophomre

60 Isaiah Curtis Freshman

61 David Hudson Junior

65 Clonin Hilton Junior

67 Austin McGraw Sophomore

68 Alijah Neal Freshman

70 Chandler Edgeworth Junior

72 Jerred King Junior

75 Chris Murphy Sophomore

76 Garrett Schonfeld Freshman

77 Dalton Hunter Junior

79 Anthony Ledbetter Junior

82 Trey Boman Sophomore

83 Miguel Castro Junior

88 Tyler Bledsoe Sophomore