Rhea County's turnaround could be led by Ethan Davis, Maurice Shirley

Staff file photo by Patrick MacCoon / Rhea County senior running back Ethan Davis, center, has 21 100-yard rushing games in his prep career. The program's all-time leading rusher will try to help the Golden Eagles rebound in 2023 after they went 2-9 last year.


Head coach: Mark Pemberton (82-39 here; 245-108 overall)

Returning starters: 7 offensive; 7 defensive

Last year's record: 2-9, lost in TSSAA Class 5A first round

Key players: Ethan Davis (5-9, 165) Sr.