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Staff photo by Erin O. Smith / Red Bank football coach Chris Brown calls a timeout during the Lions' home game against Loudon on Nov. 1.

Red Bank (10-1) will try to extend its run in the TSSAA Class 3A playoffs with a quarterfinal victory Friday night at Loudon (12-0). It's also a rematch of the teams that played for the Region 3 title on Nov. 1 at Red Bank.

Here are five players who could make a big difference for the visiting Lions as they try to earn a vengeance victory on the road for the second straight week.

some text Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / Red Bank's Lucas Brown heads to the end zone for a 50-yard touchdown catch on Aug. 23 at Soddy-Daisy. The visiting Lions won 38-7 in the season opener for both teams.

1. Lucas Brown: The senior has been one of several two-way standouts for Red Bank this season. Brown has 57 catches for 1,043 yards to go with 11 total touchdowns and a team-high three interceptions. He has college offers from Kennesaw State, Tennessee Tech and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

some text Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / Red Bank's Cam Bell works to tackle Sequatchie County's Austin McCurry during a TSSAA Class 3A first-round playoff game on Nov. 8 at Red Bank. The host Lions won 21-0.

2. Cam Bell: The junior end has been a run-stuffer this season for a defense that has allowed an average of just 2.7 yards per carry. Bell (6-foot-4, 220 pounds) leads the Lions with 14 tackles for loss and 23 quarterback pressures, and his five pass breakups rank second.

some text Staff photo by Erin O. Smith / Red Bank's Lumiere Strickland runs the ball during a Region 3-3A home game against Loudon on Nov. 1. The host Lions lost 24-7 as Loudon secured the region title and made Red Bank the runner-up.

3. Lumiere Strickland: The junior running back and safety has scored 17 times on the ground this season, when he has averaged 5.7 yards per rush. Strickland is part of a talented secondary that has 14 interceptions this season.

some text Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / Red Bank's Madox Wilkey passes against Sequatchie County during the first round of the TSSAA Class 3A playoffs on Nov. 8. Wilkey helped the Lions win 21-0.

4. Madox Wilkey: The senior quarterback completed 16 of 24 passes for 187 yards and rushed for 20 more yards and a touchdown in the hard-fought 21-14 win at Upperman last week. Wilkey has accounted for 18 scores this season and has averaged 177 passing yards per game.

some text Staff photo by Patrick MacCoon / Red Bank senior linebacker Clark Lockerby celebrates a big stop against Upperman last week. The visiting Lions won 21-14 to reach the quarterfinals.

5. Clark Lockerby: A senior linebacker, he leads the team with 113 tackles (84 solo) and is also tops in forced fumbles (four) and fumble recoveries (three). Lockerby had nine tackles (two for loss) and a forced fumble in last Friday's second-round win.

Contact Patrick MacCoon at pmaccoon@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @PMacCoon.

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