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GAME TEN: BEARDEN LOOKS FOR A

THIRD STRAIGHT SENIOR NIGHT WIN

OCT. 28, 2016 BILL YOUNG FIELD 7:30 PM

BEARDEN (3-6)

BEARDEN
BULLDOGS

Head Coach: Morgan Shinlever


Record at BHS: 10-20 (3rd year)
Overall Record: 10-20 (3 rd year)

JEFFERSON COUNTY JEFFERSON CO. (3-6)


PATRIOTS
Head Coach: Spencer Riley

Record at JCHS: 3-6 (1st year)


Overall Record: 3-6 (1st year)

Off. Coordinator: Paul Shelton


Def. Coordinator: Brian Milan

Offensive Formation: Multiple


Defensive Formation: 4-3

LAST MEETING

BEARDEN
STAT LEADERS
Passing: 8 Collin Ironside

(128-223, 1,534 yards, 13 TDs, 8 INTs)


Oct. 30, 2015


@BeardenFB

Rushing: 2 Ty Warren
(143 carries, 614 yards, 9 TDs)


SCORING COMPARISON

Receiving: 4 Jordan Ferguson


(31 catches, 491 yards, 7 TDs)

26.7
27.6

Tackling: 1 Cameron Miller


(51 tackles, 12 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 INTs)

Points Per Game


Points Allowed Per Game

SERIES INFO

Bearden has an 8-7 all-time series


lead over Jefferson County.

This will be the 16th all-time


meeting between Bearden and
Jefferson County.

Bearden has won its last three


home games against Jefferson
County.

2015s loss to Jefferson County


was Beardens first to the Patriots
since 2004.

The average margin of victory in


the all-time series is 24 points.
Last seasons two-point Jefferson
County win was the closest of the
15-game series.

BEARDEN STAT LEADERS:


AT

SCIENCE HILL

Passing: 8 Collin Ironside


(23-39, 322 yards, 3 TDs, INT)

Rushing: 2 Ty Warren
(10 carries, 39 yards)

Receiving: 19 Dawson Houser


(9 catches, 98 yards, TD)

Defense: 1 Cameron Miller


(8 tackles, TFL)

(Game recap on page 4)


18.9
31.2

NOTEWORTHY

Kicking: 42 Caleb Wilkins


(13-13 XP, 0-1 FGs)

@JeffCountyFB

Unless William Blount beats Bradley Central, the


winner of tonights game will finish sixth in Region 16A, while the loser will finish seventh.

Bearden is 9-2 since 2005 in the last regular season


game of the year. The Bulldogs are also 9-1 on Senior
Night (the last home game of the season) since 2006.

Jefferson County head coach Spencer Riley is the only


first year coach that Bearden has faced this season.

Bearden freshman quarterback Collin Ironside topped


300 yards passing for the second time this season (six
starts) last week against Science Hill. Last season, thensenior Cameron Jones hit the 300-yard mark just three
times (11 starts).

Bulldog quarterback-turned-wide receiver Dawson


Houser has been Beardens leader in receptions and
receiving yards in each of the past two games (15
catches for 236 yards combined).

A loss would make Beardens final region record 1-6,


tied (2004, 2014) for Beardens worst since 1984.

BEARDEN SCHEDULE

Aug. 19
Aug. 26
Sept. 2
Sept. 8
Sept. 16
Sept. 23
Sept. 30
Oct. 14
Oct. 21
Oct. 28
Nov. 4

vs. Karns
W, 59-7
at Powell
W, 57-20
vs. Hardin Valley
L, 35-7
at Farragut
L, 28-27
at William Blount
W, 28-21
at Maryville
L, 38-0
vs. Bradley Central
L, 31-21
vs. Dobyns-Bennett
L, 34-21
at Science Hill
L, 34-20
vs. Jefferson County

First Round of Playoffs

Jefferson County quarterback


Austin Jenkins caught the game
winning 12-yard touchdown
pass on a trick play with 29
seconds remaining, and the
Patriots pulled of an improbable
28-26 win over Bearden.

When Bearden quarterback


Cameron Jones ran for a 70yard touchdown with 3:40
remaining, and then Bearden
got the ball back with 1:30 left,
it looked as if the Bulldogs
would escape with a win.

However, Jefferson County used


three timeouts and stopped
Bearden on a fourth down
attempt to get the ball back with
1:08 left in the game, which set
up their game winning score.

Before losing the lead on the


Patriots final touchdown,
Bearden had overcome a 14-0
first quarter deficit.

Jenkins finished 15-for-28


passing for 192 yards and two
touchdowns.

The loss knocked Bearden out


of a second place finish in
Region 1-6A.

COVERAGE
Online Live Stream:
- BeardenBulldogAthletics.com
Online:
- BeardenBarkSports.com
Twitter:
- @BeardenBark
- @CoachTateBHS
- @PrepXtra

Snapchat:
- BHSnow

REGION 1-6A STANDINGS


1. Maryville
2. Hardin Valley
3. Bradley Central
4. Science Hill
5. Dobyns-Bennett
6. Bearden
Jefferson County
8. William Blount

6-0
5-1
4-2
3-3
3-3
1-5
1-5
1-5

9-0
7-2
7-2
6-3
5-4
3-6
3-6
2-7

AROUND REGION 1-6A


WEEK ELEVEN
Jefferson County at Bearden
Bradley Central at William Blount
Dobyns-Bennett at Science Hill
Hardin Valley at Maryville

OTHER GAMES OF
INTEREST
Alcoa at CAK
Fulton at Central
Gibbs at West

ABOUT JEFFERSON COUNTY

According to MaxPreps, Jefferson County is currently ranked 113th in the state


regardless of class, and 24th in Class 6A. Bearden is ranked 95th in the state and
19th in Class 6A.

Jefferson County head coach Spencer Riley played football at Jefferson County
and the University of Tennessee, and coached at Karns, UT-Chattanooga, West
Georgia, and Tusculum before coming to Jefferson County. Riley was an AllAmerican player at Jefferson County.

Riley is Jefferson Countys fifth head coach since 2001, when state championship
winning coach Craig Kisabeth retired after 20 years with the Patriots.

Former Jefferson County Head Coach Kenny Coble resigned after the 2015
season to accept the linebackers coach position at Maryville.

The Patriots have not won a playoff game since 2003 (five appearances).

Jefferson Countys five losses in Region 1-6A have come by an average of 28.8
points this season. Beardens five region losses have been by an average of 20.6
points. Both of the teams lone win in region play came against William Blount.

Jefferson County returned seven starters (three offense, four defense) from last
seasons 5-6 team, the lowest in Region 1-6A coming into this season.

JEFFERSON CO. SCHEDULE


Aug. 19
Aug. 26
Sept. 2
Sept. 9
Sept. 16
Sept. 30
Oct. 7
Oct. 14
Oct. 21
Oct. 28

PLAYOFF SCENARIOS

TSSAA Playoffs First Round Nov. 4


2015 TSSAA Playoffs First Round:


(No. 6 Siegel 34, No. 3 Bearden 17)

If Bearden beats Jefferson County:


Bearden finishes sixth in Region 1-6A,
Jefferson County finishes seventh

If Jefferson County beats Bearden:


Jefferson County finishes sixth in Region
1-6A, Bearden finishes seventh

Both of the above scenarios are


conditional on Bradley Central beating
William Blount. If William Blount beats
Bradley Central, the loser of the
Bearden-Jefferson County matchup
would finish eighth in Region 1-6A.

Region 1-6As sixth place team would be


paired against Region 2-6As third place
team, likely Riverdale. Region 1-6As
seventh place team would be paired
against Region 2-6As second place team,
likely Blackman.

at Grace Christian
vs. Carter
vs. Maryville
vs. Morristown West
at Bradley Central
vs. William Blount
at Hardin Valley
vs. Science Hill
at Dobyns-Bennett
at Bearden

9-0
6-3
5-4
6-3
2-7
5-4
2-7
1-8

Rushing:
26 Chris Hawkins

Receiving:
4 Treyson Mills

Defense:
33 Michael Ealy
30 Caman Cody

SENIOR NIGHT

Bearden has been successful on Senior Night, winning nine of its last ten senior

night games. Heres a look at the past 10 senior night matchups for the Bulldogs:

2006:
Jefferson County (W, 34-3)
2007:
Sevier County (W, 17-3)
2008:
Jefferson County (W, 20-13)

2009:
Heritage (W, 45-0)
2010:
Catholic (W, 33-14)
2011:
Heritage (W, 21-7)
2012:
Catholic (W, 24-0)

2013:
Farragut (L, 38-6)
2014:
William Blount (W, 34-14)
2015:
Science Hill (W, 22-21)

BY THE NUMBERS


REGION
2-6A STANDINGS
6-0
5-1
4-2
4-2
2-4
2-4
1-5
0-6

Passing:
8 Bryson Sexton

1. Oakland
2. Blackman
3. Riverdale
4. Smyrna
5. Siegel
6. Cookeville
7. Warren County
8. Coffee County

W, 31-14
W, 40-22
L, 41-17
L, 21-10
L, 44-14
W, 26-17
L, 35-0
L, 42-18
L, 45-14

JEFFERSON COUNTY
KEY PLAYERS

432

316

11.3

Number of
consecutive
Bearden football
games Beardens
Coach Jack Tate has
attended, including
tonights game

Number of
Bearden passing
yards against
Jefferson County
last season, a
2015 season high

Number of times
since 1984 that
Bearden has
finished with one
win in
district/region
play (2004,
2014)

Average points
allowed by
Bearden over the
past 10 Senior
Night games;
Bearden is 9-1 in
those games

2016 BEARDEN FOOTBALL SCHEDULE AND RESULTS


BEARDEN 59
KARNS 7

Bulldog quarterback Dawson


Houser threw for 143 yards and
accounted for three touchdowns

in his first career start to lead
Bearden to a season opening win

MARYVILLE 38
BEARDEN 0

BEARDEN 57
POWELL 20

BRADLEY CENTRAL 31
BEARDEN 21

Beardens defense forced four


turnovers, including two pick
sixes, and rolled past Powell to
move to 2-0 and head into region
play

Bradley Central quarterback Cole


Copeland completed 11-of-22
passes for 212 yards and three
touchdowns to hand Bearden its
fourth loss in the last five games

HARDIN VALLEY 35
BEARDEN 7

DOBYNS-BENNETT 34
BEARDEN 21

Hardin Valley shut down the


Bearden offense in the second
half, and cruised behind wide
receiver Thomas Clays 114 yards
and two touchdowns receiving

Dobyns-Bennett used a 17-point


second quarter and a 287 yard,
four touchdown performance
from quarterback Cole Maupin to
get the road win over Bearden

FARRAGUT 28
BEARDEN 27

SCIENCE HILL 34
BEARDEN 20

Farragut overcame a 20-point


deficit and took their first lead of
the game with less than three
minutes to play to beat Bearden
for the fourth straight time

Collin Ironside turned in another


stellar performance with 322
yards passing and three scores,
but Canaan Mackies 114 yards
were too much for the Bulldogs

BEARDEN 28 (OT)
WILLIAM BLOUNT 21

OCT. 28
JEFFERSON COUNTY

Bearden running back Ty Warren


rushed for 114 yards and two
touchdowns and the Bulldogs beat
the Governors for the tenth
straight time

Bearden looks to avenge last


seasons loss, the Bulldogs first to
the Patriots since 2004

NOV. 4
CLASS 6A FIRST ROUND

ALL-TIME RECORD VS. 2016 OPPONENTS


Karns: 26-1*
Powell: 6-8*
Hardin Valley: 2-5*
Farragut: 20-40*
William Blount: 12-8*

Maryville: 2-18-1*
Bradley Central: 3-3*
Dobyns-Bennett: 3-13*
Science Hill: 6-4*
Jefferson County: 8-7


* denotes that record includes 2016 game

The Rebels jumped out to a 28-0


halftime lead behind Isaiah Cobbs
100 yards rushing to beat
Bearden for the eleventh straight
time

Bearden lost their first playoff


game as a part of the new Region
1-6A to Siegel last season; the
Bulldogs have a 9-16 all-time
postseason record

BEARDENS LAST GAME:

AT

SCIENCE HILL

Published in the Johnson City Press Newspaper


Toppers boost playoff hopes with win over Bearden


By Dave Ongie

The first cold wind of the season whistled in to Kermit Tipton Stadium on Friday night, and with the
first real chill of Autumn came a playoff-like atmosphere.

Science Hill responded on Senior Night by dominating the trenches on both sides of the ball to
overcome Beardens passing attack and keep its hopes of hosting a playoff game alive by scoring a
34-20 Region 1-6A win over the Bulldogs. Canaan Mackie was a huge factor for Science Hill, rushing
for 141 yards on 26 carries with a touchdown to spearhead a hard-nosed run game that picked up
341 yards on the ground.

Thats how youre going to win the big games is running the football, said Science Hill coach Stacy
Carter.

The Hilltoppers are now 3-3 in league play, meaning the winner of next weeks rivalry game between
Science Hill and Dobyns-Bennett will end up with the fourth seed in Region 1-6A and will host a firstround playoff game while the loser hits the road.

With nine returning starters, Beardens experienced defense took the field Friday night looking to
take Science Hill quarterback Jaylan Adams out of the run game, and in the early going, the Bulldogs
succeeded. As the game grew chippy in the second quarter with the score tied at 7, Mackie took a
couple handoffs between the tackles and churned his way upfield, going over around and through the
Bearden defense to get Science Hills offense going.

Mackie capped the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run with 1:09 remaining in the first half to put
Science Hill ahead for good.

We were going to have to beat them with the backs, and the backs were able to do that," said Science
Hill coach Stacy Carter. "The offensive line and the backs running hard are what did that.

The Hilltoppers got on the board in the first quarter when Bearden quarterback Collin Ironside lost
his balance and lofted a ball up in the air where Science Hill senior linebacker Bryson Tolley grabbed
it and rumbled 75 yards for his first career touchdown to put the Hilltoppers ahead 7-0.

Ever since you start playing football, you dream of a play like that, Tolley said. That was actually
my first touchdown as a Hilltopper. I looked behind me and I saw five or six (blockers). I knew they
were excited for me, too, so I knew I was in there.

Bearden responded with a score of its own when freshman quarterback Collin Ironside hit Ty
Warren on a 41-yard screen pass that went the distance. The intensity of the contest reached a
fevered pitch in the second quarter when Science Hills Nakiya Smith laid out a Bearden defender
with a thunderous block, which resulted in some pushing and shoving as well as offsetting personal
foul penalties. The very next play was a 26-yard run from Mackie, and the Hilltoppers were off to the
races from there.

He had some super-physical runs and kind of did turn the tide, Carter said of Mackie. He got a lot
on his own, and then the offensive line was pushing.

Once the backs got going, Adams was able to find some room to run and picked up a pair of TD runs
in the second half to help Science Hill push its lead to 34-13. Ironside, who went 24-for-42 for 318
yards and three touchdowns helped the Bulldogs tack on a pair of late scores.

Colby Martin had a huge Senior Night, making an interception to end the first half and falling on a
fumble in the end zone in the third quarter for a touchdown after Ahmik Watterson ran the ball 41
yards to the goal line before having the ball stripped by a Bearden defender.

Watterson finished with 82 yards on nine carries. Defensively, the Hilltoppers held Bearden to 49
yards rushing on 17 carries. Science Hill outgained Bearden, 382-367.