Morristown West reached the playoffs last season for the 16th straight year. Many players will be missing from last year's team including All-State running back Malachi Horton, who transferred to Bearden.
With a lot of young players expected to get playing time, head coach Lamar Brown is happy to have a couple of leaders back on each side of the ball.
"We've got Will Gardner back at quarterback, he did a great job for us last year and having the quarterback back is really important for us right now, we're so young in other areas," said Brown. "And we've got Austin Bishop who started all year at free safety, he's going to be a three year starter coming back."
"We have this thing, you're only as strong as your weakest link and we give each other links every practice so we're combined, we're one team and we're strong," said wide receiver Q Smith.
Aug 30 vs. Greeneville
Sept 13 vs. Science Hill
Sep 20 at Sevier County
Oct 3 vs Morristown East
Oct 11 vs Jefferson County