WESTERN FOOTHILLS 3A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Fred T. Foard Tigers

Published Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

FRED T. FOARD TIGERS

 

(all games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted)
Aug. 20 – at Maiden
Aug. 27 – Bandys
Sept. 3 – at W. Lincoln, cancelled
Sept. 17—at N. IREDELL
Sept. 24—W. IREDELL
Oct. 1—at STATESVILLE
Oct. 8 – at E. LINCOLN
Oct. 15—N. LINCOLN
Oct. 22—at HICKORY
Oct. 29—ST. STEPHENS

Conference: Western Foothills 3A

GETTYS

Head coach: Ryan Gettys (33-75-0, 10 years; 3-14 at Foard, second year of second tenure)

Assistant coaches: Michael Ramseur, OL-OC; Corey Durben, QBs; Josh Speagle, RBs; Danny Williamson, WRs; Marcus Greer, LBs-DC; Mike Elmore, DL; Mike Auston, LBs

Last season’s records: 1-5 overall; 1-5 Northwestern Foothills 2A, sixth place

Last season’s results: PATTON, W 28-6; at BUNKER HILL, L 7-32; W. CALDWELL, L 0-13; at DRAUGHN, L 17-25; E. BURKE, L 14-30; at W. IREDELL, L 13-16

SCHOOL FOOTBALL HISTORY

Last season in state playoffs: 2018, 2AA

Last state playoff victory: 2017, d. Maiden 16-0, first round

All-time state playoff bids (since 1972): 13

Conference titles (or shares of) since 1980, last: 3, 1983 Southern District 7 2A

BY THE NUMBERS

OVERALL

Returning starters: 10

Returning lettermen: 6

OFFENSE

Set: Multiple spread

Returning starters: 4

Leading returning rushers: Landon Marlowe, 5-11, 175, Jr. (93-387, 4 TDs)

Leading returning passer: None

Leading returning receiver: Blaine Duncan, 6-4, 225, Sr. (7-114, no TDs)

Other key returnees: Sam Bolch, 5-11, 230, Jr., OL; Dylan Smith, 5-10, 225, Jr., OL; Landon Sweet, 5-8, 275,, Sr., OL; Stewart Simmons, 5-10, 175, Jr.; WR; Jace Overcash, 5-10, 150, Sr., WR; Westin Wright, na, na, Sr., RB

Top newcomers: Evan Davidson, na, na, Sr., WR; Aiden Landrum, na, na, Jr., QB

DEFENSE

Set: 4-3

Returning starters: 6

Players to watch: Sam Bolch, 5-11, 230, Jr., DL; Dylan Smith, 5-10, 225, Jr., DL; Landon Sweet, 5-8, 275, Sr., DL; Blaine Duncan, 6-4, 225, Sr., LB-DE; Landon Marlowe, 5-11, 175, Jr., DB; Evan Steiger, na, na, Sr., LB; Stewart Simmons, 5-10, 175, Jr., DB-K; Jace Overcash, 5-10, 150, Sr., DB; Westin Wright, na, na, Sr., LB

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