WESTERN FOOTHILLS 3A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Statesville Greyhounds

Published Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

STATESVILLE GREYHOUNDS

 

(all games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted)
Aug. 20 – at Carson
Aug. 27 – at S. Iredell
Sept. 3 – Lake Norman, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 17—N. LINCOLN
Sept. 24—at E. LINCOLN
Oct. 1—FRED T. FOARD
Oct. 8 – W. IREDELL
Oct. 15—at N. IREDELL
Oct. 22—at ST. STEPHENS
Oct. 29—HICKORY

Conference: Western Foothills 3A

Head coach: Randall Gusler (117-70, 15 years)

Assistant coaches: Ashley Stovall, Brian Hoffman, Ced Mayberry, Chuck Tabor, David Lewis, Gregory Stewart, Jason Moore, Tony Lellie

Last season’s records: 6-2 overall; 5-0 North Piedmont 3A, champion

Last season’s results: at Mitchell County, L 7-14; S. Caldwell, W 27-18; S. IREDELL, W 27-10; at N. IREDELL, W 40-10; CARSON, W 43-31; at E. ROWAN, W 41-17; W. ROWAN, W 17-10; Playoffs: Monroe, L 21-47

SCHOOL FOOTBALL HISTORY

Last season in state playoffs: 2020 spring, 3A

Last state playoff victory: 2019 spring, d. N. Buncombe 49-7, first round (3A)

All-time state playoff bids (since 1972): 31

Conference titles (or shares of) since 1980, last: NA, 2020 spring North Piedmont 3A

BY THE NUMBERS

OVERALL

Returning starters: 9

Returning lettermen: 25

STEVENSON/Facebook photo

OFFENSE

Set: Spread

Returning starters: 5

Leading returning rusher: J.Z. Harrison-Connor, 5-10, 170, Sr. (116-811)

Leading returning passer: Zamari Stevenson, 6-0, 160, Sr. (69-125-na, 952)

Leading returning receiver: Titus Myer, 6-1, 150, Jr. (10-127)

Other key returnees: Zamari Stevenson, 6-0, 160, Sr., QB; Quantay Brown, 5-10, 245, Sr., RB; J.Z. Harrison-Connor, 5-10, 170, Sr., RB; Steven Hamby, 6-4, 300, Jr., OT; Daniel Miller, 6-2, 240, Sr., OT; Titus Myers, 6-1 150, Jr., WR; Sam Buckner, 5-9, 150, Jr., K; Kamarri Daniels, 5-8, 160, Jr., WR; Jaylen Himes, 5-8, 165, Soph., RB; Zy’kere Mohammed, 6-0, 300, Jr., OL; Dalten McCullough, 6-0, 275, Sr., OG

Top newcomers: Kelyn Watts, 6-0, 275, Jr., OL

DEFENSE

Set: 4-man front

Returning starters: 4

Players to watch: Zamari Stevenson, 6-0, 160, Sr., DB; Amonte White, 5-10, 165, Sr., DB; Steven Hamby, 6-4, 300, Jr., DT; Daniel Miller, 6-2, 240, Sr., DT; Titus Myers, 6-1, 150, Jr., DB; Zy’kere Mohammed, 6-0, 300, Jr., DL; Kelyn Watts, 6-0, 275, Jr., DL

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *