The high school football season begins next week.
Here are some players to watch in Class 1A and 2A in the Knoxville area.
Seth Brackett, Midway, Jr.: Brackett plays on the offensive and defensive line and was an all-region selection in 2019.
Blake Fields, Greenback, Sr.: Fields was an all-region selection in 2019, recording 17 receptions for 412 yards and six touchdowns.
Gavin Hill, Oliver Springs, Sr.: The running back was an all-region selection in 2019 with 56 carries for 288 yards and six touchdowns.
Tyler Jeffries, Greenback, So.: Jeffries was the offensive lineman of the year in Region 2-1A in 2019 and has offers from Mississippi State and Georgia Tech.
Jacob Jones, Oliver Springs, Jr.: Jones, who plays defensive lineman, was an all-region selection last season and led the Bobcats in tackles for loss (14) and sacks (six).
Seth Lowe, Coalfield, Sr.: Lowe, who plays running back and linebacker, was named hitman of the year in Region 2-1A.
Major Carter, Tellico Plains, Jr.: The wide receiver recorded 37 receptions for 581 yards and nine touchdowns in 2019.
Tyler Davis, Wartburg, Sr.: The quarterback was an all-region selection in 2019, passing for 1,901 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Marshall Dukes, Tellico Plains, Sr.: Dukes was Tellico Plains’ top defensive back in 2019, recording six pass breakups, four interceptions and four fumble recoveries.
Hunter Morgan, Wartburg, So.: Morgan played center and was an all-region selection as a freshman in 2019. He will move to guard this season.
Kolby Morgan, Oneida, Sr.: Morgan, a running back and punter, was named offensive player of the year in Region 2-2A, rushing for 1,338 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Ethan Stedam, Wartburg, Jr.: This will be Stedam’s first season as the starting running back. In 2019, he had 13 carries for 178 yards and four touchdowns.