Football

Overview

Heywood Stadium, named for Baylor's longest tenured head coach "Humpy" Heywood, has been home to some of the most storied football teams in Tennessee sports history, including the 1973 State and National Champions, and state runners-up in 1972, 1977, 2010, and 2011. The artificial field turf is named after legendary coach E. B. "Red" Etter. The surrounding mountains and the nearby Tennessee River make "Heywood/Etter" an inspiring setting for high school football on a cool fall evening.

Baylor has varsity and junior varsity teams for Upper School students, and fields three teams at the Middle School level for grades 6-8.

FAST FACTS ON BAYLOR FOOTBALL

  • Baylor won the AAA state championship and was named National Champs in 1973.
  • Baylor was the TSSAA Divsision II state runner-up in 2010 and 2011 and was AAA runner-up in 1972 and 1977.
  • Six Baylor players have been named the TSSAA Mr. Football - Scott Abelson (Lineman, 1997), Jacques McClendon (Lineman 2005), Jacob Huesman (Back, 2010), Henrique Ribeiro (Kicker, 2011), Barrett Gouger (Lineman 2011), Rafael Gaglianone (Kicker, 2013), and Ryan Parker (Lineman, 2015).
  • At least five noted college football coaches sent their sons to Baylor: Tennessee's Robert Neyland, Alabama's Frank Thomas and Red Drew, Ole Miss' Johnny Vaught, and Arkansas' Frank Broyles.
  • At least two Baylor players became college head football coaches. Herman Hickman was head coach of Yale from 1948-51, while Russ Faulkinberry was head coach at Southwestern Louisiana from 1961-73.
  • Baylor football teams have played opponents featuring such future pro stars as Fran Tarkenton, Paul Hornung, and Reggie White.
  • James B. Rike, the highly successful Baylor coach of the pre-World War II era, was an outstanding player at Ohio Wesleyan for a young and relatively unknown coach named Branch Rickey. Rickey went on to gain nationwide recognition in 1947 when, as president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he broke the major league baseball color barrier by playing Jackie Robinson.
  • A former Baylor player once won the prestigious Outland Trophy, which is given to the outstanding interior lineman in college foootball. Army's Joe Steffy, a 1944 Baylor graduate, won the award in 1947, the second year it was given. While at West Point, he was a teammate of Heisman Trophy winners Glenn Davis and Doc Blanchard.
  • And speaking of the Heisman, Baylor's outstanding halfback Eddie Prokop finished fifth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1943 while starring for Georgia Tech.


Baylor competes in the TSSAA's Division II AA, perhaps the toughest football league in the state.


Program Highlights

Schedules & Scoreboard

Varsity

Record: 2-3
Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score
vs.
Notre Dame
Finley Stadium Details Win 35-14
vs.
Knox Catholic
Away Details Loss 16-35
vs.
Marist
Home Details Loss 14-33
vs.
Ensworth
Home Details Loss 21-24
vs.
Pope John Paul II
Away Details Win 22-15
vs.
Chattanooga Christian School
Home Details
vs.
Brentwood Academy
Home Details
vs.
McCallie
Away Details
vs.
Father Ryan
Home Details
vs.
Montgomery Bell Academy
Away Details

Junior Varsity

Record: 2-1
Opponent Date Time Advantage Details Result Score
vs.
Notre Dame
Away Details Win 7-0
vs.
Dalton
Away Details Loss 0-34
vs.
Tyner
Away Details Cancelled
vs.
Ridgeland
Away Details Win 22-0
vs.
McCallie
Away Details
vs.
Tyner
Home Details
vs.
McCallie
Home Details

MS Varsity

Record: 2-0
Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score
vs.
Tyner
Away Details Win 38-20
vs.
Cleveland Middle
Home Details Win 38-0
Fulton
Home Details
vs.
Montgomery Bell Academy
TBD
Away Details
Alcoa
TBD
Home Details
vs.
McCallie
Home Details

MS JV

Record: 1-1
Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score
vs.
Cleveland Middle
Home Details Loss 8-22
River City Bills
Home Details Win 22-14
vs.
Montgomery Bell Academy
TBD
Away Details
Alcoa
TBD
Home Details
vs.
McCallie
Home Details

6th Grade

Record: 4-0
Opponent Date Time Advantage Details Result Score
vs.
Chattanooga Christian School
Away Details Win 42-6
vs.
Dalton Middle
Away Details Win 30-26
vs.
Chattanooga Christian School
Home Details Win 18-16
Fulton
Home Details Win 56-6
vs.
McCallie
Home Details
vs.
Heritage (GA) Middle
Away Details

News

Harris Named Mr. Football Semifinalist

Baylor senior Brendon Harris has been named one of five semifinalists for the TSSAA's  Division II, Class AAA Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award for 2017.

Coaches

Varsity
Head Coach: Phil Massey
Assistant Coaches: Bo Bohannon, Bubba Burr, John Cofer, Cos DeMatteo, Julian Kaufman, Victor McClure, Dakota Nix, Eric Westmoreland

Middle School Varsity
Head Coach: Bill McMahan
Assistant Coaches: Ryan Armstrong, Lynn Bodine, Carlton Stewart, Card Steele

Middle School JV
Head Coach: Trey Joyner
Assistant Coaches: Darren Reiniche, Alan Wong, Floyd Mathis

Sixth Grade
Head Coach: Carlton Stewart
Assistant Coaches: Floyd Mathis, Darren Reiniche