HJH Warriors selected for “Team Tennessee”



Pictured are HJH Head Coach Ernie Jackson, Rashad Brown, Corey Newble, Will Austin, Emmitt Gooden, and Assistant Coach William Grissom.

On April 22, 21 Haywood Junior High School football players traveled to Memphis to try-out for TEAM TENNESSEE. Corey Newble was selected for the 7th grade team. Will Austin, Emmitt Gooden and Rashad Brown were selected for the 8th grade team. These athletes will represent TEAM TENNESSEE on June 16 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kentucky versus Tennessee “Future Stars” Football Classic is the oldest and original Middle School all-star game in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. The goal behind beginning Future Stars was too put each state’s BEST athletes on a stage and give them a chance to showcase their talents, gain some exposure heading into high school and offer them a week to remember for the rest of their life. Each athlete will be given a chance to live like college athletes for a few days to provide them an early taste of what it’s like hoping that will motivate each athlete even more into playing college football one day. This year over 300 athletes competed statewide for roster spots.