Fairview Yellow Jackets
Last Year’s Record– 11-1, lost to Goodpasture in 2nd Round
Head Coach– Chris Hughes (71-24 in eight years at Fairview)
Offensive Coordinator– Chris Hughes
Defensive Coordinator– Ron King
Assistant Coaches– Michael Jackson (OL/Assistant head coach), Avion Black (WR/DB/special teams coordinator), Michael Conner (DL), Gary Harris (LB), Brian Myatt (RB), Russ Long (Freshman), E.J. Gunter (JV)
Returning Starters on Offense and Defense– 12 (5 on Off/7 on Def)
Last Playoff Appearance– 2016
Key Returnees– Brendan Nardozzi (LB, Sr.), Khristian Harris-Lusk (RB, Sr.), Eli Clifton (RG, Sr.), Hiller Gray (OL, Jr.), Corbin Hughes (WR, Sr.), KK McKinney (DE, Sr.), Tristan Mann (LB, Sr.), Andrew Vanover (DE, Sr.), Blake Russell (DB, Jr.), Tony Torres (DB, Sr.), Kam Harris-Lusk (QB, Jr.), Jackson Clevenger (OT, Jr.), David McNeil (LB, Sr.), Jeffrey Perez (K, Sr.)
Key Losses– Hunter Caldwell (RB), Daniel Conrad (OL), Josh Ortiz-Derrick (LB/FB), Sam Sanborn (LB), Mckenzie Viau (OL), Chase Myatt (WR), Jake Beathard (RB)
Fairview is coming off their best season in school history as they went undefeated in the regular season and posted an 11-1 record in 2016.
The last undefeated regular season for Fairview came way back in 1990 so what can the Yellow Jackets do for an encore in 2017?
The Yellow Jackets return five starters from last year’s spread offense that averaged 41.7 points per contest and it all starts with QB Kam Harris-Lusk.
Harris-Lusk passed for 1,588 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore and coach Chris Hughes expects a breakout season from his junior quarterback.
Three starters return on the offensive line as senior Eli Clifton and juniors Hiller Gray and Jackson Clevenger will look to provide veteran leadership to the line and senior Corbin Hughes will be the top receiving threat at wide out and senior Khristian Harris-Lusk will be the starter at running back.
The Yellow Jacket defense returns seven starters and will be the strength of the team this year with senior Tristan Mann (82 tackles) leading the way at linebacker.
Mann will be joined by another returning starter in Brendan Nardozzi (28 tackles). Fellow senior David McNeil will round out the starters at linebacker.
Two seniors will return on the defensive line as K.K. McKinney (58 tackles, three sacks) and Andrew Vanover (21 tackles) will both return to line up at defensive end.
Khristian Harris-Lusk (58 tackles) will again be back to play at both linebacker and a safety position while the secondary will return two starters in junior Blake Russell (26 tackles) and senior Tony Torres (18 tackles).
The non-Region schedule will be challenging for Fairview. They start the season hosting Williamson County neighbor Page as well as going to White House Heritage and to Waverly and will host another Williamson County foe in Ravenwood.
Fairview Since 2010:
65-19 overall record, seven playoff appearances
By The Numbers:
4- Number of seasons that Fairview has won 10 or more games in the last seven
65-19- The Yellow Jackets record since 2010, which places them third in Williamson County in that time
1956- West High School was established and in 1962. The high school name was changed to Fairview High School.
Fairview In the Playoffs:
Total Number of Playoff Appearances- 22
Playoff Record- 11-22
Deepest Playoff Run- Three Quarterfinal Appearances in 1978 (Class A), 2011 and 2013 (3A)
Coach Hughes’ Thoughts:
“I am very optimistic about our team this year with the experience we have at quarterback and linebacker and what I feel is the best kicker in the mid state. Our schedule is really tough this year and we have to stay healthy to have a chance at another great season. Looking forward to see who steps up this year on both sides of the ball.”
August 18- Page
August 25- at White House Heritage
*September 1- Stewart County
September 8- at Waverly
*September 15- at Camden
September 22- at Greenbrier
*September 29- Sycamore
*October 6- at Harpeth
October 13- OPEN
October 20- Ravenwood
*October 27- Cheatham County
*Denotes Region Game