2017 HAYWOOD HIGH FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Success breeds big expectations Coming off breakthrough season, optimism is high for Haywood Tomcats

Head coach: Steve Hookfin (3rd season)

Returning starters: 5 offense, 7 defense

Last year: 10-2, Region 7-4A champs, lost to East in second round of state playoffs

Key players returning: QB Tillman McRae, RB DeCourtney Reed, RB Xavier Walker, DT Derrion Bell, LB Deyondrius Hines, LB Tristan Taylor, DT Emmanuel Beard, TE Brent Moore

Key players lost: WR Montavius Pugh, LB Brandon Taylor, OL Kedarius Woodfork, DE Travion Bailey, OL Russ Cates, WR Jai Evans

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A FAST START
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FALL SPORTS SCHEDULES
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Haywood High volleyball underway
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Here come the Tomcats; Haywood opens 2017 season tomorrow night at home against Henry County

What: Henry County vs. Haywood in the season opener

Where: John B. Hooper Memorial Stadium in Brownsville

When: Friday at 7 p.m.

Players to watch: Haywood - QB Tillman McRae, RB DeCourtney Reed, RB Xavier Walker, DL Derrion Bell, LB Deyondrius Hines; Henry County - QB Savon Stewart, RB Caleb McCutcheon, WR Ethan Thompson, LB Dalton Dyer

Series history: Paris (then Grove High School) and Haywood played seven times between 1919 and 1963, with Haywood winning five of seven. Haywood and Henry County played 10 times from 1971-1990, with Haywood winning seven of those games. The 1971 game was a bowl game, the Jaycee Bowl played in Milan. Haywood won it 33-6. Haywood has not played Henry County since a 28-0 win to open the 1990 season in Brownsville.

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