Region: Class 5A Region 5
Head Coach: Justin Gentry
Assistant Coaches: Jody Haltiwanger-OC, Brian Thomas-OL, Alex Dial-Asst OL, Mason Zandi-Asst OL, Bryan Cotney-TE, Jason Jolley-RB, Paul Scheno-WR, Randy Johnson-Asst WR, John Bailey-QB, Steve Davis-Asst QB, Scott Stogner-DC, Mitch Starange-DL, Brandon Owens-Asst DL, Mark Drag-OLB, Roy Kirby-LB, Cal Sayger-CB, Ryan Cole-S, Christian Barber-Asst WR/DB
2017 results: 7-4 overall with a 3-1 record in 4A Region 5; lost in first round of playoffs to Crestwood.
(bold indicates region game)
|8-24||at Mid Carolina|
|9-13||at Spring Valley|
|9-28||at Dutch Fork|
|10-12||at River Bluff|
|RETURNING OFFENSIVE STARTERS|
|RETURNING DEFENSIVE STARTERS208|
AUDIBLE FROM THE COACH: We will be very young again in a lot of places, but most of our young guys played major roles for us last year. We are moving to 5-A and most people won’t give us a chance. We want to be able to compete the best we can and let the chips fall.
Chapin had a solid season in 2017, going 3-1 in region play. Their offense was respectable but not as explosive as it has been in the past. Their defense gave up 19 points per game. This season, they move in to a very tough 5A region where they will be challenged by the week-in-week-out competition against teams that will have more depth than them. It will be different, as the Eagles face seven 5A opponents this season.
My take: This team has the talent at the top of their depth chart to compete with most of the teams in their region. I believe it is in the depth that they will suffer. That said, this is a team that I feel could finish as high a third in the region in their first year in 5A