The Tyner Academy Rams have been knocking on the door for the past two seasons. They lost in the 2A state championship game in heartbreaking fashion in two overtimes in 2017. Last season they rattled off ten straight wins before hitting a wall in the second round of the playoffs.

The Rams have a lot of talent back on offense. Most notably Mr. Football finalist Jeremiah Batiste. The offensive line may need to get up to speed, but they have plenty of play makers.

The defense is young and is one of the reasons Rams head coach Wayne Turner scheduled a bye in week one of the season. He didn't like playing three games in the heat of August last year. 

With the way this year's schedule plays out most teams will play two games in August. Turner didn't want to do that, but he also wanted to give his younger guys an extra week to get prepared for the 2019 season.

Tyner will open up at home on Friday, August 30th against Chattanooga Central at 7:30 p.m.