Football preview: Middleton — July 28


At a glance

Coach: John Courtney, second season

Class: 2, District 5 (Metro)

Last season: 3-7

Key players: OT/DE Tymel Copeland, Sr.;  QB/WR Aljavonnie Daymon, So.; WR/S Jakobe Everett, Jr.; DE Joseph McCall, Sr.; QB Taron McCullough, Jr.; RB/LB Jyheem Norton, Sr.; OT/NG Tavaris Riggins, Sr.;


Aug. 26 vs. East Bay, 7:30

Sept. 2 at Durant, 7:30

Sept. 9 vs. Lennard, 7:30

Sept. 16 vs. Blake, 7:30

Sept. 23 Bye

Sept. 30 vs. Chamberlain, 7:30

Oct. 7 at Strawberry Crest, 7:30

Oct. 14 at Brandon, 7:30

Oct. 21 vs. Sickles, 7:30

Oct. 28 at King, 7:30

Nov. 4 at Sumner, 7:30


Middleton has the potential to be explosive on offense. At quarterback, the Tigers have a pair of dynamic dual threats in Aljavonnie Daymon and Taron McCullough. They will be throwing to some playmaking targets, led by Jakobe Everett. The rushing attack will be led by Jyheem Norton, who was impressive in the spring. On the line, the Tigers have some experience with Tymel Copeland, Joseph McCall and Tavaris Riggins all returning. Middleton gets a pair of early season tests against East Bay and Durant the first two weeks of the season.