Favorite Class: English II
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Coyle
What Does Commando Football Mean To You: Brotherhood.
For the 2nd consecutive year, Anthony was named ‘ALL-REGION’ and 1st team ‘ALL-COUNTY’. He is an excellent athlete that has the potential to be a difference maker in all three phases of the game. He is the team’s fastest player as well as one of the strongest players. Was the team’s top tackler in 2015 while being the team’s top rusher and receiver in 2016. He plays running back and linebacker. He is preparing for his senior season where his leadership, work ethic, and ability will play a major role in how much success the COMMANDOS have this fall. He was voted by his teammates as the teams ‘MOST VALUABLE PLAYER’ as well as the teams ‘MOST VALUABLE BACK’ last season. His field presence is outstanding and he is working hard to make 2017 the best season of his career.
2016-Had another spectacular season for the COMMANDOS leading the team in rushing, receiving, and touchdowns scored. He was named to the ‘ALL-REGION’ team as well as being 1st ‘ALL-COUNTY’ as a running back. He was also voted by his teammates as the teams ‘MOST VALUABLE PLAYER’ as well as the teams ‘MOST VALUABLE BACK’. He was a starter on both offense and defense for most of the season at running back and linebacker while seeing some action on Special Teams. Led the team in rushing in 7 games, receiving yards in 4 games, and in tackles once. Ended the season with 813 rushing yards on 88 carries with 9 touchdowns on the ground. Caught 16 passes for 330 yards and 6 more scores, had 4 kickoff returns for 99 yards, tallied 13 tackles, 6 QB hurries, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 pass break up. His 6 receiving TD’s is the 3rd most in a season in HHS history. Led team with a career high 174 rushing yards in the team’s season opening victory over McGavock; also led team against Cane Ridge with 148, Siegel with 138, Hillsboro with 101, East Nashville with 74, Station Camp with 67, and Gallatin with 37. Led team in rushing attempts against McGavock, Siegel, Cane Ridge, and Beech. His career long rush was a 57 yard run against Cane Ridge. Scored 2 rushing touchdowns against McGavock, Cane Ridge, and East Nashville while scoring 1 rushing TD versus Hillsboro, Gallatin, and Hunters Lane. Had a career best in both receptions and receiving yards against Cane Ridge when he caught 5 passes for 115 yards with 2 TD’s. Also led team in receptions against Siegel, Beech, Station Camp, Glencliff, and Hunters Lane, and in receiving yards against Siegel, Beech, and Station Camp. His other receiving touchdowns came against Siegel, Station Camp, Glencliff, and Hunters Lane. Led team with 7 tackles against Station Camp when he also had 3 QB pressures and 1 sack. Also had a sack against Hillsboro and East Nashville. Had 2 kickoff returns against both Hillsboro and Cane Ridge.
2015-Had a great season for the team being the top tackler with 70 total tackles. Started at linebacker all season long and was named ‘ALL-REGION’ as well as 1st team ‘ALL-COUNTY’ for his play during the season. As well as starting on both defense and Special Teams, he also saw a lot of game action on offense at running back. Ended the season with 70 tackles, 1 sack, 8 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 2 pass break ups, and 1 fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown. Recorded at least 1 tackle in all of the teams 12 games, and led the team in tackles in 8 games. Led the team with a career high 13 tackles as in the team’s 30-16 victory over Beech. Also led the team in tackles against East Nashville with 9, Independence with 8, Shelbyville with 7, Hillsboro with 7, Cane Ridge with 7, McGavock with 6, and Hunters Lane with 4. Had a career best 3 tackles for lost yardage against Hunters Lane, also recorded tackles for loss against McGavock, Siegel, Cane Ridge, Beech, and Shelbyville. Had pass break ups against Gallatin and Glencliff. His sack came in the Independence contest and he forced a fumble versus Beech. His fumble recovery came in the team’s 1st round playoff victory over Shelbyville and he returned the fumble 42 yards for a defensive touchdown. On offense, he ran the ball in 11 of the 12 games and ended the season with 37 rushing attempt for 371 yards and 6 touchdowns while adding 5 receptions for 78 yards and 1 more score. He also attempted 2 passes that both fell incomplete. His best game rushing the ball came against Cane Ridge when he had 71 yard that included his season long rush of 40 yards. Scored rushing TD’s against Cane Ridge, Station Camp, Gallatin, Glencliff, Hunters Lane, and Shelbyville. Caught passes against Hillsboro, Shelbyville, and Independence. His high of 29 yards receiving came in the teams 2nd round playoff defeat to Independence that included his season long 23 yard reception that was a touchdown. He also had 1 kickoff return that went for 64 yards against Cane Ridge, and blocked a punt versus Hunters Lane.
2014-A preseason injury prevented Anthony from suiting up for the Freshman COMMANDOS. The injury forced him to miss the entire season, but he stayed with the team, showed up every day, and worked hard to get healthy.