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Top players from Columbia will compete in the 2024 TSSAA playoffs

Top players from Columbia will compete in the 2024 TSSAA playoffs


With the high school football season in Tennessee coming to an end and the TSSAA playoffs approaching, let’s take a look at Columbia’s best regular season football players. Here are the athletes, with regular season stats provided by high school coaches.

Pablo Cisneros, Columbia Academy: The sophomore has 21 goals and nine assists.

Isaac Smith, Columbia Academy: The senior formed the core of the Bulldogs’ defense in goal and helped them to two shutouts.

Jackson Usherwood, Columbia Academy: The sophomore leads the Bulldogs with 23 goals and 11 assists.

Fabricio Rodriguez, Columbia Central: Rodriguez has been the Lions’ main goal-scoring threat, scoring 15 goals this season.

Benton Wall, Columbia Central: Wall made a name for himself on the wing at Columbia, scoring nine and assisting on 13 goals.

Lucas Vandiver, Culleoka: Vandiver scored five of Culleoka’s seven goals.

Zaiden Cochran, Culleoka: The sophomore’s versatility was crucial for the Warriors. He played all over the pitch and his impact was most felt in midfield.

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Emmitt Foretich, Independence: Foretich led the Eagles in scoring with 15 goals and 6 assists.

Seth Isbell, Independence: Isbell moved to center back for the Eagles and helped them to 12 shutouts in 17 games.

Miles Kipley, Independence: The Belmont signee has 12 shutouts in goal, saving 1.5 shots per game.

Hayden Smith, Independence: The junior leads the Eagles with eight assists and eight goals.

Kevin Delgado, Lawrence County: The goaltender helped the Wildcats to three shutouts.

Edwin Gama, Lawrence County: Gama was the Wildcats’ leading scorer with eight goals.

Omar Cortez, Spring Hill: Cortez, a four-year varsity player, has scored six goals.

Tyson Peters, Spring Hill: One of Spring Hill’s captains, Peters has played all over the pitch this season, mainly stepping into the centre-back position to secure a young back line.

Noah Beaman, Zion Christian: The junior has 11 goals and six assists.

Harrison Campbell covers high school sports and more for The Daily Herald. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on X (formerly Twitter) @hccampbell7.