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Top players from Columbia will compete in the 2024 TSSAA playoffs
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Top players from Columbia will compete in the 2024 TSSAA playoffs

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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.