This Friday night showdown on opening weekend in Tullahoma, TN consisted of a multitude of talents showcased by a super start SEC bound athlete in Alontae Taylor for Coffee County High School. While the 8,500 fans in attendance were there to support their respective team, everyone in that stadium knew one player was going to shine brighter than the rest.


Alontae Taylor
Coffee County


Tyrese McGee


Tyrese is a 4 year letterman and a 3 year starter. He was named first team all region 2-6a after missing his entire sophomore season due to injury. Tyrese is also very involved in youth mentoring through the football program.
Jason Guo

Coffee County

Jason is a 3 year letterman on the football team and also participated in track and field. Jason earned the Frank Mullins award and is also a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National English Honor Society, Student Counsel, Key Club, and was a part of American Legion Boys State of 2016.


Frank Mullins


Frank was a proud member of the class of 1956 and was honored to have been a member of the outstanding football teams at THS in 1955 & 56. He went on to play football for The University of the South at Sewanee and was a member of the undefeated team of 1958 which has now been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Frank went on to UTC before returning to Tullahoma. He worked as an engineer at AEDC until the time of his death. He helped start the Pop Warner Football League in Tullahoma in the late 60’s and continued to coach and work with the group until the time of his death. The league is now known as the Frank Mullins Youth Football League in honor of his service and dedication over the years.
Chris Elam

Coffee County

Chris was the starting running back for the Red Raiders and participated in 3 Coffee Pot games. In the three games Chris rushed for 325 yards on 42 carries and scored 5 touchdowns. The 1998 graduate continued his playing career at the junior college level before landing at the University of West Georgia to finish his career. Chris was just recently voted to a seat with the city alderman in Manchester and his family started the Dusty Elam foundation, in honor of his late brother, which provides many services to the Coffee County community.


The 2016 “Coffee Pot” game started off with a very quick score. It took less than four plays for Coffee County to get on the board, as the game’s MVP, Alontae Taylor, connected with one of the Scholar Athletes, Tyrese McGee, for a 30 yard touchdown pass and catch. During the first half, Taylor would go on to produce four total touchdowns. Two scrambles, one passing, and he even received one touchdown. Tullahoma was only able to muster a field goal in the first half as both teams went into the locker room with a score of 35-3. The Wildcats out of Tullahoma were the only team to put up points in the 3rd quarter, as they scored a touchdown with 1:44 left before the 4th quarter began. Alontae Taylor gave us a nightcap with his 5th touchdown of the game in the 4th as Coffee went on to win the big game with the final score being 49-10.