Head Coach, Mill Creek High
SHANNON JARVIS BEGINS HIS 11TH season ashead coach ofthe Mill Creek football team preparing – once again – to compete in one of the toughest
regions in Georgia. This season, Jarvis is excited
about two additions to the coaching staff. The
first is defensive coordinator Bill Stewart, who
has had previous success both as a head coach
at Etowah and defensive coordinator in other
stops. The second is wide receivers coach Gerald “Boo” Mitchell, who was an All-American at
Vanderbilt in 1988.
What excites you about the 2014 season?
We return four of five starters on our offensive line. All of those kids are pretty heavily
recruited. We’re returning a two-year starter at
quarterback. Last year, we led the state [6A]
in scoring. That doesn’t mean anything for this
year other than we have experience. We’re also
excited about Coach Stewart taking us from a
3-4 to a 4-3 scheme while instilling his personality in our program.
In what area of the game do you expect
the team to be strongest?
Our strength is the offensive line because of
the experience as well as the size and strength.
Kaleb Kim has committed to Auburn. Josh Fannin, Chad Walker, and Bobby Klemm all return
as heavily recruited players who had tremendous junior years.
What goals can the team achieve for
this season to be considered a success?
We play in one of the toughest regions in the
state, the largest classification in the metro
Atlanta area. The difference between wins and
losses is a fraction of an inch. Ultimately, I think
we are like every team in our region who have
the goal of winning a region championship and
a state championship.
Why should a fan visit your stadium on
a Friday night this fall?
We opened our facility 10 years ago, and we
always look to improve upon it. Obviously, the fan
experience is a lot better when the team is making plays. We try to create an electric atmosphere.
Creek’s Freaks is our student section, which is
tremendous. This past year, our fans came out
in droves, and they don’t understand the impact
they have on games. – Dan Guttenplan
Taking High School
Combines to the Next Level
NEXT LEVEL COMBINES WAS FOUND- ed in 2012 with the intention of pro- viding pro-caliber combines for high school football players and teams.
Last year, in its first year of existence, Next Level hosted combines for professional athletes.
This year, the company will make the transition
to hosting combines for high-schoolers.
The thing that makes Next Level Combines
different is that it hosts high school combines
using the same equipment as the NFL. The
company provides accurate and reliable information to coaches, and is the only combine
system that uses the NFL equipment.
Based in Atlanta, Next Level offers private
and public combines. Instead of a few athletes
getting tested from various schools, the company will test every athlete from a particular
school. That allows an entire team to experience
combines and gives players a chance to learn
how to better themselves in the classroom, as
well as on and off the field.
A private combine is for a particular school in
which all of the athletes are tested. Next Level
has motivational speakers talk about their experiences playing in college and the pros. This
gives players a chance to hear from successful
business owners and entrepreneurs. They’ll
share stories about when football didn’t work
out, and they chose different paths.
Next Level has the same drills as the NFL
with the 40-yard-dash, the vertical leap, broad
jump, shuttle run, three-cone drill and bench.
Next Level will also do an athletic assessment,
which is like a personality test.
Because Next Level Combines started as a service for professional athletes, the company generated enough revenue to fund equipment to host
high school combines and provide the most reliable, accurate information. – Dan Guttenplan
MILL CREEK HAWKS 2 1 0 4
Photos courtesy of Jim Weaver
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