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Morristown East Promotes Dewayne Wells to Head Coach

Dewayne Wells will be head coach for the second time in his career as he has been named to replace Dewayne Hatcher at Morristown East.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the football program at Morristown East High School," Wells said. "I look forward to working with the young men and coaches as we look forward to this upcoming season."

Hatcher resigned recently to return to Georgia to coach in the peach state.

Hatcher complied a 50-42 record over eight seasons which included a 10-1 record last season, East's first season in 6A.

The 10-2 record was the best single season since the Hurricanes won the Class AAA state title in 1969 when they finished that year 11-1.

Wells has served as the Hurricanes defensive coordinator the past two seasons and was the head coach at his alma mater Campbell County from 2001-10 and complied a 29-74 record.

Despite the overall record, Wells took the Cougar program to three playoff appearances in 2004, 2007 and 2008.

Currently Dresden is the only open job in the state of Tennessee.

Jones Commits to Hometown Tigers
Memphis University School defensive end Peyton Jones decided staying home was in his best interest.

Jones, a defensive end committed to Memphis over the weekend.

“Honored to say that I’ve officially committed to play football at the University of Memphis,” Jones said on his Twitter account.

Jones joins Melrose running back Tony Pollard as local Tiger commitments.

He made 16 tackles including five for a loss including two sacks as the Owls finished runner up in Division II-AA last season.

He is the 11th commitment in the Volunteer State joining Melrose running back Tony Pollard (Memphis), Memphis Central Athlete Deddrick Thomas (Mississippi State), Blackman Athlete Jauan Jennings (Tennessee), Nashville Overton defensive back Ugo Amandi (Ole Miss), Ensworth defensive back Donovan Sheffield (Vanderbilt), Ensworth defensive back Rico McGrew (Georgia), Oakland offensive lineman Jack Jones (Tennessee), Maryville defensive end Dylan Jackson (Tennessee), Coalfield offensive lineman Zack Stewart (Tennessee) and Clinton wide receiver Jaylond Woods (Tennessee) as commitments in the Class of 2015.

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