Canes, Colonels await kickoff
by Staff Report
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The coaches and players who make up the Cartersville and Cass high alumni football teams are from every walk of life.

Some own businesses. Some are athletes. Some are musicians. Most still live in Bartow and surrounding counties.

All still bear strong allegiances to their schools, and that’s why they’ll be lining up at 7:30 p.m. today at Weinman Stadium for a game that will let them relive a small part of their high school lives. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from the day will benefit the athletic programs at Cartersville and Cass high schools.

Following are the players who had signed up by Thursday to play in tonight’s contest.

The Canes

Josh Brock, who will be coaching the Canes, is a member of the Cartersville Class of 2002. He is a former offensive lineman for the Canes and the University of Georgia. He currently works as a commercial banker with Regions Bank. He is married to Tamara Brock and has a daughter, Carder.

Kyle Tucker, assistant coach, is a member of the Class of 1999. He is a former punter/kicker for the Canes and Clemson University. He currently teaches and coaches baseball and football for the Canes.

Robert Livsey, assistant coach, is a member of the Class of 2004. He is a former defensive end and linebacker for the Canes and now is a police officer with the Atlanta Police Department.

Saunders Jones III, linebacker, is a member of the Class of 1999. He has a college degree from UGA, MBA from Kennesaw State, a graduate banking degree from LSU and works as a local banker for Century Bank of Georgia. His wife, Katie is a teacher at Cartersville Primary School and they have two kids, “SJ” Jones, 3, and Katie Anne Jones, 7.

Antwuan Hill, offensive lineman, is a member of the Class of 2001. He played football at The Citadel, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree. He earned his master’s degree from Ken Blanchard School of Business at Grand Canyon University. He works as the credit analyst officer at Century Bank of Georgia and is married and has four kids.

Kip Warren, linebacker and running back, is a member of the Class of 2003. He works as a Bartow County firefighter. His wife is Melissa.

Luke Bunce, lineman, is a member of the Class of 2002.

Josh McWhorter, lineman, is a member of the Class of 1999. He is a former offensive lineman for the Canes and Furman University. He currently owns his own real estate investment company. He is married to Vanessa and has two kids, Lily and Bear.

Ben Mauldin, defensive lineman and offensive lineman, is a member of the Class of 1995. He is currently a senior sales development manager at Greenway Health. His wife is Leslie Mauldin and they have two kids, Ella, 5; and Hayes, 2.

Chris Vaughan, offensive lineman and linebacker, is a member of the Class of 1994. He currently is a pharmacist and independent pharmacy Owner. He owns and operates with his brother a specialty retail and compounding pharmacy at Lake Oconee in Greensboro.

Kye Williams, a defensive lineman, is a member of the Class of 1989 and is the oldest player on team. He is married to Anissa Williams (Cass graduate of 1989). They have four children, Sara Williams, 18; Chloe Williams, 13; Gib Williams, 11; and Grey Williams, 7.

Lee Miles, quarterback and running back, is a member of the Class of 2002.

Chris Griffin, running back, is a member of the Class of 2002. He is married to Amber Griffin and they have two children, Brayden Griffin, 1, and Kayden Griffin, 3 months old. He is the owner of New Vision Multimedia, which specializes in photography, film and website design.

Zac Stafford, offensive lineman, is a member of the Class of 1997. He and his wife Amy have two children, Barron, 3, and Finley Mae, 2. He works in technology sales and lives in Milton.

Brooks Gayton, offensive and defensive lineman, is a member of the Class of 2000.

Wesley Gilmer, linebacker and fullback, is a member of the Class of 2000. He is a Cartersville firefighter.

JJ Chatmon, a running back and linebacker, is a member of the Class of 2001. He is a teacher and football coach for the Canes.

Chris Cochran, a fullback and linebacker, is a member of the Class of 2002.

John Clayton, a defensive back, is a member of the Class of 1998.

Ty Davis, a defensive back, is a member of the Class of 2007.

Colby Brinson, nose guard and center, is a member of the Class of 2001. He is married to Candice Brinson and they have two daughters, Emilee and Kaylee. He served four years in the United States Marine Corps where he was deployed to Iraq three times. He currently works in Cobb County as a sheriffs deputy and is a member of the SWAT team.

Taylor Knott, defensive tackle, is a member of the Class of 2007. He is married to Nakia and they have a daughter, Devyn Knott, 13 months old. He is currently working in athletic field maintenance for Cartersville City Schools and Bartow County Schools.

Chris Dietsch, quarterback, is a member of the Class of 2000. He was the starting quarterback for the Canes and helped lead them to a 1999 state championship.

Chris McClendon, fullback, running back and linebacker, is a member of the Class of 2006.

Adam Williams, linebacker and fullback, is a member of the Class of 2003. He works in aviation maintenance and he and his wife Elizabeth have three children, Mckaiden, Mckya and Layla.

Talique Cochran, a receiver and defensive back, is a member of the Class of 2011.

Le’Troy Nelson, a receiver and defensive back, is a member of the Class of 2007.

La’KeVaun Green, a running back and linebacker, is a member of the Class of 2009. He is a musician and performed on BET’s 106 & Park and Blaze the Stage back in 2010 and 2011. He is attending college.

Rob McAfee, a receiver and defensive back, is a member of the Class of 2009.

(Jeremy) Malachi Trimble, a receiver and defensive back, is a member of the Class of 2007.

Warren Gilmer, a linemen, is a member of the Class of 1998.

Cedric Ward, a quarterback, is a member of the Class of 1996. He works for the city of Cartersville and helps coach the Canes.

Brett Ward, a defensive back, is a member of the Class of 1998. He works for Toyo Tires.

Roger Evans, a lineman, is a member of the Class of 1998.

Tommy Higginbotham, offensive lineman, is a member of the Class of 2000. He graduated from the University of West Georgia with a B.B.A in management information systems and is currently working as the network systems administrator for the city of Carrollton. He is married to Cathryn Walker Higginbotham.

Timothy Ackey, a wide receiver and outside linebacker, is a member of the Class of 2007. He is a graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Music and is a musician. He is part owner of “Ya Life Entertainment.”

Jason Richey, a receiver and defensive back, is a member of the Class of 2003.

Joseph Thompson, a linebacker, is a member of the Class of 1998.

Marcus Jones, a linebacker and running back, is a member of the Class of 2013. He is the youngest player on the team.

Aric Johnson, a defensive back and running back, is a member of the Class of 1995. He is a social worker who specializes in substance abuse counseling.

Morgan Alexander, a running back, is a member of the Class of 2009. He is going to school and plays on the Georgia Rampage indoor football league team.

Daniel Price, a defensive back, is a member of the Class of 2000.

The Colonels

Whitey Tucker, a member of Trion High School’s Class of 1966, is coach.

Cory Barrett is a running back.

Brian Owens is a running back and quarterback.

Tay Linley is a defensive back and running back.

Shad Mize is a wide receiver.

Alex Tucker is a quarterback and coach. He is a member of the Class of 1996 at Etowah High.

Nick Roberts, a strong safety and wide receiver, is a member of the Class of 1994.

Mack King is a defensive lineman.

Brett Rampley is a defensive lineman and a running back.

Mark Standridge is a placekicker and wide receiver.

Horace Jones, a defensive lineman and fullback, is a member of the Class of 2002.

Anthony Carrington is a defensive back.

Donald Ely is a tight end, defensive lineman and long snapper.

Greg Reliford, a defensive lineman, is a member of the Class of 1995.

PJ Piatt, a defensive lineman and offensive lineman, is a member of the Class of 1998.

John Jacobs is a tight end and defensive lineman.

Jamie Jacobs is a defensive lineman and offensive lineman.

Justin Bull is an offensive lineman and defensive lineman.

Eric Huskins is an offensive lineman and defensive lineman.

Triston Spencer is a tight end and defensive lineman.

Dave Owens is a defensive lineman and offensive lineman.