Payne Sets the Mark for the Week #8 State Scoring List

Here is our weekly list of the top scoring performances in the state, separated by East, Middle and West Tennessee distinction. One of our favorite features as relayed to me by numerous college coaches of all levels.

This is also the forum to announce milestones including 1,000 point scoring efforts and such. Please let me know if we miss any of that information. You can email me at




My intent is to post this list every Monday or Tuesday throughout the season.


DeMarco Steele (Hillwood) has played a huge role in lifting Hillwood to the cusp of the state rankings. The senior leader had quite the week scoring 27 in a win over Antioch then adding another 27 in a victory over Glencliff before closing the week with 15 points in a win over Nashville Central Christian.

Nathan Hoover (Arlington) had an epiphany. You could see it in his eyes as his Arlington team battled against Chicago Simeon at the Penny. No longer just a standstill shooter, Hoover was going to the basket, hard, and making himself a better player. Need more evidence how about a 32 spot against Cordova to start the week.

Milestones were achieved in Middle Tennessee this past week starting with Tripp Davis (Lighthouse Christian) who topped the 2,000 point barrier for his career. In metro Nashville Jordan Sandifer (Pearl Cohn) etched his name in sand script surpassing the 1,000 point mark for his career with the Firebirds.

Jaylen Fisher (Bolton) has always been a name atop the Class of 2016 discussion. The junior point guard has been scoring the ball a bit more as of late including a sterling 33 point effort this week against Millington Central.

Down Chattanooga way a name continues to appear on our weekly scoring list, that name is Tyler Byrd (Notre Dame). The rising junior wing had a solid week scoring 25 points against Signal Mountain then topping the effort with 31 against Bledsoe County.

Garrison Mathews (Franklin) is beginning to light up the scoreboards around Nashville. The Lipcomb signee had a monumental week scoring 28 points against Independence and surpassing the 1,000 point barrier for his career.

Justin Bowlin (Jellico) is a player many people West of Knoxville may not be familiar with. The senior point guard is the unofficial all-time assist leader in the state of Tennessee. Bowlin was at his best this week in the scoring department dropping 39 points on Oliver Springs.

Darian Pride (Community) christened his entrance to the scoring list with a week he will remember for always. Pride began the week dropping 32 points on Huntland before adding another 32 point effort against Houston County.

John Payne (Goodpasture) is putting the final touches on a fine senior season. Payne surpassed the 1,000 point mark for his career after a huge week that included a 26 point effort against Harpeth, a 34 point barrage against Merrol Hyde and finally a 28 point game against Pickett County.



East Tennessee

Justin Bowlen (Jellico) 39pts vs. Oliver Springs

Lee Hill (Rhea County) 34pts vs. Chattanooga Patriots

Taylor Murray (Oliver Springs) 32pts vs. Jellico

Tyler Byrd (Notre Dame) 31pts vs. Bledsoe County

Jacob Cawood (Midway) 31pts vs. Greenback

Jordan Delaschmitt (Silverdale Academy) 31pts vs. Polk County

Colton Carter (Tellico Plains) 30pts vs. Meigs County

Matt Harveston (Marion County) 30pts vs. St. Andrews

McKenna Blevins (South Pittsburgh) 29pts vs. Richard Hardy

Tyler Hughes (Kingston) 29pts vs. Harriman

Parker Morgan (McMinn Central) 29pts vs. Sequoyah

Stanley Valentine (Hampton) 29pts vs. Cloudland

Trey Torres (Campbell County) 28pts vs. Knoxville Central

Dylan Brewster (Lenoir City) 27pts vs. Bearden

Caleb Hayes (Anderson County) 27pts vs. Gibbs

Takeem Young (Greenville) 27pts vs. West Greene

Kobe Kelley (Grace Christian) 26pts vs. Rockwood

Braxton Moore (Knoxville Halls) 26pts vs. Karns

Tyler Byrd (Notre Dame) 25pts vs. Signal Mountain

Nathaniel Collins (Bledsoe County) 25pts vs. Notre Dame

Aaron Noe (Oliver Springs) 25pts vs. Jellico

Ryan Rhoades (Chattanooga Christian) 25pts vs. Boyd Buchanan


Middle Tennessee

Marquis Davis (LaVergne) 38pts vs. Riverdale

Dakota Quinn (Davidson Academy) 38pts vs. Providence Christian

Bo Hodges (Maplewood) 37pts vs. Hune-Fogg

Craig Parks (Culleoka) 36pts vs. Santa Fe

Austin Fisher (Clarksville Academy) 34pts vs. Lead Academy

John Payne (Goodpasture) 34pts vs. Merrol Hyde

Jared Phillips (Monterey) 33pts vs. Midway

Kirk Kemp (Lawrence County) 32pts vs. Spring Hill

Darian Pride (Community) 32pts vs. Huntland

Darian Pride (Community) 32pts vs. Houston County

Malek Sain (Marshall Couny) 32pts vs. Cascade

DeMarco Jackson (Lead Academy) 31pts vs. Clarksville Academy

Tyger Campbell (CPA) 30pts vs. Nashville Central Christian

Jordan Bone (Ensworth) 30pts vs. PJPII

John Carter (Summit) 30pts vs. Centennial

Wyatt Long (Sante Fe) 30pts vs. Culleoka

John Tanner Dotson (Clay County) 29pts vs. Jackson County

Kenny Cooper (FRA) 28pts vs. BGA

Bo Hodges (Maplewood) 28pts vs. White's Creek

Caleb Hollander (Nashville Central Christian) 28pts vs. Hillwood

K.J. Lesure (Centennial) 28pts vs. Summit

Garrison Mathews (Franklin) 28pts vs. Independence

John Payne (Goodpasture) 28pts vs. Pickett County

Eric Baynard (St. Andrews) 27pts vs. Berean Christian

John Matt Merritt (Lipscomb Academy) 27pts vs. Ezell-Harding

DeMarco Steele (Hillwood) 27pts vs. Antioch

DeMarco Steele (Hillwood) 27pts vs. Glencliff

Will Alexander (Maplewood) 26pts vs. White's Creek

John Payne (Goodpasture) 26pts vs. Harpeth

Jared Phillips (Monterey) 26pts vs. Gordonsville

Ross Plunkett (Creek Wood) 26pts vs. East Hickman

Ashant Brown (Columbia Central) 25pts vs. Spring Hill

Tyreke Key (Clay County) 25pts vs. Jackson County

Dylan Speck (Watertown) 25pts vs. Trousdale County

Terrell Webster (BGA) 25pts vs. USN


West Tennessee

LaGerald Vick (Douglass) 39pts vs. Raleigh-Egypt

Trey Phifer (Big Sandy) 37pts vs. Clarksburg

Chad Culbreath (Ripley) 34pts vs. Covington

Chris McNeal (Jackson Southside) 34pts vs. Lexington

Tyler Stablein (Chester County) 34pts vs. Fayette-Ware

Jaylen Fisher (Bolton) 33pts vs. Millington Central

Nathan Hoover (Arlington) 32pts vs. Cordova

D.J. Jackson (Fayette-Ware) 32pts vs. Chester County

Dewaun Fowler (KIPP) 30pts vs. GRAD Academy

Trey Phifer (Big Sandy) 30pts vs. Gleason

Kendall Smith (Hillcrest) 30pts vs. MAHS

Justin Wertner (St. George's) 30pts vs. St. Benedict

Nych Smith (White Station) 29pts vs. Melrose

Jordan Brown (Middle College) 28pts vs. MBA

Jordan Brown (Middle College) 28pts vs. MSE

Torreious Caldwell (BTW) 28pts vs. Northside

Jaylen Fisher (Bolton) 28pts vs. Kingsbury

Tristan Jarrett (Haywood) 28pts vs. Jackson Northside

Myles Littleton (Memphis Catholic) 28pts vs. FACS

Geordan Reed (Jackson Southside) 28pts vs. Fayette-Ware

Bobby Shanks (Covington) 28pts vs. Ripley

Jonathan Bowlen (Bartlett) 27pts vs. Kingsbury

Javier Farmer (FACS) 27pts vs. Harding Academy

Clayton Hughes (USJ) 27pts vs. Tipton-Rosemark

Darius Thompson (Memphis Central) 27pts vs. White Station

Maceo Woodard (Briarcrest) 27pts vs. MHEA

Darrell Brown (Germantown) 26pts vs. Lausanne

Chris Campbell (Raliegh-Egypt) 26pts vs. Douglass

Tucker Campbell (Adamsville) 26pts vs. Jackson Christian

Chase Hayden (St. George's) 26pts vs. St. Benedict

Joey Magnifico (St. Benedict) 26pts vs. CBHS

Jonathan Bowlen (Bartlett) 25pts vs. Arlington

Tangelo Harris (Trezevant) 25pts vs. Manassas

Eric McGill (Bartlett) 25pts vs. Arlington

Brett Warner (Collierville) 25pts vs. Wooddale

Kaelan Willis (Bruceton) 25pts vs. West Carroll