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Abbeville Yellow Jackets

Head Coach: Robin Tyra (third season)
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Career Record: 8 seasons, (27-56)
At Abbeville: 2 seasons, (5-15)
2016 Enrollment:  187
Rank:  297th in the AHSAA, 29th in Class 2A

Overall Record:   388-351-21   (52.0%)
Last 25 years:   114-150   (43.0%)  (Rank: 252nd in the AHSAA, 37th in Class 2A)
Since 2010:   30-33  (48.0%)  (Rank: 207th in the AHSAA, 31st in Class 2A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2012
Last Region Championship:   1997
Last Winning Season:   2011
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  3A              Region:   2
Record:  3-7
Region Record:   2-4, (fifth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  213 (21.3)
Defense:  365 (36.5)

Class: 2A              Region:   2
Strength of Schedule: 46-59 (44%) (283rd in the AHSAA, 45th in Class 2A)
Region Strength:  29-35 (45%)
Non-Region Strength:  17-24 (42%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  @ Randolph-Clay GA    7-46   L  
 9/4  @ Pike County  (3A)  *  0-57   L  
 9/11  vs. Barbour County  (3A)  *  36-20   W  
 9/18  @ Wicksburg  (3A)  *  28-39   L  
 9/25  vs. Houston County  (2A)   54-19   W  
 10/2  @ Slocomb  (3A)  *  18-45   L  
 10/9  vs. Daleville  (3A)  *  7-41   L  
 10/16  vs. Handley  (4A)   14-48   L  
 10/23  @ Dale County  (3A)  *  35-28   W  
 10/30  @ Headland  (4A)   14-22   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  @ Ashford  (4A)       
 9/2  @ Samson  (2A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Cottonwood  (2A)  *      
 9/16  @ Geneva County  (2A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Pike County  (3A)       
 9/30  vs. Barbour County  (2A)  *      
 10/7  @ G.W. Long  (2A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Ariton  (2A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Bullock County  (4A)       
 10/28  vs. Headland  (5A)       
 11/4  @ Southern Choctaw        

Class  2A Region  2
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Abbeville (3A) 3-7213-365
Ariton (2A) 5-6332-349
Barbour County (3A) 0-10111-440
Cottonwood (2A) 3-7225-298
G.W. Long (2A) 12-1561-130
Geneva County (2A) 2-7123-291
Samson (2A) 7-4336-245

 2016 Preview 

       Abbeville finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 3-7 record. Last year Abbeville just missed making the playoffs with a fifth place finish in Class 3A region two with a 2-4 region record.

       Abbeville struggled on the defensive side of the football last year. The defense found little success in stopping opposing offenses as they gave up an average of 36.5 points a game.

       Since 2010, Abbeville has gone a combined 30-33. Their 48.0% winning percentage ranks 31st in Class 2A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Abbeville has managed to compile a record of 114-150. Their 43.0% winning percentage ranks 37th in Class 2A and 252nd in the AHSAA.

       The Yellow Jackets are led by head coach Robin Tyra who is entering his third season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 5-15 over the past two seasons at Abbeville. The Yellow Jackets have yet to reach the playoffs under his direction. They have not won a region crown with Coach Tyra.

       Coach Tyra's overall record as a head football coach in eight season stands at 27-56 (32.5%). Over the course of his career, Coach Tyra's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of three times .

       The Abbeville Yellow Jackets will play in Class 2A region two during the 2016 season. The Yellow Jackets may find the schedule slightly easier this season with the move down in classification from Class 3A to 2A. They will compete in region two this year.

       The Yellow Jackets will be in the mix for one of the last two playoff spots in region two this season. Abbeville has failed to qualify for the playoffs since 2012 but hope to return to the post season this year.

      The defense will be led by senior linebacker Deonte Taylor who registered 7 sacks last season.

       The Yellow Jackets open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Ashford on Friday, August 26 at W.H. Brown Field. Last year the Ashford Yellow Jackets finished with an overall record of 3-7 and in seventh place in Class 4A region two.

       Abbeville and Ashford have met a total of 48 times on the football field. The Yellow Jackets have a 22-23-3 record against the Yellow Jackets. They last met in 2003 with Ashford winning by a score of 40-0.


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