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Albertville Aggies

Head Coach: Dale Pruitt (second season)
Stadium: McCord Field
Career Record: 32 seasons, (257-115)
At Albertville: one season, (7-4)
2016 Enrollment:  914
Rank:  47th in the AHSAA, 15th in Class 6A

Overall Record:   494-460-45   (52.0%)
Last 25 years:   110-150   (42.0%)  (Rank: 265th in the AHSAA, 42nd in Class 6A)
Since 2010:   28-33  (46.0%)  (Rank: 225th in the AHSAA, 39th in Class 6A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   1987
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2014

Class:  6A              Region:   7
Record:  7-4
Region Record:   4-2, (second)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Minor by a score of 37-35.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  272 (24.7)
Defense:  186 (16.9)

College Signees lost to Graduation
      J.T. Siggers,   OL  [West Alabama]
      Micah Stallworth,   DL/LB  [Delta St.]

Class: 6A              Region:   7
Strength of Schedule: 43-63 (41%) (347th in the AHSAA, 57th in Class 6A)
Region Strength:  26-37 (41%)
Non-Region Strength:  17-26 (40%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21  vs. Columbia  (5A)   35-7   W  
 8/28  vs. Grissom  (7A)   29-0   W  
 9/4  vs. Lee Huntsville  (6A)  *  22-10   W  
 9/11  @ Scottsboro  (6A)  *  35-10   W  
 9/18  vs. Fort Payne  (6A)  *  14-17   L  
 9/25  vs. Boaz  (5A)   28-17   W  
 10/2  @ Southside Gadsden  (6A)  *  21-24   L  
 10/9  vs. Arab  (6A)  *  16-7   W  
 10/16  @ Brewer  (6A)  *  37-20   W  
 10/23   OPEN 
 10/30  @ Guntersville  (5A)   0-37   L  
 11/6  vs. Minor    35-37   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  vs. Columbia  (6A)       
 8/26  @ Arab  (5A)       
 9/2  vs. Cullman  (6A)  *      
 9/9  @ Brewer  (6A)  *      
 9/16  @ Oxford  (6A)  *      
 9/23  @ Boaz  (5A)       
 9/30   OPEN 
 10/7  vs. Pell City  (6A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Fort Payne  (6A)  *      
 10/21  @ Southside Gadsden  (6A)  *      
 10/28  vs. Guntersville  (5A)       
 11/4  vs. Hartselle        

Class  6A Region  7
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Albertville (6A) 7-4272-186
Brewer (6A) 0-1094-385
Cullman (6A) 6-5220-210
Fort Payne (6A) 8-3330-199
Oxford (6A) 3-7174-270
Pell City (6A) 4-7215-231
Southside Gadsden (6A) 5-5292-232

 2016 Preview 

       Albertville completed the 2015 season with a 7-4 record. With their 4-2 region record and a second place finish in Class 6A region seven, the Aggies earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Albertville's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Minor by a score of 37-35.

       The Aggies improved in 2015 with their first winning season since 2011. It marked the first time since the 2011 season that the Aggies qualified for the playoffs. The Aggies last playoff victory came during the 2002 season. They would love to break through this year with a post season win. The Aggies had some tough luck last season as three of their four losses were by less than eight points.

       Since 2010, Albertville has gone a combined 28-33. Their 46.0% winning percentage ranks 39th in Class 6A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Albertville has managed to compile a record of 110-150. Their 42.0% winning percentage ranks 42nd in Class 6A and 265th in the AHSAA.

       The Aggies are led by head coach Dale Pruitt who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 7-4 record in his first season at Albertville. The Aggies saw improvement from a 4-5 record the season before coach Pruitt arrived. Under his direction the Aggies have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Pruitt.

       Coach Pruitt's overall record as a head football coach in thirty-two season stands at 257-115 (69.1%). His 257 wins rank 4th among active coaches in the AHSAA. Over the course of his career, Coach Pruitt's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of twenty-three times and won thirteen region championships. He has a 32-23 record in the playoffs during his career. The playoff victories rank with the best among active coaches.

       The Albertville Aggies will play in Class 6A region seven during the 2016 season.

       The Aggies will be in the mix for one of the last two playoff spots in region seven this season.

      Quarterback Wil Appleton returns for his senior season after completing 65 of 111 passes for 754 yards and 2 touchdowns as a junior last season.

       The Aggies open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Columbia on Friday, August 19 at McCord Field. Last year the Columbia Eagles finished with an overall record of 2-8 and in fifth place in Class 5A region eight. The Eagles closed out the regular season with a loss to Central Florence by a score of 38-14.

       Albertville and Columbia have met a total of 5 times on the football field. The Aggies have a 5-0-0 record against the Eagles. They last met in 2015 with Albertville winning by a score of 35-7.


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