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Aliceville Yellow Jackets

Head Coach: Rico Jackson (second season)
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Career Record: 4 seasons, (22-19)
At Aliceville: one season, (6-5)
2016 Enrollment:  220
Rank:  274th in the AHSAA, 6th in Class 2A

Overall Record:   511-357-25   (59.0%)
Last 25 years:   196-97   (67.0%)  (Rank: 40th in the AHSAA, 6th in Class 2A)
Since 2010:   40-26  (61.0%)  (Rank: 113rd in the AHSAA, 13th in Class 2A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2006
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2011

Class:  3A              Region:   4
Record:  6-5
Region Record:   4-2, (third)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Pike County by a score of 14-6.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  238 (21.6)
Defense:  188 (17.1)

College Signees lost to Graduation
      Anthony Brown,   DL  [Miss. Valley St.]
      DaQuan Curry,   DB  [Alabama A&M]

Class: 2A              Region:   4
Strength of Schedule: 60-56 (52%) (143rd in the AHSAA, 12th in Class 2A)
Region Strength:  31-36 (46%)
Non-Region Strength:  29-20 (59%)

D1 Prospects
      Jamar Richardson,  5-11,  167,  CB

 2015 Results 
 8/21  @ Paul Bryant  (6A)   20-43   L  
 8/28  vs. Wilcox Central  (5A)   28-6   W  
 9/4  @ Northside  (4A)   0-35   L  
 9/11  @ Lamar County  (3A)  *  22-0   W  
 9/18  vs. Hale County  (3A)  *  22-6   W  
 9/25  @ Pickens County  (2A)   30-0   W  
 10/2  @ Greene County  (3A)  *  32-12   W  
 10/9  vs. Gordo  (3A)  *  32-36   L  
 10/16  vs. Greensboro  (3A)  *  38-14   W  
 10/23  vs. American Christian  (3A)  *  8-22   L  
 10/30   OPEN 
 11/6  @ Pike County    6-14   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  @ Gordo  (3A)       
 9/2  @ Keith  (2A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Francis Marion  (2A)  *      
 9/16  @ Verbena  (2A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Pickens County  (1A)       
 9/30  vs. R.C. Hatch  (2A)  *      
 10/7  @ Thorsby  (2A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Greene County  (3A)       
 10/21  vs. Billingsley  (2A)  *      
 10/28  vs. Hillcrest Evergreen  (3A)       
 11/4  vs. Luverne        
 11/11  vs. Leroy        
 11/18  vs. Elba        
 11/25  @ G.W. Long        
 12/1   Fyffe        

Class  2A Region  4
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Aliceville (3A) 6-5238-188
Billingsley (1A) 6-6341-338
Francis Marion (2A) 4-7278-276
Keith (1A) 4-7272-268
R.C. Hatch (2A) 3-7139-279
Thorsby (2A) 6-5324-185
Verbena (1A) 8-4425-266

 2016 Preview 

       Aliceville completed the 2015 season with a 6-5 record. With their 4-2 region record and a third place finish in Class 3A region four, the Yellow Jackets earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Aliceville's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Pike County by a score of 14-6.

       Since 2010, Aliceville has gone a combined 40-26. Their 61.0% winning percentage ranks 13th in Class 2A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Aliceville has gone a combined 196-97. Their 67.0% winning percentage ranks 6th in Class 2A and 40th in the AHSAA.

       The Yellow Jackets are led by head coach Rico Jackson who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 6-5 record in his first season at Aliceville. Under his direction the Yellow Jackets have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Jackson.

       Coach Jackson's overall record as a head football coach in four season stands at 22-19 (53.7%). Over the course of his career, Coach Jackson's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of one time .

       The Aliceville Yellow Jackets will play in Class 2A region four 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 four this year. Aliceville will face six opponents that reached the playoffs last season.

       The Yellow Jackets should be considered one of the favorites for the region four championship this season and a home game in the first round of the playoffs. The Yellow Jackets have successfully qualified for the playoffs every year since 1995 and expect to be included again when November rolls around.

       The Yellow Jackets open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Gordo on Friday, August 26 at Green Wave Stadium. Last year the Gordo Green Wave finished with an overall record of 12-1 and in first place in Class 3A region four. The Green Wave lost in the quarter-finals round of the Class 3A playoffs to Bayside Academy by a score of 17-14.

       Aliceville and Gordo have met a total of 67 times on the football field. The Yellow Jackets have a 26-39-2 record against the Green Wave. They last met in 2015 with Gordo winning by a score of 36-32.

       Aliceville returns 3A All-State Senior defensive lineman Deonte Taylor. He was named to the second team last season.

       College prospects include: Jamar Richardson (5-11, 167) cornerback,


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