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Andalusia Bulldogs

Head Coach: Trent Taylor (second season)
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Career Record: 28 seasons, (194-123)
At Andalusia: one season, (11-2)
2016 Enrollment:  356
Rank:  169th in the AHSAA, 19th in Class 4A

Overall Record:   493-358-34   (58.0%)
Last 25 years:   132-137   (49.0%)  (Rank: 192nd in the AHSAA, 30th in Class 4A)
Since 2010:   49-18  (73.0%)  (Rank: 45th in the AHSAA, 10th in Class 4A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2015
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2008

Class:  4A              Region:   2
Record:  11-2
Region Record:   7-0, (first)
Playoff Record:   Quarter-finals loss to Munford by a score of 33-31.
Final ASWA Poll:   4th
Scoring:  439 (33.8)
Defense:  219 (16.8)

Class: 4A              Region:   1
Strength of Schedule: 67-46 (59%) (46th in the AHSAA, 9th in Class 4A)
Region Strength:  35-30 (54%)
Non-Region Strength:  32-16 (67%)

D1 Prospects
      Jamal Hourel,  5-11,  201,  RB

 2015 Results 
 8/21  vs. T.R. Miller  (3A)   25-0   W  
 8/28  @ UMS-Wright  (4A)   14-35   L  
 9/4  @ Trinity  (4A)  *  42-10   W  
 9/11  @ Ashford  (4A)  *  35-14   W  
 9/18  vs. St. James  (4A)  *  42-25   W  
 9/25  vs. Opp  (3A)   19-16   W  
 10/2  vs. Bullock County  (4A)  *  38-16   W  
 10/9  @ Headland  (4A)  *  45-7   W  
 10/16  vs. Catholic Montgomery  (4A)  *  42-24   W  
 10/23  @ Straughn  (4A)  *  14-13   W  
 10/30   OPEN 
 11/6  vs. West Blocton    48-0   W  
 11/13  @ Dadeville    44-26   W  
 11/20  @ Munford    31-33   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/20   Brooks  (5A)       
 8/26  vs. Trinity  (4A)       
 9/2  @ Monroe County  (4A)  *      
 9/9  @ UMS-Wright  (4A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Escambia County  (4A)  *      
 9/23  @ Opp  (3A)       
 9/30  vs. Thomasville  (4A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Satsuma  (4A)  *      
 10/14  @ W.S. Neal  (4A)  *      
 10/21   OPEN 
 10/28  vs. Straughn  (3A)       
 11/4  vs. Alabama Christian        
 11/11  @ Leeds        
 11/18  @ Tallassee        
 11/25  vs. Handley        

Class  4A Region  1
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Andalusia (4A) 11-2439-219
Escambia County (5A) 1-9102-326
Monroe County (4A) 4-6191-344
Satsuma (4A) 4-6247-259
Thomasville (4A) 6-5287-280
UMS-Wright (4A) 12-1501-159
W.S. Neal (4A) 8-3329-208

 2016 Preview 

       Andalusia completed the 2015 season with a 11-2 record. Last year Andalusia captured the region two title and a number one seed in the Class 4A playoffs. They finished region play with a 7-0 record. Andalusia lost in the quarter-finals of the playoffs last season to a good Munford team by a score of 33-31.

       The Bulldogs won as many games as in any season since 2007. The Bulldogs hope to continue the success they had last season. Coach Taylor saw improvement as they won eleven games following a 5-5 record in 2014.

       Since 2010, Andalusia has gone a combined 49-18. Their 73.0% winning percentage ranks 10th in Class 4A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Andalusia has managed to compile a record of 132-137. Their 49.0% winning percentage ranks 30th in Class 4A and 192nd in the AHSAA. Their last losing season was 2008.

       The Bulldogs are led by head coach Trent Taylor who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 11-2 record in his first season at Andalusia. The Bulldogs saw improvement from a 5-5 record the season before coach Taylor arrived. Under his direction the Bulldogs have qualified for the playoffs once. They have won one region crown with Coach Taylor.

       Coach Taylor's overall record as a head football coach in twenty-eight season stands at 194-123 (61.2%). His 194 wins rank 11th among active coaches in the AHSAA. Over the course of his career, Coach Taylor's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of twenty-three times and won five region championships.

       Coach Taylor needs six wins this season to reach the coveted 200 win milestone.

       The Andalusia Bulldogs will play in Class 4A region one during the 2016 season. Following realignment, the Bulldogs remain in 4A but move from region two over to region one. The Bulldogs have one of the toughest schedules in Class 4A. Their opponents had a combined record of 67-46 last season. That ranks 9th in Class 4A and 46th in the AHSAA.

       The Bulldogs enter the 2016 season riding a 8 game regular season winning streak. Andalusia has won 7 consecutive region games. They have won 9 straight games on their home turf at Memorial Stadium.

       The Bulldogs should be considered one of the favorites for the region one championship this season and a home game in the first round of the playoffs.

      Jamal Hourel returns at running back for the Bulldogs. Last season he led the state in rushing with 2,396 yards on 236 carries. Look for him to have another great season this year.

      Quarterback Ethan Wilson returns for his junior season after completing 40 of 79 passes for 694 yards and 7 touchdowns last season.

       The Bulldogs open the 2016 season on a neutral field against non-region opponent Brooks on Saturday, August 20 at Cramton Bowl. Last year the Brooks Lions finished with an overall record of 11-2 and in first place in Class 4A region eight. The Lions lost in the quarter-finals round of the Class 4A playoffs to Fayette County by a score of 19-12.

       This will be the second meeting between Andalusia and Brooks on the football field. The Bulldogs have a 1-0-0 record against the Lions. They last met in with

       Andalusia returns 4A All-State Senior running back Jamal Hourel. He was named to the first team last season.

       College prospects include: Jamal Hourel (5-11, 201) running back,


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