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Arab Arabian Knights

Head Coach: Adam Gilbert (third season)
Stadium: Arab Stadium
Career Record: 6 seasons, (38-27)
At Arab: 2 seasons, (8-13)
2016 Enrollment:  598
Rank:  92nd in the AHSAA, 1st in Class 5A

Overall Record:   400-417-32   (49.0%)
Last 25 years:   95-163   (37.0%)  (Rank: 299th in the AHSAA, 46th in Class 5A)
Since 2010:   30-34  (47.0%)  (Rank: 214th in the AHSAA, 27th in Class 5A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2014
Last Region Championship:   1993
Last Winning Season:   2014
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  6A              Region:   7
Record:  1-9
Region Record:   1-5, (sixth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  108 (10.8)
Defense:  309 (30.9)

Class: 5A              Region:   7
Strength of Schedule: 49-60 (45%) (282nd in the AHSAA, 50th in Class 5A)
Region Strength:  42-36 (54%)
Non-Region Strength:  7-24 (23%)

D1 Prospects
      T.J. Carr,  6-0,  165,  WR
      Kevin Renfroe,  6-0,  170,  S

 2015 Results 
 8/21  @ Cullman  (6A)   7-56   L  
 8/28  vs. Madison County  (5A)   14-34   L  
 9/4  @ Fort Payne  (6A)  *  14-21   L  
 9/11  vs. Southside Gadsden  (6A)  *  7-45   L  
 9/18   OPEN 
 9/25  vs. Guntersville  (5A)   7-37   L  
 10/2  vs. Brewer  (6A)  *  25-7   W  
 10/9  @ Albertville  (6A)  *  7-16   L  
 10/15  vs. Lee Huntsville  (6A)  *  7-34   L  
 10/23  @ Scottsboro  (6A)  *  13-38   L  
 10/30  @ Moody  (5A)   7-21   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  vs. Grissom  (7A)       
 8/26  vs. Albertville  (6A)       
 9/2  @ Alexandria  (5A)  *      
 9/9  @ Crossville  (5A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Boaz  (5A)  *      
 9/23  @ Brewer  (6A)       
 9/30  @ Etowah  (5A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Scottsboro  (5A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Douglas  (5A)  *      
 10/21  @ Guntersville  (5A)  *      
 10/28   OPEN 
 11/4  @ Brooks        

Class  5A Region  7
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Alexandria (5A) 11-2488-271
Arab (6A) 1-9108-309
Boaz (5A) 2-8118-321
Crossville (4A) 1-9106-339
Douglas (5A) 4-6160-279
Etowah (5A) 7-4331-146
Guntersville (5A) 12-1406-140
Scottsboro (6A) 5-6311-341

 2016 Preview 

       Arab finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 1-9 record. Last year Arab finished sixth in Class 6A region seven with a 1-5 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The Arabian Knights lost as many games as in any season since 2005. The Arabian Knights hope to rebound after a down year. Last season they struggled winning just one game which followed a 7-4 record in 2014.

       The offense struggled putting points on the score board as Arab averaged scoring just 10.8 points a game.

       Since 2010, Arab has gone a combined 30-34. Their 47.0% winning percentage ranks 27th in Class 5A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Arab has managed to compile a record of 95-163. Their 37.0% winning percentage ranks 46th in Class 5A and 299th in the AHSAA.

       The Arabian Knights are led by head coach Adam Gilbert who is entering his third season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 8-13 over the past two seasons at Arab. Under his direction the Arabian Knights have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Gilbert.

       Coach Gilbert's overall record as a head football coach in six season stands at 38-27 (58.5%). Over the course of his career, Coach Gilbert's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of four times .

       The Arab Arabian Knights will play in Class 5A region seven during the 2016 season. The Arabian Knights may find the schedule slightly easier this season with the move down in classification from Class 6A to 5A. They will compete in region seven this year.

       With a little luck and some improvement, the Arabian Knights could find themselves challenging for one of the playoff spots for region seven this season. Arab came up short of the playoffs last year but are optimistic of a return to the post season this year.

       The Arabian Knights open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Grissom on Friday, August 19 at Arab Stadium. Last year the Grissom Tigers finished with an overall record of 0-10 and in eighth place in Class 7A region four. The Tigers closed out the regular season with a loss to Lee Huntsville by a score of 34-0.

       Arab and Grissom have met a total of 10 times on the football field. The Arabian Knights have a 5-5-0 record against the Tigers. They last met in 1995 with Grissom winning by a score of 24-7.

       College prospects include: Kevin Renfroe (6-0, 170) safety, T.J. Carr (6-0, 165) receiver,


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