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Ashville Bulldogs

Head Coach: Steve Martin (fourth season)
Stadium: Ken Logan Stadium
Career Record: 3 seasons, (6-24)
At Ashville: 3 seasons, (6-24)
2016 Enrollment:  318
Rank:  196th in the AHSAA, 46th in Class 4A

Overall Record:   282-349-6   (45.0%)
Last 25 years:   114-146   (44.0%)  (Rank: 247th in the AHSAA, 38th in Class 4A)
Since 2010:   16-44  (27.0%)  (Rank: 326th in the AHSAA, 54th in Class 4A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2005
Last Region Championship:   1999
Last Winning Season:   2005
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  3A              Region:   6
Record:  3-7
Region Record:   1-6, (seventh)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  284 (28.4)
Defense:  376 (37.6)

Class: 4A              Region:   5
Strength of Schedule: 46-60 (43%) (315th in the AHSAA, 52nd in Class 4A)
Region Strength:  33-42 (44%)
Non-Region Strength:  13-18 (42%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  @ White Plains  (4A)   59-0   W  
 9/4  @ Piedmont  (3A)  *  21-62   L  
 9/12  vs. Weaver  (3A)  *  20-42   L  
 9/18  vs. Ohatchee  (3A)  *  20-42   L  
 9/25  vs. Montevallo  (4A)   0-58   L  
 10/2  @ Glencoe  (3A)  *  8-42   L  
 10/9  vs. Pleasant Valley  (3A)  *  48-22   W  
 10/16  @ Walter Wellborn  (3A)  *  40-41   L  
 10/23  @ Westbrook Christian  (3A)  *  27-41   L  
 10/30  vs. Pisgah  (3A)   41-26   W  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  @ Ragland  (1A)       
 9/2  @ Anniston  (4A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Oneonta  (4A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Saks  (4A)  *      
 9/23  @ Ohatchee  (3A)       
 9/30  @ Jacksonville  (4A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Hokes Bluff  (4A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Cherokee County  (4A)  *      
 10/21  @ White Plains  (4A)  *      
 10/28  vs. West End Walnut Grove  (2A)       

Class  4A Region  5
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Anniston (5A) 4-6186-166
Ashville (3A) 3-7284-376
Cherokee County (4A) 7-5400-298
Hokes Bluff (4A) 2-8167-331
Jacksonville (4A) 6-5318-297
Oneonta (4A) 5-6272-245
Saks (4A) 8-3473-260
White Plains (4A) 1-9126-368

 2016 Preview 

       Ashville finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 3-7 record. Last year Ashville finished seventh in Class 3A region six with a 1-6 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The Bulldogs have not qualified for the playoffs since the 2005 season and would love to end that streak this year. The Bulldogs last playoff victory came during the 2001 season. They would love to break through this year with a post season win.

       Ashville 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 37.6 points a game.

       Since 2010, the Ashville football program has struggled with a record of 16-44.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Ashville has managed to compile a record of 114-146. Their 44.0% winning percentage ranks 38th in Class 4A and 247th in the AHSAA. Their last winning season was 2005.

       The Bulldogs are led by head coach Steve Martin who is entering his fourth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 6-24 over the past three seasons at Ashville. The Bulldogs have yet to reach the playoffs under his direction. They have not won a region crown with Coach Martin.

       Coach Martin's overall record as a head football coach in three season stands at 6-24 (20.0%).

       The Ashville Bulldogs will play in Class 4A region five during the 2016 season. The Bulldogs move up in classification to Class 4A. They may find the going slightly tougher with the move.

       It will be an uphill battle for the Bulldogs if they hope to grab one of the four playoff slots in region five this season.

       The Bulldogs open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Ragland on Friday, August 26 at Joan Ford Stadium. Last year the Ragland Purple Devils finished with an overall record of 3-8 and in fourth place in Class 1A region five. The Purple Devils lost in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs to Cedar Bluff by a score of 47-26.

       Ashville and Ragland have met a total of 33 times on the football field. The Bulldogs have a 27-6-0 record against the Purple Devils. They last met in 2001 with Ashville winning by a score of 37-19.


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