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Billingsley Bears

Head Coach: Tyson McLean (sixth season)
Stadium: Mims Field
Career Record: 5 seasons, (39-20)
At Billingsley: 5 seasons, (39-20)
2016 Enrollment:  154
Rank:  325th in the AHSAA, 57th in Class 2A

Overall Record:   415-381-13   (52.0%)
Last 25 years:   174-116   (60.0%)  (Rank: 93rd in the AHSAA, 11th in Class 2A)
Since 2010:   42-27  (61.0%)  (Rank: 111st in the AHSAA, 12th in Class 2A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2014
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2010

Class:  1A              Region:   3
Record:  6-6
Region Record:   3-2, (third)
Playoff Record:   Second round loss to Georgiana by a score of 28-0.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  341 (28.4)
Defense:  338 (28.2)

Class: 2A              Region:   4
Strength of Schedule: 45-51 (47%) (246th in the AHSAA, 37th in Class 2A)
Region Strength:  31-35 (47%)
Non-Region Strength:  14-16 (47%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  vs. Maplesville  (1A)   27-41   L  
 9/4  vs. Loachapoka  (1A)  *  14-20   L  
 9/11  @ Gordo  (3A)   7-61   L  
 9/18  @ Verbena  (1A)  *  28-9   W  
 9/25  @ Prattville Christian  (3A)   54-13   W  
 10/2  vs. Isabella  (1A)  *  45-29   W  
 10/9  @ Notasulga  (1A)  *  23-28   L  
 10/16  @ Linden  (1A)   6-25   L  
 10/22  @ Autaugaville  (1A)  *  40-22   W  
 10/29  vs. Montevallo  (4A)   44-34   W  
 11/6  @ Millry    53-28   W  
 11/13  vs. Georgiana    0-28   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26   OPEN 
 9/2  @ Jemison  (5A)       
 9/9  vs. Keith  (2A)  *      
 9/16  @ Francis Marion  (2A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Autaugaville  (1A)       
 9/30  vs. Verbena  (2A)  *      
 10/7  @ R.C. Hatch  (2A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Thorsby  (2A)  *      
 10/21  @ Aliceville  (2A)  *      
 10/27  @ Dallas County  (5A)       

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 

       Billingsley completed the 2015 season with a 6-6 record. With their 3-2 region record and a third place finish in Class 1A region three, the Bears earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Billingsley reached the second round of the playoffs before falling to Georgiana by a score of 28-0.

       Since 2010, Billingsley has gone a combined 42-27. Their 61.0% winning percentage ranks 12th in Class 2A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Billingsley has managed to compile a record of 174-116. Their 60.0% winning percentage ranks 11th in Class 2A and 93rd in the AHSAA. Their last losing season was 2010.

       The Bears are led by head coach Tyson McLean who is entering his sixth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 39-20 over the past five seasons at Billingsley. Under his direction the Bears have qualified for the playoffs a total of five times. They have won one region crown with Coach McLean.

       Coach McLean's overall record as a head football coach in five season stands at 39-20 (66.1%).

       The Billingsley Bears will play in Class 2A region four during the 2016 season. The Bears move up in classification to Class 2A. They may find the going slightly tougher with the move. Billingsley will face six opponents that reached the playoffs last season.

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

       The Bears open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Jemison on Friday, September 2 at Panther Stadium. Last year the Jemison Panthers finished with an overall record of 2-7 and in seventh place in Class 5A region four.

       Billingsley and Jemison have met a total of 23 times on the football field. The Bears have a 9-13-1 record against the Panthers. They last met in 2001 with Jemison winning by a score of 44-6.

       Billingsley returns 1A All-State Senior running back Derrick Dunigan. He was named to the second team last season. The Bears also return Senior defensive lineman Jeffery Lee. He was named to the first team. The Bears also return Senior punter Landon Reed. He was named to the honorable mention team.


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