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Boaz Pirates

Head Coach: Eric Whaley (fourth season)
Stadium: L.F. Corley Field
Career Record: 3 seasons, (10-21)
At Boaz: 3 seasons, (10-21)
2016 Enrollment:  450
Rank:  126th in the AHSAA, 35th in Class 5A

 History 
Overall Record:   341-432-24   (44.0%)
Last 25 years:   127-140   (48.0%)  (Rank: 212nd in the AHSAA, 31st in Class 5A)
Since 2010:   29-35  (45.0%)  (Rank: 227th in the AHSAA, 28th in Class 5A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2014
Last Region Championship:   Never
Last Winning Season:   2014
Last Losing Season:   2015

 2015 
Class:  5A              Region:   7
Record:  2-8
Region Record:   1-5, (seventh)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  118 (11.8)
Defense:  321 (32.1)


 2016 
Class: 5A              Region:   7
Strength of Schedule: 55-54 (50%) (180th in the AHSAA, 33rd in Class 5A)
Region Strength:  41-37 (53%)
Non-Region Strength:  14-17 (45%)




 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  @ J.B. Pennington  (4A)   18-36   L  
 9/4   Butler    1-0   #Won  
 9/11  vs. Fairview  (5A)  *  41-14   W  
 9/18  @ Madison County  (5A)  *  7-21   L  
 9/25  @ Albertville  (6A)   17-28   L  
 10/2  vs. Douglas  (5A)  *  14-28   L  
 10/9  @ Randolph  (5A)  *  0-40   L  
 10/16  @ Etowah  (5A)  *  0-42   L  
 10/23  vs. Guntersville  (5A)  *  0-76   L  
 10/30  vs. Sardis  (4A)   20-36   L  


 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  vs. J.B. Pennington  (3A)       
 9/2  @ Guntersville  (5A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Alexandria  (5A)  *      
 9/16  @ Arab  (5A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Albertville  (6A)       
 9/30  vs. Crossville  (5A)  *      
 10/7  @ Etowah  (5A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Scottsboro  (5A)  *      
 10/21  @ Douglas  (5A)  *      
 10/28  @ Sardis  (4A)       



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 


       Boaz finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 2-8 record. Last year Boaz finished seventh in Class 5A region seven with a 1-5 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The offense struggled putting points on the score board as Boaz averaged scoring just 11.8 points a game.

       Since 2010, Boaz has gone a combined 29-35. Their 45.0% winning percentage ranks 28th in Class 5A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Boaz has managed to compile a record of 127-140. Their 48.0% winning percentage ranks 31st in Class 5A and 212nd in the AHSAA.

       The Pirates are led by head coach Eric Whaley who is entering his fourth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 10-21 over the past three seasons at Boaz. Under his direction the Pirates have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Whaley.

       Coach Whaley's overall record as a head football coach in three season stands at 10-21 (32.3%).

       The Boaz Pirates will play in Class 5A region seven during the 2016 season.

       The Pirates enter the 2016 season in the middle of a 7 game losing streak. They would like nothing better than to end the string of losses early in the season.

       This season, the Pirates will be a long shot for one of the four playoff spots in region seven.

       The Pirates open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent J.B. Pennington on Friday, August 26 at W.R. Sutton Memorial Stadium. Last year the J.B. Pennington Tigers finished with an overall record of 2-8 and in eighth place in Class 4A region seven. The Tigers ended last season on a positive note with a win over Susan Moore by a score of 47-14 after failing to gain a playoff spot.

       Boaz and J.B. Pennington have met a total of 12 times on the football field. The Pirates have a 6-5-1 record against the Tigers. They last met in 2015 with J.B. Pennington winning by a score of 36-18.

  


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In 1925 Langdale tied a record by defeating Milltown 125-0. Hamilton had set the record by thrashing Fayette 125-0 in 1915.