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Brindlee Mountain Lions

Head Coach: Matt Self (second season)
Stadium: Lions Den
Career Record: 1 season, (1-9)
At Brindlee Mountain: one season, (1-9)
2016 Enrollment:  278
Rank:  224th in the AHSAA, 16th in Class 3A

Overall Record:   13-87   (13.0%)
Last 25 years:   13-87   (13.0%)  (Rank: 379th in the AHSAA, 59th in Class 3A)
Since 2010:   9-51  (15.0%)  (Rank: 369th in the AHSAA, 56th in Class 3A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   Never qualified
Last Region Championship:   Never
Last Winning Season:   Never
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  3A              Region:   7
Record:  1-9
Region Record:   0-7, (eighth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  99 (9.9)
Defense:  334 (33.4)

Class: 3A              Region:   7
Strength of Schedule: 48-59 (45%) (281st in the AHSAA, 39th in Class 3A)
Region Strength:  33-33 (50%)
Non-Region Strength:  15-26 (37%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  @ Holly Pond  (3A)   25-18   W  
 9/4  @ Sand Rock  (3A)  *  14-41   L  
 9/11  vs. Sylvania  (3A)  *  0-27   L  
 9/18  vs. Geraldine  (3A)  *  7-34   L  
 9/25  @ Douglas  (5A)   0-27   L  
 10/2  @ New Hope  (3A)  *  0-42   L  
 10/9  @ Pisgah  (3A)  *  0-33   L  
 10/16  vs. Plainview  (3A)  *  20-42   L  
 10/23  vs. North Sand Mountain  (3A)  *  13-35   L  
 10/30  vs. D.A.R.  (4A)   20-35   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  @ J.B. Pennington  (3A)       
 8/26  vs. Holly Pond  (3A)       
 9/2  vs. New Hope  (3A)  *      
 9/9  @ North Sand Mountain  (3A)  *      
 9/16  @ Pisgah  (3A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Douglas  (5A)       
 9/30  @ Geraldine  (3A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Plainview  (3A)  *      
 10/14   OPEN 
 10/21  @ Sylvania  (3A)  *      
 10/28  @ D.A.R.  (4A)       

Class  3A Region  7
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Brindlee Mountain (3A) 1-999-334
Geraldine (3A) 6-5235-253
New Hope (3A) 7-5278-247
North Sand Mountain (3A) 7-5221-202
Pisgah (3A) 4-6213-263
Plainview (3A) 6-5206-201
Sylvania (3A) 3-7210-235

 2016 Preview 

       Brindlee Mountain finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 1-9 record. Last year Brindlee Mountain finished eighth in Class 3A region seven with a 0-7 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The Lions have never qualified for a playoff spot and would love to break that streak this season. The Lions have never won a playoff game in the school's history. They would like to break through and pick up that first post season victory in 2016.

       The offense struggled putting points on the score board as Brindlee Mountain averaged scoring just 9.9 points a game.

       The Lions would prefer to forget the past two seasons as they have finished with a 3-17 record. Since 2010, the Brindlee Mountain football program has struggled with a record of 9-51.

       Over the past 10 seasons, Brindlee Mountain has not won much with a record of 13-87. Their 13.0% winning percentage ranks 59th in Class 3A and 379th in the AHSAA. The Lions have struggled on the football field with no winning seasons during this time.

       The Lions are led by head coach Matt Self who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 1-9 record in his first season at Brindlee Mountain. The Lions have yet to reach the playoffs under his direction. They have not won a region crown with Coach Self.

       Coach Self's overall record as a head football coach in one season stands at 1-9 (10.0%).

       The Brindlee Mountain Lions will play in Class 3A region seven during the 2016 season.

       The Lions enter the 2016 season in the middle of a 9 game losing streak. They would like nothing better than to end the string of losses early in the season.

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

       The Lions open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent J.B. Pennington on Friday, August 19 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.

       Brindlee Mountain and J.B. Pennington have met a total of 4 times on the football field. The Lions have a 0-4-0 record against the Tigers. They last met in 2013 with J.B. Pennington winning by a score of 28-8.


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Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.