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Brooks Lions

Head Coach: Brad Black (second season)
Stadium: E.D. Redding Stadium
Career Record: 1 season, (11-2)
At Brooks: one season, (11-2)
2016 Enrollment:  407
Rank:  141st in the AHSAA, 49th in Class 5A

Overall Record:   326-191-1   (63.0%)
Last 25 years:   190-97   (66.0%)  (Rank: 50th in the AHSAA, 11th in Class 5A)
Since 2010:   47-22  (68.0%)  (Rank: 68th in the AHSAA, 9th in Class 5A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2015
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   1998

Class:  4A              Region:   8
Record:  11-2
Region Record:   7-0, (first)
Playoff Record:   Quarter-finals loss to Fayette County by a score of 19-12.
Final ASWA Poll:   6th
Scoring:  453 (34.8)
Defense:  253 (19.5)

Class: 5A              Region:   8
Strength of Schedule: 66-41 (62%) (23rd in the AHSAA, 4th in Class 5A)
Region Strength:  36-30 (54%)
Non-Region Strength:  30-11 (73%)

D1 Prospects
      Colin Anderson,  6-2,  210,  OLB

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/27  @ Sheffield  (3A)   56-20   W  
 9/4  vs. Elkmont  (4A)  *  28-13   W  
 9/11  @ West Limestone  (4A)  *  28-7   W  
 9/18  vs. Wilson  (4A)  *  24-0   W  
 9/25  @ Lauderdale County  (3A)   28-24   W  
 10/2  @ East Lawrence  (4A)  *  47-7   W  
 10/9  @ Rogers  (4A)  *  42-10   W  
 10/16  vs. Deshler  (4A)  *  31-28   W  
 10/23  vs. Central Florence  (4A)  *  44-21   W  
 10/29  vs. Colbert County  (3A)   28-62   L  
 11/5  vs. Jacksonville    35-21   W  
 11/13  vs. North Jackson    50-21   W  
 11/20  @ Fayette County    12-19   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/20   Andalusia  (4A)       
 8/26  vs. Fayette County  (4A)       
 9/2  vs. Ardmore  (5A)  *      
 9/9  @ Lee Huntsville  (5A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Lawrence County  (5A)  *      
 9/23   OPEN 
 9/30  @ Mae Jemison  (5A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Russellville  (5A)  *      
 10/14  @ St. John Paul II  (5A)  *      
 10/21  @ East Limestone  (5A)  *      
 10/28  @ Lauderdale County  (3A)       
 11/4  vs. Arab        
 11/11  vs. Wenonah        

Class  5A Region  8
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Ardmore (5A) 4-6160-297
Brooks (4A) 11-2453-253
East Limestone (5A) 8-3280-203
Lawrence County (5A) 6-5250-332
Lee Huntsville (6A) 6-5275-271
Mae Jemison () 0-00-0
Russellville (5A) 11-2408-175
St. John Paul II (5A) 1-9107-493

 2016 Preview 

       Brooks completed the 2015 season with a 11-2 record. Last year Brooks captured the region eight title and a number one seed in the Class 4A playoffs. They finished region play with a 7-0 record. Brooks lost in the quarter-finals of the playoffs last season to a good Fayette County team by a score of 19-12.

       The Lions hope to continue the success they had last season. Coach Black saw improvement as they won eleven games following a 5-5 record in 2014.

       Since 2010, Brooks has gone a combined 47-22. Their 68.0% winning percentage ranks 9th in Class 5A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Brooks has managed to compile a record of 190-97. Their 66.0% winning percentage ranks 11th in Class 5A and 50th in the AHSAA. The Lions have been successful on the football field with twenty-two winning seasons during this time. Their last losing season was 1998.

       The Lions are led by head coach Brad Black who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 11-2 record in his first season at Brooks. The Lions saw improvement from a 5-5 record the season before coach Black arrived. Under his direction the Lions have qualified for the playoffs once. They have won one region crown with Coach Black.

       Coach Black's overall record as a head football coach in one season stands at 11-2 (84.6%).

       The Brooks Lions will play in Class 5A region eight during the 2016 season. The Lions move up in classification to Class 5A. They may find the going slightly tougher with the move. The Lions have one of the toughest schedules in Class 5A. Their opponents had a combined record of 66-41 last season. That ranks 4th in Class 5A and 23rd in the AHSAA.

       The Lions enter the 2016 season having won 7 straight region games.

       The Lions should be in contention for a playoff spot in region eight this season. They will be looking to gain an advantage by hosting a first round postseason game.

       The Lions open the 2016 season on a neutral field against non-region opponent Andalusia on Saturday, August 20 at Cramton Bowl. Last year the Andalusia Bulldogs finished with an overall record of 11-2 and in first place in Class 4A region two. The Bulldogs lost in the quarter-finals round of the Class 4A playoffs to Munford by a score of 33-31.

       This will be the second meeting between Brooks and Andalusia on the football field. The Lions have a 0-1-0 record against the Bulldogs. They last met in with

       Brooks returns 4A All-State Senior running back Deondre Hampton. He was named to the second team last season. The Lions also return Senior punter Joe Gurley. He was named to the second team. The Lions also return Senior athlete Kolton Medley. He was named to the second team.

       College prospects include: Colin Anderson (6-2, 210) outside linebacker,


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