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Calera Eagles

Head Coach: Andrew Zow (first season)
Stadium: Ricky M. Cairns Memorial Stadium
Career Record: 4 seasons, (13-29)
At Calera: First season
2016 Enrollment:  535
Rank:  106th in the AHSAA, 14th in Class 5A

 History 
Overall Record:   353-289-10   (55.0%)
Last 25 years:   147-125   (54.0%)  (Rank: 144th in the AHSAA, 26th in Class 5A)
Since 2010:   45-22  (67.0%)  (Rank: 78th in the AHSAA, 10th in Class 5A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2008
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2011

 2015 
Class:  5A              Region:   4
Record:  7-4
Region Record:   5-2, (third)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Eufaula by a score of 48-27.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  347 (31.5)
Defense:  254 (23.1)

College Signees lost to Graduation
      Kyle Harrell,   ATH  [Army]
      Kevin Nunn,   DL/TE  [Alabama St.]

 2016 
Class: 5A              Region:   3
Strength of Schedule: 44-51 (46%) (259th in the AHSAA, 45th in Class 5A)
Region Strength:  27-36 (43%)
Non-Region Strength:  17-15 (53%)




 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  @ Bibb County  (4A)   33-9   W  
 9/4  @ Demopolis  (5A)  *  23-42   L  
 9/11  vs. Central Tuscaloosa  (5A)  *  39-29   W  
 9/18  @ Jemison  (5A)  *  34-0   W  
 9/25  vs. Shelby County  (5A)   34-14   W  
 10/2  vs. Wilcox Central  (5A)  *  48-22   W  
 10/9  @ Helena  (5A)  *  14-38   L  
 10/16  vs. Dallas County  (5A)  *  31-7   W  
 10/23  @ Sumter Central  (5A)  *  50-19   W  
 10/29  vs. Chilton County  (6A)   14-26   L  
 Playoffs 
 11/6  @ Eufaula    27-48   L  


 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  @ Mae Jemison  (5A)       
 8/26  vs. Bibb County  (4A)       
 9/2  @ Dallas County  (5A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Central Tuscaloosa  (5A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Demopolis  (5A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Jackson-Olin  (6A)       
 9/30   OPEN 
 10/7  vs. Jemison  (5A)  *      
 10/14  @ Sumter Central  (5A)  *      
 10/21  @ Marbury  (5A)  *      
 10/28  @ Sylacauga  (5A)       
 11/4  vs. Sylacauga        
 11/11  @ Carroll        



Class  5A Region  3
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Calera (5A) 7-4347-254
Central Tuscaloosa (5A) 5-5276-192
Dallas County (5A) 6-5227-221
Demopolis (5A) 10-3463-179
Jemison (5A) 2-7104-402
Marbury (5A) 2-8218-486
Sumter Central (5A) 2-8147-343


 2016 Preview 


       Calera completed the 2015 season with a 7-4 record. With their 5-2 region record and a third place finish in Class 5A region four, the Eagles earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Calera's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Eufaula by a score of 48-27.

       Since 2010, Calera has gone a combined 45-22. Their 67.0% winning percentage ranks 10th in Class 5A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Calera has managed to compile a record of 147-125. Their 54.0% winning percentage ranks 26th in Class 5A and 144th in the AHSAA.

Head football coach Wayne McKeller leaves the program at Calera after five successful seasons at the helm. His last four teams finished a combined 35-11 with four playoff appearances.

The four consecutive post season spots had previously only been accomplished by one other coach at the school.


Andrew Zow stepped down from the head coaching position at Montevallo in January to accept the same position at Calera.

The former Crimson Tide quarterback led Montevallo to the second round of the playoffs in 2015 before losing to eventual state champions Leeds. His teams at Montevallo finished a combined 13-29 in four seasons.



       Coach Zow's overall record as a head football coach in four season stands at 13-29 (31.0%). Over the course of his career, Coach Zow's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of one time .

       The Calera Eagles will play in Class 5A region three during the 2016 season. Following realignment, the Eagles remain in 5A but move from region four over to region three.

       The Eagles should be considered one of the favorites for the region three championship this season and a home game in the first round of the playoffs.

       The Eagles open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Mae Jemison on Friday, August 19 at Louis Crews Stadium.

       Calera and Mae Jemison have met a total of 2 times on the football field. The Eagles have a 1-1-0 record against the Jaguars. They last met in with

       Calera returns 5A All-State Senior athlete Kyle Harrell. He was named to the honorable mention team last season. The Eagles also return Senior offensive lineman Mackenan Thompson Jr.. He was named to the second team.

  


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