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Chelsea Hornets

Head Coach: Chris Elmore (fourth season)
Stadium: Richard Conkle Stadium
Career Record: 3 seasons, (17-14)
At Chelsea: 3 seasons, (17-14)
2016 Enrollment:  900
Rank:  49th in the AHSAA, 17th in Class 6A

 History 
Overall Record:   236-284-4   (45.0%)
Last 25 years:   133-134   (50.0%)  (Rank: 185th in the AHSAA, 30th in Class 6A)
Since 2010:   36-27  (57.0%)  (Rank: 141st in the AHSAA, 26th in Class 6A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2006
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2013

 2015 
Class:  6A              Region:   3
Record:  7-4
Region Record:   4-2, (third)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Blount by a score of 41-28.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  349 (31.7)
Defense:  282 (25.6)


 2016 
Class: 6A              Region:   3
Strength of Schedule: 68-48 (59%) (50th in the AHSAA, 10th in Class 6A)
Region Strength:  42-28 (60%)
Non-Region Strength:  26-20 (56%)




 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  @ Briarwood  (6A)   21-16   W  
 9/4  @ Southside Gadsden  (6A)   43-10   W  
 9/11  vs. Valley  (6A)  *  48-3   W  
 9/18  @ Chilton County  (6A)  *  44-21   W  
 9/25  vs. Helena  (5A)   40-20   W  
 10/2  vs. Opelika  (6A)  *  25-40   L  
 10/9  @ Benjamin Russell  (6A)  *  24-42   L  
 10/16  vs. Pell City  (6A)  *  17-16   W  
 10/23  @ Oxford  (6A)  *  38-17   W  
 10/29  @ Thompson  (7A)   21-56   L  
 Playoffs 
 11/6  @ Blount    28-41   L  


 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  @ Oak Mountain  (7A)       
 8/26  vs. Briarwood  (5A)       
 9/2  vs. Wetumpka  (6A)  *      
 9/9  @ Benjamin Russell  (6A)  *      
 9/16  @ Pelham  (6A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Gardendale  (6A)       
 9/30   OPEN 
 10/7  @ Opelika  (6A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Chilton County  (6A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Helena  (6A)  *      
 10/27  @ Cullman  (6A)       
 11/4  vs. Bessemer City        



Class  6A Region  3
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Benjamin Russell (6A) 12-2528-206
Chelsea (6A) 7-4349-282
Chilton County (6A) 4-6217-273
Helena (5A) 9-3359-196
Opelika (6A) 12-1546-182
Pelham (6A) 1-9143-336
Wetumpka (6A) 4-7246-296


 2016 Preview 


       Chelsea completed the 2015 season with a 7-4 record. With their 4-2 region record and a third place finish in Class 6A region three, the Hornets earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Chelsea's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Blount by a score of 41-28.

       It marked the first time since the 2011 season that the Hornets qualified for the playoffs.

       Since 2010, Chelsea has gone a combined 36-27. Their 57.0% winning percentage ranks 26th in Class 6A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Chelsea has managed to compile a record of 133-134. Their 50.0% winning percentage ranks 30th in Class 6A and 185th in the AHSAA.

       The Hornets are led by head coach Chris Elmore who is entering his fourth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 17-14 over the past three seasons at Chelsea. Under his direction the Hornets have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Elmore.

       Coach Elmore's overall record as a head football coach in three season stands at 17-14 (54.8%).

       The Chelsea Hornets will play in Class 6A region three during the 2016 season.

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

      Quarterback Matt Marquet returns for his senior season after completing 91 of 173 passes for 1,138 yards and 7 touchdowns as a junior last season. He also ran for another 683 yards and 10 touchdowns.

      Running back Zalon Reynolds returns for his senior season after rushing for 819 yards and 5 touchdowns as a junior last year.

       The Hornets open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Oak Mountain on Friday, August 19 at Heardmont Park Sportsplex/Eagle Stadium. Last year the Oak Mountain Eagles finished with an overall record of 5-5 and in fifth place in Class 7A region three. The Eagles ended last season on a positive note with a win over Pell City by a score of 20-14 after failing to gain a playoff spot.

       Chelsea and Oak Mountain have met a total of 8 times on the football field. The Hornets have a 1-7-0 record against the Eagles. They last met in 2013 with Oak Mountain winning by a score of 31-21.

  


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