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Colbert Heights Wildcats

Head Coach: Taylor Leathers (first season)
Stadium: Amos Mitchell Stadium
Career Record: 0 seasons, (0-0)
At Colbert Heights: First season
2016 Enrollment:  245
Rank:  255th in the AHSAA, 45th in Class 3A

Overall Record:   206-307-3   (40.0%)
Last 25 years:   111-153   (42.0%)  (Rank: 263rd in the AHSAA, 40th in Class 3A)
Since 2010:   30-32  (48.0%)  (Rank: 210th in the AHSAA, 32nd in Class 3A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2011
Last Region Championship:   1999
Last Winning Season:   2011
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  3A              Region:   8
Record:  4-6
Region Record:   2-5, (sixth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  245 (24.5)
Defense:  324 (32.4)

Class: 3A              Region:   8
Strength of Schedule: 49-62 (44%) (290th in the AHSAA, 40th in Class 3A)
Region Strength:  30-48 (38%)
Non-Region Strength:  19-14 (58%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21  vs. Red Bay  (2A)   13-25   L  
 8/28  @ Cherokee  (2A)   42-15   W  
 9/4  @ Lexington  (3A)  *  7-50   L  
 9/11  vs. Lauderdale County  (3A)  *  10-47   L  
 9/18  @ Clements  (3A)  *  51-36   W  
 9/25  vs. Marion County  (1A)   50-14   W  
 10/2  @ Madison Academy  (3A)  *  7-60   L  
 10/9  vs. Sheffield  (3A)  *  20-42   L  
 10/16  vs. Colbert County  (3A)  *  6-35   L  
 10/23  @ West Morgan  (3A)  *  39-0   W  
 10/30   OPEN 

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  @ Red Bay  (2A)       
 8/26  vs. Phil Campbell  (2A)       
 9/2  vs. Clements  (3A)  *      
 9/9  vs. West Morgan  (3A)  *      
 9/16  @ Lexington  (3A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Sheffield  (2A)       
 9/30  @ Elkmont  (3A)  *      
 10/7  @ Colbert County  (3A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Lauderdale County  (3A)  *      
 10/21  @ East Lawrence  (3A)  *      
 10/28   OPEN 

Class  3A Region  8
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Clements (3A) 1-9186-439
Colbert County (3A) 10-4424-261
Colbert Heights (3A) 4-6245-324
East Lawrence (4A) 2-8207-379
Elkmont (4A) 2-8173-383
Lauderdale County (3A) 9-4405-166
Lexington (3A) 6-5358-244
West Morgan (3A) 0-10146-475

 2016 Preview 

       Colbert Heights completed the 2015 season with a 4-6 record. Last year Colbert Heights finished sixth in Class 3A region eight with a 2-5 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The Wildcats have not qualified for the playoffs since the 2011 season and would love to end that streak this year.

       Since 2010, Colbert Heights has gone a combined 30-32. Their 48.0% winning percentage ranks 32nd in Class 3A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Colbert Heights has managed to compile a record of 111-153. Their 42.0% winning percentage ranks 40th in Class 3A and 263rd in the AHSAA.

Ivan Denton resigned after compiling a 52-43 record in nine seasons, including five playoff appearances at Colbert Heights.

Taylor Leathers spent the last four years at Lexington serving as the offensive coordinator, strength and conditioning coach, running backs, defensive line and quarterbacks coach under head coach Jason Lard.

Leathers graduated from Winfield High School in 2003 and attended the University of North Alabama where he played football.

His coaching career began in 2008 as an assistant football coach at Waterloo. He then moved to Wilson for three years, serving as the defensive coordinator, offensive line, running backs and linebackers coach during parts of his tenure. He was also the head junior varsity baseball coach at all three schools.

       The Colbert Heights Wildcats will play in Class 3A region eight during the 2016 season.

       Overall, the region is among the weakest in the state. Qualifying for one of the playoffs spots could be a little easier. It will be an uphill battle for the Wildcats if they hope to grab one of the four playoff slots in region eight this season.

       The Wildcats open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Red Bay on Friday, August 19 at Tiger Stadium. Last year the Red Bay Tigers finished with an overall record of 11-1 and in first place in Class 2A region eight. The Tigers lost in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs to Fyffe by a score of 14-7.

       Colbert Heights and Red Bay have met a total of 40 times on the football field. The Wildcats have a 15-25-0 record against the Tigers. They last met in 2015 with Red Bay winning by a score of 25-13.


Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Since 1966 the Colbert County Indians have made the state playoffs a record 37 times.