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Columbia Eagles

Head Coach: Chris Hancock (third season)
Stadium: Milton Frank Stadium
Career Record: 4 seasons, (12-28)
At Columbia: 2 seasons, (6-14)
2016 Enrollment:  725
Rank:  67th in the AHSAA, 35th in Class 6A

Overall Record:   31-69   (31.0%)
Last 25 years:   31-69   (31.0%)  (Rank: 341st in the AHSAA, 53rd in Class 6A)
Since 2010:   16-44  (27.0%)  (Rank: 325th in the AHSAA, 51st in Class 6A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   Never qualified
Last Region Championship:   Never
Last Winning Season:   2010
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  5A              Region:   8
Record:  2-8
Region Record:   2-5, (fifth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  227 (22.7)
Defense:  333 (33.3)

College Signees lost to Graduation
      David Dubose,   DE  [Tennessee-Martin]

Class: 6A              Region:   8
Strength of Schedule: 58-52 (53%) (137th in the AHSAA, 27th in Class 6A)
Region Strength:  43-35 (55%)
Non-Region Strength:  15-17 (47%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21  vs. Albertville  (6A)   7-35   L  
 8/28   OPEN 
 9/4  @ West Point  (5A)  *  20-31   L  
 9/11  @ Russellville  (5A)  *  14-35   L  
 9/18  vs. East Limestone  (5A)  *  14-49   L  
 9/25  vs. Lee Huntsville  (6A)   14-41   L  
 10/2  vs. Lawrence County  (5A)  *  26-29   L  
 10/8  vs. St. John Paul II  (5A)  *  62-21   W  
 10/16  @ Ardmore  (5A)  *  34-16   W  
 10/23  vs. J.O. Johnson  (5A)  *  22-38   L  
 10/30  @ Central Florence  (4A)   14-38   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  @ Albertville  (6A)       
 8/26   OPEN 
 9/2  vs. Hazel Green  (6A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Decatur  (6A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Austin  (6A)  *      
 9/23  @ Huntsville  (7A)       
 9/30  @ Muscle Shoals  (6A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Athens  (6A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Florence  (6A)  *      
 10/20  vs. Hartselle  (6A)  *      
 10/28  vs. Lee Huntsville  (5A)       

Class  6A Region  8
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Athens (6A) 2-8205-315
Austin (6A) 10-4470-337
Columbia (5A) 2-8227-333
Decatur (6A) 4-6213-198
Florence (6A) 4-6250-260
Hartselle (6A) 7-4268-243
Hazel Green (7A) 5-6243-307
Muscle Shoals (6A) 11-1433-112

 2016 Preview 

       Columbia finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 2-8 record. Last year Columbia just missed making the playoffs with a fifth place finish in Class 5A region eight with a 2-5 region record.

       The Eagles have never qualified for a playoff spot and would love to break that streak this season. The Eagles 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.

       Since 2010, the Columbia football program has struggled with a record of 16-44.

       Over the past 10 seasons, Columbia has not won much with a record of 31-69. Their 31.0% winning percentage ranks 53rd in Class 6A and 341st in the AHSAA. The Eagles have struggled on the football field with only two winning seasons during this time. Their last winning season was 2010.

       The Eagles are led by head coach Chris Hancock who is entering his third season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 6-14 over the past two seasons at Columbia. The Eagles have yet to reach the playoffs under his direction. They have not won a region crown with Coach Hancock.

       Coach Hancock's overall record as a head football coach in four season stands at 12-28 (30.0%).

       The Columbia Eagles will play in Class 6A region eight during the 2016 season. The Eagles move up in classification to Class 6A. They may find the going slightly tougher with the move.

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

       The Eagles open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Albertville on Friday, August 19 at McCord Field. Last year the Albertville Aggies finished with an overall record of 7-4 and in second place in Class 6A region seven. The Aggies lost in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs to Minor by a score of 37-35.

       Columbia and Albertville have met a total of 5 times on the football field. The Eagles have a 0-5-0 record against the Aggies. They last met in 2015 with Albertville winning by a score of 35-7.


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