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Dallas County Hornets

Head Coach: Marty Smith (third season)
Stadium: Martin Field
Career Record: 4 seasons, (18-23)
At Dallas County: 2 seasons, (9-12)
2016 Enrollment:  399
Rank:  147th in the AHSAA, 55th in Class 5A

Overall Record:   349-406-23   (46.0%)
Last 25 years:   110-154   (42.0%)  (Rank: 261st in the AHSAA, 41st in Class 5A)
Since 2010:   16-45  (26.0%)  (Rank: 328th in the AHSAA, 47th in Class 5A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   1991
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2014

Class:  5A              Region:   4
Record:  6-5
Region Record:   4-3, (fourth)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Greenville by a score of 42-15.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  227 (20.6)
Defense:  221 (20.1)

Class: 5A              Region:   3
Strength of Schedule: 62-49 (56%) (76th in the AHSAA, 13th in Class 5A)
Region Strength:  28-35 (44%)
Non-Region Strength:  34-14 (71%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/29  vs. Selma  (6A)   6-13   L  
 9/4  vs. Jemison  (5A)  *  34-6   W  
 9/11  @ Helena  (5A)  *  7-31   L  
 9/17  vs. Sumter Central  (5A)  *  20-0   W  
 9/25  vs. Bibb County  (4A)   27-7   W  
 10/2  @ Central Tuscaloosa  (5A)  *  15-14   W  
 10/8  vs. Wilcox Central  (5A)  *  55-22   W  
 10/16  @ Calera  (5A)  *  7-31   L  
 10/23  @ Demopolis  (5A)  *  0-41   L  
 10/29  @ Southside Selma  (4A)   41-14   W  
 11/5  @ Greenville    15-42   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  @ McAdory  (6A)       
 9/2  vs. Calera  (5A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Selma  (6A)       
 9/16  @ Sumter Central  (5A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Maplesville  (1A)       
 9/30  @ Demopolis  (5A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Marbury  (5A)  *      
 10/13  @ Jemison  (5A)  *      
 10/21  @ Central Tuscaloosa  (5A)  *      
 10/27  vs. Billingsley  (2A)       
 11/4  @ Beauregard        

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 

       Dallas County completed the 2015 season with a 6-5 record. With their 4-3 region record and a fourth place finish in Class 5A region four, the Hornets earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Dallas County's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Greenville by a score of 42-15.

       The Hornets improved in 2015 with their first winning season since 2004. The Hornets won as many games as in any season since 2004. It marked the first time since the 2004 season that the Hornets qualified for the playoffs. The Hornets last playoff victory came during the 2002 season. They would love to break through this year with a post season win.

       Since 2010, the Dallas County football program has struggled with a record of 16-45.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Dallas County has managed to compile a record of 110-154. Their 42.0% winning percentage ranks 41st in Class 5A and 261st in the AHSAA.

       The Hornets are led by head coach Marty Smith who is entering his third season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 9-12 over the past two seasons at Dallas County. Under his direction the Hornets have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Smith.

       Coach Smith's overall record as a head football coach in four season stands at 18-23 (43.9%). Over the course of his career, Coach Smith's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of one time .

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

       The Hornets will be in the mix for one of the last two playoff spots in region three this season.

      Running back Clavin Starks returns for his junior season after rushing for 1,321 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore last season.

       The Hornets open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent McAdory on Friday, August 26 at McAdory Stadium. Last year the McAdory Yellow Jackets finished with an overall record of 10-2 and in first place in Class 6A region four. The Yellow Jackets lost in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs to Benjamin Russell by a score of 34-3.

       Dallas County and McAdory have met a total of 6 times on the football field. The Hornets have a 0-6-0 record against the Yellow Jackets. They last met in 2007 with McAdory winning by a score of 35-0.

       Dallas County returns 5A All-State Senior offensive lineman Paul Daniels. He was named to the second team last season. The Hornets also return Senior defensive back Quincy Parker. He was named to the first team.


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