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Dora Bulldogs

Head Coach: Mike Cain (second season)
Stadium: Horace Roberts Field
Career Record: 3 seasons, (10-21)
At Dora: one season, (0-10)
2016 Enrollment:  366
Rank:  162nd in the AHSAA, 12th in Class 4A

Overall Record:   460-409-29   (53.0%)
Last 25 years:   135-140   (49.0%)  (Rank: 194th in the AHSAA, 32nd in Class 4A)
Since 2010:   34-35  (49.0%)  (Rank: 188th in the AHSAA, 33rd in Class 4A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2014
Last Region Championship:   2012
Last Winning Season:   2012
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  5A              Region:   5
Record:  0-10    (Team record for losses in a season)
Region Record:   0-7, (eighth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  118 (11.8)
Defense:  484 (48.4)    (Team record for points allowed in a season)

Class: 4A              Region:   6
Strength of Schedule: 67-51 (57%) (75th in the AHSAA, 14th in Class 4A)
Region Strength:  48-27 (64%)
Non-Region Strength:  19-24 (44%)

 2015 Results 
 8/20  vs. Cordova  (4A)   19-29   L  
 8/28  @ Mortimer Jordan  (5A)   6-50   L  
 9/4  @ Carver Birmingham  (5A)  *  21-40   L  
 9/11  @ Ramsay  (5A)  *  7-61   L  
 9/18  vs. Corner  (5A)  *  17-37   L  
 9/25   OPEN 
 10/2  vs. Fairfield  (5A)  *  24-42   L  
 10/9  @ Wenonah  (5A)  *  0-50   L  
 10/16  @ Pleasant Grove  (5A)  *  0-55   L  
 10/23  vs. Parker  (5A)  *  0-82   L  
 10/30  @ Linden  (1A)   24-38   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  @ Corner  (5A)       
 8/26  vs. Carbon Hill  (3A)       
 9/2   OPEN 
 9/9  vs. Fayette County  (4A)  *      
 9/16  @ Hamilton  (4A)  *      
 9/23  @ Winston County  (2A)       
 9/30  vs. Cordova  (4A)  *      
 10/7  @ Winfield  (4A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Haleyville  (4A)  *      
 10/21  @ Good Hope  (4A)  *      
 10/27  vs. Walker        

Class  4A Region  6
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Cordova (4A) 13-1500-220
Dora (5A) 0-10118-484
Fayette County (4A) 10-5410-386
Good Hope (4A) 3-7197-299
Haleyville (4A) 6-5284-205
Hamilton (4A) 6-7351-403
Winfield (3A) 10-2486-196

 2016 Preview 

       Dora finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 0-10 record. Last year Dora finished eighth in Class 5A region five with a 0-7 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       No team at Dora ever lost more games in a season than the ten they lost last year. The last time they lost as many was back in 2000. The defense allowed a team record 484 points last season. The Bulldogs hope to rebound after a down year. Last season they did not win a game which followed a 5-6 record in 2014.

       The offense struggled putting points on the score board as Dora averaged scoring just 11.8 points a game. The Bulldogs also struggled on the defensive side of the football as they found little success in stopping opposing offenses and allowed an average of 48.4 points a game.

       Since 2010, Dora has gone a combined 34-35. Their 49.0% winning percentage ranks 33rd in Class 4A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Dora has managed to compile a record of 135-140. Their 49.0% winning percentage ranks 32nd in Class 4A and 194th in the AHSAA.

       The Bulldogs are led by head coach Mike Cain who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 0-10 record in his first season at Dora. The Bulldogs have yet to reach the playoffs under his direction. They have not won a region crown with Coach Cain.

       Coach Cain's overall record as a head football coach in three season stands at 10-21 (32.3%). Over the course of his career, Coach Cain's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of one time .

       The Dora Bulldogs will play in Class 4A region six during the 2016 season. The Bulldogs may find the schedule slightly easier this season with the move down in classification from Class 5A to 4A. They will compete in region six this year.

       The Bulldogs enter the 2016 season in the middle of a 12 game losing streak. They would like nothing better than to end the string of losses early in the season.

       This season, the Bulldogs will be a long shot for one of the four playoff spots in region six. After not winning a single game last year, the goal at Dora will be to simply win some games.


       The Bulldogs open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Corner on Friday, August 19 at Corner Stadium. Last year the Corner Yellow Jackets finished with an overall record of 2-8 and in seventh place in Class 5A region five. The Yellow Jackets closed out the regular season with a loss to Cordova by a score of 36-16.

       Dora and Corner have met a total of 44 times on the football field. The Bulldogs have a 31-11-2 record against the Yellow Jackets. They last met in 2015 with Corner winning by a score of 37-17.


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