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Dothan Tigers

Head Coach: Kevin Jackson (first season)
Stadium: Rip Hewes Stadium
Career Record: 0 seasons, (0-0)
At Dothan: First season
2016 Enrollment:  919
Rank:  45th in the AHSAA, 13th in Class 6A

Overall Record:   538-383-31   (58.0%)
Last 25 years:   114-139   (45.0%)  (Rank: 237th in the AHSAA, 39th in Class 6A)
Since 2010:   31-32  (49.0%)  (Rank: 189th in the AHSAA, 37th in Class 6A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   1998
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2014

Class:  6A              Region:   2
Record:  6-5
Region Record:   6-1, (second)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Northridge by a score of 48-21.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  316 (28.7)
Defense:  304 (27.6)

College Signees lost to Graduation
      Tavoris Butler,   OL  [Alabama A&M]
      Nick Fields,   DL  [South Alabama]
      Manny Johnson,   DL  [Jacksonville State]
      Tyrez Lindsey,   DB  [Memphis]
      Shonye Reams,   OL  [Alabama A&M]
      Brandon Ward,   DB  [Memphis]

Class: 6A              Region:   2
Strength of Schedule: 45-53 (46%) (257th in the AHSAA, 49th in Class 6A)
Region Strength:  21-41 (34%)
Non-Region Strength:  24-12 (67%)

D1 Prospects
      Tyson Williams,  5-10,  175,  ATH

 2015 Results 
 8/21  vs. Navarre FL    22-43   L  
 8/28  vs. Smiths Station  (7A)   28-31   L  
 9/3  @ Park Crossing  (6A)  *  7-21   L  
 9/10  vs. Stanhope Elmore  (6A)  *  35-14   W  
 9/18  @ Wetumpka  (6A)  *  34-26   W  
 9/25  @ Enterprise  (7A)   14-24   L  
 10/2  @ Carroll  (6A)  *  33-19   W  
 10/9  vs. Northview  (6A)  *  43-42   W (2OT) 
 10/15  @ Carver Montgomery  (6A)  *  38-36   W  
 10/23  vs. Russell County  (6A)  *  41-0   W  
 10/30   OPEN 
 11/6  vs. Northridge    21-48   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  vs. Enterprise  (7A)       
 8/26  @ Smiths Station  (7A)       
 9/2  vs. Russell County  (6A)  *      
 9/10  @ Carver Montgomery  (6A)  *      
 9/16  vs. St. Pauls  (5A)       
 9/23  @ Bainbridge GA        
 9/30  vs. Sidney Lanier  (6A)  *      
 10/8  @ Park Crossing  (6A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Stanhope Elmore  (6A)  *      
 10/21  @ Northview  (6A)  *      
 10/28   OPEN 
 11/4  @ Blount        

Class  6A Region  2
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Carver Montgomery (6A) 3-7234-297
Dothan (6A) 6-5316-304
Northview (6A) 4-7309-360
Park Crossing (6A) 8-3376-218
Russell County (6A) 0-10101-551
Sidney Lanier (5A) 4-7225-280
Stanhope Elmore (6A) 2-7214-225

 2016 Preview 

       Dothan completed the 2015 season with a 6-5 record. With their 6-1 region record and a second place finish in Class 6A region two, the Tigers earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Dothan's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Northridge by a score of 48-21.

       The Tigers last playoff victory came during the 1997 season. They would love to break through this year with a post season win.

       Since 2010, Dothan has gone a combined 31-32. Their 49.0% winning percentage ranks 37th in Class 6A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Dothan has managed to compile a record of 114-139. Their 45.0% winning percentage ranks 39th in Class 6A and 237th in the AHSAA.

Kelvis White is leaving Dothan to become the head football coach at Mae Jemison in Huntsville. His 8 year record at Dothan was 39-45 and 0-4 in the post season.

Kevin Jackson takes over the football program at Dothan, landing his first high school head coaching job. A graduate of Northview and Alabama, Jackson was an assistant coach at the school last season.

       The Dothan Tigers will play in Class 6A region two during the 2016 season.

       The Tigers enter the 2016 season having won 6 straight region games.

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

       The Tigers open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Enterprise on Friday, August 19 at Rip Hewes Stadium. Last year the Enterprise Wildcats finished with an overall record of 5-6 and in fourth place in Class 7A region two. The Wildcats lost in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs to McGill-Toolen by a score of 30-13.

       Dothan and Enterprise have met a total of 88 times on the football field. The Tigers have a 39-46-3 record against the Wildcats. They last met in 2015 with Enterprise winning by a score of 24-14.

       College prospects include: Tyson Williams (5-10, 175) athlete,


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