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Douglas Eagles

Head Coach: Brad Pounds (first season)
Stadium: Authur Jarvis Stadium
Career Record: 0 seasons, (0-0)
At Douglas: First season
2016 Enrollment:  446
Rank:  127th in the AHSAA, 37th in Class 5A

 History 
Overall Record:   141-317-3   (31.0%)
Last 25 years:   71-181   (28.0%)  (Rank: 354th in the AHSAA, 54th in Class 5A)
Since 2010:   21-39  (35.0%)  (Rank: 279th in the AHSAA, 37th in Class 5A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   1998
Last Region Championship:   Never
Last Winning Season:   2014
Last Losing Season:   2015

 2015 
Class:  5A              Region:   7
Record:  4-6
Region Record:   1-5, (sixth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  160 (16.0)
Defense:  279 (27.9)


 2016 
Class: 5A              Region:   7
Strength of Schedule: 50-59 (46%) (258th in the AHSAA, 48th in Class 5A)
Region Strength:  39-39 (50%)
Non-Region Strength:  11-20 (36%)




 2015 Results 
 8/21  @ D.A.R.  (4A)   7-27   L  
 8/28  vs. Crossville  (4A)   20-7   W  
 9/4  vs. Etowah  (5A)  *  0-55   L  
 9/11  @ Guntersville  (5A)  *  8-40   L  
 9/18   Butler    1-0   #Won  
 9/25  vs. Brindlee Mountain  (3A)   27-0   W  
 10/2  @ Boaz  (5A)  *  28-14   W  
 10/9  @ Madison County  (5A)  *  40-53   L  
 10/16  @ Fairview  (5A)  *  15-48   L  
 10/23  vs. Randolph  (5A)  *  14-35   L  
 10/30   OPEN 


 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  vs. D.A.R.  (4A)       
 9/2  vs. Etowah  (5A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Scottsboro  (5A)  *      
 9/16  @ Crossville  (5A)  *      
 9/23  @ Brindlee Mountain  (3A)       
 9/30  vs. Guntersville  (5A)  *      
 10/7  @ Alexandria  (5A)  *      
 10/14  @ Arab  (5A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Boaz  (5A)  *      
 10/27  vs. J.B. Pennington  (3A)       



Class  5A Region  7
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Alexandria (5A) 11-2488-271
Arab (6A) 1-9108-309
Boaz (5A) 2-8118-321
Crossville (4A) 1-9106-339
Douglas (5A) 4-6160-279
Etowah (5A) 7-4331-146
Guntersville (5A) 12-1406-140
Scottsboro (6A) 5-6311-341


 2016 Preview 


       Douglas completed the 2015 season with a 4-6 record. Last year Douglas finished sixth in Class 5A region seven with a 1-5 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The Eagles have not qualified for the playoffs since the 1998 season and would love to end that streak this year. They have never won a playoff game in the school's history.

       Douglas was inconsistent offensively last year and that needs to pick up if the Eagles want to be competitive. They only averaged 16.0 points a game.

       Since 2010, Douglas has gone a combined 21-39. Their 35.0% winning percentage ranks 37th in Class 5A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Douglas has not won much with a record of 71-181. Their 28.0% winning percentage ranks 54th in Class 5A and 354th in the AHSAA. The Eagles have struggled on the football field with only four winning seasons during this time.

Brian Knapp leaves Douglas after eight seasons with a 27-53 record. None of his teams were able to win enough games to qualify for the playoffs.


Brad Pounds will lead Douglas in 2016 on the football field. He spent the past three seasons on the staff at Albertville. Previously Pounds worked at Guntersville on the staff for coach Lance Reese. He is a graduate of Boaz and played for Nick Saban at Alabama. This will be his first job as a head football coach.



       The Douglas Eagles will play in Class 5A region seven during the 2016 season.

       It will be an uphill battle for the Eagles if they hope to grab one of the four playoff slots in region seven this season.

       The Eagles open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent D.A.R. on Friday, August 19 at Authur Jarvis Stadium. Last year the D.A.R. Patriots finished with an overall record of 8-3 and in third place in Class 4A region seven. The Patriots lost in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs to Fayette County by a score of 49-38.

       Douglas and D.A.R. have met a total of 14 times on the football field. The Eagles have a 2-12-0 record against the Patriots. They last met in 2015 with D.A.R. winning by a score of 27-7.

  


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