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Fairhope Pirates

Head Coach: Tim Carter (second season)
Stadium: Fairhope Municipal Stadium
Career Record: 14 seasons, (104-57)
At Fairhope: one season, (6-4)
2016 Enrollment:  1,137
Rank:  24th in the AHSAA, 24th in Class 7A

Overall Record:   493-340-24   (59.0%)
Last 25 years:   152-123   (55.0%)  (Rank: 130th in the AHSAA, 15th in Class 7A)
Since 2010:   51-20  (72.0%)  (Rank: 46th in the AHSAA, 6th in Class 7A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2014
Last Region Championship:   2014
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2006

Class:  7A              Region:   1
Record:  6-4
Region Record:   4-4, (fifth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  270 (27.0)
Defense:  204 (20.4)

Class: 7A              Region:   1
Strength of Schedule: 64-49 (57%) (71st in the AHSAA, 11th in Class 7A)
Region Strength:  45-42 (52%)
Non-Region Strength:  19-7 (73%)

D1 Prospects
      Hadon Merchant,  6-4,  285,  OG
      Ryan Dunbar,  6-2,  242,  DT
      Jatlon Jones,  6-1,  195,  DE

 2015 Results 
 8/21  vs. Robertsdale  (6A)   35-6   W  
 8/28  @ Foley  (7A)  *  27-30   L  
 9/4  vs. McGill-Toolen  (7A)  *  3-14   L  
 9/11  vs. Alma Bryant  (7A)  *  27-6   W  
 9/18  @ Baker  (7A)  *  35-20   W  
 9/25   OPEN 
 10/2  @ Daphne  (6A)   35-7   W  
 10/9  vs. Mary Montgomery  (7A)  *  51-36   W  
 10/16  vs. Davidson  (7A)  *  23-20   W  
 10/22  @ Murphy  (7A)  *  13-37   L  
 10/30  @ Theodore  (7A)  *  21-28   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  @ St. Pauls  (5A)       
 8/26  @ Foley  (7A)  *      
 9/2  vs. Mary Montgomery  (7A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Theodore  (7A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Daphne  (6A)       
 9/23   OPEN 
 9/30  vs. Baker  (7A)  *      
 10/6  @ Davidson  (7A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Murphy  (7A)  *      
 10/21  @ Alma Bryant  (7A)  *      
 10/28  @ McGill-Toolen  (7A)  *      

Class  7A Region  1
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Alma Bryant (7A) 0-1064-331
Baker (7A) 6-4240-201
Davidson (7A) 3-7195-248
Fairhope (7A) 6-4270-204
Foley (7A) 6-5259-272
Mary Montgomery (7A) 3-7226-313
McGill-Toolen (7A) 13-1403-149
Murphy (7A) 7-4336-233
Theodore (7A) 7-4324-224

 2016 Preview 

       Fairhope completed the 2015 season with a 6-4 record. Last year Fairhope just missed making the playoffs with a fifth place finish in Class 7A region one with a 4-4 region record.

       The Pirates hope to get back closer to the 11-1 record in 2014.

       Since 2010, Fairhope has gone a combined 51-20. Their 72.0% winning percentage ranks 6th in Class 7A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Fairhope has managed to compile a record of 152-123. Their 55.0% winning percentage ranks 15th in Class 7A and 130th in the AHSAA. Their last losing season was 2006.

       The Pirates are led by head coach Tim Carter who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 6-4 record in his first season at Fairhope. The Pirates have yet to reach the playoffs under his direction. They have not won a region crown with Coach Carter.

       Coach Carter's overall record as a head football coach in fourteen season stands at 104-57 (64.6%). His 104 wins rank 47th among active coaches in the AHSAA. Over the course of his career, Coach Carter's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of ten times and won four region championships.

       The Fairhope Pirates will play in Class 7A region one during the 2016 season.

       The Pirates should be in contention for a playoff spot in region one this season. They will be looking to gain an advantage by hosting a first round postseason game. Fairhope missed the playoffs last year but have expectations of a return to the post season this year.

       The Pirates open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent St. Pauls on Friday, August 19 at E.E. Delaney Field. Last year the St. Pauls Saints finished with an overall record of 13-2 and in second place in Class 5A region one. The Saints won the Class 5A State Championship last season when they defeated Mortimer Jordan by a score of 41-26 in the Super Seven finals in Auburn.

       Fairhope and St. Pauls have met a total of 14 times on the football field. The Pirates have a 5-9-0 record against the Saints. They last met in 2013 with Fairhope winning by a score of 22-18.

       College prospects include: Hadon Merchant (6-4, 285) offensive guard, Jatlon Jones (6-1, 195) defensive end, Ryan Dunbar (6-2, 242) defensive tackle,


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