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Flomaton Hurricanes

Head Coach: Doug Vickery Jr. (eleventh season)
Stadium: Hurricane Field
Career Record: 16 seasons, (96-79)
At Flomaton: 10 seasons, (70-41)
2016 Enrollment:  233
Rank:  261st in the AHSAA, 52nd in Class 3A

Overall Record:   380-436-18   (47.0%)
Last 25 years:   148-120   (55.0%)  (Rank: 129th in the AHSAA, 21st in Class 3A)
Since 2010:   45-24  (65.0%)  (Rank: 87th in the AHSAA, 12th in Class 3A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   1994
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2013

Class:  2A              Region:   1
Record:  10-3
Region Record:   5-2, (third)
Playoff Record:   Quarter-finals loss to G.W. Long by a score of 35-21.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  421 (32.4)
Defense:  263 (20.2)

Class: 3A              Region:   1
Strength of Schedule: 53-53 (50%) (187th in the AHSAA, 32nd in Class 3A)
Region Strength:  47-38 (55%)
Non-Region Strength:  6-15 (29%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21  vs. Chickasaw  (1A)   42-8   W  
 8/28  vs. Jay FL    55-26   W  
 9/4  @ Washington County  (2A)  *  12-27   L  
 9/11  vs. Leroy  (2A)  *  35-12   W  
 9/18  @ Southern Choctaw  (2A)  *  34-8   W  
 9/25   OPEN 
 10/2  @ Choctaw County  (2A)  *  38-20   W  
 10/9  vs. Mobile Christian  (2A)  *  41-42   L (2OT) 
 10/16  @ St. Lukes  (2A)  *  33-28   W  
 10/23  vs. Sweet Water  (2A)  *  13-7   W  
 10/30  @ Monroe County  (4A)   22-20   W  
 11/6  @ New Brockton    26-20   W  
 11/13  vs. Fayetteville    49-10   W  
 11/20  vs. G.W. Long    21-35   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  vs. Calhoun  (2A)       
 8/26  @ Jay FL        
 9/2  @ Hillcrest Evergreen  (3A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Clarke County  (3A)  *      
 9/16  @ Cottage Hill Christian  (3A)  *      
 9/23   OPEN 
 9/30  vs. Mobile Christian  (3A)  *      
 10/7  @ T.R. Miller  (3A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Excel  (3A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Bayside Academy  (3A)  *      
 10/28  @ Luverne  (2A)       

Class  3A Region  1
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Bayside Academy (3A) 11-4432-293
Clarke County (4A) 4-7218-255
Cottage Hill Christian (3A) 2-8192-378
Excel (3A) 2-8133-324
Flomaton (2A) 10-3421-263
Hillcrest Evergreen (3A) 8-6429-336
Mobile Christian (2A) 10-2431-248
T.R. Miller (3A) 10-3415-197

 2016 Preview 

       Flomaton completed the 2015 season with a 10-3 record. With their 5-2 region record and a third place finish in Class 2A region one, the Hurricanes earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Flomaton lost in the quarter-finals of the playoffs last season to a good G.W. Long team by a score of 35-21.

       Since 2010, Flomaton has gone a combined 45-24. Their 65.0% winning percentage ranks 12th in Class 3A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Flomaton has managed to compile a record of 148-120. Their 55.0% winning percentage ranks 21st in Class 3A and 129th in the AHSAA.

       The Hurricanes are led by head coach Doug Vickery Jr. who is entering his eleventh season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 70-41 over the past ten seasons at Flomaton. Under his direction the Hurricanes have qualified for the playoffs a total of five times. They have not won a region crown with Coach Vickery Jr..

       Coach Vickery Jr.'s overall record as a head football coach in sixteen season stands at 96-79 (54.9%). Over the course of his career, Coach Vickery Jr.'s teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of nine times .

       If Flomaton can win four games this season, Coach Vickery Jr. will reach the 100 win milestone.

       The Flomaton Hurricanes will play in Class 3A region one during the 2016 season. The Hurricanes move up in classification to Class 3A. They may find the going slightly tougher with the move. Flomaton will face six opponents that reached the playoffs last season.

       The Hurricanes 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.


       The Hurricanes open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Calhoun on Friday, August 19 at Hurricane Field. Last year the Calhoun Tigers finished with an overall record of 0-10 and in eighth place in Class 2A region three. The Tigers closed out the regular season with a loss to Francis Marion by a score of 56-8.

       Flomaton and Calhoun have met a total of 3 times on the football field. The Hurricanes have a 3-0-0 record against the Tigers. They last met in 2009 with Flomaton winning by a score of 48-0.


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