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Geraldine Bulldogs

Head Coach: Brad Waldrop (second season)
Stadium: Coolidge-Isbell Field
Career Record: 1 season, (6-5)
At Geraldine: one season, (6-5)
2016 Enrollment:  257
Rank:  244th in the AHSAA, 36th in Class 3A

Overall Record:   378-423-29   (47.0%)
Last 25 years:   152-118   (56.0%)  (Rank: 121st in the AHSAA, 20th in Class 3A)
Since 2010:   41-26  (61.0%)  (Rank: 115th in the AHSAA, 17th in Class 3A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2012
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2011

Class:  3A              Region:   7
Record:  6-5
Region Record:   4-3, (fourth)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Winfield by a score of 34-7.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  235 (21.4)
Defense:  253 (23.0)

Class: 3A              Region:   7
Strength of Schedule: 55-56 (50%) (189th in the AHSAA, 31st in Class 3A)
Region Strength:  28-37 (43%)
Non-Region Strength:  27-19 (59%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  vs. Fyffe  (2A)   14-33   L  
 9/4  @ New Hope  (3A)  *  21-50   L  
 9/11  vs. Pisgah  (3A)  *  20-14   W  
 9/18  @ Brindlee Mountain  (3A)  *  34-7   W  
 9/25  vs. Sardis  (4A)   27-20   W  
 10/2  @ North Sand Mountain  (3A)  *  17-20   L  
 10/9  vs. Sand Rock  (3A)  *  9-7   W  
 10/16  @ Sylvania  (3A)  *  42-30   W  
 10/23  @ Plainview  (3A)  *  6-21   L  
 10/30  vs. Crossville  (4A)   38-17   W  
 11/5  @ Winfield    7-34   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  @ Fyffe  (2A)       
 9/2  @ Pisgah  (3A)  *      
 9/9  @ Sardis  (4A)       
 9/16  vs. Plainview  (3A)  *      
 9/23  @ D.A.R.  (4A)       
 9/30  vs. Brindlee Mountain  (3A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Sylvania  (3A)  *      
 10/14  vs. New Hope  (3A)  *      
 10/21  vs. North Sand Mountain  (3A)  *      
 10/28  @ Crossville  (5A)       
 11/4  @ Lauderdale County        

Class  3A Region  7
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Brindlee Mountain (3A) 1-999-334
Geraldine (3A) 6-5235-253
New Hope (3A) 7-5278-247
North Sand Mountain (3A) 7-5221-202
Pisgah (3A) 4-6213-263
Plainview (3A) 6-5206-201
Sylvania (3A) 3-7210-235

 2016 Preview 

       Geraldine completed the 2015 season with a 6-5 record. With their 4-3 region record and a fourth place finish in Class 3A region seven, the Bulldogs earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Geraldine's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Winfield by a score of 34-7.

       Since 2010, Geraldine has gone a combined 41-26. Their 61.0% winning percentage ranks 17th in Class 3A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Geraldine has managed to compile a record of 152-118. Their 56.0% winning percentage ranks 20th in Class 3A and 121st in the AHSAA.

       The Bulldogs are led by head coach Brad Waldrop who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 6-5 record in his first season at Geraldine. Under his direction the Bulldogs have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Waldrop.

       Coach Waldrop's overall record as a head football coach in one season stands at 6-5 (54.5%).

       The Geraldine Bulldogs will play in Class 3A region seven during the 2016 season.

       The Bulldogs will be in the mix for one of the last two playoff spots in region seven this season. They have qualified for the playoffs every year since 2006 and are hopeful to continue that streak in 2016.

       The Bulldogs open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Fyffe on Friday, August 26 at Long-Ridgeway Stadium. Last year the Fyffe Red Devils finished with an overall record of 13-2 and in second place in Class 2A region seven. The Red Devils lost in the Class 2A State Championship game last season when they were defeated by Elba. They final score was 36-22 in the Super Seven finals in Auburn.

       Geraldine and Fyffe have met a total of 75 times on the football field. The Bulldogs have a 31-42-2 record against the Red Devils. They last met in 2015 with Fyffe winning by a score of 33-14.


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