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Hackleburg Panthers

Head Coach: Rod Hudson (eighth season)
Stadium: Ray Family Stadium
Career Record: 7 seasons, (66-18)
At Hackleburg: 7 seasons, (66-18)
2016 Enrollment:  105
Rank:  364th in the AHSAA, 40th in Class 1A

Overall Record:   448-401-29   (53.0%)
Last 25 years:   177-102   (63.0%)  (Rank: 70th in the AHSAA, 8th in Class 1A)
Since 2010:   52-17  (75.0%)  (Rank: 34th in the AHSAA, 6th in Class 1A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2014
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2007

Class:  1A              Region:   8
Record:  10-2
Region Record:   5-1, (second)
Playoff Record:   Second round loss to Cedar Bluff by a score of 37-14.
Final ASWA Poll:   10th
Scoring:  433 (36.1)
Defense:  157 (13.1)

Class: 1A              Region:   8
Strength of Schedule: 42-64 (40%) (353rd in the AHSAA, 42nd in Class 1A)
Region Strength:  18-43 (30%)
Non-Region Strength:  24-21 (53%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  @ Marion County  (1A)   26-12   W  
 9/4  vs. Tharptown  (2A)   45-6   W  
 9/11  vs. Phillips Bear Creek  (1A)  *  29-6   W  
 9/18  @ Shoals Christian  (1A)  *  49-14   W  
 9/25  @ Brilliant  (1A)   48-14   W  
 10/2  vs. Waterloo  (1A)  *  45-0   W  
 10/8  @ Vina  (1A)  *  50-6   W  
 10/16  vs. Decatur Heritage Christian  (1A)  *  8-9   L  
 10/22  @ R.A. Hubbard  (1A)  *  44-7   W  
 10/29  vs. Phil Campbell  (2A)   26-12   W  
 11/5  vs. Hubbertville    49-34   W  
 11/13  @ Cedar Bluff    14-37   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  vs. Marion County  (1A)       
 9/1  @ Decatur Heritage Christian  (1A)       
 9/9  vs. Tharptown  (1A)  *      
 9/16  @ Waterloo  (1A)  *      
 9/23  @ Hubbertville  (1A)       
 9/30  vs. Phillips Bear Creek  (1A)  *      
 10/7  @ Cherokee  (1A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Vina  (1A)  *      
 10/21  @ Shoals Christian  (1A)  *      
 10/27  vs. Phil Campbell  (2A)       
 11/4  vs. Lynn        
 11/11  vs. Hubbertville        

Class  1A Region  8
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Cherokee (2A) 4-5221-158
Hackleburg (1A) 10-2433-157
Phillips Bear Creek (1A) 6-5364-323
Shoals Christian (1A) 2-8168-360
Tharptown (2A) 0-1055-451
Vina (1A) 5-6240-221
Waterloo (1A) 1-9106-438

 2016 Preview 

       Hackleburg completed the 2015 season with a 10-2 record. With their 5-1 region record and a second place finish in Class 1A region eight, the Panthers earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Hackleburg reached the second round of the playoffs before falling to Cedar Bluff by a score of 37-14.

       The defense was very stingy last season as Hackleburg ranked 24th in the AHSAA. The defense allowed only 13.1 points a game.

       As one of the best football programs in the state since 2010, Hackleburg has gone a combined 52-17. Their 75.0% winning percentage ranks 6th in Class 1A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Hackleburg has managed to compile a record of 177-102. Their 63.0% winning percentage ranks 8th in Class 1A and 70th in the AHSAA. Their last losing season was 2007.

       The Panthers are led by head coach Rod Hudson who is entering his eighth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 66-18 over the past seven seasons at Hackleburg. Under his direction the Panthers have qualified for the playoffs a total of seven times. They have won three region crowns with Coach Hudson.

       Coach Hudson's overall record as a head football coach in seven season stands at 66-18 (78.6%).

       The Hackleburg Panthers will play in Class 1A region eight during the 2016 season.

       Overall, the region is among the weakest in the state. Qualifying for one of the playoffs spots could be a little easier. The Panthers should be considered one of the favorites for the region eight championship this season and a home game in the first round of the playoffs. The Panthers have successfully qualified for the playoffs every year since 2007 and expect to be included again when November rolls around.

      Quarterback Matt Harper returns for his senior season after rushing for 1,228 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior last season. He also threw for 1,389 yards and 15 touchdowns.

      The defense will be led by junior defensive tackle Cole Revis who registered 15 sacks last season.

       The Panthers open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Marion County on Friday, August 26 at Ray Family Stadium. Last year the Marion County Red Raiders finished with an overall record of 2-8 and in fifth place in Class 1A region six. The Red Raiders closed out the regular season with a loss to Red Bay by a score of 52-16.

       Hackleburg and Marion County have met a total of 80 times on the football field. The Panthers have a 31-46-3 record against the Red Raiders. They last met in 2015 with Hackleburg winning by a score of 26-12.

       Hackleburg returns 1A All-State Junior defensive lineman Cole Revis. He was named to the second team last season. The Panthers also return Senior quarterback Matt Harper. He was named to the honorable mention team.


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