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Hayden Wildcats

Head Coach: Keith Register (fourth season)
Stadium: Robert W. Reid Stadium
Career Record: 12 seasons, (57-73)
At Hayden: 3 seasons, (10-22)
2016 Enrollment:  544
Rank:  102nd in the AHSAA, 11th in Class 5A

Overall Record:   229-469-13   (33.0%)
Last 25 years:   93-166   (36.0%)  (Rank: 312nd in the AHSAA, 47th in Class 5A)
Since 2010:   22-40  (36.0%)  (Rank: 271st in the AHSAA, 36th in Class 5A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   1992
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2014

Class:  5A              Region:   6
Record:  8-4
Region Record:   4-3, (third)
Playoff Record:   Second round loss to Guntersville by a score of 26-10.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  359 (29.9)    (Team record for points scored in a season)
Defense:  211 (17.6)

Class: 5A              Region:   6
Strength of Schedule: 43-64 (40%) (352nd in the AHSAA, 59th in Class 5A)
Region Strength:  29-37 (44%)
Non-Region Strength:  14-27 (34%)

D1 Prospects
      Matthew Sanders,  6-5,  252,  OT

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  @ West Point  (5A)   42-26   W  
 9/4  @ Alexandria  (5A)  *  14-36   L  
 9/11  vs. Anniston  (5A)  *  28-12   W  
 9/18  @ Moody  (5A)  *  41-13   W  
 9/25  vs. Lawrence County  (5A)   43-6   W  
 10/2  @ Lincoln  (5A)  *  14-17   L  
 10/9  vs. Springville  (5A)  *  32-7   W  
 10/16  @ Mortimer Jordan  (5A)  *  27-40   L  
 10/23  vs. St. Clair County  (5A)  *  40-21   W  
 10/30  vs. Curry  (4A)   49-7   W  
 11/5  @ East Limestone    19-0   W  
 11/13  vs. Guntersville    10-26   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  @ Weaver  (3A)       
 8/26  vs. John Carroll  (6A)       
 9/2  vs. West Point  (5A)  *      
 9/9  @ Curry  (5A)  *      
 9/16   OPEN 
 9/23  @ Westminster Christian  (4A)       
 9/30  vs. Springville  (5A)  *      
 10/7  @ Corner  (5A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Fairview  (5A)  *      
 10/21  @ Mortimer Jordan  (5A)  *      
 10/28  vs. Lincoln  (5A)       
 11/4  vs. Fairfield        

Class  5A Region  6
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Corner (5A) 2-8240-332
Curry (4A) 1-9111-389
Fairview (5A) 5-5246-260
Hayden (5A) 8-4359-211
Mortimer Jordan (5A) 13-2611-340
Springville (5A) 2-8106-301
West Point (5A) 6-5352-264

 2016 Preview 

       Hayden completed the 2015 season with a 8-4 record. With their 4-3 region record and a third place finish in Class 5A region six, the Wildcats earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Hayden reached the second round of the playoffs before falling to Guntersville by a score of 26-10.

       The Wildcats improved in 2015 with their first winning season since 2011. The Wildcats won as many games as in any season since 1992. The 359 points scored by the Wildcats last year were a team record in a single season. It marked the first time since the 2004 season that the Wildcats qualified for the playoffs. The Wildcats hope to continue the success they had last season. Coach Register saw improvement as they won eight games following a 1-9 record in 2014.

       Since 2010, Hayden has gone a combined 22-40. Their 36.0% winning percentage ranks 36th in Class 5A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Hayden has managed to compile a record of 93-166. Their 36.0% winning percentage ranks 47th in Class 5A and 312nd in the AHSAA.

       The Wildcats are led by head coach Keith Register who is entering his fourth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 10-22 over the past three seasons at Hayden. Under his direction the Wildcats have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Register.

       Coach Register's overall record as a head football coach in twelve season stands at 57-73 (43.8%). Over the course of his career, Coach Register's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of six times .

       The Hayden Wildcats will play in Class 5A region six during the 2016 season.

       The Wildcats should be in contention for a playoff spot in region six this season. They will be looking to gain an advantage by hosting a first round postseason game.

       The Wildcats open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Weaver on Friday, August 19 at Bill Bryan Stadium. Last year the Weaver Bearcats finished with an overall record of 5-6 and in fourth place in Class 3A region six. The Bearcats lost in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs to Madison Academy by a score of 56-21.

       Hayden and Weaver have met a total of 2 times on the football field. The Wildcats have a 0-2-0 record against the Bearcats. They last met in with

       Hayden returns 5A All-State Senior athlete Leonard Johnson. He was named to the second team last season.

       College prospects include: Matthew Sanders (6-5, 252) offensive tackle,


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