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Hillcrest Patriots

Head Coach: Sam Adams (third season)
Stadium: Roy Johnson Jr. Stadium
Career Record: 2 seasons, (17-8)
At Hillcrest Tuscaloosa: 2 seasons, (17-8)
2016 Enrollment:  973
Rank:  41st in the AHSAA, 9th in Class 6A

Overall Record:   237-157   (60.0%)
Last 25 years:   155-125   (55.0%)  (Rank: 134th in the AHSAA, 23rd in Class 6A)
Since 2010:   50-21  (70.0%)  (Rank: 58th in the AHSAA, 12th in Class 6A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2011
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2013

Class:  6A              Region:   4
Record:  8-4
Region Record:   5-1, (second)
Playoff Record:   Second round loss to Opelika by a score of 48-0.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  311 (25.9)
Defense:  254 (21.2)

Class: 6A              Region:   4
Strength of Schedule: 59-51 (54%) (109th in the AHSAA, 21st in Class 6A)
Region Strength:  39-28 (58%)
Non-Region Strength:  20-23 (46%)

D1 Prospects
      Brian Robinson,  6-2,  216,  RB

 2015 Results 
 8/21  vs. Opelika  (6A)   20-34   L  
 8/28  @ Oak Mountain  (7A)   31-0   W  
 9/4  vs. Clay-Chalkville  (6A)   40-41   L  
 9/11  vs. Selma  (6A)  *  13-0   W  
 9/18  @ Bessemer City  (6A)  *  23-20   W (OT) 
 9/25  @ Tuscaloosa County  (7A)   35-7   W  
 10/2  vs. Northridge  (6A)  *  28-20   W  
 10/9  vs. McAdory  (6A)  *  14-35   L  
 10/16  @ Paul Bryant  (6A)  *  35-28   W  
 10/23  @ Brookwood  (6A)  *  36-6   W  
 10/29   OPEN 
 11/5  vs. Northview    36-15   W  
 11/13  @ Opelika    0-48   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/18   Demopolis  (5A)       
 8/26  vs. Oak Mountain  (7A)       
 9/2  @ Northridge  (6A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Bessemer City  (6A)  *      
 9/16  @ McAdory  (6A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Tuscaloosa County  (7A)       
 9/30  vs. Paul Bryant  (6A)  *      
 10/7   OPEN 
 10/14  vs. Brookwood  (6A)  *      
 10/21  @ Selma  (6A)  *      
 10/27  @ Thompson  (7A)       
 11/4  vs. Benjamin Russell        
 11/11  vs. Spanish Fort        

Class  6A Region  4
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Bessemer City (6A) 8-5347-221
Brookwood (6A) 1-998-282
Hillcrest Tuscaloosa (6A) 8-4311-254
McAdory (6A) 10-2413-193
Northridge (6A) 9-3320-243
Paul Bryant (6A) 6-4220-201
Selma (6A) 5-5171-199

 2016 Preview 

       Hillcrest completed the 2015 season with a 8-4 record. With their 5-1 region record and a second place finish in Class 6A region four, the Patriots earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Hillcrest reached the second round of the playoffs before falling to Opelika by a score of 48-0.

       Since 2010, Hillcrest has gone a combined 50-21. Their 70.0% winning percentage ranks 12th in Class 6A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Hillcrest has managed to compile a record of 155-125. Their 55.0% winning percentage ranks 23rd in Class 6A and 134th in the AHSAA.

       The Patriots are led by head coach Sam Adams who is entering his third season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 17-8 over the past two seasons at Hillcrest. Under his direction the Patriots have qualified for the playoffs a total of two times. They have not won a region crown with Coach Adams.

       Coach Adams' overall record as a head football coach in two season stands at 17-8 (68.0%).

       The Hillcrest Patriots will play in Class 6A region four during the 2016 season.

       The Patriots should be considered one of the favorites for the region four championship this season and a home game in the first round of the playoffs. The Patriots have successfully qualified for the playoffs every year since 2006 and expect to be included again when November rolls around.

       The Patriots open the 2016 season on a neutral field against non-region opponent Demopolis on Thursday, August 18 at Cramton Bowl. Last year the Demopolis Tigers finished with an overall record of 10-3 and in first place in Class 5A region four. The Tigers lost in the quarter-finals round of the Class 5A playoffs to St. Pauls by a score of 35-13.

       Hillcrest and Demopolis have met a total of 21 times on the football field. The Patriots have a 14-7-0 record against the Tigers. They last met in 2014 with Hillcrest winning by a score of 39-29.

       Hillcrest returns 6A All-State Senior running back Brian Robinson. He was named to the first team last season. The Patriots also return Senior defensive back Carson Williams. He was named to the honorable mention team.

       College prospects include: Brian Robinson (6-2, 216) running back,


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