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Holt Ironmen

Head Coach: Bruce Jackson (first season)
Stadium: Woody Clements Field
Career Record: 6 seasons, (27-35)
At Holt: First season
2016 Enrollment:  318
Rank:  195th in the AHSAA, 45th in Class 4A

Overall Record:   435-418-21   (51.0%)
Last 25 years:   95-164   (37.0%)  (Rank: 302nd in the AHSAA, 48th in Class 4A)
Since 2010:   10-50  (17.0%)  (Rank: 365th in the AHSAA, 58th in Class 4A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2004
Last Region Championship:   1998
Last Winning Season:   1998
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  4A              Region:   4
Record:  2-8
Region Record:   0-6, (seventh)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  212 (21.2)
Defense:  376 (37.6)

Class: 4A              Region:   4
Strength of Schedule: 50-55 (48%) (229th in the AHSAA, 41st in Class 4A)
Region Strength:  36-37 (49%)
Non-Region Strength:  14-18 (44%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21  vs. Sumter Central  (5A)   32-6   W  
 8/28  vs. McAdory  (6A)   16-41   L  
 9/4  @ Bibb County  (4A)  *  20-45   L  
 9/11  @ Montevallo  (4A)  *  18-50   L  
 9/18  @ Northside  (4A)  *  6-40   L  
 9/25   OPEN 
 10/2  vs. Oak Grove  (4A)  *  34-63   L  
 10/9  @ Hale County  (3A)   36-53   L  
 10/16  @ Sipsey Valley  (4A)  *  22-30   L  
 10/23  vs. West Blocton  (4A)  *  14-35   L  
 10/29  @ Brookwood  (6A)   14-13   W  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  vs. Shelby County  (5A)       
 9/2  vs. Oak Grove  (4A)  *      
 9/9  @ Sipsey Valley  (4A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Hale County  (4A)  *      
 9/23  @ American Christian  (3A)       
 9/30  @ Greensboro  (4A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Bibb County  (4A)  *      
 10/14  @ Northside  (4A)  *      
 10/21  vs. West Blocton  (4A)  *      
 10/27  vs. Brookwood  (6A)       

Class  4A Region  4
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Bibb County (4A) 7-4298-252
Greensboro (3A) 5-6308-268
Hale County (3A) 5-5240-288
Holt (4A) 2-8212-376
Northside (4A) 7-3250-115
Oak Grove (4A) 5-5215-245
Sipsey Valley (4A) 2-8135-243
West Blocton (4A) 5-6237-329

 2016 Preview 

       Holt finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 2-8 record. Last year Holt finished seventh in Class 4A region four with a 0-6 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The Ironmen have not qualified for the playoffs since the 2004 season and would love to end that streak this year. The Ironmen last playoff victory came during the 1998 season. They would love to break through this year with a post season win.

       Holt struggled on the defensive side of the football last year. The defense found little success in stopping opposing offenses as they gave up an average of 37.6 points a game.

       The Ironmen would prefer to forget the past two seasons as they have finished with a 4-16 record. Since 2010, the Holt football program has struggled with a record of 10-50.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Holt has managed to compile a record of 95-164. Their 37.0% winning percentage ranks 48th in Class 4A and 302nd in the AHSAA. Their last winning season was 1998.

In his only seasons as head football coach at Holt, Jonathan Beverly led the Ironmen to a 2-8 record. He leaves to accept the head coaching job at Childersburg.

Bruce Jackson will be the latest head football coach at Holt. Jackson was the head coach at Greene County from 2008-2013 with a record of 27-35. He was the defensive coordinator for Central Tuscaloosa in 2007 when the Falcons won the Class 4A state championship. Jackson coached defensive backs at Stillman College from 2003-2006. He was the defensice coordinator at Stillman the past two seasons.

       Coach Jackson's overall record as a head football coach in six season stands at 27-35 (43.5%). Over the course of his career, Coach Jackson's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of two times .

       The Holt Ironmen will play in Class 4A region four during the 2016 season.

       This season, the Ironmen will be a long shot for one of the four playoff spots in region four.

       The Ironmen open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Shelby County on Friday, August 26 at Woody Clements Field. Last year the Shelby County Wildcats finished with an overall record of 3-7 and in fifth place in Class 5A region three. The Wildcats ended last season on a positive note with a win over Tarrant by a score of 52-14 after failing to gain a playoff spot.

       Holt and Shelby County have met a total of 2 times on the football field. The Ironmen have a 0-2-0 record against the Wildcats. They last met in with


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