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Homewood Patriots

Head Coach: Ben Berguson (third season)
Stadium: Waldrop Stadium
Career Record: 3 seasons, (24-12)
At Homewood: 2 seasons, (18-6)
2016 Enrollment:  847
Rank:  53rd in the AHSAA, 21st in Class 6A

Overall Record:   334-181-2   (65.0%)
Last 25 years:   225-82   (73.0%)  (Rank: 16th in the AHSAA, 3rd in Class 6A)
Since 2010:   47-20  (70.0%)  (Rank: 57th in the AHSAA, 11th in Class 6A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2014
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2008

Class:  6A              Region:   5
Record:  9-3
Region Record:   6-1, (second)
Playoff Record:   Second round loss to Clay-Chalkville by a score of 40-39.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  379 (31.6)
Defense:  195 (16.3)

College Signees lost to Graduation
      Griffin Gentry,   DL  [South Carolina]
      Derrick Underwood,   RB  [West Alabama]

Class: 6A              Region:   5
Strength of Schedule: 48-59 (45%) (280th in the AHSAA, 52nd in Class 6A)
Region Strength:  23-40 (36%)
Non-Region Strength:  25-19 (57%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21  vs. Decatur  (6A)   28-15   W  
 8/28  vs. Vestavia Hills  (7A)   7-41   L  
 9/4  vs. Pelham  (6A)  *  54-20   W  
 9/11  @ Briarwood  (6A)  *  27-0   W  
 9/18  vs. John Carroll  (6A)  *  35-0   W  
 9/25   OPEN 
 10/2  @ Minor  (6A)  *  20-15   W  
 10/9  @ Walker   *  14-17   L  
 10/16  vs. Hueytown  (6A)  *  45-16   W  
 10/22  @ Jackson-Olin  (6A)  *  27-3   W  
 10/30  @ Tuscaloosa County  (7A)   34-14   W  
 11/6  vs. Lee Huntsville    49-14   W  
 11/13  @ Clay-Chalkville    39-40   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/18   Pelham  (6A)       
 8/26  @ Vestavia Hills  (7A)       
 9/2  vs. Parker  (6A)  *      
 9/9  @ Jackson-Olin  (6A)  *      
 9/16  @ Helena  (6A)       
 9/23   OPEN 
 9/30  vs. John Carroll  (6A)  *      
 10/7  @ Ramsay  (6A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Shades Valley  (6A)  *      
 10/21  @ Hueytown  (6A)  *      
 10/28  vs. Paul Bryant  (6A)       
 11/4  @ Minor        

Class  6A Region  5
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Homewood (6A) 9-3379-195
Hueytown (6A) 4-6157-243
Jackson-Olin (6A) 3-7163-215
John Carroll (6A) 0-10106-403
Parker (5A) 7-5331-185
Ramsay (5A) 7-4339-134
Shades Valley (6A) 2-8216-301

 2016 Preview 

       Homewood completed the 2015 season with a 9-3 record. With their 6-1 region record and a second place finish in Class 6A region five, the Patriots earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Homewood reached the second round of the playoffs before falling to Clay-Chalkville by a score of 40-39.

       Since 2010, Homewood has gone a combined 47-20. Their 70.0% winning percentage ranks 11th in Class 6A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Homewood has gone a combined 225-82. Their 73.0% winning percentage ranks 3rd in Class 6A and 16th in the AHSAA. The Patriots have been successful on the football field with twenty-two winning seasons during this time. Their last losing season was 2008.

       The Patriots are led by head coach Ben Berguson who is entering his third season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 18-6 over the past two seasons at Homewood. Under his direction the Patriots have qualified for the playoffs a total of two times. They have won one region crown with Coach Berguson.

       Coach Berguson's overall record as a head football coach in three season stands at 24-12 (66.7%). Over the course of his career, Coach Berguson's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of three times and won one region championship.

       The Homewood Patriots will play in Class 6A region five during the 2016 season.

       The Patriots should be considered one of the favorites for the region five championship this season and a home game in the first round of the playoffs.

      Running back Derrick Underwood returns for his senior season after rushing for 1,195 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior last season.

       The Patriots open the 2016 season on a neutral field against non-region opponent Pelham on Thursday, August 18 at Samford. Last year the Pelham Panthers finished with an overall record of 1-9 and in seventh place in Class 6A region five. The Panthers closed out the regular season with a loss to Gardendale by a score of 61-12.

       Homewood and Pelham have met a total of 20 times on the football field. The Patriots have a 14-6-0 record against the Panthers. They last met in 2015 with Homewood winning by a score of 54-20.


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