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Hueytown Golden Gophers

Head Coach: Scott Mansell (third season)
Stadium: Hueytown High School Stadium
Career Record: 2 seasons, (7-13)
At Hueytown: 2 seasons, (7-13)
2016 Enrollment:  795
Rank:  62nd in the AHSAA, 30th in Class 6A

 History 
Overall Record:   464-419-32   (52.0%)
Last 25 years:   121-146   (45.0%)  (Rank: 239th in the AHSAA, 38th in Class 6A)
Since 2010:   40-28  (59.0%)  (Rank: 127th in the AHSAA, 22nd in Class 6A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2012
Last Region Championship:   2011
Last Winning Season:   2012
Last Losing Season:   2015

 2015 
Class:  6A              Region:   5
Record:  4-6
Region Record:   3-4, (fifth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  157 (15.7)
Defense:  243 (24.3)


 2016 
Class: 6A              Region:   5
Strength of Schedule: 51-58 (47%) (246th in the AHSAA, 47th in Class 6A)
Region Strength:  28-37 (43%)
Non-Region Strength:  23-21 (52%)

D1 Prospects
      Jamal Woods,  6-3,  240,  DE



 2015 Results 
 8/21  @ Bessemer City  (6A)   6-34   L  
 8/28  @ Spain Park  (7A)   0-31   L  
 9/4  vs. Minor  (6A)  *  7-38   L  
 9/11  @ John Carroll  (6A)  *  36-13   W  
 9/18  vs. Briarwood  (6A)  *  10-13   L  
 9/25  vs. Pleasant Grove  (5A)   27-20   W  
 10/2  @ Pelham  (6A)  *  21-15   W  
 10/12  vs. Jackson-Olin  (6A)  *  31-27   W  
 10/16  vs. Homewood  (6A)  *  16-45   L  
 10/23  vs. Walker   *  3-7   L  
 10/30   OPEN 


 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  vs. Center Point  (6A)       
 8/26  vs. Walker        
 9/2  @ John Carroll  (6A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Ramsay  (6A)  *      
 9/16  @ Shades Valley  (6A)  *      
 9/23  @ Pleasant Grove  (5A)       
 9/30   OPEN 
 10/7  vs. Parker  (6A)  *      
 10/15  @ Jackson-Olin  (6A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Homewood  (6A)  *      
 10/27  @ Oak Grove  (4A)       
 11/4  @ Gardendale        



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 


       Hueytown completed the 2015 season with a 4-6 record. Last year Hueytown just missed making the playoffs with a fifth place finish in Class 6A region five with a 3-4 region record.

       Hueytown was inconsistent offensively last year and that needs to pick up if the Golden Gophers want to be competitive. They only averaged 15.7 points a game.

       Since 2010, Hueytown has gone a combined 40-28. Their 59.0% winning percentage ranks 22nd in Class 6A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Hueytown has managed to compile a record of 121-146. Their 45.0% winning percentage ranks 38th in Class 6A and 239th in the AHSAA.

       The Golden Gophers are led by head coach Scott Mansell who is entering his third season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 7-13 over the past two seasons at Hueytown. The Golden Gophers have yet to reach the playoffs under his direction. They have not won a region crown with Coach Mansell.

       Coach Mansell's overall record as a head football coach in two season stands at 7-13 (35.0%).

       The Hueytown Golden Gophers will play in Class 6A region five during the 2016 season.

       The Golden Gophers will be in the mix for one of the last two playoff spots in region five this season. Hueytown has failed to qualify for the playoffs since 2012 but hope to return to the post season this year.

       The Golden Gophers open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Center Point on Friday, August 19 at Hueytown High School Stadium. Last year the Center Point Eagles finished with an overall record of 1-9 and in sixth place in Class 6A region six. The Eagles closed out the regular season with a loss to McAdory by a score of 35-10.

       Hueytown and Center Point have met a total of 16 times on the football field. The Golden Gophers have a 9-7-0 record against the Eagles. They last met in 1987 with Hueytown winning by a score of 25-16.

       College prospects include: Jamal Woods (6-3, 240) defensive end,

  


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Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.