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J.F. Shields Panthers

Head Coach: James Brooks (second season)
Stadium: Panther Field (The Pit)
Career Record: 1 season, (0-8)
At J.F. Shields: one season, (0-8)
2016 Enrollment:  60
Rank:  379th in the AHSAA, 55th in Class 1A

 History 
Overall Record:   166-241-3   (41.0%)
Last 25 years:   67-150   (31.0%)  (Rank: 342nd in the AHSAA, 51st in Class 1A)
Since 2010:   2-25  (7.0%)  (Rank: 380th in the AHSAA, 58th in Class 1A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2004
Last Region Championship:   2000
Last Winning Season:   2001
Last Losing Season:   2015

 2015 
Class:  1A              Region:   1
Record:  0-8
Region Record:   0-6, (seventh)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  26 (3.3)
Defense:  437 (54.6)    (Team record for points allowed in a season)


 2016 
Class: 1A              Region:   1
Strength of Schedule: 50-55 (48%) (226th in the AHSAA, 11th in Class 1A)
Region Strength:  36-39 (48%)
Non-Region Strength:  14-16 (47%)




 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28   OPEN 
 9/4  @ J.U. Blacksher  (1A)  *  0-76   L  
 9/11   OPEN 
 9/18  vs. Fruitdale  (1A)  *  0-64   L  
 9/25  vs. Red Level  (1A)   0-45   L  
 10/2  @ Chickasaw  (1A)  *  0-48   L  
 10/9  vs. Millry  (1A)  *  0-34   L  
 10/16  @ McIntosh  (1A)  *  0-52   L  
 10/23  vs. Marengo  (1A)  *  8-60   L  
 10/30  @ Florala  (1A)   18-58   L  


 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  vs. Monroe County  (4A)       
 8/26  vs. Autaugaville  (1A)       
 9/2  vs. McIntosh  (1A)  *      
 9/9  @ Millry  (1A)  *      
 9/16  @ Sweet Water  (1A)  *      
 9/23  @ Red Level  (1A)       
 9/30  vs. A.L. Johnson  (1A)  *      
 10/7  @ Marengo  (1A)  *      
 10/14  @ Fruitdale  (1A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Linden  (1A)  *      
 10/28   OPEN 



Class  1A Region  1
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
A.L. Johnson (1A) 3-7192-324
Fruitdale (1A) 3-7241-305
J.F. Shields (1A) 0-826-437
Linden (1A) 10-3399-235
Marengo (1A) 7-5370-354
McIntosh (1A) 1-7180-281
Millry (1A) 7-4368-343
Sweet Water (2A) 5-6256-293


 2016 Preview 


       J.F. Shields finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 0-8 record. Last year J.F. Shields finished seventh in Class 1A region one with a 0-6 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The defense allowed a team record 437 points last season. The Panthers have not qualified for the playoffs since the 2004 season and would love to end that streak this year. The Panthers last playoff victory came during the 2000 season. They would love to break through this year with a post season win.

       The offense struggled putting points on the score board as J.F. Shields averaged scoring just 3.3 points a game. The Panthers also struggled on the defensive side of the football as they found little success in stopping opposing offenses and allowed an average of 54.6 points a game.

       The Panthers would prefer to forget the past two seasons as they have finished with a 1-16 record. Since 2010, the J.F. Shields football program has struggled with a record of 2-25.

       Over the past 22 seasons, J.F. Shields has not won much with a record of 67-150. Their 31.0% winning percentage ranks 51st in Class 1A and 342nd in the AHSAA. Their last winning season was 2001.

       The Panthers are led by head coach James Brooks who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 0-8 record in his first season at J.F. Shields. The Panthers have yet to reach the playoffs under his direction. They have not won a region crown with Coach Brooks.

       The J.F. Shields Panthers will play in Class 1A region one during the 2016 season.

       The Panthers enter the 2016 season in the middle of a 16 game losing streak. They would like nothing better than to end the string of losses early in the season.

       This season, the Panthers will be a long shot for one of the four playoff spots in region one. After not winning a single game last year, the goal at J.F. Shields will be to simply win some games. J.F. Shields simply does not have the numbers to be competitive on the football field at this time. With just 60 students, the Panthers are one of the smallest schools playing the game and have little chance of being successful.

       The Panthers open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Monroe County on Friday, August 19 at Panther Field (The Pit). Last year the Monroe County Tigers finished with an overall record of 4-6 and in fifth place in Class 4A region one. The Tigers closed out the regular season with a loss to Flomaton by a score of 22-20.

       J.F. Shields and Monroe County have met a total of 32 times on the football field. The Panthers have a 4-28-0 record against the Tigers. They last met in 2010 with Monroe County winning by a score of 38-12.

  


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