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Jemison Panthers

Head Coach: Van Clements (second season)
Stadium: Panther Stadium
Career Record: 1 season, (2-7)
At Jemison: one season, (2-7)
2016 Enrollment:  486
Rank:  119th in the AHSAA, 28th in Class 5A

Overall Record:   344-329-15   (51.0%)
Last 25 years:   155-118   (57.0%)  (Rank: 113rd in the AHSAA, 19th in Class 5A)
Since 2010:   31-32  (49.0%)  (Rank: 195th in the AHSAA, 25th in Class 5A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2013
Last Region Championship:   2000
Last Winning Season:   2013
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  5A              Region:   4
Record:  2-7
Region Record:   1-6, (seventh)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  104 (11.6)
Defense:  402 (44.7)    (Team record for points allowed in a season)

Class: 5A              Region:   3
Strength of Schedule: 52-56 (48%) (225th in the AHSAA, 39th in Class 5A)
Region Strength:  32-33 (49%)
Non-Region Strength:  20-23 (46%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21  @ Shelby County  (5A)   6-42   #Won  
 8/27  vs. Chilton County  (6A)   6-40   L  
 9/4  @ Dallas County  (5A)  *  6-34   L  
 9/11  vs. Demopolis  (5A)  *  0-70   L  
 9/18  vs. Calera  (5A)  *  0-34   L  
 9/25   OPEN 
 10/2  vs. Helena  (5A)  *  0-47   L  
 10/9  @ Sumter Central  (5A)  *  33-47   L  
 10/16  @ Central Tuscaloosa  (5A)  *  6-58   L  
 10/23  vs. Wilcox Central  (5A)  *  47-30   W  
 10/30   OPEN 

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  @ Bibb County  (4A)       
 8/25  @ Chilton County  (6A)       
 9/2  vs. Billingsley  (2A)       
 9/9  @ Sumter Central  (5A)  *      
 9/16  @ Central Tuscaloosa  (5A)  *      
 9/23   OPEN 
 9/30  vs. Marbury  (5A)  *      
 10/7  @ Calera  (5A)  *      
 10/13  vs. Dallas County  (5A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Demopolis  (5A)  *      
 10/28  vs. Shelby County  (5A)       
 11/4  @ Central Clay County        

Class  5A Region  3
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Calera (5A) 7-4347-254
Central Tuscaloosa (5A) 5-5276-192
Dallas County (5A) 6-5227-221
Demopolis (5A) 10-3463-179
Jemison (5A) 2-7104-402
Marbury (5A) 2-8218-486
Sumter Central (5A) 2-8147-343

 2016 Preview 

       Jemison finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 2-7 record. Last year Jemison finished seventh in Class 5A region four with a 1-6 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The Panthers lost as many games as in any season since 1997. The defense allowed a team record 402 points last season.

       The offense struggled putting points on the score board as Jemison averaged scoring just 11.6 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 44.7 points a game.

       Since 2010, Jemison has gone a combined 31-32. Their 49.0% winning percentage ranks 25th in Class 5A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Jemison has managed to compile a record of 155-118. Their 57.0% winning percentage ranks 19th in Class 5A and 113rd in the AHSAA.

       The Panthers are led by head coach Van Clements who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 2-7 record in his first season at Jemison. The Panthers have yet to reach the playoffs under his direction. They have not won a region crown with Coach Clements.

       Coach Clements' overall record as a head football coach in one season stands at 2-7 (22.2%).

       The Jemison Panthers will play in Class 5A region three during the 2016 season. Following realignment, the Panthers remain in 5A but move from region four over to region three.

       With a little luck and some improvement, the Panthers could find themselves challenging for one of the playoff spots for region three this season. Jemison missed the playoffs the past couple of seasons but hope to return to the post season in 2016.

       The Panthers open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Bibb County on Friday, August 19 at Choctaw Stadium. Last year the Bibb County Choctaws finished with an overall record of 7-4 and in first place in Class 4A region four. The Choctaws lost in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs to Straughn by a score of 7-6.

       Jemison and Bibb County have met a total of 35 times on the football field. The Panthers have a 10-23-2 record against the Choctaws. They last met in 2013 with Bibb County winning by a score of 26-19.


Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Murphy and Theodore battled through seven overtimes before the Panthers came out on top 33-26 in 1979.