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LaFayette Bulldogs

Head Coach: James Lucas (third season)
Stadium: Bulldog Stadium
Career Record: 6 seasons, (30-35)
At LaFayette: 2 seasons, (7-14)
2016 Enrollment:  189
Rank:  295th in the AHSAA, 27th in Class 2A

Overall Record:   376-458-25   (45.0%)
Last 25 years:   111-142   (44.0%)  (Rank: 244th in the AHSAA, 35th in Class 2A)
Since 2010:   22-40  (36.0%)  (Rank: 274th in the AHSAA, 43rd in Class 2A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2005
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2014

Class:  2A              Region:   5
Record:  6-5
Region Record:   3-3, (third)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Fyffe by a score of 50-15.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  356 (32.4)
Defense:  392 (35.6)

Class: 2A              Region:   5
Strength of Schedule: 51-59 (46%) (262nd in the AHSAA, 38th in Class 2A)
Region Strength:  32-43 (43%)
Non-Region Strength:  19-16 (54%)

D1 Prospects
      JaTarvious Whitlow,  5-11,  175,  ATH

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  @ Loachapoka  (1A)   39-22   W  
 9/4  vs. Reeltown  (2A)  *  40-34   W  
 9/11  @ Horseshoe Bend  (2A)  *  52-31   W  
 9/18  vs. Ranburne  (2A)  *  32-42   L  
 9/25  vs. Wadley  (1A)   22-20   W  
 10/2  @ Woodland  (2A)  *  44-21   W  
 10/9  vs. Randolph County  (2A)  *  12-49   L  
 10/16  @ Lanett  (2A)  *  14-38   L  
 10/23  @ Beulah  (3A)   52-22   W  
 10/29  vs. Saks  (4A)   34-63   L  
 11/5  @ Fyffe    15-50   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  vs. Dadeville  (4A)       
 8/26  @ Loachapoka  (1A)       
 9/2  @ Vincent  (2A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Fayetteville  (2A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Woodland  (2A)  *      
 9/23   OPEN 
 9/30  @ Horseshoe Bend  (2A)  *      
 10/7  @ Reeltown  (2A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Ranburne  (2A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Lanett  (2A)  *      
 10/27  @ Notasulga  (1A)       
 11/4  vs. Collinsville        
 11/11  vs. Sheffield        
 11/18  @ Fyffe        

Class  2A Region  5
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Fayetteville (2A) 9-3287-240
Horseshoe Bend (2A) 0-10181-380
LaFayette (2A) 6-5356-392
Lanett (2A) 5-5276-295
Ranburne (2A) 10-2427-217
Reeltown (2A) 6-5293-249
Vincent (2A) 0-1039-507
Woodland (2A) 2-8196-283

 2016 Preview 

       LaFayette completed the 2015 season with a 6-5 record. With their 3-3 region record and a third place finish in Class 2A region five, the Bulldogs earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. LaFayette's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Fyffe by a score of 50-15.

       It marked the first time since the 2011 season that the Bulldogs qualified for the playoffs. The Bulldogs last playoff victory came during the 2005 season. They would love to break through this year with a post season win. The Bulldogs hope to continue the success they had last season. Coach Lucas saw improvement as they won six games following a 1-9 record in 2014.

       LaFayette had a very good offense last year, scoring 32.4 points per game, but it couldn't keep up with a defense that gave up 35.6 points per game.

       Since 2010, LaFayette has gone a combined 22-40. Their 36.0% winning percentage ranks 43rd in Class 2A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, LaFayette has managed to compile a record of 111-142. Their 44.0% winning percentage ranks 35th in Class 2A and 244th in the AHSAA.

       The Bulldogs are led by head coach James Lucas who is entering his third season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 7-14 over the past two seasons at LaFayette. Under his direction the Bulldogs have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Lucas.

       Coach Lucas' overall record as a head football coach in six season stands at 30-35 (46.2%). Over the course of his career, Coach Lucas' teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of four times and won one region championship.

       The LaFayette Bulldogs will play in Class 2A region five during the 2016 season.

       It will be an uphill battle for the Bulldogs if they hope to grab one of the four playoff slots in region five this season. Unfortunately, LaFayette finds themselves in a very competitive region with other playoff quality teams. They may need to pull off an upset or two to have any shot at the postseason.

      Quarterback Jatarvious Whitlow returns for his senior season after completing 95 of 175 passes for 1,896 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior last season. He also rushed for 1,339 yards and another 15 scores.

      Running back Robert Houston returns for his junior season after rushing for 740 yards and 9 touchdowns last year.

       The Bulldogs open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Dadeville on Friday, August 19 at Bulldog Stadium. Last year the Dadeville Tigers finished with an overall record of 6-6 and in third place in Class 4A region three. The Tigers lost in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs to Andalusia by a score of 44-26.

       LaFayette and Dadeville have met a total of 51 times on the football field. The Bulldogs have a 18-31-2 record against the Tigers. They last met in 2009 with Dadeville winning by a score of 42-22.

       LaFayette returns 2A All-State Senior athlete JaTarvious Whitlow. He was named to the first team last season.

       College prospects include: JaTarvious Whitlow (5-11, 175) athlete,


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