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Lauderdale County Tigers

Head Coach: Jeff Mason (first season)
Stadium: Robert Earl Grisham Stadium
Career Record: 0 seasons, (0-0)
At Lauderdale County: First season
2016 Enrollment:  290
Rank:  218th in the AHSAA, 10th in Class 3A

Overall Record:   495-385-25   (56.0%)
Last 25 years:   177-112   (61.0%)  (Rank: 84th in the AHSAA, 9th in Class 3A)
Since 2010:   60-16  (79.0%)  (Rank: 18th in the AHSAA, 4th in Class 3A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2011
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2009

Class:  3A              Region:   8
Record:  9-4
Region Record:   6-1, (second)
Playoff Record:   Quarter-finals loss to Colbert County by a score of 39-20.
Final ASWA Poll:   10th
Scoring:  405 (31.2)
Defense:  166 (12.8)

Class: 3A              Region:   8
Strength of Schedule: 48-61 (44%) (292nd in the AHSAA, 43rd in Class 3A)
Region Strength:  25-50 (33%)
Non-Region Strength:  23-11 (68%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  @ Wilson  (4A)   7-0   W  
 9/4  vs. Colbert County  (3A)  *  16-6   W  
 9/11  @ Colbert Heights  (3A)  *  47-10   W  
 9/18  vs. Lexington  (3A)  *  42-6   W  
 9/25  vs. Brooks  (4A)   24-28   L  
 10/2  @ Sheffield  (3A)  *  52-14   W  
 10/9  vs. Madison Academy  (3A)  *  3-14   L  
 10/16  @ West Morgan  (3A)  *  42-14   W  
 10/23  vs. Clements  (3A)  *  61-0   W  
 10/30  @ Adamsville TN    21-28   L  
 11/5  vs. Walter Wellborn    22-7   W  
 11/13  @ New Hope    48-0   W  
 11/20  vs. Colbert County    20-39   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/18  @ Rogers  (4A)       
 8/26   OPEN 
 9/2  @ West Morgan  (3A)  *      
 9/9  @ East Lawrence  (3A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Clements  (3A)  *      
 9/23  @ Wilson  (4A)       
 9/30  vs. Lexington  (3A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Elkmont  (3A)  *      
 10/14  @ Colbert Heights  (3A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Colbert County  (3A)  *      
 10/28  vs. Brooks  (5A)       
 11/4  vs. Geraldine        
 11/11  vs. Ohatchee        

Class  3A Region  8
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Clements (3A) 1-9186-439
Colbert County (3A) 10-4424-261
Colbert Heights (3A) 4-6245-324
East Lawrence (4A) 2-8207-379
Elkmont (4A) 2-8173-383
Lauderdale County (3A) 9-4405-166
Lexington (3A) 6-5358-244
West Morgan (3A) 0-10146-475

 2016 Preview 

       Lauderdale County completed the 2015 season with a 9-4 record. With their 6-1 region record and a second place finish in Class 3A region eight, the Tigers earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Lauderdale County lost in the quarter-finals of the playoffs last season to a good Colbert County team by a score of 39-20.

       The Tigers lost as many games as in any season since 2009.

       The defense was very stingy last season as Lauderdale County ranked 23rd in the AHSAA. The defense allowed only 12.8 points a game.

       As one of the best football programs in the state since 2010, Lauderdale County has gone a combined 60-16. Their 79.0% winning percentage ranks 4th in Class 3A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Lauderdale County has managed to compile a record of 177-112. Their 61.0% winning percentage ranks 9th in Class 3A and 84th in the AHSAA. Their last losing season was 2009.

Bob Grisham stepped down as the head coach at Lauderdale County for family reasons following the 2015 season. He leaves the program after seven seasons with a 64-22 record.

His teams went 10-6 in the playoffs and won a region championship in 2011. His overall record as a head coach including a stint at Lexington stands at 117-76 in 17 years.

Jeff Mason takes over the football program at Lauderdale County. He is a 1984 graduate of the school. This will be his first head coaching job.

       The Lauderdale County Tigers will play in Class 3A region eight during the 2016 season.

       Overall, the region is among the weakest in the state. Qualifying for one of the playoffs spots could be a little easier. The Tigers should be considered one of the favorites for the region eight championship this season and a home game in the first round of the playoffs. The Tigers have successfully qualified for the playoffs every year since 2009 and expect to be included again when November rolls around.

       The Tigers open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Rogers on Friday, August 19 at Pirate Field. Last year the Rogers Pirates finished with an overall record of 6-4 and in fifth place in Class 4A region eight. The Pirates ended last season on a positive note with a win over Sheffield by a score of 34-14 after failing to gain a playoff spot.

       Lauderdale County and Rogers have met a total of 54 times on the football field. The Tigers have a 30-23-1 record against the Pirates. They last met in 2011 with Rogers winning by a score of 23-0.

       Lauderdale County returns 3A All-State Senior running back Jalyn Jones. He was named to the honorable mention team last season.


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