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Luverne Tigers

Head Coach: Scott Rials (second season)
Stadium: Glenn Daniel Stadium
Career Record: 18 seasons, (130-74)
At Luverne: one season, (6-5)
2016 Enrollment:  192
Rank:  293rd in the AHSAA, 25th in Class 2A

Overall Record:   515-311-22   (62.0%)
Last 25 years:   208-101   (67.0%)  (Rank: 45th in the AHSAA, 5th in Class 2A)
Since 2010:   44-25  (64.0%)  (Rank: 100th in the AHSAA, 10th in Class 2A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2013
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2014

Class:  2A              Region:   3
Record:  6-5
Region Record:   5-2, (third)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Mobile Christian by a score of 43-19.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  293 (26.6)
Defense:  290 (26.4)    (Team record for points allowed in a season)

Class: 2A              Region:   3
Strength of Schedule: 55-57 (49%) (213rd in the AHSAA, 27th in Class 2A)
Region Strength:  30-37 (45%)
Non-Region Strength:  25-20 (56%)

 2015 Results 
 8/20  @ Opp  (3A)   27-44   L  
 8/27  vs. Brantley  (1A)   26-12   W  
 9/4  @ Goshen  (2A)  *  25-0   W  
 9/11  vs. Highland Home  (2A)  *  53-18   W  
 9/18  @ Central Hayneville  (2A)  *  33-0   W  
 9/25  vs. Pike County  (3A)   0-44   L  
 10/2  @ Calhoun  (2A)  *  56-8   W  
 10/9  vs. Elba  (2A)  *  13-46   L  
 10/16  @ Zion Chapel  (2A)  *  41-10   W  
 10/23  vs. New Brockton  (2A)  *  0-65   L  
 10/30   OPEN 
 11/6  @ Mobile Christian    19-43   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  vs. Highland Home  (1A)       
 9/2  @ St. Lukes  (2A)       
 9/9  vs. Goshen  (2A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Zion Chapel  (2A)  *      
 9/23  @ Brantley  (1A)       
 9/30  vs. Calhoun  (2A)  *      
 10/6  @ New Brockton  (2A)  *      
 10/14  @ Elba  (2A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Central Hayneville  (2A)  *      
 10/28  vs. Flomaton  (3A)       
 11/4  @ Aliceville        

Class  2A Region  3
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Calhoun (2A) 0-10118-485
Central Hayneville (2A) 1-972-406
Elba (2A) 14-1674-169
Goshen (2A) 4-7233-309
Luverne (2A) 6-5293-290
New Brockton (2A) 9-2464-115
Zion Chapel (2A) 2-8151-435

 2016 Preview 

       Luverne completed the 2015 season with a 6-5 record. With their 5-2 region record and a third place finish in Class 2A region three, the Tigers earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Luverne's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Mobile Christian by a score of 43-19.

       The defense allowed a team record 290 points last season.

       Since 2010, Luverne has gone a combined 44-25. Their 64.0% winning percentage ranks 10th in Class 2A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Luverne has gone a combined 208-101. Their 67.0% winning percentage ranks 5th in Class 2A and 45th in the AHSAA. The Tigers have been successful on the football field with twenty-one winning seasons during this time.

       The Tigers are led by head coach Scott Rials who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 6-5 record in his first season at Luverne. The Tigers saw improvement from a 5-6 record the season before coach Rials arrived. Under his direction the Tigers have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Rials.

       Coach Rials' overall record as a head football coach in eighteen season stands at 130-74 (63.7%). His 130 wins rank 34th among active coaches in the AHSAA. Over the course of his career, Coach Rials' teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of thirteen times and won four region championships. Coach Rials won a state championship at Elba in 2011.

       The Luverne Tigers will play in Class 2A region three during the 2016 season.

       The Tigers should be in contention for a playoff spot in region three this season. They will be looking to gain an advantage by hosting a first round postseason game. They have reached the playoffs every year since 1982 and will once again be in the hunt for a spot in 2016.

      The Tigers hope to extend their consecutive playoff appearances streak to 34 seasons in 2016.

       The Tigers open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Highland Home on Friday, August 26 at Glenn Daniel Stadium. Last year the Highland Home Flying Squadron finished with an overall record of 3-7 and in fifth place in Class 2A region three. The Flying Squadron closed out the regular season with a loss to Georgiana by a score of 42-8.

       Luverne and Highland Home have met a total of 83 times on the football field. The Tigers have a 65-15-3 record against the Flying Squadron. They last met in 2015 with Luverne winning by a score of 53-18.

       Luverne returns 2A All-State Junior offensive lineman Tyler Harris. He was named to the first team last season.


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