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McKenzie Tigers

Head Coach: Tony Norris (second season)
Stadium: Williams-Vickery Field
Career Record: 1 season, (6-4)
At McKenzie: one season, (6-4)
2016 Enrollment:  93
Rank:  370th in the AHSAA, 46th in Class 1A

Overall Record:   356-368-19   (49.0%)
Last 25 years:   128-138   (48.0%)  (Rank: 203rd in the AHSAA, 28th in Class 1A)
Since 2010:   43-21  (67.0%)  (Rank: 75th in the AHSAA, 14th in Class 1A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2010
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2012

Class:  1A              Region:   2
Record:  6-4
Region Record:   4-2, (third)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Linden by a score of 38-28.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  349 (34.9)
Defense:  212 (21.2)

Class: 1A              Region:   2
Strength of Schedule: 42-65 (39%) (359th in the AHSAA, 47th in Class 1A)
Region Strength:  33-43 (43%)
Non-Region Strength:  9-22 (29%)

D1 Prospects
      Robert Shufford,  5-6,  148,  RB

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  @ Highland Home  (2A)   61-20   W  
 9/4  vs. Pleasant Home  (1A)  *  72-29   W  
 9/11  vs. Kinston  (1A)  *  34-6   W  
 9/18  @ Georgiana  (1A)  *  12-38   L  
 9/25  vs. Hillcrest Evergreen  (3A)   12-43   L  
 10/2  @ Red Level  (1A)  *  41-8   W  
 10/9  vs. Florala  (1A)  *  53-0   W  
 10/16  @ Brantley  (1A)  *  16-22   L  
 10/23  @ J.U. Blacksher  (1A)   20-8   W  
 10/30   OPEN 
 11/6  @ Linden    28-38   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  @ Ariton  (2A)       
 8/26  vs. Geneva  (3A)       
 9/2  @ Pleasant Home  (1A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Houston County  (1A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Florala  (1A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Barbour County  (2A)       
 9/30  @ Kinston  (1A)  *      
 10/7  @ Georgiana  (1A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Red Level  (1A)  *      
 10/21  @ Brantley  (1A)  *      
 10/28   OPEN 
 11/4  @ Sweet Water        

Class  1A Region  2
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Brantley (1A) 10-3452-257
Florala (1A) 2-7176-426
Georgiana (1A) 11-2500-152
Houston County (2A) 0-10119-451
Kinston (1A) 5-6210-263
McKenzie (1A) 6-4349-212
Pleasant Home (1A) 1-9186-418
Red Level (1A) 4-6233-269

 2016 Preview 

       McKenzie completed the 2015 season with a 6-4 record. With their 4-2 region record and a third place finish in Class 1A region two, the Tigers earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. McKenzie's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Linden by a score of 38-28.

       Since 2010, McKenzie has gone a combined 43-21. Their 67.0% winning percentage ranks 14th in Class 1A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, McKenzie has managed to compile a record of 128-138. Their 48.0% winning percentage ranks 28th in Class 1A and 203rd in the AHSAA.

       The Tigers are led by head coach Tony Norris who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 6-4 record in his first season at McKenzie. Under his direction the Tigers have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Norris.

       Coach Norris' overall record as a head football coach in one season stands at 6-4 (60.0%).

       The McKenzie Tigers will play in Class 1A region two during the 2016 season.

       The Tigers should be in contention for a playoff spot in region two this season. They will be looking to gain an advantage by hosting a first round postseason game.

       The Tigers open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Ariton on Friday, August 19 at Robert F. Zumstien Stadium. Last year the Ariton Purple Cats finished with an overall record of 5-6 and in fourth place in Class 2A region two. The Purple Cats lost in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs to Fayetteville by a score of 35-26.

       McKenzie and Ariton have met a total of 14 times on the football field. The Tigers have a 7-7-0 record against the Purple Cats. They last met in 2009 with McKenzie winning by a score of 42-0.

       McKenzie returns 1A All-State Senior defensive back Chris Shufford. He was named to the first team last season. The Tigers also return Senior punter William Brown. He was named to the honorable mention team.

       College prospects include: Robert Shufford (5-6, 148) running back,


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