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Minor Tigers

Head Coach: George Bates (third season)
Stadium: Minor Stadium
Career Record: 4 seasons, (27-19)
At Minor: 2 seasons, (15-9)
2016 Enrollment:  796
Rank:  61st in the AHSAA, 29th in Class 6A

Overall Record:   436-421-15   (51.0%)
Last 25 years:   152-125   (55.0%)  (Rank: 136th in the AHSAA, 24th in Class 6A)
Since 2010:   35-30  (54.0%)  (Rank: 156th in the AHSAA, 27th in Class 6A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2003
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2013

Class:  6A              Region:   5
Record:  8-5
Region Record:   5-2, (third)
Playoff Record:   Quarter-finals loss to Clay-Chalkville by a score of 50-14.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  390 (30.0)    (Team record for points scored in a season)
Defense:  314 (24.2)    (Team record for points allowed in a season)

College Signees lost to Graduation
      Cam Carter,   OL  [Murray State]

Class: 6A              Region:   6
Strength of Schedule: 75-35 (68%) (4th in the AHSAA, 1st in Class 6A)
Region Strength:  46-25 (65%)
Non-Region Strength:  29-10 (74%)

D1 Prospects
      Jaylond Adams,  5-10,  170,  RB
      Jacure Jackson,  6-4,  222,  QB

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  vs. Clay-Chalkville  (6A)   15-49   L  
 9/4  @ Hueytown  (6A)  *  38-7   W  
 9/11  vs. Walker   *  13-30   L  
 9/18  @ Jackson-Olin  (6A)  *  47-30   W  
 9/25  vs. Gardendale  (6A)   19-27   L  
 10/2  vs. Homewood  (6A)  *  15-20   L  
 10/9  vs. John Carroll  (6A)  *  76-6   W  
 10/16  @ Briarwood  (6A)  *  26-14   W  
 10/23  @ Pelham  (6A)  *  41-14   W  
 10/30  @ Pinson Valley  (6A)   26-16   W  
 11/6  @ Albertville    37-35   W  
 11/13  vs. Muscle Shoals    23-16   W  
 11/20  vs. Clay-Chalkville    14-50   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  vs. Greensboro  (4A)       
 8/26  @ Central Carrolton GA        
 9/2  vs. Pinson Valley  (6A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Center Point  (6A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Gardendale  (6A)  *      
 9/23   OPEN 
 9/30  @ Carver Birmingham  (6A)  *      
 10/6  @ Benjamin Russell  (6A)       
 10/14  vs. Clay-Chalkville  (6A)  *      
 10/21  @ Walker   *      
 10/27  vs. Spain Park  (7A)       
 11/4  vs. Homewood        
 11/11  @ Hartselle        
 11/18  vs. Ramsay        

Class  6A Region  6
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Carver Birmingham (5A) 5-5194-185
Center Point (6A) 1-968-327
Clay-Chalkville (6A) 14-1730-294
Gardendale (6A) 10-3514-312
Minor (6A) 8-5390-314
Pinson Valley (6A) 7-4236-230
Walker (6A) 9-3282-185

 2016 Preview 

       Minor completed the 2015 season with a 8-5 record. With their 5-2 region record and a third place finish in Class 6A region five, the Tigers earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Minor lost in the quarter-finals of the playoffs last season to a good Clay-Chalkville team by a score of 50-14.

       The Tigers won as many games as in any season since 2008. The 390 points scored by the Tigers last year were a team record in a single season. The defense allowed a team record 314 points last season.

       Since 2010, Minor has gone a combined 35-30. Their 54.0% winning percentage ranks 27th in Class 6A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Minor has managed to compile a record of 152-125. Their 55.0% winning percentage ranks 24th in Class 6A and 136th in the AHSAA.

       The Tigers are led by head coach George Bates who is entering his third season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 15-9 over the past two seasons at Minor. Under his direction the Tigers have qualified for the playoffs a total of two times. They have not won a region crown with Coach Bates.

       Coach Bates' overall record as a head football coach in four season stands at 27-19 (58.7%). Over the course of his career, Coach Bates' teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of three times .

       The Minor Tigers will play in Class 6A region six during the 2016 season. Following realignment, the Tigers remain in 6A but move from region five over to region six. The Tigers have one of the toughest schedules in Class 6A. Their opponents had a combined record of 75-35 last season. That ranks 1st in Class 6A and 4th in the AHSAA.

       Region six will be one of the most competitive regions in any classification this season. The Tigers will be in the mix for one of the last two playoff spots in region six this season.

      Wide receiver Jaylond Adams returns for his senior season after catching 71 passes for 1,022 yards and 9 touchdowns as a junior last year.

      Quarterback Jacure Jackson returns for his senior season after completing 59 of 104 for 755 yards and 3 touchdowns last season.

       The Tigers open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Greensboro on Friday, August 19 at Minor Stadium. Last year the Greensboro Raiders finished with an overall record of 5-6 and in fourth place in Class 3A region four. The Raiders lost in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs to Daleville by a score of 40-18.

       Minor and Greensboro have met a total of 2 times on the football field. The Tigers have a 2-0-0 record against the Raiders. They last met in with

       Minor returns 6A All-State Senior athlete Jaylond Adams. He was named to the second team last season.

       College prospects include: Jacure Jackson (6-4, 222) quarterback, Jaylond Adams (5-10, 170) running back,


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