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Montevallo Bulldogs

Head Coach: Brandon Wilcox (first season)
Stadium: Theron Fisher Stadium
Career Record: 2 seasons, (10-14)
At Montevallo: First season
2016 Enrollment:  294
Rank:  213rd in the AHSAA, 5th in Class 3A

Overall Record:   309-380-13   (45.0%)
Last 25 years:   118-142   (45.0%)  (Rank: 240th in the AHSAA, 35th in Class 3A)
Since 2010:   20-42  (32.0%)  (Rank: 294th in the AHSAA, 44th in Class 3A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   1995
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2014

Class:  4A              Region:   4
Record:  9-3
Region Record:   5-1, (second)
Playoff Record:   Second round loss to Leeds by a score of 62-7.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  400 (33.3)
Defense:  229 (19.1)

College Signees lost to Graduation
      Undraez Lilly,   ATH  [West Alabama]

Class: 3A              Region:   4
Strength of Schedule: 59-51 (54%) (112nd in the AHSAA, 23rd in Class 3A)
Region Strength:  38-29 (57%)
Non-Region Strength:  21-22 (49%)

D1 Prospects
      Zac Oden,  6-2,  185,  QB
      TreShawn Brown,  5-11,  170,  S

 2015 Results 
 8/21  @ Locust Fork  (4A)   28-27   W  
 8/28  vs. Francis Marion  (2A)   37-12   W  
 9/4  vs. Oak Grove  (4A)  *  48-7   W  
 9/11  @ Holt  (4A)  *  50-18   W  
 9/18  vs. Sipsey Valley  (4A)  *  21-0   W  
 9/25  @ Ashville  (3A)   58-0   W  
 10/2  @ West Blocton  (4A)  *  52-28   W  
 10/9  vs. Bibb County  (4A)  *  21-24   L  
 10/16   OPEN 
 10/23  @ Northside  (4A)  *  23-0   W  
 10/29  @ Billingsley  (1A)   34-44   L  
 11/5  vs. St. James    21-7   W  
 11/13  @ Leeds    7-62   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  vs. West Blocton  (4A)       
 9/2  vs. American Christian  (3A)  *      
 9/9  @ B.B. Comer  (3A)       
 9/16  vs. Midfield  (3A)  *      
 9/23  @ Bibb County  (4A)       
 9/30  @ Greene County  (3A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Oakman  (3A)  *      
 10/14  @ Gordo  (3A)  *      
 10/21  @ Carbon Hill  (3A)  *      
 10/27  vs. Fultondale  (3A)       
 11/4  vs. Southside Selma        
 11/11  @ Mobile Christian        

Class  3A Region  4
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
American Christian (3A) 10-2496-181
Carbon Hill (4A) 1-9125-363
Gordo (3A) 12-1541-197
Greene County (3A) 1-9168-373
Midfield (3A) 6-4265-200
Montevallo (4A) 9-3400-229
Oakman (3A) 8-4345-287

 2016 Preview 

       Montevallo completed the 2015 season with a 9-3 record. With their 5-1 region record and a second place finish in Class 4A region four, the Bulldogs earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Montevallo reached the second round of the playoffs before falling to Leeds by a score of 62-7.

       The Bulldogs improved in 2015 with their first winning season since 2008. The Bulldogs won as many games as in any season since 1998. It marked the first time since the 2011 season that the Bulldogs qualified for the playoffs. The Bulldogs hope to continue the success they had last season. Coach Wilcox saw improvement as they won nine games following a 1-9 record in 2014.

       Since 2010, Montevallo has gone a combined 20-42. Their 32.0% winning percentage ranks 44th in Class 3A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Montevallo has managed to compile a record of 118-142. Their 45.0% winning percentage ranks 35th in Class 3A and 240th in the AHSAA.

Andrew Zow stepped down from the head coaching position at Montevallo in January to accept the same position at Calera.

The former Crimson Tide quarterback led Montevallo to the second round of the playoffs in 2015 before losing to eventual state champions Leeds. His teams at Montevallo finished a combined 13-29 in four seasons.

Brandon Wilcox moves from Marion County to Montevallo after only two seasons at the school with a 10-14 record. His first team went 8-6 and lost in the semi-finals of the playoffs.

The 32 year old coach is a graduate of T.R. Miller and North Alabama.

Following college, Wilcox held coaching positions at Verbena High School (defensive coordinator, head strength and conditioning coach), Carroll High School (linebacker, head strength and conditioning coach), Dale County High School (offensive line, linebacker, head strength and conditioning coach and assistant head coach) and Enterprise as the linebackers coach prior to accepting the head coaching position at Marion County in 2014.

       Coach Wilcox's overall record as a head football coach in two season stands at 10-14 (41.7%). Over the course of his career, Coach Wilcox's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of one time .

       The Montevallo Bulldogs will play in Class 3A region four during the 2016 season. The Bulldogs may find the schedule slightly easier this season with the move down in classification from Class 4A to 3A. They will compete in region four this year.

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

      Wide Receiver Ahmad Edwards returns after catching 41 passes for 791 yards last year. He also added nine interceptions while playing defense.

       The Bulldogs open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent West Blocton on Friday, August 26 at Theron Fisher Stadium. Last year the West Blocton Tigers finished with an overall record of 5-6 and in fourth place in Class 4A region four. The Tigers lost in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs to Andalusia by a score of 48-0.

       Montevallo and West Blocton have met a total of 63 times on the football field. The Bulldogs have a 30-31-2 record against the Tigers. They last met in 2015 with Montevallo winning by a score of 52-28.

       Montevallo returns 4A All-State Junior receiver Ahmad Edwards. He was named to the second team last season. The Bulldogs also return Senior defensive back TreShawn Brown. He was named to the first team. The Bulldogs also return Senior quarterback Zac Oden. He was named to the honorable mention team.

       College prospects include: TreShawn Brown (5-11, 170) safety, Zac Oden (6-2, 185) quarterback,


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