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Oakman Wildcats

Head Coach: Mark Hastings (eighth season)
Stadium: Hosea Collins Field
Career Record: 17 seasons, (99-82)
At Oakman: 7 seasons, (50-30)
2016 Enrollment:  293
Rank:  214th in the AHSAA, 6th in Class 3A

 History 
Overall Record:   422-409-36   (51.0%)
Last 25 years:   136-133   (51.0%)  (Rank: 178th in the AHSAA, 29th in Class 3A)
Since 2010:   49-21  (70.0%)  (Rank: 52nd in the AHSAA, 6th in Class 3A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2014
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2010

 2015 
Class:  3A              Region:   5
Record:  8-4
Region Record:   4-2, (second)
Playoff Record:   Second round loss to Piedmont by a score of 64-22.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  345 (28.8)
Defense:  287 (23.9)


 2016 
Class: 3A              Region:   4
Strength of Schedule: 65-48 (58%) (61st in the AHSAA, 10th in Class 3A)
Region Strength:  39-28 (58%)
Non-Region Strength:  26-20 (56%)




 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  @ South Lamar  (1A)   20-19   W  
 9/4  @ Holly Pond  (3A)  *  46-21   W  
 9/11  vs. Susan Moore  (3A)  *  40-14   W  
 9/18  @ Winston County  (3A)  *  19-7   W  
 9/25  vs. Cordova  (4A)   14-28   L  
 10/2  vs. Vinemont  (3A)  *  35-0   W  
 10/9  @ Hanceville  (3A)  *  40-50   L  
 10/16  vs. Winfield  (3A)  *  6-39   L  
 10/23  @ Curry  (4A)   34-12   W  
 10/29  vs. Berry Fayette  (1A)   32-14   W  
 Playoffs 
 11/5  vs. Plainview    37-19   W  
 11/13  @ Piedmont    22-64   L  


 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  @ Lamar County  (2A)       
 9/2  vs. Midfield  (3A)  *      
 9/9  @ Greene County  (3A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Pickens County  (1A)       
 9/23  @ Cordova  (4A)       
 9/30  @ Gordo  (3A)  *      
 10/7  @ Montevallo  (3A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Carbon Hill  (3A)  *      
 10/21  vs. American Christian  (3A)  *      
 10/28  vs. Corner  (5A)       
 11/4  @ Montgomery Academy        
 11/11  @ Hillcrest Evergreen        
 11/18  vs. 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 


       Oakman completed the 2015 season with a 8-4 record. With their 4-2 region record and a second place finish in Class 3A region five, the Wildcats earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Oakman reached the second round of the playoffs before falling to Piedmont by a score of 64-22.

       Since 2010, Oakman has gone a combined 49-21. Their 70.0% winning percentage ranks 6th in Class 3A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Oakman has managed to compile a record of 136-133. Their 51.0% winning percentage ranks 29th in Class 3A and 178th in the AHSAA. Their last losing season was 2010.

       The Wildcats are led by head coach Mark Hastings who is entering his eighth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 50-30 over the past seven seasons at Oakman. Under his direction the Wildcats have qualified for the playoffs a total of five times. They have won two region crowns with Coach Hastings.

       Coach Hastings' overall record as a head football coach in seventeen season stands at 99-82 (54.7%). Over the course of his career, Coach Hastings' teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of ten times and won two region championships.

       Coach Hastings can top the 100 win milestone early in the season with just one more victory.

       The Oakman Wildcats will play in Class 3A region four during the 2016 season. Following realignment, the Wildcats remain in 3A but move from region five over to region four.

       With a little luck and some improvement, the Wildcats could find themselves challenging for one of the playoff spots for region four this season. Unfortunately, Oakman finds themselves in a very competitive region with other playoff quality teams. They may need to pull off an upset or two to have any shot at the postseason.

      Running back Garrett Martin returns for his senior season after rushing for 1,239 yards and 9 touchdowns as a junior last season.

      The Wildcats also return junior quarterback Seth Key who ran for 682 yards and scored 12 touchdowns. He also threw for 527 yards and another 3 touchdowns in 2015.

       The Wildcats open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Lamar County on Friday, August 26 at George Bell Stadium. Last year the Lamar County Bulldogs finished with an overall record of 3-7 and in sixth place in Class 3A region four. The Bulldogs closed out the regular season with a loss to Winfield by a score of 62-3.

       Oakman and Lamar County have met a total of 10 times on the football field. The Wildcats have a 4-6-0 record against the Bulldogs. They last met in 2013 with Lamar County winning by a score of 28-19.

  


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