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Pickens Academy Pirates

Head Coach: Wade Goodman (first season)
Stadium: Billy McGee Stadium
Career Record: 0 seasons, (0-0)
At Pickens Academy: First season

 History 
Overall Record:   337-176-3   (66.0%)
Last 25 years:   197-90   (69.0%)  (Rank: 3 in the AISA)
Since 2010:   37-31  (54.0%)  (Rank: 14 in the AISA)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2012
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2014

 2015 
Class:  AA              Region:   1
Record:  6-6
Region Record:   2-2, (third)
Playoff Record:   Semi-finals loss to Marengo Academy by the score of 48-7.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  337 (28.1)
Defense:  303 (25.3)


 2016 
Class: AA              Region:   2
Strength of Schedule: 46-52 (47%) (24th in the AISA, 5th in Class AA)
Region Strength:  29-19 (60%)
Non-Region Strength:  17-33 (34%)




 2015 Results 
 8/21  vs. Bens Ford LA    42-12   W  
 8/28  vs. Patrician Academy  (A)   0-8   L  
 9/4  @ Tuscaloosa Academy  (AAA)   7-38   L  
 9/11  vs. Clarke Prep  (AA)  *  21-28   L  
 9/18  @ Southern Academy  (A)   53-0   W  
 9/25   OPEN 
 10/2  vs. Marengo Academy  (AA)  *  14-46   L  
 10/9  @ Bessemer Academy  (AAA)   13-48   L  
 10/16  @ Russell Christian  (AA)  *  44-18   W  
 10/23  vs. Wilcox Academy  (AA)  *  41-16   W  
 10/30  vs. Sumter Academy  (A)   54-10   W  
 Playoffs 
 11/6  @ Springwood    41-31   W  
 11/13  @ Marengo Academy    7-48   L  


 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  vs. North River Christian  (A)       
 9/2  @ Patrician Academy  (A)       
 9/9  vs. Escambia Academy  (AA)  *      
 9/16  @ Autauga Academy  (AA)  *      
 9/23  @ Coosa Valley Academy  (AA)       
 9/30  @ Newton MS        
 10/7  vs. Southern Academy  (A)       
 10/14  vs. Jackson Academy  (AA)  *      
 10/21  @ Clarke Prep  (AA)  *      
 10/28  vs. Kingwood Christian  (AA)       



Class  AA Region  2
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Autauga Academy (AISA-AAA) 7-5350-330
Clarke Prep (AISA-AA) 8-4362-293
Escambia Academy (AISA-AAA) 7-5347-192
Jackson Academy (AISA-A) 7-5388-280
Pickens Academy (AISA-AA) 6-6337-303


 2016 Preview 


       Pickens Academy completed the 2015 season with a 6-6 record. With their 2-2 region record and a third place finish in Class AA region one, the Pirates earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Last year Pickens Academy reached the semi-finals before falling to a very good Marengo Academy team by the score of 48-7.

       Since 2010, Pickens Academy has gone a combined 37-31. Their 54.0% winning percentage ranks 4th in Class AA over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Pickens Academy has gone a combined 197-90. Their 69.0% winning percentage ranks 1st in Class AA and 3rd in the AISA. The Pirates have been successful on the football field with twenty-two winning seasons during this time.

Josh Thacker stepped down as the head football coach of Pickens Academy in April after three seasons with the program. His teams compiled an 18-16 record at the private school.


Wade Goodman has been named as the head football coach at Pickens Academy. He has served a variety of positions with the sports program at Pickens.



       The Pickens Academy Pirates will play in Class AA region two during the 2016 season. Following realignment, the Pirates remain in AA but move from region one over to region two.

       The Pirates will be in the mix for one of the last two playoff spots in region two this season.

       The Pirates open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent North River Christian on Friday, August 26 at Billy McGee Stadium. Last year the North River Christian Chargers finished with an overall record of 6-3 and in place in Class 8 Man region twenty-two. The Chargers ended last season on a positive note with a win over Ezekiel Academy by a score of 58-56 after failing to gain a playoff spot.

       Pickens Academy and North River Christian have met a total of 2 times on the football field. The Pirates have a 2-0-0 record against the Chargers. They last met in with

  


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