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Ramsay Rams

Head Coach: Reuben Nelson (fifth season)
Stadium: Lawson Field
Career Record: 10 seasons, (60-51)
At Ramsay: 4 seasons, (20-23)
2016 Enrollment:  636
Rank:  83rd in the AHSAA, 51st in Class 6A

Overall Record:   248-209-25   (54.0%)
Last 25 years:   20-23   (46.0%)  (Rank: 223rd in the AHSAA, 37th in Class 6A)
Since 2010:   20-23  (46.0%)  (Rank: 222nd in the AHSAA, 41st in Class 6A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   Never
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2013

Class:  5A              Region:   5
Record:  7-4
Region Record:   4-3, (fourth)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Guntersville by a score of 14-6.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  339 (30.8)
Defense:  134 (12.2)

College Signees lost to Graduation
      Joshua Carter,   DB  [Samford]

Class: 6A              Region:   5
Strength of Schedule: 41-54 (43%) (309th in the AHSAA, 56th in Class 6A)
Region Strength:  25-39 (39%)
Non-Region Strength:  16-15 (52%)

D1 Prospects
      Cardell Jones,  6-3,  200,  OLB
      Austin Brundidge,  5-10,  200,  S
      Justin Whisenhunt,  6-1,  210,  OLB
      Jonathan Bishop,  6-2,  317,  OG
      Jalen Gladney,  6-0,  285,  DT
      Matthew Kenty,  6-2,  219,  OLB

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  @ Jackson-Olin  (6A)   21-0   W  
 9/4  @ Pleasant Grove  (5A)  *  35-42   L  
 9/11  vs. Dora  (5A)  *  61-7   W  
 9/17  @ Wenonah  (5A)  *  7-8   L  
 9/24  @ Tarrant  (2A)   50-6   W  
 10/1  vs. Parker  (5A)  *  0-21   L  
 10/9  @ Carver Birmingham  (5A)  *  40-7   W  
 10/15  vs. Fairfield  (5A)  *  34-7   W  
 10/22  vs. Corner  (5A)  *  42-14   W  
 10/29  vs. Woodlawn  (6A)   43-8   W  
 11/6  @ Guntersville    6-14   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  vs. Pinson Valley  (6A)       
 9/2  @ Shades Valley  (6A)  *      
 9/9  @ Hueytown  (6A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Parker  (6A)  *      
 9/23  @ Grayson GA        
 10/1  @ Jackson-Olin  (6A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Homewood  (6A)  *      
 10/14  vs. John Carroll  (6A)  *      
 10/20  @ Smiths Station  (7A)       
 10/28  @ Mountain Brook  (7A)       
 11/4  vs. Clay-Chalkville        
 11/11  vs. Decatur        
 11/18  @ Minor        
 11/25  vs. Austin        
 12/1   Opelika        

Class  6A Region  5
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Homewood (6A) 9-3379-195
Hueytown (6A) 4-6157-243
Jackson-Olin (6A) 3-7163-215
John Carroll (6A) 0-10106-403
Parker (5A) 7-5331-185
Ramsay (5A) 7-4339-134
Shades Valley (6A) 2-8216-301

 2016 Preview 

       Ramsay completed the 2015 season with a 7-4 record. With their 4-3 region record and a fourth place finish in Class 5A region five, the Rams earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Ramsay's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Guntersville by a score of 14-6.

       The defense was very stingy last season as Ramsay ranked 20th in the AHSAA. The defense allowed only 12.2 points a game.


       Ramsay is a relatively new football program having fielded a team only four seasons. They have managed a record of 20-23 over the past four years.

       The Rams are led by head coach Reuben Nelson who is entering his fifth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 20-23 over the past four seasons at Ramsay. Under his direction the Rams have qualified for the playoffs a total of two times. They have not won a region crown with Coach Nelson.

       Coach Nelson's overall record as a head football coach in ten season stands at 60-51 (54.1%). Over the course of his career, Coach Nelson's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of seven times and won two region championships.

       The Ramsay Rams will play in Class 6A region five during the 2016 season. The Rams move up in classification to Class 6A. They may find the going slightly tougher with the move.

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

       The Rams open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Pinson Valley on Friday, August 26 at Lawson Field. Last year the Pinson Valley Indians finished with an overall record of 7-4 and in third place in Class 6A region six. The Indians lost in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs to Austin by a score of 35-7.

       Ramsay and Pinson Valley have met a total of 5 times on the football field. The Rams have a 1-4-0 record against the Indians. They last met in with

       College prospects include: Austin Brundidge (5-10, 200) safety, Cardell Jones (6-3, 200) outside linebacker, Jalen Gladney (6-0, 285) defensive tackle, Jonathan Bishop (6-2, 317) offensive guard, Justin Whisenhunt (6-1, 210) outside linebacker, Matthew Kenty (6-2, 219) outside linebacker,


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