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Saraland Spartans

Head Coach: Jeff Kelly (sixth season)
Stadium: Spartans Stadium
Career Record: 12 seasons, (93-50)
At Saraland: 5 seasons, (46-16)
2016 Enrollment:  754
Rank:  63rd in the AHSAA, 31st in Class 6A

Overall Record:   49-23   (68.0%)
Last 25 years:   49-23   (68.0%)  (Rank: 39th in the AHSAA, 8th in Class 6A)
Since 2010:   49-23  (68.0%)  (Rank: 66th in the AHSAA, 15th in Class 6A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   Never
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2010

Class:  6A              Region:   1
Record:  8-3
Region Record:   6-2, (third)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Benjamin Russell by a score of 41-10.
Final ASWA Poll:   9th
Scoring:  365 (33.2)
Defense:  230 (20.9)

College Signees lost to Graduation
      Velus Jones,   WR  [Southern Cal]
      Sean Long,   RB  [Miles College]

Class: 6A              Region:   1
Strength of Schedule: 57-51 (53%) (131st in the AHSAA, 26th in Class 6A)
Region Strength:  44-43 (51%)
Non-Region Strength:  13-8 (62%)

D1 Prospects
      WyDale Flott,  6-0,  175,  CB

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  vs. Daphne  (6A)  *  21-14   W  
 9/4  vs. Robertsdale  (6A)  *  45-7   W  
 9/11  @ Gulf Shores  (6A)  *  17-9   W  
 9/18  vs. Spanish Fort  (6A)  *  18-41   L  
 9/25  vs. Thomasville  (4A)   42-14   W  
 10/2  @ Citronelle  (6A)  *  42-8   W  
 10/9  @ Baldwin County  (6A)  *  56-35   W  
 10/16  vs. LeFlore  (6A)  *  41-6   W  
 10/23  vs. Hillcrest Evergreen  (3A)   43-21   W  
 10/29  @ Blount  (6A)  *  30-34   L  
 11/5  @ Benjamin Russell    10-41   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  @ Baker  (7A)       
 8/25  @ LeFlore  (6A)  *      
 9/2  @ Daphne  (6A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Blount  (6A)  *      
 9/16  @ Robertsdale  (6A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Murphy  (7A)       
 9/30  vs. Gulf Shores  (6A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Baldwin County  (6A)  *      
 10/13  @ Spanish Fort  (6A)  *      
 10/21   OPEN 
 10/27  vs. B.C. Rain  (6A)  *      
 11/4  @ Park Crossing        

Class  6A Region  1
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
B.C. Rain (5A) 3-6168-241
Baldwin County (6A) 5-5288-339
Blount (6A) 10-2511-195
Daphne (6A) 6-5246-277
Gulf Shores (6A) 1-9135-301
LeFlore (6A) 3-7133-302
Robertsdale (6A) 1-9155-325
Saraland (6A) 8-3365-230
Spanish Fort (6A) 15-0619-265

 2016 Preview 

       Saraland completed the 2015 season with a 8-3 record. With their 6-2 region record and a third place finish in Class 6A region one, the Spartans earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Saraland's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Benjamin Russell by a score of 41-10.

       The Spartans hope to get back closer to the 13-2 record in 2014.

       Over the past two seasons the Spartans have gone 21-5 and will be looking to continue that winning tradition. Since 2010, Saraland has gone a combined 49-23. Their 68.0% winning percentage ranks 15th in Class 6A over the past six seasons. Their last losing season was 2010.

       The Spartans are led by head coach Jeff Kelly who is entering his sixth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 46-16 over the past five seasons at Saraland. Under his direction the Spartans have qualified for the playoffs a total of five times. They have not won a region crown with Coach Kelly.

       Coach Kelly's overall record as a head football coach in twelve season stands at 93-50 (65.0%). Over the course of his career, Coach Kelly's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of ten times and won one region championship.

       If Saraland can win seven games this season, Coach Kelly will reach the 100 win milestone.

       The Saraland Spartans will play in Class 6A region one during the 2016 season.

       The Spartans should be considered one of the favorites for the region one championship this season and a home game in the first round of the playoffs.

       The Spartans open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Baker on Friday, August 19 at Hornet Field. Last year the Baker Hornets finished with an overall record of 6-4 and in sixth place in Class 7A region one. The Hornets ended last season on a positive note with a win over Davidson by a score of 41-20 after failing to gain a playoff spot.

       This will be the second meeting between Saraland and Baker on the football field. The Spartans have a 1-0-0 record against the Hornets. They last met in with

       Saraland returns 6A All-State Senior offensive lineman Matthew Trehem. He was named to the second team last season.

       College prospects include: WyDale Flott (6-0, 175) cornerback,


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