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Sardis Lions

Head Coach: Gene Hill (sixth season)
Stadium: Lions Stadium
Career Record: 12 seasons, (76-51)
At Sardis: 5 seasons, (31-22)
2016 Enrollment:  333
Rank:  183rd in the AHSAA, 33rd in Class 4A

Overall Record:   321-405-21   (44.0%)
Last 25 years:   100-159   (39.0%)  (Rank: 286th in the AHSAA, 46th in Class 4A)
Since 2010:   35-28  (56.0%)  (Rank: 144th in the AHSAA, 26th in Class 4A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2014
Last Region Championship:   2011
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2014

Class:  4A              Region:   6
Record:  5-5
Region Record:   3-4, (fifth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  247 (24.7)
Defense:  291 (29.1)

Class: 4A              Region:   7
Strength of Schedule: 61-49 (56%) (87th in the AHSAA, 17th in Class 4A)
Region Strength:  44-24 (65%)
Non-Region Strength:  17-25 (40%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  vs. Sylvania  (3A)   50-35   W  
 9/4  vs. Saks  (4A)  *  12-54   L  
 9/11  @ Jacksonville  (4A)  *  20-41   L  
 9/18  vs. Hokes Bluff  (4A)  *  28-7   W  
 9/25  @ Geraldine  (3A)   20-27   L  
 10/2  @ White Plains  (4A)  *  21-19   W  
 10/9  vs. Cleburne County  (4A)  *  13-35   L  
 10/16  @ Cherokee County  (4A)  *  6-39   L  
 10/23  vs. Crossville  (4A)  *  41-14   W  
 10/30  @ Boaz  (5A)   36-20   W  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  vs. Plainview  (3A)       
 8/26  @ Sylvania  (3A)       
 9/2  @ Madison Academy  (4A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Geraldine  (3A)       
 9/15  @ North Jackson  (4A)  *      
 9/23   OPEN 
 9/30  vs. Westminster Christian  (4A)  *      
 10/7  @ D.A.R.  (4A)  *      
 10/14  @ Madison County  (4A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Randolph  (4A)  *      
 10/28  vs. Boaz  (5A)       

Class  4A Region  7
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
D.A.R. (4A) 8-3392-291
Madison Academy (3A) 11-2482-186
Madison County (5A) 6-5300-293
North Jackson (4A) 7-5454-268
Randolph (5A) 7-4271-209
Sardis (4A) 5-5247-291
Westminster Christian (4A) 5-5244-259

 2016 Preview 

       Sardis completed the 2015 season with a 5-5 record. Last year Sardis just missed making the playoffs with a fifth place finish in Class 4A region six with a 3-4 region record.

       Since 2010, Sardis has gone a combined 35-28. Their 56.0% winning percentage ranks 26th in Class 4A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Sardis has managed to compile a record of 100-159. Their 39.0% winning percentage ranks 46th in Class 4A and 286th in the AHSAA.

       The Lions are led by head coach Gene Hill who is entering his sixth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 31-22 over the past five seasons at Sardis. Under his direction the Lions have qualified for the playoffs a total of three times. They have won one region crown with Coach Hill.

       Coach Hill's overall record as a head football coach in twelve season stands at 76-51 (59.8%). Over the course of his career, Coach Hill's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of seven times and won three region championships.

       The Sardis Lions will play in Class 4A region seven during the 2016 season. Following realignment, the Lions remain in 4A but move from region six over to region seven.

       Region seven will be one of the most competitive regions in any classification this season. It will be an uphill battle for the Lions if they hope to grab one of the four playoff slots in region seven this season.

      Quarterback Logan Gaskin returns for his junior season after completing 96 of 183 passes for 1,458 yards and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore last season.

       The Lions open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Plainview on Friday, August 19 at Lions Stadium. Last year the Plainview Bears finished with an overall record of 6-5 and in third place in Class 3A region seven. The Bears lost in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs to Oakman by a score of 37-19.

       Sardis and Plainview have met a total of 22 times on the football field. The Lions have a 4-18-0 record against the Bears. They last met in 2011 with Sardis winning by a score of 38-7.


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