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Satsuma Gators

Head Coach: Justin Thomas (second season)
Stadium: Copeland Field
Career Record: 1 season, (4-6)
At Satsuma: one season, (4-6)
2016 Enrollment:  329
Rank:  186th in the AHSAA, 36th in Class 4A

 History 
Overall Record:   209-377-10   (36.0%)
Last 25 years:   68-184   (27.0%)  (Rank: 357th in the AHSAA, 57th in Class 4A)
Since 2010:   18-42  (30.0%)  (Rank: 310th in the AHSAA, 49th in Class 4A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2006
Last Region Championship:   Never
Last Winning Season:   2014
Last Losing Season:   2015

 2015 
Class:  4A              Region:   1
Record:  4-6
Region Record:   2-4, (sixth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  247 (24.7)
Defense:  259 (25.9)


 2016 
Class: 4A              Region:   1
Strength of Schedule: 55-54 (50%) (200th in the AHSAA, 36th in Class 4A)
Region Strength:  42-26 (62%)
Non-Region Strength:  13-28 (32%)




 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  @ B.C. Rain  (5A)   19-35   L  
 9/4  vs. Southside Selma  (4A)  *  46-8   W  
 9/11  @ Thomasville  (4A)  *  14-20   L  
 9/18  vs. Monroe County  (4A)  *  21-32   L  
 9/25  @ Citronelle  (6A)   20-25   L  
 10/2  vs. Clarke County  (4A)  *  30-27   W  
 10/9  @ Cottage Hill Christian  (3A)   35-19   W  
 10/16  @ W.S. Neal  (4A)  *  21-42   L  
 10/23  @ UMS-Wright  (4A)  *  14-51   L  
 10/29  vs. Chickasaw  (1A)   27-0   W  


 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  vs. Cottage Hill Christian  (3A)       
 8/26  @ Leroy  (2A)       
 9/2   OPEN 
 9/9  vs. W.S. Neal  (4A)  *      
 9/16  vs. UMS-Wright  (4A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Citronelle  (5A)       
 9/30  @ Escambia County  (4A)  *      
 10/7  @ Andalusia  (4A)  *      
 10/14  @ Monroe County  (4A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Thomasville  (4A)  *      
 10/27  @ Chickasaw  (2A)       
 11/4  @ St. James        



Class  4A Region  1
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Andalusia (4A) 11-2439-219
Escambia County (5A) 1-9102-326
Monroe County (4A) 4-6191-344
Satsuma (4A) 4-6247-259
Thomasville (4A) 6-5287-280
UMS-Wright (4A) 12-1501-159
W.S. Neal (4A) 8-3329-208


 2016 Preview 


       Satsuma completed the 2015 season with a 4-6 record. Last year Satsuma finished sixth in Class 4A region one with a 2-4 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The Gators have not qualified for the playoffs since the 2006 season and would love to end that streak this year. They have never won a playoff game in the school's history.

       Since 2010, Satsuma has gone a combined 18-42. Their 30.0% winning percentage ranks 49th in Class 4A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Satsuma has not won much with a record of 68-184. Their 27.0% winning percentage ranks 57th in Class 4A and 357th in the AHSAA. The Gators have struggled on the football field with only three winning seasons during this time.

       The Gators are led by head coach Justin Thomas who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 4-6 record in his first season at Satsuma. The Gators have yet to reach the playoffs under his direction. They have not won a region crown with Coach Thomas.

       Coach Thomas' overall record as a head football coach in one season stands at 4-6 (40.0%).

       The Satsuma Gators will play in Class 4A region one during the 2016 season.

       It will be an uphill battle for the Gators if they hope to grab one of the four playoff slots in region one this season.

      Quarterback Andrew Barfoot returns for his senior season after completing 133 of 251 passes for 1,636 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior last season.

      Running back Nick Kritner returns for his senior season after rushing for 665 yards and 3 touchdowns as a junior last year.

       The Gators open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Cottage Hill Christian on Friday, August 19 at Copeland Field. Last year the Cottage Hill Christian Warriors finished with an overall record of 2-8 and in sixth place in Class 3A region one. The Warriors closed out the regular season with a loss to St. Lukes by a score of 53-50.

       Satsuma and Cottage Hill Christian have met a total of 4 times on the football field. The Gators have a 3-1-0 record against the Warriors. They last met in 2015 with Satsuma winning by a score of 35-19.

  


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