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Sheffield Bulldogs

Head Coach: David Hufstedler (sixth season)
Stadium: Walton R. Wright Stadium
Career Record: 5 seasons, (27-28)
At Sheffield: 5 seasons, (27-28)
2016 Enrollment:  228
Rank:  268th in the AHSAA, 1st in Class 2A

 History 
Overall Record:   500-423-33   (54.0%)
Last 25 years:   139-136   (50.0%)  (Rank: 189th in the AHSAA, 25th in Class 2A)
Since 2010:   31-35  (47.0%)  (Rank: 218th in the AHSAA, 34th in Class 2A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2013
Last Region Championship:   2001
Last Winning Season:   2012
Last Losing Season:   2015

 2015 
Class:  3A              Region:   8
Record:  4-6
Region Record:   3-4, (fifth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  273 (27.3)
Defense:  370 (37.0)    (Team record for points allowed in a season)


 2016 
Class: 2A              Region:   8
Strength of Schedule: 56-55 (50%) (201st in the AHSAA, 22nd in Class 2A)
Region Strength:  33-33 (50%)
Non-Region Strength:  23-22 (51%)




 2015 Results 
 8/20  vs. Mars Hill  (2A)   49-7   W  
 8/27  vs. Brooks  (4A)   20-56   L  
 9/4  @ Clements  (3A)  *  40-26   W  
 9/11  vs. Madison Academy  (3A)  *  7-50   L  
 9/18  @ West Morgan  (3A)  *  46-20   W  
 9/25   OPEN 
 10/2  vs. Lauderdale County  (3A)  *  14-52   L  
 10/9  @ Colbert Heights  (3A)  *  42-20   W  
 10/16  vs. Lexington  (3A)  *  27-56   L  
 10/23  @ Colbert County  (3A)  *  14-49   L  
 10/29  @ Rogers  (4A)   14-34   L  


 2016 Schedule 
 8/18  vs. Wilson  (4A)       
 8/26  @ Colbert County  (3A)       
 9/2  vs. Sulligent  (2A)  *      
 9/9  @ Phil Campbell  (2A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Mars Hill  (2A)  *      
 9/23  @ Colbert Heights  (3A)       
 9/30  @ Hatton  (2A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Red Bay  (2A)  *      
 10/14  @ Lamar County  (2A)  *      
 10/21   OPEN 
 10/27  vs. R.A. Hubbard  (1A)       
 11/4  vs. Cold Springs        
 11/11  @ LaFayette        



Class  2A Region  8
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Hatton (2A) 5-6246-241
Lamar County (3A) 3-7149-362
Mars Hill (2A) 2-8155-328
Phil Campbell (2A) 4-7260-390
Red Bay (2A) 11-1491-77
Sheffield (3A) 4-6273-370
Sulligent (2A) 8-4413-271


 2016 Preview 


       Sheffield completed the 2015 season with a 4-6 record. Last year Sheffield just missed making the playoffs with a fifth place finish in Class 3A region eight with a 3-4 region record.

       The defense allowed a team record 370 points last season.

       Sheffield struggled on the defensive side of the football last year. The defense found little success in stopping opposing offenses as they gave up an average of 37.0 points a game.

       Since 2010, Sheffield has gone a combined 31-35. Their 47.0% winning percentage ranks 34th in Class 2A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Sheffield has managed to compile a record of 139-136. Their 50.0% winning percentage ranks 25th in Class 2A and 189th in the AHSAA.

       The Bulldogs are led by head coach David Hufstedler who is entering his sixth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 27-28 over the past five seasons at Sheffield. Under his direction the Bulldogs have qualified for the playoffs a total of three times. They have not won a region crown with Coach Hufstedler.

       Coach Hufstedler's overall record as a head football coach in five season stands at 27-28 (49.1%).

       The Sheffield Bulldogs will play in Class 2A region eight during the 2016 season. The Bulldogs may find the schedule slightly easier this season with the move down in classification from Class 3A to 2A. They will compete in region eight this year.

       The Bulldogs will be in the mix for one of the last two playoff spots in region eight this season. Sheffield missed the playoffs the past couple of seasons but hope to return to the post season this year.

       The Bulldogs open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Wilson on Thursday, August 18 at Walton R. Wright Stadium. Last year the Wilson Warriors finished with an overall record of 6-5 and in fourth place in Class 4A region eight. The Warriors lost in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs to Cleburne County by a score of 31-12.

       Sheffield and Wilson have met a total of 22 times on the football field. The Bulldogs have a 16-6-0 record against the Warriors. They last met in 2009 with Sheffield winning by a score of 36-35.

       Sheffield returns 3A All-State Senior defensive back Malik Smith. He was named to the honorable mention team last season.

  


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