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Shelby County Wildcats

Head Coach: Heath Childers (third season)
Stadium: Wildcats Stadium
Career Record: 2 seasons, (6-14)
At Shelby County: 2 seasons, (6-14)
2016 Enrollment:  472
Rank:  121st in the AHSAA, 30th in Class 5A

Overall Record:   357-405-21   (47.0%)
Last 25 years:   104-159   (40.0%)  (Rank: 285th in the AHSAA, 44th in Class 5A)
Since 2010:   14-46  (23.0%)  (Rank: 343rd in the AHSAA, 50th in Class 5A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2009
Last Region Championship:   2008
Last Winning Season:   2009
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  5A              Region:   3
Record:  3-7
Region Record:   2-4, (fifth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  334 (33.4)
Defense:  307 (30.7)

Class: 5A              Region:   5
Strength of Schedule: 45-59 (43%) (308th in the AHSAA, 53rd in Class 5A)
Region Strength:  39-36 (52%)
Non-Region Strength:  6-23 (21%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21  vs. Jemison  (5A)   42-6   #Lost  
 8/28  @ Helena  (5A)   31-32   L  
 9/4  @ Central Clay County  (5A)  *  9-21   L  
 9/11  vs. Tallassee  (5A)  *  28-44   L  
 9/18  @ Marbury  (5A)  *  69-40   W  
 9/25  @ Calera  (5A)   14-34   L  
 10/2  vs. Beauregard  (5A)  *  7-43   L  
 10/9  @ Sylacauga  (5A)  *  48-49   L  
 10/16  vs. Talladega  (5A)  *  34-24   W  
 10/23   OPEN 
 10/29  vs. Tarrant  (2A)   52-14   W  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  @ Holt  (4A)       
 9/2  vs. St. Clair County  (5A)  *      
 9/9  @ Moody  (5A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Wenonah  (5A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Springville  (5A)       
 9/30  @ Fairfield  (5A)  *      
 10/7  @ Pleasant Grove  (5A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Briarwood  (5A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Woodlawn  (5A)  *      
 10/28  @ Jemison  (5A)       

Class  5A Region  5
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Briarwood (6A) 5-7178-244
Fairfield (5A) 6-4208-189
Moody (5A) 6-4232-313
Pleasant Grove (5A) 8-4307-236
Shelby County (5A) 3-7334-307
St. Clair County (5A) 3-7205-260
Wenonah (5A) 10-1311-102
Woodlawn (6A) 1-968-333

 2016 Preview 

       Shelby County finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 3-7 record. Last year Shelby County just missed making the playoffs with a fifth place finish in Class 5A region three with a 2-4 region record.

       The Wildcats have not qualified for the playoffs since the 2009 season and would love to end that streak this year.

       Since 2010, the Shelby County football program has struggled with a record of 14-46.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Shelby County has managed to compile a record of 104-159. Their 40.0% winning percentage ranks 44th in Class 5A and 285th in the AHSAA. Their last winning season was 2009.

       The Wildcats are led by head coach Heath Childers who is entering his third season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 6-14 over the past two seasons at Shelby County. The Wildcats have yet to reach the playoffs under his direction. They have not won a region crown with Coach Childers.

       Coach Childers' overall record as a head football coach in two season stands at 6-14 (30.0%).

       The Shelby County Wildcats will play in Class 5A region five during the 2016 season. Following realignment, the Wildcats remain in 5A but move from region three over to region five.

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

       The Wildcats open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Holt on Friday, August 26 at Woody Clements Field. Last year the Holt Ironmen finished with an overall record of 2-8 and in seventh place in Class 4A region four. The Ironmen ended last season on a positive note with a win over Brookwood by a score of 14-13 after failing to gain a playoff spot.

       Shelby County and Holt have met a total of 2 times on the football field. The Wildcats have a 2-0-0 record against the Ironmen. They last met in with


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