News

We now have 827 teams &  
179,605 games on AHSFHS.org.


Search Site


AHSFHS Article Series


   The best of the best in Alabama High   
  School Football over the past 100 seasons.






2016 Team Previews 

    Share on Facebook        
     
  



Spain Park Jaguars

Head Coach: Shawn Raney (fourth season)
Stadium: Spain Park Stadium at Bob Finley Field
Career Record: 3 seasons, (26-9)
At Spain Park: 3 seasons, (26-9)
2016 Enrollment:  1,252
Rank:  20th in the AHSAA, 20th in Class 7A

 History 
Overall Record:   104-59   (64.0%)
Last 25 years:   104-59   (64.0%)  (Rank: 65th in the AHSAA, 8th in Class 7A)
Since 2010:   47-24  (66.0%)  (Rank: 84th in the AHSAA, 9th in Class 7A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2015
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2011

 2015 
Class:  7A              Region:   3
Record:  12-2
Region Record:   7-0, (first)
Playoff Record:   Lost in the Class 7A State Championship game to McGill-Toolen at the Alabama Super Seven 14-12 in Auburn.
Final ASWA Poll:   1st
Scoring:  302 (21.6)
Defense:  140 (10.0)

College Signees lost to Graduation
      Tyler Sumpter,   P  [Troy]
      Markell Clark,   DL  [Navy]
      Chester Hutcherson,   LB  [Tuskegee]
      Wade Streeter,   RB  [Miles College]
      Jonah Tibbs,   DL  [Furman]
      Perry Young,   LB  [Cincinnati]

 2016 
Class: 7A              Region:   3
Strength of Schedule: 60-51 (54%) (124th in the AHSAA, 19th in Class 7A)
Region Strength:  36-40 (47%)
Non-Region Strength:  24-11 (69%)

D1 Prospects
      Larry Wooden,  6-0,  187,  RB



 2015 Results 
 8/21  @ Austin  (6A)   35-38   L (3OT) 
 8/28  vs. Hueytown  (6A)   31-0   W  
 9/4  @ Thompson  (7A)  *  15-14   W  
 9/11  vs. Tuscaloosa County  (7A)  *  24-0   W  
 9/18  @ Hewitt-Trussville  (7A)  *  31-28   W  
 9/25   OPEN 
 10/1  vs. Hoover  (7A)  *  17-0   W  
 10/9  vs. Vestavia Hills  (7A)  *  21-0   W  
 10/16  @ Oak Mountain  (7A)  *  20-10   W  
 10/23  vs. Mountain Brook  (7A)  *  21-7   W  
 10/30  vs. Bessemer City  (6A)   24-6   W  
 Playoffs 
 11/6  vs. Hazel Green    31-7   W  
 11/13  vs. James Clemens    13-10   W  
 11/20  vs. Hoover    7-6   W  
 12/2   McGill-Toolen    12-14   L  


 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  @ Gadsden City  (7A)       
 8/26  vs. Muscle Shoals  (6A)       
 9/2  vs. Vestavia Hills  (7A)  *      
 9/9  @ Hoover  (7A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Mountain Brook  (7A)  *      
 9/23   OPEN 
 9/30  vs. Huffman  (7A)  *      
 10/6  @ Thompson  (7A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Tuscaloosa County  (7A)  *      
 10/21  @ Oak Mountain  (7A)  *      
 10/27  @ Minor  (6A)       
 11/4  @ James Clemens        



Class  7A Region  3
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Hoover (7A) 10-3337-137
Huffman (6A) 4-7124-203
Mountain Brook (7A) 3-7134-237
Oak Mountain (7A) 5-5213-213
Spain Park (7A) 12-2302-140
Thompson (7A) 5-5279-206
Tuscaloosa County (7A) 0-1082-274
Vestavia Hills (7A) 9-3261-187


 2016 Preview 


       Spain Park completed the 2015 season with a 12-2 record. Last year Spain Park captured the region three title and a number one seed in the Class 7A playoffs. They finished region play with a 7-0 record. The Jaguars won three consecutive playoff games to reach the Class 7A State Championship game in 2015 only to fall just short of claiming a title. They were defeated by McGill-Toolen at the Alabama Super Seven 14-12 in Auburn.

       The Jaguars won as many games as in any season since 2007. The Jaguars hope to continue the success they had last season. Coach Raney saw improvement as they won twelve games following a 6-4 record in 2014.

       The defense was very stingy last season as Spain Park ranked 7th in the AHSAA. The defense allowed only 10.0 points a game.

       Since 2010, Spain Park has gone a combined 47-24. Their 66.0% winning percentage ranks 9th in Class 7A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 14 seasons, Spain Park has managed to compile a record of 104-59. Their 64.0% winning percentage ranks 8th in Class 7A and 65th in the AHSAA.

       The Jaguars are led by head coach Shawn Raney who is entering his fourth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 26-9 over the past three seasons at Spain Park. Under his direction the Jaguars have qualified for the playoffs a total of two times. They have won two region crowns with Coach Raney.

       Coach Raney's overall record as a head football coach in three season stands at 26-9 (74.3%).

       The Spain Park Jaguars will play in Class 7A region three during the 2016 season.

       The Jaguars enter the 2016 season riding a 9 game regular season winning streak. Spain Park has won 8 consecutive region games. They have won 9 straight games on their home turf at Spain Park Stadium at Bob Finley Field.

       The Jaguars should be considered one of the favorites for the region three championship this season and a home game in the first round of the playoffs. Don't be surprised if the Jaguars are making another deep run into the playoffs.

      Running back Larry Wooden returns for his senior season after rushing for 895 yards and 7 touchdowns as a junior last year.

       The Jaguars open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Gadsden City on Friday, August 19 at Titan Stadium. Last year the Gadsden City Titans finished with an overall record of 5-5 and in fifth place in Class 7A region four.

       Spain Park and Gadsden City have met a total of 4 times on the football field. The Jaguars have a 3-1-0 record against the Titans. They last met in 2009 with Gadsden City winning by a score of 49-32.

       Spain Park returns 7A All-State Senior running back Larry Wooden. He was named to the honorable mention team last season.

       College prospects include: Larry Wooden (6-0, 187) running back,

  


Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Thomasville scored 54 points against Gulf Shores in the first quarter of a game in 2003. They managed to hang on for an 81-14 win.