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St. John Paul II Falcons

Head Coach: John Mumford (first season)
Stadium: Discovery Middle School
Career Record: 0 seasons, (0-0)
At St. John Paul II: First season
2016 Enrollment:  406
Rank:  142nd in the AHSAA, 51st in Class 5A

 History 
Overall Record:   5-33   (13.0%)
Last 25 years:   5-33   (13.0%)  (Rank: 380th in the AHSAA, 58th in Class 5A)
Since 2010:   5-33  (13.0%)  (Rank: 373rd in the AHSAA, 58th in Class 5A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   Never qualified
Last Region Championship:   Never
Last Winning Season:   Never
Last Losing Season:   2015

 2015 
Class:  5A              Region:   8
Record:  1-9
Region Record:   1-6, (eighth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  107 (10.7)
Defense:  493 (49.3)    (Team record for points allowed in a season)


 2016 
Class: 5A              Region:   8
Strength of Schedule: 48-51 (48%) (237th in the AHSAA, 40th in Class 5A)
Region Strength:  46-23 (67%)
Non-Region Strength:  2-28 (7%)




 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  vs. Westminster Christian  (4A)   14-41   L  
 9/4  vs. East Limestone  (5A)  *  12-41   L  
 9/11  @ Lawrence County  (5A)  *  17-40   L  
 9/18  vs. West Point  (5A)  *  8-54   L  
 9/25  vs. D.A.R.  (4A)   22-48   L  
 10/2  @ Ardmore  (5A)  *  6-40   L  
 10/8  @ Columbia  (5A)  *  21-62   L  
 10/16  vs. J.O. Johnson  (5A)  *  0-49   #Won  
 10/23  @ Russellville  (5A)  *  0-59   L  
 10/30  @ Randolph  (5A)   7-59   L  


 2016 Schedule 
 8/20  vs. West Morgan  (3A)       
 8/26  vs. Curry  (5A)       
 9/2  vs. Lawrence County  (5A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Mae Jemison  (5A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Ardmore  (5A)  *      
 9/23   OPEN 
 9/30  @ Russellville  (5A)  *      
 10/7  vs. East Limestone  (5A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Brooks  (5A)  *      
 10/20  @ Lee Huntsville  (5A)  *      
 10/28  vs. Clements  (3A)       



Class  5A Region  8
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Ardmore (5A) 4-6160-297
Brooks (4A) 11-2453-253
East Limestone (5A) 8-3280-203
Lawrence County (5A) 6-5250-332
Lee Huntsville (6A) 6-5275-271
Mae Jemison () 0-00-0
Russellville (5A) 11-2408-175
St. John Paul II (5A) 1-9107-493


 2016 Preview 


       St. John Paul II finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 1-9 record. Last year St. John Paul II finished eighth in Class 5A region eight with a 1-6 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The defense allowed a team record 493 points last season. The Falcons have never qualified for a playoff spot and would love to break that streak this season. The Falcons have never won a playoff game in the school's history. They would like to break through and pick up that first post season victory in 2016.

       The offense struggled putting points on the score board as St. John Paul II averaged scoring just 10.7 points a game. The Falcons also struggled on the defensive side of the football as they found little success in stopping opposing offenses and allowed an average of 49.3 points a game.

       The Falcons would prefer to forget the past two seasons as they have finished with a 1-19 record.

       St. John Paul II is a relatively new football program having fielded a team only four seasons. They have managed a record of 5-33 over the past four years.

After only one season at the school, Elijah Asante is out as the head football coach. He led the Falcons to a 1-9 record last season. The lone win came as the result of a forfeit at the hands of J.O. Johnson.


John Mumford moves from the college ranks to high school football at the school. The Lawrence, Kansas native played at Pittsburg State. He has coached at Louisiana-Monroe and Army most recently at the college level.



       The St. John Paul II Falcons will play in Class 5A region eight during the 2016 season.

       This season, the Falcons will be a long shot for one of the four playoff spots in region eight.

       The Falcons open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent West Morgan on Friday, August 19 at Discovery Middle School. Last year the West Morgan Rebels finished with an overall record of 0-10 and in eighth place in Class 3A region eight. The Rebels closed out the regular season with a loss to East Lawrence by a score of 28-26.

       St. John Paul II and West Morgan have met a total of 4 times on the football field. The Falcons have a 2-2-0 record against the Rebels. They last met in with

  


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