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Waterloo Cougars

Head Coach: Brad Palmer (third season)
Career Record: 2 seasons, (1-19)
At Waterloo: 2 seasons, (1-19)
2016 Enrollment:  76
Rank:  376th in the AHSAA, 52nd in Class 1A

Overall Record:   119-298-4   (28.0%)
Last 25 years:   32-110   (22.0%)  (Rank: 370th in the AHSAA, 55th in Class 1A)
Since 2010:   5-55  (8.0%)  (Rank: 379th in the AHSAA, 57th in Class 1A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   1992
Last Region Championship:   1991
Last Winning Season:   2008
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  1A              Region:   8
Record:  1-9
Region Record:   0-6, (seventh)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  106 (10.6)
Defense:  438 (43.8)

Class: 1A              Region:   8
Strength of Schedule: 33-58 (36%) (373rd in the AHSAA, 53rd in Class 1A)
Region Strength:  27-36 (43%)
Non-Region Strength:  6-22 (21%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21  vs. Alabama School Deaf    20-14   W  
 8/28  @ Woodville  (1A)   0-45   L  
 9/4  vs. Vina  (1A)  *  0-46   L  
 9/10  @ Decatur Heritage Christian  (1A)  *  12-57   L  
 9/18  vs. R.A. Hubbard  (1A)  *  14-40   L  
 9/25  vs. Mars Hill  (2A)   13-48   L  
 10/2  @ Hackleburg  (1A)  *  0-45   L  
 10/9  vs. Phillips Bear Creek  (1A)  *  20-56   L  
 10/16  @ Shoals Christian  (1A)  *  6-45   L  
 10/23  vs. Jacksonville Christian  (1A)   21-42   L  
 10/30   OPEN 

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  @ Alabama School Deaf        
 8/26  vs. Lynn  (1A)       
 9/2  vs. Vina  (1A)  *      
 9/9  @ Shoals Christian  (1A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Hackleburg  (1A)  *      
 9/23  @ Mars Hill  (2A)       
 9/30  @ Tharptown  (1A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Whitesburg Christian        
 10/14  @ Phillips Bear Creek  (1A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Cherokee  (1A)  *      
 10/28   OPEN 

Class  1A Region  8
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Cherokee (2A) 4-5221-158
Hackleburg (1A) 10-2433-157
Phillips Bear Creek (1A) 6-5364-323
Shoals Christian (1A) 2-8168-360
Tharptown (2A) 0-1055-451
Vina (1A) 5-6240-221
Waterloo (1A) 1-9106-438

 2016 Preview 

       Waterloo finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 1-9 record. Last year Waterloo finished seventh in Class 1A region eight with a 0-6 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The Cougars have not qualified for the playoffs since the 1992 season and would love to end that streak this year. They have never won a playoff game in the school's history.

       The offense struggled putting points on the score board as Waterloo averaged scoring just 10.6 points a game. The Cougars also struggled on the defensive side of the football as they found little success in stopping opposing offenses and allowed an average of 43.8 points a game.

       The Cougars would prefer to forget the past two seasons as they have finished with a 1-19 record. Since 2010, the Waterloo football program has struggled with a record of 5-55.

       Over the past 15 seasons, Waterloo has not won much with a record of 32-110. Their 22.0% winning percentage ranks 55th in Class 1A and 370th in the AHSAA. The Cougars have struggled on the football field with only three winning seasons during this time. Their last winning season was 2008.

       The Cougars are led by head coach Brad Palmer who is entering his third season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 1-19 over the past two seasons at Waterloo. The Cougars have yet to reach the playoffs under his direction. They have not won a region crown with Coach Palmer.

       Coach Palmer's overall record as a head football coach in two season stands at 1-19 (5.0%).

       The Waterloo Cougars will play in Class 1A region eight during the 2016 season.

       The Cougars enter the 2016 season in the middle of a 9 game losing streak. They would like nothing better than to end the string of losses early in the season.

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

       The Cougars open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Alabama School Deaf on Friday, August 19 at Kiwanis Field. Last year the Alabama School Deaf Silent Warriors finished with an overall record of 3-5 and in place in Class region three. The Silent Warriors closed out the regular season with a loss to Victory Christian by a score of 40-8.

       Waterloo and Alabama School Deaf have met a total of 4 times on the football field. The Cougars have a 3-1-0 record against the Silent Warriors. They last met in 2015 with Waterloo winning by a score of 20-14.


Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.