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Wicksburg Panthers

Head Coach: Josh Cox (third season)
Stadium: Panther Stadium
Career Record: 2 seasons, (11-10)
At Wicksburg: 2 seasons, (11-10)
2016 Enrollment:  247
Rank:  252nd in the AHSAA, 41st in Class 3A

Overall Record:   278-413-10   (40.0%)
Last 25 years:   114-145   (44.0%)  (Rank: 249th in the AHSAA, 37th in Class 3A)
Since 2010:   23-37  (38.0%)  (Rank: 257th in the AHSAA, 39th in Class 3A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   1999
Last Winning Season:   2015
Last Losing Season:   2014

Class:  3A              Region:   2
Record:  7-4
Region Record:   3-3, (fourth)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Gordo by a score of 42-14.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  352 (32.0)
Defense:  274 (24.9)

Class: 3A              Region:   2
Strength of Schedule: 55-50 (52%) (159th in the AHSAA, 28th in Class 3A)
Region Strength:  46-30 (60%)
Non-Region Strength:  9-20 (31%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21  @ Houston County  (2A)   45-12   W  
 8/28  vs. Geneva County  (2A)   42-14   W  
 9/4  @ Slocomb  (3A)  *  0-7   L  
 9/11  vs. Daleville  (3A)  *  19-40   L  
 9/18  vs. Abbeville  (3A)  *  39-28   W  
 9/25  vs. Ariton  (2A)   29-21   W  
 10/2  @ Dale County  (3A)  *  52-22   W  
 10/9  @ Pike County  (3A)  *  8-47   L  
 10/16  vs. Barbour County  (3A)  *  58-34   W  
 10/23   OPEN 
 10/29  @ Cottonwood  (2A)   46-7   W  
 11/5  @ Gordo    14-42   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  @ Geneva County  (2A)       
 9/2  vs. Daleville  (3A)  *      
 9/9  @ Opp  (3A)  *      
 9/16  @ Straughn  (3A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Rehobeth  (5A)       
 9/30  @ Houston Academy  (3A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Slocomb  (3A)  *      
 10/14  vs. Providence Christian  (3A)  *      
 10/21  @ Geneva  (3A)  *      
 10/28  vs. Ashford  (4A)       
 11/4  @ T.R. Miller        
 11/11  vs. Gordo        

Class  3A Region  2
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Daleville (3A) 10-2370-206
Geneva (3A) 4-6286-294
Houston Academy (2A) 4-5187-215
Opp (3A) 8-4389-276
Providence Christian (2A) 8-3305-167
Slocomb (3A) 7-4311-220
Straughn (4A) 5-6213-218
Wicksburg (3A) 7-4352-274

 2016 Preview 

       Wicksburg completed the 2015 season with a 7-4 record. With their 3-3 region record and a fourth place finish in Class 3A region two, the Panthers earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Wicksburg's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Gordo by a score of 42-14.

       The Panthers improved in 2015 with their first winning season since 2011. The Panthers won as many games as in any season since 2007. It marked the first time since the 2007 season that the Panthers qualified for the playoffs.

       Since 2010, Wicksburg has gone a combined 23-37. Their 38.0% winning percentage ranks 39th in Class 3A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Wicksburg has managed to compile a record of 114-145. Their 44.0% winning percentage ranks 37th in Class 3A and 249th in the AHSAA.

       The Panthers are led by head coach Josh Cox who is entering his third season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 11-10 over the past two seasons at Wicksburg. Under his direction the Panthers have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Cox.

       Coach Cox's overall record as a head football coach in two season stands at 11-10 (52.4%).

       The Wicksburg Panthers will play in Class 3A region two during the 2016 season. Wicksburg will face six opponents that reached the playoffs last season.

       With a little luck and some improvement, the Panthers could find themselves challenging for one of the playoff spots for region two this season. Unfortunately, Wicksburg finds themselves in a very competitive region with other playoff quality teams. They may need to pull off an upset or two to have any shot at the postseason.

       The Panthers open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Geneva County on Friday, August 26 at Dixie Howell Stadium. Last year the Geneva County Bulldogs finished with an overall record of 2-7 and in seventh place in Class 2A region two. The Bulldogs closed out the regular season with a loss to Slocomb by a score of 43-6.

       Wicksburg and Geneva County have met a total of 28 times on the football field. The Panthers have a 12-16-0 record against the Bulldogs. They last met in 2015 with Wicksburg winning by a score of 42-14.


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