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Wilcox Academy Wildcats

Head Coach: Strother Gibbs (second season)
Stadium: Wildcat Field
Career Record: 1 season, (2-8)
At Wilcox Academy: one season, (2-8)

Overall Record:   278-231-7   (55.0%)
Last 25 years:   160-126   (56.0%)  (Rank: 16 in the AISA)
Since 2010:   28-37  (43.0%)  (Rank: 25 in the AISA)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2003
Last Winning Season:   2014
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  AA              Region:   1
Record:  2-8
Region Record:   1-3, (fourth)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Edgewood Academy by a score of 48-6.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  201 (20.1)
Defense:  371 (37.1)

Class: A              Region:   2
Strength of Schedule: 58-50 (54%) (16th in the AISA, 3rd in Class A)
Region Strength:  31-32 (49%)
Non-Region Strength:  27-18 (60%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/31  vs. Russell Christian  (AA)  *  26-0   W  
 9/4  @ Lowndes Academy  (A)   19-49   L  
 9/11  vs. Monroe Academy  (AAA)   13-47   L  
 9/18  @ Fort Dale Academy  (AAA)   26-35   L  
 9/25  @ Sumter Academy  (A)   59-33   W  
 10/2  vs. Clarke Prep  (AA)  *  6-47   L  
 10/9   OPEN 
 10/15  vs. Marengo Academy  (AA)  *  22-41   L  
 10/23  @ Pickens Academy  (AA)  *  16-41   L  
 10/30  vs. Sparta Academy  (A)   8-30   L  
 11/5  @ Edgewood Academy    6-48   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  @ Sparta Academy  (A)       
 9/2  vs. Fort Dale Academy  (AAA)       
 9/9  @ Sumter Academy  (A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Southern Academy  (A)  *      
 9/23  vs. South Choctaw Academy  (A)  *      
 9/30  vs. Lowndes Academy  (A)       
 10/7  @ Marengo Academy  (A)  *      
 10/14  @ North River Christian  (A)  *      
 10/21  vs. Patrician Academy  (A)  *      
 10/28  @ Clarke Prep  (AA)       

Class  A Region  2
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Marengo Academy (AISA-AA) 10-2475-168
North River Christian (8 Man) 6-3399-329
Patrician Academy (AISA-A) 6-5237-254
South Choctaw Academy (AISA-A) 7-5339-301
Southern Academy (AISA-A) 2-8120-365
Sumter Academy (AISA-A) 0-9141-431
Wilcox Academy (AISA-AA) 2-8201-371

 2016 Preview 

       Wilcox Academy finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 2-8 record. With their 1-3 region record and a fourth place finish in Class AA region one, the Wildcats earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Wilcox Academy's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Edgewood Academy by a score of 48-6.

       The Wildcats hope to rebound after a down year. Last season they struggled winning just two games which followed a 8-3 record in 2014.

       Since 2010, Wilcox Academy has gone a combined 28-37. Their 43.0% winning percentage ranks 8th in Class A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Wilcox Academy has managed to compile a record of 160-126. Their 56.0% winning percentage ranks 5th in Class A and 16th in the AISA.

       The Wildcats are led by head coach Strother Gibbs who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 2-8 record in his first season at Wilcox Academy. Under his direction the Wildcats have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Gibbs.

       Coach Gibbs' overall record as a head football coach in one season stands at 2-8 (20.0%).

       The Wilcox Academy Wildcats will play in Class A region two during the 2016 season. The Wildcats may find the schedule slightly easier this season with the move down in classification from Class AA to A. They will compete in region two this year.

       The Wildcats will be in the mix for one of the last two playoff spots in region two this season.

       The Wildcats open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Sparta Academy on Friday, August 26 at Stuart McGehee Field. Last year the Sparta Academy Warriors finished with an overall record of 8-4 and in second place in Class A region one. The Warriors lost in the first round of the Class A playoffs to Chambers Academy by a score of 22-12.

       Wilcox Academy and Sparta Academy have met a total of 27 times on the football field. The Wildcats have a 15-10-2 record against the Warriors. They last met in 2015 with Sparta Academy winning by a score of 30-8.


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