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Williamson Lions

Head Coach: Dedrick Sumpter (fifth season)
Stadium: Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Career Record: 6 seasons, (12-47)
At Williamson: 4 seasons, (10-31)
2016 Enrollment:  423
Rank:  132nd in the AHSAA, 41st in Class 5A

Overall Record:   304-274-12   (53.0%)
Last 25 years:   143-129   (53.0%)  (Rank: 152nd in the AHSAA, 27th in Class 5A)
Since 2010:   17-44  (28.0%)  (Rank: 320th in the AHSAA, 46th in Class 5A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2015
Last Region Championship:   2007
Last Winning Season:   2008
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  5A              Region:   1
Record:  5-6
Region Record:   3-3, (fourth)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Beauregard by a score of 44-20.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  193 (17.5)
Defense:  309 (28.1)

College Signees lost to Graduation
      Alexa Coale,   DB  [Lane College]
      Geremy Hickbottom,   QB  [Grambling]
      Adrian Portlock,   RB  [Alabama A&M]

Class: 5A              Region:   1
Strength of Schedule: 55-56 (50%) (204th in the AHSAA, 29th in Class 5A)
Region Strength:  35-34 (51%)
Non-Region Strength:  20-22 (48%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21  vs. Baker  (7A)   6-31   L  
 8/28  vs. Blount  (6A)   14-49   L  
 9/3  vs. Jackson  (5A)  *  6-35   L  
 9/11  @ Faith Academy  (5A)  *  18-10   W  
 9/18   OPEN 
 9/25  vs. LeFlore  (6A)   24-18   W (OT) 
 10/1  vs. St. Pauls  (5A)  *  6-35   L  
 10/9  @ Escambia County  (5A)  *  26-2   W  
 10/16  vs. Vigor  (5A)  *  6-46   L  
 10/23  @ B.C. Rain  (5A)  *  39-19   W  
 10/30  @ Gulf Shores  (6A)   28-20   W  
 11/6  @ Beauregard    20-44   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/18  @ LeFlore  (6A)       
 8/26  vs. Chickasaw  (2A)       
 9/2   OPEN 
 9/9  @ St. Pauls  (5A)  *      
 9/15  vs. Jackson  (5A)  *      
 9/23  vs. B.C. Rain  (6A)       
 9/30  vs. Vigor  (5A)  *      
 10/7  @ Faith Academy  (5A)  *      
 10/14  @ Citronelle  (5A)  *      
 10/20  vs. Wilcox Central  (5A)  *      
 10/28  @ Mobile Christian  (3A)       

Class  5A Region  1
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Citronelle (6A) 2-8181-428
Faith Academy (5A) 0-9141-346
Jackson (5A) 13-1501-190
St. Pauls (5A) 13-2507-251
Vigor (5A) 7-4267-160
Wilcox Central (5A) 0-10132-445
Williamson (5A) 5-6193-309

 2016 Preview 

       Williamson completed the 2015 season with a 5-6 record. With their 3-3 region record and a fourth place finish in Class 5A region one, the Lions earned a spot in the playoffs in 2015. Williamson's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Beauregard by a score of 44-20.

       The Lions won as many games as in any season since 2008. It marked the first time since the 2007 season that the Lions qualified for the playoffs.

       Williamson was inconsistent offensively last year and that needs to pick up if the Lions want to be competitive. They only averaged 17.5 points a game.

       Since 2010, the Williamson football program has struggled with a record of 17-44.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Williamson has managed to compile a record of 143-129. Their 53.0% winning percentage ranks 27th in Class 5A and 152nd in the AHSAA. Their last winning season was 2008.

       The Lions are led by head coach Dedrick Sumpter who is entering his fifth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 10-31 over the past four seasons at Williamson. Under his direction the Lions have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Sumpter.

       Coach Sumpter's overall record as a head football coach in six season stands at 12-47 (20.3%). Over the course of his career, Coach Sumpter's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of one time .

       The Williamson Lions will play in Class 5A region one during the 2016 season.

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

       The Lions open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent LeFlore on Thursday, August 18 at Prichard Stadium. Last year the LeFlore Rattlers finished with an overall record of 3-7 and in sixth place in Class 6A region one. The Rattlers closed out the regular season with a loss to Daphne by a score of 27-6.

       Williamson and LeFlore have met a total of 52 times on the football field. The Lions have a 31-20-1 record against the Rattlers. They last met in 2015 with Williamson winning by a score of 24-18.


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