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Vincent Yellow Jackets

Head Coach: Wiley McKeller (first season)
Stadium: Harold Garrett Stadium
Career Record: 5 seasons, (39-17)
At Vincent: First season
2016 Enrollment:  197
Rank:  291st in the AHSAA, 24th in Class 2A

Overall Record:   316-399-21   (44.0%)
Last 25 years:   124-144   (46.0%)  (Rank: 229th in the AHSAA, 33rd in Class 2A)
Since 2010:   31-34  (48.0%)  (Rank: 198th in the AHSAA, 32nd in Class 2A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2014
Last Region Championship:   2006
Last Winning Season:   2013
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  2A              Region:   4
Record:  0-10    (Team record for losses in a season)
Region Record:   0-6, (seventh)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  39 (3.9)
Defense:  507 (50.7)    (Team record for points allowed in a season)

Class: 2A              Region:   5
Strength of Schedule: 49-58 (46%) (269th in the AHSAA, 40th in Class 2A)
Region Strength:  38-38 (50%)
Non-Region Strength:  11-20 (36%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21  @ West Blocton  (4A)   20-41   L  
 8/28  vs. Corner  (5A)   6-62   L  
 9/4  @ Holy Spirit  (2A)  *  6-21   L  
 9/11   OPEN 
 9/18  @ Fayetteville  (2A)  *  0-37   L  
 9/25  vs. B.B. Comer  (3A)   0-54   L  
 10/2  vs. Thorsby  (2A)  *  0-60   L  
 10/10  @ Francis Marion  (2A)  *  0-64   L  
 10/16  vs. Pickens County  (2A)  *  0-70   L  
 10/23  vs. R.C. Hatch  (2A)  *  7-50   L  
 10/29  @ Talladega County Central  (1A)   0-48   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  @ Pleasant Valley  (3A)       
 8/26   OPEN 
 9/2  vs. LaFayette  (2A)  *      
 9/9  vs. Lanett  (2A)  *      
 9/16  @ Fayetteville  (2A)  *      
 9/23  @ Sumiton Christian  (1A)       
 9/30  vs. Woodland  (2A)  *      
 10/8  vs. Horseshoe Bend  (2A)  *      
 10/14  @ Reeltown  (2A)  *      
 10/21  @ Ranburne  (2A)  *      
 10/28  vs. Victory Christian  (1A)       

Class  2A Region  5
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
Fayetteville (2A) 9-3287-240
Horseshoe Bend (2A) 0-10181-380
LaFayette (2A) 6-5356-392
Lanett (2A) 5-5276-295
Ranburne (2A) 10-2427-217
Reeltown (2A) 6-5293-249
Vincent (2A) 0-1039-507
Woodland (2A) 2-8196-283

 2016 Preview 

       Vincent finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 0-10 record. Last year Vincent finished seventh in Class 2A region four with a 0-6 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       No team at Vincent ever lost more games in a season than the ten they lost last year. The defense allowed a team record 507 points last season.

       The offense struggled putting points on the score board as Vincent averaged scoring just 3.9 points a game. The Yellow Jackets also struggled on the defensive side of the football as they found little success in stopping opposing offenses and allowed an average of 50.7 points a game.

       The Yellow Jackets would prefer to forget the past two seasons as they have finished with a 4-17 record. Since 2010, Vincent has gone a combined 31-34. Their 48.0% winning percentage ranks 32nd in Class 2A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Vincent has managed to compile a record of 124-144. Their 46.0% winning percentage ranks 33rd in Class 2A and 229th in the AHSAA.

After only three seasons as the head coach, Jason Hill will not return next season. His teams went 10-21 with the final squad finishing with an 0-10 record.

Head football coach Wayne McKeller left the program at Calera after five successful seasons at the helm. His last four teams finished a combined 35-11 with four playoff appearances.

McKeller grew up in Texas and played quarterback at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He served as an offensive coordinator in Texas before moving to Alabama in 2006. He landed a position on the staff at Childersburg before moving over to Calera in 2009.

After a couple of seasons he was promoted to the head coaching position at Calera.

       Coach McKeller's overall record as a head football coach in five season stands at 39-17 (69.6%). Over the course of his career, Coach McKeller's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of four times .

       The Vincent Yellow Jackets will play in Class 2A region five during the 2016 season. Following realignment, the Yellow Jackets remain in 2A but move from region four over to region five.

       The Yellow Jackets enter the 2016 season in the middle of a 14 game losing streak. They would like nothing better than to end the string of losses early in the season.

       This season, the Yellow Jackets will be a long shot for one of the four playoff spots in region five. After not winning a single game last year, the goal at Vincent will be to simply win some games.

       The Yellow Jackets open the 2016 season on the road against non-region opponent Pleasant Valley on Friday, August 19 at Raider Stadium. Last year the Pleasant Valley Raiders finished with an overall record of 0-10 and in eighth place in Class 3A region six. The Raiders closed out the regular season with a loss to Gaston by a score of 40-33.

       Vincent and Pleasant Valley have met a total of 6 times on the football field. The Yellow Jackets have a 5-1-0 record against the Raiders. They last met in 2013 with Vincent winning by a score of 46-38.


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