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Abbeville Yellow Jackets

Head Coach: Robin Tyra (fourth season)
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Career Record: 9 seasons, (31-63)
At Abbeville: 3 seasons, (9-22)
2017 Enrollment:  187
Rank:  297th in the AHSAA, 29th in Class 2A

Overall Record:   426-393-26   (52.0%)
Last 25 years:   118-157   (43.0%)  (Rank: 258th in the AHSAA, 38th in Class 2A)
Since 2010:   34-40  (46.0%)  (Rank: 217th in the AHSAA, 31st in Class 2A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2016
Last Region Championship:   1997
Last Winning Season:   2011
Last Losing Season:   2016

Class:  2A              Region:   2
Record:  4-7
Region Record:   3-3, (fourth)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Southern Choctaw by a score of 40-26.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  308 (28.0)
Defense:  373 (33.9)

Class: 2A              Region:   2
Strength of Schedule: 50-57 (47%) (255th in the AHSAA, 32nd in Class 2A)
Region Strength:  31-34 (48%)
Non-Region Strength:  19-23 (45%)

 2016 Results 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  @ Ashford  (4A)   18-34   L  
 9/2  @ Samson  (2A)  *  6-34   L  
 9/9  vs. Cottonwood  (2A)  *  34-8   W  
 9/16  @ Geneva County  (2A)  *  36-32   W  
 9/23  vs. Pike County  (3A)   6-27   L  
 9/30  vs. Barbour County  (2A)  *  32-12   W  
 10/7  @ G.W. Long  (2A)  *  36-42   L  
 10/14  vs. Ariton  (2A)  *  46-54   L  
 10/21  vs. Bullock County  (4A)   22-56   L  
 10/28  vs. Headland  (5A)   46-34   W  
 11/4  @ Southern Choctaw    26-40   L  

 2017 Schedule 
 8/25   OPEN 
 9/1  vs. Ashford  (4A)       
 9/8  vs. Samson  (2A)  *      
 9/15  @ Cottonwood  (2A)  *      
 9/22  vs. Geneva County  (2A)  *      
 9/29  @ Pike County  (3A)       
 10/6  @ Barbour County  (2A)  *      
 10/13  vs. G.W. Long  (2A)  *      
 10/20  @ Ariton  (2A)  *      
 10/27  @ Bullock County  (4A)       
 11/2  @ Headland  (5A)       
 11/10  vs. Keith        
 11/17  @ St. Lukes        

Class  2A Region  2
Team 2016 Record Scoring                            
Abbeville (2A) 4-7308-373
Ariton (2A) 6-5268-299
Barbour County (2A) 0-9128-358
Cottonwood (2A) 2-8179-322
G.W. Long (2A) 12-1526-244
Geneva County (2A) 4-6272-316
Samson (2A) 7-5312-327

 2017 Preview 

       Abbeville completed the 2016 season with a 4-7 record. With their 3-3 region record and a fourth place finish in Class 2A region two, the Yellow Jackets earned a spot in the playoffs in 2016. Abbeville's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Southern Choctaw by a score of 40-26.

       It marked the first time since the 2012 season that the Yellow Jackets qualified for the playoffs.

       Since 2010, Abbeville has gone a combined 34-40. Their 46.0% winning percentage ranks 31st in Class 2A over the past seven seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Abbeville has managed to compile a record of 118-157. Their 43.0% winning percentage ranks 38th in Class 2A and 258th in the AHSAA.

       The Yellow Jackets are led by head coach Robin Tyra who is entering his fourth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 9-22 over the past three seasons at Abbeville. Under his direction the Yellow Jackets have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Tyra.

       Coach Tyra's overall record as a head football coach in nine season stands at 31-63 (33.0%). Over the course of his career, Coach Tyra's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of four times .

       The Abbeville Yellow Jackets will play in Class 2A region two during the 2017 season.

       With a little luck and some improvement, the Yellow Jackets could find themselves challenging for one of the playoff spots for region two this season.

      Senior running back Craig Kinsey returns after rushing for 577 yards and four touchdowns last season.

       The Yellow Jackets open the 2017 season at home against non-region opponent Ashford on Friday, September 1 at Memorial Stadium. Last year the Ashford Yellow Jackets finished with an overall record of 4-6 and in sixth place in Class 4A region two. The Yellow Jackets closed out the regular season with a loss to Wicksburg by a score of 45-14.

       Abbeville and Ashford have met a total of 46 times on the football field. The Yellow Jackets have a 20-23-3 record against the Yellow Jackets. They last met in 2016 with Ashford winning by a score of 34-18.


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