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Alma Bryant Hurricanes

Head Coach: Doug Hoehn (first season)
Stadium: Hurricane Stadium
Career Record: 6 seasons, (33-31)
At Alma Bryant: First season
2017 Enrollment:  1,310
Rank:  18th in the AHSAA, 18th in Class 7A

Overall Record:   75-125   (38.0%)
Last 25 years:   75-125   (38.0%)  (Rank: 295th in the AHSAA, 28th in Class 7A)
Since 2010:   16-56  (22.0%)  (Rank: 354th in the AHSAA, 31st in Class 7A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2013
Last Region Championship:   1999
Last Winning Season:   2003
Last Losing Season:   2016

Class:  7A              Region:   1
Record:  1-9
Region Record:   0-8, (ninth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  95 (9.5)
Defense:  362 (36.2)

Class: 7A              Region:   1
Strength of Schedule: 56-51 (52%) (139th in the AHSAA, 27th in Class 7A)
Region Strength:  49-38 (56%)
Non-Region Strength:  7-13 (35%)

 2016 Results 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  vs. Murphy  (7A)  *  14-55   L  
 9/2  @ Robertsdale  (6A)   21-18   W  
 9/9  @ Foley  (7A)  *  7-30   L  
 9/16  vs. Mary Montgomery  (7A)  *  10-43   L  
 9/23  vs. Baldwin County  (6A)   14-35   L  
 9/30  @ McGill-Toolen  (7A)  *  7-55   L  
 10/7  @ Baker  (7A)  *  7-35   L  
 10/14  vs. Theodore  (7A)  *  3-25   L  
 10/21  vs. Fairhope  (7A)  *  12-31   L  
 10/28  @ Davidson  (7A)  *  0-35   L  

 2017 Schedule 
 8/25   OPEN 
 8/31  @ Murphy  (7A)  *      
 9/8  vs. Robertsdale  (6A)       
 9/15  vs. Foley  (7A)  *      
 9/22  @ Mary Montgomery  (7A)  *      
 9/29  @ Baldwin County  (6A)       
 10/6  vs. McGill-Toolen  (7A)  *      
 10/13  vs. Baker  (7A)  *      
 10/19  @ Theodore  (7A)  *      
 10/27  @ Fairhope  (7A)  *      
 11/3  vs. Davidson  (7A)  *      

Class  7A Region  1
Team 2016 Record Scoring                            
Alma Bryant (7A) 1-995-362
Baker (7A) 6-5297-316
Davidson (7A) 9-2400-218
Fairhope (7A) 2-8154-268
Foley (7A) 3-7168-267
Mary Montgomery (7A) 5-5211-264
McGill-Toolen (7A) 13-1531-177
Murphy (7A) 6-5244-304
Theodore (7A) 5-5231-238

 2017 Preview 

       Alma Bryant finished the 2016 season with a disappointing 1-9 record. Last year Alma Bryant finished ninth in Class 7A region one with a 0-8 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The Hurricanes last playoff victory came during the 1999 season. They would love to break through this year with a post season win.

       The offense struggled putting points on the score board as Alma Bryant averaged scoring just 9.5 points a game. The Hurricanes also struggled on the defensive side of the football as they found little success in stopping opposing offenses and allowed an average of 36.2 points a game.

       The Hurricanes would prefer to forget the past two seasons as they have finished with a 1-19 record. Since 2010, the Alma Bryant football program has struggled with a record of 16-56.

       Over the past 19 seasons, Alma Bryant has managed to compile a record of 75-125. Their 38.0% winning percentage ranks 28th in Class 7A and 295th in the AHSAA. The Hurricanes have struggled on the football field with only four winning seasons during this time. Their last winning season was 2003.

After nineteen seasons as a head coach in Alabama, Bruce Breland hangs up his headset. He spent the last four years at Alma Bryant where he found little success and finished with a 7-34 record including 1-19 his last two seasons with the hurricanes.

His overall record stands at 88-109 at six different schools. Breland will return to the Birmingham area to deal with medical issues.

Doug Hoehn arrives at Alma Bryant from W.S. Neal where he served as the head football coach the past seven seasons. His teams went 33-31 including a 2-3 record in the playoffs.

Hoehn was previously a head coach in Mississippi and Virginia.

       Coach Hoehn's overall record as a head football coach in six season stands at 33-31 (51.6%). Over the course of his career, Coach Hoehn's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of three times .

       The Alma Bryant Hurricanes will play in Class 7A region one during the 2017 season.

       The Hurricanes enter the 2017 season in the middle of a 8 game losing streak. They would like nothing better than to end the string of losses early in the season.

       This season, the Hurricanes will be a long shot for one of the four playoff spots in region one.

       The Hurricanes open the 2017 season on the road against region opponent Murphy on Thursday, August 31 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Last year the Murphy Panthers finished with an overall record of 6-5 and in fourth place in Class 7A region one. The Panthers lost in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs to Central Phenix City by a score of 56-7.

       Alma Bryant and Murphy have met a total of 20 times on the football field. The Hurricanes have a 5-15-0 record against the Panthers. They last met in 2016 with Murphy winning by a score of 55-14.


Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.