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Austin Black Bears

Head Coach: Jeremy Perkins (eighth season)
Stadium: Shorty Ogle Stadium
Career Record: 7 seasons, (45-35)
At Austin: 7 seasons, (45-35)
2017 Enrollment:  1,064
Rank:  34th in the AHSAA, 2nd in Class 6A

 History 
Overall Record:   262-299-5   (47.0%)
Last 25 years:   140-143   (50.0%)  (Rank: 184th in the AHSAA, 28th in Class 6A)
Since 2010:   45-35  (56.0%)  (Rank: 149th in the AHSAA, 28th in Class 6A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2016
Last Region Championship:   2016
Last Winning Season:   2016
Last Losing Season:   2014

 2016 
Class:  6A              Region:   8
Record:  10-4
Region Record:   6-1, (first)
Playoff Record:   Semi-finals loss to Ramsay by the score of 25-14.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  396 (28.3)
Defense:  308 (22.0)


 2017 
Class: 6A              Region:   8
Strength of Schedule: 52-48 (52%) (141st in the AHSAA, 19th in Class 6A)
Region Strength:  37-40 (48%)
Non-Region Strength:  15-8 (65%)

D1 Prospects
      Antonio Robinson,  5-11,  180,  RB
      Asa Martin,  6-0,  193,  RB
      Marquice Robinson,  6-3,  317,  OT



 2016 Results 
 8/19  @ Walker    10-14   L  
 8/26  vs. Bob Jones  (7A)   29-14   W  
 9/2  vs. Decatur  (6A)  *  37-35   W (3OT) 
 9/9  @ Hazel Green  (6A)  *  42-44   L  
 9/16  @ Columbia  (6A)  *  43-6   W  
 9/23   OPEN 
 9/30  vs. Florence  (6A)  *  27-7   W  
 10/7  @ Hartselle  (6A)  *  24-16   W  
 10/14  vs. Muscle Shoals  (6A)  *  24-21   W  
 10/21  @ Athens  (6A)  *  20-13   W  
 10/27  vs. James Clemens  (7A)   14-35   L  
 Playoffs 
 11/3  vs. Pell City    41-19   W  
 11/11  @ Pinson Valley    44-38   W  
 11/18  vs. Muscle Shoals    27-21   W  
 11/25  @ Ramsay    14-25   L  


 2017 Schedule 
 8/25  vs. Jasper  (6A)       
 9/1  @ Bob Jones  (7A)       
 9/8  @ Decatur  (6A)  *      
 9/15  vs. Hazel Green  (6A)  *      
 9/22  vs. Columbia  (6A)  *      
 9/29   OPEN 
 10/6  @ Florence  (6A)  *      
 10/13  vs. Hartselle  (6A)  *      
 10/20  @ Muscle Shoals  (6A)  *      
 10/27  vs. Athens  (6A)  *      
 11/2  @ James Clemens  (7A)       



Class  6A Region  8
Team 2016 Record Scoring                            
Athens (6A) 3-7206-223
Austin (6A) 10-4396-308
Columbia (6A) 0-1093-408
Decatur (6A) 10-2393-269
Florence (6A) 2-8219-271
Hartselle (6A) 9-3370-248
Hazel Green (6A) 6-4255-238
Muscle Shoals (6A) 7-6336-238


 2017 Preview 


       Austin completed the 2016 season with a 10-4 record. Last year Austin captured the region eight title and a number one seed in the Class 6A playoffs. They finished region play with a 6-1 record. It was the first region championship for the Black Bears since the 1999 season. Austin made a nice playoff run in 2016, reaching the semi-finals before falling to a very good Ramsay team by the score of 25-14.

       Since 2010, Austin has gone a combined 45-35. Their 56.0% winning percentage ranks 28th in Class 6A over the past seven seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Austin has managed to compile a record of 140-143. Their 50.0% winning percentage ranks 28th in Class 6A and 184th in the AHSAA.

       The Black Bears are led by head coach Jeremy Perkins who is entering his eighth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 45-35 over the past seven seasons at Austin. Under his direction the Black Bears have qualified for the playoffs a total of four times. They have won one region crown with Coach Perkins.

       Coach Perkins' overall record as a head football coach in seven season stands at 45-35 (56.3%).

       The Austin Black Bears will play in Class 6A region eight during the 2017 season.

       The Black Bears should be in contention for a playoff spot in region eight this season. They will be looking to gain an advantage by hosting a first round postseason game.

       The Black Bears open the 2017 season at home against non-region opponent Walker on Friday, August 25 at Shorty Ogle Stadium.

       Austin and Walker have met a total of 7 times on the football field. The Black Bears have a 4-3-0 record against Walker. They last met in 2016 with Walker winning by a score of 14-10.

       Austin returns 6A All-State Senior offensive lineman Marquice Robinson. He was named to the first team last season.

       College prospects include: Antonio Robinson (5-11, 180) running back, Asa Martin (6-0, 193) running back, Marquice Robinson (6-3, 317) offensive tackle,

  


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