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Chelsea Hornets

Head Coach: Chris Elmore (fifth season)
Stadium: Chelsea High School Football Stadium
Career Record: 4 seasons, (25-17)
At Chelsea: 4 seasons, (25-17)
2017 Enrollment:  900
Rank:  49th in the AHSAA, 17th in Class 6A

Overall Record:   244-287-4   (46.0%)
Last 25 years:   131-136   (49.0%)  (Rank: 207th in the AHSAA, 33rd in Class 6A)
Since 2010:   44-30  (60.0%)  (Rank: 116th in the AHSAA, 22nd in Class 6A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2016
Last Region Championship:   2006
Last Winning Season:   2016
Last Losing Season:   2013

Class:  6A              Region:   3
Record:  8-3
Region Record:   4-2, (second)
Playoff Record:   First round loss to Bessemer City by a score of 31-23.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  455 (41.4)    (Team record for points scored in a season)
Defense:  347 (31.5)

Class: 6A              Region:   3
Strength of Schedule: 61-54 (53%) (116th in the AHSAA, 18th in Class 6A)
Region Strength:  32-35 (48%)
Non-Region Strength:  29-19 (60%)

D1 Prospects
      Cody Walker,  6-1,  182,  S

 2016 Results 
 8/19  @ Oak Mountain  (7A)   49-33   W  
 8/26  vs. Briarwood  (5A)   43-15   W  
 9/2  vs. Wetumpka  (6A)  *  35-28   W  
 9/9  @ Benjamin Russell  (6A)  *  29-40   L  
 9/16  @ Pelham  (6A)  *  55-35   W  
 9/23  vs. Gardendale  (6A)   38-21   W  
 9/30   OPEN 
 10/7  @ Opelika  (6A)  *  24-48   L  
 10/14  vs. Chilton County  (6A)  *  63-35   W  
 10/21  vs. Helena  (6A)  *  51-23   W  
 10/27  @ Cullman  (6A)   45-38   W  
 11/4  vs. Bessemer City    23-31   L  

 2017 Schedule 
 8/25  vs. Oak Mountain  (7A)       
 9/1  @ Briarwood  (5A)       
 9/8  @ Wetumpka  (6A)  *      
 9/15  vs. Benjamin Russell  (6A)  *      
 9/22  vs. Pelham  (6A)  *      
 9/29  @ Gardendale  (6A)       
 10/6   OPEN 
 10/13  vs. Opelika  (6A)  *      
 10/20  @ Chilton County  (6A)  *      
 10/27  @ Helena  (6A)  *      
 11/3  vs. Cullman  (6A)       

Class  6A Region  3
Team 2016 Record Scoring                            
Benjamin Russell (6A) 3-8267-401
Chelsea (6A) 8-3455-347
Chilton County (6A) 3-7292-340
Helena (6A) 3-7197-261
Opelika (6A) 13-2540-234
Pelham (6A) 2-8242-363
Wetumpka (6A) 8-3399-283

 2017 Preview 

       Chelsea completed the 2016 season with a 8-3 record. With their 4-2 region record and a second place finish in Class 6A region three, the Hornets earned a spot in the playoffs in 2016. Chelsea's season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs when they fell to Bessemer City by a score of 31-23.

       The Hornets won as many games as in any season since 2010. The 455 points scored by the Hornets last year were a team record in a single season.

       The high-scoring Chelsea offense ranked 19th in the AHSAA. They averaged 41.4 points a game.

       Since 2010, Chelsea has gone a combined 44-30. Their 60.0% winning percentage ranks 22nd in Class 6A over the past seven seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Chelsea has managed to compile a record of 131-136. Their 49.0% winning percentage ranks 33rd in Class 6A and 207th in the AHSAA.

       The Hornets are led by head coach Chris Elmore who is entering his fifth season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 25-17 over the past four seasons at Chelsea. Under his direction the Hornets have qualified for the playoffs a total of two times. They have not won a region crown with Coach Elmore.

       Coach Elmore's overall record as a head football coach in four season stands at 25-17 (59.5%).

       The Chelsea Hornets will play in Class 6A region three during the 2017 season.

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

       The Hornets open the 2017 season at home against non-region opponent Oak Mountain on Friday, August 25 at Chelsea High School Football Stadium. Last year the Oak Mountain Eagles finished with an overall record of 3-8 and in fourth place in Class 7A region three. The Eagles lost in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs to Hewitt-Trussville by a score of 63-21.

       Chelsea and Oak Mountain have met a total of 6 times on the football field. The Hornets have a 1-5-0 record against the Eagles. They last met in 2016 with Chelsea winning by a score of 49-33.

       College prospects include: Cody Walker (6-1, 182) safety,


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