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Montevallo Bulldogs

Head Coach: Brandon Wilcox (second season)
Stadium: Theron Fisher Stadium
Career Record: 3 seasons, (20-16)
At Montevallo: one season, (10-2)
2017 Enrollment:  294
Rank:  213rd in the AHSAA, 5th in Class 3A

Overall Record:   377-433-23   (46.0%)
Last 25 years:   125-136   (48.0%)  (Rank: 216th in the AHSAA, 31st in Class 3A)
Since 2010:   30-44  (40.0%)  (Rank: 251st in the AHSAA, 39th in Class 3A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2016
Last Region Championship:   1995
Last Winning Season:   2016
Last Losing Season:   2014

Class:  3A              Region:   4
Record:  10-2    (Team record for wins in a season)
Region Record:   5-1, (second)
Playoff Record:   Second round loss to Mobile Christian by a score of 36-14.
Final ASWA Poll:   5th
Scoring:  390 (32.5)
Defense:  267 (22.3)

Class: 3A              Region:   4
Strength of Schedule: 56-54 (51%) (156th in the AHSAA, 32nd in Class 3A)
Region Strength:  33-33 (50%)
Non-Region Strength:  23-21 (52%)

 2016 Results 
 8/19   OPEN 
 8/26  vs. West Blocton  (4A)   59-34   W  
 9/2  vs. American Christian  (3A)  *  14-7   W  
 9/9  @ B.B. Comer  (3A)   45-22   W  
 9/16  vs. Midfield  (3A)  *  35-20   W  
 9/23  @ Bibb County  (4A)   37-27   W  
 9/30  @ Greene County  (3A)  *  32-14   W  
 10/7  vs. Oakman  (3A)  *  23-21   W  
 10/14  @ Gordo  (3A)  *  21-56   L  
 10/21  @ Carbon Hill  (3A)  *  49-0   W  
 10/27  vs. Fultondale  (3A)   16-12   W  
 11/4  vs. Southside Selma    45-18   W  
 11/11  @ Mobile Christian    14-36   L  

 2017 Schedule 
 8/25   OPEN 
 9/1  @ West Blocton  (4A)       
 9/8  @ American Christian  (3A)  *      
 9/15  vs. B.B. Comer  (3A)       
 9/22  @ Midfield  (3A)  *      
 9/29  vs. Bibb County  (5A)       
 10/6  vs. Greene County  (3A)  *      
 10/13  @ Oakman  (3A)  *      
 10/20  vs. Gordo  (3A)  *      
 10/27  vs. Carbon Hill  (3A)  *      
 11/3  @ Fultondale  (3A)       

Class  3A Region  4
Team 2016 Record Scoring                            
American Christian (3A) 5-6298-211
Carbon Hill (3A) 1-9160-453
Gordo (3A) 13-1584-164
Greene County (3A) 3-6146-269
Midfield (3A) 3-6207-357
Montevallo (3A) 10-2390-267
Oakman (3A) 8-5412-268

 2017 Preview 

       Montevallo completed the 2016 season with a 10-2 record. With their 5-1 region record and a second place finish in Class 3A region four, the Bulldogs earned a spot in the playoffs in 2016. Montevallo reached the second round of the playoffs before falling to Mobile Christian by a score of 36-14.

       No team at Montevallo ever won more games in a season than the ten victories last year. The last time they won as many was back in 1983.

       Since 2010, Montevallo has gone a combined 30-44. Their 40.0% winning percentage ranks 39th in Class 3A over the past seven seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Montevallo has managed to compile a record of 125-136. Their 48.0% winning percentage ranks 31st in Class 3A and 216th in the AHSAA.

       The Bulldogs are led by head coach Brandon Wilcox who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 10-2 record in his first season at Montevallo. The Bulldogs saw improvement from a 9-3 record the season before coach Wilcox arrived. Under his direction the Bulldogs have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Wilcox.

       Coach Wilcox's overall record as a head football coach in three season stands at 20-16 (55.6%). Over the course of his career, Coach Wilcox's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of two times .

       The Montevallo Bulldogs will play in Class 3A region four during the 2017 season.

       Montevallo enters the 2017 season with a string of 7 consecutive wins on their home field at Theron Fisher Stadium.

       The Bulldogs should be considered one of the favorites for the region four championship this season and a home game in the first round of the playoffs.

      Senior Daqwan Bryant returns after catching 62 passes for 960 yards and 9 touchdowns. On defense he intercepted three passes and collected 105 tackles.

      Senior Tavarius Holman also returns after catching 25 passes for 365 yards and 6 touchdowns.

      The defense returns Senior defensive end Demetrius Smith with his 105 tackles and 13 sacks along with Junior middle linebacker Tyler Olds who registered 153 tackles last season.

       The Bulldogs open the 2017 season on the road against non-region opponent West Blocton on Friday, September 1 at Tiger Field. Last year the West Blocton Tigers finished with an overall record of 6-5 and in fourth place in Class 4A region four. The Tigers lost in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs to Handley by a score of 49-7.

       Montevallo and West Blocton have met a total of 61 times on the football field. The Bulldogs have a 28-31-2 record against the Tigers. They last met in 2016 with Montevallo winning by a score of 59-34.

       Montevallo returns 3A All-State Senior defensive lineman Demetrius Smith. He was named to the first team last season. The Bulldogs also return Junior linebacker Tyler Olds. He was named to the first team.


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