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Aliceville Yellow Jackets

Head Coach: Melvin Pete Jr. (second season)
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Career Record: 12 seasons, (71-57)
At Aliceville: one season, (7-5)
2018 Enrollment:  192
Rank:  289th in the AHSAA, 26th in Class 2A

Overall Record:   531-364-25   (59.0%)
Last 25 years:   196-91   (68.0%)  (Rank: 38th in the AHSAA, 7th in Class 2A)
Since 2010:   60-33  (64.0%)  (Rank: 86th in the AHSAA, 10th in Class 2A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2017
Last Region Championship:   2017
Last Winning Season:   2017
Last Losing Season:   2011

Class:  2A              Region:   4
Record:  7-5
Region Record:   6-0, (first)
Playoff Record:   Second round loss to Luverne by a score of 34-30.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  370 (30.8)
Defense:  205 (17.1)

Class: 2A              Region:   5
Strength of Schedule: 59-51 (54%) (116th in the AHSAA, 7th in Class 2A)
Region Strength:  28-36 (44%)
Non-Region Strength:  31-15 (67%)

 2017 Results 
 8/25   OPEN 
 9/1  vs. Gordo  (3A)   20-21   L  
 9/8  vs. Keith  (2A)  *  36-14   W  
 9/15  @ Francis Marion  (2A)  *  14-6   W  
 9/22  vs. Verbena  (2A)  *  36-0   W  
 9/29  @ Pickens County  (1A)   0-6   L  
 10/6  @ R.C. Hatch  (2A)  *  52-18   W  
 10/13  vs. Thorsby  (2A)  *  18-0   W  
 10/20  @ Greene County  (3A)   32-38   L  
 10/27  @ Billingsley  (2A)  *  56-20   W  
 11/3  @ Hillcrest Evergreen  (3A)   30-34   L  
 11/10  vs. Samson    46-14   W  
 11/10  vs. Luverne    30-34   L  

 2018 Schedule 
 8/24   OPEN 
 8/31  @ Gordo  (3A)       
 9/7  vs. Tarrant  (2A)  *      
 9/14  @ Sulligent  (2A)  *      
 9/21  vs. Cold Springs  (2A)  *      
 9/28  vs. Pickens County  (1A)       
 10/5  @ Winston County  (2A)  *      
 10/12  @ Southeastern  (2A)  *      
 10/19  vs. Sumiton Christian  (2A)  *      
 10/26  @ Selma  (6A)       
 11/2  vs. Greene County  (3A)       
 11/9  vs. Sheffield        
 11/16  vs. Collinsville        
 11/23  @ Addison        
 11/30  @ Fyffe        

Class  2A Region  5
Team 2017 Record Scoring                            
Aliceville (2A) 7-5370-205
Cold Springs (2A) 1-971-343
Southeastern (1A) 2-8172-403
Sulligent (2A) 12-2491-271
Sumiton Christian (1A) 4-6228-351
Tarrant (2A) 7-3319-134
Winston County (2A) 2-8202-317

 2018 Preview 

       Aliceville completed the 2017 season with a 7-5 record. Last year Aliceville captured the region four title and a number one seed in the Class 2A playoffs. They finished region play with a 6-0 record. Aliceville reached the second round of the playoffs before falling to Luverne by a score of 34-30.

       The Yellow Jackets had some tough luck last season as they lost five games, all by less than eight points. The Yellow Jackets hope to get back closer to the 13-2 record in 2016.

       Since 2010, Aliceville has gone a combined 60-33. Their 64.0% winning percentage ranks 10th in Class 2A over the past eight seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Aliceville has gone a combined 196-91. Their 68.0% winning percentage ranks 7th in Class 2A and 38th in the AHSAA.

       The Yellow Jackets are led by head coach Melvin Pete Jr. who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 7-5 record in his first season at Aliceville. Under his direction the Yellow Jackets have qualified for the playoffs once. They have won one region crown with Coach Pete Jr..

       Coach Pete Jr.'s overall record as a head football coach in twelve season stands at 71-57 (55.5%). Over the course of his career, Coach Pete Jr.'s teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of seven times and won six region championships. Coach Pete Jr. won a state championship at in 2007.

       The Aliceville Yellow Jackets will play in Class 2A region five during the 2018 season. Following realignment, the Yellow Jackets remain in 2A but move from region four over to region five. The Yellow Jackets have one of the toughest schedules in Class 2A. Their opponents had a combined record of 59-51 last season. That ranks 7th in Class 2A and 116th in the AHSAA.

       The Yellow Jackets should be considered one of the favorites for the region five championship this season and a home game in the first round of the playoffs. The Yellow Jackets have successfully qualified for the playoffs every year since 1995 and expect to be included again when November rolls around.

       The Yellow Jackets open the 2018 season on the road against non-region opponent Gordo on Friday, August 31 at Green Wave Stadium. Last year the Gordo Green Wave finished with an overall record of 10-2 and in first place in Class 3A region four. The Green Wave lost in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs to Mobile Christian by a score of 24-0.

       Aliceville and Gordo have met a total of 66 times on the football field. The Yellow Jackets have a 26-38-2 record against the Green Wave. They last met in 2017 with Gordo winning by a score of 21-20.

       Aliceville returns 2A All-State  athlete Kavon McGraw. He was named to the second team last season.


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