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Asbury Rams

Head Coach: Jeff Powell (third season)
Career Record: 2 seasons, (0-20)
At Asbury: 2 seasons, (0-20)
2018 Enrollment:  197
Rank:  293rd in the AHSAA, 21st in Class 2A

Overall Record:   0-20   (0.0%)
Last 25 years:   0-20   (0.0%)  (Rank: 0th in the AHSAA, 0th in Class 2A)
Since 2010:   0-20  (0.0%)  (Rank: 383rd in the AHSAA, 0th in Class 2A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   Never qualified
Last Region Championship:   Never
Last Winning Season:   Never
Last Losing Season:   2017

Class:  2A              Region:   6
Record:  0-10    (Team record for losses in a season)
Region Record:   0-7, (eighth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  36 (3.6)
Defense:  494 (49.4)    (Team record for points allowed in a season)

Class: 2A              Region:   8
Strength of Schedule: 53-54 (50%) (200th in the AHSAA, 18th in Class 2A)
Region Strength:  50-28 (64%)
Non-Region Strength:  3-26 (10%)

 2017 Results 
 8/25   OPEN 
 9/1  @ Woodville  (1A)   6-43   L  
 9/8  @ Fyffe  (2A)  *  0-62   L  
 9/15  @ Section  (2A)  *  0-44   L  
 9/22  @ Collinsville  (2A)  *  0-55   L  
 9/29  @ Holly Pond  (3A)   6-54   L  
 10/6  @ Gaston  (2A)  *  0-47   L  
 10/13  @ Westbrook Christian  (2A)  *  0-38   L  
 10/20  @ Ider  (2A)  *  6-48   L  
 10/27  @ Sand Rock  (2A)  *  6-55   L  
 11/2  @ Southeastern  (1A)   12-48   L  

 2018 Schedule 
 8/24  vs. Brindlee Mountain  (3A)       
 8/31  @ Gaylesville  (1A)       
 9/7  @ Cedar Bluff  (2A)  *      
 9/14  vs. North Sand Mountain  (2A)  *      
 9/21  @ Fyffe  (2A)  *      
 9/28   OPEN 
 10/5  vs. Ider  (2A)  *      
 10/12  @ Collinsville  (2A)  *      
 10/19  vs. Section  (2A)  *      
 10/26  vs. Sand Rock  (2A)  *      
 11/2  @ Southeastern  (2A)       

Class  2A Region  8
Team 2017 Record Scoring                            
Asbury (2A) 0-1036-494
Cedar Bluff (1A) 7-4327-208
Collinsville (2A) 4-6269-259
Fyffe (2A) 12-1637-102
Ider (2A) 6-5298-227
North Sand Mountain (3A) 8-3295-238
Sand Rock (2A) 9-3363-254
Section (2A) 4-6218-248

 2018 Preview 

       Asbury finished the 2017 season with a disappointing 0-10 record. Last year Asbury finished eighth in Class 2A region six with a 0-7 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The defense allowed a team record 494 points last season. The Rams have never qualified for a playoff spot and would love to break that streak this season. The Rams have never won a playoff game in the school's history. They would like to break through and pick up that first post season victory in 2018.

       The offense struggled putting points on the score board as Asbury averaged scoring just 3.6 points a game. The Rams also struggled on the defensive side of the football as they found little success in stopping opposing offenses and allowed an average of 49.4 points a game.

       The Rams would prefer to forget the past two seasons as they have finished with a 0-20 record.

       Asbury is a relatively new football program having fielded a team only two seasons. They have managed a record of 0-20 over the past two years.

       The Rams are led by head coach Jeff Powell who is entering his third season at the helm. He has compiled a record of 0-20 over the past two seasons at Asbury. The Rams have yet to reach the playoffs under his direction. They have not won a region crown with Coach Powell.

       The Asbury Rams will play in Class 2A region eight during the 2018 season. Following realignment, the Rams remain in 2A but move from region six over to region eight.

       The Rams enter the 2018 season in the middle of a 20 game losing streak. They would like nothing better than to end the string of losses early in the season.

       This season, the Rams will be a long shot for one of the four playoff spots in region eight. After not winning a single game last year, the goal at Asbury will be to simply win some games.

       The Rams open the 2018 season at home against non-region opponent Brindlee Mountain on Friday, August 24. Last year the Brindlee Mountain Lions finished with an overall record of 1-9 and in seventh place in Class 3A region seven. The Lions closed out the regular season with a loss to D.A.R. by a score of 50-6.

       This will be the second meeting between Asbury and Brindlee Mountain on the football field. The Rams have a 1-0-0 record against the Lions. They last met in with


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