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Ashford Yellow Jackets

Head Coach: Chris Littleton (first season)
Stadium: W.H. Brown Field
Career Record: 6 seasons, (24-40)
At Ashford: First season
2018 Enrollment:  328
Rank:  184th in the AHSAA, 38th in Class 4A

Overall Record:   397-351-18   (53.0%)
Last 25 years:   124-127   (49.0%)  (Rank: 191st in the AHSAA, 28th in Class 4A)
Since 2010:   39-44  (47.0%)  (Rank: 206th in the AHSAA, 27th in Class 4A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2014
Last Region Championship:   2003
Last Winning Season:   2014
Last Losing Season:   2017

Class:  4A              Region:   2
Record:  1-9
Region Record:   1-5, (sixth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  91 (9.1)
Defense:  318 (31.8)

Class: 4A              Region:   2
Strength of Schedule: 66-45 (60%) (38th in the AHSAA, 9th in Class 4A)
Region Strength:  36-30 (54%)
Non-Region Strength:  30-15 (67%)

 2017 Results 
 8/25  vs. Rehobeth  (5A)   0-17   L  
 9/1  @ Abbeville  (2A)   0-28   L  
 9/8   OPEN 
 9/15  @ Bullock County  (4A)  *  7-6   W  
 9/22  @ St. James  (4A)  *  0-51   L  
 9/29  @ Houston County  (1A)   20-23   L  
 10/6  vs. Alabama Christian  (4A)  *  10-35   L  
 10/13  vs. Catholic Montgomery  (4A)  *  21-28   L  
 10/20  @ Trinity  (4A)  *  15-43   L  
 10/27  vs. Dale County  (4A)  *  18-45   L  
 11/3  vs. Wicksburg  (3A)   0-42   L  

 2018 Schedule 
 8/24  @ Rehobeth  (5A)       
 8/31  vs. Abbeville  (2A)       
 9/7   OPEN 
 9/14  vs. Dale County  (4A)  *      
 9/21  vs. B.T. Washington  (4A)  *      
 9/28  vs. Houston County  (2A)       
 10/5  @ Catholic Montgomery  (4A)  *      
 10/13  @ Headland  (4A)  *      
 10/19  vs. Trinity  (4A)  *      
 10/26  @ Alabama Christian  (4A)  *      
 11/2  @ Wicksburg  (3A)       

Class  4A Region  2
Team 2017 Record Scoring                            
Alabama Christian (4A) 10-3426-283
Ashford (4A) 1-991-318
B.T. Washington (5A) 4-6204-253
Catholic Montgomery (4A) 10-2336-146
Dale County (4A) 7-4337-245
Headland (5A) 1-9108-349
Trinity (4A) 4-6226-331

 2018 Preview 

       Ashford finished the 2017 season with a disappointing 1-9 record. Last year Ashford finished sixth in Class 4A region two with a 1-5 region record and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

       The Yellow Jackets lost as many games as in any season since 1985. The Yellow Jackets last playoff victory came during the 2002 season. They would love to break through this year with a post season win.

       The offense struggled putting points on the score board as Ashford averaged scoring just 9.1 points a game.

       Since 2010, Ashford has gone a combined 39-44. Their 47.0% winning percentage ranks 27th in Class 4A over the past eight seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Ashford has managed to compile a record of 124-127. Their 49.0% winning percentage ranks 28th in Class 4A and 191st in the AHSAA.

       The Yellow Jackets will be under the direction of new head football coach Chris Littleton as they enter the 2018 season.

       Coach Chris' overall record as a head football coach in six season stands at 24-40 (37.5%). Over the course of his career, Coach Chris' teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of three times .

       The Ashford Yellow Jackets will play in Class 4A region two during the 2018 season. The Yellow Jackets have one of the toughest schedules in Class 4A. Their opponents had a combined record of 66-45 last season. That ranks 9th in Class 4A and 38th in the AHSAA.

       The Yellow Jackets enter the 2018 season in the middle of a 7 game losing streak. They would like nothing better than to end the string of losses early in the season.

       This season, the Yellow Jackets will be a long shot for one of the four playoff spots in region two.

       The Yellow Jackets open the 2018 season on the road against non-region opponent Rehobeth on Friday, August 24 at W.F. Andrews Field. Last year the Rehobeth Rebels finished with an overall record of 3-7 and in fifth place in Class 5A region two.

       Ashford and Rehobeth have met a total of 73 times on the football field. The Yellow Jackets have a 43-28-2 record against the Rebels. They last met in 2017 with Rehobeth winning by a score of 17-0.


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