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Autauga Academy Generals

Head Coach: Bobby Carr (second season)
Stadium: Generals Field
Career Record: 17 seasons, (180-30)
At Autauga Academy: one season, (12-1)

Overall Record:   339-200-3   (63.0%)
Last 25 years:   202-82   (71.0%)  (Rank: 2 in the AISA)
Since 2010:   77-22  (78.0%)  (Rank: 3 in the AISA)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2017
Last Region Championship:   2017
Last Winning Season:   2017
Last Losing Season:   2009

Class:  AA              Region:   2
Record:  12-1
Region Record:   4-0, (first)
Playoff Record:   Lost in the AISA-AA State Championship game to Escambia Academy 30-20 in Troy.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  540 (41.5)
Defense:  222 (17.1)

Class: AA              Region:   1
Strength of Schedule: 47-61 (44%) (30th in the AISA, 11th in Class AA)
Region Strength:  15-37 (29%)
Non-Region Strength:  32-24 (57%)

 2017 Results 
 8/12   Valwood GA    38-29   W  
 8/25  vs. Tuscaloosa Academy  (AAA)   38-19   W  
 9/1  @ Bessemer Academy  (AAA)   23-7   W  
 9/8   OPEN 
 9/15  @ Pickens Academy  (AA)  *  41-8   W  
 9/22  vs. Pike Liberal Arts  (AAA)   40-26   W  
 9/29  @ Port St. Joe FL    45-28   W  
 10/6  vs. Jackson Academy  (AA)  *  50-8   W  
 10/13  @ Clarke Prep  (AA)  *  49-13   W  
 10/20  vs. Escambia Academy  (AA)  *  42-20   W  
 10/26  vs. Morgan Academy  (AAA)   42-0   W  
 11/3  vs. Kingwood Christian    49-6   W  
 11/10  vs. Lakeside    63-28   W  
 11/17   Escambia Academy    20-30   L  

 2018 Schedule 
 8/16   Bessemer Academy  (AAA)       
 8/24  @ North Florida Christian FL        
 8/31   OPEN 
 9/7  @ Coosa Valley Academy  (AA)  *      
 9/14  vs. Springwood  (AA)  *      
 9/21  @ Tuscaloosa Academy  (AAA)       
 9/28  vs. Graceville FL        
 10/5  vs. Lakeside  (AA)  *      
 10/12  @ Evangel Christian Academy  (AA)  *      
 10/18  vs. Edgewood Academy  (AA)  *      
 10/26  vs. Glenwood School  (AAA)       
 11/2  vs. Patrician Academy        
 11/9  vs. South Choctaw Academy        
 11/16   Escambia Academy        

Class  AA Region  1
Team 2017 Record Scoring                            
Autauga Academy (AISA-AA) 12-1540-222
Coosa Valley Academy (AISA-AA) 3-8184-396
Edgewood Academy (AISA-AAA) 1-9146-391
Evangel Christian Academy (AISA-AA) 1-9193-477
Lakeside (AISA-AA) 7-4402-290
Springwood (AISA-AAA) 3-7178-352

 2018 Preview 

       Autauga Academy completed the 2017 season with a 12-1 record. The Generals cruised through the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record going into the post season. Last year Autauga Academy captured the region two title and a number one seed in the Class AA playoffs. They finished region play with a 4-0 record. Last year the Autauga Academy Generals reached the AISA-AA State Championship game only to fall just short of claiming a title. They were defeated by Escambia Academy in the State Championship game 30-20 in Troy.

       Over the past two seasons the Generals have gone 25-1 and will be looking to continue that winning tradition. As one of the best football programs in the state since 2010, Autauga Academy has gone a combined 77-22. Their 78.0% winning percentage ranks 1st in Class AA over the past eight seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Autauga Academy has gone a combined 202-82. Their 71.0% winning percentage ranks 1st in Class AA and 2nd in the AISA. The Generals have been successful on the football field with twenty-three winning seasons during this time. Their last losing season was 2009.

       The Generals are led by head coach Bobby Carr who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 12-1 record in his first season at Autauga Academy. Under his direction the Generals have qualified for the playoffs once. They have won one region crown with Coach Carr.

       Coach Carr's overall record as a head football coach in seventeen season stands at 180-30 (85.7%). His 180 wins rank 4th among active coaches in the AISA. Over the course of his career, Coach Carr's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of fifteen times and won thirteen region championships. Coach Carr won seven state championships prior to arriving at Autauga Academy, the last coming in 2015 at .

       The Autauga Academy Generals will play in Class AA region one during the 2018 season. Following realignment, the Generals remain in AA but move from region two over to region one.

       Overall, the region is among the weakest in the state. Qualifying for one of the playoffs spots could be a little easier.

       The Generals enter the 2018 season riding a 22 game regular season winning streak. They have won 18 straight games on their home turf at Generals Field. The Generals enter the season with expectations of not only a region title but reaching the state championship game. They are considered one of the favorites not only in their region but to play in the AISA title game in November. The Generals have succeeded in reaching the playoffs every year since 2002 and this year should be no exception.

       The Generals open the 2018 season on the road against non-region opponent North Florida Christian FL on Friday, August 24.

       This will be the second meeting between Autauga Academy and North Florida Christian FL on the football field. The Generals have a 0-1-0 record against North Florida Christian FL. They last met in with

       Autauga Academy returns AISA All-State  kicker Cosmin Diaconu. He was named to the honorable mention team last season. The Generals also return  defensive lineman Elijah Elmore. He was named to the second team. The Generals also return  receiver Kendrick Rogers. He was named to the second team. The Generals also return  quarterback Tripp Carr. He was named to the second team.


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