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Demopolis Tigers

Head Coach: Brian Seymore (second season)
Stadium: Tiger Stadium
Career Record: 12 seasons, (80-51)
At Demopolis: one season, (11-3)
2018 Enrollment:  563
Rank:  100th in the AHSAA, 15th in Class 5A

 History 
Overall Record:   629-314-42   (67.0%)
Last 25 years:   215-73   (75.0%)  (Rank: 13th in the AHSAA, 3rd in Class 5A)
Since 2010:   66-29  (70.0%)  (Rank: 51st in the AHSAA, 8th in Class 5A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2017
Last Region Championship:   2017
Last Winning Season:   2017
Last Losing Season:   1994

 2017 
Class:  5A              Region:   3
Record:  11-3
Region Record:   6-0, (first)
Playoff Record:   Semi-finals loss to St. Pauls by the score of 20-19.
Final ASWA Poll:   10th
Scoring:  463 (33.1)
Defense:  146 (10.4)


 2018 
Class: 5A              Region:   3
Strength of Schedule: 43-63 (41%) (331st in the AHSAA, 56th in Class 5A)
Region Strength:  25-40 (38%)
Non-Region Strength:  18-23 (44%)




 2017 Results 
 8/25  @ Thomasville  (4A)   18-29   L  
 9/1  @ Greensboro  (4A)   34-0   W  
 9/8  vs. Central Tuscaloosa  (5A)  *  47-6   W  
 9/15  @ Marbury  (5A)  *  53-6   W  
 9/22  vs. Calera  (5A)  *  21-17   W  
 9/29   OPEN 
 10/6  @ Dallas County  (5A)  *  59-6   W  
 10/13  @ Sumter Central  (5A)  *  58-8   W  
 10/20  vs. Enterprise  (7A)   33-7   W  
 10/27  vs. Jemison  (5A)  *  48-7   W  
 11/3  @ Auburn  (7A)   0-20   L  
 Playoffs 
 11/9  vs. Williamson    21-0   W  
 11/17  vs. Central Clay County    17-6   W  
 11/24  @ Vigor    35-14   W  
 12/1  vs. St. Pauls    19-20   L  


 2018 Schedule 
 8/24  @ Tuscaloosa County  (7A)       
 8/31  @ Northridge  (6A)       
 9/7  vs. Bibb County  (5A)  *      
 9/14  @ Marbury  (5A)  *      
 9/21  vs. Benjamin Russell  (6A)       
 9/28   OPEN 
 10/5  vs. Shelby County  (5A)  *      
 10/12  @ Central Tuscaloosa  (5A)  *      
 10/19  vs. Jemison  (5A)  *      
 10/26  @ Chilton County  (5A)  *      
 11/2  vs. Jackson  (5A)       
 11/9  vs. Faith Academy        
 11/16  @ Pleasant Grove        
 11/23  vs. Vigor        



Class  5A Region  3
Team 2017 Record Scoring                            
Bibb County (5A) 11-2418-236
Central Tuscaloosa (5A) 0-10238-253
Chilton County (6A) 1-9156-359
Demopolis (5A) 11-3463-146
Jemison (5A) 5-6242-335
Marbury (5A) 5-6178-357
Shelby County (5A) 3-7210-332


 2018 Preview 


       Demopolis completed the 2017 season with a 11-3 record. Last year Demopolis captured the region three title and a number one seed in the Class 5A playoffs. They finished region play with a 6-0 record. Demopolis made a nice playoff run in 2017, reaching the semi-finals before falling to a very good St. Pauls team by the score of 20-19.

       The Tigers won as many games as in any season since 2009.

       The defense was very stingy last season as Demopolis ranked 11th in the AHSAA. The defense allowed only 10.4 points a game.

       Since 2010, Demopolis has gone a combined 66-29. Their 70.0% winning percentage ranks 8th in Class 5A over the past eight seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, Demopolis has gone a combined 215-73. Their 75.0% winning percentage ranks 3rd in Class 5A and 13th in the AHSAA. The Tigers have been successful on the football field with twenty-four winning seasons during this time. Their last losing season was 1994.




       The Tigers are led by head coach Brian Seymore who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 11-3 record in his first season at Demopolis. The Tigers saw improvement from a 7-4 record the season before coach Seymore arrived. Under his direction the Tigers have qualified for the playoffs once. They have won one region crown with Coach Seymore.

       Coach Seymore's overall record as a head football coach in twelve season stands at 80-51 (61.1%). Over the course of his career, Coach Seymore's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of eight times and won three region championships.

       The Demopolis Tigers will play in Class 5A region three during the 2018 season.

       The Tigers should be considered one of the favorites for the region three championship this season and a home game in the first round of the playoffs. Don't be surprised if the Tigers are making another deep run into the playoffs. The Tigers have successfully qualified for the playoffs every year since 1995 and expect to be included again when November rolls around.

       The Tigers open the 2018 season on the road against non-region opponent Tuscaloosa County on Friday, August 24 at Wildcat Field. Last year the Tuscaloosa County Wildcats finished with an overall record of 2-8 and in eighth place in Class 7A region three.

       Demopolis and Tuscaloosa County have met a total of 14 times on the football field. The Tigers have a 4-10-0 record against the Wildcats. They last met in 1989 with Tuscaloosa County winning by a score of 42-0.

       Demopolis returns 5A All-State  defensive back C.J. Williams. He was named to the second team last season.

  


Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.