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St. Clair County Fighting Saints

Head Coach: Matt Glover (second season)
Stadium: St. Clair Stadium
Career Record: 12 seasons, (74-62)
At St. Clair County: one season, (10-4)
2018 Enrollment:  406
Rank:  136th in the AHSAA, 51st in Class 5A

Overall Record:   240-322-3   (43.0%)
Last 25 years:   144-117   (55.0%)  (Rank: 142nd in the AHSAA, 26th in Class 5A)
Since 2010:   41-46  (47.0%)  (Rank: 207th in the AHSAA, 32nd in Class 5A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2017
Last Region Championship:   2007
Last Winning Season:   2017
Last Losing Season:   2016

Class:  5A              Region:   5
Record:  10-4
Region Record:   5-2, (third)
Playoff Record:   Semi-finals loss to Briarwood by the score of 37-33.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  414 (29.6)
Defense:  310 (22.1)

Class: 5A              Region:   5
Strength of Schedule: 53-56 (49%) (210th in the AHSAA, 29th in Class 5A)
Region Strength:  41-35 (54%)
Non-Region Strength:  12-21 (36%)

D1 Prospects
      Braxton Ragland,  5-11,  190,  ATH

 2017 Results 
 8/25   OPEN 
 9/1  @ Lincoln  (5A)   52-49   W  
 9/8  vs. Shelby County  (5A)  *  56-21   W  
 9/15  @ Pleasant Grove  (5A)  *  29-20   W  
 9/22  vs. Woodlawn  (5A)  *  34-14   W  
 9/29  vs. Saks  (4A)   20-30   L  
 10/6  @ Briarwood  (5A)  *  6-31   L  
 10/13  vs. Fairfield  (5A)  *  28-14   W  
 10/20  @ Moody  (5A)  *  20-0   W  
 10/26  @ Wenonah  (5A)  *  7-26   L  
 11/3  vs. Springville  (5A)   26-0   W  
 11/9  @ Guntersville    28-21   W  
 11/17  vs. Mae Jemison    48-21   W  
 11/24  @ Wenonah    27-26   W (OT) 
 12/1  @ Briarwood    33-37   L  

 2018 Schedule 
 8/24  @ John Carroll  (5A)       
 8/31  @ Cherokee County  (4A)       
 9/7  @ Moody  (5A)  *      
 9/14  vs. Mortimer Jordan  (5A)  *      
 9/21  @ Center Point  (5A)  *      
 9/28   OPEN 
 10/5  @ Sylacauga  (5A)  *      
 10/12  @ Central Clay County  (5A)  *      
 10/19  vs. Munford  (5A)  *      
 10/26  vs. Springville  (5A)  *      
 11/1  vs. Shelby County  (5A)       

Class  5A Region  5
Team 2017 Record Scoring                            
Center Point (6A) 1-9111-359
Central Clay County (5A) 8-4337-194
Moody (5A) 4-6147-202
Mortimer Jordan (5A) 9-3382-162
Munford (4A) 9-2363-119
Springville (5A) 2-8117-242
St. Clair County (5A) 10-4414-310
Sylacauga (5A) 8-3400-310

 2018 Preview 

       St. Clair County completed the 2017 season with a 10-4 record. With their 5-2 region record and a third place finish in Class 5A region five, the Fighting Saints earned a spot in the playoffs in 2017. St. Clair County made a nice playoff run in 2017, reaching the semi-finals before falling to a very good Briarwood team by the score of 37-33.

       The Fighting Saints improved in 2017 with their first winning season since 2012. The Fighting Saints won as many games as in any season since 1996. It marked the first time since the 2013 season that the Fighting Saints qualified for the playoffs. The Fighting Saints hope to continue the success they had last season. Coach Glover saw improvement as they won ten games following a 3-7 record in 2016.

       Since 2010, St. Clair County has gone a combined 41-46. Their 47.0% winning percentage ranks 32nd in Class 5A over the past eight seasons.

       Over the past 25 seasons, St. Clair County has managed to compile a record of 144-117. Their 55.0% winning percentage ranks 26th in Class 5A and 142nd in the AHSAA.

       The Fighting Saints are led by head coach Matt Glover who is entering his second season at the helm. His team finished with a 10-4 record in his first season at St. Clair County. The Fighting Saints saw improvement from a 3-7 record the season before coach Glover arrived. Under his direction the Fighting Saints have qualified for the playoffs once. They have not won a region crown with Coach Glover.

       Coach Glover's overall record as a head football coach in twelve season stands at 74-62 (54.4%). Over the course of his career, Coach Glover's teams have qualified for the playoffs a total of nine times .

       The St. Clair County Fighting Saints will play in Class 5A region five during the 2018 season.

       The Fighting Saints will be in the mix for one of the last two playoff spots in region five this season.

       The Fighting Saints open the 2018 season on the road against non-region opponent John Carroll on Friday, August 24 at John Carroll Field. Last year the John Carroll Cavaliers finished with an overall record of 3-7 and in seventh place in Class 6A region five. The Cavaliers closed out the regular season with a loss to Pelham by a score of 64-46.

       St. Clair County and John Carroll have met a total of 10 times on the football field. The Fighting Saints have a 5-5-0 record against the Cavaliers. They last met in 2015 with St. Clair County winning by a score of 39-14.

       St. Clair County returns 5A All-State  receiver Javarrius Johnson. He was named to the first team last season.

       College prospects include: Braxton Ragland (5-11, 190) athlete,


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