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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

American Christian Football Team History

American Christian Patriots
American Christian School

2300 Veterans Memorial Pkwy. Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Stadium: Freedom Field
Colors: Red, Royal Blue & White
Coach: Chris Smelley
Region: 3A-R4
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1982  <-- 2015 <- 2016 -> 2017 --> 2020

2016 Season Highlights
 Chris Smelley enters his 3rd season as Head Coach at American Christian.
 The Patriots finished 4th in Region 4.
 The Patriots set a team record for losses in a season with 6.
2016 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 19  @ Northside    14   21   L       
 Fri., Aug. 26  vs. Sipsey Valley    48   20   W       
 Fri., Sep. 2  @ Montevallo   *  7   14   L       
 Fri., Sep. 9  vs. Carbon Hill   *  48   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 16  vs. Greene County   *  48   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 23  vs. Holt    41   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 30  OPEN 
 Fri., Oct. 7  vs. Gordo   *  14   21   L       
 Fri., Oct. 14  @ Midfield   *  42   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 21  @ Oakman   *  14   27   L       
 Fri., Oct. 28  @ Maplesville    0   55   L       
 Fri., Nov. 4  @ Pike County    22   27   L       1st Round Playoffs 
2016 Season Totals
  Points Scored298
  Scoring Average27.1
  Points Allowed211
  Defense Average19.2
  Opponents Record68-55
  Region Record3-3
  Home Record4-1
  Away Record1-5
2016 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 American Christian was not ranked.
2016 Class 3A Region 4 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Gordo 13-15841643-1179706-025463  Ryan Lolley
Montevallo 10-23902671-159545-1174118  Brandon Wilcox
Oakman 8-54122682-166444-2198112  Mark Hastings
American Christian 5-62982110-122273-317388  Chris Smelley
Midfield 3-62073572-4139224  Rod Isaac
Greene County 3-61462691-582197  Gentrall Eatman
Carbon Hill 1-91604530-660278  Scott Curd

2016 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No American Christian Players on File.

2016 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Austin CummingsOL Sr. HM  ASWA
 Britt SparksP Sr. 6-5205 1st  ASWA

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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.