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Fruitdale Pirates

Head Coach: Ryan Little (first season)
Stadium: Indians Stadium
Career Record: 0 seasons, (0-0)
At Fruitdale: First season
2016 Enrollment:  109
Rank:  363rd in the AHSAA, 39th in Class 1A

Overall Record:   181-315-5   (36.0%)
Last 25 years:   89-154   (37.0%)  (Rank: 300th in the AHSAA, 43rd in Class 1A)
Since 2010:   21-42  (33.0%)  (Rank: 290th in the AHSAA, 42nd in Class 1A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2014
Last Region Championship:   2014
Last Winning Season:   2014
Last Losing Season:   2015

Class:  1A              Region:   1
Record:  3-7
Region Record:   2-4, (fifth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  241 (24.1)
Defense:  305 (30.5)

Class: 1A              Region:   1
Strength of Schedule: 35-58 (38%) (366th in the AHSAA, 48th in Class 1A)
Region Strength:  33-40 (45%)
Non-Region Strength:  2-18 (10%)

 2015 Results 
 8/21   OPEN 
 8/28  vs. R.C. Hatch  (2A)   14-8   W  
 9/3  @ Marengo  (1A)  *  20-26   L  
 9/11  vs. J.U. Blacksher  (1A)  *  13-41   L  
 9/18  @ J.F. Shields  (1A)  *  64-0   W  
 9/25  vs. Choctaw County  (2A)   20-32   L  
 10/2  vs. Verbena  (1A)   14-47   L  
 10/9  @ Chickasaw  (1A)  *  6-42   L  
 10/16  @ Millry  (1A)  *  33-51   L  
 10/23  vs. McIntosh  (1A)  *  31-20   W  
 10/30  @ Red Level  (1A)   26-38   L  

 2016 Schedule 
 8/19  vs. Holy Spirit  (1A)       
 8/26  vs. Pleasant Home  (1A)       
 9/2  @ Linden  (1A)  *      
 9/9  vs. A.L. Johnson  (1A)  *      
 9/16  @ McIntosh  (1A)  *      
 9/23  @ Choctaw County  (2A)       
 9/30  vs. Marengo  (1A)  *      
 10/7  @ Millry  (1A)  *      
 10/14  vs. J.F. Shields  (1A)  *      
 10/21  @ Sweet Water  (1A)  *      
 10/28   OPEN 

Class  1A Region  1
Team 2015 Record Scoring                            
A.L. Johnson (1A) 3-7192-324
Fruitdale (1A) 3-7241-305
J.F. Shields (1A) 0-826-437
Linden (1A) 10-3399-235
Marengo (1A) 7-5370-354
McIntosh (1A) 1-7180-281
Millry (1A) 7-4368-343
Sweet Water (2A) 5-6256-293

 2016 Preview 

       Fruitdale finished the 2015 season with a disappointing 3-7 record. Last year Fruitdale just missed making the playoffs with a fifth place finish in Class 1A region one with a 2-4 region record.

       The Pirates hope to rebound after a down year. Last season they struggled winning just three games which followed a 9-3 record in 2014.

       Since 2010, Fruitdale has gone a combined 21-42. Their 33.0% winning percentage ranks 42nd in Class 1A over the past six seasons.

       Over the past 24 seasons, Fruitdale has managed to compile a record of 89-154. Their 37.0% winning percentage ranks 43rd in Class 1A and 300th in the AHSAA.

Jacob Webb leaves Fruitdale where he led the Pirates to a combined 19-24 record in fours seasons as the head football coach. He has accepted the head coaching job at Jackson Academy.

Ryan Little takes over the football program at Fruitdale in 2016 after serving as the defensive coordinator at Murphy last season. Little played football at Satsuma and graduated from South Alabama.

He also coached at Mary Montgomery and Citronelle.

       The Fruitdale Pirates will play in Class 1A region one during the 2016 season.

       It will be an uphill battle for the Pirates if they hope to grab one of the four playoff slots in region one this season.

       The Pirates open the 2016 season at home against non-region opponent Holy Spirit on Friday, August 19 at Indians Stadium. Last year the Holy Spirit Titans finished with an overall record of 1-9 and in sixth place in Class 2A region four. The Titans closed out the regular season with a loss to Vina by a score of 42-14.

       Fruitdale and Holy Spirit have met a total of 2 times on the football field. The Pirates have a 0-2-0 record against the Titans. They last met in with


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