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J.F. Shields Panthers

Head Coach: Amari Dubose (first season)
Career Record: 0 seasons, (0-0)
At J.F. Shields: First season
Stadium: Panther Field (The Pit)
2022 Enrollment:  56
Rank:  384th in the AHSAA, 59th in Class 1A

Overall Record:   179-288-3   (38.0%)
Last 25 years:   52-165   (24.0%)  (Rank: 376th in the AHSAA, 56th in Class 1A)
Since 2010:   15-72  (17.2%)  (Rank: 385th in the AHSAA, 59th in Class 1A)
Last Playoff Appearance:   2020
Last Region Championship:   2000
Last Winning Season:   2001
Last Losing Season:   2021

Class:  1A              Region:   3
Record:  2-8
Region Record:   2-4, (fifth)
Playoff Record:   Did not qualify.
Final ASWA Poll:   Not Ranked
Scoring:  35 (3.5)
Defense:  279 (27.9)

Class: 1A              Region:   1
Strength of Schedule: 27-75 (26%) (396th in the AHSAA, 62nd in Class 1A)
Region Strength:  21-40 (34%)
Non-Region Strength:  6-35 (15%)

 2021 Results 
 8/20  vs. Orange Beach  (2A)   0-50   L  
 8/27  @ Monroe County  (3A)   0-28   L  
 9/3  @ Ellwood Christian  (1A)  *  1-0   #Won  
 9/10   OPEN 
 9/16  vs. Linden  (1A)  *  6-48   L  
 9/23  vs. McKenzie  (1A)   0-40   L  
 10/1  @ R.C. Hatch  (1A)  *  0-50   L  
 10/7  vs. A.L. Johnson  (1A)  *  22-12   W  
 10/15  @ Central Hayneville  (1A)  *  0-1   #Lost  
 10/22  @ Keith  (1A)  *  0-1   #Lost  
 10/29  vs. Red Level  (1A)   6-49   L  

 2022 Schedule 
 8/18  vs. J.U. Blacksher  (2A)       
 8/25  vs. Monroe County  (3A)       
 9/2   OPEN 
 9/8  vs. McIntosh  (1A)  *      
 9/16  vs. Fruitdale  (1A)  *      
 9/23  vs. Georgiana  (1A)       
 9/30  @ Leroy  (1A)  *      
 10/7  vs. Millry  (1A)  *      
 10/14  @ Southern Choctaw  (1A)  *      
 10/21  @ Choctaw County  (1A)  *      
 10/28  @ Wilcox Central  (4A)       

Class  1A Region  1
Team 2021 Record Scoring                            
Choctaw County (1A) 2-781-294
Fruitdale (1A) 4-7150-263
J.F. Shields (1A) 2-835-279
Leroy (2A) 2-8256-141
McIntosh (1A) 3-6116-264
Millry (1A) 8-4387-274
Southern Choctaw (1A) 2-8134-329

 2022 Preview 

       J.F. Shields finished the 2021 season with a disappointing 2-8 record. Last year J.F. Shields just missed making the playoffs with a fifth place finish in Class 1A region three with a 2-4 region record.

       The Panthers last playoff victory came during the 2000 season. They would love to break through this year with a post season win.

       The offense struggled putting points on the score board as J.F. Shields averaged scoring just 3.5 points a game.

       Since 2010, the J.F. Shields football program has struggled with a record of 15-72.

       Over the past 22 seasons, J.F. Shields has not won much with a record of 52-165. Their 24.0% winning percentage ranks 56th in Class 1A and 376th in the AHSAA. The Panthers have struggled on the football field with only three winning seasons during this time. Their last winning season was 2001.

       The Panthers will be under the direction of new head football coach Amari Dubose as they enter the 2022 season.  

       The J.F. Shields Panthers will play in Class 1A region one during the 2022 season. Following realignment, the Panthers remain in 1A but move from region three 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. With a little luck and some improvement, the Panthers could find themselves challenging for one of the playoff spots for region one this season. J.F. Shields came up short of the playoffs last year but are optimistic of a return to the post season this year. J.F. Shields simply does not have the numbers to be competitive on the football field at this time. With just 56 students, the Panthers are one of the smallest schools playing the game and have little chance of being successful.

       The Panthers open the 2022 season at home against non-region opponent J.U. Blacksher on Thursday, August 18 at Panther Field (The Pit). Last year the J.U. Blacksher Bulldogs finished with an overall record of 4-7 and in fourth place in Class 2A region one. The Bulldogs lost in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs to Isabella by a score of 40-6.

       J.F. Shields and J.U. Blacksher have met a total of 19 times on the football field. The Panthers have a 6-13-0 record against the Bulldogs. They last met in 2015 with J.U. Blacksher winning by a score of 76-0.


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