published Friday, August 16th, 2013

2013 - Scottsboro Wildcats

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    After playing quarterback at Auburn, new Scottsboro coach Patrick Nix is a familiar name in the state of Alabama.
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Scottsboro Wildcats

Coach: Patrick Nix (first head coaching position)

Last year: 2-8, losing the first six games of the season before back-to-back wins and then ending the season with consecutive blowout losses. That disappointment resulted in a coaching change.

‘13 dreams: A large group of athletic juniors and sophomores, combined with an energetic new coach, has hopes soaring for the program. Although he’s making his head coaching debut, Coach Nix has known success in the college ranks for 10 years, including as the offensive coordinator at Georgia Tech and Miami (Fla.). The return of senior quarterback Trey Lewis, as well as seniors Collin Warren at running back and Heath Seymour at receiver, has Nix excited about the potential.

13-for-13 contenders: Lewis (6-foot-1, 200) is a dual threat at quarterback and was the team’s second-leading rusher last season. He’s joined by Warren (5-8, 170) and Seymour (6-0, 190), who can play both running back and receiver positions and give the Wildcats the ability to show multiple formations. Defensively, senior linemen Chance Ramey (6-1, 250) and Ishmael Bibbs (5-11, 240) will anchor that side of the ball and junior Jordan Whitehead (6-0, 205) has big-play potential.

Number of interest: 5. The number of seasons it’s been since the Wildcats finished with a winning record. Scottsboro hasn’t won more than two games in a single season since 2008, and its last winning record (6-5 overall) came in 2007.

13 years ago: The Wildcats’ offense clicked well, scoring 30-plus points seven times and 40-plus four times, in reaching the Alabama Class 5A playoffs before losing a close one to Anniston and finishing 8-3.

2013 Schedule

Aug. 30 Buckhorn, 8

Sep. 6 at Arab*, 8

Sep. 13 Southside-Gadsden*, 8

Sep. 20 at Boaz*, 8

Sep. 27 North Jackson, 8

Oct. 4 Etowah*, 8

Oct. 11 at Brewer*, 8

Oct. 18 Columbia*, 8

Oct. 25 at Fort Payne*, 8

Nov. 1 at Madison County

*Region 7-5A game

2012 Stats

Passing C-A-I Pct. Yards TDs

Trey Lewis 70-173-10 973 11

Rushing Att. Yards TDs

Collin Warren 126 574 5

Trey Lewis 118 470 6

Alex Green 55 334 4

Receiving No. Yards TDs

Carson Hutchins 36 494 7

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about Stephen Hargis...

Stephen has covered local sports in the tri-state area for more than 24 years, having been with the Times Free Press since its inception, and has been an assistant sports editor since 2005. Stephen is among the most decorated writers in the TFP’s newsroom, winning numerous state, regional and national writing awards, including seven in 2013 and a combined 12 in the last two years. He was named one of the top 10 sports writers ...

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