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GENERAL
Nickname: Golden Tornadoes
Colors: Cardinal/Gold
Coach: Todd Breland
League: 5A Region 3
Playoff Division: 5A
Playoff Division Rank: #6

COLLEGE PROSPECTS LOST TO GRADUATION
TyQuan Ulmer 6'1" 180 Senior WR
Dontario Drummond 6'1" 190 Senior WR

RATINGS
2016 Final Power Rating: 46
2016 National Rank: #430
2016 State Rank: #9
D1 Talent (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment: -1.4
Reg Season Schedule Strength Downward Rating Adjustment: -8.7
Player Statistics-Based (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment: -11.2
2017 Starting Power Rating: 33.4
2017 National Rank: #1264
2017 State Rank: #27
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2016 Rating): 31.9
Dynasty National Rank: #687
2017 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison: better by 1.5
Dynasty Record: 123-52-1 (64-20 in league)

HISTORICAL
2016 Overall Record: 13-2
2016 League Record/Finish: 7-0 (1st)
2016 Points For Average: 39.1
2016 Points Against Average: 19.7
2016 Differential: +19.4
2016 Wins: #676 Petal (30-28), #753 Picayune (45-27), #993 Hattiesburg (45-42), #1692 Oak Grove (Hattiesburg) (28-14), #2043 Stone (Wiggins) (35-13), #2096 Wayne County (Waynesboro) (41-7), #2728 Brookhaven (41-17), #3662 South Jones (Ellisville) (49-14), #3795 Wingfield (Jackson) (61-14), #4264 Quitman (31-0), #4305 West Jones (Laurel) (42-17), #4721 Provine (Jackson) (42-21), #7301 Natchez (69-21)
2016 Losses: #135 West Point (29-8), #993 Hattiesburg (31-20)
2016 Opponents W-L: 115-76
Recent State Championships: 2014, 2007 (4A)
Recent League Championships: 2016, 2015, 2014 (tied for 1st), 2011 (4A Region 5), 2007 (4A Region 5)
Winning Streak Entering 2017 Season: none

SCHEDULE
2017 Schedule: 8/18 vs Callaway (Jackson), 8/26 Hattiesburg, 9/1 vs Oak Grove (Hattiesburg), 9/8 Petal, 9/22 South Jones (Ellisville), 9/29 vs Brookhaven, 10/6 Wingfield (Jackson), 10/13 at West Jones (Laurel), 10/20 Forest Hill (Jackson), 10/27 at North Pike (Summit), 11/3 vs Natchez
Highest-Rated 2017 Regular Season Opponents: Callaway (Jackson) (39.8), Oak Grove (Hattiesburg) (37), Petal (34.8)
Lowest-Rated 2017 Regular Season Opponents: North Pike (Summit) (9.3), Wingfield (Jackson) (10), Natchez (10)
2016 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 21.5 (31.2 overall)
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 24.4
2017 vs. 2016 Schedule Strength Comparison: +2.9
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength State Rank: #26
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength National Rank: #1087
2017 Projected Regular Season Record: 8-3
2017 Projected League Finish: 1st
2017 Undefeated Regular Season Probability: 1%



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