Coach: Stephen Robinson
Record at Vinemont: 2-8 (2nd year)
2017 record: 2-8 (1-5 in 3A, R 6)
2018: Vinemont is in 3A, R 5 with Midfield, Hanceville, Fultondale, Locust Fork, J.B. Pennington, Holly Pond.
Key personnel returning: QB Jack Hill, WR Teague Whatley, WR/RB Cameron Carter, WR Nate England, WR Hudson Wood, C Dakota McGraw, OL Anthony Brasher, OL Tyler Brown.
2018 schedule: Aug, 31 - Falkville, Sept, 7 - Westbrook Christian, Sept. 14 - @ Midfield, Sept. 21 - Hanceville, Sept. 28 - @ Addison, Oct. 5 - Fultondale, Oct. 12 - @ Locust Fork, Oct. 19 - J.B. Pennington, Oct. 26 - @ Holly Pond, Nov. 1 - Cold Springs.
Outlook: Experience factors in for Vinemont during Robinson's second season at the helm of his alma mater.
Having a lineup with experience, plus a group that can avoid any type of injury, the Eagles are out to raise the victory total after gaining two upsets at Mark Smothers Stadium in September of last season.
Vinemont will play a jamboree at East Lawrence on August 24. The season begins the 31st with arch rival Falkville visiting the campus.
Westbrook Christian from Gadsden comes to Vinemont for the first time. Then the regional schedule features a tough journey into Midfield for the first time on September 14.
Hanceville and the Eagles tangle on the 21st, in a game that will be critical to trying and move up in the Region 5 standings.
The September assignments close out with a trip into A.G. Hicks Stadium the 28th as Addison will be seeking revenge from losing last season on the final play by the score of 28-22.
Another strong regional foe, Fultondale, visits Smothers Stadium in the first Friday of October.
Back to back games will be against Blount County schools. The Eagles go to Locust Fork the 12th and entertain J.B. Pennington the 19th.
The stretch run will be county games. Vinemont goes to Holly Pond in finishing the regional schedule October 26.
The first of November will see Vinemont and Cold Springs resume its rivalry. The game will be on Vinemont's field this year.
A winning season is the quest for the Eagles for the first time since they had an 8-2 record in regular season play in 2012.
Vinemont has lost nine consecutive road games dating back to the season opener in 2016 when the Eagles scored in the final minute to pull out a 14-7 triumph at Good Hope.
Photos from Vinemont-Southeastern OTA June 26 at Mark Smothers Stadium.
Sportspage photos by Johnny Thornton