Cody Flournoy named 3A Coach of the Year


By Morgan Bryce

Only two years into his tenure at Beulah, Cody Flournoy’s drastic turnaround of the Bobcats football program is garnering statewide attention.
Following a breakout year that saw Beulah end its 10-year playoff drought and earns its most wins in a season since 1995, Flournoy was chosen as the 3A Coach of the Year by the Alabama Football Coaches Association.
After a 3-7 season in 2017, Beulah opened the 2018 season with 5-straight victories, including a thrilling 27-26 victory over defending region champion Montgomery Academy.
Team leaders including linebackers Caden Dowdell and Justin Hancock anchored a solid defense and diminutive running back Chris Person had a stellar year.
The Bobcats finished second in Class 3A Region behind St. James, who defeated them 49-20 in their lone head-to-head matchup Oct. 12.
Chilly, wet conditions set the stage for a defensive battle between Beulah and first-round playoff opponent Thomasville, who eked out a 7-0 win at Bobcat Stadium Nov. 9.
In two seasons at Beulah, Flournoy has compiled an 11-10 record. For more information or to see a list of other award winners, visit


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