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Gardendale Rockets
Gardendale High School

800 Main St. Gardendale, AL 35071
Stadium: Driver Stadium
Colors: Maroon, Silver & White
Coach: Chad Eads
Region: 6A-R6
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Overall Record Progress      100% Complete
 
  
Team History on AHSFHS.org
Coach Mike McCombs    
Coach Ed Bruce    
2013 Coaching Changes    
Coach Dale Cook    
Coach Alan Pridmore    
Coach Keith Luker    
 
Team Timeline
First Team: 1965  (#1)
  1977 - First playoff win.
  1977 - First 10 win season.
  1977 - First playoff appearance.
  1977 - First region championship.
  1982 - First 11 win season.
  1982 - First 10-0 regular season.
  1984 - First 13 win season.
 
Championships
State Playoff Championships
None
State Mythical Championships
None
Region Championships
  1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2002, 2003
2006
 
Team Records
 Overall Record 344-238-3
 Winning Pct. 59%
 State Playoff Titles 0
 State Mythical Titles 0
 Region/Area Titles 16
 Region/Area Record 141-75
 All State Players (#3)77
 NFL Players (#4)4
 Weeks Ranked #1 5
 Home Record 182-105-0
 Away Record 145-129-1
 
By The Numbers
 Seasons 54
 Winning Seasons (#2) 38
 Losing Seasons (#2)15
 Most Wins in A Season 13 (1984)
 Most Loses in A Season 9 (1996)
 10 Win Seasons 11
 Most Points Scored in a Game 73 (9/4/2014)
 Most Points Scored in a Season 514 (2015)
 Most Points Allowed in a Game 76 (10/27/2000)
 Most Points Allowed in a Season 359 (2000)
 Largest Margin of Victory 58 (9/7/2007)
 Largest Margin of Defeat 48 (9/10/1993)
 Most Points Both Teams in a Game 121 (10/27/2000)
 Last Shutout 9/28/2018
 Last Time Shutout 9/11/2009
 Shutouts All-Time 93
 Been Shutout All-Time 46
 
Streaks
 Longest Win 13 (8/31/1984-11/23/1984)
 Longest Losing 14 (10/9/1992-10/29/1993)
 
Playoff Records
 Overall Record 29-26
 Appearances 26
 1st Round 20-7
 2nd Round 8-11
 3rd Round 1-6
 Semi-Finals 0-2
 Finals 0-0
 
By the Decade
 2010-16  61-41
 2000-09  58-53
 1990-99 33-71
 1980-89 99-22
 1970-79 71-32-3
 1960-69 22-19
 1950-59 0-0
 
Enrollment History
 Year  Students  (Rank) 
 2018-19 819 (57)
 2016-17 818 (58)
 2014-15 818 (48)
 2012-13 781 (57)
 2010-11 765 (57)
 2008-09 691 (63)
 2006-07 667 (67)
 2004-05 627 (71)
 2002-03 663 (68)
 2000-01 648 (71)
 1998-99 653 (68)
 1996-97 708 (50)
 1994-95 679 (53)
 1990-91 763 (54)
 1988-89 648 (67)
 1986-87 622 (74)
 1984-85 622 (74)
  
2018 Season Preview

       A look at the Gardendale Rockets football team as they prepare for the upcoming season.
Next Game
 11/16/2018 (Fri)
vs. Homewood
in a 2nd Round Playoff Game.
Last Time: Gardendale won 35-14 in 2014.
All-Time:
  vs. Homewood 2-7-0 22.2% 
 
2018 Season
 8/24  @ Mae Jemison    38   21   W  
 8/31  vs. Athens    22   29   L  
 9/7  vs. Huffman   *  31   21   W  
 9/15  @ Pell City   *  41   21   W  
 9/21  vs. Clay-Chalkville   *  14   56   L  
 9/28  vs. Hazel Green    16   0   W  
 10/5  @ Pinson Valley   *  7   42   L  
 10/12   OPEN 
 10/19  @ Shades Valley   *  28   21   W  
 10/26  vs. Oxford   *  21   61   L  
 11/2  @ Mountain Brook    14   38   L  
 Playoffs 
 11/9  @ Fort Payne    21   14   W  
 11/16  vs. Homewood            
 
2018 Season Totals
  Record6-5
  Scoring253-324
  Region Record3-3
  Home Record2-3
  Away Record4-2
 
 Region 6 Standings
  Pinson Valley 9-16-0
  Clay-Chalkville 10-15-1
  Oxford 9-24-2
  Gardendale 6-53-3
  Huffman 1-91-5
  Pell City 4-61-5
  Shades Valley 2-81-5
 
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Longest Running Rivalry
 Gardendale & Mortimer Jordan have played 34 games.
Gardendale has won 27 games.
Mortimer Jordan has won 7 games.
with 0 tie games.
 
Record Against Ranked Teams (since 1984)
 Total 17-59
 Regular Season 13-47
 Playoffs 4-12
 Lower Class 2-6
 Same Class 12-51
 Higher Class 3-2
 4A 1-2
 5A 9-23
 6A 6-32
 7A 1-2
 
Record when scoring..... (since 2000)
 Scoring  Record 
 less than 10 0-40
 10 or more 119-54
 20 or more  108-29
 30 or more 85-5
 40 or more 50-2
 
Record when allowing..... (since 2000)
 Points Allowed  Record 
 less than 10 42-0
 10 or more 77-94
 20 or more 36-83
 30 or more 8-53
 40 or more 2-26
 
Border Wars
 No games on record vs. Border States.
 
Rockets Sports Apparel
 Gardendale t-shirt.
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Gardendale High School hooded sweatshirt.
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 Gardendale High School cap.
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NOTES:
(1) If 'First Year' is unknown we assume a year based upon research.
(2) Winning and losing seasons counted only if team plays at least 5 games.
(3) All State players counted for the all state teams we have in our database. We must have an entire team for the appropriate classification to make additions to the teams. Only ASWA teams are recognized after 1982.
(4) NFL Players counted for any player that participated in a regular season game.

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

In 1925 Langdale tied a record by defeating Milltown 125-0. Hamilton had set the record by thrashing Fayette 125-0 in 1915.