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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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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 359-245-3
 Winning Pct. 59%
 State Playoff Titles 0
 State Mythical Titles 0
 Region/Area Titles 16
 Region/Area Record 149-79
 All State Players (#3)77
 NFL Players (#4)4
 Weeks Ranked #1 5
 Home Record 190-109-0
 Away Record 152-132-1
 
By The Numbers
 Seasons 56
 Winning Seasons (#2) 40
 Losing Seasons (#2)15
 Most Wins in A Season 13 (1984)
 Most Losses 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 (10/20/2017)
 Most Points Both Teams in a Game 121 (10/27/2000)
 Last Shutout 10/22/2020
 Last Time Shutout 10/4/2019
 Shutouts All-Time 95
 Been Shutout All-Time 48
 
Streaks
 Longest Win 13 (8/31/1984-11/23/1984)
 Longest Losing 14 (10/9/1992-10/29/1993)
 
Playoff Records
 Overall Record 30-28
 Appearances 28
 1st Round 21-7
 2nd Round 8-13
 3rd Round 1-6
 Semi-Finals 0-2
 Finals 0-0
 
By the Decade
 2020-29  7-2
 2010-19  69-46
 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)
  
Next Game
 10/30/2020 (Fri)
@ Florence
in a Non-Region Game.
Last Time: Gardendale lost 14-49 in 2014.
All-Time:
  vs. Florence 0-1-0 0.0% 
 
2020 Season
 8/21  vs. Sparkman    22   7   W  
 8/29  @ Smiths Station    26   7   W  
 9/4  @ Pinson Valley   *  15   26   L  
 9/11  @ Clay-Chalkville   *  17   38   L  
 9/18  vs. Jasper   *  42   0   W  
 9/25  vs. Shades Valley    41   26   W  
 10/2   OPEN 
 10/8  vs. Minor   *  35   13   W  
 10/16  @ Jackson-Olin   *  20   14   W (OT) 
 10/22  vs. Mortimer Jordan   *  1   0   #Won  
 10/30  @ Florence            
 Playoffs 
 11/6  @ Fort Payne            
 
2020 Season Totals
  Record7-2
  Scoring219-131
  Region Record4-2
  Home Record5-0
  Away Record2-2
 
 Region 6 Standings
  Clay-Chalkville 9-15-1
  Gardendale 7-24-2
  Jackson-Olin 4-52-4
  Jasper 2-71-5
  Minor 6-33-3
  Mortimer Jordan 1-80-6
  Pinson Valley 7-26-0
 
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Longest Running Rivalry
 Gardendale & Mortimer Jordan have played 35 games.
Gardendale has won 28 games.
Mortimer Jordan has won 7 games.
with 0 tie games.
 
Record Against Ranked Teams (since 1984)
 Total 18-65
 Regular Season 14-51
 Playoffs 4-14
 Lower Class 2-6
 Same Class 13-56
 Higher Class 3-3
 4A 1-2
 5A 9-23
 6A 7-37
 7A 1-3
 
Record when scoring..... (since 2000)
 Scoring  Record 
 less than 10 1-42
 10 or more 133-59
 20 or more  121-30
 30 or more 94-5
 40 or more 52-2
 
Record when allowing..... (since 2000)
 Points Allowed  Record 
 less than 10 49-0
 10 or more 85-101
 20 or more 38-88
 30 or more 9-56
 40 or more 2-26
 
Border Wars
 No games on record vs. Border States.
 
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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

Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.