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Gardendale Football Team History


Gardendale Rockets
Gardendale High School

800 Main St. Gardendale, AL 35071
Stadium: Driver Stadium
Colors: Maroon, Silver & White
Coach: David Norwood
Region: 5A-R5
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1965  <-- 2001 <- 2002 -> 2003 --> 2020

2002 Season Highlights
 David Norwood enters his 1st season as Head Coach at Gardendale.
 The Rockets won the Class 5A Region 5 Championship.
 
2002 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 30  @ Hewitt-Trussville    14   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 6  @ Walker   *  33   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 13  vs. Erwin   *  47   3   W       
 Fri., Sep. 20  @ Mortimer Jordan   *  48   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 27  vs. John Carroll    13   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 4  vs. Ensley   *  48   35   W       
 Fri., Oct. 11  vs. Pleasant Grove   *  42   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 18  vs. Carver Birmingham   *  42   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 25  @ Fairfield   *  52   6   W       
 Sat., Nov. 2  @ Spain Park    35   0   W       
 Playoffs 
 Thu., Nov. 14  vs. Albertville    14   28   L       1st Round Playoffs 
 
2002 Season Totals
  Record10-1
  Points Scored388
  Scoring Average35.3
  Points Allowed107
  Defense Average9.7
  Opponents Record51-69
  Region Record7-0
  Home Record5-1
  Away Record5-0
2002 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/16/20027 4 (7-0)161 ASWA
10/2/20025 9 (5-0)89 ASWA
10/23/20028 4(8-0)162 ASWA
10/30/20029 3 (9-0)211 ASWA
10/9/20026 7(6-0)115 ASWA
11/6/2002Final 2 (10-0)210 ASWA
9/17/20023 9 (3-0)57 ASWA
9/25/20024 9(4-0)74 ASWA
  
2002 Class 5A Region 5 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Gardendale 10-13881070-114287-031272  David Norwood
Pleasant Grove 9-43441922-174536-122198  Keith Luker
Mortimer Jordan 8-43592431-138615-2244142  Greg Watts
Carver Birmingham 4-71343060-112523-4101184  Willie Miller
Walker 4-51602343-4115195  Bubba Davis
Ensley 4-61742523-4140205  Wendell Jones
Erwin 2-81233091-682222  John Watkins
Fairfield 1-91162670-766204  Jim Vakakes

2002 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Dev Wakeley OL Sr.6-3275 All-Star Game  

2002 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 A.J. DavisLB Jr. HM  BN
 Antwan BurtonDB Sr.6-2190 1st  ASWA
 Antwan BurtonDB Sr.6-2190 1st  BN
 Chris RussellRB Jr. HM  BN
 Dev WakeleyOL Sr.6-3275 1st  BN
 Dev WakeleyOL Sr.6-3275 1st  ASWA
 Robert SpiveyLB Sr.6-1220 HM  ASWA
 Robert SpiveyLB Sr.6-1220 1st  BN
 Wes MimsOL Jr. HM  BN



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