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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  <-- 2002 <- 2003 -> 2004 --> 2020

2003 Season Highlights
 David Norwood enters his 2nd season as Head Coach at Gardendale.
 The Rockets won the Class 5A Region 5 Championship.
 
2003 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 29  vs. Hewitt-Trussville    27   34   L       
 Fri., Sep. 5  vs. Walker   *  20   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 12  @ Erwin   *  35   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 19  vs. Mortimer Jordan   *  41   20   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  @ John Carroll    12   27   L       
 Fri., Oct. 3  @ Ensley   *  40   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  @ Pleasant Grove   *  17   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  @ Carver Birmingham   *  21   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 24  vs. Fairfield   *  34   13   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  vs. Spain Park    13   28   L       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 7  vs. Hartselle    28   7   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 14  @ Gadsden    42   14   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 21  @ Russellville    14   26   L       3rd Round Playoffs 
 
2003 Season Totals
  Record9-4
  Points Scored344
  Scoring Average26.5
  Points Allowed187
  Defense Average14.4
  Opponents Record79-68
  Region Record7-0
  Home Record4-2
  Away Record5-2
2003 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/29/20039 10(7-2) ASWA
7/30/2003PS 7 (10-1)59 ASWA
  
2003 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 9-43441872-184477-020851  David Norwood
Pleasant Grove 11-33101983-179826-118169  Keith Luker
Carver Birmingham 6-52441250-1374-317292  Willie Miller
Fairfield 5-62132620-112384-3154159  Jim Vakakes
Walker 6-41991534-3138118  Bubba Davis
Mortimer Jordan 3-72233232-5135206  Greg Watts
Ensley 3-71842761-6127242  Wendell Jones
Erwin 1-91463410-785263  John Watkins

2003 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Jerrickus Speights DE Sr.6-4235 AL-MS Game  
 Jerrickus Speights DL Sr.6-5240 Super All-State  Bham News

2003 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 A.J. DavisRB Sr. HM  BN
 Chris RussellRB Sr. HM  BN
 Chris RussellATH Sr. 1st  ASWA
 Jerrickus SpeightsDL Sr.6-5240 HM  ASWA
 Jerrickus SpeightsDL Sr.6-5240 1st  BN
 Pat LinsonDB Sr.5-11160 1st  BN
 Patrick LinsonDB Sr. 1st  ASWA
 Ricky BradberryTE Sr. HM  ASWA
 Ricky BradberryTE Sr. HM  BN
 Rod CarsonP Sr. HM  BN



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