Gardendale takes on Benjamin Russell to cap spring football

Gardendale, AL – The Gardendale Rockets closed out spring drills with a rain shortened showdown with the Benjamin Russell Wildcats Saturday afternoon at Driver Stadium.  The Rockets, who are coming off a 9-4 campaign in 2022, will be looking to repeat as Class 6A, Region 5 champions in 2023.  Chad Eads’ fifth season at the helm of the Gardendale program came to a close in the quarterfinals of the AHSAA 6A playoffs.  

Head Coach Smitty Grider enters his second season leading the Benjamin Russell Wildcats.  The Wildcats closed out 2022 at 8-3, falling to Hueytown in the first round of the Class 6A postseason.