Birmingham, AL – The Gardendale Rockets continue their impressive winning streak, securing their third consecutive victory with a dominant 59-20 road win over the Woodlawn Colonels Friday night. The Rockets’ resurgence in recent games has catapulted them to a 3-5 record overall, with a 3-2 mark in Class 6A, Region 5 play. On the flip side, the Woodlawn Colonels have struggled to a 1-6 (1-4) record.
For Gardendale, it has been an incredible turnaround after a sluggish start to the season. The Rocket offense has been on fire during their last three victories, putting up a remarkable 178 points, including 58, 61, and 59 points in their latest wins.
Friday night head coach Chad Eads’ Rockets showcased their offensive firepower by amassing a jaw-dropping 576 yards of total offense. On the defensive end, they managed to stifle the Colonels, holding them to 150 total yards.
Leading the charge for the Rockets was dynamic running back Boogie Harris who had an outstanding performance. Harris rushed for an impressive 235 yards and found the end zone three times on just 15 carries. His ability to break free on the ground was a significant factor in Gardendale’s resounding victory.
Rockets quarterback Mac Beason displayed precision and efficiency in the passing game, completing 21-of-31 passes for 210 yards and accounting for four scores. Beason’s ability to connect with his receivers and make crucial plays was crucial in securing the region win.
Carter Jenkins emerged as a key target for Beason, hauling in seven passes for 86 yards and finding the end zone twice. His ability to create separation and secure receptions played an integral role in the Rocket’s offensive explosion.
With this victory in the books, the Rockets turn their attention to the 8th ranked Mountain Brook Spartans (6-2, 4-1). Gardendale will welcome the Over the Mountain power to Driver Stadium next Friday night to wrap up region play. Meanwhile, the Colonels will look to bounce back with a road trip to region foe Minor (2-6, 1-4).