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Gardendale picks up forfeit win over Jasper

Brant Berry | PrepsNet

Gardendale, AL – The Gardendale Rockets‘ record improved to 3-2, 1-2 in Class 6A Region 6 play, Friday night after picking up a forfeit victory over the Jasper Vikings.  The Vikings were forced to cancel the region contest, which was scheduled to played Ki-Ro/Gambrell Field after a number of players tested positive for Covid-19.  

Jasper drops to 2-2 overall, 0-2 in region play. 

The loss marks the first forfeit for the Vikings since the pandemic began.  Gardendale picked up a Covid associated victory when the Mortimer Jordan Blue Devils were forced to cancel their game with the Rockets late in the 2020 season.  

Gardendale returns to action next Friday night, on the road, at Shades Valley (1-3) in a non-region contest.  Jasper is scheduled to host the 5A Demopolis Tigers (3-2) September 24th.  

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Gardendale has region contests remaining against Minor (0-4, 0-3), Jackson-Olin (4-0, 2-0) and Mortimer Jordan (2-2, 1-1).