Dawgs Defeat GDFL Best with Team Effort


Overtime win plus Middle Tennessee in line for division championship.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala- The developmental football world’s eyes were focused on Huntsville, Alabama Gridiron Developmental Football League’s top team the Huntsville Rockets (7-1) took on the leagues fifth ranked Middle Tennessee Bulldawgs (6-1). This was a rematch of the June 9 match-up which the Rockets pulled off 27-25. The Bulldawgs came into this game needing to win by at least three points to take over first place in the Xtreme West Division.

“We made some changes after that game physically and mentally,” said Bulldawg head coach Cromwell Stewart. “The physical part was our general manager (Scott Wallace) made the first two trades in the history of the GDFL. The mental was we challenged guys by making some demands as far as discipline.”

Just like the first game, the Rockets scored on their first possession when quarterback AJ Clark found a wide open receiver for a 32 yard touchdown pass. The Rockets had a chance to extend the lead in the second quarter when they drove deep into Bulldawg territory. Stewart called a timeout that seemed to fire his defense up as they forced a turnover on downs. The move seemed to also ignite the Bulldawg offense as well. Quarterback Zach Ducker led his team down the field and culminated the drive with a 15 yard touchdown pass to tight end Romeo Gilbert. After forcing a Rocket punt, Ducker found wide receiver Corvon Booker down the sidelines for a 63 yard touchdown pass giving the Bulldawgs a 14-7 lead. (Read More)