Bob Jones Rocket League racks fourth state championship, premiere Madden title

MADISON – Without a doubt, Rocket League members at Bob Jones High School have been on a winning streak this school year, and they don’t show any indication of slowing down.

Bob Jones Rocket League has won their fourth state title in the PlayVS Rocket League Alabama State Playoffs. Bob Jones began in a bracket of the top 32 teams in the state.

In addition, Bob Jones won the first Alabama state championship in the PlayVS Madden State Playoffs. ‘Madden ‘21’ is an American football video game in which players can play as the current rosters of NFL teams. Bob Jones began with a bracket of the top eight teams in the state.

“We won two state championships in December and won another one in Rocket League,” Coach Aubree White said.

Rocket League members are seniors Joshua Vannoy and Mateo Santiago; freshman Luke Scherer; and eighth-grader Max Dunkerley. Jabari Salaam, a junior, earned the Madden championship. “Jabari Salaam proved successful this season due to his quick adaptability in Madden (football) gameplay, as well as his offensive and defensive player execution,” White said.

“I continue to be blown away at the time and work these players are putting in each season (and during off season),” White said. “I am so incredibly proud of their continued success, and I am so grateful for the recognition this team is receiving from across the state and even national levels for their success.”

“Bob Jones Fusion has continued to have success due to their game knowledge and skill, team chemistry and love for the game,” White said.

During the regular season, Bob Jones Fusion practiced, scrimmaged and played to continue in maximizing their skills used in the crossplay competition of Rocket League. ‘Crossplay’ indicates that players across all gaming platforms — PC, Xbox, PlayStation — can complete together.

The eSports experience allows players consistently to build critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.

“Bob Jones eSports program extends a huge thanks to Lisa and Larry Vannoy for the continued support of the program, as well as Principal Sylvia Lambert and Assistant Principal Amy Thaxton for driving to attend the State Championship,” White said.

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, Mill Creek Greenpower race teams take national titles at Talladega

Harvest

UAH workshop: Turn fear into business savvy

Bob Jones High School

Notable number of MCS students place at state in Reflections

James Clemens High School

James Clemens collects honors at tech students’ conference

Madison

Schools select Super Citizens in Liberty Legacy study

James Clemens High School

Ellenburg named ‘Staff Member of the Year’ at Columbia

Bob Jones High School

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 22, 2024

Bob Jones High School

Samantha Chan Selected Presidential Scholar- Uses Swimming And Academics To Perfection

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Cotton Row Run 2024 Set For Memorial Day Morning

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Disc Golf Alive And Well In Madison

Madison

Third infant surrendered at Madison Safe Haven Baby Box

Bob Jones High School

“Where It Belongs”- The Bob Jones Patriots Earn Baseball State Championship

James Clemens High School

Liberty’s Shravan Balaji wins ‘Best of Fair Award’ in regional science fair

Events

Trash Pandas hosting Elvis tribute night contest on May 21

James Clemens High School

French, Latin students at James Clemens excel in testing

Harvest

Enable Madison County announces needed asset at event

James Clemens High School

Koswoski awarded Department of Alabama’s ‘VFW Scout of the Year’

James Clemens High School

Lilliann Markowitz achieves top rank in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Sea Cadets

Bob Jones High School

Madison’s JROTC cadets challenged in Rocket City Rivalry Day

James Clemens High School

McDaniel, Stundtner, Vaughn and Woodard earn national grants

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 15, 2024

Madison

Bob Jones bests Central-Phenix City in opening game of State Championship

Bob Jones bests Central-Phenix City in opening game of State Championship

Harvest

TARCOG’s Senior Fun Fest moves to Agribition Center at Alabama A&M University

Bob Jones High School

Heavyweight Baseball- Bob Jones To Play For State Championship

x