Built Ford Tough
Senior running back lifts Big Blue past McGregor
MCGREGOR—Coming off the emotional zeitgeist that was the Cameron game, it would be understandable if Rockdale may have been a little underwhelmed at the prospect of facing McGregor.
Never fear, Davion Ford was there to lift everybody’s spirits. Full Story
Despite early loss, Franklin is Franklin
No. 6 Lions are final roadblock to district title
While the Franklin Cameron affair earlier this season gained state-wide attention, this week’s Rockdale-Franklin tilt might be a tad more important.
When the Lions (7-1, 4-1) come a-calling Friday at Tigerland Field, it will feature a battle of top 10 teams in No. 10 Rockdale and No. 6 Franklin with serious district implications. Full Story
ROCKDALE 41, MCGREGOR 34
Clockwise from left, Luis Iruegas subbed in at kicker and was 5-of-6. Top left, Ja’Qualyn Crawford snags another pass. Top right, head coach Jeff Miller rallies the troops prior to kickoff. Middle right, linebacker Jr. Hinojosa gets taped up by trainer Dustin Cedidla. Bottom right, David Franklin wraps up McGregor’s Andrew Taylor. Center, Jim Meraz talks with line coach Kirk Palmer. Full Story
Timmy Sulak: an expert at charging fouls, snake tales
Stryker Sulak is taking his rightful place in the Rockdale Hall of Honor Friday and it is impossible for me not to think of his late father, Timmy.
Unfortunately, Stryker will be unable to attend Friday’s ceremony because— happily—he will be welcoming his first child and Timmy’s first grandchild into the world. Full Story
Four inductees left their mark on Tiger sports
Impressive performances identify newest class
The 2016 Rockdale Sports Hall of Honor inductees will be honored at a banquet Oct. 28 at 4:30 at the high school cafeteria and the public is encouraged to attend. They will also be recognized at the Rockdale Franklin football game. Full Story
League leading Panthers rally to hold off Eagles
Milano can’t get early lead to hold up
MILANO—Milano couldn’t get an early lead to hold up in a 43-13 loss to league front-runner Burton Friday night at Pruett Field.
The Eagles (2-6, 1-2) will likely have to win out to earn a playoff spot against Snook on the road Friday and then host Somerville on Nov. 4. Full Story
Holland puts an end to Dawgs win streak
Four team logjam at top of district standings
HOLLAND—The Bulldogs lost a slugfest with Holland 38-27 which stopped a two-game win streak Friday at Bulldog Field.
The loss causes a four way tie for first in District 13-2A between Thorndale, Thrall, Holland and Normangee, who all stand 2-1.
The Dawgs (3-5, 2-1) host cellar dweller Rosebud Lott Friday and then travel to rival Thrall to close out the regular season. Full Story
Thrall handles Milano for top playoff spot
Lady Tigers outlast Lady Eagles in slugfest
No. 11 Thrall secured the top spot in the post season by outlasting No. 14 Milano 25-22, 25-15, 26-28, 25-23 Tuesday night in Granger.
The two volleyball giants tied for first place in District 16-2A and were playing for the top seed in the playoffs.
Holland (28-17, 10-4) was third and Thorndale fourth. Full Story
Lady Tigers close out regular season by splitting district
Freshman team posts perfect season at 24-0
The Rockdale Lady Tigers closed out the regular season by splitting their final two district matches with Hearne and Academy.
The Lady Tigers close out the season 18-23 overall and 5-9 in District 10-3A play. Full Story
Sub-varsity Tigers take four-of-four against Dogs
The junior varsity will travel to Franklin with a 6 p.m. kick and the freshmen will travel to Giddings at 7 p.m. The 7th and 8th grade teams will host Franklin with the first game starting at 5 p.m.
Junior Varsity Full Story
WINNERS—The newly reconfigured Rockdale Chamber of Commerce float won the Best Workmanship award at Saturday’s 2016 Fair Parade. Riding on the float were recently crowned beauty queens from last week’s Miss Rockdale Fair Queen Pageant. They are winner Madison Hafley, first runner-up Hannah Hux and second runner-up Jordan Jerman. Full Story
What does a comptroller do?
Plenty, here’s a partial list of the duties
While Texas retail businesses and others know the Comptroller’s office well, to the average Texan the agency can be something of a mystery.
What does the Comptroller’s office do.? Full Story
Safety tips to help fight identity fraud
When it comes to identity fraud, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is the number of victims is at its second highest level in six years; the good news, the amount stolen is at its lowest in the past six years, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. Full Story
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