What division either school is in matters little in river rivalry
In storied rivalries such as one which the history Rockdale and Cameron have produced, intangibles such as ranking or classification has little bearing on the psyche of the players on either team.
A prime example is the legendary 1975 contest (see column at left) which is considered the greatest game in the 83-game series. Full Story
A Blue Streak
Junior running back smashes rushing mark
While Rockdale is still trying to find its footing in the inception of this new season, Daniel Brooks is proving his footwork can really take him to far away places.
The junior running back obliterated the school record for rushing yards in a game by piling up 300 in leading Big Blue to a 38-20 victory over Salado at Tiger Field Friday night. Full Story
1975 instant classic still worthy of discussion
The last time Rockdale and Cameron butted heads and weren’t pinned up in the same corral was in 1975.
Coincidently, Friday night will mark the 35th anniversary of the 1975 donnybrook between Rockdale and Cameron which is considered the greatest game in the series— Battle of the Bell or no. Full Story
Lady Tigers split up opponents
Rockdale’s varsity girls took a marathon match from Austin LBJ on Tuesday night 25-12, 25-13, 21-25, 16-25, 15-5 at Tiger Gym.
Senior Krista Phillips led the team in kills and blocks with four each. Katie Strelsky had seven assists and Morgan Fisher served up five aces. Full Story
Dawgs thwar t Thrall
THRALL—For the first time in a long time, the Battle of Highway 79 didn’t mean as much as it used to because of a classification switch.
Just don’t tell Thorndale.
In the historic 80th meeting between the Highway 79 rivals, the Bulldogs captured their third straight victory in the series, 28-6 Friday night in front of a packed house at Tiger Stadium. Full Story
After a week off, Eagles eager to get back on field
Old rival Iola comes in for Homecoming
MILANO—“We’re making the best out of the situation,” Eagles head coach Craig Jentsch said about an abrupt cancelation of what was to be his opponent last week in Alpha Omega Academy out of Huntsville. A-O officials called Jentsch last Tuesday to call off the two teams’ game on Sept. 3. Full Story
No. 4 Milano takes care of Lady Dogs
THORNDALE–The No. 4 ranked Milano Lady Eagles (21- 7) and Thorndale Lady Dogs (5-8) will start up league play in their respective districts this weekend, but the two teams played each other in their final tune up game Tuesday night at Bulldog Gym. Full Story
Late comebacks fail to salvage wins
THURSDAY: The junior varsity
and freshmen Tigers host
Cameron with the first game
beginning at 5 p.m. The junior
high Tigers travel to Cameron
with the first game starting at
JR HIGH VOLLEYBALL
Rockdale vs. Navasota 8A Won Game 1: 20-25 Served Points: Kourtney Roddam 5 Game 2: 25-8 Served Points: Kalli Hicks 8 Game 3: 15-7 Served Points: Sloan Springfield and Maxie Vann 3 each
8B Won Game 1: 25-14 Served Points: Victoria Cardona 9 Game 2: 21-25 Served Points: Cheyenne Montelongo 7 Game 3: 15-8 Served Points: Victoria Cardona 6 Full Story
LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
Junior center Patrick David graded out highest among Tiger linemen Friday night. Full Story