Behind Ramey’s TD trio eighth graders roll pastTHURSDAY: The junior varsity and freshmen Tigers travel to LaGrange with the first game beginning at 5 p.m. The junior high Tigers host LaGrange with the first game starting at 4:30 p.m.
A late comeback bid fell short as the Rockdale junior varsity was tripped up 14-6 by Smithville.
Two short touchdown dives by Smithville handed them a 14-0 lead until the fourth quarter when when Kentra Dav is hit Brandon Wright on a 30-yard touchdown pass to close the gap to 14-6.
Kolton Woolverton turned in an outstanding game on defense for the 1-6 Tigers.
Not unlike the junior varsity, a Rockdale freshmen comeback attempt was short of the mark in a 16-14 loss to Smithville.
Smithv ille leapt out early with two quick touchdowns from short yardage in the first quarter and took that 16-0 lead into halftime.
The Tigers (3-3-1) struck back to begin the second half on Elijah Brooks’ two yard run and twopoint conversion from Clayton Gibbs to slice the lead in half.
The Tigers struck again in the fourth when Gibbs found Ladontice Coats for a 30-yard touchdown pass. The attempt at a two-point conversion to tie the game failed.
According to coaches, Gibbs, Brooks, Coats and Dedrick Page were the standouts.
Dailynn Ramey notched three touchdowns, including one from 95 yards, in Rockdale’s 54-28 smashing of Smithville.
Ramey got the Tigers (4-1-1) off to a flying start with the 95- yard jaunt in the first quarter and followed that effort with a nine-yard dash for a 12-0 lead after the first quarter.
Pearce Loth continued the parade by scooping up a fumble and scampering 40 yards for a score to make it 18-0 at halftime.
The Tigers really revved it up in the second half, scoring five more times.
A 25-yard pass from Dylan McCartney to Koy Quinney set up an 18-yard strike from McCartney to Loth and after a two-point conversion run by McCartney, the Tigers had stretched their lead to 26-0.
A not her f umble recover y by Loth set up Ramey’s third touchdown, this time from the 25-yard line.
Derek Whitsel then snagged a Smithville pass and raced 40 yards for a touchdown and the Tigers led 40-6 heading into the final period.
Eric Davenport took up Ramey’s slack, scoring the Tigers’ final two touchdowns from eight and 25 yards away to construct a 54-6 lead.
Coaches said center Quondrous Ayala, J.W. Smith and Michael Boyd were the offensive standouts, while Dillan Bankston, Derek Contreras, Ed Dansby, Tyler Land and Koy Quinney (interception) were the leaders.
8B— Mario Buentello’s 25-yard sweep for a touchdown was the lone score in the Tigers’ 6-0 win over Smithville.
The Tigers’ (3-1) defense came up with big plays all evening, w ith Nic Vreeland forcing a fumble that Jon Hines recovered; a Billy Harris interception; and a Buentello forced fumble and recovery.
Israel Arraujo’s interception set up Buentello’s score.
Other standouts included Zach Caywood, Buck Garza, Juan Cervantes and Zach Springer.
A stout defensive effort wasn’t good enough as the Tigers were clipped by Smithville 6-0.
Despite giving up a late touchdow n, the Tigers (0 -4) kept Smithville out of the end zone in the second quarter on four tries with Fred Henderson eventually defending down a Smithville pass on fourth down.
Defensive back Tyler Richter had a big hit that forced a punt and Chase Pickett performed a big block to spring Darius O’Bryant for a run.
Additional standouts include qua r terback A nd rew Perez , wide receiver Michael Turman, defensive tackle Bradley Breithaupt and defensive back Zach Zoeller.
7B— Defense was the name of the game in the Tigers’ 14-0 loss to Smithville.
Turning in outstanding efforts for the Tigers (0-4-1) were Marco Sanchez, Christian Carrasco, Ray Trevino, William Payne and Mason Nusbaum.