Austin Caffey (left) and Clayton Gibbs battle for a ball thrown by Ethan Brinkley as the Rockdale 7-on-7 team prepares for the state tournament which begins Thursday July 14 in College Station on the campus of Texas A&M. The Tiger team will join 63 other teams in the 13th annual tournament and will participate in the Class 1A-3A division. Other area teams that have qualified include Cameron, Lexington, Navasota and Salado. Pool play begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday and the top two teams from each four-team pool will advance to the championship round on Friday. Rockdale has made five appearances in the 13-year history of the tournament.