Tiger frosh crush Yoe to remain undefeated at 3-0


Derek Whitsel hauled in two touchdowns passes as the Tiger freshman team remained unbeaten with a victory over Cameron. 
Reporter/Cliff Dungan Derek Whitsel hauled in two touchdowns passes as the Tiger freshman team remained unbeaten with a victory over Cameron. Reporter/Cliff Dungan THURSDAY: The junior varsity and freshmen Tigers host Liberty Hill with the first game beginning at 5 p.m. The junior high Tigers travel to Liberty Hill, with the first game starting at 4:30 p.m.

The Rockdale freshman team bolted out of the gate and then held on to defeat Cameron 38-26 to remain unbeaten at 3-0 on the season.

The Tiger frosh rolled up 32 first half points in a variety of ways all over the field as Hayden Offield and Derek Whitsel accounted for two touchdowns apiece and quarterback Dylan McCartney tossed three scoring strikes.

Offield opened the onslaught with an eight-yard trip, followed by McCartney extra point pass to Whitsel for an early 8-0 lead.

After a Cameron score, McCartney dialed up long distance and hooked up with Whitsel from 50 yards out for a 16- 6 lead after McCartney and Pearce Loth combined for the two-point conversion.

Leading 16-12 after the first quarter, the Tigers continued to pour it on with Loth taking in a 15-yard aerial from McCartney and after another McCartney to Loth conversion, the Tigers led 24-12.

After another Cameron score, Whitsel and McCartney combined again, this time from 15 yards away and after yet another two-point conversion connection by McCartney to Loth, the frosh took a 32-20 lead into intermission.

Offield opened the third quarter with the Tigers final score, scampering in from the eightyard line for a 38-20 lead.

According to coaches, McCartney, Loth, Whitsel and Michael Boyd were the offensive standouts.

On defense, Offield, Preston Ehler, Ed Dansby, and Robert Vega were the leaders.

Junior varsity

The Rockdale junior varsity had trouble finding the end zone in their 28-0 loss to Cameron.

Of fensively, Pete Heint ze, James Castelleja and Sinderick Miller stood out.

Castelleja had an interception on defense.

8th grade

Christian Lara’s 100-yard inter- ception return off a failed twopoint conversion was the eighth graders only score in a 20- 2 setback to Cameron in the season opener.

On offense, Mitchell Henson, Jonathan Ramey and Bradley Breithaupt had good outings.

On defense, Darius O’Bryant, Andrew Perez, Chase Pickett and Kacey Wexler played well.

8B—The Tigers were shutout in a 14-0 season opening loss to Cameron.

Zach Manzanero picked off an interception to halt a Yoe drive, while Daniel Banda had a big hit to foce a first down and Michael Turman and Zach Brooks combined for a huge hit to stop a Cameron drive.

A.J. Rutledge, Marco Sanchez, Mason Morrow and Will Payne were cited by coaches.

7th grade

The Tigers played solid defense, but struggled on offense in their 16-0 season opening loss to Cameron.

Braden Hartley hopped on a fumble to stop a drive deep in Rockdale territory, while Braxton Moore reeled off some big runs and quarterback Davion Ford combined with Blake King on a 20-yard pass.

Coaches said Chas Ingram, Zach Montelongo, Luke Elliston and Caeleb Calk were leaders. THURSDAY TIGERS

Cameron 28, Tigers JV 0
Tigers 9th 38, Cameron 26
Cameron 20, Tigers 8A 2
Cameron 14, Tigers 8B 0
Cameron 16, Tigers 7A 0




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