Frosh remain unbeaten; JV chalks up first win

Lineman Ramsey Zinn (65) was one of the key components that led to the Rockdale junior varsity logging its first victory of the year. 
Reporter/Cliff Dungan Lineman Ramsey Zinn (65) was one of the key components that led to the Rockdale junior varsity logging its first victory of the year. Reporter/Cliff Dungan THURSDAY: The junior varsity and freshmen are idle. The junior high Tigers travel to Salado, with the first game starting at 5 p.m.

The Rockdale Tiger junior varsity surged to their first victory of the seaosn in a big way, mashing Madisonville 30-0.

Manufacturing points through turnovers, Drevonne Walton picked off a pass and returned it 12 yards to set up the Tigers (1-4) scoring in the first quarter.

Devonte Burgess hopped on a fumble in the end zone for an 8-0 lead.

Burton cracked over from the one yard line to leave the score at 16-0 at intermission.

At the outset of the second half, the Tigers dialed up long distance as Kartavious Burton jetted 54 yards for a score, followed by Javante Coates who broke off an 83-yard scoring trip.

According to coaches, Ramsey Zinn, Burton and Coates were the offensive standouts, while Jose Abila, Burgess and Dedrick Page were the leaders of the shutout.


The Tigers jumped out early to a large lead and then held on for a 22-14 win over Madisonville to uphold their perfect season at 5-0.

Ed Dansby, who scored all three of the Tigers touchdowns, got it started with a 6-yard run and before Dylan McCartney’s pass to Preston Ehler on the conversion made it 8-0.

A fter a short Madisonv ille score, Dansby was at it again without another short trip, from three yards away to make the score 14-6 at halftime.

After the break, Dansby cracked off a 16-yard run and McCartney hit Derek Whitsel with the conversion pass for a 22-8 lead.

Coaches said Dansby, Whitsel and Kyle Williams stood out on offense, while Dansby, Whitsel, Nic Vreeland, Justin Offield and Dillan Ford were oustanding on defense.

Eighth grade

The Tigers were blanked by Madisonville 21-0 to fall to 0-3 on the season.

Standouts were Kasey Wexler, David Castillo, James Webb, Rigo Costilla, Mitchell Henson (sack), Cristian Lara (sack), Austin Thompson, Preston Dorman, Chase Pickett (fumble recovery) and Travis Morgan.

8B—The Tigers were shutout by Madisonville 14- 0 to fall to 0-3.

Standouts were A.J. Rutledge, Nic Beason, A ngel Luna and Michael Turman.

Seventh grade

The Tigers surrendered 36 unanswered points in their 36- 12 loss to Madisonville to drop to 0-3.

Davion Ford posted the Tigers’ ftwo scores from 30 and 65 yards away for a 12-0 lead in the first half.

Leaders were Jared Shrak (caused fumble), Blake K ing (onside kick recovery, Braxton Moore, Luke Elliston, Dalton Smith and Braden Hartley.

7B—A late touchdown was not enough as the Tigers were trimmed by Madisonville 16-8 to drop to 0-2 on the season.

Marcus Gonzalez covered 50 yards of ground to provide the Tigers with the only score in th fourth quarter. Mason Morrow polished off the conversion run.

Alex Guzman, Marcus DeLeon, Andrew Diver and Alex Mendoza (15-yard reception) were the standouts.


Tiger JV 30, Madisonville 0
Tiger Frosh 22, Madisonville 14
Madisonville 21, Tigers 8A 0
Madisonville 14, Tigers 8B 0
Madisonville 36, Tigers 7A 12
Madisonville 16, Tigers 7B 8

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