Ford’s five touchdowns lead 7th grade to win

THURSDAY: The junior varsity and freshmen host Navasota with the first game at 5 p.m.. The junior high Tigers are idle.

Fighting off an early deficit, the Rockdale Tiger seventh grade team picked up their first victory of the season by whipping Salado 36-20 as Davion Ford crossed the goal line five times.

Trailing 12- 0 in the second quarter, Ford went to work, dancing in from the 35 and 15 yard lines to shoot the Tigers (1-3) ahead for good, 16-12.

Ford was at it again in the third quarter after using a block from Jared Skhrak to bust loose for a 70-yard kickoff return and a 22-12 lead.

After a Luke Ellison fumble recovery, Ford added another score in the third period from 35 yards out after a clearing block by Quentin White for a 28-12 advantage.

Ford wasn’t through, stepping off a 50-yard trip to the end zone to make the final 36-20.

According to coaches, OL Chase Ingram, OL Braden Har tley, LB Dalton Smith and S Tristan Ramos were oustanding.

7B—The T igers c ou ld not recover from an early deficit in a 22-12 loss to Salado to drop to 0-3 on the season.

Marcos Gonzalez got the Tigers on the scoreboard with a 45-yard rn in the second quarter to slice the Salado lead to 16-6.

Gonzalez accounted for the Tigers’ last score with a 65-yard kickoff retirn for a score in the fourth quarter.

Coaches said LB Daniel Banda, DL Dylan Prestridge, C Xavian Ellison and Gonzalez (fumble recovery) were the leaders.

Eighth grade

The Tigers comeback bid fell short in an 8-6 loss to Salado to drop them to 0-4 on the season.

Joey Montelongo found Cristian Lara on an 80-yard scoring strike in the third quarter to close the gap to 8-6.

Preston Dorman had recovered a fumble forced by Chase Pickett.

Standouts included Pickrett, Montelongo and Kasey Waxler.

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