Glenn addresses Tigers: four score

Buffalo roaming frustrates Tigers in last home game
BY BILL MARTIN
Reporter Sports Editor


Rockdale’s James David (10) and Ladontice Coates (11) tried in vain to stop Giddings running back Joseph Glenn who broke free for 195 yards and four touchdowns in the Buffalo win. 
Reporter/Ken Esten CookeReporter/Cliff Dungan Rockdale’s James David (10) and Ladontice Coates (11) tried in vain to stop Giddings running back Joseph Glenn who broke free for 195 yards and four touchdowns in the Buffalo win. Reporter/Ken Esten CookeReporter/Cliff Dungan Nagging injuries and depth problems aside, they held down the fort as long as they could.

Bowing up in the first half, the Tigers could not maintain the united front in the second in a 28-3 loss to Giddings on the first cool evening of the season at Tigerland Stadium as the newest class of the Rockdale Sports Hall of Honor were recognized.

The Tigers, 3-6 overall and 0-4 in District 23-3A, close out the season on the road at Caldwell (1-8, 0-4).

It was the final home game of the season for Big Blue, where they went 2-3 in 2010.

Giddings improved to 7-2 overall and 3-1 with its sights set on yet another playoff berth when they host district frontrunner Navasota (8-1, 4-0).

“ I thought we did a pretty good job with plugging up the holes,” said Rockdale Coach Jeff Miller. “We did the bend but don’t break.

“I thought at halftime that we were playing well enough to win. But, they controlled the line of scrimmage in the second half.”

Giddings has defeated Rockdale five straight times by a combined score of 164-37.

Man-child Joseph Glenn roamed Tigerland Field for 195 yards on 35 carries, scoring from 2, 7, 14 and 15 yards out.

On the season, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior has accrued 1,328 yards with 23 touchdowns.

The junior simply picked up where he left off last season when he sprinted for 249 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Giddings onslaught of 550 ground yards and a 50- 13 win.

The Buffaloes gobbled up 311 yards on the ground Friday night as Deon Hickey complemented Glenn with 103 yards on 18 tries.

Giddings quarterback Jackie Wade completed just one pass for 14 yards,

Despite the Tigers’ fourth straight loss, two individuals established new season records, rooted in the passing game.

Junior quarterback Ethan Br ink ley set a new season record for passing with 1,860 yards, eclipsing D.J. Marek’s mark of 1,801 set in 2005.

The lefty was 14-of-26 for 156 yards Friday night

Senior receiver Cody Skubal has been a benefactor of that passing prowess as he set a new record for both receptions and receiving yards in a season.

The 6-foot-3 Skubal hauled in five passes for 70 yards to give him 49 catches for 816 yards on the year.

His receptions best Joe Sanders’ 46 catches from 2008 and the yardage is better than P.J. Williams’ 780 in 1994.

The pair were unable to con- nect on a scoring play and that plagued the Tigers on the evening as their only points came on Noe Zelaya’s 31-yard field goal with 5 minutes, 33 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

The kick immediately followed Glenn’s first score on Giddings’ first possession of the game and was set up by a long pass from Brinkley to Skubal.

It’s the first time a Rockdale team has not scored a touchdown in a game since 2007 when they were shutout 21-0 by Robinson.

The Tigers were able to move the ball on the Buffaloes, who feature the top defense in the league, but four dropped balls— one a sure touchdown—and continued troubles in the red zone offset 282 yards of offense.

While Giddings suffered just one turnover—a Dillon Goodman interception in the second quarter—Rockdale suffered an interception and two lost fumbles that further hampered their progress.

The Tigers did have one of their better evenings running the ball with 104 yards as freshman Dailynn Ramey picked up 59 and James David 42 on just four tries.

“We never really played with a lot of confidence,” said Miller. “That’s a locker room full of disappointed players and coaches.

“We played hard. It’s a great testament to the character and pride of these players.”

TIGER SEASON RESULTS (3-6)
Abilene Wylie 35, Rockdale 14
Rockdale 51, Salado 42
Rockdale 11, Cameron 10
Liberty Hill 27, Rockdale 20
Rockdale 13, Madisonville 10
Navasota 53, Rockdale 14
Smithville 21, Rockdale 14
LaGrange 24, Rockdale 14
Giddings 28, Rockdale 3
at Caldwell









Rockdale vs. Caldwell

(Rockdale leads series 29-26-1)
2010 Rockdale 38-15
2009 Caldwell 35-14
2008 Rockdale 28-14
2007 Caldwell 31-18
2006 Caldwell 27- 0
2005 Caldwell 28-10
2004 Caldwell 12- 0
2003 Rockdale 21- 6
2002 Rockdale 27-10
2001 Rockdale 18-13
2000 Caldwell 31-28
1999 Rockdale 31-13
1998 Rockdale 35- 0
1997 Rockdale 14- 6
1996 Rockdale 21- 0
1995 Rockdale 29- 0
1994 Caldwell 30-23
1993 Rockdale 35-7
1992 Rockdale 41-10
1991 Rockdale 34-12
1990 Caldwell 28- 0
1989 Caldwell 38-33
1988 Caldwell 20- 0
1987 Caldwell 9-7
1986 Rockdale 13-3
1985 Rockdale 32-30
1984 Caldwell 16-14
1983 Rockdale 35-17
1982 Caldwell 26- 0
1981 Rockdale 6- 0
1980 Caldwell 20- 6
1979 Rockdale 28-3
1978 Rockdale 38- 6
1977 Rockdale 20- 6
1976 Rockdale 28- 0
1965 Rockdale 27- 0
1964 Rockdale 29- 0
1963 Rockdale 27-3
1962 Rockdale 14- 6

TIGER SEASON LEADERS

Rushing— Ramey 115-390 2 TD, David 36-158 2 TD, Hayes 20- 80, Nelson 7-12, Gibbs 2-2, Brinkley 38-(-42) 2 TD.

Passing— Brinkley 164 -284 - 8, 1,860 yards, 14 TD.

Receiving—Skubal 49-816 9 TD, Garza 35-333 2 TD, Caffey 29-310, Gibbs 22-209 TD, Goodman 14 - 174 2 TD, Hayes 5-41, David 2-21, Ramey 8-8, Ehler 2- 6, Hamilton 1- 6, Nelson 1- 0.

Tackles—David, J. 111, Hayes 94, Estrada 41, Schneider 43, David 38, Gibbs 39, Woolverton 38, Caffey 37, McQuinn 33, Alonzo 23, Garza 24, Garcia 21, Hamilton 22, Goodman 21, Skubal 15, Trejo 13.

Giddings Rockdale
24 First downs 19
56-311 Rushes-yards 18-104
1-8-1 Passes 17-35- 0
14 Passing yards 178
325 Total offense 282
2-45 Punts 3-25
0- 0 Fumbles-lost 3-2
11-105 Penalties-yards 4-30
Score by quarters
Giddings 3077—3
LaGrange 70147—28
Scoring summary
First quarter
GIDDINGS—Joseph Glenn 2 run (Michael
Rangel kick) 6:53
ROCKDALE—Noe Zelaya 31 FG 5:03
Third quarter
GIDDINGS— Glenn 15 run (Rangel kick)
5:05
GIDDINGS— Glenn 7 run (Rangel kick)
2:15
Fourth quarter
GIDDINGS— Glenn 14 run (Rangel kick)

The Leaders

RUSHING— ROCKDALE: Dailynn Ramey 10- 59, Hayes 1-2, Brinkley 2-1, David 4- 42, Nelson 1- 0. GIDD: Glenn 35-197 4TD. PASSING—ROCKDALE: Brinkley 14-26-1, 156 yards, Gibbs 3-9- 0, 22 yards. GIDD: Wade 1-8-1, 14 yards. RECEIVING— ROCKDALE: Skubal 5-70, Garza 6- 55, Caffey 3-23, Gibbs 2-24, Hamilton 1- 6. GIDD: Ellison 1-8. TACKLES— Coates 13, David 12, Hayes 10, Caffey 9, Schneider 8, Gibbs 8, Woolverton 7, David, P. 4, McQuinn 3, Hamilton 2, Estrada 2, Garza 3.

23-3A STANDINGS

District Season
WLWLPtsOpp
Smithville31 71269139
Navasota40 81374142
Giddings3172 297
133
LaGrange22 36161237
Rockdale04 36154250
Caldwell04 1895386
Last week— Giddings 28, Rockdale
3; Navasota 42, Smithville 12;
LaGrange 42, Caldwell 12.

This week—Rockdale at Caldwell; Navasota at Giddings; LaGrange at Smithville.


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