Freshmen close out sked Rubio on a winning performance

Freshman quarterback Dillon McCartney tossed two touchdowns to lead the Tigers. 
Reporter/Cliff Dungan Freshman quarterback Dillon McCartney tossed two touchdowns to lead the Tigers. Reporter/Cliff Dungan The Rockdale Tigers freshman team jumped out early and held on tight to trim the Little River Academy junior varsity 24-19 to end their season with an impressive 8-2 record.

Derek Whitsel got the scoring started by breaking off a 48- yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

A f ter L it t le R iver br ief ly grabbed the lead, Tiger quarterback Dillon McCartney found Pearce Loth with a 40-yard scoring spiral to make the score 12-7 after one.

Loth returned to action after breaking his leg early in the season.

Academy scored twice in the second quarter—both times from the 40-yard line—to snag a 19-12 halftime lead.

The Tiger defense bowed up in the second half and kept Academy out of the end zone.

Meanwhile, Hayden Offield pulled the Tigers to within 19-18 after dancing over from the one in the third quarter.

McCartney went to work again in the final period as he hooked up with Eric Davenport from 20 yards out for the 24-19 victory.

According to coaches, Offield, Whitsel, Davenport, Loth and Justin Offield were the offensive standouts.

On defense, Michael Boyd, Preston Ehler, Javier Mayberry and Dillon Bankston were the leaders.

Junior varsity

The Rockdale junor varsity couldn’t get anything going on offense in their 18-0 loss to Caldwell to finish 1- 9 on the season.

According to coaches, Zavon Gipson, Wesley Payne, James Castelleja, Jose Abila and Kristian White were the standouts.

Eighth grade

The Rockdale eighth grade team was also blanked by Caldwell 22- 0.

Coaches said Kacey Wexler, Chase Pickett, Andrew Perez, Rigo Costilla, David Costillo and Travis Morgan had standout games.

Seventh grade

The Rockdale seventh grade team allowed 16 points late and had to settle for a 16-16 tie in the season finale.

After a Braxton Moore fumble recovery, Davion Ford galloped for a 30-yard score and also accounted for the two-point conversion to make it 8-0 in the first quarter.

Moore also logged an interception in the second quarter.

Ford dialed up long distance for his second score, dashing over the goal line from 65 yards out as Josh Barker hauled in a conversion pass from Brad Young to allow the tie.

Offensively, linemen Quentin White and Dalton Smith opened the holes for Ford.

Defensively, linemen Zach Montelongo, Luke Ellison and safety Tristan Ramos stood out.

7B—Marcos Gonzalez ran for over 150 yards, including touchdown runs of 67 and 74 yards as Rockdale held off Caldwell 12-6.

After daniel banda caused a fumble that was recoveredin. by Alex Mendoza, Gonzalez scooted

2.562 down field for his 67-yard score to make it 6-0 in the first quarter.

Gonzalez opened the second quarter, this time from 74 yards away to hand the Tigers a 12-6 halftime lead.

Banda, Alex Guzman and Xavian Ellison turned in outstanding games on defense, while Gonzalez, Andrew Diver and Javonte Crawford led the offense.


Caldwell 18, Tigers JV 0
Tigers Frosh 24, Academy JV 19
Caldwell 22, Tigers 8A 0
Tigers 7A 16, Caldwell 16
Tigers 7B 12, Caldwell 6

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