Miller announces 2012 schedule

Tigers will battle Cameron, Taylor on the road

RISD Athletic Director Jeff Miller has announced the 2012 Rockdale Tiger football schedule and his squad will be forced to play its two biggest rival games on the road.

The Tigers will face Cameron (Sept. 14) and Taylor (Oct. 12) away from home in 2012.

Rockdale has not battled the Ducks since 2009, interrupting a 57-year streak.

Rockdale and Taylor first played in 1912 and have faced each other 79 times.

The Tigers possess a threegame winning streak against the Ducks, outscoring them 107-49.

Rockdale will also travel to Salado, Hillsboro and Navasota. It marks the second year in a row that the Tigers will tackle Navasota and Salado on the road.

Salado (which dropped down to Class 2A), Liberty Hill and Smithville are familiar opponents. The Tigers have faced Liberty Hill four of the past six years and have played former league mate Smithville 20 times.

Ne wc omer s to t he le d ger include Burnet and Hillsboro. Rockdale last played Burnet from 1997-2001 and were 3-2 against the Bulldogs.

Rockdale and Hillsboro have never faced each other in football.

The Tigers open date comes the week before the regular season finale against Caldwell.

The Tigers w ill scrimmage Marlin (Aug. 17 at home) and Robinson (Aug. 23 at Robinson).

2012 TIGER SCHEDULE

Aug. 31 at Salado
Sept. 7 Burnet
Sept. 14 at Cameron
Sept. 21 Liberty Hill
Sept. 28 Smithville
Oct. 5 at Hillsboro
Oct. 12 at Taylor*
Oct. 19 Madisonville*
Oct. 26 at Navasota*
Nov. 2 OPEN
Nov. 9 Caldwell*
* District 18-3A game


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