Tiger 7-on-7 team qualifies

Win at Navasota sends Blue to state tournament

NAVASOTA—With just one more tournament left on the spring schedule, the Rockdale 7-on-7 team went ahead and qualified for the state tournament, putting such petty annoyances behind them.

In the second-to-last tournament, Rockdale earned a trip to state by bashing Bremond 39-17 at Rattler Field in pool play scenario.

Cameron also qualified for the state tournament.

The Tigers defeated Houston Kinkade 39-27 and then fell to Bellville 33-27 before handling Bremond.

In the 14-year history of the 7-on-7 competition, Rockdale has made five straight trips to the state tournament (they did not field a team in 2010) and six overall since 2005.

The 7-on-7 state tournament consists of 64 teams from throughout the state that can earn a trip to state through 31 qualifying tournaments held at various high school sites in May, June and July.

There are two divisions: I (Class 4A-5A) and II (Class 1A-3A).

State is held July 19-20 in College Station at Penberthy Fields on the campus of Texas A&M University.

Championship games are played at Kyle Field.

7-ON-7 STATE TOURNEY

What— 7-on-7 State Tournament, Division II (1A- 3A) When—Thursday-Friday, July 19- 20. Pool play begins Thursday at 1 p.m. The top two teams from each four-team pool will advance to the championship round on Friday. Where—Penberthy Fields on the campus of Texas A&M University

Who—64 teams who have qualified through tournaments around the state Teams already qualified— Rockdale, Ballinger, Cameron, Celina, Comanche, East Bernard, Gatesville, Graham, Midland Greenwood, Lexington, Liberty, Lone Star, Lorena, McGregor, Merkel, Navasota, Nevada, Rice, Springtown, St. Pius, Stephenville, West Orange, Worthing, Abilene Wylie. Rockdale appearances—2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012.


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