Overtime thriller goes green
Taylor wins in third OT as old rivalry resumes with a nail-biter
TAYLOR— A rivalry which thought it had seen everything finally saw everything Friday at Taylor’s Memorial Field.
Taylor scatback Isaac Franco started left, then cut back and raced into the end zone for a 7-yard TD run in the third overtime, lifting the Ducks to a 34-28 victory that ranks among the most exciting in the series’ storied nine-decade history. Full Story
Time to ‘Pony up’ a win for Big Blue
0-1 Rockdale and Madisonville fighting for 18-3A survival in Friday matchup
Rockdale could see a path to the post-season with a win over Madisonville when the Tigers host the Mustangs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tiger Field.
But it’s tough to see one if RHS loses.
Rockdale and Madisonville each come into the game 0-1 in district play—Rockdale is 3-4 and Madisonville 4-3 on the year—but Friday’s game means more to Big Blue. Full Story
Overtime game had it all, but where did those calls come from?
“I t is magnificent, but it is not war.”
That’s what General Bosquet is supposed to have said after watching British forces bravely, but foolishly, charge into the teeth of the Russian artillery in what came to be called the Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854. Full Story
Lady Tiger playoff hopes squandered by Caldwell loss
Rockdale pulls out five set win at Taylor on Friday
After a five set win over Taylor on Friday night, Rockdale needed to win out the remainder of its schedule to for a chance to make a trip to the post-season. Caldwell, tied atop District 18-3A standinsg with College Station, denied them the chance.
The Lady Tigers (9-18, 2-6) went down in straight sets 25-12, 25-5, 25-16 at Tiger Gym. Full Story
Eagles lose in double OT to Burton
Neither team scores on any extra point attempts
MILANO—Spectators got their monies worth on Friday night as the No. 9 Burton Panthers (5-1, 1-0) took two overtimes to edge out Milano (4-2, 0-1) 36-30 at Pruett Field in the District 13A-II opener for both teams. Neither team converted extra points after any of their scores; just one could have been the deciding factor in regulation play and first overtime period. Full Story
Bulldogs fall short in district opener
Schaefer exceeds 1,000 yards passing for season
WEIMAR— Big plays and big numbers were bad news as Thorndale (5-2, 0-1) fell 27-9 to the Weimar Wildcats (3-3, 1-0) at Weimar Stadium on Friday night in the District 13A-I opener for both teams. The Bulldogs were picked to win the district and will now have to use their off week to regroup. Full Story
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WHERE THEY PLAY
TIGER FOOTBALLFriday–Madisonville, 7:30LADY TIGER VOLLEYBALLFriday—Madisonville, (F-JV-V), 4:30Tuesday— at College Station(F-JV-V), 5-6-7TIGER CROSS COUNTRYWednesday—at Caldwell,District MeetJUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALLThursday—at Madisonville(9TH/JV), 5:30JUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALL Full Story
Milano, Lady Dogs clinch playoff spots
Teams will most likely meet in tiebreaker match next week
MILANO—The No. 15 ranked Milano Lady Eagles (25-6, 11-1) celebrated senior night in a big way on Tuesday at Geneva Paceley Gym, by holding off Thrall in consecutive sets 25-14, 25-18, 26-24. Full Story
Seventh grade Tigers perfect record smashed by 22-20 loss
THURSDAY: The junior varsity and freshmen teams will combine to play the remainder of the games for the season. They will travel to Madisonville this week with game time set for 5:30 p.m. The junior high Tigers host Madisonville, with the first game starting at 4:30 p.m. The 7th B team will play the first game, followed by the 7A, then 8A. Full Story
Country Club holds championship tourney
Rockdale Country Club held its annual championship tournament on Saturday and Sunday.
Russell Campbell was named men’s club champion, while Kyle Cass was named the ladies’ club champion. Full Story
Area cross country teams ready for district
It’s that time of year where the m iles l ogged w ill p ay o ff. I t is time for district cross country meets for teams around south Milam County.
Rockdale runners will compete at their district meet on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Tier 1 Training Center near Caldwell.
On Saturday, Tiger and Lady Tiger runners competed in a pre-district meet at that facility. Full Story
TEAM DUSTIN—Rockdale Lady Tigers athletic program sent a special message to two-year-old Dustin Pickel and his family, including his grandfather former RISD coach John Shoemake and Dustin’s mother, former Lady Tiger Kelly Shoemake Pickel, on Friday as Dustin underwent surgery to remove a malignant neuroblastoma in his abdomen next to his kidney. Full Story