Eighth graders blank Navasota
THURSDAY: The junior varsity and freshmen teams will combine to play the remainder of the games for the season and are idle this week. The junior high Tigers travel to Fairfield Thursday with games at 4:30 and 6 p.m.
The Rockdale eighth grade team jumped out early and then prevented Navasota from scoring in a 27-0 victory.
The win jumps the Tigers to 3-4 on the season and 2-0 in district play.
After linebacker Braxton Moore snagged an option pitch by Navasota and returned it 30 yards, Davion Ford bulled over from the five-yard line for an 8-0 Tiger lead in the first quarter.
Moore made his presence known on offense by breaking off a 30-yard touchown run for a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
The Tigers took a 20-0 lead into intermission after tight end Chase Ingram hauled in a seven yard touchdown pass.
Franklin found Ingram again for a 40-yard hookup that set up Daniel Banda’s five-yard blast to make the final 27-0.
According to coaches, Moore, Banda, Ingram, Alex Guzman, Braden Hartley and Zach Montelongo were the leaders.
A lapse in scoring prevented the Tiger junior varsity from keeping up with Navasota in a 42-14 loss.
The Tigers (0-7, 0-3) jumped out to an early lead after quarterback John David Mendoza connected with Tim Mitchell on a 58-yard bomb for a 7-0 lead.
Navasota then reeled off 42 unanswered points before the Tigers crossed the goal line again on a seven-yard run by tailback Chase Pickett in the fourth quarter.
Coaches said Mendoza, Pickett, Mithell, guard Quondrous Ayala, tackle Bradlet Breithaupt, defense end Jared Gerren and defensive end Travis Morgan were the standouts.