ROCKDALE VS LORENA

What: Rockdale Tigers (5-5)
vs. Lorena Leopards (8-2).
Division II, Region III bi-district playoff.
Where: Leo Buckley Stadium, Killeen (7,600 capacity,
Astroplay surface).
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Favorite: Lorena by 10.
Last week: Rockdale 43,
Caldwell 12; Lorena 52,
China Spring 35.
Series: Tied 3-3.
Last meeting: 2005, Lorena
31-26.
Enrollment: Rockdale 474;
Lorena 514.
Playoff history: Rockdale
22 trips (19-20); Lorena 13
trips (22-11).
Last playoff apperance:
Rockdale 2010; Lorena
2011.
Last playoff victory: Rockdale def. Cleveland in 2008;
Lorena def. Rusk in 2011.
State championships:
Rockdale 1976, Lorena
1987.
District outlook: Rockdale
was second (2-2) in District
18-3A to Navasota; Lorena
tied for first (4-1) with Waco
La Vega in 17-3A.
Common opponents: Rockdale def. Madisonville 46-13,
def. Salado 35-21; Lorena
lost to Madisonville 24-18,
def. salado 43-6.
Streaking: Lorena has won
four straight and eight of
nine. Rockdale has won two
of three.
Leopard to watch: No. 19,
Jr. QB Harris Coleman (2,814
total yards, 38 touchdowns).
Coaches: Jeff Miller, 7th
year at Rockdale (37-38,
72-59 in 13 years); Ray
Biles, 123-100 in 21 years,
all at Lorena.
If you go: Take Hwy 36 to
Temple, IH 35 to Belton and
190 to Killeen. Take Jasper
Road exit. Merge onto Central Texas expressway. Turn
right on Trimmier. Turn left
onto Jasper. Turn right onto
Florence and Buckley Stadium is on the left. 70 mile
trip
Best place to eat: Henderson’s Family Restaurant, 425
E. Ave. A.
Tickets: $7 for adults, $4 for
students. $7 at the gate.
Radio: KRXT 98.5.


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