Magazine gives Tigers plenty of football love

BILL MARTIN

The current issue of Friday Night Football is giving much love to Rockdale and its two star players, James David and Josh Pelzel.

Both David and Pelzel were named to the pre-season Class 3A All-State team at their respective positions, linebacker and offensive tackle.

The duo was also named to the Team Texas squad which includes all classifications.

David and Pelzel are both Baylor pledges.

The magazine has the Tigers ranked No. 30 in its top 50 ratings.

Possible playoff opponent Carthage is No. 1 with Navasota No. 4.

As in Texas Football, Cameron sits at No. 2 in Class 2A, while linebacker Somari Wright is a pre-season All- State pick.

Mark your calenders for Sept. 13 when Rockdale hosts the Yoe if you want to see two of the best linebackers in the state.

Thorndale checks in at a more respectable No. 12 (they were not ranked in TF), but curiously, a rebuilding Milano squad is No. 23.

Former Lexington coach Jason Holcomb’s new group Sealy is picked fourth in District 25-3A behind No. 7 ranked Bellville.

—BM— Speaking of Thorndale, Riley Schaefer was included on the Austin American-Statesman’s Top 50 athletes of 2012-13.

Schaefer was a first-team all-district pick in football, basketball and baseball.

After shattering all of Thorndale’s passing marks last season, the senior-to-be is a legitimate All-State quarterback candidate as he leads the Dawgs back into the state championship picture.

—BM—

Hoop king Aubrie King of Milano is keeping himself busy as usual in gyms all over the country and recently received an offer from Stephen F. Austin.

SFA has a new coach in Brad Underwood who was a former assistant under volatile coaches Bob Huggins and Frank Martin.

Underwood, who replaces Danny Kasper who left for Texas State, has a degree in media communications.

The Lumberjacks were ranked as high as No. 19 last season and while many thought they would receive an NCAA Tournament bid with their 27-5 ledger and wins over Oklahoma and Tulsa, they were ignored and forced to play in the NIT.

King, the Class A player-ofthe year, has three solid offers to play college ball, from SFA, Dallas Baptist and Nazarene University in Kansas.

King has visited SFA and Dallas Baptist and has also participated in the Sam Houston and Rice camps, which could also bring offers.

Also, because of his high academic standing, King is also gaining lots of interest from Ivy League and Patriot League schools.

The 5ive

Here are five songs with the month of July in their titles:

1. “Fourth of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)”—Bruce Springsteen.

2. “Hotter Than July”—Stevie Wonder

3. “Roses on the Fourth of July”—Nanci Griffith

4. “Cold Day in July”—Dixie Chicks

5. “July Morning”—Uriah Heep


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