Former Rockdale standout Joe Sanders took advantage of his first start at Midwestern in a big way.
After starting his MSU career as a quarterback, Sanders made the move to receiver in the spring of 2012.
Used sparingly last season, Sanders recorded only seven receptions for 86 yards with a touchdown.
However, in his first start last Saturday against Tarleton, the junior made his mark by hauling in eight receptions for 102 yards to lead the team, including a 12-yard touchdown grab in a 27-24 loss at Cowboys Stadium.
The 102-yard receiving performance was the first 100-yard receiving game for MSU since Vernon Johnson posted a 109- yard game in 2011.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Sanders is a 2010 RHS graduate and still holds the school record for career receiving yards with 1,367.
The Rockdale Noon Lions Club’s 23rd annual scholarship scramble golf tournament will be held at the Rockdale Country Club Saturday, Oct. 12.
There will also be a silent auction on Saturday during the tournament says tournament chairman Ron Montgomery.
Te ams will be g roupe d by handicap in a men’s and women’s scramble. Entries are l imited to the first 36 players and players 65 years or older will use the senior tees.
Play begins at 8:30 a.m. and there is a sign up sheet at the Country Club.
Entry fee is $70 per player and includes a grilled hamburger lunch and prizes. Two mulligans are available for $5 each. All proceeds benefit the Lions local college scholarship fund.
Kay Foundation sets 5-Kay event Sept. 29
Kay Theater Foundation’s annual “5-Kay” run/walk and “un-run” will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, starting and ending at the historic Kay Theater, 350 North Main Street.
Events include kids fun run, and the “5-Kay” (3.2-mile) run/ walk on a scenic and certified course through Rockdale.
“Un-runners can support the cause by pulling up a lawn chair, grabbing some food and watching the action,” said Les Davenport, Foundation president.
Entry fees are: Kids’ Kay, $ 8 pre- registration, $ 10 on race day; “5-Kay” run/walk and “un-run,” $15 pre-registration, $20 on race day.
Cash prizes of $100 will go to the first-place overall male and female finishers. All other awards will be trophies in a variety of age divisions.
Entry blanks with full details can be downloaded from this newspaper’s web site, rockdalereporter.com.