Tiger sub varsity claims four of five from S’ville

Seventh grade lineman Robert Barrera in the trenches in the Tigers’ 22-6 victory over Smithville. 
Reporter/Cliff Dungan Seventh grade lineman Robert Barrera in the trenches in the Tigers’ 22-6 victory over Smithville. Reporter/Cliff Dungan THURSDAY: The junior varsity and freshmen will travel to Hillsboro with the first game set for 5 p.m. The junior high Tigers will host Hillsboro, with the first game starting at 4:30 p.m. The 7B, 7A teams will play first, followed by 7A, 8A.

Using a steady stream of scoring and a stif ling defense, the Rockdale junior varsity smacked Smithville 19-0.

Quarterback Andrew Perez found Christain Lara with an 82-yard pass for a touchdown to hand the Tigers (2-2) the early lead in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Perez and Lara hooked up again from seven yards out for a 12-0 halftime lead.

After a scoreless third quarter, running back Ty Miles broke free for a 50-yard touchdown trip to make the final 19-0.

According to coaches, Perez, Franklin, Lara, receiver Lane Davenport, linebacker Chase Pickett, linebacker Joey Montelongo, lineman Laurence Baggerly and Quentin White were the standouts.

8th grade

Scoring early and then pouring it on late, the Tiger eighth grade team smothered Smithville 44-6 for their first victory of the season.

The Tigers (1-1) scored in avariety of ways, first, with quarterback Gunner Miller finding Tyler Lehmkuhl for a 15-yard connection for an 8-0 lead in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Jaqualyn Crawford scooted 60 yards for a score to leave the score 14-0 at halftime.

Led by J. R. Hinojosa, the defense picked up the slack in the second half as Robert Whitehead forced a fumble that Hinojosa snapped up and returned it 30 yards for a score.

Hinojosa was at it again as he pounced on another fumble and he returned it 25 yards this time for a score.

Crawford broke loose for a 12-yard touchdown to close out the scoring in the third quarter for a 36-0 lead.

Miller and Crawford combined again and accounted for the Tigers final score on a 50-yard completion.

Coaches said linemen Rey Vega, Patrick Dean, Angel Banda, Jack Ingram and linebacker Dylan Rowe and running back Dylan David were the standouts.

8B—The Tigers fell to Smithville 6-0.

Turning in outstanding games for the Tigers (0-3) were Scottie Lewis (fumble recovery) quarterback Angel Lara, center Elicio Espinoza (caused fumble), linebacker Marcos Gutierrez and lineman Hunter Lehmann.

Seventh grade

The Tigers produced a defensive stand in the fourth quarter to preserve a 20-16 victory over Smithville in their first win of the season.

Jackson Perry unwrapped the scoring for the Tigers (1-2) in the second quarter with a five-yard blast, followed by Zach Davis’ 30-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Caldwell (set up by a Wren Crane fumble recovery) to make the score 14-0 at the break.

Davis and Caldwell pushed the Tigers further ahead in the third quarter with a 15-yard pass.

On offense, Davis and running back Vincent Flores were the standouts, while defensively, safety Flores, cornerback Nathan Newlin and linebacker Jonathan Reynosa stood out.

7B—Dylan Dietsel’s two long distance runs allowed the Tigers to outrun Smithville 22-6.

Dietsel led the Tigers (2-1) with a 35-yard scoring run in the first quarter (cleared by a block from Michael McCrae) and an 80-yard gallop in the second quarter to make it 14-0 at halftime.

Jaden Maldanado broke off a 30-yard run in the third quarter for a 22-0 lead.

Maldanado, center John Zawadzke, tight end Tyler Elliot, linebacker Jaheim Rubin (four hits for a loss to stop a drive), cornerback Joel Vega all turned in outstanding games.

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