8th grade Tigers clip Caldwell for district title
With the game knotted 20-20, quarterback Gunner Miller found Jaqualyn Crawford on a 45-yard aerial with 1:30 left in the game.
The all-important two-point conversion was hauled in by Tyler Lehmkuhl from Miller.
In the first quarter, Walker Crane intercepted a ball in the end zone to halt a drive and consequently set up an 80-yard sprint by Crawford.
A safety provided Caldwell with an 8-6 lead at intermission.
Miller went up top twice in the t hird quarter hitting Josh Springer for a 45-yard scoring strike and a 25-yard connection to Lehmkuhl for a 20- 8 lead heading into the final quarter.
Crawford’s interception set up Lehmkuhl’s catch. Crawford scored 17 touchdowns this season.
The Tigers finished 5-2-1.
The Rockdale junior varsity jumped out early and continued to pour it on in a resounding 40-20 season-ending victory over Caldwell.
After a scoreless first quarter, Tigers’ (4-6) quarterback Andrew Perez kicked off the scoring with a three-yard push.
Perez then hooked up with his favorite receiver Christian Lara on a 22-yard scoring strike for a 12-0 lead.
Lara then returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown for a 20-8 halftime lead.
After Caldwell pulled within 20-14, Ford skirted end for a 23-yard score for some 26-14 breathing room.
A 10-yard scoring run from Ty Miles made the score 32-14 to open the fourth quarter and then a Perez fumble recovery set up his own 20-yard touchdown trip to make the final 40-20.
According to coaches, linemen Travis Morgan, Kacey Waxler, Brayden Hartley, Lorance Baggerly, Quentin White, defensive backs Tyler Land and Fred Henderson were oustanding.
The Tigers (1-7) were beaten 33-0 by Caldwell in the season ender.
Standouts were Zach Davis 20-yard pass), Vincent Flores, Felix Barnes (25-yard run), Austin Flores, Wren Crane, Carson Offield and Max Hornung.
7B—The Tigers pounded Caldwell
30-6 to end the season with a winning record of 4-3.
After falling behind 6-0 in the first quarter, the Tigers reeled off 30 straight ponts.
Dylan Dietsel got the ball rolling with a 50-yard touchdown trek in the second quarter.
A Michael McCrae interception and a 60-yard run set up a fiveyard touchdown run by Nathan Bailey.
Bailey opened the third quarter with an impressive 70-yard kickoff return to make the score 24-6.
Dietsel closed out the scoring in the fourth quarter with another 50-yard scoring streak.
Henry Daily, John Zawadzke, Robert Barrera, Luke Parsley and Joel Vega were cited by coaches.