8th grade Tigers clip Caldwell for district title

Josh Springer grabbed a 45-yard scoring strike to lift the 8th graders. Josh Springer grabbed a 45-yard scoring strike to lift the 8th graders. The Rockdale eighth gradersfought off a late Caldwell flurry to capture a 28-20 back-and-forth affair over Caldwell and at the same time the district championship.

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.

Coaches said Crane, J.R. Hinojosa, Dylan David, Angel banda, Jack Ingram and Patrick Dean had oustanding games.

The Tigers finished 5-2-1.

Junior varsity

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.

Seventh grade

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.

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