What: Rockdale Tigers
(7-4) vs. Center Roughriders (3-8). Division II,
Region III area playoff.
Where: Tiger Stadium in
College Station (6,000
capacity, Astroplay surface). When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Favorite: Rockdale by 14.
Last week: Rockdale 55,
Lorena 28; Center 45,
Groesbeck 45-21.
Series: Schools have never met.
Enrollment: Rockdale 474;
Center 624.
Where is Center: Northeast of Nacogdoches, 30
miles from the Louisiana
border. Center is 211 miles
from Rockdale.
Playoff history: Rockdale
23 trips (20-21); Center
28 trips (17-25-1).
Last playoff apperance:
Rockdale 2012; Center
Last playoff victory:
Rockdale def. Lorena Friday; Center def. Tatum in
State championships:
Rockdale 1976, Center
District outlook: Rockdale
was second (3-1) in District
18-3A to Navasota; Center
(2-2) was third in District
20-3A to Carthage.
Common opponents:
Streaking: Rockdale has
won six of seven. Center
has won two of three.
Leopard to watch: No.
3, Jr. QB Caiden Rainbolt
(1,422 yards passing, 13
Coaches: Jeff Miller, 8th
year at Rockdale (44-42,
79-63 in 14 years); Kevin Goodwin 28-28 in five
If you go: A&M Consolidated is located off Loop
Best place to eat: Sodalak’s off Highway 21.
Tickets: $7 at the gate.
$5 for students.

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