ROCKDALE VS. COLDSPRING

Who: Rockdale Tigers (8-4)
vs. Coldspring Trojans (10-1).
What: Class 3A, Division II,
Region III regional playoff.
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: College Station
High School Stadium (6,000
capacity, artificial turf).
Favorite: Coldspring by 4.
Last week: Rockdale def.
Center 75-28; Coldspring
def. LaMarque 37-10.
Series: Coldspring leads
1-0, won 51-35 in 2009.
Enrollment: Rockdale 474;
Coldspring 540.
Where is Coldspring?
Located 38 miles southeast
of Huntsville. Population
691.
Playoff history: Rockdale
23 trips (21-21); Coldspring
21 trips (30-18-1).
Last playoff appearance:
Rockdale 2012; Coldspring
2012.
District shakedown: Rockdale was second (3-1) in
District 18-3A to Navasota;
Coldspring was 22-3A champion (6-0).
Common opponent: Rockdale lost to Navasota 42-21;
Coldspring lost to Navasota
24-0.
Streaking: Rockdale has
won seven of eight; Coldspring has won nine straight.
Offense: Rockdale 42.6
points per game; Coldspring
36.4.
Defense: Rockdale allows
27.5 points per game; Coldspring 15.6.
Trojan to watch: No. 24,
Sr. RB Patrick Giddens.
Coaches: Jeff Miller, 8th
year at Rockdale (45-42,
80-63 in 14 years); Bryan
Barbay, 7th year at Coldspring (68-20).
If you go: Grab Highway 6
in Hearne. In College Station, turn right on Barron
Road, left on Victoria. 60
miles.
Best place to eat: Koppe
Bridge, Wellborn Road.
Tickets: $7 for adults, $5
for students.


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