Rockdale football players to report Aug. 7

Lady Tiger volleyball sets up Aug. 1
50 DAYS UNTIL KICKOFF


Jeff Miller begins his 12th season at the helm of the Tigers. 
Steve Youngphoto Jeff Miller begins his 12th season at the helm of the Tigers. Steve Youngphoto Rockdale football coach Jeff Miller has announced football equipment will be issued at the field house on Monday, Aug. 7, beginning at 7 a.m. sharp.

That will be followed by the first day of practice which is set to begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 11 a.m.

Beginning the next day, Tuesday, Aug. 8, practice will be held from 7 a.m. to noon.

Because of UIL guidelines which prohibit two-a-days on consecutive days, practices will alternate between the two schedules throughout summer practices.

The practice of Aug. 12 will mark the Tigers’ first practice in full pads.

While the opening day of the regular season is Friday, Sept. 1, when the Tigers travel to West with a 7:30 kickoff, Rockdale has a couple of scrimmages set up before then.

The Tigers travel to Giddings on Friday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. for their first scrimmage and then on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. will host Mexia.

The annual “Meet the Tigers” social and cake auction will take place in Tiger Gymnasium on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m.

There will be a mandatory athlete/parent meeting in the high school cafeteria on Monday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Volleyball is set to start on August 1 under coach Jennifer Keen.

All participants must bring their own t-shirt and shorts for the first few days.

Workouts will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m.

The Lady Tigers will scrimmage on August 5 in Rockdale and then open the season by hosting Milano on Tuesday, August 8 in a 5 p.m. match.

Junior high

Rockdale Junior High football and volleyball players can begin picking up their equipment on Friday, Aug. 18 with practices to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Football equipment will be issued on Friday, Aug. 18 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. for eighth graders, while the seventh graders can receive their equipment from 10 to 11:30 p.m.

Junior high players may purchase their own football cleats, but they must be black (some white trim is okay).

The school has a limited supply.

Practices begin Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 7 to 8:50 a.m. for seventh graders and at 2:51 to 4:40 p.m. for eighth graders.

Volleyball equipment will also be handed out on Friday, Aug. 18 for the eighth graders from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and the seventh graders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Practices begin Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Seventh graders will practice from 7 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. and eighth graders from 3:40 to 5 p.m.

All athletes must have physicals and other paper work turned in and on file to participate and get their equipment.

KEY DATES

Equipment pickup—Aug. 7
Picture day—Aug. 12
First scrimmage—Aug. 18
Meet the Tigers—Aug. 14
Season opener—Sept. 1


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