Rowlett High School took an early 7-0 lead and never fell behind as the War Eagles defeated the Rockwall Yellow Jackets 24-16 Thursday night at Rowlett.
Although Rockwall only trailed 10-8 at halftime, they could not keep pace with the talented War Eagles in the second half.
Rockwall did have one last chance to move downfield and tie the score with just over one minute left on the clock, but in Rockwall territory Rowlett jarred the ball loose from Rockwall quarterback Adam Dingwell, recovered the fumble and then ran out the clock.
Rockwall’s record now evens at 1-1, having beaten Midland Lee last Saturday, 15-14.
Rowlett improves to 2-0.
To see Rockwall’s upcoming schedule, see the Sports page at www.rockwallrocks.com.