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Royse City scores 25 straight points in second half to defeat Greenville, 35-10

Royse City came alive and scored 25 straight points in the second half to spoil Greenville’s Homecoming with a 35-10 win Friday night at Class 4A action at Cotton Ford Stadium in Greenville.

Richard Morrison completed 20-of-34 passes for 310 yards, rushed for one score, and threw for two more, all in the second half for the 11th-ranked Bulldogs.

J.T. Thompson caught seven passes on the night for 110 yards, Justin Jacobs caught four for 80 yards and Devon Bryant caught three passes for 66 yards.

Kollin Padon also kicked two field goals, of 33 and 34 yards, plus three of four extra points.

Greenville (1-5, 0-3) scored first on a 28-yard pass from Alton Dennis to Arron Johnson as the two teams played to a 10-10 first half tie.

Royse City (5-1, 3-0) held Greenville to three first downs and forced four turnovers in the second half.

They limited the Lions passing attack to just one completion in seven tries for 28 yards and two interceptions, plus recovered two Lions’ fumbles.
Greenville also was guilty of 13 penalties for 100 yards, while the Bulldogs had six penalties for 33 yards.

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Rockwall plays Rockwall-Heath Oct. 3 in first cross-town football game

Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath High Schools will meet in a cross-town grid-iron match-up at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium this Friday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 pm. It will be the first time the two teams have met as opponents since both became classified as 4-A high schools this year.


Rockwall ISD officials say they are expecting a large community crowd to fill the stadium.


Tickets to the game are on sale now, through Oct. 3 at 4 pm – or until supplies last – at the Rockwall ISD Athletic Office on Townsend Rd, located on the north side of the old Utley Freshman Center across from the RISD Maintenance building. Tickets may also be purchased at both high schools and middle schools. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the stadium ticket booth, beginning at 6 p.m. on game day. If ticket sales are as brisk as expected, Rockwall ISD employee identification badges will not work for admission to the game.


Due to the size of the expected crowd, remote parking will be available at the Mickey Florence Multi-purpose Facility located by Rockwall High School on Yellow Jacket Lane. A shuttle service will begin at 6 p.m. and run continuously throughout the entire game. A security patrol will be on duty in this parking lot during the game.


According to RISD officials, the pre-game highlights include a special emphasis on Rockwall ISD’s “Power of One” mentoring program. Over the past few months, Rockwall ISD students have been matched with community mentors. Beginning at 7 p.m., students and their mentors will be honored on the field.  


Additional pre-game activities include various video interviews with coaches and students, a focus on mentor/mentee relationships and highlights of RISD’s “Power of One” and “Honor Before Victory” programs.  Video clips will also focus on Power of One partners Big Brothers Big Sisters, Rotary International, Lift Up America and Rachel’s Challenge.


For more information regarding the game, call the RISD athletic department at 469-698-7364. 


For information regarding the pre-game activities and the Power of One mentoring program, call the RISD office of communications at 972-771-0605.

Rockwall-Heath runs over Arlington Seguin, 24-8

Last week’s Dallas Morning News Offensive Player of the Week Kendial Lawrence rushed for 135 yards on 23 attempts and two touchdowns to lead Rockwall-Heath past Arlington Seguin 24-8 in non-district action Friday night in Arlington.

Lawrence scored on runs of 6 and 12 yards to help the Hawks improve to 2-0. Arlington Seguin fell to 0-3.

In the hard-fought first half, RHHS only scored on Brad Lowes 31-yard field goal, and held on for a 3-0 lead. But during the second half, the Hawks came alive, when senior quarterback Drew Hollingshead (12-20, 183 yards) completed a 10-yard TD pass to Armando Villa. Lawrence then scored twice, and Lowes added extra points on all three TDs.

The game was plagued with mistakes by both teams. RHHS fumbled seven times, but only lost one. They were also penalized 13 times for 127 yards. Arlington Seguin was penalized 14 times for 155 yards.

Rockwall’s Yellow Jackets lose Thursday night to Rowlett, 24-16

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.

Three County high school football teams maintain top-20 rankings

After the first weekend of high school football games across Texas, all three county teams maintained their top-20 Dallas Morning News rankings.

Rockwall’s Yellow Jackets remained fourth, after their come-from-behind win over Midland Lee, 15-14, last Saturday at Midland.

Rockwall-Heath, which opens their season this Friday against Skyline High School, moved up from eighth to seventh place, after a loss by previously fifth-ranked Mansfield Timberview.

Royse City, which also opens their season this Friday against Atlanta, dropped from 18 to 19th, after two teams moved ahead of them with victories last weekend.

For complete new rankings, click here.

Rockwall squeaks by Midland Lee 15-14 at Midland

To provide Rockwall Yellowjacket fans with more details about yesterday’s exciting, season-opening  15-14 victory over Midland Lee yesterday in Midland, we found a detailed story on the Internet written by Midland Reporter-Telegram sports reporter Ryan Ferguson.

Here it is:

Rebels Fall To Rockwall, 15-14

A defensive struggle turned into a big-play explosion in the third quarter of Lee’s season opener against Rockwall.

While Lee used the two biggest plays of the game to take a 14-3 lead, the Yellow Jackets scored the game’s final 12 points to claim a 15-14 season-opening victory over the Rebels at Grande Communications Stadium on Saturday.

For the rest of the story, click here.

Rockwall Yellowjackets squeak by Midland Lee High School 15-14

After taking an early 3-0 lead, the Rockwall High School Yellow Jackets football team rallied from a 14-3  deficit to squeak by Midland Lee High School at Midland today, 15-14.

I listened to the game broadcast on FM 92.1 and it just ended.

No other details are available now, but how’s this for fast reporting?

Three County football players listed among most exciting by Dallas Morning News

Three high school football players from Rockwall County were listed among the most exciting in the Dallas area yesterday by Dallas Morning News sportswriter Keith Whitmire.

They are “Speed Back” Kendial Lawrence, running back at Rockwall-Heath; “Big Hitter” Austin Moss, Rockwall Heath linebacker; and “Athlete” Richard Morrison, quarterback at Royse City.

To see the entire list click here.