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Rockwall HCA dominates Bulverde Bracken Christian School, 56-8, in 6-man playoffs

By Jeff Mateer          


Rockwall’s Heritage Christian Academy overcame an early 8-0 deficit to score 56 unanswered points as it advanced to the TAPPS 6-Man Division I Semi-Finals, defeating Bulverde Bracken Christian School, 56-8. 


With the victory, HCA captured its fourth straight Regional title. 


HCA was led by senior running back Josh Points, who rushed 16 times for 222 yards and 4 touchdowns, including runs of 14, 60, 58 and 26 yards.  


Senior quarterback Zach Read ran 17 yards for a touchdown and returned an interception 44 yards for a touchdown in HCA’s victory.  


Senior fullback Kevin Prater scored a touchdown on a 5 yard run. 


Sophomore kicker Aaron rounded out the scoring for HCA with 5 extra point conversions and a 24-yard field goal.  


Defensively, HCA limited BCS to just 4 first downs and 141 yards of total offense.


HCA (10-2) will play Temple’s Central Texas Christian (7-5) on Saturday, Nov. 29, at  2 pm, at Moody High School in Moody TX, in the Semi-Final contest. 


The winner will advance to the TAPPS 6-Man Division I State Championship game the next weekend against the winner of Greenville Christian School and Austin Hill Country Christian Academy.


For more local sports scores, stories and photos, visit the Sports page at http://www.rockwallrocks.com/sports.html

Allen’s defense shuts down Rockwall in home opener, 24-6

Reports are sketchy at this point but In Rockwall’s first home game of the season, Allen High School’s defense proved too much for the Yellow Jackets offense as they shut down Rockwall, 24-6.

Rockwall’s lone score came on an intercepted pass, which was returned for a touchdown by an as-yet unnamed player. The Yellow Jackets came no closer to additional points than a missed field goal in the first half. In the second half, Allen’s ferocious Eagle’s defense stopped Rockwall time after time from driving for points.

Allen’s junior quarterback Matt Brown accounted for two touchdown passes, plus a 43-yard run for another TD. He also scored on a 28-yard run which was called back due to a penalty for an illegal block.

Rockwall now stands at 1-2 for the season. Allen remains undefeated.

More detailed reports will become available over the weekend.

Heath Hawk named Offensive Player of Week by Dallas Morning News

Kendial Lawrence

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Rockwall-Heath Hawk running back Kendial Lawrence was named the Dallas Morning News Offensive Player of the Week for his performance last week against Sherman. He scored five touchdowns on runs of 76, 38, 20 and 4 yards, plus a 97-yard kickoff return. In all, the 5’9”, 180 senior running back rushed for 190 yards on 16 carries.

Regarding his play, Head Rockwall-Heath Coach Mickey  Moss said, “He seemed to have another [gear] that was a notch above everyone else on Friday. While watching the game film, there were several times I just said, ‘Wow!’ The plays he made were the kind that just breaks the morale of your opponent.”

Lawrence also credited his blockers about his kickoff return.

“We’ve been working on setting up the wedge in practice a lot. The way the return was set up, it was wide open when I caught the ball, so I hit it.”

Lawrence said he has been offered college football scholarships by Arizona, Buffalo, Houston and Kansas and is being recruited by Georgia Tech and Iowa State. He said he hasn’t made up his mind because he is focusing on the season for now.

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 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.

County high school football teams all ranked in top 20

All three of Rockwall County’s public high school football teams were ranked in the Dallas Morning News Class 4A pre-season top 20, it was announced today.

Rockwall High School, which drops down from Class 5A this year, is ranked 4th, Rockwall-Heath is ranked 8th and Royse City is ranked 18th.

Even though they only have three returning starters on their team, Highland Park was ranked no. 1,  because they went 15-1 last year and nearly won the program’s fourth state title and second in three years.

The rest of the top 20 is: 2. Everman, 3. Carter, 5. Mansfield Timberview, 6. Denton Ryan, 7. South Oak Cliff,  9. Lincoln, 10. West Mesquite, 11. Fort Worth Southwest, 13. McKinney, 14. Lancaster, 15. Ennis, 16. Waxahachie, 17. Kimball, 19. Frisco, 20. Lake Dallas.