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Rockwall-Heath vs Highland Park in District 10-4A championship game this Friday night

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The football game we’ve all been waiting for all season long for all the marbles in District 10-4A will be played this Friday at 7:30 pm when the state’s sixth-ranked 4A school, pre-season favorite and perennial district champion Highland Park (8-1, 6-0) play defending champion Rockwall-Heath (7-2, 5-1) at Highland Park.

The Hawks have overcome the loss last year of such standouts and now college players as Kendial Lawrence (Missouri), Austin Moss (Arkansas), Everett Gilbert (Montana State) and Drew Hollingshead (Houston).

Led by senior quarterback Kevin Rodgers, who’s completed 136 of 218 passes for 2,024 yards, 12 TDs and only five interceptions, the Hawks only losses came in their opening game against District 9-4A co-leader Sherman (8-1), 40-31,  plus to 10-4A rival Carrollton Newman Smith (7-2, 5-1), 28-14.

Other Hawks standouts have been offensive lineman and Oklahoma recruit Austin Woods, running backs Dorian Lawry and Jesse Irokwe, receivers Cameron Wilson and Ryan Peterson, kicker Trevor Pinkston and defenders Drew Baxter and Armondo Villa.

The high-scoring Scots only loss came against Class 5A power Coppell (8-1) early in the season, 41-20.

Led by quarterback Luke Woodley, who’s completed 182 of 251 passes for 2841 yards (fourth highest in the N. TX Area), 30 TDs and only four interceptions,  they have been undefeated in District 10-4A play since, exceeding 50 points in each of its six victories.

The Scots have the no. 2 Area 4-A offense, averaging 500 yards per game.

Scot receiver Chris Hipps is the leading receiver in Class 4-A with 61 catches for 1162 yards and 15 TDs.

If Highland Park wins the game, they will become the outright District 10-4A champion.

If Heath wins, there would be a three-way tie for first place, if Newman Smith beats powerful Richardson Pearce (6-3, 4-2) Friday night.

Regardless of who wins and loses, these four teams from District 10-4A will advance to the playoffs. Only four can progress into post-season play.

Rockwall (4-5, 2-4) will try to stop its three-game losing streak Friday night as it closes out its disappointing season at Greenville (5-4, 2-4).

Royse City (0-9, 0-6) will complete its rebuilding year by attempting to win its first game of the season at Carrollton’s winless R.L. Turner (0-9, 0-6).

Newman Smith breaks open close game with four TDs in second half, runs over Rockwall, 43-22

Carrollton’s Newman Smith broke open a close game that it led only 15-14 at halftime by scoring 37 points in a row with four second half touchdowns and a field goal to run over visiting Rockwall, 43-22, Saturday night at Standridge Stadium.

Included were a 71-yard TD run by the Trojans’ Randall Joyner, a 62-yard TD interception return of an Adam Dingwell pass by Al Lasker, plus three running TDs by Newman-Smith’s quarterback Aldo Quiroga.

The loss means Rockwall will likely have to win its two remaining games against undefeated District 10-4A leader Highland Park at home and then at Greenville to make the District 10-4A playoffs. Only four teams can qualify.

Click here for the rest of the story at TheRockwallNews.com.

Richardson Pearce holds off Rockwall in last minute in wild offensive show, wins 43-36

Wow, what a thrilling game!

Down 43-29 with just over three minutes left in the game, the Area’s 12th-ranked Rockwall Yellow Jackets rallied to score a touchdown with 58 seconds remaining, recovered an onside kick and then drove to Richardson Pearce’s 30 yard-line, but failed to complete a fourth-down pass with nine seconds remaining.

As a result, the Area’s 8th-ranked Mustangs (5-2, 3-1) held on to defeat disappointed Rockwall (4-3, 2-2) in a wild offensive show last night at Rockwall’s Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium, 43-36.

Although the Yellow Jackets amassed 562 yards total offense, the Mustangs were able to convert more of their 531 yards total offense into points.

Click here to read the rest of the game story in TheRockwallNews.com. 

Myles scores four TDs to lead Rockwall over winless R.L. Turner, 49-7

Backup running back Del Myles ran for four touchdowns, including runs of 65 and 75 yards, while rushing for 228 yards on 18 carries to lead Rockwall to a big win over winless Carrollton R.L. Turner, 49-7,  Thursday night at Standridge Stadium.

Myles was replacing injured starter Josh Broach and finished the evening with his third 100-yard rushing game of the season for the Yellow Jackets ((4-2, 2-1).

Click here to read the rest of the story at TheRockwallNews.com

Rockwall-Heath scores touchdowns on its first six possessions, clobbers Rockwall, 55-38

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Scoring touchdowns on its first six possessions, Rockwall-Heath scored more points in the first half against I-30 Cross-town Classic rival Rockwall than it has in any complete game this season, and the 13th-ranked Hawks clobbered the seventh-ranked Yellow Jackets 55-38 last night at Wilkerson-Sanders stadium, winning the inaugural Congressman Ralph Hall trophy.

Behind the rushing of junior running back Dorian Lawry, who rushed 24 times for 227 yards and five TDs, including 29 and 44-yard runs, Heath (4-1, 2-0) scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and led 21-0 before Rockwall finally scored its first TD.

Click here to read the whole story in TheRockwallNews.com.

Defending 5A state champ Allen rolls over Rockwall, 38-10

Defending state 5A champion Allen showed off its powerful running game and solid defense, rolling over Rockwall, 38-10, Friday night at Allen’s Eagle stadium.

Click here to read the complete story in TheRockwallNews.com.

Rockwall scores TD in final two minutes, beats Rowlett, 31-28

Junior running back Josh Broach scored his third touchdown of the night on  a five-yard run with less than two minutes remaining on the clock to lead Rockwall to a hard fought, 31-28, come-from-behind victory over neighboring Rowlett last night, as the Yellow Jackets successfully christened their beautiful new Wilkerson-Sanders stadium in front of about 8,000 spectators.

Click here to read this complete story at www.TheRockwallNews.com.

Rockwall Yellow Jackets win ’09 season opener; defeat Midland last night, 31-26

Rockwall High School Coach Scott Smith said last month that Rockwall’s Yellow Jackets have plenty of talent this year and “can be as good as they want to be.” If Friday night’s victory over Midland is any indication, Rockwall could be pretty good.

Junior running back Josh Broach ran over Midland newly-installed 4-3 defense for 193 yards on 31 carries, scoring four touchdowns, leading the Yellow Jackets to a 31-26 victory last night in their 2009 season opener at Midland’s Grande Communications stadium.

Broach scored all of the Yellow Jackets’ TDs – scoring in every quarter – on runs of 1,1, 6 and 22 yards.

Click here to read the rest of the story at TheRockwallNews.com.

Click here to read another account of the game in Midland’s Reporter-Telegram.   





Wheelchair-bound Rockwall eighth-grader enjoys Rockwall football game from sidelines

Check out the great story written by budding journalist and eighth-grade Rockwall Williams Middle School student Madison McMahan about a wheelchair-bound and disabled Wiilliams student, Burnett Rossum, whose dream was fulfilled Oct. 23 when he was able to go see a Rockwall football game.

Rossum is apparently a real football fan, whose uncle Allen Rossum plays pro football with the San Francisco 49s.

Great story, Madison, and great job, Coach Mark Elam and  Stephanie Tyson, who arranged for it!

See the story at “Burnett’s dream comes true” at www.rockwallrocks.com/community.html.

Rockwall ends tough season by beating Greenville, 20-7

Yellow Jacket quarterback Adam Dingwell ran for one touchdown and passed for another as Rockwall (4-6, 3-4) ended its season with a 20-7 win over Greenville (2-8, 1-6) Friday night in District 10-4A action at Wilkerson-Sanders stadium.

Dingwell completed 11 of 16 passes for 111 yards, including a 31-yard scoring pass to Drew Beddow in the first quarter. Beddow caught six passes for 69 yards.

Dingwell also scored on a six yard run in the second quarter to give the Yellow Jackets a 14-0 halftime lead.

Texas A&M recruit Aaron Arterburn rounded out the scoring for Rockwall with a two-yard run in the fourth quarter.

The Lions only score was on a 10-yard run by Alton Dennis in the third quarter. Greenville’s Dakieson Williams also rushed for 155 yards on 27 carries.

Rockwall’s trio of running backs gained 142 yards on the ground. Jarron White rushed 13 times for 56 yards; Josh Broach rushed 11 times for 43 yards; and Anthony Strange ran 7 times for 43 yards.

For more sports scores, stories and photos, visit the Sports page at www.rockwallrocks.com.