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Heath High marketing students hit it big in regional Merrill Lynch Stock Market Game

Congratulations to Rockwall-Heath High School marketing students Taylor Ford (left) and Austin McPherson who recently won first place in the grades 9-12 division of the recent Dallas Regional Stock Market Game program. 

The two boys competed with over 900 other regional teams starting with $100,000 in their portfolios, according to Heath High business and marketing teacher Linda Rogers. 

Both boys will be honored at the upcoming annual Stock Market Game Awards Banquet at the Tower Club in Dallas sponsored by Merrill Lynch and the Texas Council on Economic Education. 

 They will each receive $75 and a certificate for their efforts, said Rodgers.

Heath Hawk running back Kendial Lawrence signs to play football at University of Missouri next year


Rockwall-Heath’s Kendial Lawrence was one of the state’s top running backs in 2008, averaging nearly 10 yards per carry and scoring 43 TDs

Rockwall-Heath Hawk running back Kendial “Showtime” Lawrence received quite a bit of media attention yesterday when he announced his decision to sign a letter of intent to play at the University of Missouri next year.

Read the articles in the:

Dallas Morning News SportsDay section

Dallas Morning News Neighbors Go section

Dallas Morning News Neighbors Go blog

You can find more stories, too, if you just do a Google search.

Rockwall-Heath now eighth-ranked Class 4A team in state by AP

The Area’s Class 4A top-ranked Rockwall-Heath Hawks are now the eighth-ranked Class 4A team in the state, according to the new Associated Press rankings announced today.

After beating Highland Park in overtime, 38-31, last Friday night, the undefeated Hawks (10-0) managed to jump into the top 10 for the first time this season with 52 voting points, behind top-ranked Lake Travis, which has 200 points.

Highland Park dropped from third place to ninth in the rankings.

Other teams ranked ahead of Rockwall-Heath are:

Everman (10-0), which is ranked second in the Class 4A Area poll behind the Hawks

Aledo (10-0)

Dallas Carter (10-0), which is ranked third in the Class 4A Area poll behind the Hawks

Longview (8-2)

Wolfforth Frenship (10-0)

Hewitt Midway (9-1)

Undefeated Dennison, which plays Royse City this Friday night in the opening round of the playoffs was ranked 14th.

Neighboring Forney was ranked tied for 22nd. 

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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.

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.

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.

Two Rockwall-Heath football players commit to colleges

Two Rockwall-Heath high school football players say they have orally committed to two different universities to play college football.

RHHS senior linebacker Austin Moss, the son of RHHS head coach Mickey Moss, committed to play at Arkansas.

RHHS senior quarterback Drew Hollingshead, the son of former SMU safety Tam Hollingshead, committed to play at the University of Houston.

Moss (6-3, 215), who expects to play either inside or outside linebacker, said he chose Arkansas over Baylor, Vanderbilt, Kansas and others because he has the chance to play soon and will be close enough that his family can see him play anytime.

Hollingshead, (6-3, 200), said he chose Houston over New Mexico St. and Idaho St. because of the coaching staff, the opportunity to be a starter and because he has family members living in Houston.

Last year, Hollingshead threw for more than 1400 yards and completed 60 percent of its passes with 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. He said he plans to redshirt his first year and then hopes to become the starting quarterback for the next four years.

Oral commitments are non-binding. The first day 2009 football recruits can sign letters of intent is Feb. 4.