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Royse City celebrates opening of new stadium by beating Atlanta, 35-7

Frank Dave rushed for two touchdowns and Richard Morrison threw for two more as Royse City celebrated the opening of the new Royse City ISD Stadium with a 35-7 win over Atlanta Friday night.

The game was the first for Royse City (1-0) in Class 4-A and marked the debut of Head Coach Greg Strahm.

Dave scored on a three-yard run on the opening possession and added another three-yard run in the second quarter.

The Bulldogs held a 21-0 lead at halftime.

Morrison completed 17 of 30 passes for 198 yards to eight different receivers, including a 33-yard scoring pass to Kris Smith and another for 29 yards to Justin Jacobs.

Atlanta (0-1) scored on a 78-yard run by Devin Lockhart.

The only real downside was that Royse City did have 12 penalties for 110 yards.

The Bulldogs will travel to play Wakeland Sept. 12, at 7:30 pm.

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.

Royse City varsity cheerleaders win top honors at competition

Royse City High School’s varsity cheerleaders won top honors at the U.C.A. cheer camp competition last week at the University of North Texas in Denton.

RCHS won the championship trophy in the home dance category, the cheer category and received a Superior rating on all cheers, chants and dances learned at the camp.

They also won the Leadership award, which is voted on by the other squads at camp, according to cheer advisor, Lisa Posey.

Kambria Buentello, Autumn Landers, Lesley Latta, and Janis Mapps earned top honors as All Star cheerleaders. Varsity captain Taylor Aycox was asked to consider applying for a U.C.A. position upon graduation from RCHS.