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ROCKDALE – Cam’ron Valdez rushed for three touchdowns, quarterback Jace Robinson had three total TDs, and Rockdale held off Caldwell 44-36 in nondistrict action Friday night.

CALDWELL — The Edna Cowboys scored a touchdown in each of the first three quarters to build a 21-3 lead, then held on for a 28-16 victory over the Caldwell Hornets on Friday night.

Leon dropped from the top spot to No. 2 in this week’s Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 1A/2A volleyball poll, while Iola checked in at No. 3. Leon (16-2) advanced to the finals of the 50th Annual Leon tournament, falling to top-ranked Crawford in the title match 25-20, 25-23.

Caldwell’s Josh Groce and A.J. Sims won the advanced doubles title at the American Cornhole League World Championships at Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, earlier this month.

Here are the Texas high school baseball rankings for the week of March 25 as compiled by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. 6A1. Lake Travis – 17-0 (6-0)2. Cy Ranch – 18-2 (7-0)3. Flower Mound Marcus – 16-4 (4-0)4. Houston Memorial – 17-2 (5-0)5. Prosper – 19-2 (4-0)6. SA Re…

Brenham and Caldwell are the lone Brazos Valley baseball teams ranked in this week’s Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association’s poll. The Cubs are third in Class 5A and Caldwell is sixth in 4A. College Station is receiving votes in 5A.

The Caldwell softball team is ranked eighth in the state in Class 4A by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. The Lady Hornets (11-2) are just ahead of Navasota (13-3). Snook (4-1) is tied for 10th in 2A, which also includes Class A teams.

SMITHVILLE – The Smithville Tigers scored the first 20 points and then held on for a 30-20 victory over Caldwell in 12-4A Division II play to earn a playoff berth at the expense of the Hornets.

The Caldwell volleyball team, District 26-4A runner-up, fell in Class 4A Region IV quarterfinal action to seventh-ranked Fulshear 25-19, 25-16, 25-9 at Navasota on Tuesday night. Fulshear, the 25-4A runner-up, advances to play the Pleasanton-Navarro winner Friday at the Blossom Athletic Cent…

Offensive player of the week: Franklin senior Clayton Rosprim carried 23 times for 271 yards and two touchdowns, including a 70-yarder, helping the Lions hand Diboll its first loss of the season in a 34-20 victory.

CALDWELL — Caldwell’s Kolby Chaplin ran for 117 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries, and the Hornet defense held Brookshire Royal to 48 yards and three first downs in a 43-0 shutout Friday in District 12-4A Division II play.

Offensive player of the week: Rudder senior running back Byron Moore pulled the Rangers out of a sluggish first half, rumbling for 276 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries in their 52-10 win over Cleveland.

BELLVILLE — Caldwell used a big second-half surge that included three fumble recoveries by its defense to beat Bellville 33-25 on Friday in District 12-4A Division II play.

CALDWELL — Caldwell’s Kolby Chaplin ran for 91 yards and a touchdown, and Omar Menchaca kept the Hornets in the game with a third-quarter interception in his own end zone, but Giddings prevailed 22-6 in District 12-4A Division II play at Hornet Field.

Offensive player of the week: Franklin senior running back/receiver Jared Pedraza had only six carries in the Lions’ 61-0 rout of Coldspring, but he made them count, rushing for 119 yards and four touchdowns, including a 31-yarder. He also added a two-point conversion run.

CALDWELL — Sheldon Springer threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns, and Ja’Kobe Cooper ran for 185 yards and two more scores to pace Lexington’s 42-27 nondistrict win over Caldwell.

Offensive player of the week: A&M Consolidated senior running back Julius Howard stepped into a starring role in the absence of Steven Ray, rushing for 152 yards on 10 carries with a pair of touchdown runs, including an 89-yarder. Howard helped the Tigers rush for 197 yards to put the ga…