Offensive player of the week: The Madisonville Mustangs ran wild in their first victory of the season — 49-7 over Caldwell. They were led by junior quarterback Tyrese Brown, who rushed for 158 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries.
It may not always have been pretty, but at the end of the day, Rudder came away with its first win of the season, beating Navasota 27-7 Friday night at Merrill Green Stadium.
TAYLOR — Rockdale forced five turnovers and scored 22 points in a wild fourth quarter to rally past Lexington 29-27 in a nondistrict neutral-site game Thursday.
It's sometimes hard to tell during the autumn months in Texas, but there are more important things in life than football.
Eagle writers Maria McIlwain and Jeff Perkins offer their takeaways from Weeks 1 and 2 of the high school football season for Bryan, A&M Consolidated, Rudder and College Station and discuss their area games of the week for Week 3.
Offensive player of the week: Lexington senior running back Ja’Kobe Cooper rushed for 307 yards and four touchdowns on 26 carries (11.8 ypc) as the Eagles ran away in the fourth quarter for a 49-28 win over Troy.
CALDWELL — Rockdale recovered an early onside kick to spur a 14-point swing in the first quarter, and Caldwell never fully recovered as the Tigers pulled away for a 35-17 victory on Friday night at Hornet Field.
GIDDINGS — Class 3A Division I defending state champ Rockdale scored a touchdown with 12 seconds left but couldn’t convert the extra-point kick as the Giddings Buffaloes held on for a 17-16 victory in a high school football opener Friday night at Buffalo Stadium.
Despite coming off a Class 3A Division I state championship and finding his team on the short list of preseason title favorites, Rockdale football coach Jeff Miller has a somewhat sobering realization.
With high school volleyball practices starting up Wednesday and fall football practices on the horizon shortly after, it’s time to officially turn the page to the 2018-19 athletic year.
Before volleyball and football start back up in August, Eagle writers Maria McIlwain and Jeff Perkins take the opportunity to rank their Top 10 high school sports stories in the Brazos Valley during the 2017-18 school year.
College Station rising junior Isabel Montelongo shot a 3-over 73 to win the Southern Texas PGA junior tour tournament Monday at Pebble Creek Country Club. Her Lady Cougar teammate and fellow rising junior Zoe Kelton finished fifth, shooting an 85.
Normangee senior first baseman Lexi Harris was named the player of the year on the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A softball team.
Collin Street Bakery/TSWA All-State Softball Teams
Brazos Valley golfers enjoyed a strong finish at the UIL Girls Golf Championships on Tuesday.
AUSTIN — The Rockdale girls golf team shot a 373 to grab the first-round lead of the UIL’s Class 3A state golf tournament on Monday at the par-72 Grey Rock Golf Club.
While Rockdale junior Reyna Gonzalez and sophomore Devon Whitsel have only been playing doubles together for one season, it didn't look like it Friday.
After a slow start, College Station juniors Blake Bradham and Desmond O'Shea clawed back into their boys doubles match Thursday at the UIL State Tennis Championships. But Lubbock's KT Kothmann and Cody Baker prevailed, winning 6-2, 6-4 in the Class 5A quarterfinals at Texas A&M's Mitchel…
At the beginning of the tennis season, best friends and College Station juniors Desmond O'Shea and Blake Bradham decided to team up on the court.
Several Brazos Valley squads continued program-best playoff runs in baseball and softball, and Milano won its first team state title in any sport over the weekend. Eagle writers Maria McIlwain and Jeff Perkins discuss all of the spring sports action from last week and look ahead to the softb…
Texas A&M men’s golf signee Sam Bennett has helped the Madisonville baseball team reach the Class 4A regional quarterfinals, now he’ll take a break from baseball to try and help the Mustang golf team bring home a University Interscholastic League state championship.
The Rockdale boys golf team qualified for the state tournament by winning the Class 3A Region III on Monday and Tuesday at Brenham Country Club by shooting 683. Cameron also will advance to state with a third-place finish and two-day score of 705.
More than 30 Brazos Valley seniors earned academic all-state honors from the Texas High School Coaches Association in golf, tennis and track.
The Rockdale softball team edged Lexington 8-6 on Friday to clinch a playoff berth.
Just one more game stands in between Snook and its goal of going undefeated in District 26-2A.
ARLINGTON -- Down 21-0 early in the second quarter, the Rockdale Tigers' prospects for a second state football title didn't look good.
Old tradition will face the new when the Rockdale Tigers and Brock Eagles play for the Class 3A Division I state football championship at 3 p.m. Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington as both are gunning for their second titles.
It’s the final countdown to the state championship games. Join Eagle sports writers Maria McIlwain and Jeffrey Perkins as they discuss College Station-Aledo and Rockdale-Brock on the high school football podcast.
Lexington junior running back Ja’Kobe Cooper earned first-team honors on the Associated Press Sports Editors Class 3A all-state team released Monday.
The 2017 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 3A all-state high school football team, released Monday. Voting based on regular-season performance. Players are listed in alphabetical order at each position.
CYPRESS -- Rockdale quarterback Torry Locklin ran for three first-half touchdowns, and the Tiger defense made several key stops in the second half to put away Yoakum 31-21 in the Class 3A Division I state semifinals Friday at FCU Stadium, sending Rockdale to its first championship game since 1976.
After a 1-2 start, Rockdale didn't look primed to go places the Tiger football program hasn't been in decades.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Brazos Valley, which means state championship contenders are coming into focus in the Texas high school football playoffs.
WACO -- Donnie Osborn has known this Teague senior class since they were in the sixth grade. He was their principal through junior high before he took over as the athletic director three years later. And Friday night at Waco ISD Stadium, he told those seniors, as well as the rest of the Lion…
Five Brazos Valley football teams remain after the third round. Listen to Eagle writers Maria McIlwain and Jeffrey Perkins recap some of last week's matchups as well as look ahead to this weekend's state quarterfinal games, headlined by College Station-Fort Bend Marshall.
BELTON — Seniors Torry Locklin and Jaquayln Crawford combined to lead the Rockdale Tigers to a 31-21 victory over the West Trojans in the Class 3A Division I regional football playoffs.
Eagle sports writers Maria McIlwain and Jeffrey Perkins recap A&M Consolidated's season-ending loss to Hutto and look ahead to College Station-Port Neches-Groves and other regional football matchups across the Brazos Valley in the high school football podcast.
HOUSTON — Down by 3 at halftime, Rockdale seized control of its Class 3A Divison I area playoff with Woodville by scoring 34 unanswered points in the second half to win 55-30 on Friday at Pridgeon Stadium.
There will be an air of familiarity when Brazos Christian and Shiner St. Paul face off in a TAPPS regional football playoff game at 7 p.m. Friday at The Woodlands Christian Academy.
Eagle sports writers Maria McIlwain and Jeffrey Perkins are back for the second round to preview College Station-Georgetown and A&M Consolidated-Hutto as well as area matchups across the Brazos Valley.
Upset of the week: Centerville, a 14-point underdog to Joaquin, turned the tables with a 20-10 victory. The turning point came midway through the third quarter when the Tigers, holding a 14-10 lead, forced and recovered a fumble at their 20, then marched down the field to score in 16 plays, …
CROCKETT — Rockdale’s Torry Locklin ran for 254 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 169 yards and two more scores to lead the Tigers past Malakoff 46-33 on Friday in the Class 3A Division I bi-district playoffs.
The Rockdale football team will open the Class 3A Division I playoffs with a bi-district game against Malakoff at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Crockett. The game is a rematch from last season when Malakoff knocked off Rockdale in the third round of the playoffs.
ROCKDALE — Rockdale’s Torry Locklin threw for 176 yards and five touchdowns, and three different Tigers ran for scores in Rockdale’s 77-0 shutout of Jarrell to wrap up District 10-3A Division I play Friday.
FRANKLIN -- Trailing Rockdale by three points late in the third quarter, it looked like Franklin had thrown away the game when it lost a fumble inside the Tigers' 10-yard line.
Rockdale’s volleyball team fell to Troy 25-19, 25-22, 25-17 in the Class 3A bi-district playoffs Monday.
ROCKDALE — The Rockdale Tigers wiped out a nine-point halftime deficit with five touchdowns in the second half for a 49-29 victory over the McGregor Bulldogs in District 10-3A Division I play Friday night.
The last time Rockdale beat Cameron in back-to-back years, the players’ parents probably weren’t even in high school yet.
Offensive player of the week: Rockdale senior Torry Locklin ran for 263 yards on 29 carries and threw for 161 more on 8-of-17 passing with an interception and scored three touchdowns in the Tigers’ 63-34 win over Cameron on Friday. Locklin’s rushing touchdown was a 1-yard run, and he threw a…
CAMERON — The Rockdale Tigers scored five touchdowns in the third quarter in rolling to a 63-34 victory over the Cameron Yoemen in District 10-3A Division I action Friday at Yoe Field.
ROCKDALE — Rockdale’s Torry Locklin ran for 160 yards and four touchdowns and threw for another score as the Tigers won their second straight District 10-3A Division I game, beating Troy 49-10 on Friday.