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WALLER — Taylor Baker had 12 kills and 15 digs, and Kaylee Herd had 36 assists, 10 digs and two aces to help the Rudder volleyball team beat Waller 25-15, 25-18, 24-26, 25-22 on Friday in District 19-5A play.

As the clock wound down last week, Anderson-Shiro football players and coaches hugged and congratulated each other. There was plenty of reason to celebrate the 46-0 win over a talented Brazos Christian team, but one thing stuck out.

Nickolaus Victoria ran for two touchdowns, and Quin’Terrious Taylor and Creed Pierce each ran for one to help lead the Bryan freshman Silver football team past Rudder 24-0 on Wednesday.

SHEPHERD — Asani McGee had 18 kills and four blocks, and Gracie Menchaca had 18 digs and five aces to lead the Rudder volleyball team past Shepherd 21-25, 25-10, 25-19, 25-14 on Tuesday in nondistrict play.

Desmond Murphy wanted to be sad upon hearing the news that his Rudder teammates, quarterback Brant Roberts and safety Gage Schwartz, were in a car accident Sunday night. Murphy, a captain and senior defensive end, said he had to rally his teammates, no matter how hard it was to put his emoti…

Offensive player of the week: Rockdale quarterback Jace Robinson had a stellar first week, throwing for 441 yards and four TDs on 13-of -22 passing in the Tigers’ 48-24 win over Giddings.

Madison Johnson had 11 kills, and Gracie Menchaca had 19 digs to help lead the Rudder volleyball team past Navasota 25-16, 25-13, 25-13 in nondistrict play Friday at The Armory.