We are playing Rockdale Tigers in 2 weeks. Scratch that- our JV is playing Rockdales VARSITY in 2 weeks. Rockdale is ranked 15th in the STATE in 3A.
I did a little research so that you know who we are up against in 2 weeks. We are a good team, but we are young.
Can we hang with these guys?? (I think we can- but after you read the facts- look to your right and vote on the poll and tell me what YOU think!)
- They are in District 24-3A and are currently 2-0
-To Date they have Defeated:
*Llano(42-20)-Llano is in Liberty Hill's District and is picked to make the playoffs
and will play Marlin this week
-They are a 3a school- meaning that they will Bring a CROWD!
- They are favored to win the District Championship in District 24-3A. Their district includes teams: Cameron, Madisonville, Bryan Rudder, Navasota, Caldwell, and Taylor.
-- Their Head Coach, Jeff Miller has been the HC at Rockdale for 4 consecutive years.
-They ended their 2008 season ranked 19th in the State in class 3A. Carthrage defeated them and then went on to went on to win the 3a State Championship against Celina (defeating them 49-37)
-From the 2008 season they have 24 returning Letterman, and 15 starters. However, they are having to replace their all state Linebacker (who is now at Rice) and their school's all time leading passer- who had a career ending 3,000 yards passing.
(Mommy's don't read this part:)
-Currently they have a great Lineman, who is 6'4, 300lbs, who is a Division 1 caliber player. He is also listed in Texas Football's Top 300 players.
After watching our guys play like they had a match lit under them against Liberty Hill and Academy- I 100% have bought into the fact that we can beat ANY team that we play if we play with that same intensity.
BUT- these guys can't do it alone. They will need some help. By help- I mean support.
-September 18 will be Rockdale's Senior Night and what that means is that the ENTIRE Freaking TOWN will be there to support them. (they are 3a- which means its a SMALL town, which means that these folks really don't have anything better to do than go watch some great High School football) If you don't know what Senior Night is, then I will explain: Senior Night is usually scheduled against a team that they know that they can beat.
(Raiders- get pissed over that!! They wanted us to play them because they THINK they can beat us. PROVE 'Em WRONG!)
Anyway- all the seniors walk out onto the field with their parents and are announced over the PA, so its a big game and literally the entire town comes out to watch.
Parents, Students and Fans need to get on the band wagon and come out to Rockdale and cheer them on. We need to be standing up the ENTIRE game and cheering our little hearts out.
We need ALL of our Shaker Bottles, Signs, any thing in the world that you can find that is noisy- BRING IT!
Wear Maroon, as it is the Maroon out game. Or if you don't have maroon- wear gold or black.
(I promise they will all be wearing blue and gold)
We need to decorate our cars, honking the entire way there and then walk in like we aren't scared. We need to be LOUD, LOUD, LOUD in the stands. We need to be yelling
"Raiders" What is your Profession"........ "Ha-ooh, Ha-ooh"
"Looks Like Another Raider".... "First DOWN!"- and we hope to yell that a lot.
We need to SIT TOGETHER so that our voices can carry out.
Shake your shakers the entire game and act like stupid football fans- because lets face it, thats the fun part and it will help our boys to win.
-Paint your faces! How cool would THAT be? lol... (ok, maybe we won't go THAT far)
Just think: If we can win this game, we will make a firm statement to our coming opponents and will make a name for ourselves come our Varsity year.
Good Luck to our Boys. Go Get 'EM!
2012 VARSITY Football Schedule (1-0)
Striving to be 1-0 after we play Cedar Ridge on Friday
August 31-- Hendrickson (WIN 50-23)
September 7 @Cedar Ridge
September 14 @ Hays
September 21-- Del Valle
September 28-- Dripping Springs
October 5 @ Leander
October 12-- Marble Falls
October 19 @ Cedar Park
November 2-- Vandegrift
November 9 @ Vista Ridge
Currently 1-0 on the Season