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

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Greyson Glenn Walker

We have a name!

Greyson Glenn Walker
8lbs 15oz
Mom is doing great! They are so glad to have Greyson here! Not sure how Brixton feels about it, but I am sure he is excited!

Defensive Tackle or a Cheerleader????

It looks like we are going to have enough boys to almost fill an entire defensive side of the ball!

The Walkers had a sweet, healthy baby BOY a few hours ago!! They kept the name a secret, so we are waiting to hear what they named him. I will let you all know asap!


Prayers needed for Steve and Melissa Walker today!

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our newest Rouse Raider! They aren't sure if Brixton will be a big brother to a cheerleader or a defensive end, but we are all ready to know!!

Pray for a safe and healthy delivery.
Keep checking the site and I will hopefully be updating it very soon!!!

The Walker baby will be the first of 5 new babies that will be arriving within the school year!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Battle of the Raiders and the Vipers

Last week was a strange week... who plays a Varsity game on Wednesday? I bet only a handful of coaches can say that they have played a Varsity game on any night other than Thursday, Friday, or Saturday!

Josh has played a Varsity game on a Monday night (2005) and now on a Wednesday night!

Before I talk about the actual game, I would like to say how neat it was to be on the field at Bible Stadium and look into the stands and see so many wonderful cheering fans looking down on the field. You were all decked out in your maroon and gold and cheering loud.

The Raider Rousers on the field were in awe and were having a great time hanging out on the field waiting for the football players to come out of the tunnel.

I got to have my chills as I listened to Josh give the first pre-game speech at Bible Stadium.

When the players came out of the locker room, they looked tough and stood tall in their awesome new uniforms. It was a site to see.

The players came running out of the tunnel with the Raider Rousers right behind them, but one of the kids didn't know what to do, so he went running out onto the middle of the field and I had to go chase after him. He was almost to the Viper sideline before I caught up with him. (I was running with a football, camera and in a pair of shoes that were way too big- so I wasn't fast:)

I got the child safely to his parent and then headed into the stands for the kickoff!

After the opening drive, I was pretty nervous, but we bounced back and I KNEW that it was going to be a back and forth game. Games seem to be that way sometimes. Either its back and forth or an all out blowout. I like back and forth games because they keep you on your feet- Or at least I liked it when I was just a fan. Now that i am married to a coach, my game preferences have changed quite a bit!

I still like back and forth games, but only when we come out on top!

I don't have a lot to say about the game. We played a tough team that got better. They weren't bad the first time we played them- we just came out on top. They were out for Raider blood and they weren't letting up.

I thought we played well- obviously there were things we could have done better, but all and all we played hard.
We had a tough season and for us to lose only 3 games, well that's pretty damn good I think- especially when one of those losses was to a 3a, ranked Varsity.

We won the first battle, the Vipers won the second.

I think the Raider and the Vipers are going to be big rivals come next year:)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Last Game Tonight

This is it! The last JV game that we will play this season. The last time you get to PRETEND to be a Varsity team, because come tomorrow- you are a Varsity team.

Tonight will be an exciting night- on so many levels. It might be Wednesday, but you will forget all about that when the lights come on and the band starts playing!

Good Luck Raiders, Make us Proud!

Yesterday, Tashard Choice (#23), running back of the Dallas Cowboys came to Rouse to speak to our football team. What a neat experience for our players!

He spoke about the importance of grades and how the team and football effects you later in life. He talked to the boys about girls and even gave them a short, sweet and to the point "sex" talk. I wasn't within ear shot of this, but I heard about it!

He also spoke about the importance of running, which was funny because after he left and practice was over- more than half the players stayed and ran on their own!

Here is a video and a few pictures. If you want to hear part of his speach, be sure to turn off the music and turn your volume up as loud as you can. My speakers didn't pick it up very well!

A little about him: (via the internet)

#23, Dallas Cowboys Running Back
#22 when he played at Georgia Tech
4th Round pick in 2008
Coach Sainz has him as one of his Fantasy Football Players!

Visit his official Website!!! www.tchoice23.com
A Neat Article in the DMN: http://cowboysinsiderblog.dallasnews.com/

( Currently Working on the Video- check back around 3pm:)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Rouse Raiders beat the Sunnyvale Raiders

The Rouse Raiders and the Sunnyvale Raiders met halfway to play in what is one of my favorite staduims! Waco ISD. I LOVE that stadium, it reminds me of Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.

The Rouse Raiders beat Sunnyvale 14-7. It was a pretty good game, and it was a lot of fun getting to see the game up close as this stadium does not have a track around the field like most do!

Dorian and Ed had great games. I hate to single kids out, but I am looking forward to watching Dorian and Ed when they are Seniors. Dorian just has some beautiful, heart stopping hits and Ed can run with such grace and they are just so exciting to watch. With 2 more years of experience, they are going to be fun to watch!!

Our crowd was alright for an away game on a Thursday night. Those of us that were there were loud and having a lot of fun. We all sat close and I am sure we were louder because of this.

This week we have our last game at Bible Stadium at 7pm on Wednesday night. This is not only a BIG game for us, but it is also going to be a mock run for us for next year. Playing at Bible is going to be a lot of fun and will be exciting for not only us fans, but you players as well!!