The Dragons soared to historic new heights in the state football playoffs, students compete in fitness games, and other news from the week in Round Rock ISD athletics.
Dragons rally past Cowboys on way to 6-A Regional Final
The Round Rock High School football team is one of only eight teams in the Class 6A Division 1 tournament after beating Coppell High School 49-45 on Saturday, Nov. 26. This is the furthest the school has gone in its long history. The Dragons kept the game close in the first half and traded leads before the winning drive left Coppell with only 40 seconds on the clock. Round Rock faces The Woodlands High School on Saturday, December 3, 2 p.m. at Baylor McLane Stadium. Pre-sale tickets will be $6 and $8 for students and adults, available later this week at RRHS. All tickets are $10 at the gate. The game will also be broadcast live on the NFHS Network. Visit Round Rock ISD Smugmug for photos from the Nov. 26 game.
Tigers earn win during Thanksgiving Week hoops
Basketball teams took to the court during the holiday week, with the Lady Tigers eeking out a victory over Atkins High School 62-59 on Nov. 21. The Tigers earned the victory from the free throw line, sinking 6-of-7 baskets in the final three minutes to secure the win. Boys and girls basketball games are in full swing at all high schools. Be sure to visit Rank One for schedule details and scores from all our teams.
ICYMI: Warrior volleyball finishes record-breaking season
The Westwood Volleyball team ended its season with a record-breaking 43 total wins, the most in the team’s history. The team also broke school volleyball records for most kills or successful point-scoring plays, in a season — 1,997 — and most kills in a match — 72. The team continually challenged itself to success, reaching the regional tournament before a heartbreaking defeat to The Woodlands.
ICYMI: Community comes together to purchase wheelchair accessible van for the Favors Family
Over a year after being paralyzed from the neck down during a junior varsity football game, Stony Point High School student Jasiel Favors is still a part of the team and the community. On Nov. 11, his family received a crowdfunded donation of a wheelchair-accessible van as the Tigers were heading off to their playoff game, which they won. Read more on the District website.
Other News in Athletics
STATESMAN: Round Rock safety Brian Bolger enjoys record-setting senior season
HOUSTON CHRONICLE: Field of Dreams: Playing at NRG provides thrills for high school teams
STATESMAN Faces Off the Field: James Lynch, senior defensive tackle, Round Rock