Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
Yearbook of the Rockdale, TX RHS Class of 1936
Dennis (Coach), Largent, Landis, Gee, McGuyer, Curry, Middleton, Neely, Vanmeter, Coffield, G. Kyle, W. Kyle, Ferguson, Dean
Weed, Baker, Edmonds, McGuyer, Clark, Cast, Smith, Posey, Fitzgerald, Doss, Pederson, Dymke, Ferrari
Sept 21 Rockdale 6--Allen Academy 12
Sept 27 Rockdale 13--Caldwell 6
Oct 4 Rockdale 12--Taylor 19
Oct 11 Rockdale 13--Rosebud 27
Oct 18 - Open
Oct 25 Rockdale 39--Georgetown 0
Nov 1 Rockdale 27--Granger 0
Nov 9 Rockdale 0--Cameron 7
Nov 18 Rockdale 39--Thrall 7
Nov 25 Rockdale 14--Navasota 0
Rockdale - Allen Academy
Rockdale's fighting Tigers opened up with a loss to Jakey Wilson's brusing Allen Academy Ramblers to take the count 12-6. The Tigers did surprisingly well against the heavier and older Junior College team.
The fleet-footed Harvey Dean showed his last season form when he pulled down a beautiful pass from quarterback Kyle, triple-threat back of last year's team, and galloped away 68 yards for Rockdale's lone tally.
Landis did well for a first year man against so large an opponent.
Rockdale - Caldwell
Flashing a brilliant and a better defense, Rockdale High School's fighting Tigers drove out a 13-6 decision over the Caldwell Hornets. Again fighting against heavy weight odds, the local line held up and showed a formidable machine, light but too fast for the heavier Burleson crew.
With Largent and Middleton leading the interference with log-breaking blocking, Kyle, Dean and Curry "shot the works". Gee, young Tiger center, and Captain elect for next year, turned in a good job as the pivot spot.
Elusive Bob Douglas, hefty quarterback led the plumed warriors of Taylor to water over the Bengals of Rockdale to the tune of 19-12 in their annual fray--this year played on the Duck Pond in Taylor. Pass connections Kyle to Coffield, Dean, and McGuyer failed because of an injured Kyle thumb early in the game.
Half a dozen good scoring chances for Rockdale bogged down inside the Duck 15.
Kyle scored first for the Tigers, with a powerfull drive from Rockdale's 3. Dean followed short order with a 50 yard gallop for the secong Bengal tally. Tackles Vanmeter and Neely did well in this game.
Rockdale - Rosebud
The power and stamina of the Royal Bengals of Rockdale is limited. It lasted three quarters. Then came the princely Panther parade, belittling the Dennismen 27-13. Had the Tigers only boxed Box, they would have been in a thornless bed of Rosebuds, but a team replete with stars, timing spins to the split second with speed and power alike was too much.
Dean and his advance man Middleton completed several nice jaunts. All-district guard Largent turned in a swell job against Parrott, also considered All-district by some scribes.
Rockdale - Georgetown
Passing, punting, running rings around a weaker Georgetown team, the Rockdale Tigers' soared far and wide over Snyder Field that eventful night. The Dennismen rollicked at will, driving the line for yards without end, passing short, long and every other way, and making decisive a most sound beating, to win 39-0, with a team that seemed far more superior than the score indicated.
The best exhibition of a strong line from wing to wing was given by the regulars composed of McGuyer, Neely, Cast, Largent, Vanmeter, Coffield and Posey, who plugged the center hole nicely. Posey undoubtedly has given a great exhibition of ball passing. While Gee has had the edge in blocking.
Rockdale - Granger
Making it two in a row for the win column, the Rockdale Bengals defeated a strong Granger team 27-0, a powerful football machine, that had they had smarter field bossing might has romped on Rockdale. As before G. Kyle, the outstanding bid for Rockdale's place on the mythical all-central Texas team, and all district quarterback, was stellar attraction. The touchdown mate of Kyle, Dean, flicked his heels at all who approached him after a drive off tackle, got loose and raced 75 yards for the first tally. Curry was invincible.
Malcolm Gee Boyd Middleton Alvin Curry Ross Posey
Center Back Back Center
Rockdale - Cameron
At the annual grudge battle in Cameron, the Yoeman defeated the Tigers with the close score of 7-0. At one time that sterling defense of the Tigers lagged. At that same time Cameron happened to be passing. The next main thorn in the side of the Yoeman besides that of six grizzled linesman was the heads-up playing of Alvin Curry, senior halfback, and his thrilling pass interceptions as well as his superhuman punt returns.
Trying hard to get loose, Kyle, and Dean, heretofore the outstanding Tiger threats, failed to get started; on the other hand Joe McLean of Cameron seemed at his best.
Jack Ferguson Elbert Vanmeter Tommy Coffield Harris Neely
End Tackle End Tackle
Rockdale - Thrall
Under the clever leadership of Graham Kyle, Rockdale ran up a score of 34-7 on the Thrall Tigers on local field. Five plays after the kickoff, Kyle made Rockdale's first pointer. Birkelback, all district back scored for Thrall. Pederson, Clark, Doss, Ferguson, Fitzgerald, Landis, Gee, and W. Kyle played most of the game.
Coffield and McGuyer were outstanding pass receivers and Largent and Neely played well on the defensive with Posey and Cast coming in on some good plays.
Ernest Cast Woody Clark Welton Kyle Luther Landis
Guard Back Tackle Guard
Rockdale - Navasota
Another strong team went down at the hands of the Regal Rockdale Tigers to the tune of 12-0. Prestwood, 210 pounds, was the star for the opposition with his close quick punts. Kyle again was the outstanding star. The Tigers scored after driving 90 yards for a touchdown.
Curry wiggled across the goal from the 50 for the next score. Navasota undoubtedly had the strongest line played against this year. For Rockdale, Coffield, Curry, Largent and Cast stood out in the line-up.