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Rockwall High School football players celebrate last week’s win over McKinney Boyd and will look to beat rival Rockwall-Heath for the first time since 2010 when the teams meet Friday in the annual I-30 Classic.

The annual I-30 Classic will showcase the cross-county battle between Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath for district and area supremacy tonight at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium.

The game kicks off District 12-5A play for both teams and marks the fifth matchup in the series.

Heath has won three of the four contests in the series, losing only the 2010 contest in a 52-51 thriller.

Heath is 4-0 for the season and ranked No. 19 in the area by SportsDay among Class 5A teams. The Hawks opened non-district with a 20-7 win over West Mesquite and followed with a 26-0 defeat of South Garland, a 56-7 victory over Richland and a 28-13 victory at Rowlett.

Quarterback Jordan Hoy leads the Hawks with 39-of-55 passing for 414 yards and three touchdowns and has rushed for 277 yards and three touchdowns on 43 carries.

Running back Rico Henderson is among the area leaders in rushing with 438 yards and three touchdowns on 57 carries and running back Alex Solis is among the scoring leaders with 36 points on six touchdowns.

On offense, the Hawks have 1,416 total yards with 354 yards per game.

The play of the defense has been key in the Hawks undefeated start. The unit is ranked fourth in the area with its total 193.3 yards-per-game average and second in the area in scoring defense, having given up only 27 points in four games (6.8 avg.).

Rockwall enters the game with a 2-2 record, having lost to Naaman Forest 52-42, defeated Rowlett 66-34, fell to Coppell 68-20 and knocked off McKinney Boyd 34-14.

The Jackets are led by running back Chris Warren, who leads the area in scoring with 11 touchdowns and is third in rushing yards with 673 yards on 94 carries.

Quarterback Will Reed has thrown for 610 yards and seven TDs on 50-of-74 passing.

Wide receiver Xavier Castille is second in the area in receiving with 423 yards on 26 catches. He has a total of seven touchdowns for 42 points, with two scores on the ground and five through the air.

Rockwall’s offense has put up 1,643 total yards, an average of 410.8.

 

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