RMS Rockets football meeting set for Aug. 18

Staff report

Head coach Patrick Hope returns for his second year at the helm of the Rockingham Middle School Rockets football program and has scheduled the team’s football meeting for 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18 in the school gymnasium.

RocketsIt’ll be difficult, but not impossible, to improve on last year’s performance. After all, the Rockets finished with a 4-1 record. The only loss came to Anson, said Hope, with a championship berth on the line. Locally, the Rockets squashed Rohanen, Ellerbe and Hamlet in three games by a combined score of 92-20.

Tryouts will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, Aug. 27 and Aug. 28. Regular, everyday practices begin Sept. 2.

All four county middle school teams are scheduled to participate in the jamboree at Spring Hill Middle School in Scotland County on Sept. 16 <changed from Sept. 10>. The regular season schedule includes:

* Sept. 24 at West Hoke
* Oct. 1 at Rohanen
* Oct. 8 vs. Southern
* Oct. 15 at Ellerbe
* Oct. 22 vs. Anson
* Oct. 29 vs. Hamlet
* Nov. 5 championship game

Questions? Call coach Hope at 910-318-3907.
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