Elijah Brooks runs for Rockdale (Photo Credit: Steve Young)
Elijah Brooks runs for Rockdale (Photo Credit: Steve Young)

ROCKDALE – Clayton Gibbs fired five touchdown passes as Rockdale scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters en route to a 42-21 victory over long-time rival Taylor in a District 18-3A opener.

Gibbs passed for 291 yards on 19 of 37 passing and hit Pearce Loth and Devante Burgess for two touchdown strikes each and found Austin Caffey for another score.  Gibbs also ran for a score of his own from 16 yards out to help defeat the Ducks (1-6).

Eiljah Brooks did the heavy lifting on the ground for 174 yards on 32 caries for the Tigers (4-3).