Friday's season opener at Dragon Stadium for Round Rock ended with a loss to visiting Schertz-Clemens by a score of 26-17. The Dragons were paced by the rushing game of the opposition and could not get their footing.
In the debut of the new, high-pace offense from head coach Jeff Cheatum, Round Rock experienced some growing pains. Seven punts, two short touchdowns, and just 234 yards of total offense for the Dragons led to the defeat.
Clemens' Marshawn Brown had a game to remember, as the senior running back rushed for three touchdowns and 254 yards to help put Round Rock away. The ground game was dominated by the Buffaloes, as Clemens held the advantage in rushing yards 262 to 102.
Round Rock showed signs of promise that can serve as building blocks for the next nine games: the defense and special teams scooped up three fumbles and the offense reeled off some big plays of 30, 39, and 27 yards in the first three quarters.
The Dragons will host Temple, another non-district foe, next week at Dragon Stadium on Friday, September 8th.