5A Division 2 

A new Football district for 2018.  District teams:

Corsicana, Ennis, Forney, Greenville, Kaufman, North Forney, Royse City, Sulphur Springs, Terrell

Early Season

The Bulldogs will scrimmage Celina and Frisco Liberty.  They will then open the season with Frisco Centennial at home.  The Bulldogs will then travel to Garland to play the Owls.

Frisco Liberty Scrimmage

The scrimmage allowed both schools to gauge their team’s progress under the bright lights to gear up for next week’s season opener.

“I was pleased with the scrimmage,” Royse City High School’s athletic coordinator David Petroff said via email. “Coach Burtch and his staff do a great job with the kids at Frisco Liberty. From a Royse City standpoint we made it out of the scrimmage healthy and we got all of our kids many quality reps so we can continue our evaluations on the RC kids. Liberty was physical and they played hard. Weakness, probably their youth. They seemed to be very young at certain positions.”

Garland game-

Royse City endures long wait to beat Garland, 32-0

  • Bobby Summers | Herald-Banner Correspondent

    • Sep 7, 2018​


  GARLAND — It took nearly three quarters of a century and a lightning delay for the Royse City Bulldogs and the Garland Owls to meet again on the football field.

  The two high schools last squared off in a regular season game in 1949. The Bulldogs waited a very long time to take down one of the more dominant high school football clubs in Texas, 32-0 on Thursday night at Williams Stadium.

  Royse City’s first drive went 69 yards as the Bulldogs were stopped short of the goal line on fourth and three at the Owls’ 1.  

  But it was not long before the Bulldogs’ Trell Johnson intercepted a pass and returned it 47 yards for a Royse City touchdown. Junior kicker Anthony Ortiz converted the extra point.

  Garland failed on a 44-yard field goal attempt for the only serious first-half threat by the Owls.

  Royse City punter Payton Petroff pinned Garland back at its own 2 with a 52-yard punt. The Owls punted themselves out of trouble, but it didn’t take the Bulldogs long to drive 40 yards for their second score to open the second quarter. After a couple of big runs by junior quarterback Tyson Oliver and junior scatback Justin Vineyard, Oliver was scrambling to avoid a loss of yardage, when he found tailback Petroff open in the end zone. Oliver’s touchdown pass gave Royse City a 13-0 lead with 6:49 to play in the second period.

  The Bulldog defense, led by Matthew Reavis, Jamie Cortez, Zamien Anderson and Thatcher Davis, held the Owls out of the end zone and registering minimal first-down yardage.

  An 18-yard gain by Justin Vineyard and a 30-yard fake punt run by Josh Hendricks set up a 7-yard touchdown run by Petroff that capped off a 68-yard drive. The two-point conversion failed but the Bulldogs took a 19-0 lead into the end of the first half.

  Halfback Bryce Martinez set up the Bulldogs’ next points, a 30-yard field goal by senior Tyler Shearer, with a 42-yard run.

Roderick Roberson and John Klump were the defensive stalwarts for the Bulldogs in the third period as the Owls found themselves floundering between the 40s.

  The Bulldogs extended their lead to 25-0 with 8:25 to play  with a 38-yard field goal by Shearer.

  Royse City's final points followed a 62-yard scamper by junior tailback Isaiah Nix and a 22-yard run by Will Horbacz. Vineyard capped the 86-yard, four-play drive with a 3-yard touchdown run with 3:25 to play.

  Royse City, now 1-1, will take next week off before District 8-5A begins in two weeks at home for the Bulldogs against the Sulphur Springs Wildcats.

Royse City Varsity

8/16  CELINA (SCRIM)  AWAY              8/23  FRISCO LIBERTY (SCR)   H       TBA

8/29 (Th)  FRISCO CENTENNIAL                           Ford Center  7:00               

9/6   GARLAND*                   HOME    7:30    WEEK 3   OPEN

9/20   SULPHUR  SPRINGS  AWAY    7:30

9/27   FORNEY**                   HOME   7:30

10/4   ENNIS                           AWAY    7:30

10/11 CORSICANA***          HOME   7:30

10/18 GREENVILLE               AWAY     7:30

10/25 KAUFMAN ****         HOME   7:30

11/1   NORTH FORNEY        AWAY    7:30

11/8   TERRELL*****            HOME   7:30



*9/6/19  Youth Sports Night    

**9/27/19  Hall of Fame Game

***10/11/19  Homecoming      ****10/25/19  Cancer Awareness     *****11/8/19  Senior Night

Royse City Black

8/16     CELINA (Scr)                  AWAY  TBA

8/23     FRISCO LIBERTY (Scr)   HOME  TBA      


9/5        GARLAND                     AWAY  TBA


9/19     SULPHUR SPRINGS     HOME 5:30

9/26     FORNEY                        AWAY  5:30

10/3     ENNIS                            HOME  5:30

10/10   CORSICANA                  AWAY 5:30

10/17   GREENVILLE                 HOME  5:30

10/24   KAUFMAN                     AWAY  5:30

10/31   NORTH FORNEY          HOME  5:30

11/7     TERRELL                        AWAY  TBA

Royse City Gold

8/16     CELINA (Scr)                  AWAY     TBA

8/23      FRISCO LIBERTY (Scr)  HOME   TBA

8/28      FRISCO CENTENNIAL  AWAY     7:00

9/5        GARLAND                      HOME   TBA

WEEK 3 OPEN                                                           

9/19      SULPHUR SPRINGS  AWAY       7:00

9//26    FORNEY                      HOME     7:00

10/3      ENNIS                         AWAY       7:00

10/10    CORSICANA               HOME     7:00

10/17    GREENVILLE              AWAY       7:00

10/24    KAUFMAN                  HOME     7:00

10/31    NORTH FORNEY       AWAY       7:00

11/7      TERRELL                     AWAY       5:30

Royse City White

8/16     CELINA (Scr)                   AWAY                TBA

8/23     FRISCO LIBERTY (Scr)   HOME               TBA

8/28     FRISCO CENTENNIAL   AWAY                 5:30

9/5        COMMUNITY                 HOME              5:30     

9/12     TBA                                    TBA                 TBA      

9/19     SULPHUR SPRINGS       AWAY                5:30

9/26     FORNEY                           HOME              5:30

10/3     ENNIS                               AWAY               5:30

10/10   CORSICANA                    HOME              5:30

10/17   GREENVILLE                   AWAY                5:30

10/24   KAUFMAN                      HOME               5:30

10/31   NORTH FORNEY            AWAY                5:30

11/7     TBA                                   TBA                  TBA

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