Tailgate party scheduled for community before RHS, RHHS football game

By J.J. Smith. A community-wide tailgate party prior to the “I-30 Classic”  football game between Rockwall and Heath High Schools Oct .15 has been organized for the second year in a row by several local businesses.

The pre-game party will last from 5:30 pm until kick-off at 7:30 p.m at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium. Food is available for purchase from Soulman’s Barbeque for $5 per person. All proceeds benefit the football booster clubs of both schools.

The cross-town football game between the two schools marks the second year of a new Rockwall-Heath tradition, the I-30 Classic “Battle for the Ralph Hall Trophy,” presented to the game winner to hold for one year.

Heath won the game last year, 55-38.

“Rockwall has always been a community linked to tradition, and Friday night football is one of our community’s most unifying,” said Randy Hudson, founder and president of Hudson Financial Group, one of the two primary event sponsors.

“Given our town’s two schools – the Rockwall Jackets and the Heath Hawks – are competing for the District 10-4A title, it is now even more important to have an event the entire Rockwall-Heath community can enjoy together.”

“The Ralph Hall Trophy is another way to help bring the two schools together to foster a lively community spirit, as well as give a nod to Congressman Ralph Hall, one of our most respected and decorated citizens,” said Jimmy Dale, owner of Baker Brothers Plumbing, the event’s other primary sponsor.

Additional event sponsors and contributors include Greg Beauchamp and Lake Pointe Church, Lakeside Chevrolet, Rockwall Sports and Lakeside Living Magazine.

For information, call 972-754-2302.

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