Rockwall advances to 7-on-7 state tourney

Rockwall advanced to the finals of the Tyler State Qualifying 7-on-7 Tournament, clinching a berth into the 2011 State 7-on-7 Tournament from July 15-16 at College Station.

With the top two teams receiving automatic bids to the state tournament, Rockwall and Tyler Lee elected not to play the final.

For Tyler Lee, it is the 12th consecutive year the Rebels have earned a spot in the state tournament.

"We may be the longest streak going," said Tyler Lee coach Randy Huffstickler, who was named interim head coach on Monday. "Our guys take pride in that tradition and it needs to carry over, it needs to mean something."

It will be Rockwall's fifth trip to the state tournament.

For more on the Tyler qualifier, click here.