Three weeks and counting until the biennial UIL realignment.
Keep your fingers crossed things stay the same for the Corsicana.
One projection from Carl Padilla, the operator of the Padilla Poll ratings service, has Corsicana remaining in a district with Ennis, Waxahachie, Waco High, Waco University, Waco Midway and a new addition in Killeen. That’s a 7-team district.
It would mean that Cleburne is headed West and Midlothian is headed to Class 5A, the latter being pretty much of a lock.
The best thing that can happen for Tiger football and all the other sports at CHS is to remain in a district with rivals Ennis and Waxahachie and the Waco schools.
The Tigers, especially in football, should be good enough to make the playoffs no matter how competitive the district is. So it only will help to play quality opponents.
Just look at District 13-4A, another power league that one Web site proclaims as the “The Home of Champions.”
Longview has played for a state championship two years running, losing to the state’s best 4A program, Lake Travis. Sulphur Springs made it to the quarterfinals this season after playing for a state title in 2008.
Marshall eliminated your Tigers. Texarkana Texas High has had a Top 20 4A program for a decade now.
Competition served these schools well. It helps Corsicana, Ennis, ‘Hachie and Midway too.
Can the Tigers do it again in Ennis?: The Tigers boys basketball team won one of their biggest games of the year last season at Ennis, beating the rival Lions, 69-65, the second win in a five-game winning streak to make the playoffs.
Antonie Chaney wasn’t one of the Tigers’ top two scorers in that game. It’s most likely he will be Tuesday.
To end their winless drought — now at 0-16 — Chaney has to get some help in a hurry. You would think this deep into the season another scorer or two would emerge.
Lady Tigers getting close: Art Prevost will get his first district victory sometime soon. That is if point guard Amber Ames can stay out of foul trouble.
Corsicana had two chances to win 16-4A games at home against Waco University and Midlothian. The Lady Tigers bolted out to a 7-0 lead on University but Ames got into foul trouble right after that. She reached four fouls again in the 27-22 loss to Midlothian.
Ames is just as important to her team as Chaney is to his.
The Lady Tigers will have another chance Tuesday against an Ennis team that is in the bottom half of 16-4A.
Boys soccer team makes nice first impression: Trying to build on last year’s district title, the Tigers boys soccer team went out and tied No. 4 Richardson Pearce on Saturday. Pearce is one of the top 4A programs in the state.
That Corsicana fell behind 1-0 to Pearce and rallied for a draw is a huge deal. Falling behind a goal in soccer is like trailing by two touchdowns early in football.
The Tigers will be in every game they play in because of goalkeeper John Garcia.
Tiger football banquet: Look for a complete wrapup of Monday night’s banquet events in Wednesday’s Daily Sun.
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Three weeks and counting until the biennial UIL realignment.
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