Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


October 9, 2013

GC Football: Previews for this week's football games

Corsicana — Millsap

 at Mildred

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Asby Fiel

RECORDS: Millsap is 2-3, 1-1 in District 6-2A DII. Mildred is 4-1, 2-0.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Millsap: RB Andrew Tyson, RB/LB Timothy Newberry, QB Nick Lucia, L Tre Newby. Mildred: L Jasper Marshall, RB/S Joey Palos, WR/LB Dalton Horner, L Joshua Fountain.

 UPDATE: Mildred won last year’s meeting, 77-0 ... Mildred beat Rio Vista, 61-8, last week, while Millsap lost to Tolar, 48-7 ... it’s homecoming in Mildred ... Tyson had a pair of TD runs (2, 21) in the Bulldogs’ 20-0 win over Rio Vista two weeks ago ... at 11.0 points per game, Millsap has the worst scoring offense in 6-2A DII ...  in 2009, Millsap was 8-3, (Mildred was 6-5); since that season, the Bulldogs are 9-26 (including 0-10 last year) while Mildred is 39-7 ... Mildred QB Will Burnham had his first 100-yard rushing game last week (10-101, 4 TDs) ... the Eagles forced five turnovers last week and are a plus-13 in takeaways this year ... with one more win, Mildred coach Billy Dan Chambliess would tie for the fifth-most wins in a rookie campaign since 1960. Larry Stinson was 10-2-1 in his lone season (’76). Chambliess’ predecessor, Patrick Harvell, is second with a 7-4 season in ‘08.

— Raymond Linex II



 at Kerens

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Bobcat Stadium

:District 6-1A-Cayuga 4-0, District  6-1A-Kerens 2-3

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Kerens: QB Nate Betts, WR/DB Brett Anderson, L Brian Brumbelow, WR/K Jovani Coronado, Cayuga: QB/LB John Vickery, RB/DB Keshawn Jackson, RB/LB John Venable, WR/DB Payton Wallace

 UPDATE: The Bobcats are coming off a 50-20 loss to Hubbard ... this will be the first district game for both teams .... Cayuga was idle last week ... Cayuga has scored 202 points this season, averaging 50.2 points per game ... Cayuga has a balanced offense, but wants to control the clock with Vanable (6-1, 220) ... he not only has the size, but speed ...  when Cayuga wants to pass the Wildcats can go up top to their 6-7 WR, Chris Wilson ... Kerens will be led by dual threat QB Nate Betts .... Betts has scored 84 of the Bobcats’ 144 points, and has 981yards of total offense ... Betts will rely on WR Brett Anderson when the Bobcats need a first down, and to stretch the field to help the running game ... WR Jovani Coronado has also emerged as of late and hauled in a 37-yard TD pass from Betts against Hubbard.

 — Joey Snowden

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