Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


October 9, 2013

GC Football: Previews for this week's football games


Corsicana —


Rio Vista

at Rice

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Bulldog Stadium

Rio Vista is 1-4, 0-2 in District 6-2A DII. Rice is 1-4, 0-2.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Rio Vista: QB/DB Dylan Nelson, L Collin Odell, WR/DB Gareth Crisp, RB/DB Jordan Ward.  Rice: WR/DB Daniel Arteaga, RB/LB Jesus Garcia, WR/DB Simuel Nezar, L Justin Smith.

 UPDATE: It’s the fourth meeting between the two schools, with Rio Vista winning the first two before Rice won a wild one last year, 38-35, behind Chris Atchley’s 159 yards rushing and three touchdowns …  both teams are looking for their first district win … Rice LB Alex Stough led the Bulldog defense with 13 tackles in last week’s loss to Blooming Grove … Simuel Nezar is third on the Bulldog defense in tackles … Atchley rushed for over 200 yards and two touchdowns last week … Raven Huffman had two catches for 38 yards last week … Rio Vista, after beating Itasca to open the season, has lost four straight in a row … Nelson led the Eagle offense in rushing last week against Mildred … Gareth Crisp has scored the only points in district play for the Eagles, a 9-yard touchdown last week versus Mildred.

— Jim Pitts



 at Wortham

7:30 p.m. Friday

         At Bulldog Stadium

Class 1A Meridian is 2-4 and 0-0 in District 9-1A DII. Wortham is 3-3 and 0-0.

 PLAYERS TO WATCH:  Wortham: QB Witty Busby, RB/DB Kenneth Freeman, WR/DL Daniel Trantham, L Angus Worchester. Meridian: QB Nick Prestwood, RB/LB Chad Crawford, RB/LB Adrian Rapoz, C Nick Doughty.

UPDATE: It’s the district opener and a key game for Wortham ... The Bulldogs are trying to bounce back from a 46-12 loss to Axtel last week while Meridian is coming off a cliffhanging 19-16 win over Valley Mills ... Last year’s game between Wortham and Meridian was a classic ... Wortham came back twice in the final six minutes to win 15-8 ....Busby scored with 5:57 to lead the comeback .. Busby is leading the Bulldogs this season .. he is the second leading rusher in the Golden Circle behind Corsicana’s Tray Owens, and has run for 663 yards with a 7.2 average and 6 TDs .. Busby has also thrown for 334 yards and four ouchdowns, but he has been intercepted five times ...Busby rushed for 128 yards and a TD in last week’s loss, and also threw a TD pass.

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