Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


November 14, 2012

Golden Circle Football: Bi-district preview

Region III-1A DII Bi-district

Wortham vs. Overton

7:30 p.m. Thursday

At Palestine’s Wildcat Stadium  

RECORDS: District 9-1A DII third-place team Wortham is 4-6. District 10-1A runner-up Overton is 6-4.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Wortham: QB Brandon Campbell, WR/CB Brysen Rhodes, OL/DL Skylar Jordan, LB Shane Sykora, RB/FS Tyvon Freeman. Overton: QB/DB  K.J. Luster, OL/LB Greg Moore, OL/DL Clay Martin, RB/LB Jamal Kelley.

UPDATE: Wortham clinched a playoff berth with a 49-12 victory over Dawson last Friday for the Bulldogs’ first postseason trip since 2004 ... Wortham’s last playoff wins came in 2000 when the Bulldogs beat Mildred (30-0) and Mount Enterprise (20-19) before losing to Beckville (48-14) ... the Bulldogs lost three straight bi-district games from 2002-04 ... Campbell took over the starting QB spot in the seventh game of the season and has passed for 958 yards and six TDs ... Rhodes, also a standout basketball player, leads the Bulldogs with 26 receptions for 516 yards and two TDs ... NT Cameron Lewis leads Wortham with 1.5 sacks ... the Hutson brothers, Blake and Steven, have combined for five fumble recoveries ... Kyle Goerner and Rhodes are tied for the team lead with three INTs each ... Overton was outscored 224-290 for the season but went undefeated at home ... tied for the district title and earned No. 2 seed based on points ... Kelley has over 100 tackles ... Luster has completed 75 of 145 passes for 1,253 yards, 11 TDs and seven INTs ... Overton beat Union Hill last week 48-14, gaining over 500 yards in offense and holding Union Hill to less than 100 ... head coach Josh Barton is in his first season ... it’s Overton’s first playoff appearance/winning record since 2005 and only its second appearance since 1995.

— Todd Wills/Jim Pitt

Region II-2A DI Bi-district

Blooming Grove vs. Jacksboro

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Burleson ISD Elk Stadium

RECORDS: District 6-2A DII third-place team Blooming Grove is 7-3. District 5-2A DII runner-up Jacksboro is 8-2.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Blooming Grove:   QB/DB Jayd Kirby, RB/DB Daniel Camarillo, OL/LB Anthony Black, OL/DL Jose Camarillo.  Jacksboro:  QB/LB Kirk Weldon, OL/DL Jeffrey Colley, RB/LB Logan Dixon, WR/DB Nathan Zapata.

UPDATE: The Blooming Grove Lions enter the playoffs for the first time since 2007, while the Jacksboro Tigers last made the playoffs in 2009 … At 7-3, Blooming Grove had its first winning record since 1997, and the most wins since 1991 … The Lion offense will be led by senior signal caller Jayd Kirby, who has thrown for more than 1100 yards, also leads the team in rushing with 1577 yards … Tyler Morris had 175 yards and three touchdowns on only 11 carries in the playoff-clinching win last week over Millsap … Kirby and Daniel Camarillo lead the Lion defense with two interceptions each … Blooming Grove may have an edge in the return game, as Travis Whiteside and Tyler Ellis have each returned a kickoff for a touchdown this season … The Tigers, after being picked last in the preseason, were a surprise runner-up in District 5-2A DII … Weldon has thrown for over 1500 yards while completing 60% of his passes for the Tigers … DL Garrett Johnson and LB Colton Owen, who have combined for over 150 tackles and 10 sacks this season for Jacksboro, look to slow down a Lion offense that averages over 430 yards and 38 points per game.

— Jim Pitts

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