Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


November 2, 2012

Football: Todd’s Weekend Planner

TYLER — College Football Games to Watch

Game 1: No. 16 Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2 in SEC) at No. 15 Mississippi State (7-1, 3-1, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Todd’s take: The Aggies have a big chance to make a statement in the SEC with a victory on the road Saturday in Starkville. This should be a tougher test than A&M’s game at Ole Miss (tight win) and Auburn (blowout win) but the Bulldogs remain the biggest unknown in the conference. Mississippi State jumped out to a 7-0 start against a weak schedule. Then the Bulldogs ran into the NFL’s 33rd team, top-ranked Alabama, and got destroyed 38-7. The Aggies looked great in a 63-21 pounding of Auburn. A&M does have to turn around one bad trend — the Aggies haven’t forced a turnover in three weeks while in the three games before hapless Auburn they turned it over 13 times. The Bulldogs have seven turnovers in eight games. You can’t lose the turnover battle on the road and win.    

Game 2: Pittsburgh (4-4) at No. 3 Notre Dame (8-0), 2:30 p.m. (Ch. 5)

Todd’s take: Look who’s back in the national title hunt — the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. If you read this column last week or studied “Pick the Winners” on Thursday your’s truly called the Irish’s stunning upset of Oklahoma. Stunning in how Notre Dame physically dominated a very confident OU team. Definitely one of the season’s most exciting games and also one that lived up to the pre-game billing. It’s also always fun to see Big Game Bob — Bob Stoops — whining up a storm on the OU sideline. Here’s what we found out about the Golden Domers — QB Everett Golson can wing it, LB Manti Te’O is the best player in college football and should be the Heisman Trophy favorite (sorry Collin Klein) and Brian Kelly can flat out coach. Pitt is awful. Really I can’t believe the Panthers have won four games. The Irish have a clear path to 11-0 with a weak schedule the rest of the way before their final game against Southern Cal.

Text Only
  • GC Track & Field: Area meet Roundup

    Corsicana's Gilfillan wins 4A area pole vault title; Frost girls win 1A area team title, Frost boys finish second

    April 17, 2014

  • GC Baseball: Mildred falls to Riesel, 9-0, on the road

    Mildred managed a hit and struck out 12 times in a 9-0 loss on the road that could have given the Eagles some cushion in the 23-2A standings. They are now 5-6 with a game at league-leading Teague Tuesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-18-14Roman.jpg CHS Soccer: Tigers boys and girls top off season with strong showing on All-District teams

    That tough and gutsy style of play sent both the boys and girls teams into the playoffs and on Thursday the Tigers were rewarded again for their fine seasons as two boys won special honors,four boys were named to the All-District first team and two girls earned first-team honors.
    Michael Roman, who did a little of everything — and did it well — was named the District 28-4A Utility Player of the Year, and sophomore defender Jesus Barreto was named the district's Newcomer of the Year.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16-14Amessigns.jpg GC Basketball; Kerens' Ames signs with Cloud (Kan.) Community College

    There's nothing quite like signing day, and Taylor Ames was all smiles and beaming about her future Wednesday when she signed a letter-of-intent, accepting a basketball scholarship to Cloud County Community College in Kansas in front of family, friends and coaches at Kerens, where Ames leaves a legacy like no other.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16-14NVSBMoerbe slides.jpg Navarro Softball: Bulldogs get ranked, split with Paris

    Minutes after Navarro split a doubleheader with Paris on Wednesday, Navarro softball Coach Jessica Karenke was told her Bulldogs had just been nationally ranked and are now No. 16 in the NJCAA national softball poll.
    She had no idea.
    And she didn't care.
    Karenke is worried about what happens on the diamond, and she had some concerns after Navarro made four errors in the second game that opened the door for Paris to pull off a 7-2 win after the Bulldogs and Ciara Luna controlled the first game with a 4-1 win.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • CallieDevinFCA.jpg GC: Mildred's O'Sullivan and Bland chosen to play in FCA All-Star games

    Mildred’s Devin O’Sullivan and Callie Bland have been selected to play in the FCA’s All-Star games on June 1.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-115-14CHSBBMinniear.jpg CHS Baseball: Lindale haunts Tigers again with critical 4-0 win

    Lindale has been poison to Corsicana all year.
    The Eagles won a bizarre game in Lindale to keep the Tigers out of the football playoffs and ruined the boys basketball season with two gut-wrenching wins in the final week of the season.
    They did it again Tuesday, beating the Tigers 4-0 at Price Field to take over second place in the District 16-4A race.
    Lindale (6-2) had one big inning to hand Corsicana (5-3) its second loss in a row.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • I4-15-14Kellysigns.jpg GC Volleyball: Kerens' Kelly signs with Paris Junior College

    She prayed about it. She lost sleep about it. And she prayed about it some more.
    That's just a glimpse of what Marqueshia Kelly went through before deciding to turn down a half dozen basketball scholarships and accept a scholarship to play volleyball at Paris Junior College.
    The journey might have been a little sleepless, but in the end it wasn't that tough for Kelly, who is a multi-sport star at Kerens.
    “I followed my heart,'' she said on Tuesday just moments after signing a letter-of-intent to play volleyball at Paris in front of family, coaches and friends.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • CHS Tennis: Tigers play well in powerhouse region

    Corsicana's tennis team finished its season with a  strong showing in the Class 4A Regional Tournament at UT-Arlington before falling to some powerhouse players from Dallas.

    April 15, 2014

  • GC Baseball/Softball: Roundup -- Blooming Grove edges Mildred 1-0 (Adds Dawson-Hubbard baseball)

    Blooming Grove kept its baseball playoff hopes alive, winning a pitcher’s duel, 1-0, in Mildred Tuesday night. Dalton Blake struck out 11 and scattered five hits in a well-pitched game that took an hour and a half to complete.

    April 15, 2014