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November 7, 2012

Golden Circle Football: Week 10 Preview

Corsicana — Dawson at Wortham

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Bulldog Stadium

RECORDS: Class 1A Dawson is 0-9, 0-3 in District 9-1A DII. Wortham is 3-6, 1-2.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Dawson: OL/LB Jake Strother, WR/DB Marvin Manning, OL/DE Mark Martinez, RB/DB Alex Ruiz. Wortham: RB Tyvon Freeman, RB/P Shane Sykora, NT Cameron Lewis, RB/DB Kyle Goener.

UPDATE: Dawson travels to Wortham to finish the regular season in a showdown between two struggling Bulldog teams … Dawson lost its Battle of Highway 31 contest against Hubbard, 70-0, a week ago while Wortham had a bye … it’s been an uphill battle for both squads this year, as they have posted the two lowest totals in the Golden Circle in both total offense and points scored … Wortham holds the edge in each of those categories, however … Dawson has scored 68 fewer points in 2012 than this week’s foe … Friday night’s matchup holds playoff implications, with the final postseason position still up for grabs in 9-1A DII, and Wortham looking like the favorite to claim it … in 2011 Wortham downed Dawson, 49-6, behind an 82-yard rushing performance by RB Freeman … it was the lone win of the season for the Bulldogs in blue and white … Wortham racked up 265 yards on the ground, and scored 35 points in the first half to claim that victory … Dawson was held to just 78 yards of offense in the loss … RB Dalton Long scored the lone touchdown for the black and gold Bulldogs in that meeting.

— James Ratliff

Scurry-Rosser at Mildred

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Asby Field

RECORDS: Class 2A Scurry-Rosser is 5-4, 4-2 in District 6-2A DII. Mildred is 8-1, 6-0.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Scurry-Rosser: QB Mason Alexander, WR/DB Jalen Blanton, L Brandon Morris, WR/LB Thomas Tilford. Mildred: C Jasper Marshall, RB/LB Nathan Childress, WR/DB Graham Coker, L Keanu Fathal.

UPDATE:  Mildred scored at least 70 points for the third time in four games in a 72-0 win over Oak Cliff Life last week … Scurry-Rosser also scored 70 last week, beating Millsap, 75-7 … the Wildcats won three games last year, one in district, but would clinch a playoff spot with an upset win over Mildred (or a Blooming Grove loss to winless Millsap) … Scurry-Rosser boasts a solid passing game with Alexander, Blanton and Tilford … Alexander threw for 289 yards and two TDs against Blooming Grove three weeks ago, with Blanton and Tilford both topping 100 yards receiving … the Wildcats average 31.2 points per game, and allow 27.6 … Childress is third on the team with two fumble recoveries for Mildred … Eagles RB/DB and primary returner Draylon Sterling is three TDs away from 30 for the season … the Eagles have run for 253 yards or more in all but one game (107 in a 70-22 loss to Centerville) and have only passed for more yards in a game twice (Centerville, and 336-329 in a 62-0 win over Blooming Grove).

— Raymond Linex II

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    The wait is over.
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    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • GC Basebal Roundup: Corsicana blasts Jacksonville; BG wins huge district game

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  • Area schedule for the week

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