Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


September 28, 2013

GC Football: Mildred denies Blooming Grove upset bid, 40-19

MIldred — After Blooming Grove recovered an onside kick and used a long, sustained drive to take a second-half lead over Mildred, it looked like it was over. Mildred’s streak, its dominance over its cross county rival was on the ropes.

Faced with their backs against the wall, the Eagles answered. In a big way.

Mildred scored the final four touchdowns in a 40-19 win over Blooming Grove in a game that looked an epic battle for the ages for most of three quarters. But when the dust settled, and the mosquitoes finally eased up at Asby Field, the Eagles claimed a ninth straight victory in the series, which they now lead 22-21 all-time.

Mildred moved to 3-1, 1-0 in District 6-2A DII. The Lions fell to 2-2, 0-1.

The game was downright ugly for the first 12 minutes. They traded turnovers, missed a field and punted a combined five times in the first quarter. Mildred finally scored early in the second when Draylon Sterling scored on an 8-yard sweep to end a 10-play, 72-yard drive that featured a bad snap and 14-yard loss and 6-yard completion on fourth-and-4 from Will Burnham to Mikey Muncy.

Sterling, eventually, would find the end zone a second, third, fourth and fifth time, but not before a lot of great football in between.

Blooming Grove needed only one play to answer, as Tyler Morris went 68 yards to make it 7-7, and Sterling took a screen 35 yards to paydirt with 8:30 left in the half, and it was 13-7 at the break despite 16 yards rushing on 15 carries for the Eagles. Blooming Grove, meanwhile, had 129 rushing yards at the half.

Then the intensity spiked some more.

Blooming Grove took the opening second half kick and started chewing up yardage with Morris and Travis Whiteside, who covered the final 18 yards to make it 13-13 less than two minutes into the second half.

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