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October 16, 2013

GC Football: Previews for this week's football games

Corsicana — Tolar

 at Mildred

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Asby Field

RECORDS
: Tolar is 4-2, 2-1 in District 6-2A DII. Mildred is 5-1, 3-0.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Tolar: RB Cory Solomon, QB Corbin Wood, L Kaleb Crawford, LB Hunter Ryan. Mildred: QB/S Will Burnham, WR/LB Mikey Muncy, WR/CB Billy Humphries, L Stewart Cunningham.

 UPDATE: Mildred won last year’s meeting, 56-18, in a game of the district’s top two heavyweights ... Mildred beat Millsap, 70-14, last week, while Tolar lost to Scurry-Rosser, 41-14 ... Solomon (95-651, 6 TDs) ran for 164 yards and a TD in last year’s meeting ... Ryan leads the Rattlers with 45 tackles ... Wood (32-77-2-661, 6 TDs) splits time with Dakota Endsley (18-42-2-211, TD) ... Tolar had the top scoring defense in the district until last week ... Burnham has thrown for 812 yards and 10 TDs (1 INT) ... Muncy has 28 tckles this year and 214 total yards ... the Eagles rank first in both scoring offense (49.5 ppg.) and defense (14.5) in 6-2A DII ... senior K Devin O’Sullivan continues his climb up the state record books, and is now six behind Southlake Carrol’s Cade Foster (263-257).

— Raymond Linex II

Rice

at Millsap

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Bulldog Stadium

RECORDS
:Rice is 2-4, 1-2 in District 6-2A DII. Millsap is 2-4, 1-2.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Rice:  OL/DL Justin Smith, TE/DL Noah McBryde, QB/DB Austin Peppers, RB/DB Angel Oropeza.  Millsap:  RB/DB Morgen DePriest, RB/LB Jordan Richardson, TE/LB Timothy Newberry, OL/DL Tre’ Newby.

UPDATE: Both teams are battling to stay in the playoff chase in this important district matchup … last season, keyed by an interception return by Justin Smith and 111 yards rushing by Chris Atchley, Rice beat Millsap, 42-9 … Rice is coming off a 34-22 win over Rio Vista, while Millsap lost at Mildred … QB Austin Peppers had 86 yards and a touchdown on the ground for Rice … Atchley has rushed for 597 yards this season … Sim Nezar had nine tackles against Rio Vista … earlier this season, Millsap broke a 17-game losing streak, dating back to 2011 … last week at Mildred, Millsap was led on offense by Jordan Richardson, who had 77 yards on only 5 carries, and Morgen DePriest, who rushed for 66 yards and a score … just like Rice, Millsap’s only district win was over Rio Vista.

— Jim Pitts

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