Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


August 28, 2013

GC Football Preview: Kerens, Frost have big openers on the road, Wortham starts early

Corsicana — Mildred at


7:30 p.m. Friday

At Ron Heflin Field

RECORDS: Class 2A DII Mildred was 13-2 state runner-up in 2012. Class 2A DII Como-Pickton was 1-9.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Mildred: RB/S Draylon Sterling, WR/LB Mikey Muncy, L Nic Stone, K/WR/LB Devin O’Sullivan. Como-Pickton: TE/DE Emilio Ramirez, WR/DB Fernando Alonso, L Deion McGill, DB Blake Neal.

UPDATE: Mildred won last year’s meeting, the first ever between the two schools, 51-7 … despite winning by 44, Mildred lost the turnover battle in the game and allowed 332 yards rushing … Sterling ran for 1,948 yards, had a combined 41 TDs and recorded 128 tackles in an all-state season last year … 6-3 sophomore Will Burnham makes his debut as varsity QB after playing in all 15 games as a CB and WR last year … C Jasper Marshall is a three-year starter on the OL … O’Sullivan needs 43 extra points to own the state’s all-time record, regardless of classification … Como-Pickton plays in a district with Cooper and Clarksville, two schools Mildred beat on the way to Cowboys Stadium last year … Ramirez had 95 tackles a year ago … Alonso led C-P with 3 INTs, returning one for a TD.

— Raymond Linex II


Dawson at

Cross Roads

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Rock Tower Stadium

RECORDS: Class 1A Dawson was 0-10 in 2012. Class 1A Cross Roads was 2-8.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Dawson: RB/SS Dalton Long, QB/FS Lane Dotson, RB/CB Ian Norwood, WR/CB Jared Gray. Cross Roads: OL/DL Seth McGlaun, LB Justin Vaughan, QB Aaron Arden, LB Chase Lopez.

UPDATE: The Bulldogs will be in a spread system this year under new head coach, Larry Prince ... Dawson has not won more than one game since 2010 ... the Bulldogs have depth at the RB and QB positions with two quality players at both positions ... the Bulldogs also added a new set of hands at the WR position in Jared Gray ... Dawson took a blow to its offensive line after losing four key starters and now has a line made up mostly of freshmen ... the Bulldogs lost to the Bobcats, 36-34 in 2012 ... Cross Roads also has a new coach in Jim Bradford, who came over from Shelbyville ... Bradford is trying to help the Bobcats reboot a program that has not won more than three games in a season since the 2003, when it went 6–5 ... Lopez was a force last year with 79 tackles, two fumble recoveries, two sacks and a forced fumble.

—  Luke Dotson

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